In the first place we must know what is the Holy Ghost. Some suppose the Holy Ghost is one thing, and the Holy Spirit another. But the same word is translated as “Spirit.” and “Ghost.” The Holy Spirit is the better term, and is more easily understood. We find the Holy Spirit in existence before creation. “The spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters,” Genesis 1:2. And again we find that if we are not born of the water and the spirit, we cannot enter the kingdom of God, John 3:5.
We are told to pray to the Father and the Son, but we have nothing in the Scriptures regarding prayer to the Spirit. We can pray to the Father through the Son, and He will send the Spirit, and is more willing to give it than earthly parents are to give good gifts to their children. The Holy Spirit is our regenerator, and the companion of every soul that believes in Jesus Christ, Matthew 12:31. We are told: “Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.” To blaspheme is sin. We may speak against the Son, and it shall be forgiven us, “but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world neither in the world to come,” verse 32. In Mark 3:29 we read: “But he that shall sin against the Holy Spirit hath never forgiveness.” The 30th verse tells us why: “Because they said He had an unclean spirit.” They knew that His miracles were of God and that His words and teaching were of the Bible.
Other Bible texts on the Unpardonable Sin are: Genesis 6:3; Ephesians 4:30; I John 5:16; Hebrews 6:4 to 6; also 10:26 to 29. Last step is Matthew 18:16 to 18. The devil makes people who have been wicked believe they have sinned against the Holy Spirit, and therefore are without hope. This is his business, but there are very few who have ever been sufficiently enlightened in the word of God, or who have received the Holy Spirit to the extent to be in this condition.
If God is calling you to repentance there is hope, and dear one, do not give up, but call upon God, study His word, and have His saints pray for you. Drop a line to the publishers of this book, if you are concerned about this, and there will be a band of God’s people pray for you, and you will be given further instructions how to be received of God. Our special work is praying for, and helping sinners to be relieved of the burden of sin, to get nearer to God, and to know that God has received them. We are glad, willing and anxious to help you.