Saturday, March 2, 2013
Question About > Blowing Savation
If you blaspheme the Holy Spirit in your mind, but can’t control it and don't mean it, will you get punished eternally in hell?
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Be clear about my answer - In the passage about blaspheming the Holy Spirit and no forgiveness, Jesus is preaching to the Pharisees. The Pharisees are the Jewish religious leaders who were experts in their religious law. These men seemed to care about their position and living a harsh legalistic interpretation of the law. The Pharisees had no compassion or grace for others not like them.
Matthew 12:32 New King James Version (NKJV)
32 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 this age or in the age to come.
Here is the bad news (Hold on the Good News is coming at the end!)
Humans are sinners and will receive a judgment.
Psalm 9:17 (NKJV)
17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, And all the nations that forget God.
Here is more bad news. We are all sinners. (Keep reading – the Good News is coming!)
New King James Version (NKJV)
10 As it is written: “There is none righteous, no, not one;
In both the Old and New Testaments we are told to accomplish what is an impossible task on our own and to be holy and not to sin and have the character of the Lord.
1 Peter 1:15-16 (NKJV)
15 but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16 because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.”
We are given what seems to be an impossible demand by Christ in Scripture.
Matthew 5:48 (NKJV)
48 Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.
Good News! – The work of salvation was accomplished as the Father decreed salvation through the Son as He the Son is was fully God and fully man, lived a perfect sinless life, died on the cross as a substitute for all who would repent of their sins and believe. Christ paid for the sins with His sacrificial life of those who repent and believe. Those who believe are declared righteous in the judgment of the Father like Christ. Those who when drawn to repentance by the Holy Spirit repent and trust Christ for salvation are ‘Born Again’ or ‘Saved’ and have pardon of sin, peace with God and citizenship in Heaven. The saved will be judged as ‘Righteous’ at the judgment because of the work of Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:21 (NKJV)
21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
My question is then – “Do unrepentant sinners get punished?” – YES is the answer.
Again the Good News was accomplished by God’s decree and is the the Son’s work on the cross and the wooing of the sinner of the Holy Spirit is God’s plan of salvation for you.
John 3:5-7 (NKJV)
5 Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’
So to sin, as we all do, would lead to punishment or hell without the work of the Holy Spirit.
To deny the work of the Holy Spirit drawing people to salvation is unforgivable because God’s gracious plan of salvation is rejected.
The Pharisees and people today, who Jesus was preaching to in Matthew 12:32, will receive the judgment of hell if they actively refuse or deny the plan of salvation prompted by the Holy Spirit.
It is therefore impossible to blaspheme the Holy Spirit when you have repented and believed in the gospel.
John 3:36 (NKJV)
36 He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”