“Whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven.” – Jesus (Mark 3:29)
“The Unpardonable Sin—to blaspheme: to speak irreverently and with disrespect, disdain . . . to be impolite, flippant or show contempt for the Holy Spirit of God and Jesus.”
One day the Son entered a house and so many gathered ’round him that he and his disciples whar not able ter eat. When the Son’s earthly family heard about this, the Son’s brothers and mother, probably his sisters too, went ter take charge of him, er they be saying, “the lad be out of his mind.”
The teachers of the law from Jerusalem said near ’bout the same thing. “He be possessed by the devil! By the prince of demons he be driving out demons.”
The Son shot back, “How can the devil drive out the devil? If Satan opposes himself and is divided, he cannot stand; his end has come. Truly I tell you, people can be forgiven all their sins and every slander they utter, but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; they are guilty of an eternal sin.”
A good many folks be stumped by what the Son means by “blasphemes against the Holy Spirit” but the long and short of it be this: If the Holy Ghost of Truth acts, creates, and speaks—and folks give Satan or man credit—they dishonor Skipper and his Spirit of Truth. Do this they the Son says they ‘ill ne’er be fergiven. This be the charge agin those teachers of the law.
Perhaps you ‘ave heard a feller or lass say sumpin’ like this:
“The Bible was not, as some claim, dictated to men by God. Instead the Bible was written by men and was their best attempt to explain God and what he meant. But we can’t take the Bible literally. We have to judge the Bible based on the customs and culture of the times. While Moses and the prophets generally wrote under the prompting of the Spirit, this does not mean that every word of scripture was chosen by God or inspired by God.”
Blaspheme: to Speak Irreverently and the Unpardonable Sin
If you ‘ave heard such talk and believe the Bible ter be a compilation of writings by men based on thar best guess of what Skipper wished ter say at the time, then consider what the Son thinks of the Bible.
“Scripture cannot be broken.” – Jesus (John 10:35).
“You break the command of God.” – Jesus (Matthew 15:3)
“You nullify the word of God.” – Jesus (Mark 7:13)
“Not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.” – Jesus (Matthew 5:18)
“Have you not read what God said to you?” – Jesus (Matthew 22:31)
Thar be other instances whar Jesus affirmed that the Spirit of God and God himself gave us his word. When replying to some rebellious religious teachers, Jesus connected the Spirit of Skipper with Skipper himself.
“I cast out demons by the Spirit of God.” — Jesus (Matthew 12:28)
“I cast out demons by the finger of God.” — Jesus (Luke 11:20)
Ter give credit ter men as the authors of Scripture be ter accuse the Holy Spirit of plagiarizing the works of men, fer God himself had a hand in its creation.
When He had finished speaking with him upon Mount Sinai, He gave Moses the two tablets of the testimony, tablets of stone, written by the FINGER OF GOD. (Exodus 31:18)
The LORD gave me the two tablets of stone written by the FINGER OF GOD; and on them were all the words which the LORD had spoken with you at the mountain from the midst of the fire on the day of the assembly. (Deuteronomy 9:10)
In the eyes of Jesus, God and his Spirit be one in the same. In fact the disciple John confirms this when he connects God, the Holy Spirit of Truth, and Jesus as the source of all Scripture.
In the beginning was the Word. The Word was with God. The Word was God. The Word was with God in the beginning. Through the Word all things were made. Without the Word nothing was made that has been made. (John 1:1-3)
The Word became flesh. The Word made his dwelling among us. We have seen The Word’s glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14)
When a rascal claims that the Son, the Word made Flesh, not be the author of his very own words, you can know fer certain that some spirit other than the Holy Spirit of Truth be speaking, fer no spirit kin say “Jesus is Lord,” except Skip’s Spirit. (1 Corinthians 12:3 ) And no feller kin give credit ter the devil or man fer the work of the Holy Spirit of Truth except that person be listening and speaking the words of an unclean spirit.
Give Credit Whar Credit Be Due
All Scripture is God-breathed (Spirit filled). (2 Timothy 3:16)
Jesus affirms the authorship of Scripture on the road to Emmaus.
Beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, Jesus explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself. (Luke 24:27)
Peter affirms the Holy Spirit as the author of Scripture.
Prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. (2 Peter 1:21)
The angel spoke at length to Moses on Mount Sinai, and he received living words to pass on to you. (Acts 7:38)
Those in the early church affirmed the Holy Spirit as the author of Scripture.
You spoke by the Holy Spirit through the mouth of your servant, our father David. (Acts 4:25)
Men, as scribes, may ‘ave written down what the finger of God, Spirit of God spake. However ter assign credit to the scribe, editor, proofreader, as the author and source of spirit of a work seems ter be nothing short of grand theft. Far be it from us ter steal Skipper’s words and write as if they be our own.
Give credit whar credit be due. Doth not lie ’bout Skipper’s Holy Ghost of Truth. If you be not sure if a spirit be from Skipper or Satan, keep yer trap shut, make no charge agin it. That be the safe course ter sail.
And if you be following the Holy Spirit of Skipper and folks lay the charge of “You be out of yer mind!” agin ya, take heart. They said the same ter the Son and he had the very mind of his father, Skipper.