The Unpardonable Sin – Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit

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The Bible makes it very, very clear. God the Father has sent His one and only Son Jesus Christ down to our earth to physically die on a cross in order to give all men and all women total forgiveness and total remission for all of their sins – which includes all past, present, and future sins that we will ever commit.

This gift of eternal salvation is available to every single person who will accept Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. The Bible makes it very clear that “whoever” calls upon the name of the Lord for eternal salvation will be saved from their sins if they are willing to accept Jesus Christ and His sacrificial death on the cross.

However, in 3 specific verses from Scripture, Jesus makes a very serious bone chilling statement. He says that the only sin that cannot be forgiven through the Blood that He has already shed for all of us is a direct blaspheming against the Holy Spirit.

What exactly is He meaning by this? What exactly is a blaspheming of the Holy Spirit? Many Christians have freaked out over the years wondering if they have possibly committed this unpardonable sin.

I will first start out by giving you the two main verses where Jesus is making this statement, and then give you the interpretation of what I feel Jesus is trying to tell all of us with this statement.

The Scripture Verses

1.  This first verse comes from the Gospel of Mark. Before Jesus makes this statement, He is getting attacked by some of the Jewish Scribes. Jesus was casting demons out of people and these scribes were trying to tell everyone that Jesus was casting demons out of people by Beelzebub – the ruler of the demons.

In other words, they were accusing Jesus of casting out demons by the power of Satan himself.

Jesus then answers them right on the spot telling them how could Satan cast out Satan?

He tells them that a house divided against itself cannot stand, and that it would make no logical sense for Satan to be casting out either himself or another one of his own demonic spirits. Satan would just be defeating his own purposes by even trying to do such a thing.

Now here is what got these Scribes in major trouble with the Lord. They obviously knew they were witnessing major supernatural miracles seeing Jesus cast demons out of people.

But instead of just walking away and keeping their mouths shut, or trying to discredit Jesus by saying nothing was really happening, or that these people were either not really possessed or all of this was just a figment of their imaginations – they make their one and final comment which will forever seal their fate for all of eternity – they literally attack the Holy Spirit Himself by saying that He was in fact the devil himself!

They knew that Jesus had something else operating on the inside of Him that was accomplishing all of these dramatic miracles. The Bible makes it very clear that it was the power of the Holy Spirit operating through Jesus that was doing all of these dramatic miracles.

But instead of leaving well enough alone and just walking away and keeping their mouths shut, they just had to take that one last final jab at Jesus and directly attack the Spirit that was operating on the inside of Him – which was the Holy Spirit Himself! And once they did – they were done! Right after this occurs, Jesus then makes one of the most bone chilling statements on sin that He has ever made.

Jesus specifically states that “all sins” can be forgiven through His blood – including any blasphemies against either Himself or anyone else. But the one sin that He and His Father will not forgive is a direct blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. Here is the verse:

“Assuredly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they may utter; but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is subject to eternal condemnation” – because they said, “He has an unclean spirit.” (Mark 3:28-30)

Notice in the last few words of this verse that Jesus specifically ties in the blaspheming against the Holy Spirit with the Scribes stating that He had an “unclean spirit” operating through Him. In other words, Jesus was condemning them to hell for all of eternity because they were calling the Holy Spirit a demonic spirit!

2.  The second verse comes from Matthew. Again, the same scenario is unfolding where the Pharisees are attacking Jesus for casting a demon out of a blind and mute man.

They once more accuse Him of casting this demon out by Beelzebub, the ruler of the demons. Jesus once more goes into the exact same explanation as He did in the above verse from Mark where He says that Satan is not going to cast himself out – as a house divided against itself cannot stand, even in the demonic realm.

However, Jesus makes one more additional comment in this verse. He says that He is casting these demons out by the “Spirit of God” – which is the Holy Spirit.

Right here, the battle lines are being drawn. Jesus is saying on the one hand that He is doing all of these miracles by the power of the Holy Spirit operating through Him – and then you have some of the Scribes and Pharisees alleging that He is doing all of these miracles by the power of the devil.

Then Jesus once more comes down with the hammer and says:

“Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men. Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come.” (Matthew 12:31-32)

Without question, this statement being made by Jesus is one of the most dire and extreme warnings He has ever given. He is literally telling us that there is one specific sin that will never, ever be forgiven – and that one sin is a direct blasphemous attack against the Holy Spirit Himself.

Jesus even says that you can speak a word directly against Him and that you can still be forgiven – but He will not forgive anyone who will directly attack the Holy Spirit.

Interpretation Of Blaspheming the Holy Spirit

So what exactly is Jesus meaning when He talks about someone who is directly “blaspheming” the Holy Spirit?

