Even under grace, we have what is called the unpardonable sin. Jesus said:
Truly I tell you, people can be forgiven all their sins and every slander they utter, but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; they are guilty of an eternal sin.”
Mark 3:28-29 (NIV)
That’s scary stuff. Let’s understand the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
The role of the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit convicts (John 16:8), comforts (John 14:16), empowers (Luke 4:14; 24:49; Romans 15:19; Acts 1:8) and teach and reminds us all things (John 14:26). There are about 65 other things we can find in Scripture…but this isn’t the place to unpack them all.
It’s enough to say, if we resist the Holy Spirit’s conviction, comfort, power or teaching, how can we ever repent to receive forgiveness?
If you are beyond repentance are you beyond forgiveness.