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The Six Sins against the Holy Spirit

1. Presumption of God’s mercy
A foolish confidence of salvation, without leading a good life, or any care to keep the Commandments; such as they entertain who think they will be saved by faith only, without good works.

2. Despair of salvation
It is a diffidence in the mercies and power of God as also, in the merits of Jesus Christ, as if they were not of force enough to save us.

Matt 27:4,5
Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.
And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.

3. Impugn the known truth
To argue obstinately against known points of faith, or to prevent the way of our Lord by forging lies as done by many “so called priests”, when they teach ignorant people that worshipping alien gods is not a sin; saying there is no satan and not accepting the gifts of God such as tongues, translation etc.
Saying that masterbation and looking at a woman lustfully is not a sin. Disrespecting the Mother of God, as done by some protestant preachers. These “so called priests” are the real anti-christs.

Isiah 45:5
I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:

Mark 16:17
And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

1 Corinthians 6:9,10
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

Matt. 5:28
But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

Rev. 12:5
And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.

4. Envy to another’s spiritual good;
A sadness or repining at another’s growth in virtue and perfection; such as sectaries seem to have when they scoff and are troubled at the frequent fasts, prayers, feasts, pilgrimages, alms-deeds, vows, and religious orders of the Catholic Church, calling them superstitious and fooleries, because they have not in their churches any such practices of piety.

5. Obstinacy in Sin
A willful persisting in wickedness, and running on from sin to sin, after sufficient instructions and admonition.

Hebrew 10:26,27
For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.

6. Final impenitence
To die without either confession or contrition for our sins, as those do of whom it is said, “With a hard neck, and with uncircumcised hearts and ears, you always resist the Holy Ghost.”

Acts 7:51
Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye.

Job 21: 14.
14. Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways.

Why is it said that those sins should never be forgiven, neither in this world, nor in the world to come? Not because there is no power in God or in the sacraments to remit them, if we confess them, and be sorry for them, (excepting only final impenitence) of which we read, “There is a sin to death for that I say not that any man ask.”
1 John 1:9. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive our sins, and cleanse us from all iniquity.”

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