• 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 Rizzo
      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.

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