blasphemy

@stacyv81 (5904)
United States
March 4, 2009 1:38pm CST
The bible says blasphemy against the holy spirit is unforgiveable....What does that mean exactly? Making fun of it? Turning from it? Denying it? What does it mean to you?
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@Gordano (792)
• United States
5 Mar 09
Matthew 12:32 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. All It mean to me is they Jesus and the Holy Ghost are not one, Therefor the Trinity is not true.
@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
5 Mar 09
how is the trinity not true? The son of man, is people, humans...If you speak against the holy ghost, you are speaking against God and Jesus as well, right?
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@mythociate (15206)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
11 Jun 12
It's all based on how you understand it. 'The Trinity' is not "three guys who got together to form the God Corporation." It's 'the three main avenues Lord God Jealous manifests Himself upon in order to accomplish His goals' There's The Father, the Planner/Sender/Commander/Brains of the Operation The Son, the Performer/Messenger/Soldier/Muscle that Gets the Job Done & The Holy Spirit, which I like to call the Eternal Mission--World without End, Amen!
• India
5 Mar 09
My first point would definitely be ‘unforgivable’ to whom? If it is unforgivable to God, then God is not bothered…if its unforgivable to the followers and their leaders then its their failure and ignorance that they could not make their God lovable to every teeming billions of this earth. And to cover up this failure and ignorance, the concept of blasphemy was made so that the masses would not question, they would just blindly follow and even kill in the name of the faith. Its all a show of strength to garner support and gain in strength…its ultimately about controlling the earth and who can do it better…God has nothing to do with it. Regarding the ‘holy spirit’ – a part of it resides in each and every soul, in each and every particle of life on this universe. So blasphemy would ideally mean degrading the soul of life on this earth.
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@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
5 Mar 09
Well, from a christian standpoint, blasphemy against man is forgiven, but blasphemy against the holy spirit(which involves, God and Jesus in the trinity) isnt. And this would be unforgiveable to God.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
4 Mar 09
Blasphemy is denying that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and also denying the work of the Holy Spirit. It is more then just using the g*d dammit it in conversation. This would also include making fun of the holy spirit, and turning away from it. It would be denying it. People sometimes go against the advise of the holy spirit, for instance, getting that inside warning that you really should not call that person a horrible name, but that can be forgiven. However, if you deny that Jesus Christ came in the flesh - say he was just a materialized spirit and also that you say that there is no such thing as a holy spirit, you blaspheme God and deny HIM his majesty and power.
@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
4 Mar 09
that is what I was thinking.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
4 Mar 09
Thanks. It took me a while to come to that conclusion. I thought it was just swearing.
@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
4 Mar 09
Yes, that is bad too to proclaim your faith, but not act it...
@kquiming (2999)
• Philippines
4 Mar 09
someone gave a lecture on us on this topic before. we were taught that it means denying the holy spirit's calling for conviction. like, let's say you're guilty of doing something but you're trying to fight off the feelings of guilt, and you convince yourself that there's no need to confess your sins and you actually believe that you didn't sin in the first place, as if you're not doing anything wrong. umm... i hope i got that right. i think i remember the explanation for this . it's unforgivable because there's no confession. and when there's no confession, there's no forgiveness. and when there's no forgiveness, there is punishment.
@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
4 Mar 09
confess to who? a person? or God? or believe it yourself that you have done no wrong?
@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
4 Mar 09
ISnt confession only done in CAtholic faith? I mean, obviously God already knows what you did, so why would you have to tell him, or another person for that matter? I am confused on that...
@kquiming (2999)
• Philippines
5 Mar 09
what i really mean by "confession" is sincerely acknowledging your sin to God (some people don't acknowledge, instead they blame things/people or reasons out with God to justify their sin and that it was OK) and by confessing you are also relying on jesus for forgiveness. - of course in other religion this may not be applicable. i'm talking from a christian perspective here.
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
5 Mar 09
Hi stacyv! I have been taught that if anyone disrespects The Holy spirit, then that act is unforgivable. When you insult, curse, make fun of the Holy Spirit, say bad things about the Holy Spirit, disrespect the Holy Spirit..those are the sins that can not be forgiven. Take care and blessings to you! lovelots..faith
@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
5 Mar 09
yea, you shouldnt make fun of, or degrade the importance, or reality of the holy spirit, which I am sure (because of the holy trinity) that it includes God and Jesus.
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
6 Mar 09
I completely agree my friend! lovelots..faith
@kerriannc (4281)
• Jamaica
4 Mar 09
It means the very same thing that you have describe and as a christian it is best that we don't even mentioned it because then remember there are no forgiveness. Jesus while on earth have a very high reverence and we should as well do it too.