The blasphemy against the Holy Ghost

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, nether in this world nether in the world to come.

Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.

O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.

But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shall be condemned.

(Matthew 12:31-37)

The blasphemy against the Holy Ghost is a sin of deliberate rejection of Christ and His salvation. It is the ultimate sin that by its very nature put someone beyond the opportunity of salvation. The reason for this harsh judgment is that it is the Holy Spirit who brings the offer of salvation into the heart of man. Which means to reject Him is to act Presumptuously and thus to blaspheme the very nature of God Himself and the genuineness of His Grace!

The tree is known by his fruit. This verse tells us that the good works done by Christ were evidence of His personal goodness and should have prevented any blasphemous saying as that spoken by the Pharisees.

By thy words points to the outward evidence of the inward attitude of the heart. While the Pharisees asked for evidence of Christ claim, they were deliberately overlooking the clear evidence that was to be seen in His miracles.

All Glory to God!

His humble servant Lee Buchanan

 

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