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- The “unforgivable sin” is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. But what does that mean?
- This is not a sin a person can accidentally commit by saying or thinking the wrong thing one time.
- In Mark 3, Jesus is speaking against the religious leaders of Israel. These men knew the scriptures and had seen Jesus’s miracles, so they had every reason to believe he was the promised messiah. Instead, they said he was demon-possessed.
- The Jewish leaders blasphemed the Holy Spirit but their true sin was unbelief. Their unbelief manifested as blasphemy against God’s Holy Spirit.
- The unforgivable sin is rejecting Jesus Christ as God’s messiah and your savior. When we know who Jesus is yet refuse to call him our lord, we are blaspheming the Holy Spirit who empowered his ministry and proving that we do not possess saving faith in Christ.
Mark 3:29 …But anyone who blasphemes the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven. This is a sin with eternal consequences.