by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Repeatedly I receive frantic inquiries from people fearful that they committed an unforgivable sin. It never seems to register that nowhere in the Bible are sins called “unforgivable.” If a sin was unforgivable, then it means God refuses to offer forgiveness for certain sins. But that contradicts the nature of God.…

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Question: My girlfriend some time ago after reading a Benny Hinn book about the Holy Spirit, whom she heavily disagree with, found herself unable to resist thinking against the Holy Spirit. I’m not sure what she thought, but she assures me that it was terrible. Since then she has had other thoughts while praying and…

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Question: What were Hymenaeus and Alexander’s sin? Answer: “This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare, having faith and a good conscience, which some having rejected, concerning the faith have suffered shipwreck, of whom are Hymenaeus and Alexander,…

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Question: After days of researching everywhere to know if I am truly safe because I thought I had committed the unforgivable sin, which is the sin of having blasphemed against the Holy Spirit, I found out that I did not because to truly commit that sin, you must have your heart hardened so much that…

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Question: I was reading another answer that you gave to someone else concerning unforgivable sin and blasphemy.  You wrote: “God defined blasphemy in Numbers 15:30-31. “But the person who does anything defiantly, whether he is native or an alien, that one is blaspheming the LORD; and that person shall be cut off from among his…

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Question: Many years ago I heard a sermon at church. Later that day, while I was with my family, I said: “If God is God and Jesus is God’s son, then what relation is the Holy Spirit?” I said it as a joke. After I said it I thought that maybe I had said the…

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Question: Thank you for that comprehensive answer regarding blasphemy.  That makes a lot of sense.  I see what you mean about seeing a miracle and still rejecting God.  Does that mean no one could commit blasphemy against the Holy Spirit today unless they had a near-death experience or something like that?  So just saying or…

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Question: You said that sin is sin in the eyes of God, but Mark 3:22-30 says there is an unforgivable sin. Isn’t that a sin worse than forgivable sins? Answer: “Assuredly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they may utter; but he who blasphemes against the…

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Question: In Mark 3 it talks about the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit and we do not understand what that means. Maybe you can explain that so we can understand. Answer: The passage you are referring to says: “Assuredly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies…

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