First, we will look at Matthew 12:24-32. Eventually, he gets to the place where genuine repentance is no longer possible. Leviticus 24:10–16 Proverbs 28:14 Matthew 12:31–32 Luke 12:10. “No,” they thought, “we refuse to believe it. Another teaching is that blasphemy against the Holy Spirit means to accuse Jesus Christ of being demon-possessed. In verses 31-32, He states that blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven in this age or the age to come. Some scholars assert that the only unforgivable sin is the rejection of Jesus Christ's offer of salvation—his free gift of eternal life, which includes the forgiveness of sin. Here is one of the passages. Jesus said, “I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. “‘Truly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the children of man, and whatever blasphemies they utter, but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin’—for they were saying, ‘He has an unclean spirit.’ ”. Now, what is the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit (Mark 3:21-35)? Christ expected them to know the Hebrew Scriptures, or Old Testament, so well that they could rightly identify God’s work (Matt. Although we are not in the same position of blaspheming the Holy Spirit in our day, any hardening of our hearts is scary business. The context indicates that it was a specific sin, and not a series of forgivable sins, or an attitude of persistent unbelief. And whoever shall speak a word against the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven him; but whoever shall speak against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, whether in this age, or in the age to come” (Matt.12:30-32). Ephesians 4:20 speaks of “grieving” the Holy Spirit. No one can stumble suddenly into irremediable sin; but men may drift into it after the fashion of the Pharisees. Blasphemy of the Spirit, then, is not the occasional bad thought or episode of anger against God. Another teaching is that blasphemy against the Holy Spirit means to accuse Jesus Christ of being demon-possessed. Such hardness is particularly noteworthy because it came from the resident biblical experts. Q. At that time, the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit was a definite sin. 22 And () the scribes who came down from Jerusalem were saying, () “He is possessed by Beelzebul,” and “by the prince of demons he casts out the demons.” 23 And he called them to him and said to them in parables, “How can Satan cast out Satan? The divine character of Jesus’ ministry was unmistakable. Conscious and hardened resistance to the truth leads man away from humility and repentance, and without repentance there can be no forgiveness. The phrase "blaspheme the Holy Spirit" is found only in Matthew 12:31-32 Matthew 12:31-32 [31] Why I say to you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven to men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven to men. To understand today’s passage, we must keep in mind this self-evidently divine characteristic of Jesus’ ministry. The idea of “blasphemy against the Holy Spirit” comes from the Gospels, where Jesus calls this a sin for which there is no forgiveness (Luke 12:10, cf. Blasphemy is denying the Holy Spirit; denying to accept the Holy Spirit. In this case the blasphemy was a statement by the Pharisees that Jesus cast out demons by the power of Beelzebub. The word blasphemy (blasphemia), "impious and reproachful speech injurious to the divine majesty" (Thayer), in this context denotes an attitude of "defiant irreverence." Can a true believer, whose salvation is eternally secure in Christ, still be guilty of blaspheming the Holy Spirit? Many people who walk a fine line on anxiety or OCD find this verse very perplexing. To blaspheme the Holy Spirit, according to our Holy Father, “does not properly consist in offending against the Holy Spirit in words; it consists rather in the refusal to accept the salvation which God offers to man through the Holy Spirit, working through the power of the cross” (#46). I sure did when I was a bit younger. Although Jesus does not specifically define this sin, the context reveals this transgression as the persistent, knowing, verbal attribution of the work of God to Satan. They were attributing to Satan what they should have attributed to the Holy Spirit (Matthew 12:24,28). This stubborn and unrepentant attitude — persistent self-hardening — is the chief mark of true blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. The sin of the religious leaders, blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, was a refusal to accept the witness of the Holy Spirit to who Jesus was and what He had come to do, and then submit their lives to Him. They claimed that Jesus was demon-possessed, not Spirit-filled. They knew Jesus was God in the flesh, yet they refused to acknowledge the truth, thus condemning themselves eternally (Mark 3:29). The blasphemy against the Holy Spirit of God according to many Christian fathers and Saint John Chrysostom would be forgiven if one were to repent of it. How Shall We Live in Light of This Possibility? The unforgivable sin of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is an act of resistance which belittles the Holy Spirit so grievously that he withdraws forever with his convicting power so that we are never able to repent and be forgiven. 