1. The word “blaspheme” in Webster’s Dictionary means to “speak irreverently or profanely of or to God, to curse or revile.” Another part of their definition says “any remark or action held to be irreverent or disrespectful.”

Many of the different Bible Dictionaries describe blasphemy as “insulting, cursing, lacking reverence for God, claiming deity.”

There can be no question that calling the Holy Spirit, who is God and Lord Himself, the devil himself, is without a doubt the most blasphemous statement you could possibly make against Him.

Calling the Highest of all Beings the lowest of all beings is without question the worse possible thing that these Scribes and Pharisees could have done.

Not only was this the height of pure stupidity, but it was also the height of pure arrogance and pride.

As a result, they ended up being the first set of people that Jesus pronounced this very severe judgment on.

2. However, how does all of this apply in our day and age? Can this unpardonable sin still be committed today?

Many Bible scholars believe that this unpardonable sin cannot be committed today.

They believe this sin could have only been committed back at the time when Jesus was walking on our earth. In other words, you would have to attack Jesus direct just like the Scribes and Pharisees did to be found guilty of this sin.

However, I am not quite sure about this position. Here’s where I believe the first level of interpretation comes in as to what this verse might mean for all of us in this day and age.

From the way the above two Scripture verses are being worded, there is no question what God is trying to tell us.

If you had verbally attacked the Holy Spirit, operating through His Son Jesus while He was living down here on our earth, by telling Him that He is the devil himself – then you would have directly blasphemed the Holy Spirit, and as such, God has now rendered judgment that this transgression will be considered unpardonable in His sight.

Now if we take this same scenario into our present day and age, and take an anointed, born-again believer who is walking with the power of the Holy Spirit operating through him to heal the sick and cast out demons just like Jesus was doing – then what happens if an unbelieving scoffer comes along and says the exact same thing – that these miracles are not being done by the Holy Spirit, but by Satan or one of his demonic spirits?

Is this unbelieving scoffer guilty of committing the same unpardonable sin as the Scribes and Pharisees did back in Jesus’ day?

Personally, I think there is a good chance that this unbeliever may be guilty of committing the same unpardonable sin – especially if he knows that a real miracle is taking place just like the Scribes and Pharisees did.

If you will notice, many scoffers will not even tread into this kind of territory. If they see a Christian who has the anointing to heal the sick and cast out demons, they will either think that nothing is really happening, or if something is really happening, that it is just the power of suggestion.

Most doubters and unbelievers will either think that there are no demons to begin with, or if there is, that any healing or deliverance that may have just occurred was just the power of suggestion acting on that person causing them to believe that they had been healed or delivered from demons.

Very seldom will you see an unbeliever do what the Scribes and Pharisees did back in Jesus’ day and call the Holy Spirit Himself the devil or a demonic spirit.

However, if someone should be as bold and as arrogant as some of these Pharisees were, and step out and directly blaspheme the Holy Spirit with this same kind of accusation – then I really think the exact same principle may apply as it did when Jesus was walking with the power of the Holy Spirit – and that these people would be just as guilty of committing the unpardonable sin as the Scribes and Pharisees were back at the time that Jesus was walking on our earth.

I believe the same analogy would apply. The Holy Spirit is living and operating on the inside of each born-again believer today just as He was with Jesus.

If God the Father is calling any blasphemous attacks against the Holy Spirit operating through His Son Jesus as the unpardonable sin – then I personally believe that God would call the same thing out in this day and age if any scoffer would do the exact same thing – call the Holy Spirit a demon or the devil operating through an anointed, born-again believer.

3. I know there are some Christians who have wondered whether or not they have committed the unpardonable sin. Demons love to play a person with this kind of false accusation once they move in on them with one of their attacks.

Some Christians think they may be guilty of this sin because they have been wrestling with God over certain issues, or they may have thrown major temper tantrums actually yelling at God. Just because you may be wrestling with God, yelling at Him, telling Him that you are going to walk off His playing field, losing some of your faith with Him, shutting down, not wanting to go to church or read your Bible – none of these things is a direct blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.

Many Christians will wrestle with God from time to time, especially when they get hit with any type of serious storm cloud. This is why the apostle Paul calls our walk with the Lord a “fight of faith.” Sometimes we have to fight to keep our faith up and in God, especially when we are going through some very trying circumstances.

The only way I believe that any Christian could be possibly guilty of blaspheming the Holy Spirit would be if they were to change camps by either becoming a full pledged atheist by refusing to believe that God actually exists anymore, or by literally switching camps to worship, serve, and follow Satan direct.

