Saturday, August 25, 2012

Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit

Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit - the one unforgivable sin.  What is it?

I suggest that blasphemy against the Spirit might be similar to God “hardening Pharaoh’s heart” – which was not so much God turning Pharaoh bad as God allowing Pharaoh to settle in the badness he had chosen.

I think a man who makes a positive choice to affirm evil in his life and to cease struggling against it, to opt for it as his greatest good, is committing blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, and so we see the results – not only his being unforgiven, but being unforgivable because he no longer desires to be forgiven.

Final impenitence is the fruit of this attitude.  The unforgiven state is the state of the calloused soul that results from this blasphemy - this blasphemy being a lifelong act, not an unguarded moment of anger or frustration. 

Think of certain sinners whose sins have become ontologically a part of who they are - inveterate pedophiles, sodomites devoted to the lifestyle, serial adulterers.  Yes, repentance may be possible in any of the above cases, unless the evil the sinner serves has become his god - his greatest good; unless he begins to live for that and to sell his soul to it.  It is then, when we have said to the Goodness of God, "To hell with you," that we have kicked God's Spirit out of our lives, and in His mercy He allows us to live and die unforgivable and unforgiven - in other words, to get what we want.

When you think about it, the psychology of Scripture is far more insightful than the pop psychology of our day.

And may the Holy Spirit keep us from blasphemy against Him.

3 comments:

Chels said...

Thanks for clarifying!
I was really freaking out when I heard there was an 'Unforgivable Sin'!

Christopher Sadoun said...

There was the First Aion Age when Jesus was walking the Earth and arguing with the Pharisees, which corresponds to when Jesus said “This age” (Bible, New Testament, Matthew 12:31-32)

There was the Second Aion Age when Jesus was dead in the tomb, which corresponds to when Jesus said “the age to come” (Bible, New Testament, Matthew 12:31-32)

There is a the Third Aion Age when Jesus was resurrected alive again and also is the Age when Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit is forgiven and is also the age that we are in now. This age goes on for eternity.

Thus ALL GO TO HEAVEN and nothing changed about grace.
Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is the term word for unbelief.
ALL GO TO HEAVEN BECAUSE unbelief is forgiven.

A Time in the Life of Jesus is an Age because Jesus is God and is that important.

“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. ” (Bible, New Testament, Matthew 12:32)

Matthew 12:32 is when Jesus canceled the Old Code of the law found in Matthew 12:31.

“And so I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.” (Bible, New Testament, Matthew 12:31)

“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. ” (Bible, New Testament, Matthew 12:32)

In the Third age blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is forgiven along with all sins.

Jesus died for You You will go to heaven.

There was the First Aion Age when Jesus was walking the Earth and arguing with the Pharisees, which corresponds to when Jesus said “This age” (Bible, New Testament, Matthew 12:31-32)
There was the Second Aion Age when Jesus was dead in the tomb, which corresponds to when Jesus said “the age to come” (Bible, New Testament, Matthew 12:31-32)
There is a the Third Aion Age when Jesus was resurrected alive again and also is the Age when Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit is forgiven and is also the age that we are in now. This age goes on for eternity.

Kevin O'Brien said...

Christopher Sadoun has pulled this bizarre theory out of thin air. And rather smoky air at that.