What is the Unforgivable Sin?

Deborah (Discerning the World)

Discerning the World is an internet Discernment ministry based in Johannesburg South Africa that was founded by Deborah du Rand in 2008. Tom Lessing joined Deborah in May 2013. Tom Lessing founded the website "Waak en Bid/Watch and Pray" which was closed in 2013 and articles moved across to DTW.

15 Responses

  1. Helena says:

    Hi Deborah,

    I came across this website last night and I am absolutely trilled by all the info.thank you!

    I left the Church of my Childhood 2 years ago as I had a hunger for deeper knowledge of the Lord and his Word and because they could not makeup their minds about the gay issue.If I look back now I realize that the Holy Spirit assist me all the way while I was studying on my own. I recently went to another church and the pastor is really spirit filled and I so happy to be part of a familie in Christ again. Great was my shock when they invited an obvious NAR pastor and the Dazed/ first words out of his mounth was Kingdom now, 5 fold ministry etc. He even played weird music and instructed us to say the following over and over “I am a house of prayer……..the rest I cannot remember”. We were supposed to wait for the Holy Spirit.

    My dilemma is that I do not know where to go now as it seems All The dominations are infiltrated by word/Faith, NAR movement. I live in the Somerset West and would like to hookup with a group that believe in the Sola scriptural, fide,gratia, Christus & Gloria.

    William Booth said the following a 100 years ago:

    I consider that the chief dangers wich confront the coming century will be:

    Religion without the Holy Ghost
    Christianity without Christ
    Forgiveness without repentance
    Salvation without regeneration,
    Politics without God and heaven without hell

  2. Hi Helena Hi/

    Did you know William Booth was a Methodist? And worst of all he was a Freemason: Please see here for proof.

    Helena, just as a matter of interest, are you a Calvinist?

  3. Helena says:

    HI Deborah

    I am not Methodist or Calvinist

    I grew up in the NG Kerk

    I only started recently to investigate the different doctrines because I realized I have to know where I stand on all points.

  4. Helena says:

    Are not most of the dominations in South Africa have roots in freemasonry?

  5. Daisy says:

    Deborah…I understand it being alarming that he was a Mason, but are you concerned about him having been Methodist? (I think back then it was a Biblical denomination and not so erroneous as it is now).

  6. Dear Helena

    You said “Are not most of the dominations in South Africa have roots in freemasonry?”

    Yes, possibly all of them.

  7. Hi Helena

    Oh that’s good news Smile/ Sometimes we all get caught up in false denominations every now and them and the Holy Spirit shows us quite quickly the errors and tells us to leave…

  8. Dear Daisy

    Methodist’s interesting bunch they are. For 1 they believe that Jesus Christ died for everyone in the world (which is true) but they say because of this…everyone is going to heaven.

  9. Daisy says:

    But was that their teaching historically (around Booth’s time) or more recently?

  10. Hi Daisy

    Their teaching was rotten from the start and it got progressively worse and worse…

  11. Ida says:

    May God bless the writer of this article. This is vital information for every person. It should be translated into all languages, and distributed to the ends of the earth.

  12. Daniel soares says:

    i am a backslider who wants to come back to christ,i have sinned wifully, i dont know if it is a unforgiveble sin, i want to repent but the coldness and fear of hell make everthing hard to handle, i discovered that i have OCD, blasfemous thoughts …
    I have desire to do the will of god(i know that it comes from him, is that rights?) but hebrews 6 and 10 scared me a lot and make me hopeless
    I used to look for calvinistc explanations for this issue, but i would love to know the point of view of the most of the people here have cause is diferent that i always used to see

    Thanks for open this space for discuss about unforgiveble sin


  13. Daniel Soares,

    If you had committed the unforgivable sin you would not have been so grieved over your sins. The fact that it grieves you so much proves that the Holy Spirit is convicting you of them and encouraging you to confess them so that you may receive forgiveness for all your sins.

    If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

    My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (1 John 1:8-10; 2:1-2).

    Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:14-16)

    Please read this article:

    And this article.

  14. Dear Daniel Soares

    Please read those articles Tom gave you in the comment above. Also please read here: seeking-salvation-deliverance

    Just to let you know Daniel, you can ask Jesus for forgiveness for your sin, but you must too want to change your ways, and you can only do this with the help of the Holy Spirit Yes/ So, ask Jesus for forgiveness, accept that you are forgiven and thank Jesus for forgiving you and then tell Jesus Christ you WANT to and WILL change your ways. You ask Jesus Christ to help you change your ways, to give you the strength to change your ways.

    With your OCD ask Jesus Christ in prayer to give you the strength to stop, it’s not a good idea to seek outside human sources to give you psychological life skills to get your OCD under control, the best is to ASK JESUS CHRIST to give you the strength to stop and then THANK HIM Smile/ And you keep asking Jesus to give you the strength to stop until it’s under control. But first sort out your salvation Daniel and your blasphemous thoughts (See article seeking-salvation-deliverance)

    Please stay away from the doctrine of Calvinism. You are saved Daniel, not chosen (predestined) by God to be Elect before the foundation of the world or worse chosen by God to go to hell.

    [Edited by DTW – I am not saying that people with OCD or people who have blasphemous thoughts are not saved, heaven forbid. Christians suffer from OCD and many other disorders and many Christians go through times in their lives where Satan attacks them with blasphemous thoughts. This comment above is to Daniel Soares and him alone.
    However all Christians with OCD must ask Jesus Christ in prayer to give them the strength to stop or get it under control.]

  15. Desiré says:


    I know how you feel. I had sudden blashemous thoughts and I knew it was an attack from satan.I have some form of ocd but bind it Jesus name and renew your thoughts (Romans 12:2) I found the open door that led to these things and the open door was I didn’t have enough faith to believe God loves me like all His children. It was an ongoing battle for more than a year and I’m only getting victory now bit by bit day by day. Stay in die Word of God, pray without ceasing and ask God to help you memorise scripture and use it to war against demonic attacks.
    (James 4:7)

    Also remember there are a lot of bothers and sisters in Christ going through the same. Pray for them also and don’t give up, you WILL have victory over this with the help of the Holy Spirit.