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Pharisees Commit the Unpardonable Sin Matthew 12:31-37

The Holy Spirit depicted as a dove, surrounded...

The Holy Spirit depicted as a dove, surrounded by angels, by Giaquinto, 1750s. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men.

“Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in  in this age or in the age to come.

“Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for a tree is known by its fruit.

“Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart a mouth speaks.

“A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.

“But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.

“For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

10 responses

  1. wdednh

    Reblogged this on YOU DECIDE.

    April 14, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    • Thank you Anthony & God bless you my friend!

      April 14, 2012 at 3:53 pm

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    • Thank you for the link and God bless!

      April 15, 2012 at 10:16 am

  3. The Lord seem to intentionally not clearly define what blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is. No doubt if he did man would constantly want to bump right up against it. To assume the pharisees were necessarily guilty is difficult as well considering Paul’s declaration that he was the “chief of sinners” who warred against Christ’s body until the Lord gave him a new mission and a new name.

    April 15, 2012 at 7:52 am

    • Perhaps it is best a reminder that we need to obey and follow His will because there are limits.

      April 15, 2012 at 10:15 am

      • I’ve described it this way before: It’s much like the top of a skyscraper with now protective wall. Fallen man loves to always push the edges and since we were blinded by sin the Lord may have decided to not give us a clear definition of that limit when he saved us and placed us safely in the center of that rooftop. Not knowing where that limit is keeps us from seeking to push the edges.

        April 15, 2012 at 3:01 pm

        • And to recognize that limit when we reached it and if we go ahead, there is no turning back!

          April 15, 2012 at 5:33 pm

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