Spirit Shall not be Forgiven
Verily I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven to the sons of men: but the blasphemy against the holy spirit shall not be forgiven unto men,
But he that shall blaspheme against the holy spirit hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation: Because they said, He hath an akathartos pneuma, Mar 3:28-30Wherefore 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, Matthew 12:31
Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but blaspheming the spirit shall not be forgiven.
Why did the KJV translators add "against" and "holy", as indicated by their being in italics? And why do modern dictionaries and concordances omit the fact that blasphemy includes more than just speaking evil of God or Christ or the spirit or the holy spirit, or that "blasphemeo" [#987] and "gadaph" [#1142], the Greek and Hebrew words from which "blasphemy" is translated, don't even include the concept of "speaking evil"? We see in the New Testament that blasphemy of "the word of God" means not being discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, and obedient to their own husbands, and in the Old Testament to sacrifice your children to Molech and pollute yourselves with gillul, neither of which includes speaking evil of God or Jesus:
Ezekiel 20:27-31 shows us that the Lord GOD is blasphemed if the house of Israel makes their sons pass through the fire [read: sacrifice your children to Molech], or if they pollute themselves with idols [read: gillul].
Ezekiel 20:27 Therefore, son of man, speak unto the house of Israel, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Yet in this your fathers have blasphemed me, in that they have committed a trespass against me.
A careful study of the Hebrew "gillul" will prove to you that these "idols" are not inanimate wood, or stone, or metal objects. It will show you that these "idols" are actual flesh and blood people who commit adultery, before whom children are sacrificed, who are portrayed on the wall, who have carcasses when slain, who are served rather than worshipped, who are put away rather than removed, whom the Israelites went awhoring after, with whom the holy seed can be polluted, who can be confounded, who it is an abomination for an Israelite to lift up his eyes to, with whom men of Assyria defiled themselves, who can pollute the land, and from whom Israelites can be cleansed.
Thus blasphemy includes polluting yourselves with gillul which means mixing the holy seed with the peoples of the land. This means that Matthew records the only unforgivable sin as actual race mixing rather than merely accusing someone, falsely, of being the product of race mixing as suggested in Mark 3:30. The spirit is the physical seedline of Jacob, so blaspheming the spirit means polluting or mixing the seed of Jacob. Jesus didn't accuse the jews of "speaking evil against the holy spirit"--He accused them of polluting the holy seed and being the product of miscegenation. Thus, blasphemy includes the following [and does not include speech of any kind, neither against God, Jesus, nor the holy spirit]:
If blasphemy in Matthew 13:31 is limited only to violating God's Law about keeping the holy seed separate from the peoples of the land, then why did Mark record that the jews accused Christ of being an akathartos pneuma [unclean spirit in the KJV vernacular]?
Mar 3:30 Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit. Mar 3:30 Because3754 they said,3004 He hath2192 an unclean169 spirit.4151Luk 12:10 And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.
If blasphemy or speaking evil against God and Jesus Christ "shall be forgiven", how could merely speaking evil of the spirit or the holy spirit be even worse, and why would it be even worse than the actual act of race mixing? What's so heinous that there's no way to be forgiven for it, even if you "sought it carefully with tears", as Esau did? The only answer can be that the worse sin against God is mixing the holy seed.
He found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears
What was Esau's sin in the following Scripture?:
Certainly it cannot be blasphemy against God or Jesus Christ, because this verse promises that such blasphemy "shall be forgiven". The following translation of Mark 3:29-30 from the AST (Anointed Standard Translation) version from : HBPH, P.O. Box 130, Kodak, TN 57764-0130, provides an excellent lead to answering the question:
Compare this to the KJV translation to see where the words and thoughts and concepts differ from judeochristian teachings:
A mamzer shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to his tenth generation shall he not enter into the congregation of the LORD.
The only unforgivable sin, the only one which Christ said shall never be forgiven, is failure uphold, support, and follow God's Laws which prohibits miscegenation and interracial marriages with "the peoples of the land".
