This sin has been talked about a lot. My desire here is to show you what GOD has shown me about this sin. I watched a video not long ago about this sin and for the most part, I agree with her. I think only some minor things I do not agree with which I will not get into at the moment as I want to focus on this sin and what GOD has shown me and I would rather not get into things that are more then likely my opinion on things, basically things I am not sure if I am right or wrong on, I would rather stay away from things I am not sure about.
Anyway, lets get into what I was shown. First, there are 3 or 4 requirements to actually committing the sin and not be forgiven. These are in no specific order, however, I know all would have to be met in order for someone to commit this sin. We will start with the one mentioned in Hebrews 6 verse 6:
Hebrews 6:6 King James Version (KJV)
If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.
The last part “put him to an open shame”, the word open is important here. Meaning this sin is done openly in front of 2 or more witnesses.
The next one is also mention in Hebrews:
Hebrews 10:26 King James Version (KJV)
For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
wilfully sinning is the part we want to look at there. Basically doing this sin intentionally. So with this and the other one together we have someone doing this sin intentionally in front of 2 or more witnesses. Also, note that this verse in Hebrews is in fact just about the unforgivable sin, not all sin. Although yes we should not sin but not out of fear but out of love for Jesus and his Father and his Spirit. Also, I want to mention here that people have unintentionally put Jesus to an open shame and still have been forgiven. That is why both would need to be required. We still want to be careful and not put Jesus to an open shame with our actions especially if we want to lead others to Jesus to get them saved. Not that we can do this on our own. We need the help of the Holy Spirit and the grace he gives us.
Next is what I called the Esau requirement again mention in Hebrew and Genesis
Hebrews 12:16 King James Version (KJV)
16 Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.
If you remember from the book of Genesis Esau despised his birthright. How this relates to the unforgivable sin is the birthright, in this case, would be Salvation itself. So if you love your salvation or don’t want to lose it or give it up this would actually be a good thing and you would not meet this requirement.
The last requirement which can sometimes be one in the same requirement as the Esau requirement which is why I say 3 or 4. The last one is having a hard heart toward GOD. So if you have any love toward GOD you would not meet this requirement. Also if you are wanting a relationship with him and honestly seeking him you have not met this requirement.
Something else that was shown to me is why there is such a sin if GOD wants everyone to be saved.
2 Peter 3:9 King James Version (KJV)
9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
In that verse to me, it seems clear that GOD wants everyone to come to repentance and be saved. So it confused me as to why GOD would make a sin that could not be forgiven if he wants everyone to be saved. So I asked the question to him. Hard to explain the answer however basically the answer is in the question. As the question is why is there an unforgivable sin if he wants everyone to be saved. Anyway, that is the whole point he does want everyone to be saved so it grieves him when someone refuses to be saved when he made an easy and the only way to be saved which is through Jesus Christ. There is no other way to be saved. In other words, it is because of his love that such a sin exists. Think of it this way it is like someone showing love toward another person yet that person refusing to accept that love. Now I am not talking about stalkers, GOD is not a stalker and will let you go if you refuse to accept his love. He will not force his love on you. That does not mean he is any less upset and angry with you. A good book in the bible to see an example of this is in the book of Hosea.
He loved the world so much that he sent his son to die for us. You can see how upset GOD gets in the old testament when someone is wanting to go back to Egypt and murmurs against GOD. He is showing them such love and yet they want to go back to Egypt. Just think of how you would feel about that. He does not force his love on anyone but he does love everyone. I don’t see this as much different from the Unforgivable sin, in fact, I see what the Israelites did as the same as what is mentioned in the new testament. Now remember the requirements above as I know people get upset at GOD and that is not the unforgivable sin. People do an have gotten upset at GOD and still been able to repent and be forgiven.
Now in light of everything that I have said above we come to what the unforgivable sin is. Although maybe you have figured it out. There has been much debate about what the sin is. Keep in mind the requirements as well as the fact that GOD wants everyone to come to repentance because he is love.
