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This Bible question comes from Caleb.  He asks:

"I was just reading in Mark 3:28 and it mentions blaspheming the Holy Spirit? What does this mean? I have heard several different takes on it. Some say it means never accepting Christ, others that is swearing him off and believing he doesn't exist. Yet I have heard others say this verse proves that those who commit suicide won't go to heaven. I personally believe it is the first of these, but what are your thoughts on the matter?"

Consider the following verses:

Mark 3:28-29 - “Assuredly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they may utter; but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is subject to eternal condemnation”

What is "blasphemy"?

  • a word that means "to slander, or speak against"
  • comes from two Greek words which mean "to hurt" + "the fame or reputation of"
  • in a religious context, "showing contempt or lack of reverence for God"

Watch this video for more:

Q&A with Pastor Tim Part 27 on What it Means to Blaspheme the Holy Spirit from Grace Church on Vimeo.