It is alarming in life how all other sins are forgivable, but blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is not. The term blasphemy is closely associated with sins that are intentionally done to provoke God and question the purity of His power.
In Mark 3:28, Jesus teaches that all sins can be forgiven except blaspheming the Holy Spirit. So, how do you know if you have blasphemed against the Holy Spirit?
You know you have blasphemed the Holy Spirit when you speak ill of his works or link his power to that of Satan. However, Christians who believe in Jesus Christ and walk like Jesus cannot blaspheme the Holy Spirit.
We have been granted the Holy Spirit as our only guide and to convict us of our sins. When we fail to adhere to the conviction of the Holy Spirit and work in disregard of the power of the Holy Spirit, we are sinning grievously against God.
So, what is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit? Why did Jesus say blasphemy against the Holy Spirit was unforgivable? What are the consequences of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit?
Is unintentional blasphemy against the Holy Spirit forgiven? Continue reading to get the answers to these questions and more.
What is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit?
Theologians suggest that blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is grievous and happens when a person denies God’s manifestation and credits the work of the Holy Spirit to Satan. God forgives any sin man seeks pardon for.
However, if we go contrary to the voice of the Holy Spirit, whom we all seek pardon for our sins, we begin to silence His belief, leading to the loss of His convicting power.
This eventually blocks the working of God in our lives because we push the Holy Spirit to the extreme ends of our lives.
Therefore, if you find yourself talking evil of the manifesting work of the Holy Spirit or wholly associating his work with evil, you will be committing the unpardoned sin of blaspheming against the Holy Spirit.
So what is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit?
Many think it means renouncing God, which is like cursing God. Jesus’ words, as recorded in Mathew’s gospel Chapter 12, verses 32, say that “Whoever speaks a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven, but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come.”
Jesus is warning that sinning against the Holy Spirit is just like attributing God’s work to Satan. Christians are reminded to honor God as the father, who is equal to the Holy Spirit. He who pardons their sins deserves all the greatest glory, and sinning against Him invites an unforgivable punishment.