UR has a major dilema when It comes to the irremediable eternal sin to balspheme the Holy Spirit. It totally contradicts UR theology. I want to reiterate the extreme examples of both believers and unbelievers committing this sin that Jesus said is irremediable. I want to focus your attention on Rev 16:9;11 & Hebrews 6:4-8; 10-26-29; 2 Peter 2:20-22.
Rev 16:9 “And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.” Verse 11 And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.
These two verses are a perfect example of an unbeliever being so irreversibly hardened by lives given over to sin that even when the end comes and being scorched by fire… they are beyond repentance, and continue to blaspheme. They have every opportunity to repent and receive mercy, but they choose to blaspheme God instead. Their hearts and minds are so hardened toward God they are beyond the thought of seeking forgiveness and therefore will never receive it. Al Maxey said “The person living in this sin will continue in his stubborn resistance, with blasphemous, outspoken mockery of the work of the Holy Ghost, until the end. The sin is not unpardonable on account of its greatness, but on account of its nature of rejecting all pardon”.
AL Maxey said “Hebrews 6:4-8 speaks of those who have been enlightened spiritually, and who “have been made partakers of the Holy Spirit,” but who then have fallen away. Of these it is said, “it is impossible to renew them again to repentance.” Why? Because they have partaken of God’s best … and have rejected it (this would also be a good time to read and reflect upon the chilling words found in 2 Peter 2:20-22). Those persons “who go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth” have placed themselves in a position where “there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a terrifying expectation of judgment, and the fury of a fire which will consume the adversaries” (Heb. 10:26-27). Such people have “insulted the Spirit of grace” (vs. 29). It is a hardness of heart and mind that insults the Holy Spirit, and leaves one with absolutely no hope of forgiveness. There is a harsh reality proclaimed repeatedly in Scripture – men may resist and grieve and insult God’s Spirit only for so long; then the Lord abandons them to themselves. Whenever this happens, they are beyond recovery!”
The state of apostasy is far worse than the state of ignorance( 2 Peter 2:20-21). Apostasy is a point of no return. When a believer renounces Jesus…there is no forgiveness. Al Maxey said “Why is this state characterized as being forever beyond forgiveness? In my view, it is NOT because God would not be willing to extend forgiveness to them if it were truly sought, but because when one has become this hardened in heart and mind that forgiveness will never be sought.”