You must also be aware that the awesome spirit of GOD bears witness to Jesus. So, in other words, he is bringing us to Jesus to be saved as Jesus is the only way to be saved. We can not save our selves. When Jesus did his work the works were done in the power of the Holy Spirit, also making the Holy Spirit one who was a witness to Jesus. John the Baptist was another witness mentioned by Jesus. There you go 2 witnesses and there were more than just those 2.
I am aware of the literal view of the unforgivable sin. The literal view is giving satan credit for something GOD did. Which is in the context of the verses that talk about the unforgivable sin however not the overall context of the whole bible and it leaves out that GOD is love. Also, this can be done by accident and not on purpose which you see accounts of in the bible. Even though I do not believe this is the sin I do still think it is best not to do this. I know at one time with this view it bothered me a lot because it seemed difficult if not impossible not to commit. Especially when trying to find if someone is of GOD or not or trying to find if someone is a false prophet or not. I got so scared at one time I just accepted everyone who was teaching about the Bible and refused to call anyone a false prophet. I still actually refuse to do this as I honestly do not know if someone is or not. However, I do not accept everything said by everyone that is trying to teach the word of GOD because not everyone can be correct as there are too many teachings that are in conflict with one another. I know that many of these have said GOD told me or GOD showed me. I guess even I do that. I accept that I could be wrong and so could they be wrong.
Another view is hard to explain however it is one that T. Austin Sparks teaches. I may have a bit of trouble wording this one as it is similar to what I have been shown. This view is when someone is so self-righteous that they think they have saved themselves and think will go to heaven based on what they have done. This view is very prideful and based on pride. I think T Austin Sparks actually says ” someone who says they do not need Jesus”. I personally need Jesus every second of every day, I think everyone does especially if you want to go to heaven. I want to repeat I need Jesus / Yeshua every day!! John Bunyan had a similar view of this sin. Although probably not the exact same considering his view on John 6:37.
Another view is someone who breaks the third commandment, I only know of a few people who teach this one and it is a new view for me as I only came across this less than a year ago. This view is the same as what Job’s wife told Job to do so you have to understand the 3rd commandment in that way. Here is what Job’s wife Told job to do.
King James Version Job 2:9
9 Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die.
I do not recommend doing that view as you are not showing much love toward GOD. Although I do not believe that is the sin. It may fit with a few of the requirements though so don’t do what Job’s wife told Job to do. Hmm in typing and going through and correcting things I may have known about this view before as I am reminded that after reading the book of Job a few times and even watching videos about Job that I got a bit scared to ever use them and I guess I am still scared to say it but it is the c word that means the opposite of blessing.
Another view is to allow someone to rule over you instead of Jesus. This is a bad thing, however, I do not think it is this sin. I have seen people forgiven for this.
There are other views at the moment as this is getting long I think I will say what I have been shown and is my view which is similar to what T. Austin Sparks and John Bunyan taught and that is to basically not get saved or to not accept salvation or to despise salvation. Also, the sin is to have a lot of Hate toward GOD and no love toward him at all. This fits with the fact that GOD is love. GOD wants to save every one and when someone refuses to get saved or has hate toward GOD specially after he has shown you many many times his loving intents toward you through works and signs and wonders ( signs and wonders like these are done through the power of the holy spirit) just like we see with Jesus and even in the old testament when the people Murmured against him. Also, keep in mind that the Holy Spirit leads people to Jesus and the signs and wonders are done in his power hence the reason the sin is called Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. I am very much aware that someone can feel unworthy of salvation and this is not the sin and is probably the opposite of this sin, to be honest.
Also, I should mention what blasphemy says in the strong’s “to vilify; especially, to speak impiously : (speak), defame, rail on, revile, speak evil of. “
Well, that right there would say the sin would have to be spoken openly and intentionally so in fact summarizes all the requirements in one word. How interesting is that?
My apologies for rambling on and on and even repeating my self. I may have to shorten this a bit, however, I wanted to make this as clear as possible.