Can A Christian Blaspheme The Holy Spirit
In this article, we will discuss the question: Can a Christian blaspheme the Holy Spirit? We will look at what blasphemy is, who has committed it and what the consequences are.
Blaspheming the Holy Spirit
It is important to distinguish blasphemy against the Holy Spirit from blasphemy against God and/or Jesus Christ. When we blaspheme God, we are essentially saying that He does not exist, or that His existence is not worth believing in. This is a very serious sin because it means you’re rejecting Him completely, but it’s not yet unforgivable, since you can still repent of your sin and ask for forgiveness from God.
Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit I’ve described as being like an all-out refusal to admit He exists at all (i.e., there’s no hope at all). It doesn’t mean that you’re no longer making any attempts at redemption after having committed this sin; rather, it means that there’s no longer any chance for salvation for those who have committed this particular sin once they’ve done so!
This final point brings us back around to my initial question about whether Christians can commit such an unforgivable act: what if someone commits blasphemy against Jesus? The answer here depends on how exactly one defines this particular form of blasphemy (some say only speaking against his name counts while others consider even thinking something bad about him as blasphemous).
The only unforgivable sin
Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is the only unforgivable sin. It’s also the only sin that God will not forgive. Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is a sin committed by someone who has seen the miracles of Jesus Christ, yet continues to reject Him as Lord and Savior. This person may claim to be a Christian, but he or she has no saving relationship with Jesus Christ. Instead, he believes in false gods such as money, sex, drugs and power.
The Bible warns us about people like this: “Do not give what is holy to dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine” (Matthew 7:6). And again: “They profess to know God but by their deeds they deny Him” (Titus 1:16).
Those who have not sinned
Those who have not sinned will not be judged. The Bible says, “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 2:5). This verse clearly states that there is only one mediator between God and men. If people still want to make this passage say that there are two mediators, then they need to make some changes in their translation of the verse. But if they change the translation of this verse so that it says that Jesus Christ alone is our Mediator with God, then we can read on into 1 Timothy 2:6-7 where Paul tells us what happens when someone sins against a mediator: “If anyone does not know how to rule his own house well . . . he should become an instructor in some other house.”
An eye opening story of a blasphemer who became a believer
In the book of Acts, there is a story about a blasphemer named Elymas. Elymas was very stubborn and refused to believe in Jesus Christ. He tried to stop others from believing in Christ as well by using magic against them (Acts 13:8). However, when he saw the power of God at work through the apostles Paul and Barnabas, he became very angry and was blinded by God’s power (Acts 13:11). Even though Elymas suffered greatly because of his sin, he still did not repent or turn back to God until many years later when he saw Peter again while traveling with Paul in Rome (Acts 13:12-13). While it took Elymas many years before he turned back to God again after his sins were forgiven for him on earth during his lifetime, Jesus Christ can forgive any sin that we’ve done against Him today!
The only thing that could change a blasphemer to a believer
The only thing that could change a blasphemer to a believer is Jesus Christ. This can happen by the Holy Spirit convicting them of their sins, or through reading the Bible. The reason why it’s so important for Christians to read the Bible is because we need God’s love, and His love is found throughout its pages (2 Corinthians 3:16). It’s also important for us as Christians to understand how much God loves us through this book.
Jesus said in John 14:21 “Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.” Jesus further explains how His love works in John 15:9-17 when He talks about branches being connected with their vine through pouring out His blood on Calvary’s cross so that we may remain connected with Him forever!
If you ask Jesus to forgive you, He will.
If you have done any of the above, there is no doubt that you have committed a sin. But if you ask Jesus to forgive you, He will. He is the only one who can cleanse you from sin and save you from hell.
So there you have it. You can blaspheme the Holy Spirit, but that doesn’t mean you can just continue on in your sins. Jesus will forgive anyone who asks Him to and He wants to save every single human being in this world from eternal damnation. Please don’t let this article scare or intimidate you into not asking Jesus for forgiveness because it is only through Him that we will be saved from hellfire.