Blasphemy is profane talk against God. We can also say as the act of speaking sacrilegiously about God. The Bible is very clear on the topic of Blasphemy. In Luke 12:10, the Bible says “And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but the one who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.” What are the consequences of Blasphemy? Are there people who disrespected God? What happened? Let’s find out below.
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What Is Blasphemy In Christianity?
The Bible is very clear when it comes to insulting God or speaking evil against the spirit of God. The scriptural reference from Luke 12:10 warned those who wish to insult the Holy Spirit and its consequences.
Examples of Blasphemy In The Bible?
Blasphemy is a dangerous activity and should be avoided at all costs. In which way can you insult or disrespect God?
False Teachings: In Revelation 22: 18, the Bible says I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book. Speaking falsely about God or adding what is not true is blasphemy and can lead to severe punishment.
Speaking Against The Holy Spirit: In Matthew 12:22-32, a group of Pharisees attributed the healing power of God through Jesus as the work of demons. Such an act is what we term as speaking against the spirit of God. The Bible says those who do this is blaspheming against the Holy Spirit and are not forgiven.
Idolatry: As Christians, worshipping any other deity apart from God is a sin and is regarded as blasphemous.
Consequences of Blasphemy In Christianity
Unlike other religion which calls for the head of those who blasphemy against it, Christianity does not allow such activity. Offenders are left in the hands of God who will fight his own battle. However, the following are some of the consequences of speaking against God in Christianity.
Death (as in spiritual death)
No forgiveness especially when done against the Holy Spirit
Those who blaspheme against God cannot make it to Heaven if they do not change.
Bible Verses Which Speak About Blasphemy
Remember this, O LORD, how the enemy scoffs, and a foolish people reviles (or blasphemes) your name. – Psalm 74:18 ESV
And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but the one who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven. – Luke 12:10 ESV
Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven people, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. And whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come. – Matthew 12:31-32 ESV
And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem were saying, “He is possessed by Beelzebul,” and “by the prince of demons he casts out the demons.” And he called them to him and said to them in parables, “How can Satan cast out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but is coming to an end. But no one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man. Then indeed he may plunder his house. “Truly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the children of man, and whatever blasphemies they utter, but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”– for they were saying, “He has an unclean spirit.” – Mark 3:22-30 ESV
But brother goes to law against brother, and that before unbelievers? To have lawsuits at all with one another is already a defeat for you. Why not rather suffer wrong? Why not rather be defrauded? But you yourselves wrong and defraud—even your own brothers! Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. – 1 Corinthians 6:6-10 ESV
But you have dishonored the poor man. Are not the rich the ones who oppress you, and the ones who drag you into court? Are they not the ones who blaspheme the honorable name by which you were called? – James 2:6-7 ESV
Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled. – Titus 2:3-5 ESV
It opened its mouth to utter blasphemies against God, blaspheming his name and his dwelling, that is, those who dwell in heaven. – Revelation 13:6 ESV
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