• This expression is used at the Bible account found at Matthew 12:24-32. For his miraculous cures, Jesus gave the credit to the One really responsible for them. So, to those who accused him of being in league with Satan the Devil, whom they called “Beelzebub, the ruler of the demons,” Jesus said: “It is by means of God’s spirit that I expel the demons.” Consequently, he warned the opposers that “the blasphemy against the spirit will not be forgiven. . . . “whoever speaks against the holy spirit, it will not be forgiven him, no, not in this system of things nor in that to come.” The opposers had committed that unforgivable sin by maliciously attributing to the Devil what was plainly a miraculous operation of God’s holy spirit.
  • Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is exactly what it says: blasphemy. Blasphemy is a disrespect, irreverence or maliciousness. Since the Holy Spirit, according to the words of Jesus, is sent to speak of Christ and man's need for salvation, this blasphemy translates into a disbelief, mockery or antagonism toward that message. The only unforgivable sin is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit which is not believing His message about Jesus Christ. A person is not sent to hell because he is a murderer. He is sent to hell because he doesn't believe in Christ. A person is not sent to hell because he is a rapist. He is sent to hell because he doesn't believe in Christ. A person is not sent to hell because he is a thief. He is sent to hell because he doesn't believe in Christ. Conversely, A person does not go to heaven because he is a good person. He goes to heaven because he believes in Christ. A person does not go to heaven because he goes to church. He goes to heaven because he believes in Christ. A person does not go to heaven because he gives his money and time to good causes. He goes to heaven because he believes in Christ.
  • In Matthew chapter 12 Jesus cast out a demon. (In Mark, it is written that they said He was possessed by Beelzebul [Satan]). The Pharisees said that Jesus was the ruler of demons that's why He could cast them out. The pharisees knew all of the prophecies. Signs that He was the Son of Man were clear, yet they refused to recognize that. What Jesus did was a miracle but the pharisees claimed otherwise. They deliberately rejected Jesus even though the evidence was before them and they knew it. He was the Son of God and they rejected that.
  • It means to deny that the Holy spirit exists. You've got me pal. Every religion has it's own version of an "unforgivable" sin. God is all powerful. The Holy Spirit is an aspect of God. I can harden my heart against the Holy Spirit. Therefore I'm more powerful than God.
    • Wakko
      Wow, GB, how...."christlike" of you. :P
  • denial of WHO and WHAT the Holy Spirit is...its God and HIS POWER ...HIS POWER of 'help' and 'comfort'.... deny the Holy Spirit is denying is very vital to know the correct identity of the Almighty...God , the Holy Spirit and Christ are ONE>>> you can deny Christ and still COME forgiven...but DENYING GOD is unforgiveable and you can never COME HOME....amen
  • Generally one needs a name to blast pheme inorder for it to work. For instance saying, God Damn, is not blast famous because God is not a devine name. There isnt a devine name. Unless we say that the name, Holy Spirit is a devine name. Again it is a name we humans have given to a Spiritual Enity. The Holy Spirit is real. Therefore saying that the Holy Spirit isnt real would be blast feemous. If you are a non believer, than it doesnt really matter, and it is forgiveable. There fore it must be some kind of church rule to make it unforegiveable.
  • From the answers you received, no one is close to the truth. Let us reason here. Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is to blaspheme against the authorized KJV Bible by eradicating the book. God's Holy men were actually moved by the Holy Spirit to give us the words we have now from The Holy Bible. God speaks to His Creation through a certain book. It is certainly not with newer translations, since "God despises alterations." We either have one book that leads us to the truth or we are lost. 2 Peter 2:21 "For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but Holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit."
    • Wakko
      Wow, Jennay, you didn't even attempt to answer the question, as usual.
    • Jenny The Great ⭐
      Wakko, my answer is clear. It's up to you to prove me wrong in what you don't agree with. I doubt that you will, so I will consider your remarks as a non-productive approach.
  • to talk bad about the holy spirit
  • The people who die without Jesus and deny Him unto death is the answer. For God is all three persons in one.