ALTERNATIVE POSSIBILITIES IS CALLING JESUS A JEW BLASPHEMY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT? Christ stated that jews were mongrels, or descendants of miscegenation, and they replied that "We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God". In this context, "fornication" can only mean "miscegenation", which means that Christ claimed that these jews were mongrels and that their reply was actually:
"We be not born of miscegenation; we have one ancestry, God [of Abraham]". If jews are mongrels, then calling Christ a jew is blasphemy, which shall be forgiven, which is not as bad as mixing the holy seed.
"REJECTING THE HOLY SPIRIT AFTER ACCEPTING IT IS BLASPHEMY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT"
It's impossible that accusing someone of having or being an akathartos pneuma could possibly mean rejection of any sort, yet this is exactly what many churches teach is blasphemy of the holy spirit. The jews who accused Christ of having or being an akathartos pneuma ("Because they said; He has an an akathartos pneuma") never accepted Christ or the holy spirit in the first place, so how could they reject it, and how could accusing someone of having or being an unclean or foul spirit be equated to rejection? Yes, they did reject Christ, but the Scripture where Christ accused them of blasphemy of the holy spirit refers to what Christ considered to be a false allegation made by the jews.
Furthermore, other Scripture confirms that an akathartos pneuma is a person rather than a personal character trait of Christ, so this allegation by the jews is better translated as:
If it was Christ who accused the jews of being akathartos pneuma, then clearly Christ did NOT reject the holy spirit, making such a claim blasphemous on its face.
RUACH KODESH = MENTALITY OF SEPARATION
The Hebrew term "ruach kodesh" was translated to the Greek term "hagios pneuma", which was then translated to the English term "Holy Spirit", which was then presumed by judeochristians to mean "Holy Ghost", so that the original prohibition against blasphemy of the mentality of separation, or against mixing with the people of the land, was obscured. By going back to the original sense of these Hebrew words we can see that the AST translation provides us with the most correct and accurate and complete understanding of what was the only unforgivable sin: the mere speaking out against God's people who oppose race mixing, miscegenation, and pollution of the Holy Seed, the line of Jacob Israel.
Where the judeochristian belief that the Hebrew words "ruach qodesh" should be interpreted to mean "Holy Spirit" or "Holy Ghost", this translation uses "Mentality of Separation", and where "unclean spirit" is the judeochristian belief, this translation uses "mongreled mentality". This view would suggest that merely speaking out against or criticizing the mentality of separation of the Israelites from all other people of the land is the only unforgivable sin, and that only those who have an anti-Israelite [read: racist] attitude about God's Law and the right of Israelites to be set apart would even dare to commit this unforgivable sin. Such a view is consistent with numerous references in the Old Testament to the great lengths that the Israelites went to to protect, propagate, and preserve the holy seed.
ISRAELITES ARE GOD'S HOLY [READ: SET APART] PEOPLE It's correct in the above Scripture that the Holy Spirit will teach you what to say before the authorities, but it's a great leap of faith to believe those who claim that failing to be guided by the Holy Spirit is the only blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. Such a breach doesn't even rise to the level of blasphemy against God or Jesus Christ, so why would such a thing be so bad that it's not even to be forgiven? Can we really believe that the only thing that we can't be forgiven for is speaking our own mind before authorities rather than waiting for some voice in our head to tell us what to say? Both references above to the Holy Spirit are clearly examples of Israelite Pride, the mentality of separation, or the racial pride of Israelites and their desire to protect the holy seed.
In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise, Eph 1:13What is the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation? Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Don't blasphemy the mentality of separation so that the House of Israel shall have eternal salvation. Don't mix with the people of the lands. Remember that the LORD thy God considers Israelites, all descendants of Jacob, to be a holy, set apart, special, separate, peculiar, chosen people; a royal priesthood, high above all nations, a holy nation, redeemed of the LORD, called, sought out, and a city not forsaken.
