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Can this sin be committed by Christians? NO! NO! This sin can only be committed by unbelievers. Anyone who has accepted Christ as Savior sealed into the body of Christ by the Holy Spirit.
"The unpardonable sin is the total, final, irrevocable rejection of Jesus Christ." B.G.
So long as the Spirit strives with a person, he has not committed the unpardonable sin. Resisting the Spirit is a sin committed by unbelievers, but it is a sin that when carried on long enough, leads to eternal doom when the person dies never having accepted Christ. (Please write us regarding above; space forbids here.)
Christians don't have to sin, but we do sin because we still have the old human nature, but that is forgiven by confession. I John 1:9 "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." If a Christian continues in sin, he may die a premature death and also be judged at the Judgment Seat of Christ, losing all his crowns and rewards.
Does that mean that when a Christian sins the Holy Spirit leaves him, and he is no longer saved? No!, for remember, we have been sealed into the body of Christ by the same Spirit. When the Holy Spirit is grieved, He does not withdraw Himself from the believer, but He does bring about an absence of Joy and Power in our lives; until we renounce and confess our sins. I John 1:9 "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
"We are inwardly wretched when we are out of communion with the Holy Spirit; He deliberately makes us miserable, until we return to Christ in brokenness, contrition and confession." B.G.
If you claim to be a Christian, and can
continue to live in sin and wickedness without the inner misery and conviction,
I would advise you to examine your heart to see if you can truly say you
are in "the faith", for God will not allow His child to go unconvicted
and living a disgraceful wicked life; that is to disgrace His name.
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