blas⋅pheme [blas-feem, blas-feem] verb, -phemed, -phem⋅ing.
–verb (used with object)
|1.||to speak impiously or irreverently of (God or sacred things).|
|2.||to speak evil of; slander; abuse.|
|3.||to speak irreverently of God or sacred things; utter impieties.|
What is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit
I myself am confused on the subject. People claim that this “unpardonable sin” can be committed today. Still others claim that it cannot. So I pose the question to you the reader. The question comes in three parts:
1. What is it.?
2. Can it be committed today?
3. Can a believer commit it?
How do you talk to someone about truth if the Bible is faulty? A coworker told me recently that there has to be errors in the Bible because the best way to control the minds of people is to control their source of authority i.e. the Bible. And who’s to say that people didn’t either accidentally or on purpose change words here and there throughout history. OK. Fine. Suppose the Bible was at least partly incorrect, let’s say 25%. That would mean 75% would be correct. How would you distinguish between accurate passages and inacurrate passages? It seems to me that if one part is wrong then all of it can be called into question. I also don’t think that one has to be versed on how many supporting documents the Bible has in order to prove it is true. Nor do I think that one has to know the history or “chain of custody” so to speak. Besides, I never seem to have a history book, or any one of the 5,000 supporting texts with me when I have these conversatons. And because these things are conveniently missing from my fingertips, I can never prove or support my arguments. Therefore, I render the whole “evidence” argument moot. Either the Bible is or isn’t true. Swaying your opponent from his staunch position almost never happens. I mainly find that those who call the Bible into question never really read it anyway. I have yet to be asked a question about a specific “error”. And please don’t gather evidence from here and there piecing together an opinion. Research the source.