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What is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit? Can I be forgiven by God?
By a soul
(Feast of Our Lady of Czestochowa, 2017)
This past week, I was contacted by a blog follower who had recently returned to the Lord. He was an ex-satanist/occultist who had been helped by the three pages that I have on my blog, MaryRefugeOfHolyLove, for people who want to leave satanism, witchcraft, and the occult. Here are links to the blog pages:
Jesus Christ – I Will Forgive Satanists, I Give You My Mercy
How To Leave Satanism, Witchcraft And The Occult
Warning About New Age Spiritualism And Angel Worship
And when this blog follower contacted me, he asked me a really good question about blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, which he had also asked the Christian pastor who had helped him with deliverance/exorcism from the devil. And I agreed with his pastor’s answer, giving him a lengthy reply back by email. However, I want to write a more in depth writing for the blog, because I know that there might be other people who want to leave satanism, witchcraft, and the occult, too, who wonder if they can be forgiven by God. For example, they may have taken an oath to satan or made a pact to the devil mentioning blasphemy against the Holy Spirit as the one unpardonable sin by God; and so, they might think that they are a lost cause and are beyond hope doomed to hell.
Well, I am doing this writing to give all the people who want to leave satanism, witchcraft, and the occult, a great deal of hope in God. I am also doing this writing for the atheists who might think that they are a lost cause, too; as well as people who are generally confused on what is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. I want to give a lot of hope to people and to free a lot of people from satan’s grip. Because, yes, you, and I truly mean, you, whoever is reading this writing, have true hope in God. God will forgive you and I will explain why.
First of all, what is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit? It is mentioned twice in Sacred Scripture as the one unpardonable sin:
Gospel of Mark, Chapter 3, Verses 28-29
“Amen, I say to you, all sins and all blasphemies that people utter will be forgiven them. But whoever blasphemes against the holy Spirit will never have forgiveness, but is guilty of an everlasting sin.”
Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 12, Verses 31-32
“Therefore, I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven people, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. And whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven; but whoever speaks against the holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.”
Firstly, there are two ways to commit blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. The first way is to declare the Holy Spirit to be an evil spirit/satan/the devil. The second way is to die unrepentant in mortal sin—to die in unbelief in God. Let me fully explain both.
In both stories in the Gospel of Mark and Gospel of Matthew, Jesus has just freed a demoniac from an evil spirit. A demoniac is the fancy term for a person who is possessed by the devil. And the Pharisees—the high priests from the Jewish temple—upon witnessing this miracle declare that Jesus has freed the demoniac by the power of satan. So, in essence, they are declaring the Holy Spirit to be evil—to be satan. And Jesus remarks that every sin and every blasphemy against God and Our Lord, Jesus Christ, can be forgiven, except for the one eternal sin of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.
Now, I want to take a moment and explain fully why blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is the one eternal, unpardonable sin. This might be hard to understand by most people, but it will be helpful to those who want to know the reason why this unpardonable sin exists and who like to study theology. I will try to explain it as best I can as God revealed this to me.
When Our Lord, Jesus Christ, died on the Cross, while Sinless Himself, He bore all the consequences of sin—the wages and effects of all the sins of mankind against God (the Most Holy Trinity), Our Heavenly Father, and God the Son, upon Himself. This act of atonement took place in a particular moment in time—physical time—2000 years ago. This act of atonement also took place throughout all time—throughout all the generations to ever be born to mankind and outside of time—throughout all eternity. Jesus was able to complete this Great Sacrifice, in both time and eternity, because He Is both God and Man. And so, in effect, at the Cross, Jesus suffered both the physical consequence of every sin committed by every child of God in time—as in the particular time that person would walk the earth throughout the generations, and well as suffered the eternal consequence of their sins—their eternal damnation in hell.
Thus, Jesus presents Himself as the Perfect Sinless Offering before His Divine Father for all mankind. And through the Holy Mass, God the Son continually offers Himself, in time and eternity, to God the Father asking that every child of God be pardoned for their sins. This is what makes Redemptive Suffering possible—the ability to be able to offer one’s own suffering in union with Our Lord, Jesus Christ, to atone for sins of others, either on earth or in purgatory, and to gain graces for others, particularly for their salvation. And so, upon death, for those who accept His Divine Mercy, Jesus substitutes Himself to His Divine Father in place of every child of God who deserves hell for their sin, thereby, gaining their ultimate pardon—securing their eternal salvation and entry to Heaven.
