MAY 14

THE BLASPHEMY AGAINST THE SPIRIT WILL NOT BE FORGIVEN

Matthew 12:31-32 “And so I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. 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.”
Most Bible scholars say that blasphemy against the Holy Spirit means giving praise to Satan for the miracles of Christ.
Others say blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is the deliberate and irreversible hardening of one’s heart toward the compelling force of the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit convicts people of sins and urges them to ask forgiveness, repent, and give their hearts to the Lord. If someone constantly rejects the compelling presence of the Holy Spirit he may no longer feel guilty for sin and then remain separated from God’s salvation.
If this condition persists, he may be in danger of grieving the Holy Spirit and rejecting Him. If he repeatedly ignores the persuasion of the Holy Spirit to lead him to accept Christ, where does that leave him?

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About celestecharlene

I served as a medical missionary in West Africa for thirty years treating the sick and establishing health clinics in rural neglected areas.
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