The Bible tells us that the Holy Spirit will not strive with a man forever.

If a Christian starts to head down into these kinds of extreme dark waters – the Holy Spirit will be doing everything He possibly can to keep them from going over into this kind of evil territory.

But if after a certain amount of time this person keeps refusing what the Holy Spirit is trying to tell him to do, and they then harden their hearts to the point where they will no longer listen to God, then I believe that God will quit striving with them after a certain point and then that person will be lost forever.

If that should occur, then I believe this may also be considered a direct blasphemy against the Holy Spirit – especially since the Holy Spirit had been the main One to actually wrestle and strive with this person over such a long period of time.

What could be more blasphemous than telling God that you no longer believe that He actually exists, or if you decide you want to change camps and worship and follow his archenemy of all time – the devil himself?

Per the article I did titled, “Can a Christian Lose Their Salvation?” – I believe there are several powerful verses from Scripture that do show that it may be possible for a Christian to lose their salvation with the Lord. I know many will argue they do not believe in this.

Their argument is that no true Christian could ever fall away to serve Satan or become a full fledged atheist.

They feel if something like this should ever happen, then this person was never truly saved to begin with.

I really believe there are people who have had true born again conversions with the Lord when they were 15 or 16 years old – and then 20 or 30 years later they fall into dark side waters like changing camps to follow and serve Satan direct, become serial killers, serial rapists, or become involved in some kind of gang or organized criminal activity where they are literally killing other people for profit.

I believe that in each one of these types of extreme cases the Holy Spirit has been in major wrestling matches with each one of them trying to get them to retain their salvation. But again, the Bible says that the Holy Spirit will not strive with a man forever. There is a limit to God’s patience and mercy and how long He will chase and strive after someone.

Anyone who manages to lose their salvation by deliberately refusing to heed the warnings and strivings of the Holy Spirit on some of these more serious types of transgressions may be guilty of blaspheming the Holy Spirit.

4. The other area where someone may possibly be guilty of blaspheming the Holy Spirit is when the Holy Spirit is chasing and striving after someone who is not saved.

Again, this verse where the Holy Spirit will not strive with a man forever may also apply to Him chasing after an unbeliever, where He is trying to show them the errors of their ways and the errors of their thinking.

If after a certain amount of time this unbeliever refuses to accept God’s calling, refuses to turn from the sins they may be living in, refuses to accept what Jesus did for them at Calvary, refuses to accept all of the laborers that God may have sent their way to try and get them saved – then God will pull back and quit striving after them.

And if that should occur, this person will then be done! And if this should happen to an unbeliever, then I believe there is also the possibility they would be guilty of blaspheming the Holy Spirit – especially since the Holy Spirit was the main One who had been wrestling with them over all of those years

There are some Bible scholars who believe that this may be another definition or interpretation of what blaspheming the Holy Spirit is all about.

Though this is a bit of a gray issue, I believe they may be right with this assessment.

Conclusion

To those Christians who think they may be guilty of having committed the unpardonable sin, study the above two Scripture verses very carefully.

Unless you have directly called the Holy Spirit Satan himself or a demonic spirit like the Scribes and Pharisees did back in Jesus’ day, then you are nowhere close to having had committed this unpardonable sin.

The only other possible scenario would be if you have decided to completely forsake and abandon God all together by choosing to believe that He no longer exists, or deciding that you want to change sides and follow and worship after the devil direct.

Even then, you will still have some time with the Lord to see the errors of your ways and the bad choices you have made.

God will not give up on you and He will continue to chase after you, even if you have fallen into a Satan worshiping group. Many people who have fallen into these types of dark groups have been rescued and pulled out of them by the Lord after a certain length of time.

But again, the Bible says that the Holy Spirit will not chase after and strive with a man forever. Realize that there are limits and boundaries to God’s patience, grace, and mercy.

Unless you are treading into these kinds of extreme dangerous grounds with the Lord, then you are nowhere close to blaspheming the Holy Spirit. Losing some of your faith in God, getting mad at Him, holding grudges against Him, pulling back on Him, and arguing and wrestling with Him are not direct acts of blasphemy against His Holy Spirit.

God is obviously not going to be happy with this kind of child-like, immature behavior, but you are not going to lose your salvation over it, and you are not going to be deemed guilty of blaspheming His Holy Spirit by throwing some of these kinds of immature temper tantrums.

The Bible says that our flesh and spirits will war against each other and for some, their flesh will at times get the upper hand on them.

But do not misconstrue this type of roller coaster ride in your walk with the Lord with either blaspheming God the Father or the Holy Spirit. This is why Jesus had to come down and die for all of us on the cross – because of the sin nature that we were all born into this world with.

