I understand that in Matthew 12:31-32, Jesus says to the Pharisees,
“Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men. Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come” (NKJV, emphasis added).
Also, I've seen the similar questions which have been raised regarding this topic, however, I want to know (for the Anglican denomination), how does this work out?
It is understood that these verses are directed at those who are unbelievers and speak unkind things of the holy spirit, but however, what if said person believes in God in the near future? Would that make his/her "sin" unpardonable?
Would appreciate it if some light could be shed on this because i'm facing a personal issue with this question. thank you