Are you being assailed with blasphemous thoughts? Someone had this problem and got counsel from Martyn Lloyd-Jones. In page 409 of the second volume of his biography, it is recorded. The person said:
I was converted young. All seemed to go well until my twenties, when I was assailed with blasphemous thoughts, which plagued me day and night for some years. Several ministers advised me to ‘trust the Lord’ or ‘pray about it – but the more I did so, the worse it became! I seriously contemplated suicide. It was at this juncture that I asked the Doctor for help. He did not help me until he was satisfied that I was a Christian. He then diagnosed my problem immediately! He advised me (rather surprisingly) not only never to think about the problem again but never to pray about it either. I was not really ‘praying’, simply reminding myself of my problem.
The next week things became infinitely worse! I returned in distress to the Doctor, who said he had expected it! It was proof that Satan was behind it all, seeking to take control of my thought life. He added a warning not to let Satan do so with any other problem whatsoever. I thank God that the Doctor gave me that advice – the best pastoral advice I ever had. Satan was crushed under my feet – and remains so after all these years. I still wonder at the Doctor’s extraordinary insight – unquestionably God-given. The advice others had given had led me into the grossest bondage.
People are often plagued with the thought they’ve truly committed the unpardonable sin. What kind of counsel do these people need?
What Question Do You Get Asked the Most? Unpardonable Sin
Tim Conway was asked about what question he gets tired the most of hearing as a pastor. His answer was that he has constantly had questions from people who are tormented by the belief that they have committed the unpardonable sin.
The Unpardonable Sin
It is not the unpardonable sin which hinders your being a Christian; but your wickedness of heart, your pride, vanity, and insincerity.
What Hebrews 10:26 Does Mean (Part 2)
The Scriptures teach that where there is forgiveness through Christ there is no longer any offering(Heb 10.18) that a person needs to make for the atonement of their sins. The Scriptures also teach that if you reject the truth of Christ, which is the only place of forgiveness, there remains no longer any other place to find a sacrifice for your sins(Heb. 10.26).
What Hebrews 10:26 Does Not Mean (Part 1)
Christians fear and tremble by design, Jeremiah 32:40 says so. This is not the type of fear that draws people away, it is the type of fear that draws them nearer.
The Unpardonable Sin – Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit
What if I have committed to the unpardonable sin?