Sins against the Holy Spirit



  1. Final Impenitence

The sin occurs when someone refuses to accept forgiveness and mercy for his sins. The person refuses the Holy Spirit to free him from sins because he believes to be unworthy of forgiveness.

  1. Presumption

Presumption is the opposite of Final Impenitence.

Persons sin gravely when they presume the forgiveness of God.  They sin deliberately because they know God is merciful, they presuppose His mercy, but obtain God’s wrath rather than mercy.

Presumptuous persons show no contrition, remain guilty of their sins, and incur the sin of presumption.

  1. Despair

The despair is a sin against the Holy Spirit for the loss of hope to be forgiven.

  1. Resisting the Known Truth

Jesus told His apostles shortly before ascending to Heaven, “but the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.”  (John 14:26)

The Holy Spirit leads all person to the truth. Yet, they can resist vehemently the truth.

  1. Envy of Another’s Spiritual Good

Be happy with what you get; contentment is a lost virtue in our culture.

  1. Obstinacy in Sin

The persons persist in sin, rather than admitting they are wrong and need repentance.  They give the Holy Spirit no operating room, reject Him completely and increase their pride.


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