Sin Against the Holy Spirit

Sin Against the Holy Spirit

 All sin is serious,and to some degree challenges and attacks the character and authority of God. But six sins are specifically identified as sins against the Holy Spirit. Since the Holy Spirit is a person. He may be sinned against. Since He is also God, it is an extremely serious matter to be guilty of sinning against Him. These six sins are blaspheming,lying or tempting,resisting or striving with,vexing or grieving, and quenching the Holy Spirit. Because the severity with which Jesus describes blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, some people unnecessarily fear that they may have committed to unpardonable sin. One of the characteristics of such sin is that the Holy Spirit ceases to convict of sin in one's life- so the fact that someone may be concerned about a particular sin indicates he is not beyond grace. He should immediately repent of that sin to restore fellowship with God. The keys to not sinning against the Holy Spirit are to : (1) be led by the Spirit (2) be filed with the Spirit and (3) be illuminated by the Spirit.

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Casi 7 years ago

I know we can grieve the Spirit. He knows we are not perfect here. I however, believe the unpardonable sin could only occur when someone back in Jesus' time said to His face that His healings and miracles were of the Devil, when in fact they were the Holy Spirit's doing. Jesus also says in the New Testament that no sin is too great that He cannot reach. No person who loves the Lord would purposefully be against the Holy Ghost. If we are for Him we are for the Father who sent Him, which means we are for the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost is my very best friend and I can't imagine ever sinning against Him on purpose. We do a lot of things by mistake.In our human nature that is forgiven us: FATHER FORGIVE THEM, THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO: It says the Holy Ghost goes before the Father with deep groaning on our part. Once someone has Salvation in Jesus Christ, there is a promise that it can't ever be taken away from them or that passage that states what Paul wrote: I am convinced that nothing can separate us from the love of God through Christ the Lord: a lie. No we cannot blasphemy the Holy Ghost. If we belong to Christ it is virtually impossible, so make sure you don't bring terror to a heart that might not know the scriptures well enough yet.


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christ4ever 5 years ago from a life in sin saved by the Lord's grace - we are blessed with the ministry in Florida & Georgia

Hi "Ace",

I enjoyed your article above. It is very concise and to the point. AMEN!

I've linked to you in my article below:

http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/Christ-4-U

Enjoy and God bless!

Rev. Ted


tobis4christ 5 years ago

Infact this article is excellent,i want to also say that what most so called pastors do today,claiming that they have received a message from the Holy spirit and some doing false miracles and signs is actually a sin against the Holy spirit. There are many more.


joseph ekpuda 4 years ago

is funication the sin of holyspirit?i m worried.


Ebuka Steve 4 years ago

Heb 3:7-11. As d Holy spirit says' If 2day u hear God's voice' do not b stubborn,.........I was angry wt them and made a solemn promise:'They will neva enter the land where i wound have given them rest'. Stubborn and d heart unbelieving might b included 4 it wil make one to turn away from living God.


Okoedion kesity 4 years ago

Remember any word that procceid out of the mout of God must be accomplish, and if we sin willfully after we have received the knoledge of the truth there remenet no sacrifice for sin hebrew 10-26.


hiit 4 years ago

That's what I call a "great hub". Thank you so much.

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Rwang Pam Derek 4 years ago

If we deliberately continue sinning after we have received a full knowledge of truth.All that is left is to wait in fear for the coming judgement.

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