  • to say sonnething really bad about it
  • This type of sin is related to what we read in Hebrews 10:26: “If we practice sin willfully after having received the accurate knowledge of the truth, there is no longer any sacrifice for sins left.” So there is a deliberateness or willfulness about this kind of sin. One callously sins, fully aware of the fact that he is going directly contrary to the operation of God’s spirit and His righteous laws. Furthermore, we all are sinful and need Christ’s ransom sacrifice to obtain forgiveness. But “there is no longer any sacrifice for sins left” for one who knows that and “who has trampled upon the Son of God and who has esteemed as of ordinary value the blood” he shed. That one “has outraged the spirit of undeserved kindness with contempt.” (Heb. 10:29) He will never repent and humbly seek God’s forgiveness for his sin and rejection of Christ’s ransom. He is beyond repentance.
  • When the Holy Spirit testifies to you it is a very personal thing. A one on one experience. The Holy Spirit testifies of the truth of all things. No one can be converted without it. When The Holy Spirit testifies to you, there is no doubt. You know it to your soul. When you know The Holy Spirit is real and true and you deny it, that is denial of the Holy Spirit. And its unforgivable because God knows you know its true to your very soul.
  • Forgive yourself and move on. No need in going through life all downcast because you did this or that. Go and sin no more, but if/when you do, forgive yourself. No need in crucifying Jesus perpetually.
  • Hi Nick, here's a perspective you might not see often. Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is what it is called when a believer begins to question the belief system itself. It is considered an unforgivable sin in order to strongly discourage believers with skeptical inclinations from causing problems for the religious leaders.
  • Blasphemy is defamatory, injurious, or abusive speech. Since the holy spirit has God as its Source, saying things against his spirit is the same as speaking against God. Unrepentantly resorting to speech of that kind is unforgivable.
  • Jesus said that he will not forgive the speech against the holy Spirit not in this life and not in the next life but God said in the Old testament that he will have mercy upon those that he chooses to have mercy upon. Now let me explain to you why Jesus won't forgive the speech against the holy Spirit the holy spirit is the mother of creation we hear about her in Genesis chapter 1 this is out of an old Bible the spirit of God was pacing back and forth like a pregnant woman about to give birth and God said that there be light and there was light reading in Hebrews chapter 1 we find out that that light was indeed Jesus Christ not the light in the sky so here's the deal. This being we call the holy Spirit that's God's equivalent of his wife if you say something bad about a man's wife you don't run to the man's son and ask forgiveness you beg forgiveness from the husband and you beg forgiveness from the wife and you hope that the husband doesn't beat you up! So if you should say something bad about the holy Spirit don't go asking Jesus to forgive you beg forgiveness from God the Father who is the husband and beg forgiveness from the holy Spirit who is the equivalent of the wife and Hope that the husband shows you mercy and doesn't beat you up for it or even worse
  • "Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee." Psalm 119:11 God has designed His Word to fit together so perfectly for the believer that it delights his soul and he can hide it in his heart. By genuinely seeking to please God in this manner, a believer can overcome any and all sin. To commit the unforgivable sin, “blasphemy against the Holy Spirit” which Jesus spoke of in Matthew 12:31, a person must eliminate the Word of God from his heart and life. He does this by refusing all godly understanding in favor of worldly reasoning. "Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God." John 8:43,47 God’s arch-enemy, the Devil, never reveals his true nature even to his closest followers. If the Devil can convince someone that he is the true God, that person can make the permanent choice to be a child of the Devil. This cannot be undone, that is why it is unforgivable. That person is falsely convinced he is a child of God because he has believed the lies of the Devil. "Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me." John 8:42 One who has committed blasphemy against the Holy Spirit has eliminated the Word of God from his life and is incapable of loving with the love of God. He refuses godly understanding and relies only on worldly reasoning, and is falsely convinced he is a child of God.
  • The Bible says about this all matter of speech against me I could forgive but as for the blasphemy of the holy Spirit I won't forgive not in this life and not in the next. Now let me explain you what this means in language that we can understand. The holy spirit is the mother of creation the equivalent of God's woman his wife and if you cuss a man's wife out you don't run to the man's son and ask for forgiveness you beg forgiveness from the lady and from the lady's husband and hope that the lady's husband lets you live for talking crap about his wife. That's just as simple as it is God says I will have mercy on the one that I choose to have mercy on. If God thinks that you made careless slip of the tongue God might forgive you for saying something wrongful about the holy Spirit. He might also reach across the desk and punch you in the nose or slap you or beat you up. If you went through your whole life talking bad about his wife his woman the mother of creation Jesus spiritual mother. I hear it's mighty warm down in the lake of fire

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