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Friday, March 16, 2012

If I Blasphemed Holy Spirit, Do I have any Hope of Salvation?



  • These sins against Holy Spirit are forgivable.

Acts 7:51 "Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye."

1 Thess 5:19 "Quench not the Spirit."

Eph 4:30-32 "And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. 31Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: 32And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you."

Heb 10:29 "Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite [Greek enubrizo, insult] unto the Spirit of grace?"




  • blaspheming against the Holy Spirit is unforgivable and is eternal sin.

Matt 12:31-32 "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. 32And 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 3:29 "But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation."

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."




  • willful sinning and ignorant sinning - If blasphemy of the Spirit makes it impossible to receive forgiveness and continuing to sin willfully makes it impossible to receive forgiveness, and there is only one sin that makes forgiveness impossible, then blasphemy of the Spirit is the same as continuing to sin willfully after understanding the truth.

1 Tim 1:12-13 "And I [Paul] thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry; 13Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief."

Heb 10:26 "For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,"




  • But isn't all or most of the sin willful? isn't Unsaved heart is source of all blasphemies. We know something is sinful and we do it anyway. We lie. We steal. Whatever. Even after we become saved we fall into sin again and again. We still have the unsaved flesh which is warring against saved soul. We sin intentionally, knowingly. Even the people out there who do not have the Bible, they have “the Law written in their hearts.” So they know that adultery is wrong or that murder is wrong. They sin still, willfully, knowing that these things are evil.

Matt 15:18-20 "But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. 19For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: 20These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man."

Pro 4:23 "Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life."

Rom 1:19-20 "Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. 20For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:"




  • So what does it mean the sin of blaspheming the Holy Ghost? That is when repentance is impossible? That is when there is “no more sacrifice for sins.”? Is it an impossibility to become saved if you have sinned or blasphemed Holy Spirit willfully? Let us examine more closely. It was in Jesus day, it was the leaders of Israel who said of Jesus that He had “an unclean spirit” and that “He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils, that “He hath Beelzebub.” He brought the new covenant, the New Testament, in the days of Christ, and the Holy Spirit was completely involved in Jesus’ ministry. The Spirit moved Him in the wilderness to be tested. The Spirit, “like a dove,” descended upon Him. Again and again and again, the Spirit was leading Jesus, and so He was very instrumental in the completion of the New Testament. Yet the Pharisees and the scribes were saying that Jesus was not of the Holy Ghost. They were saying that it was not the Holy Spirit that was behind this; it was the devil. In that case, they were blaspheming the Holy Spirit. They were sealing their own fate, because it meant that they would never leave the Old Testament congregation of Israel. They did not think that Jesus was the Messiah. They did not think that God had sent Him. They were going to remain in the synagogues, in their traditions of circumcision and whatever else they could follow. As a result, there would never again be forgiveness within the nation of Israel. Never again would God bless the ministry of a teacher of Israel, a rabbi. Never again would God save anyone through the work of the Old Testament corporate body, the nation of Israel. This is a corporate sin.

Mark 3:22,28-30 "22And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils. 28Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: 29But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation. 30Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit."

Matt 21:42-44 "Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone [Jesus Christ] which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes? 43Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you [Nation of Israel] , and given to a nation [New Testament Church] bringing forth the fruits thereof. 44And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder."

Rom 1:2-4: "(Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,) 3Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; 4And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:"




  • This does not mean that there can not be people, individuals, who could not still come out of this blindness. So they could still be like the Apostle Paul “who was before a blasphemer.” Paul was under the teaching of those same scribes and Pharisees who had said that Jesus had Beelzebub. He was growing up in that church, in that Old Testament system of worship. He was sitting under the feet of those men, and they were teaching him that this was “after the way which they call heresy.” Paul was going to persecute those who were “of the way.” He was going to Damascus to hail men and women and throw them into prison because he was convinced that it was not of God. He was a blasphemer, but he did it ignorantly. So to conclude, God could still have mercy on anyone, even if they had wrong ideas themselves, blaspheming the Holy Spirit. Even if they had wrong understanding, they could still experience the grace of God and the mercy of God and Salvation.

1 Tim 1:12-13 "And I [Paul] thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry; 13Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief."

Phil 3:5-7 "Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee; 6Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless. 7But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ."





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