What Is the Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit?

The pharisees and Jesus

The blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is disrespect to him in words and action. 

Jesus did miraculous works through the Holy Spirit. He had the Holy Spirit in him but the scribes erroneously said he had an unclean spirit. It was disrespect to the Spirit. They insulted him (Mark 3:22).

The blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is the insult of the Spirit. It is unpardonable. It is never forgiven. 

Mark 3:29, “But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:”

To avoid the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit, we should avoid baseless criticisms of the people used by God. 

Anyone used by God has the Holy Spirit in him. Baseless accusations that a man used by the Holy Spirit is inspired by the works of Satan is blasphemy.

For example, some televangelists and deliverance ministers are criticized by some people. Some accuse them they practice magic. This is wrong.

However, Jesus warned of the emergence of false prophets. We should continually look out for them (Matthew 7:15). He didn't say we should accuse everyone doing wonders for God as a false prophet. He said we should know and identify them by their fruits before a conclusion. 

Matthew 7:16, “Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?”

Jesus said other blasphemy will be forgiven, but the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven because he is God currently with us. God, the Father, and Son is in heaven. Insulting God in his presence is unacceptable. No one would dare when his kingdom is established in the new heaven and earth (Revelation 21:1-3).

The Godhead of the Trinity should be reverenced and every blasphemy should be avoided including the blasphemy of the Father and Son.

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