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What is meant by "blasphemy against the Holy Spirit which cannot be forgiven" ?

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    spiderbatposted 5 years ago

    What is meant by "blasphemy against the Holy Spirit which cannot be forgiven" ? (Matthew 12:31-32)

  2. SidKemp profile image94
    SidKempposted 5 years ago

    I spoke to my father-in-law, a world-reknowned theologian about this. The most important thing that can be said is that no one is sure. So let us be do our best not to blaspheme! And that may be exactly why the verse is in the Bible, to caution us all against claiming to be certain to know God's truth. In fact, claiming to be certain about God's truth may be blasphemy against the Holy Spirit; it is certainly violationc of the First Commandment, for we are setting up our own knowledge and worshipping ourselves, rather than worshipping God.

    One common interpretation is that Jesus is saying that the key issue is not what a person says about Jesus himself being the Son of God, but rather whether a person is belittling or trivializing the basic Goodness of God. This would fit with many of Jesus' other teachings in the synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke), where the key is to pray to God and love God "our Father," (Jesus' father, and ours as well) and show that love by our actions to all. In this view, those who refuse to live in this basic state of loving our friends and enemies as ourselves are denying the Holy Spirit and blaspheming against the Holy Spirit, as long as we remain in this resolute commitment to be against love and deny God's Goodness.

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      spiderbatposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      thank you so much..God bless you!

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    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    Blasphemy against the Holy spirit is the only unforgivable sin. This means if the Holy spirit is convicting one to accept Christ into their heart and they deny him, then they have turned their back not only on the Holy spirit, but God and our savior Jesus Christ.

    The Holy spirit will continue to convict people into accepting Christ for only so long. If one continues to deny him, then their fate is the unforgivable sin of not being saved by God's grace and accepting Christ as their savior, Hence, the "only" unforgivable sin because they are not forgiven of all sin which would be wiped clean if they choose to accept Christ into their heart.

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      spiderbatposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      thanks for answering.. God bless you!

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      JThomp42posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You are very welcome. May God bless you always!

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    Deborah Sextonposted 5 years ago

    Attributing something done by God's power to the devil, or giving credit for it to the devil.

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      spiderbatposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you so much.... God bless!!

  5. cynthiaalburo0322 profile image59
    cynthiaalburo0322posted 5 years ago

    That if someone is testifying or preaching about Jesus and they say something against JESUS, it is a blasphemy against the Holy spirit. Jesus is the way, the truth, the life... Every  words that Jesus said is very significant.

 
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