- Final Impenitence
The sin occurs when someone just refuses to accept forgiveness and mercy for their sins. The persons are unwilling to allow the Holy Spirit to free them from the bondage of their sins, because the persons believe they are unworthy to be forgiven.
Presumption is the opposite of Final Impenitence.
Persons sin gravely when they presume the forgiveness of God. They sin deliberately because they know God is merciful, they presuppose His mercy, but obtain God’s wrath rather than His mercy.
Presumptuous persons are not contrite for their sins. Such persons remain guilty of the sins committed, and further incur the sin of presumption.
The despair is a sin against the Holy Spirit for the loss of hope. It is a theological virtue whereby one confidently expects to obtain a future good.
- Resisting the Known Truth
Jesus told His apostles shortly before ascending to Heaven, “but the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.” (John 14:26)
The Holy Spirit’s job is to lead all men to the truth. Yet, one can resist vehemently the truth.
- Envy of Another’s Spiritual Good
Be happy with what you get; contentment is a lost virtue in our culture.
- Obstinacy in Sin
Rather than having the humility to admit they are wrong and need to repent, the persons persist in sin. They give the Holy Spirit no room to operate and reject Him completely while increasing their pride.