This is why Jesus Is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Jesus Is the only Way to Our Heavenly Father and Is the only Way to Heaven.
Now, the reason that blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is the one unpardonable sin, is because Jesus, as both God the Son and as Man, only atoned for sins of mankind against God (the Most Holy Trinity), God the Father, and God the Son. There is no eternal atonement solely for the Third Person of the Most Holy Trinity, the Holy Spirit. Jesus Is God the Son; Jesus Is not the Holy Spirit. The only reason that Jesus as God the Son can atone for sins against Our Heavenly Father is because the act of atonement by God is relational. But, this relationship of forgiveness is only possible one-way between two parties and not three—between God the Father as the Forgiver and God the Son as the Forgivee. And because God Is Perfect, in His Divine Justice and in His Divine Love, blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is both an unpardonable and eternal sin.
(There is so much more that I would like to say, about Redemptive Suffering, Divine Justice, etc., beyond what I just tried to condense into a few paragraphs, but that would take me way off-topic. Perhaps another writing someday…).
And so, when people think of the first way of committing blasphemy against the Holy Spirit—declaring the Holy Spirit to be evil/satan/the devil, I know that concerns many people wanting to return to the Lord from satanism, witchcraft, and the occult. Certainly, such people have committed many blasphemies against God, both in word and deed. However, despite the many times that you may have rejected God, even to the point of taking an oath to satan or making a pact to the devil, you have not committed blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. I am speaking only the truth to you. You are not a lost cause, you are not doomed to hell, and yes, very truthfully, I am telling you that God will forgive you for all your sins against Him. You have not committed blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.
It is actually really hard—and I would even dare to say, it is really rare to commit this one unpardonable sin of God. It has to do with your intentions towards God and your exposure to His Truth. You have to have such a heightened awareness of God—like that of the bad angels who fell at the dawn of Creation—that you truly understand and know what you are rejecting—that you truly know God as He Is without any doubts and everything that He stands for. But, this level of heightened awareness of God is so hard to achieve by mankind on earth, because we are so blinded by Original Sin, that generally, a person cannot form this acute level of awareness of God in order to reject Him.
Usually, blasphemy against the Holy Spirit only happens at the moment of death—when the Holy Spirit visits a soul for their life review—the final correction of their conscience—and a person rejects God choosing eternal damnation. At that time, the person becomes acutely aware of God and His existence, that God created them out of His Love, and they find out exactly how they have sinned against God. The person is then given the last chance to ask for forgiveness and choose God. That is why it is so important to pray for people at the moment of death, as well as to receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. The more prayers said, the more graces that God can pour into the soul of the dying person so they will decide for God. For example, prayers can make the difference of being able to send deceased relatives to help the person to decide, or being able to send more warrior angels to hold back the forces of hell, etc.
But, other than the moment of death, it is really hard to otherwise commit this unpardonable sin—blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. Even people who practice satanism, witchcraft, and the occult, who believe in the supernatural and know that God exists, and who may be former Christians, are not culpable enough to commit this unpardonable sin. They are rejecting God as satan has led them to believe who He is—they are rejecting God as He is represented by the lies of satan–they are not rejecting God as He truly Is, in reality, like the bad angels understood God and rejected Him at the dawn of Creation. Even our first parents, Adam and Eve, intimately knew God and yet, their level of awareness of God did not rise to the same degree of intimacy given to the fallen angels of hell. Thus, Adam and Eve were given a second chance by God when they fell into Original Sin. And due to the blindness of mankind, all knowledge of God remains imperfect on earth. Mankind is generally incapable of committing this sin, because we are too ignorant of the Truth to fully know and understand what we are rejecting.
And yet, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, did speak and warn about the unpardonable sin. So, yes, this sin does exist, but it is really rare. Jesus remarked that the Pharisees were capable of committing this unpardonable sin, because they declared the miracle that He did—the casting out of demons—as the work of satan and not the Holy Spirit. The Pharisees were the high priests of the Jewish temple who were exposed to the revealed Truth of God and were well-aware of the Messianic prophecies—more so than any ordinary Jew at the time. The Pharisees were also witnessing miracles performed by Jesus on a daily basis that had never happened in the history of the world. The Pharisees were also carefully studying the teachings of Jesus and even recognized His profound wisdom. So, the Pharisees had all the knowledge from God that they needed to conclude that the casting out of demons was by the Hand of God and not by satan. Yet, they publicly chose to denounce the working of the Holy Spirit by calling the miracle evil done by satan.
