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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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232 Comments

  1. Dan says:

    Thank you for this biblical definition. I found it very helpful! Praise and thank God for Jesus! And I thank Him for His work in and thru Mr. Graham. God bless you all.
    In Christ,
    Dan

  2. Judy Buchanan says:

    I’m really glad you wrote this. It helped me a lot.

  3. Bettyjo Philbeck says:

    If you were doubting being saved are you saved

  4. Deloies kilgore says:

    Praise God For This Message And Understanding Of His Word. Amen Thanks Jesus

  5. mary blankenship says:

    Thank you so much…I finally understand and know now I am saved and will be with God some day. My earthly father had said something to mme to make me doubt at one time, but praise the Lord I do understand now.

  6. Margo W Powell says:

    Wow thank you for feeding me

  7. Al Hoffman says:

    Good info seen on this addresssing of blasphemy of the Spirit.

  8. Lisa says:

    God said his people perish due to the lack of knowledge. We have to read and study the Bible daily. There is no excuse for not doing so. We are slowly dying every day we don’t feed ourselves the word of God. We have to educate ourselves in who we are in Christ and who Christ is and who God is. If we don’t how can we call ourselves Christians. We must be filled not only with the Holy Spirit but with the word of God. That is how we will be Able to witness and keep ourselves safe and filled with wisdom.

    1. Deloies kilgore says:

      A M E N

    2. mike jerome says:

      Smart words Lisa