Just realize who you really are in Christ, and learn how to grow and mature in your walk with Him and try to keep your temper tantrums and pity parties to a bare minimum.

This life is way too short to be wallowing in wrestling matches with the Lord, holding grudges against Him, and questioning some of the decisions He has made with your life.

Realize that God the Father always knows best, trust that He has made the right decisions in the way that He has been handling your life, and press on into the divine calls and assignments that He has set up for your life.

You only get one chance in the eternal scheme of things to accomplish God’s perfect will for your life down here on this earth.

Do not blow it or lose it because you have been wrestling with God over all of these years over issues that you will end up finding out later on were a complete waste of time to be arguing with Him in the first place.

Remember, God is perfect – you are not!

God always knows best – you do not! God can see into you future – you cannot!

Trust God – because you cannot trust yourself or the world in general to achieve your full potential in Him in this lifetime!

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  1. hang in there jay. i to ave had these fears. i to have been accused of these things. i know in my heart and soul that the holy spirit is holy holy holy. its an attack that isnt new. Our God know’s all things. he knows you better then you know yourself. he made you, he knows every word your gonna say, he see it, and knows it. i would pray to him and talk with him about this, he loves to hear from us. One day soon he will be hear with us or us with him. peace my brother, maybe some day we will meet God willing.

  2. I have been tormented about this for nearly a year….and cannot find relief…I have always been a believer, but now I am scared to death. It has crippled me….I wasn’t aware of the sin as to what it was, but that is no help….It seems as if God has turned on me, and I am having a hard time feeling forgiveness for anything…..Please pray for me, that I will feel God’s presence again. It is more than frightful. Thank you

  3. I feel like I am being attacked by demons because ever since I read the verse about the unforgivable sin when i was around 13 years old, I have had such a battle and torment going on in my mind. the devil (I presume it is the devil, because I truly do not think anything bad about God, Jesus or the Holy Spirit myself) the devil has attacked my mind with all kinds of horrible thoughts regarding things that would be insulting to the holy spirit. I wish this would have stopped a long time ago, but the thoughts of torment come and go. I wish I could just erase my mind and start over again.

    I truly believe that I have not committed the unpardonable sin, first of all because I do not WANT to, and second of all because I have never SPOKEN anything aloud, they were always just horrible thoughts that came into my mind uninvited. Does anyone know if a thought does or does not count? I would NEVER speak aloud a blasphemy to Jesus, God or the Holy Spirit.

    Third of all, I have never turned my back on God. I always WANTED to be a Christian, and I always will. I have never turned atheist or joined an occult or anything nor do I ever want to.

    Can someone please help me, do you think this is a demon attack? How do I make it stop? It is so bad, I cannot even read the Bible without the disturbing and horrible thoughts coming into my head….it is so hard for me and I hate this.

    I really am a pretty normal person, I would hate to think this is some kind of mental illness. Its been going on since i was about 13 and now I’m 24. I do think Jesus wants us to live the abundant life, so I always wonder what am i doing so wrong for this to happen to me? I try to seek God, but it seems like the devil is around every single corner, ever.

    -Lindsey

  4. Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    And lean not on your own understanding;
    In all your ways submit to Him
    And He will make your paths straight.
    Proverbs 3:5-6

    Hey David @ #6!!!!

    I think if you focus on all of Gods word and learn as you apply it to your life every day and keep your faith
    you could gain a whole new perspective of what God wants for you. I have also had many struggles and fears thinking I couldn’t go on. The Lord loves those who come to Him and if we sincerely desire a personal relationship with Him, confess our sins and repent of a youthful rebellion I know He can bless your life. Your desires seem to be that you want to be reconciled to God, from what I understand He is merciful to a man with a contrite heart. The sin of this subject seems to be one that is an ongoing rebellion and not a turn around with repentance. If we put our faith in Jesus Christ alone for salvation and persevere He won’t leave us. It is not about our past if we put our faith in Jesus it is our present. When we agree with God and trust Him we have nothing to fear. He is faithful. He loves those who love Him.

  5. Awesome study thank you

  6. To Charles…
    I completely understand, more than you know. Read my post, I think you will be more than ok. I say that because before I came to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ..I never had those thoughts, not long after was when the same thoughts you had came in my mind like a flood. Don’t you think God knew every thought any of us would ever have in life, even before we had bad thoughts. Did God say “Nothing Doing” I don’t like their thoughts I’m not going to save them. Satan laughs at us because he knows how frightened we can get and he just wants attention. The Same attention that got him kicked out of Heaven. If you meant it or believed you committed this sin you would not be feeling remorse for just a thought.God himself says “My ways or not your ways” My thoughts are not your thoughts”. God Loves You soooooo Much.

