Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, all the sins and blasphemes of men will be forgiven them. But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; he is guilty of an eternal sin” (Mark 3:28-29). To blaspheme against the Holy Spirit is to deny that Jesus is the Christ; that is to deny God; to sin. All other sins will be forgiven. This is the only exception! Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, the ‘persistent, deliberate rejection of the Spirit’s call to salvation in Christ’ means a refusal to confess our rebellion and seek God’s remedy in Christ.

Explore Bible notes, 16/12/2004