What is meant by "blasphemy against the Holy Spirit which cannot be forgiven" ? (Matthew 12:31-32)
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.
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.
Attributing something done by God's power to the devil, or giving credit for it to the devil.
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.
by Barine Sambaris 2 years ago
Why is the sin against the Holyspirit not forgiven according to Matt 12:31?And what is exactly a sin against the Holy spirit which cannot be forgiven?
by John Harper 9 years ago
Cruising these forums it's easy to see that there are a few atheists who spend their time protesting against God's existence and accusing the brethren in general.But why are they afraid to speak against the Holy Spirit?Could it be these verses of scripture?;Matthew 12:30-37"He who is not with...
by ngureco 6 years ago
God is spirit (John 4:24): is God and Holy Spirit two different spirits?Please bear in mind that blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is unforgivable sin.
by Whikat 10 years ago
In the Bible Mark 3:28-29 Jesus says,“Truly I say to you, all sins shall be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they utter; but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal damnation". What is blaspheme against the Holy Spirit?...
by haj3396 8 years ago
Matthew 12: 31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy [against] the [Holy] Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. why can't we be forgive when we blasphemy against the Holy Ghost. John 16-13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is...
by Flavie Lolol 9 years ago
Every Sin And Blasphemy Will Be Forgiven Men, But The Blasphemy Against The Spirit Not Forgiven?
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