Christians are often concerned about whether or not they have committed the unpardonable sin, or blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. They have been told by various pastors and teachers what this sin is, and that if they commit it, they will lose their salvation, and will be condemned by God to everlasting torment in hell.
There are numerous theories as to what the unpardonable sin is, ranging from adultery and suicide, all the way to saying or thinking something bad about Jesus, God, or the Holy Spirit.
Thankfully, the Scriptures on the unpardonable sin are helpful in determining what the unpardonable sin is, and showing us that few (if anyone) has actually committed it today.
Scriptures on the Unpardonable Sin
If you want to know what Scripture says about the unpardonable sin, some good Bible verses are listed below.
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For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame. For the earth which drinks in the rain that often comes upon it, and bears herbs useful for those by whom it is cultivated, receives blessing from God; but if it bears thorns and briars, it is rejected and near to being cursed, whose end is to be burned.
1 John 5:16-17
If anyone sees his brother sinning a sin which does not lead to death, he will ask, and He will give him life for those who commit sin not leading to death. There is sin leading to death. I do not say that he should pray about that. All unrighteousness is sin, and there is sin not leading to death.
Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men. Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come.
2 Peter 2:10-12
and especially those who walk according to the flesh in the lust of uncleanness and despise authority. They are presumptuous, self-willed. They are not afraid to speak evil of dignitaries, whereas angels, who are greater in power and might, do not bring a reviling accusation against them before the Lord. But these, like natural brute beasts made to be caught and destroyed, speak evil of the things they do not understand, and will utterly perish in their own corruption.
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 Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is subject to eternal condemnation.
Scriptural Books on the Unpardonable Sin
Here are some helpful books for learning more about what Scripture teaches on the topic of the unpardonable sin. Click on a book below to see pricing and reviews.