An Unforgivable Sin?

Q. I’m scared I’ve committed the unforgivable sin. About a month ago I stopped listening to my inner voice because I had been wrong about the guy I was dating. I thought the spirit was telling me to marry him, but it turned out that wasn’t the case. So by not listening did I turn my back on the spirit? I still love God with all my heart and want him to lead my life. I’m worrying myself to death. I’m so scared God has left me. I never wanted that to happen. I just wanted to make sure I was doing Gods will.

A. If everyone who thought they were hearing from the Holy Spirit when they weren’t (or ignored Him when they were) lost their salvation, none of us would be saved. But the fact is that it’s impossible for a believer to commit any unforgivable sin.

The Bible makes it very clear that at the moment you first believed, you received the seal of the Holy Spirit as a deposit guaranteeing your inheritance. There’s nothing you or anyone else can say or do that will ever change that. Ephesians 1:13-14 is one of the clearest examples of this promise.

“And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession–to the praise of his glory.”

If you feel that you’ve sinned against God, confess and you will immediately be forgiven and that will be the end of it.

According to 1 John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

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