Matthew 12:31-32 (New International Version)
31And so I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. 32Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.


There are two reasons why a person who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit cannot be forgiven, viz, 1.The Holy Spirit is the person of the Godhead who convicts an unbeliever of sin (thereby causing him or her to repent)...

John 16:8 (English Standard Version)
8(A) And when he comes, he will(B) convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment:
Therefore, if an unbeliever cannot be convicted of sin, he or she can never repent


2. Because the Lord says so. Jesus is the Second Person of the Godhead and if God says you cannot be forgiven, then you cannot be forgiven.


Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is not the only SIN that cannot be forgiven....

1 John 5:16-17


16 If anyone sees his brother commit a sin that does not lead to death, he should pray and God will give him life. I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death. I am not saying that he should pray about that. 17 All wrongdoing is sin, and there is sin that does not lead to death.



Sin is missing God’s mark and sin is synonymous with spiritual death i.e. separation from God. Verse 16 above says that there is a sin that leads to death and here it is implied that the Apostle John refers to (the) sin which leads to eternal death. He goes on to say that we should not pray for (such a person). The Scriptures do not specify what sin is being referred to. And if you examine the text carefully the Apostle John was referring to a Christian Brother (or Sister) who commits such a sin. The admonition here is for Born Again Christians to depart from Sin in the first place, for in so doing we will not commit that sin which leads to death.


Last but not least, a Christian who has tasted the Fruits of Salvation and who chooses to renounce his or her faith, cannot come back to repentance again (as he or she will be crucifying Christ twice)...

Heb 6:4-6

4 It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, 5 who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age, 6 if they fall away, to be brought back to repentance, because to their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace.

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