“Blaspheming against the Holy Spirit” is the only sin, mentioned in the Bible, that cannot be forgiven. Why? Because this is simply the sin of “refusing the mercy of God”.
God respects our free will too much to compromise it. True, we can choose to sin…and consequently disappoint God. But, we can also choose to do good…and bring a smile to His adorable face! He receives much more honor when we ‘choose’ to love and obey Him – hence, our free will.
When we choose to refuse God’s mercy – His forgiveness – He has no other course of action than to allow us to do so; He respects our free will THAT MUCH.
We often hear the term “God damn it!” or “God damn you!”…or the like. God does not damn anyone. People damn themselves by refusing His merciful love and forgiveness. All people who are in hell are not there because God damned them…they are there because they refused His mercy (which, if received, would have kept them from ending up in such an awful place for all eternity!)
When a person commits suicide, for example, objectively we might suppose that that person would go to hell. But only God knows how He might have touched that person’s heart at (or shortly after) that person’s moment of death. Only HE knows what dire circumstances led that person to make such a regretful decision to kill themselves…and only HE can justly judge the proper culpability that that person must bear. “We” cannot.
St. Therese (the “Little Flower”) once said that we can take the express route to Heaven if we simply desire God’s mercy when we are near death. If we think of ourselves as unworthy of Heaven, and we consider ourselves worthy of condemnation, then God will give us just what we desire – justice. But, if at that fateful hour, fully realizing our unworthiness, but still…ask for His mercy, then that’s exactly what we will get – mercy. Allowing God to give us His merciful love and forgiveness will save us from an eternity in the justice that we deserve. It’s important to remember that even the slightest sin – no matter how small – is greatly offensive to He who is sinless. By accepting God’s mercy (a.k.a. – NOT blaspheming the Holy Spirit) we willingly give God the tool for our salvation: we open the door to our forgivness.
God bless and keep you all!