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Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is said to be the unforgivable sin (ref. Mark 3:29)
From Holy Scripture we can see that the sin is when a person has knowledge that a holy person (namely king Jesus) is an annointed Holy person of G-d – however despite their knowledge of this, they say that the miracles performed were by Satan (Beelzebub).
This takes away the glory from G-d and His Holy Spirit and attributes the miracle to Satan instead of the Holy One.
Instance 1 – Mark 3:
for they were saying, “He has an unclean spirit.”
Mark 3:30 ESV
“Truly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the children of man, and whatever blasphemies they utter, but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”— for they were saying, “He has an unclean spirit.”
Mark 3:28-30 ESV
And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem were saying, “He is possessed by Beelzebul,” and “by the prince of demons he casts out the demons.”
Mark 3:22 ESV
Instance 2 – John 9:
This instance which relates to blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is similar to the last one.
A blind man was healed and then told the Pharisees that he had been healed by king Jesus (v30-33).
The Pharisees incorrectly said Jesus could not be a man of G-d (John 9:16).
Some other Pharisees heard that Jesus was the ‘Son of Man’ (the Messiah annointed by G-d) in verse 40.
Having read of these events, we as readers are shown that with knowledge (seeing), if one was to say the miracle was carried out by way of Satan back then – such would be an offence where guilt would remain;
Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no guilt; but now that you say, ‘We see,’ your guilt remains.
John 9:41 ESV
Instance 3 – John 15:
Like the previous instance, being notified, means having no excuse for such an accusation towards the miracle carried out by an annointed person of G-d and ultimately towards G-d;
If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have been guilty of sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin. Whoever hates me hates my Father also. If I had not done among them the works that no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin, but now they have seen and hated both me and my Father.
John 15:22-24 ESV
Is It Truly Unforgivable Forever?
When it says those who do commit blasphemy of the Holy Spirit ‘…never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”…’ – the language does need investigation.
We see that similar language in another verse can indicate no forgiveness in this life, until a person dies and then goes on to exist above and/or until they reincarnate back here from above – in verses such as this;
And these shall go away into [a place where there is] everlasting punishment: but the righteous into [a place where there is] life eternal.
(Matthew 25:46 KJV amendment in [brackets])
This is said as Holy Scripture tells us that the gospel is everlasting (Revelation 14:6), and that mortality exists above in the new heaven and earth (Isa 65:20).
After dying above, people come back to this earth, and ideally get to believe the gospel and repent.
‘Reincarnation’ is seen as a cultural norm throughout the ancient Holy Scriptures;
• ‘…“Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents…’
(John 9:2-3 ESV)
(Note how the disciples thought the blind man might have sinned in a previous life).
• To John the Baptist:
‘…Are you Elijah?”…’ (John 1:21 ESV)
(The people thought John might have been Elijah reincarnated).
Thus, mortal mankind (those who do not believe in Messiah (Christ)) reincarnate back to this old earth after life above, when a person dies.
Ideally these are then graced with the opportunity to believe and repent.
What Can We Gain From This Study?
From this study of the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, one perhaps can see the need to practice gracefulness towards others in one’s own speech;
‘Your speech must always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt…’
(Colossians 4:6 NASB2020)
‘…be at peace with all people.’
(Romans 12:18 NASB2020)
Without doing so, perhaps we become more susceptible to negative speech that is filled with accusation (lashon hara).
May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum; believing in His risen, created Son Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach (the Lord Jesus Christ).
■ G-d No Longer Allows Outward Miracles Or Signs By His Holy Spirit, But Does Allow Believers To Become Born Again Here.
■ Afterlife Realities: No Spiritual Underworld-Type Life Exists Any More.