Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit: Mark 3:28-30
““28) Truly I say to you, all sins shall be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they utter; 28) but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”— 30) because they were saying, “He has an unclean spirit.”” Mark‬ ‭3‬:‭28‬-‭30‬
Questions about blasphemy are common. Biblically, blasphemy includes but is not limited to denying, mocking, ridiculing, cursing and denouncing the work of Jesus Christ or the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Much of this is forgivable with repentance, but the unpardonable sin is dying a state of calloused rejection of the work of Holy Spirit drawing you to the gospel and faith in Jesus Christ for salvation.
In this context, Jesus issued this warning to the Scribes and Pharisees. They were religious but lost. They attributed the work of the Holy Spirit through Jesus to Satan. They were stiff necked and refusing the grace and forgiveness of God which comes through the gospel.
They were aligning with Acts 4:10-12. They were the builders that were rejecting Jesus Christ as the very cornerstone. They were rejecting the salvation that comes through personal faith in the only name under heaven by which we must be saved. They were heading down a path of dying in a state of rejection, unbelief and blasphemy of the work of the Holy Spirit that leads to salvation.
Satan often tries convincing people that they have committed the unpardonable sin and are eternally lost. If your heart is pumping and breath is still in your lungs, you can repent and trust in Jesus as your Savior. But I caution you not to delay. Do it now!
According to 1 Thessalonians 1:12-15, Paul was formerly a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent aggressor, yet he was shown mercy and saved by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ. If you are wrestling with guilt over your vulgarity and aggression against Jesus Christ up to this point, it is the Holy Spirit conviction you! Do not harden your heart. Humble yourself and repent and cry out to Jesus Christ for forgiveness.
If you are good and religious but holding Jesus Christ at arms length while living life your way, you are also resisting and blaspheming the Holy Spirit. Humble yourself and repent and cry out to Jesus Christ for forgiveness.
Let me be frank; if you are an atheist or agnostic, you are blaspheming Jesus Christ and the gospel. If you are Muslin, Hindu, Buddhist, Satanist or embracing a false religion, you are blaspheming Jesus Christ and the gospel. According to the Bible, you are rejecting Gods only plan of salvation for humanity. All of the above have adopted a stance contrary to Jesus Christ and the gospel and He is the only means of salvation. (Review again Acts 4:10-12)
Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is not so much an action you commit as it is a path in life you choose. You are living in rebellion against God, His Word, Jesus Christ, the gospel and the Holy Spirit who draws people to salvation. This is blasphemy against the Creator God.
Hebrews 9:27 says; “… it is appointed unto man once to die and then comes the judgement.” Death seals your eternal destiny. Dying in a state of rejection of Jesus Christ and the gospel is the ultimate blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. There will be no forgiveness of this sin for all eternity. Many are walking on this very broad path. (See Matthew 7:13-23)
Daily Bible Commentary By Terry Baxter: Cofounder of GoServ Global