The Unpardonable Sin – Blasphemy against the Holy Ghost
In Matthew 12:24, the Pharisees accused Jesus of casting out demons by the power of demons: “But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.”
Matthew 12:31-32: “Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.”
Jesus explains that a house divided against itself cannot stand, and then He warns them of the unpardonable sin: blasphemy against the Holy Ghost.
What is blasphemy against the Holy Ghost?
Charismatics would use this verse to say that the denying of signs and wonders is the act of blasphemy against the Holy Ghost.
Fundamentalists believe that blasphemy against the Holy Ghost is when you reject Jesus and there’s no turning back. Where does the verse say this?
Jesus clearly reveals what blasphemy against the Holy Ghost actually means in the following verse:
Mark 3:28-30: “Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation. Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.”
Blasphemy against the Holy Ghost is telling Jesus personally that He has a devil. This is only possible during the millennium! Not to us now. Why did Jesus say this then? Because the Pharisees were saying, He cast out demons by the power of Beelzebub!
Can people today commit this blasphemy against the Holy Ghost?
Jesus was here during the first advent and will be at the second advent. Christians are unable to commit this sin today! But it can be committed in the future at the second advent, during the millennium.
When someone asks you about the blasphemy of the Holy Ghost, ask them straight out: What is the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost? They will most likely not be able to answer you.