What does it mean blasphemy against the Holy Spirit? ?
If someone blasphemed against the Holy Spirit, is it possible that they can repent for it and never do it again?
- BJLv 73 months agoFavorite Answer
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.
If we have sinned, it is good to remember that God takes note of our repentant attitude.
the apostle Peter sinned grievously by denying Jesus. However, God forgave Peter in a large way. Why? Because Peter was genuinely repentant.
Is there any reason to believe that God would be less forgiving toward truly repentant Christians today?
The that example should help to allay our anxiety about having sinned against the holy spirit. They show that God does forgive repentant sinners.
Of prime importance is earnest prayer to God. If we have sinned, we can plead for forgiveness on the basis of Jesus’ ransom sacrifice,.
Any who fear that they have sinned against the holy spirit might ask themselves: ‘Have I blasphemed against the holy spirit?
Did I genuinely repent of my sin? Do I have faith in God’s forgiveness? Am I an apostate who has rejected spiritual light?’
Very likely, such individuals will realize that they have not blasphemed against God’s holy spirit, nor have they become apostates.
If they are repentant, and they have faith in God’s forgiveness. If so, they have not sinned against God’s holy spirit.
- PubliusLv 73 months ago
The sin against the Holy Ghost, the unforgivable sin, is much more than simple blasphemy. It is a thorough and utter betrayal of Christ after one knows better than to do so -- knowing for oneself that Christ is the begotten son of God and then turning against him, like Judas Iscariot did.
It means blasphemy (or other sin) IN SPITE OF the Holy Ghost.
If someone simply blasphemed without sure knowledge, of course he could repent and be forgiven.
- BelievethLv 53 months ago
The unforgivable sin is to blaspheme against the Holy Spirit.
Only those with full knowledge of God's Word can be guilty of this. Only God's Elect when given the Holy Spirit to go forth as God directs and rejects the Holy Spirit and does not do God's will with full knowledge are guilty of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.
Luke 12:10 “And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.”
- 3 months ago
Only those who have walked with God and known him personally, then sin against the light are Sons of perdition. They are incapable of repenting. The Atonement doesn’t cover it and they will not be saved in a degree of glory. They cannot pay for this sin and they will not be forgiven. All other sins can be forgiven, but one must pay in the spirit prison for unrepentant sins as they must pay the price themselves. Some sins disqualify you automatically from living with God and premeditated murder is one. Adultery can be forgiven once in his church, a second time disqualifies you from living with God.
Some societies that had the gospel were destroyed once the people became so wicked, that they sinned away their day of grace. This was the case of those during Noah’s time, but these people aren’t sons of perdition. They will suffer in hell for their sins and go to the lowest degree of glory where the Holy Ghost is in charge of.
See LDS.org for more correct doctrine on the Atonement and three degrees of glory.
PS. Cain will rule over Satan in Outer Darkness because he has a body.
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- MalcolmLv 73 months ago
Mt. 12:31-32 and Mark 3:28-29 deal with the matter. The people involved do not exist in this time and place. This means that no one can accuse Jesus of driving out unclean spirits by the power of Beelzebub. Therefore the sin that was committed then cannot be duplicated today.
- TrilobitemeLv 53 months ago
Hebrews 6 a mature Christian not needing spiritual milk. A repentive Christian will receive forgiveness James 5:19,20
- ringostarrLv 43 months ago
It seems that if you blaspheme the holy spirit you go straight to hell without the chance to repent. Thank god that god doesn't exist nor does holy spirit or hell
- Anonymous3 months ago
It is dying without having believed in the Lord Jesus Christ. See John 16:9. The message of the Holy Spirit is that believing in Jesus is the only way to be saved, so if they spend their entire life speaking against the Holy Spirit and His testimony of who Jesus is, and they die in unbelief, they cannot be saved. So believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and you're going to heaven. Here is the truth: The Lord Jesus Christ is God. Nobody can be good enough to avoid hell. The truth is that death leads to immediate heaven or hell, depending only on whether the person believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, or not. The truth is that the Lord Jesus Christ loves you and wants to bless your life freely :) Most of all, Jesus wants you with Him forever, and not in hell.
Believing on the Lord Jesus Christ means being forgiven all sins past and future and means going to heaven. The truth is that every belief except one will lead to eternal torment in the lake of fire for every person. Because nothing pays for our sins except the death and blood of Jesus, the sacrifice of Jesus that is already accomplished by Him . Jesus loves you! The truth is that the Lord Jesus Christ is God, and Jesus died on the cross to pay for all of our sins in full, and then Jesus was buried, and then Jesus resurrected from the dead. Nothing else pays for our sins, not works, not deeds, not religions. So the only way to heaven and to avoid hell, is by believing on Jesus for eternal life (John 6:47), without adding any of your own works (Romans 4:5). Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ to take you to heaven, and you will be in heaven, no matter what, guaranteed. That easy, thanks to Jesus! Tell Jesus that you thank Him that you will be with Him in heaven