In the gospel of Matthew, Mark and Luke, Jesus stated that all sins committed by men will be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Holy Ghost will not be forgiven. The question is, "which of the sins are considered as blasphemy against the Holy Ghost?" We must endeavour to know these sins in order to avoid committing them.
Read the words of Jesus in the following bible verses for yourselves to know how serious they are:
(Luke 12:10 KJV) 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.
(Mark 3:28-29 KJV) Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation.
(Matthew 12:31-32 KJV) 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. And 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.
The word translated blasphemy or blaspheme is from the Greek blasphēmia, which denotes abusive words or evil speaking. It equally means to vilify or to speak without respect for God. In the Bible, evil speaking against God includes attributing the power of God or his Holy Spirit to oneself or Satan. Take a look at John 10:33 and Mark 3:30 below:
(John 10:33 KJV) The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.
(Mark 3:29-30 KJV) But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation: Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.
Blasphemy against the Holy Ghost is therefore the act of rejecting or denying the power or authority of God even when we know his powers. To avoid this sin, we should not be too quick to assign miracles performed by men of God to Satan particularly when we are not sure where they got their power.
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