  7. To Everyone who has had this terrible feeling of impending doom, I’d like to say If you know you had a personal experience when accepting Jesus Christ as personal Lord & Savior you couldn’t have committed the Unpardonable Sin. The fact that you are crying,frightened,& worried shows just that. In the time of Jesus ministry the Pharisees knew he was God’s Son, but kept denying it over & over. Peter denied Jesus yet Jesus said “Upon this Rock I shall build my Church & the Gates of Hell shall NOT prevail against it. Now the Enemy knows the Bible better than us that’s why he uses TRICKs like that so you will not be what God has called you to be. When you Love Jesus you are a threat to Satan.
    Think about this. Let’s just say Everybody in the entire existence of humanity had a bad thought against the Holy Spirit and at the exact moment & time we all thought an evil thought against the Holy Spirit, all of humanity would be lost forever. Then it would have been pointless for Christ to suffer that terrible pain for everyone only for us to be lost from the start.
    Also how did we all become sinners in the first place? Adam right? Adam sinned & we became sinners. Christ died for every person in existence. Christ saved us upon accepting what he did on the Cross. That’s why salvation is a Gift. God is not and Indian giver. You have to Choose Christ. John 3:16 sums it up.For God So Loved the World that he gave his ONLY begotten son that whosoever believes in him shall NOT perish but have everlasting life.” Now I did not see a clause in John 3:16 that said “unless,except,but you committed the Unpardonable Sin. DON’T GO BY FEELINGS AS THEY ARE ALWAYS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. GOD IS NOT IN THE TRICKING BUSINESS. HE IS SIMPLE. We complicated it. He doesn’t. GOD DOES NOT CHANGE!

  8. Hello, I’ve been struggling with this fear for about a year now. I’ve hand memories come into my head and a OCD like attack of tormenting blasphemy.

    A year ago I came to Christ , well I accepted the truth. The attacks or convictions go like this. There are 3 memories of things I said. I’m not even sure I said them but that’s what my mind is saying.

    First one is I’m watching tv and someone was talking in tounges and I said that person was possessed.

    Second one is I’m driving down the road and it was around Halloween and these kids were dressed as devils at a church, I said there devil worshipers .

    The third one is. That I called god a evil spirit. I tried to remember why I’d say such a thing and I don’t even know why, I didn’t know who god was and after knowing him I couldn’t say them things, I think I was saying them things cause of how evil this world is. But it’s not him it’s the ruler of this age who is bad.

    Now I don’t believe these things. And like I said I don’t even remember if I said these things. I never liked religion or knew much about God or Jesus. But one day I started looking for the truth about life and came to the bible after looking at many other religions and science theory’s. anyone willing to talk to me? I’ve prayed a lot over this and tried to explain myself to the God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob.

    Any help would be awesome. Prayers would be nice also, I’ve confessed and repented with tears and fear like no other to these things even though I don’t remember if I did them or not. Should I have done that? Please help

  9. Ray,
    I don’t believe that having blasphemous thoughts equals blaspheeming the Holy Spirit. It has to be a conscious and deliberate act.
    Also, to AC, I believe this sin in consideration can still be committed today. That is why Jesus made the distinction between blasphemies against the Son (which can be forgiven)…

    “Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men. Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come.” (Matthew 12:31-32)

    and the Holy Spirit (which can not be forgiven). Jesus doesn’t have to be physically on the earth for this awful sin to take place, because the Holy Spirit is on the earth today. Lord, have mercy!

    “Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men. Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come.” (Matthew 12:31-32)

  10. In my occult days and in my petulant stupid selfish days I knowingly and with intent did blaspheme the holy spirit and call him unclean, though I heartfeltdly repent I cannot be forgiven, the emptiness and despair I feel is hell, a hell with no hope

    • WOW David how’s everything going now? Do you feel saved? Have you sought god

  11. This is a tough one to comprehend. The verse specifically mentions blaspheming the Holy Spirit which is one of the three forms of God. Jesus forgave those who blasphemed Him (God in human form). But how do you blaspheme a Spirit? If you curse or reject the spirit, you are rejecting God spiritual presence. In effect, you are actually turning your back on God. If you won’t let the Spirit into your life, how can you be saved? It doesn’t seem, to me, that you can. Therein lies the premise of the unpardonable sin. What do the others think about that logic? I’d really like to know. Thanks.

