Hank Hanegraaff, the host of the ๐˜‰๐˜ช๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ฏ broadcast and the ๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ ๐˜œ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ podcast, says that is one of the most frequently asked questions on the Bible Answer Man broadcast, and it stems from the following words spoken by Christ: โ€œI say to you, any sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven people, but blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven. Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to comeโ€ (Matthew 12: 31โ€“32 NASB). As a result of these words, Christians are often paralyzed by fear. The first point is from a historic perspectiveโ€”the Pharisees mentioned by Matthew militantly hated Christ and attributed His miracles to Beelzebub, the prince of demons. Unlike people who are afraid they have committed the unforgivable sin, the Pharisees were totally unconcerned about receiving Christโ€™s forgiveness. Instead, with premeditation and persistence, they willfully blasphemed the Holy Spiritโ€™s testimony that Christ was the Son of the living God. It is crucial to recognize that the unforgivable sin is not a single act but a continuous, ongoing rejection of Jesus and those who have committed the unpardonable sin have no godly regrets.