What is blasphemy of the Holy Spirit? Many have said it is simply the act of denying Jesus as Messiah, denying the law of God, or that we cannot commit this unforgivable sin anymore because Jesus no longer walks the Earth. But is that it? Since this sin is described as being among the most serious in all of scripture, surely it deserves a second, yet balanced look.
Understanding the context of Jesus’ teaching regarding this (His encounter with the Pharisees) gives clarity, where the Pharisees call the works of the Holy Spirit, that of a demon. But later, the disciples have a similar encounter and call Jesus walking on water, a “ghost”. What is the difference then? There are only two kingdoms, you either gather or scatter abroad and those whom He has gathered, will not commit this sin.
This is a redone video to better explain this topic. While my position regarding the Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit hasn’t changed, in this video I will not only explain what it is; but also answer some questions that were asked on the previous video. Many came to the previous video hoping to understand whether they have themselves blasphemed the Holy Spirit. I do not wish anyone to mistakenly diagnose themselves as having blasphemed the Holy Spirit when in reality they have not and thereby feel separated from God. And so I attempted to help those with this burning question come to an answer that is biblical and balanced.
Scripture Addressed: Matthew 12