How Do You Know If You Have Blasphemed Against the Holy Spirit?
Blasphemy is a willful act of dishonoring God by insulting or showing contempt for God’s majesty, power, holiness, truthfulness, justice, and goodness. It is one of the most severe sins in Christian churches.
When individuals have blasphemed against the Holy Spirit, they have done a few things, as mentioned in Matthew 12:32-33, where Jesus says that this sin cannot be forgiven either on earth or in heaven.
First of all, it means to have blasphemed against the Holy Spirit that an individual must knowingly and willfully speak evil about or reject Jesus Christ following His death on the cross for their sin.
WHAT IS BLASPHEMY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT?
Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is often used interchangeably with “blaspheming or revealing the Holy Spirit” (Mark 3:29), which means that a Christian has denied or disbelieved in Jesus as God’s Son while “in [their] heart” (Acts 7:51). The Bible states that one cannot be forgiven unless one repents. (Acts 2:38, Acts 3:19, and Luke 3:3) Jesus said that one who believes in Him should be forgiven their sins. (Matthew 8:1)
Having Strong Faith and Being Blasphemed against the Holy Spirit — Is it possible?
If you acknowledge that God exists and His power, being a follower of Jesus Christ, you don’t need to blaspheme against the Holy Spirit because you will already be honoring God through Jesus.
If Christians can’t see that they are vilifying God by rejecting Him, they have blasphemed against the Holy Spirit. But unfortunately, they also don’t want to listen to the Holy Spirit’s warnings and directions.
The fact is that even if someone doesn’t know any better, which is the case with most believers in Christ today, they always need to rely on what God has commanded and not go off in their direction.
Matthew 12:32-33 (New King James Version)
- “Therefore, I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven, but the blasphemy against the spirit will not be forgiven.
- “Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.”
The above verse is stating that if an individual knowingly and willfully sins against Jesus Christ by rejecting His death on the cross for their sin, then God doesn’t forgive them on earth or in heaven for this sin, regardless of how good they are and regardless of how much good they have done.
If you repent from the blasphemy of the holy spirit | Will you be forgiven?
The answer would be no. Blasphemy against the holy spirit is a sin that cannot be forgiven, even if it was done in ignorance. This article will explain why and outline how to avoid this happening again.
Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit: A Sin so Serious, It Cannot Be Forgiven
The answer would be no. Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is a sin that cannot be forgiven, even if it was done in ignorance. This article will explain why and outline how to avoid this happening again.
The Seventh Commandment is First: The first commandment and the greatest of the commandments is this: “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.” (Deuteronomy 6:4-5)
This commandment tells us that we should have absolute faith in God. We are not to have any doubts about Him as He exists in reality. We are not to doubt His omnipotence or his existence. We are to simply believe that He is eternal and without beginning or end, Almighty and Absolute Who made heaven and earth.
Mocking the Holy Spirit of Christianity.— A major sin
Explanation: People who mock the holy spirit do not believe his teachings. They will either go away from Christianity or not really be taken seriously because they don’t follow what Jesus said was important to know about him and God. For example, if someone were to say that it’s stupid for people to believe in God, you would think of them as not following the rules of God very well and would then spread this message on your social media pages so that others can see how bad it is and how stupid the people are who believe in God.
Mocking God would be something that isn’t taken too lightly by the religious community. God promises eternal life, as in you will live with him and Jesus forever in a paradise.
When you mock him, you are choosing not to accept his gift of eternal life, and then, according to the holy books, he will punish that person for doing wrong. Mocking him is the same as mocking his son Jesus or one of his other followers. So it is not taken lightly by those who are strictly religious.
How to be Forgiven for Blasphemy — Commandments in Bible
There have been countless instances of blasphemy throughout history. There is a long and elaborate religious tradition behind what blasphemy is and entails.
The problem for us as modern-day people who can’t seem to move past the idea that others believe in something we don’t is how do we deal with someone who has committed blasphemy against our religion or beliefs?
God’s first commandment in the Bible is “Thou shalt not have any other gods before me.” Many recognize this as saying, ‘you can’t have anyone else before God.’ But in modern times, we interpret it more as not having anything else above God because he is our creator.
If you believe in Jesus Christ, you believe that he was a prophet and that he is the son of God. If you believe in the Quran ( the holy book for Muslims), you believe that Muhammad was a prophet and that he is the son of God. In both religions, if you blaspheme by saying something insulting about either person/being, you are guilty of blasphemy.
Examples of this include the cartoons created by a Dutch political cartoonist and a Danish newspaper.
Both were quick to remove the offending material after being confronted by Muslims demanding it. In both cases, the blasphemers did apologize for their actions. However, still, many Muslims did not forgive them for making fun of their religion.