Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit

1. What does Jesus say about this topic in these three passages?

A. Matthew 12:31-32

B. Mark 3:28-29

C. Luke 12:10

2. What is Blasphemy?

A. The word "blasphemy" is simply a transliteration of the Greek word blasphemia, which is derived from two different Greek words:

1. blapto = "to injure, harm; hinder," and

2. pheme = "to speak; a saying; a rumor."

B. Paul describes himself this way: "I was formerly a blasphemer and a persecutor and
    a violent aggressor" (1 Tim. 1:13). Had Paul committed the unforgivable sin?

C. Who had he blasphemed?. (Acts 26:11).

D. Paul told King Agrippa, "I tried to force them to blaspheme" (vs. 11). Why?

3. Are there individuals guilty of blasphemy today? What do these verses say?

A. 1 Tim. 1:20

B. Col. 3:8-10

C. 2 Tim. 3:1-5

4. Blasphemy against God:

A. Men have blasphemed throughout the centuries.

1. Rom. 2:24

2. Rev. 13:6

3. 1 Tim. 6:1

B. Men have blasphemed Jesus [Matt. 27:39]

C. Men have blasphemed the Word of God [Titus 2:5 ]

5. Forgiveness for blasphemy:

A. What does Jesus say about forgiveness for these blasphemies? Matt. 12:31;
    Mark 3:28

6. Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit:

A. What happened:

1. Matthew 12:22ff [John 3:2]

B. Is it some specific words uttered out loud against the Holy Spirit?

1. Matt. 15:18-19

7. Some say that the sin of blasphemy of the Holy Spirit cannot be committed today.

A. Why would they say this?

B. Do you agree?

8. Other Scriptures:

A. Acts 7:51 What were these people always doing?

B. Hebrews 6:4-8

C. What does it mean that those have "insulted the Spirit of grace" (Hb.10:29).

9. The scriptures mention five sins against the Holy Spirit, what are they?