Posted by: biblestudyseattle | October 31, 2014

Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit

“And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.” Luke 12:10

What is blasphemy of the Holy Spirit? Many assume it is some special one time sin that will condemn them to hell. It is not. It is in operation during the second life. It is a series of unrepentant actions that finally reach the limit of God’s timeframe. This is illustrated in the story of Moses and Pharaoh. God told Pharaoh to repent ten times, each time bringing a bigger curse. Finally, there was not bigger curse but to destroy Pharaoh completely.

Have you ever lived with someone who refused to apologize to you?  Pretty exasperating?  It seems that in the second life, people will not be able to eat of the trees of life if they will not repent when they bring their offerings.  The scriptures say that if one will not repent privately, then the matter will be brought before a few others.  Failing that, the matter will finally be shouted to the public.  God gives everyone ample time.

“Under these circumstances, after so many thousands of people had gathered together that they were stepping on one another, He began saying to His disciples first of all, “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.   But there is nothing covered up that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known.   Accordingly, whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in the inner rooms will be proclaimed upon the housetops.”  Luke 12:1-3

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the monuments of the righteous, and say, ‘If we had been living in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partners with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.’  So you testify against yourselves, that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets.  Fill up, then, the measure of the guilt of your fathers.  You serpents, you brood of vipers, how will you escape the sentence of Gehenna?”  Matthew 23:29-33

Here, Jesus is warning the Pharisees that they will need a serious attitude adjustment, or they will be in danger of the permanent second death.

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