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Q:

I know I'm going to hell when I die because I've blasphemed the Holy Spirit. My aunt says God will forgive me but I don't believe it. But I promised her I'd write you to see what you'd say. I don't want to go to hell but I know I will.


A:

Do you honestly think God wants you to spend eternity apart from Him in the place the Bible calls hell? No, He doesn’t. Instead, He wants you to be with Him in heaven because He loves you. The Bible says, “He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9).

Those words were written by the Apostle Peter—and if anyone was guilty of denying Christ, it was Peter. Do you remember? Jesus had warned Peter that he would deny Him, but Peter strongly disagreed. Then Jesus was arrested, and when someone asked Peter if he also was a follower of Jesus, “He began to call down curses on himself, and he swore to them, ‘I don’t know this man'” (Mark 14:71). But Peter repented, and God forgave him—completely and totally. And He will forgive you.

Yes, Jesus said only one sin couldn’t be forgiven, and that was “blasphemy against the Spirit” (Matthew 12:31). But what does it mean to blaspheme the Spirit? I have studied Jesus’ words very carefully, and it simply means this: To deny the Holy Spirit’s witness to Jesus.

In other words, the only sin God can’t forgive is the sin of rejecting Christ. But why reject Him any longer? God’s promise is for you: “Whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:18). Commit your life to Him today.

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285 Comments

  1. Susanna says:

    Thank you so much for this. I was honestly really worried because I remember a while back I had said a cuss word referring to God’s name. But a few days ago I truly became a Christian, and have been reading my Bible ever since. I wanted to see what the unforgivable sin was to see if I had committed it. I’m glad I didn’t, although it will probably take a while to redeem myself.

  2. Ryan says:

    Look bro, I’m finna tell you this. If anyone rejected Jesus/blasphemed the spirit, it was me. Yet he took me back! The Holy Spirit cannot be blasphemed in the way he could have been back when Jesus was here. Just repent n accept Jesus!

  3. kelly says:

    I believe in Christ all my life and I like having eternal life.

  4. Ethan says:

    I was so worried that I accidentally blasphemed against the Holy Spirit but this really helped and what blasphemy of the Holy Spirit actually meant and I have never done that and never will.

  5. Jerry Turner says:

    I have been a Christian for many years and as Paul said I die daily. My problem is my temper and sarcasm of others interferes with my spiritual health everyday. Especially when it comes to sporting events, I am forever degrading and saying mean things about these athletes and others that don’t perform up to my expectations. As soon as I do it I know it’s wrong and later will ask for forgiveness, but I tire of doing this almost daily but have a huge problem being a repeat sinner and wonder if sometimes God doesn’t get tired of hearing it too. Please pray for me and any advice would be welcome on how to break this cycle of defamation.