Now, people need to understand that this example of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit spoken about by Jesus in Sacred Scripture was only possible during the time that Jesus was walking the earth. This sin was very narrowly defined by Jesus and is very specific. It applied to the Pharisees because they had heightened exposure to the Truth of God and it only occurred because they publicly called the Holy Spirit to be an evil spirit. But, the rest of the sins that the Pharisees committed during that time were forgivable by God.
How can I make such a claim? I say this because Our Lord, Jesus Christ, has revealed in mystical revelation that even the sin of Judas Iscariot was forgivable by God. Judas had committed the ultimate sacrilege against God and yet, Jesus tells us that if only he had not given into hopelessness and despair, that if only he had approached Jesus even from a distance, Judas would have been forgiven by God. Jesus reveals this fact to us in a message that He gave to mystic, Catalina Rivas, in 1997. I have included the entire message on a blog page dedicated to give people hope after the Great Warning (Illumination of Conscience) happens. Here is the link:
Jesus Christ – You Are Forgiven, I Give You My Mercy
Truly, if the ultimate sin of Judas Iscariot is pardonable by God, then most any other sin is also pardonable by God. Also, I need to stress, when everyone undergoes the experience of the Great Warning (Illumination of Conscience), even if they reject God afterwards, but then decide later on to accept God, they can still be forgiven by Our Heavenly Father and Jesus—and the Great Warning will be one of the greatest acts ever performed by the Holy Spirit for mankind. However, even rejecting the experience of the Great Warning and then repenting later, does not rise to the necessary level of awareness of God, so as to be called the one unpardonable sin—blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.
In fact, Jesus has even said in a very important heavenly message that people who have sold their souls to satan, if they repent on the last day of the Second Coming, will be saved by Him. In All Truth, Jesus says in the same message that, on this day, when every person will see Jesus face-to-face, if you seek His forgiveness at the moment of the Second Coming, you will be forgiven and saved. He will even extend His Divine Mercy to every soul until the very last possible moment. Jesus says, “I will save every soul who calls on Me just before the skies close; the mountains collapse and the sea floods the Earth and then the Heavens will disappear along with the old Earth.” Here is a link to the message:
Jesus Christ – Message To The Last Soul Who Converts On The Final Day Before The Second Coming
However, there does exist one heavenly message from Our Lord, Jesus Christ, where He talks about one instance of committing blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. But, it is not possible to commit this eternal sin now, because mankind in his blindness cannot do this. It only when All Truth is fully revealed by the Holy Spirit at the Great Warning, that this one instance of committing blasphemy against the Holy Spirit becomes possible. It concerns the Book of Truth, which was revealed by Our Lord, Jesus Christ, to 7th messenger and End Time Prophet, Maria Divine Mercy. Here is the message:
“By declaring the Voice of the Holy Spirit to be evil you are guilty of a blasphemy of such magnitude proportions”
And so, the Divine Mercy of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, Is so Great that people who want to leave satanism, witchcraft, and the occult, or who are atheists wanting to decide for God, should not be afraid for thinking that they have committed blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. I have spoken the truth from my heart to you in this writing. Truly, satan is dangling this one unpardonable sin in front of you as a ploy to kept you from seeking forgiveness from God and reconciliation with His Holy Church. You do not have to be afraid of approaching Jesus. He Is All Mercy and All Love. If you seek Him, He will forgive you for all the sins that you have committed against God. If you seek Him, you will be set free and receive much peace in exchange in your soul. If you seek Him, you will receive true happiness, joy, and love that likely have been missing for quite awhile in your life.
Jesus has many gifts and blessings that He desires to give you, including eternal salvation and a place in Heaven. You are the most beloved child of God, Our Heavenly Father. You are uniquely chosen, uniquely talented, uniquely special, and uniquely loved by Him. I hope that you will open your heart to God by welcoming His Presence into your life. God bless you as you discern your next steps.