BLASPHEMY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. All blasphemy against God is a grave sin. But speaking against the Son of man is forgivable. Because when a person receives Jesus as Savior, ALL sins are forgiven.
But blaspheming the Spirit is unforgivable. It implies malicious intent. And it’s completely—thoughtfully,willfully & consciously rejecting that which ENABLES US, the convicting power of the Spirit, to believe in Christ in the first place.
Apparently Most of the Pharisees Had Committed this Sin. When they saw & heard Jesus, they told God’s powerful Spirit: “Go away! Don’t bother us with this man. We’ve made up our minds. Whatever you show us, we won’t believe! We’re still gonna kill Him!” And this is exactly what they did.
And in the process, their malicious unbelief condemned their souls to Hell.
Let me illustrate. This is like an unsaved man I once knew. He was lying on his death bed in the hospital. And a Methodist preacher named Brother Hale came to visit him. And when the preacher walked into the room, the wicked man said: “Get THE HELL out of here!”
So, the preacher left & never returned to ”bother” this man again. And a short time later, as far as I know, he died in his sins. My friends, what of you? Where are you going when you die? It’s your choice. And there are only two places to choose from—either Heaven or Hell. We must all choose. And there is no middle ground. And Jesus said: “He that is not with me is against me.”
PLEASE PRAY for Broadcast 152, “The Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 12:14-32), going out by shortwave 5 times this coming week on World Wide Christian Radio.