11 ways of sinning against the Holy Spirit:
One of the most confused and misinterpreted subject matter int he Christendom is the subject matter of the Holy Spirit, and what Jesus actually meant when He said to sin against the Holy Spirit has no forgiveness. The question has always been, is there any sin too serious for God to forgive when we sincerely turn to Him with all our heart? What specifically are the sins against the Holy Spirit? Join me in this article as we explore together 11 possible ways of sinning against the Holy Spirit.
1. Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit:
Matthew 12:31-32: And so I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. 32 Anyone 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..
Mark, 3:29-30: but whoever blasphemes the Holy Spirit, never has forgiveness, but is a prisoner of eternal judgment. 3:30 Because they had said: He has an unclean spirit.
What is blaspheming against the Holy Spirit?
Jesus had finished expelling demons from a man and the Pharisees come, full of envy, and they say to him: “in the name (by the power) of the devil (Beelzebub) you have cast out the demons.” And this is the first way to blaspheme the Holy Spirit: attributing to the devil the glory that belongs to God. Attributing God’s power to the devil is a terrible and unforgivable sin (Mark, 3:30 Because they had said: He has an unclean spirit).
2. Challenge, tempt or lie to the Holy Spirit:
Acts, 5: 1-10: But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold an inheritance, and stole the price, also knowing his wife; and bringing only part, he placed it at the feet of the apostles. And Peter said: Ananias, why did Satan fill your heart so that you minded the Holy Spirit, and his footage was the price of the inheritance? Holding her, didn’t she stay with you? and sold, wasn’t it in your power? Why did you put this in your heart? You have not lied to men, but to God. When Ananias heard these words, he fell and expired. And great fear came upon all who heard it. And when the young men arose, they wrapped him and took him out, buried him. After a period of about three hours, it happened that his wife entered, not knowing what had happened. Then Peter said to him, Tell me, did you sell the inheritance? And she said: Yes, in as much. And Peter said to him, Why did you agree to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? Behold at the door the feet of those who have buried your husband, and they will take you out. Instantly she fell at his feet, and expired; and when the young men entered, they found her dead; and they took her out and buried her next to her husband.
Ananias and Sapphira were a couple within the church and they had pledged to sell an inheritance and give their full price to the church. But then they decided to subtract a part. Peter put them in evidence and both fell dead because they challenged (tempted) the Holy Spirit.
3. To grieve the Holy Spirit:
Ephesians, 4:30-31: And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Take away from you all bitterness, anger, anger, shouting and cursing, and all malice.
The Holy Spirit is grieved whenever He is belittled, abandoned, relegated, and disobeyed. The Holy Spirit is sad when the church rejects His guidance. T
4. Annoy the Holy Spirit:
Isaiah, 63:10 But they were rebellious, and made their holy Spirit angry; therefore they became an enemy, and he himself fought against them.
Can the Holy Spirit, instead of being the Comforter, the Friend, the Counselor, the Helper, and the Guide, fight against the church? Yes. The Holy Spirit can become our worst enemy, if we provoke Him, defy and disobey Him. The book of Revelation contains a good number of times the phrase “he who has ears hear what the Spirit says to the church.” The Holy Spirit speaks to us. Are we listening?
5. Turning the gifts of the Holy Spirit into money-making:
Acts, 8:17 Then they laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit. 8:18 When Simon saw that the Holy Spirit was given by the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he offered them money, 8:19 saying: Give me this power also, so that whomever I impose the hands receives the Spirit Holy. 8:20 Then Peter said to him: Your money perish with you because you have thought that the gift of God is obtained with money. 8:21 You have no part or luck in this matter because your heart is not right before God. 8:22 Repent, therefore, of this your wickedness, and pray to God, if perhaps the thought of your heart may be forgiven; 8:23 because in the gall of bitterness and in the prison of evil I see that you are. 8:24 Then Simon answered and said, Pray for me to the Lord, that none of this which you have said may come upon me.
Simon the magician offered silver to the apostles, saying “I want that power too.” In response, the apostle Peter was filled with anger, the same wrath of Jesus Christ when he whipped the merchants and money changers from the temple door. Peter’s response is magnificent: your money will perish with you because you have thought that the gift of God (which is actually a gift) can be bought with money as if it were a commodity.
6. Offend the Holy Spirit:
Hebrews, 10:29 How much greater punishment do you think the one who will trample on the Son of God will deserve, and that the blood of the covenant in which he was sanctified was unclean, and made the Spirit of grace affront? 10:30 Well, we know the one who said: Mine is revenge, I will give the payment, says the Lord. And again: The Lord will judge his people. 10:31 Horrible thing is to fall into the hands of the living God!
7. To despise the warnings of the Holy Spirit is to provoke him:
Nehemiah, 9:30 You endured them for many years and testified with your Spirit through your prophets, but they did not listen; Therefore you delivered them into the hands of the peoples of the earth.
8. Resist the Holy Spirit:
Acts, 7:51 Hard-nosed, and uncircumcised in heart and ears! You always resist the Holy Spirit; like your parents, so do you.
9. Harden the heart :
Zechariah, 7:12 and they set their hearts like diamonds so that they would not hear the law or the words that the Lord of hosts sent by his Spirit, through the first prophets; there came, therefore, great anger from Jehovah of armies.
10. Do not hear what the Holy Spirit says to the church:
Revelation, 2: 7 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches
Psalms, 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God;
11. Forgetting that the Holy Spirit is always by our side:
The Holy Spirit is our shadow at our right hand.
Psalms, 139: 7 Where will I go from your Spirit? And where will I run from your presence? 139: 8 If he goes up to heaven, there you are; And if in Seol [hell] I made my stand, behold, there you are.
Conclusion: Sinning against the Holy Spirit
I believe these 11 ways of sinning against the Holy Spirit have been of great help to you in understanding the Holy Spirit better? Aside from the 11 ways of sinning against the Holy Spirit listed in this article, do you think there are still some sins against Him not listed here? Please let us know, and we will gratefully update the list