ISRAELITES ARE HOLY
GOD IS HOLY
SYNONYMS FOR HOLY PEOPLE
Yes, God's people the Israelites are holy, and so is God, but as shown in the following Strong's definition of "peculiar", "thou art a holy people" and "a peculiar people" refers to the mentality or attitude of separation from other people of the land rather than their belief in God or some vague religious persuasion:
Feminine passive participle of an unused root meaning to shut up; wealth (as closely shut up): - jewel, peculiar (treasure), proper good, special.
What are the synonyms for holy spirit? Mentality of separation, spirit of uniqueness, Esprit de Corps, separatist attitude, racist attitude, racial pride, pride for the seed of Jacob, pride in racial purity, spirit of racial integrity.
How are Israelites to be set apart? Geographically? No, Israelites permitted non-Israelites to live in their midst. Economically? No, Israelites traded with many non-Israelites. Legally? No, Israelites and non-Israelites followed similar laws. Mentally? No, there was never any such distinction. Spiritually? No, some Israelites like Paul even preached to non-Israelites and mamzers like the jews. The only way for Israelites to remain set apart from the people of the land was by racial segregation: by following God's Law, refusing to miscegenate with them, and by punishing those who were too stubborn and arrogant to follow God's Law:
Roget's Thesaurus on "holy": Regarded with particular reverence or respect: blessed, hallowed, sacred, sacrosanct.
Roget's Thesaurus on "spirit": The quality of mind enabling one to face danger or hardship resolutely: braveness, bravery, courage, courageousness, dauntlessness, doughtiness, fearlessness, fortitude, gallantry, gameness, heart, intrepidity, intrepidness, mettle, nerve, pluck, pluckiness, stoutheartedness, undauntedness, valiance, valiancy, valiantness, valor. Informal : spunk, spunkiness. Slang : gut (used in plural), gutsiness, moxie.Strong's Concordance
holyH6944 qo^desh ko'-desh From H6942; a sacred place or thing; rarely abstractly sanctity: - consecrated (thing), dedicated (thing), hallowed (thing), holiness, (X most) holy (X day, portion, thing), saint, sanctuary, set apart. G40
Froma?´??? hagos (an awful thing) compare G53, [H2282]; sacred (physically pure, morally blameless or religious, ceremonially consecrated): - (most) holy (one, thing), saint. spirit H7307
From H7306; wind; by resemblance breath, that is, a sensible (or even violent) exhalation; figuratively life, anger, unsubstantiality; by extension a region of the sky; by resemblance spirit, but only of a rational being (including its expression and functions): - air, anger, blast, breath, X cool, courage, mind, X quarter, X side, spirit ([-ual]), tempest, X vain, ([whirl-]) wind (-y).G4151
From G4154; a current of air, that is, breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively a spirit, that is, (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, daemon, or (divine) God, Christs spirit, the Holy spirit: - ghost, life, spirit (-ual, -ually), mind.
THE NATURAL MAN
Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 2:14 that the "natural man", or a non-Israelite who does not have the holy spirit, cannot discern the Spirit of God because he finds it to be foolishness:
There are many critics of the holy, set apart, segregated mentality of God's people who refer to this holy spirit as "racism", "hate", "anti-Semitism", and even "misogyny", many of whom don't seem to realize that they're cutting their own throats by promoting the destruction of their own race through their mentality of miscegenation. We are warned about them in Judge 1:19, though the phrase "natural man" really ought to be "non-Israelite", or even "bestial nature":
The word "natural" is translated from the Greek word "psuchikos", which Strong's notes includes "lower nature", or "bestial nature":
PEOPLE OF THE LAND
Num 14:9Only rebel not ye against the LORD, neither fear ye the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defense is departed from them, and the LORD is with us: fear them not.
1Ch 5:25And they transgressed against the God of their fathers, and went a whoring after the gods of the people of the land, whom God destroyed before them.
Ezr 4:4Then the people of the land weakened the hands of the people of Judah, and troubled them in building,
Ezr 10:2And Shechaniah the son of Jehiel, one of the sons of Elam, answered and said unto Ezra, We have trespassed against our God, and have taken strange wives of the people of the land: yet now there is hope in Israel concerning this thing.
Ezr 10:11Now therefore make confession unto the LORD God of your fathers, and do his pleasure: and separate yourselves from the people of the land, and from the strange wives.