1 What is Blasphemy Against the Spirit? Many Bible scholars have pondered these questions. Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit – can be forgiven? When people know the Scriptures well and yet not only fail to recognize Jesus as Messiah but also openly reject Him, they are standing on perilous ground. Verse Concepts. The only unpardonable sin today is that of continued unbelief. If you deny the Holy Spirit's entrance into your life, to work his sanctification in you, you cannot be cleansed from unrighteousness. Scripture Readings for Ash Wednesday Through the First Week of Lent, General Biblical Studies, Interdenominational Christian Training Center. The Ligonier Ministries site requires Javascript, but you’ve got Javascript disabled. Jesus said concerning the Holy Spirit, “When he comes, he will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment” (John 16:8). Throughout His earthly ministry, Jesus held the religious leaders to a high standard. Within this context, blasphemy against the Holy Spirit can be understood as "a continued and persistently stubborn rejection of the gospel of salvation." He was blasphemed for “claiming to be God” (Jn 10:30-39), claiming to be the “Son of God” (Mt 26:63-64)(Mk 2:61-64), and for forgiving sins (Mt 9:2-8)(Mk 2:5-12)(Lk 5:20-26). Jesus pronounced judgment on the Pharisees as committing the sin of blasphemy from his unique perspective of not only hearing their words but knowing their thoughts as well. Moreover, the same comment from Mark means unforgivable blasphemy is a persistent sin. He gets his power from Satan, the prince of demons.' They knew that the things He did could only be done by the power of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, I say to you, any sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven men, but blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven. In this case the blasphemy was a statement by the Pharisees that Jesus cast out demons by the power of Beelzebub. It is an eternally unforgivable sin. Sproul writes in his commentary Mark, “Worrying about [whether one has committed the unforgivable sin] is one of the clearest evidences that [the troubled person has] not committed this sin, for those who commit it are so hardened in their hearts that they do not care that they commit it.” Blasphemers of the Holy Spirit are so hardened against God that they do not care about sin, so if we are repentant, we can be sure we have not blasphemed the Spirit. Nevertheless, the arrogance within their hearts was so great that they willfully rejected the hastening of the Spirit. But that cannot be the case, since the unpardonable sin is unforgivable, even in this lifetime. If you want to repent, he will always receive you. Jesus Christ is not on earth, and no one can personally see Jesus perform a miracle and then attribute that power to Satan instead of the Spirit. Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is also referenced in Matthew 12:31-32 and Luke 12:10. This article explores one simple explanation as well as other varied perspectives. Acts 7:51 mentions “resisting” the Holy Spirit. “Were saying” is in the progressive voice, which conveys ongoing action. But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; he is guilty of an eternal sin.” The sin of the religious leaders, blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, was a refusal to accept the witness of the Holy Spirit to who Jesus was and what He had come to do, and then submit their lives to Him. ” (Bible, New Testament, Matthew 12:32) In the Third age blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is forgiven along with all sins. John 7:20; 8:48-49, 52; 10:20-21). He wanted them to know that if they willfully rejected the leading of the Holy Spirit, they would never receive God’s forgiveness, and with it, the salvation of God in Jesus Christ. What is Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit? 28–30). “A Christian cannot commit what Jesus calls blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.” Here is the key phrase: it is a “state [of] willful determined opposition to the present power of the Holy Spirit.” Jesus explained that any sin or blasphemy, even against He, Himself, could be forgiven. Most Relevant Verses. Absolutely! In conclusion, blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is the only unpardonable sin mentioned in the Bible, and it is mentioned in the context of the Pharisees accusing Jesus of being possessed by the Devil. According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the word blasphemy means "the act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for God; the act of claiming the attributes of deity; irreverence toward something considered sacred.". Article by: Brian Thompson. I have studied Jesus’ words very carefully, and it simply means this: To deny the Holy Spirit’s witness to Jesus. 