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Meaning of Matthew 12:32

it says Anyone who speaks a word against man will be forgiven but anyone who speaks a word against the Holy Spirit will not. Also what is speaking a word against the Holy Spirit

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The concept of "blasphemy against the Spirit" is mentioned in Mark 3:22-30 and Matthew 12:22-32. The term blasphemy may be generally defined as "defiant irreverence." The term can be applied to such sins as cursing God or willfully degrading things relating to God. It is also attributing some evil to God, or denying Him some good that we should attribute to Him. This case of blasphemy, however, is a specific one, called "the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit" in Matthew 12:31. In Matthew 12:31-32, the Pharisees, having witnessed irrefutable proof that Jesus was working miracles in the power of the Holy Spirit, claimed instead that the Lord was possessed by the demon "Beelzebub" (Matthew 12:24). Now notice that in Mark 3:30 Jesus is very specific about what they did to commit "blasphemy against the Holy Spirit."
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im thinking speaking against the holy spirit is like denying the bible and against god

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you speak against here means you are rejecting. If you reject the One who delivers you forgiveness how can you then receive that forgiveness??

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Think about what you read as it applies to your life.No one can interpret it for you.

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If you deny Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior you are denying the power thereof of the Holy Spirit.

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I guess, if you bad mouth a human it's ok, but if you say bad things about god, it's not ok.

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I reject the Holy Spirit, it is a fraud. <--- this fact is a fair example of speaking against the Holy Spirit.

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Well, I guess Truth just gave you a fine example.

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It means priestcraft. Priests have invented a crime called "blasphemy", with the solemn determination to crush out of the human brain all knowledge. Whoever differed with priests was stoned to death. The designers of Christianity knew, at least, that education led, or might lead to investigation; investigation and inquiry led, or might lead, to doubt; that doubt leads, or may lead, to new thoughts; new thoughts leads, or may lead, to heresy, and heresy leads to hell.

What right have a God to punish his children for honest doubts? How can a God reward hypocrisy with heaven, and punish honesty with hell? Is it possible that an infinite God is unwilling that a man should investigate the phenomena by which he's surrounded? If God didn't intend for us to think, why did he give us brains? Is it possible that a god delights in threatening men for honest unbelief? What glory, what honor and renown a god must win by this! The ocean raving at a drop; a star envious of a candle; the sun jealous of a firefly!

I, for one, am convinced that not only I have the right to think, but that it's my duty to express my honest thoughts. Whatever the gods may say, I choose to be true to my convictions.

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Well written, enjoyed reading it
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Thank you, kindly. I am obliged.
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That scripture is basically saying, “If we practice sin willfully after having received the accurate knowledge of the truth, there is no longer any sacrifice for sins left, but there is a certain fearful expectation of judgment.” (Hebrews 10:26, 27). If we continue in a wrong course, despite having knowledge that it is displeasing to God, we would be grieving the Holy Spirit.

However, at the end of the day, God is the final Judge of wrongdoers. We must render an account to him, and he always does what is right (Romans 14:12).

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Jesus Christ said that one who sinned against the holy spirit would not be forgiven in the present system of things nor in that to come. (Mt 12:31, 32) A person whom God judged as having sinned against the holy spirit in the present system of things would therefore not profit by a resurrection, since his sins would never be forgiven, making resurrection useless for him. Jesus uttered judgment against Judas Iscariot in calling him “the son of destruction.” The ransom would not apply to him, and his destruction already being a judicially established judgment, he would not receive a resurrection.—Joh 17:12.

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