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Sins Against the Holy Spirit

Jun 18, 2022

Sins Against the Holy Spirit

➖ Quenching the Spirit: The right spiritual life is to be “fervent in spirit” (Rom. 12:11),

but this fervency may not continue for internal or external reasons.

For the internal causes, the apostle Paul says, “Do not quench the Spirit” (I Macc. 5:19).

➖ Grieving the Holy Spirit: When a man falls in sin, he grieves the Holy Spirit who dwells in him.

The Bible says, “Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were scaled for the day of redemption” (Eph. 4:30).

Yet, God, in His love, when we fall, He tries to restore us again.

His Holy Spirit convicts us of sin (Jn. 16:8).

Therefore, His Spirit works within us to lead us to repentance.

So we have to yield to the Holy Spirit and not to resist Him.

➖ Resisting the Spirit: If anyone rejects the work of the Holy Spirit, he is resisting the Spirit.

Likewise if a person takes a negative attitude and fights against the work of the Holy Spirit,

he is resisting the Holy Spirit and will be in danger of a worse sin against the Holy Spirit which is:

➖ Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit

It is rejecting every work of the Holy Spirit in the heart,

mind and will,

a complete rejection throughout one’s lifetime,

which leads to God’s rejecting this person and the devil devours him.

Pope Shenouda III

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