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Blaspheme of the Holy Ghost
by Edward Cobb
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Blaspheme of the Holy Ghost – The Uforgiveable Sin

Mark 3:28-30
28 Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme:
29 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:
30 Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.

Mark 3:29 Amplified Bible
29 But whoever speaks abusively against or maliciously misrepresents the Holy Spirit can never get forgiveness, but is guilty of and is in the grasp of an everlasting trespass.

Many questions have been asked about the “blaspheme against the Holy Ghost” and since it has to do with sin, we shall look at it now. We shall answer some of these questions like: what is it to blaspheme, can a Christian do this, even accidently and why is it unforgivable.

1. What is it to blaspheme? According to the Strong’s Concordance: Blaspheme – is to vilify; specially to speak impiously :- (speak) blaspheme (-er, -mously, -my), defame, rail on, revile, speak evil.

Luke 23:39 “And one(thief) of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us”.

The same word as “railed” in this verse is used as “blaspheme” in Matt. 3:28, 29 and 27:39 “And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads”.

To put it in plain language is to disrespectful of the names of God. The scribes did far worse by accusing Jesus that “…He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils”; Mk 3:22. Jesus is filled with the Holy Ghost and the scribes are calling the Holy Ghost, Beelzebub or another name for Satan. The scribes spoke evil against, not just Jesus but the Holy Ghost that was in Jesus. It is very wise to be very careful how one speaks about the Holy Ghost or the work of the Holy Ghost. In short, the scribes said the Jesus Christ had an unclean spirit and calling the “Holy Ghost” unclean.

Acts 13:9-11
9 Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him,
10 And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?
11 And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness; and he went about seeking some to lead him by the hand.

How did Paul do this? By the power of the Holy Ghost which the Lord gave him. We have to remember the work of the Holy Ghost that He is The comforter and The Revealer of God’s knowledge. Just think about the title alone is “Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit”. It is the same “Holy Ghost” that over shadowed the virgin Mary to bring Jesus Christ into the world and become God in the flesh. The “Holy Ghost” is what came down from Heaven to descend on Jesus at His baptism.
We as Christians are filled with the “Holy Ghost” and we need to be careful telling each other who is not filled with the “Holy Ghost”. Who are we to say who is filled and who is not filled with the “Holy Ghost”; this is not our place. It is obvious that if he is Christian than he has the “Holy Ghost” in him, if not than he doesn’t have the “Holy Ghost”. So we can assume he is not Christian but BE CAREFUL what is said about the working of the “Holy Ghost” in him.
I am VERY CAFEFUL with this example but the Lord knows that it must be explained to all. I have heard people blaspheme and say, “Jesus H. Christ” and knowing what that “H” stands for is the worst type of blaspheme a person let come out of their mouth. They know that the “H” stands for the “Holy Ghost” and they knowing done it. Can we see the GREAT error in doing this? The person that said this a lot was a so-call Christian that I worked with me years ago and I think that he was of Pentecostal denomination. I have heard it from other but this one comes to mind more clearly. Another example, I just seen this on Facebook and it came to mind how easily we will use it. The phase, omg for short, Oh my God in its long version is used so much even by Christians and even this is forgiven but it is still disrespectful blaspheming the name of God.

Acts 5:3-5
3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?
4 Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.
5 And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things.

Whether or not Ananias blasphemed the “Holy Ghost”, we can all agree that it was lying to the “Holy Ghost” is what had him killed by the Lord. The Lord did not look at lying to the “Holy Ghost” and thought it worthy to kill him and his wife over lying. This was after the Day of Pentecost and the church was growing in number. If the Lord God did not like it with Ananias and his wife, would the Lord God think of it any different today?

Ephesians 4:29-30
29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

This word “grieve” is not meant as blaspheme but to sorrow the “Holy Spirit” which is the work of the “Holy Ghost”.

2. Can a Christian do this, even accidently?

God will not allow a Christian to comment an unforgivable sin for Jesus said Himself, “…How can Satan cast out Satan”; Mk. 3:23. We are indwelled with the “Holy Ghost” than at the same time blaspheme the same “Holy Ghost” that is within us. Yes, we as Christian can blaspheme God and Jesus Christ but both are forgiven; just not the “Holy Ghost”. To make something perfectly clear that God is our Heavenly Father as we are His sons and daughters and our conversations is as a Father and a son. When we are talking to God and one calls Him “Dad”; this is not blaspheme but a closeness between the Father and His son. As long as we do it with the same respect that we would call Him, God. Just be careful in calling the work of the “Holy Ghost” in a Christian, not of the “Holy Ghost”.

3. Why is it unforgivable?

Look at it through the eyes of a Christian, which the “Holy Spirit” is in all Christians and it is the “Holy Spirit” that convicts us of our sins to repent. The scribes accusing Jesus were lost and full of sin with evil in their heart. This will be explain in this chapter of Salvation but why is it unforgiveable. Two things to remember, the saved are forgiven and the lost are unforgiven.

Matthew 12:31-32
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.
32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.

Mark 3:28
28 Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme:
29 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:

There is only one sin that has never the forgiveness of the grace of God but is there another way to not have forgiveness. Yes, another way to blaspheme the “Holy Ghost” is to reject the holy work of the Spirit. The “Holy Ghost” calls us and convicts us of sin so the “Holy Spirit” works in our heart unto repentance. We as Christians repent of our sin and come to the cross. The unsaved rejects the calling of the “Holy Ghost” by which the “Holy Ghost” says to the unsaved heart, “You are a sinner and in need of Jesus Christ” and the sinners heart replies, “No, I am not” or “I am going to heaven because I am a good person”. Either way, they deceive themselves to hell.


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