Neh 9:24So the children went in and possessed the land, and thou subduedst before them the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, and gavest them into their hands, with their kings, and the people of the land, that they might do with them as they would.
Neh 10:30And that we would not give our daughters unto the people of the land, nor take their daughters for our sons:
Neh 10:31And if the people of the land bring ware or any victuals on the sabbath day to sell, that we would not buy it of them on the sabbath, or on the holy day: and that we would leave the seventh year, and the exaction of every debt.
CONFIRMATION IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
Everything written in the New Testament must be verified from the Old Testament, and the punishment for blasphemy of the holy spirit is briefly addressed in Numbers 15:30:
This term "aught presumptiously" is translated from the Hebrew words"rum" and "yad", pronounced "roomyarda", which is insulting the children of God for upholding God's Law, which is blasphemy of the holy spirit, the only unforgivable sin. In this verse, the Israelite was not stoned simply for raking leaves on the Sabbath, but for blaspheming the children of Israel, or Israelites, who sought to uphold God's Law.
"BLASPHEMY AGAINST THE HOLY SPIRIT IS ASSIGNING CHRIST'S GOOD WORKS TO THE DEVIL"
This is a good theory but it's contrary to the context of the Holy Bible and it contradicts this very Scripture. In this Scripture, when the scribes came from Jerusalem and accused Christ of being of Belzebub, AND (by the prince of the devils) casting out devils, Christ told them that they SHALL be forgiven for their blasphemy against God and Christ of accusing Him of being a devil, but that they shall NOT be forgiven for blasphemy against the mentality of separation, mainly by accusing Him of being of unpure race, a mongrel from an illegal marriage between an Israelite and a Chaldean:
Claiming that Christ's works were being performed by the devil is mere blasphemy, which this Scripture states SHALL be forgiven.
"BLASPHEMY AGAINST THE HOLY SPIRIT: NOT ALLOWING HOLY SPIRIT TO GUIDE YOU BEFORE AUTHORITIES"
Luk 12:10 Everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but those who blaspheme against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven. Luk 12:11 When they bring you before the synagogues, the rulers, and the authorities, don't be anxious how or what you will answer, or what you will say; Luk 12:12 for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that same hour what you must say." Luk 12:13 One of the multitude said to him, "Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me." Luk 12:14 But he said to him, "Man, who made me a judge or an arbitrator over you?" Luk 12:15 He said to them, "Beware! Keep yourselves from covetousness, for a man's life doesn't consist of the abundance of the things which he possesses." Luk 12:16 He spoke a parable to them, saying, "The ground of a certain rich man brought forth abundantly.
Can God's people be qodesh [read: holy] without being with God? If holy means only set apart, then of course they can. One example is that if you separated 1 coin from 4 other coins, it would be "kodesh". Or it may be that that one coin needs to be unique or special, or that it is evil.
Mat 12:31Because of this, I say to you, Every failure and blasphemy will be forgiven to men, but blasphemy concerning the Mentality will not be forgiven.
Phi 2:15in order that you may be perfect in our kind: pure-blooded and nonmongrelized, faultless children of God amidst a race perverse and having been corrupted, among whom we appear like luminaries in the orderly arrangement;
Phi 2:15That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;
(ASV)Therefore I say unto you, Every sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men; but the blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven.
(BBE)So I say to you, Every sin and every evil word against God will have forgiveness; but for evil words against the Spirit there will be no forgiveness.
(CEV)I tell you that any sinful thing you do or say can be forgiven. Even if you speak against the Son of Man, you can be forgiven. But if you speak against the Holy Spirit, you can never be forgiven, either in this life or in the life to come.
(Darby)For this reason I say unto you, Every sin and injurious speaking shall be forgiven to men, but speaking injuriously of the Spirit shall not be forgiven to men.
(DRB)Therefore I say to you: Every sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven men, but the blasphemy of the Spirit shall not be forgiven.
(GB)Wherefore I say vnto you, euery sinne and blasphemie shalbe forgiuen vnto men: but the blasphemie against the holy Ghost shall not be forgiuen vnto men.