  12. thanks a lot man of God for that satisfying and biblical answer am blessed please pray for I used to have a stronger walk with te Lord but along the way flesh overcame and sinned to God two heavier sins but I confessed and went back to God but am not strong like before.pliz advice me I still feel bad about what I did

  13. KSoMn,

    You did not come here to discuss the unpardonable sin. But I would still like to respond.

    Remember this: NO TIME? NO TRUTH.
    If you don’t take the time to do some research, you will be stuck with your own ideas, and they can be false.

    Just google any verse, or any question you have, and see what others discovered. For example Genesis 2:17, and I quote:

    “…God told Adam that if he ate of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, he would “surely die.” Some skeptics have tried to use this verse to show an inconsistency in the Bible, because Adam and Eve did not die the very day they ate of that fruit. In the Hebrew, it literally says, “dying you will die.” It indicates a process that has a definite starting point, and continues into the future. When they sinned (Genesis 3:7), Adam and Eve immediately knew their guilt. With that guilt came a shame which caused them to try and hide from God, because they had become spiritually dead, or separated from Him.

    In addition to the immediate spiritual death they experienced, they also began the process of physical death, even though it took many years for death to have its full effect. This can be better understood with the example of a flower. When you see a flower growing in a garden, you know it is alive, because it is connected to the stem and the roots, and is receiving nourishment from the ground. When you separate the flower from its life source, it still has the appearance of life, and can maintain that appearance for several days, depending on the conditions. Regardless of the care it is given, though, it is already dying, and that process cannot be reversed. The same is true for mankind…”

    Genesis 3:22, I quote again:
    – The words should be rendered, “Behold, what has become [by sin] of the man who was as one of us”! Formed, at first, in our image… to know good and evil – how sad his condition now.
    – A very learned man has ventured the following paraphrase, which should not be lightly regarded: “And the Lord God said, The man who was like one of us in purity and wisdom, is now fallen and robbed of his excellence; he has added לדעת ladaath, to the knowledge of the good, by his transgression the knowledge of the evil; and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat and live for ever in this miserable state, I will remove him, and guard the place lest he should re-enter. Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden,”

    For the rest, you’ll have to do your own homework.

    BTW, you write: “Satan never lied”. But fact is, that he doesn’t ALWAYS lie. If he would, it would be too obvious. So he usually mingles truth, or seeming truths, with his lies. Which is a much more effective method to get people deceived than just by pure lying. (William Shakespeare: “The seeming truth which cunning times put on to entrap the wisest”) Keep this in mind: It’s a deception when you don’t know you’re being deceived. And what I read in your post, HE GOT YA!

    P.S. You can find some more deceptions if you google trthndcptn.

  14. It’s funny how the “Father of the Lie” never lied in the Bible..

    Genesis 2:17 “but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”

    Genesis 3:3 “”It’s only the fruit from the tree in the middle of the garden that we are not allowed to eat. God said, ‘You must not eat it or even touch it; if you do, you will die.’ 4 . “You won’t die!” the serpent replied to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

    Genesis 3:22 “And the LORD God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.””

    So… they ate of a tree that they were told would kill them on the day they ate of it… Satan told them they wouldn’t die.. but would be like God.. in Genesis 3:22 god himself says “The man has now become like one of us.”

    Who lied?

    In Job… Job 1:11, Satan says to God.. “But put forth your hand, and touch all that he has, and he will curse you to your face.”

    And god said.. Job 1:12 “The Lord said to Satan, “Behold all that he has is in your power; only upon himself do not put your hand”

    In Job 38:1, and 40:1 and 2.. Job questions Gods righteousness…

    Satan never lied.. God says, give no glory to other gods… and now there is a man that says we can only talk to God through him… a man that warns of ultimate destruction if we question him.. and an entire book of Revelation warning people of the destruction of false religion.. Satan never goes after Gods glory. But rather accepts that fact that we are flawed.. he see’s it… how can it be said that addressing human imperfection is a slight against God? Or an attempt to steal his glory?

  15. Would this subject be in the Word if it were a non-issue? Not hardly. The Word predicts a great apostasy where many will fall away from the faith and denounce Jesus as the Christ. Faith required for salvation is not just to believe in God, even the demons believe and tremble. We should understand that while we are not saved by works, Godly, living faith yields works and any faith not accompanied by works is dead. Relationships require service after the sale in order for them to remain healthy. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of all wisdom. To blaspheme against the Holy Spirit is for God to reveal himself to us but for us to insult him by refusing his call.

