What is the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit?


Matthew 12:22 - 32

ESV - 22 Then a demon-oppressed man who was blind and mute was brought to him, and he healed him, so that the man spoke and saw. 23 And all the people were amazed, and said, "Can this be the Son of David?

Clarify Share Report Asked July 01 2013 Mini Anonymous (via GotQuestions)

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Stringio Joannie Cooper

I also had a fear thinking that I had committed the unpardonable sin. When really it was the enemy attacking my mind trying to cause confusing, then I started speaking out loud that god is not the Arthur of confusion. god did not give me a spirit of fear but of love, peace and sound mind. When I speak gods living word over my life all confusion leaves and I have peace. So when the enemy puts lies in your head speak back to him and tell him who god says you are.

January 23 2014 Report

David goliath victory hg clr Jim Tumlinson

Amen sister that is why we must read our bibles daily to see what He says about us and how much He loves us.

February 02 2014 Report

Stringio Ann Ashby

It is so wonderful to be on a site with Christians who love Jesus! I would just like to comment on the following part of this answer:

"Jesus Christ is not on earth; He is seated at the right hand of
God. No one can witness Jesus Christ performing a miracle
and then attribute that power to Satan instead of the Spirit."

Although He is seated at the right had of the Father, Jesus is more on this earth now than He was 2,000 years ago. Why can't He be seated by the Father and be here simultaneously? He performs miracles all the time. I believe that is how a person is truly redeemed - through joy experienced from the miracles Jesus has performed in his or her life.

The miracles are ongoing, ever present, and seemingly endless - He saves lives, nullifies the effects of abuse, cures illness, administers justice through the righting of wrongs, creates and nurtures feelings within us of remorse, restlessness, happiness, joy, etc., and yet, always leaving us free choice. Miracles I've seen and felt, miracles I have only heard about but believe, prevention of the outcome of wrongdoing in the past, present, and future.

I don't want to appear contentious; I know the answer was taken from Gotquestions. org.. I am just so happy that Jesus is here and very active, all of the time.

November 09 2014 Report

Mini Alex K

So if a person thought something evil about the Holy Spirit (on purpose) they cannot be forgiven of that even if they want to genuinely repent? I have been troubled by this, having been tempted to think bad things of the Holy Spirit and had evil thoughts that seem intentional. If there is no hope, then obviously I’m doomed, but would God forgive evil thoughts a person genuinely regrets?

August 24 2022 Report

A6ac9128dd6f69162fac89c38e63e50f Gary Wainwright

If a Christian claims to never have immoral thoughts about God and / or his neighbour (Matthew 22:37-39), then I do not believe they are being truthful because temptations are common to everyone (1 Corinthians 10:13). For the believer, we are to continually renew our minds (Romans 12:2) and we are to confess our sins to the Lord (1 John 1:9).

The unpardonable sin today is the state of continued unbelief. Therefore, the question of a Christian thinking “something evil about the Holy Spirit” does not fall into the category of the unpardonable sin.

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September 06 2022 Report

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