1864). If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. Jesus spoke of a special type of blasphemy—blasphemy against the Holy Spirit—committed by the religious leaders of His day. First, Mark’s comment “for they were saying” (v. 30) as he narrates Jesus’ response to the scribes shows that the blasphemy Jesus has in mind is a verbal sin. This was blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. It was a definite, existential moment in a person’s life when they said “No” to the gospel or “No” to the work of the Holy Spirit. For the child of God, it is impossible to commit the sin of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit without entirely rejecting God’s gift of salvation and his forgiveness of sin. The blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, in this context, is the public attributing of the work of the Holy Spirit, through Jesus Christ, to Satan. First published in Tabletalk Magazine, an outreach of Ligonier. This is unforgivable. First of all, you didn’t “blaspheme against the Holy Spirit.” To do so means to refuse to accept God’s forgiveness, leading to final impenitence. Blasphemy against the Spirit was a blatant, slanderous attack against Jesus and his miracles on a continual basis which led to a complete hardening. 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The answer to your question about how does one blaspheme against the Holy Spirit is found in the verses just before Matthew 12:32 and in a verse in the gospel of Mark. The Bible says in 1 John 1:9, "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness" (NIV). Such things are sins, to be sure, but they are not the persistent, deliberate rejection of the Lord’s work that shows itself in a willful attribution of God’s actions to Satan himself. In this lesson we consider the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit which Jesus mentioned in Mark 3:28-29. Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit was a specific sin committed by the Pharisees when they accused Jesus of performing miracles and wonders by the power of Satan rather than being filled with the Spirit (Matthew 12:22-32). Some scholars teach that blasphemy against the Holy Spirit refers to the sin of attributing Christ's miracles, wrought by the Holy Spirit, to the power of Satan. By continually rejecting God’s free gift of salvation in Jesus, a sinner sears his conscience (ignores the voice of the Holy Spirit) and stiffens his neck. Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit was a specific sin committed by the Pharisees when they accused Jesus of performing miracles and wonders by the power of Satan rather than being filled with the Spirit (Matthew 12:22-32). Thus, your fear about having reached the “point of no return” is good proof that you haven’t. 1864). Yes, Jesus said only one sin couldn’t be forgiven, and that was “blasphemy against the Spirit” (Matthew 12:31). This, I believe, was blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. A: The sin called “Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit” is mentioned only one time in the Bible, and that was by Jesus. In verses 31-32, He states that blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven in this age or the age to come. The Holy Spirit convicts every person that we are sinners awaiting condemnation and the only way to salvation is Jesus Christ. Who Is God the Father Within the Trinity? In verses 31-32, He states that blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven in this age or the age to come. Refusal to acknowledge this obvious testimony of the work of God was blaspheming the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit testified of Jesus’ identity as the promised Messiah. Although we are not in the same position of blaspheming the Holy Spirit in our day, any hardening of our hearts is scary business. ", Profile of Jesus Christ, the Central Figure in Christianity. I Thessalonians 5:19 warns against “quenching” the Spirit. The Bible shows a number of sins against the Holy Spirit that still fall short of willful blasphemy. Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is mentioned in the gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. “Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come. The idea of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit includes the removal of any desire to be reconciled to Jesus. The above explanation is just one of the commonly held understandings of blasphemy against the Holy Ghost. Unfortunately, Jesus does not spell out definitively what blasphemy against the Holy Spirit means. Mary Fairchild is a full-time Christian minister, writer, and editor of two Christian anthologies, including "Stories of Cavalry. But what does it mean to blaspheme the Spirit? Your gift enables our worldwide outreach. Jesus refers to the sin of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit as an unforgivable sin: "But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; he is guilty of an eternal sin" (Mark 3:29, NIV). One frequent visitor of our web site (Visitor AT) wishes to find out whether God will forgive him for blasphemy the Holy Spirit while he was neither aware the importance of this offence against God nor he did blasphemy the Holy Spirit … By simply looking at the context it becomes apparent that blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is saying that Jesus did His miracles by the power of the devil. What exactly is this sin? He tells every person to accept Jesus Christ (born-again). This sin could not be forgiven. Throughout His earthly ministry, Jesus held the religious leaders to a high standard. Print Article. In other places in the Gospels, the Pharisees “blasphemed” Jesus. Fix that problem! The mission, passion and purpose of Ligonier Ministries is to proclaim the holiness of God Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit “‘Truly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the children of man, and whatever blasphemies they utter, but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin’—for they were saying, ‘He has an unclean spirit.’ It is a continuous state of publicly insulting or cursing the work of the Holy Spirit which was done in the Person of Christ. The blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, specific as it was to the Pharisees’ situation, cannot be duplicated today. Clearly, our Lord came in the authority and power of God Himself, for He decisively bound the strong man, Satan (Mark 3:22–27). When He cast out demons, they never returned. I … The blasphemy against the Holy Ghost, (Matthew 12:32; Mark 3:28) consisted in attributing to the power of Satan those unquestionable miracles which Jesus performed by "the finger of God" and the power of the Holy Spirit.It is plainly such a state of wilful, determined opposition to God and the Holy Spirit that no efforts will avail to lead to repentance. By simply looking at the context it becomes apparent that blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is saying that Jesus did His miracles by the power of the devil. You can find it in 3 of the Gospels (Mt 12:31-32)(Mk 3:28-29)(Lk 12:10). In verse 25, the passage says, “Jesus knew their thoughts.”. The Holy Spirit testified of Jesus’ identity as the promised Messiah. "Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit" is conscious and hardened opposition to the truth, "because the Spirit is truth" (1 John 5:6). This is unforgivable. Matthew 12:31. in all its fullness to as many people as possible. Michael Pearl answers a question from a viewer: What is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit?Have a Bible question? They were attributing to Satan what they should have attributed to the Holy Spirit (Matthew 12:24,28). These religious teachers saw, with their own eyes, the power of God that existed in Christ. Christ expected them to know the Hebrew Scriptures, or Old Testament, so well that they could rightly identify God’s work (Matt. The scribes who accused Jesus were guilty of … Part 2 – Is it possible today? It would have cleared things up if he had said, “Whoever says This was an insult to the Spirit. By simply looking at the context it becomes apparent that blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is saying that Jesus did His miracles by the power of the devil. The Question Box tonight deals with the unforgivable sin of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, as stated by Jesus in Matthew 12:31-32 and Mark 3:28-29. The context indicates that it was a specific sin, and not a series of … Blasphemy Against the Spirit. So, we cannot understand what Jesus means by the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit unless we recognize the scriptural knowledge of our Lord’s opponents. The blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is the public attributing of the work of the Holy Spirit, through Jesus Christ to Satan. One frequent visitor of our web site (Visitor AT) wishes to find out whether God will forgive him for blasphemy the Holy Spirit while he was neither aware the importance of this offence against God nor he did blasphemy the Holy Spirit or not. It is God, after all, who puts in us the desire to come to him (Philippians 2:12-13). The blasphemy against the Holy Spirit was more than one particular sin which the religious leaders of Jesus’ day were committing. In the context, Jesus defined it as, “whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin--for they (covenant people) had said, ‘He (Jesus) has an unclean (demonic) spirit’” (Mark 3:29-30; cf. (See Catechism of the Catholic Church, No. So “blasphemy against the Holy Spirit” — I believe and would hope — is rather unusual; it would mean rejecting God’s offer of forgiveness all the way to the end of one’s life. If you’re afraid that you may have offended God without realizing it, your heart is obviously in the right place. 23; John 3:1–15). And what constitutes blasphemy? The following is an excerpt from The MacArthur New Testament Commentary on Matthew 12. The following is an excerpt from The MacArthur New Testament Commentary on Matthew 12. Donate Now. Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is committed only in the context of an attitude of persistent unbelief and open hostility toward Jesus. And blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is unforgivable. 3. Such blasphemy is unforgivable not because the Lord is unwilling to forgive but because a person guilty of such sin has fully and finally hardened his heart against the grace of God. In conclusion, blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is the only unpardonable sin mentioned in the Bible, and it is mentioned in the context of the Pharisees accusing Jesus of being possessed by the Devil. Those who are born again receive the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit within them at the moment of salvation. Many people who walk a fine line on anxiety or OCD find this verse very perplexing. Historical documents tell us the Jewish leaders believed that Jesus performed His miracles using ancient Egyptian magic. Refusal to acknowledge this obvious testimony of the work of God was blaspheming the Holy Spirit. For permissions, view our Copyright Policy. So, here are my answers to the two questions. 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