  16. I believe that the concern that most believers have with this idea of unpardonable sin, is that they might some how accidentally commit that sin. Ladies and gentlemen, that is utterly impossible to do. It CANNOT happen accidentally. You would have to make a VERY direct proclamation to the Lord that you no longer believe in him (And by the way, you have to FIRST believe before you can un-believe). OR that you are going to betray him and worship Satan himself. We all know that BELIEF and FAITH is what saves us. Now, what’s the problem with the former scenario? How can you proclaim anything to someone who doesn’t exist? In the ladder, I believe that this could damn you to Hell. You are getting exactly what you choose. But again, you are very actively making that choice well on your own. And to call out the Holy Spirits miracles as being Satan’s is again the result of a free choice you make to deny what you already know is true. Look, we have been given the gift of free will, which is really the essence of God’s love for us….the freedom to choose. Isn’t that what we all want, we know it’s just and btw, how could you love a robot programmed to do whatever you tell it. Anyway, the bottom line is this. God is not some bitter, angry and revengeful person who is just waiting to strike us down the second we step out of line. He’s already shown that by sacrificing His son that he wants redemption for us. But He has to allow us to CHOOSE that gift of redemption through Jesus Christ on our own. I will say it again. You HAVE to ACTUALLY BELIEVE before you can commit this sin. So it is for all intents and purposes a non-issue. You can rest in God’s compassion and love for you and know that you are saved because you have accepted Christ as your savior. He has done the redemptive work!! You can not earn your salvation by following a set of rules, including this one we are focused on right now. If you think you are not saved, then maybe you haven’t fully accepted Christ in your life. Just surrender to Him now and allow Him to remove this burden from you. He wants you to live your life to it’s fullest extent with Him living in you and you in Him. Accept His GRACE fully and you will not have to be bound by the guilt and shame of your past, present or future sins anymore. ALL sins have been erased. “Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28). “Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.” (Psalm 55:22) “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus …” (Romans 8:1)“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.” (Ephesians 1:7)

  17. Jesus was first to reveal the nature of the unpardonable sin in Matthew 12:30-32 and Mark 3:22-30. We simply learn from these scriptures that anyone who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit commits as sin which is unforgivable. But as to the details of this sin, many are left perplexed and afraid for their salvation.

    In order to gain a better understanding what it means to “blaspheme” against the Holy Spirit, we must closely study Hebrews 6:4-6. In this passage we learn that those of us who have been elightened, tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared the Holy Spirit, who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age yet subsequently fall away cannot be brought back to repentance. What I believe Paul is describing in this passage is precisely, in great detail, what it means to blaspheme against the Holy Spirit.

    Paul is describing an individual who God has chosen to reveal himself to by the power of Holy Spirit. This goes far beyond the tingle up our spine that one might get when we are moved by praise music or a scripture that hits close to home. This person has “tasted” and seen the power of God to such an extent that it should be inconceivable to deny his call. This experience could be called a “burning bush” type event or events.

    Right before Jesus discusses the unpardonable sin in both gospels,he had just performed an awesome miracle by the power of the Holy Spirit where a demon-possessed, blind and mute man was completely healed.

    All in attendance were blessed to have seen the power of God and should have been convinced to serve the Lord. Matt. 12:23 says, “All the people were astonished and said, ‘Could this be the son of David?” Yet, unfortunately, the reaction of the Pharisees was to say, “It is only by Beelzebub, the prince of demons, that this fellow drives out demons.” Clearly, to see the power of the Holy Spirit in action and to show utter contempt of the power of almighty God is blasphemous.

    This principle of God is also presented to us and fully supported in Numbers 14:22-23 where God says to Moses,”not one of the men who saw my glory and the miraculous signs I performed in Egypt and in the desert but who disobeyed me and tested me ten times–not one of them will ever see the land I promised on oath to their forefathers. No one who has treated me with contempt will ever see it.”

    I venture to say that few of us have had the opportunity to commit such blasphemy. However, we are all required to persevere to keep the faith and faithfulness(obedience). I hope this has helped someone besides me. God bless.

  18. Are there any apostles today?

  19. Correcting my earlier statement, what I meant was… “how much your statement meant”. Thank you.

  20. Brandon, thank you. You have no idea how much your statement made. Bless you.

  21. I Am being tormented with a demonic voice that will not leave me alone. that keeps saying the holy spirit is Demonic. i have been dealing with this crap for two months and i have had it and im considering leaving my faith. the devil knew i was always afraid to even geuss what the unforgiveable sin was.

    if a loving God wants to send me to hell for something a voice said to me. then thats just sad i wish i was never even born in this world anyway.

    • I have reoccuring thoughts too. They are awful. It says that I hate the Holy Spirit of God. Over and over. And I really dont and I could never but then I fear going to hell. I dont think its really me, I mean I dont want to think that and I know its a lie. What can I do? It comes and goes.

