What is the sin against the Holy Ghost?

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The sin against the Holy Ghost Spirit differs from all other sins in that it can never be forgiven.

Mark 3:28-29: All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme; but he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness.

This sin occurs in the following manner: The Holy Ghost enlightens a person in such a way that a person must in his heart confess divine truth to be divine, but he nevertheless still deliberately and against better knowledge denies it, rebels against it, blasphemes, and shames the Holy Ghost. A person such as this becomes hardened, so that he cannot repent. Therefore we are to beware that we do not begin resisting and blaspheming the truth, which we have come to know from God’s Word. The sin against the Holy Ghost is not directed against the Person of the Holy Ghost, but against His office.

Luke 12:10: 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.

1 Joh. 5:16: There is a sin unto death; I do not say that he shall pray for it.

Heb. 6:4-6: For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, and have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, if they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put Him to an open shame.

Assignment: Read Matt. 12:22-32: Jesus’ warning to the Pharisees, who
resisted the obvious truth and blasphemed.