Do Protestants commit the unforgivable sin against the Holy Spirit?


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According the list of the Unforgivable sins against the Holy Spirit, one of them, the 3rd one, tells you that if you do not accept the authority of the Church and decide by yourself follow the rules as you intend, then you are commiting a sin against the holy spirit.

Does that mean that even great Protestants, as Newton, William Lane Craig and many others, they would go to hell because despite of their knowledge of the Catholic Church, they decide to reject it and become a protestant and they interpretate the bible as they wish?


#2

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