(GNB)For this reason I tell you: people can be forgiven any sin and any evil thing they say; but whoever says evil things against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.
(GW)So I can guarantee that people will be forgiven for any sin or cursing. However, cursing the Spirit will not be forgiven.
(KJV)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.
(KJV+)Wherefore1223, 5124 I say3004 unto you,5213 All manner3956 of sin266 and2532 blasphemy988 shall be forgiven863 unto men:444 but1161 the3588 blasphemy988 against the3588 Holy Ghost4151 shall not3756 be forgiven863 unto men.444
(KJVA)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.
(LITV)Because of this, I say to you, Every sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven to men, but the blasphemy concerning the Spirit shall not be forgiven to men.
(RSV)Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.
> What does it mean to "blaspheme against the Holy Spirit"? <
First I will give a summary of the opinions that have already been posted:
OPINION AUTHOR MESSAGE
1. When somebody after being born again from God deliberately sins. <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>
2. To prevent God from speaking through you as He did on Pentecost. 3. To despise the grace of God by seeking one's rightousness in the law. <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>
4. When Israel rejected God the Holy Spirit; does not apply to Christians. <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>
5. claiming to forgive sins & putting yourself equal to God. <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>
6. When an unbeliever consistently refuses the promptings of the Holy Spirit to become a Christian. <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>
7. Attributing the work of the Holy Spirit to demons. <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>
8. Not accepting Christ as Saviour. <julian@gatwick.Geco-prakla.slb.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>
9. Claiming that forgiveness comes by any other means except by the indwelling of the Spirit, which then causes us to believe in Christ. <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>
10. Attributing to the devil a work of the Holy Spirit <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>
11. To deny the Holy Spirit to speak through you, as a testimony to the nations, when God's elect will be delivered up before the antichrist; as of yet, no one could have committed this sin. <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>
When looking at this diversity of answers one certainly gets the impression that not all of this can be "rightly dividing the Word of Truth". Note especially that three different groups of people are accused of committing the unforgivable sin: namely the Jews, the unbelievers and the Christians. Note also that some say the unforgivable sin is no longer applicable while others say it will only be committed in the future.
Now I will show you what I have been taught:
The following scriptures define the "blasphemy against the holy spirit" as the unforgivable sin: Matthew 12:31,32 Mark 3:28,29 Luke 12:10
Genesis 3:15, where God was speaking to the Serpent, shows that two different spiritual seeds are in existence:
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
While this verse speaks about the seed of the woman, which is the first prophecy about the Saviour Jesus Christ, it also speaks about the seed of the Serpent.
For a man who has been naturally born, it is available to be born again spiritually. He may accept Jesus Christ as Lord according to Romans 10:9 and be born again from the true God (1Peter 1:23). Or he may accept the Devil as his god and be born again by the seed of the serpent. There is also a third choice for natural man, and that is to never make one of the above decisions.
The seed nature of the spiritual birth is the key for understanding the unforgivable sin. Somebody who has been born again from the true God by accepting Jesus Christ as Lord cannot lose the spirit which has been born into him; he is born to eternal life. Equally, somebody who is bron from the seed of the Devil, cannot lose the Devil's spirit any more; he is born to eternal death.
There is one additional analogy: By renewing his mind the born-again Christian is able to manifest the love of God which is spiritually in him. The only thing that a son of the Devil will manifest is the hatred of the Devil.
The passage of John 8:13-44 is an account of a dialog between the Lord Jesus Christ and some Pharisees who were born by the seed of the Devil. I suggest that you read through it. I will only show you some of the key verses.
23 And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.
The Pharisees were "of this world". The god of this world is the Devil (2Corinthians 4:4).
37 I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.
They were Abraham's seed by natural birth.
38 I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.
Two different fathers are distinguished here.
41 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, [even] God.
They just forgot to mention, which god.
44 Ye are of [your] father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
Here Jesus finally stated it openly: Their father was the Devil. They were born again by the seed of the Serpent. They had committed the unforgivable sin.
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