    • It happens to me to… but you can’t really control what you say in and out of your mind. And I believe God understands that. Although that thought may have popped up in your mind, if you don’t believe it then your probably fine. Your most likely under a spiritual attack.

    • No don’t do it. That is exactly what the devil wants you to do. Take the power out of it. Tell Jesus your blasphemous thoughts. Run to Jesus not from him. You are clearly in a battle for your soul. God knows they are not your thoughts and trust Jesus…. Trust in the Lord… Get out of the drivers seat and trust the Lord Jesus and sit in the back. You do not have to do it on your own. All the time Satan is gaining ground and will win the war over your soul if you let him.. trust Jesus and hand the battle over to him… May Jesus bless you and set you free…

  22. This is something that i struggled with for a long time,I am 30 y/o and when i was about 20 i once yelled at God Himself and used a bad word and almost in a way suggesting that He had left me in a time that i needed Him the most, so for years i paid for this in many ways with hard times,an unclear mind and always believing that God would not forgive me for what i have done, but one day at my lowest point in my life “and i mean very low” my Loving God out of nowhere told me that He loved me, i mean He actually spoke to me through a complete stranger just out of nowhere, and i knew that this was’nt just by chance, He chose a time and place so i would have no doubt it was Him speaking to me, but even after this i thought to myself well God yes now i know that You love me but that dosent mean You forgive me, boy that was like slapping myself in the face, first of all if God takes the time to let you know that He loves you than thats pretty much a sign that He has forgiven you as well, you see even if you did something that man would never forgive you for and would say how unjust and blah blah you are for doing this than they are just as guilty for judging you, we only have One Judge “GOD ALMIGHTY”, my God dosent go by mans rules, man goes by His and He will forgive whoever,whenever He wants to, God dosent do anything half way He is a God of forgiveness, mercy and love all at the Same time, just know in your hearts that God is a loving God but He is also a Just God and though i payed for my sins with a struggled life i now know that He was there with me the whole time and believe me it was Nothing compared to what my Lord suffered on the Cross, it was me who turned my face from Him, He Never turned his face away from me and i will love, cherish, obey and follow Him the rest of my days through good or bad times, He is the same God that has never left nore forsaken me. So to you out there who are worried if God still loves you and will forgive you, well He sent you to this letter from me for a reason, HE LOVES AND FORGIVES YOU, YES IM TALKING TO YOU, pray hard, read His Word and always love Him because He sure loves you,take time to listen to Him, He will speak to you also in random ways, dont stress over hearing His voice shout at you like a loud trumpet, sometimes its just a whisper, sometimes its through someone else like it was for me, be patient and love our God, I hope to see you in heaven, i love you all 😉

  23. Just like to add a little information to go along with my first post.
    The Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit has to be taken in the context that it is found in the Bible in Matthew 12 and this is the only context in which this sin is found. The sin (the unpardonable sin) was not an individual sin but a national sin. The sin was committed by that generation of Israel in Jesus day(when he was physically present on earth) and cannot be applied to subsequent Jewish generations or to any individual today. The sin’s content was the national rejection of the Messiahship of Jesus while He was physically present on the grounds that He was demon possessed. The sin was unpardonable and judgment was set and the judgment came in the year 70 A.D.
    If you will notice the change in Jesus ministry after chapter 12 He spoke to the people in parables which they did not understand but before chapter 12 Jesus spoke clearly and the people understood what He said. Also there was a change in the purpose of His miracles after chapter 12, before chapter 12 the miracles were to authenticate His person that he was the Messiah after chapter 12 His miracles were for training the disciples for their upcoming ministry.
    I could add more but again I would recommend The Footsteps of the Messiah. I just touched on a few basic points in this post, again a very detail explanation is given in Footsteps of the Messiah. This is a very misunderstood area of the Bible and also a very important part of Jesus time on earth.

  24. The answer to the question of unpardonable sin (Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit) is answered in God’s Word and the Word is presented and explained very well in this article. I would add to the scritural reference,2 Peter 2: 10-12 (NIV), which discusses false prophets and teachers who blaspheme and slander “celestial beings; yet even angels.” We are cautioned by Peter against all such blasphemy. How much more should we be careful to avoid any sort of blasphemy against THE HOLY SPIRIT. Verse 12 says,”But these men blaspheme in matters that they do not understand. They are like brute beasts, creatures of instinct, born only to be caught and destroyed, and like beasts they too will perish.”

  25. The answer to the question of what is the unpardonable sin (Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit) is answered in Dr. Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum’s book The Footsteps of the Messiah

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