Seeking to Ruin a Reputation

by Floyd Chappelear Sentry Magazine, December 1999 He had seen Jesus after the resurrection (Acts 9). He had been left dead and had seen things on the other side that it was not lawful to speak about (see Acts 14:19; II Corinthians 12:4). The man was powerful, influential beyond measure. His influence must be destroyed.…

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Blasphemy Against the Holy Ghost

by Charles G. Caldwell, Jr. Via Truth Magazine XXI: 49, pp. 781-782, December 15, 1977 In Matthew 12:31-32, Jesus said, “Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son…

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Blasphemy

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Blasphemy.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Matthew 12:22-37   I.         What is blasphemy?             A.        A transliteration of a Greek word, blasphemia                         1.         It is a compound word: hurt and speech             B.        It means to speak evil of someone or to slander someone                         1.         Contained in it is the idea that a third party is involved                         2.         It is one person telling…

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What is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit?

Question: I was wondering what exactly is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit? Could you please help me with this? Answer: What Is Blasphemy? Blasphemy is a transliteration of a Greek word: blasphemia. Literally, it combines the Greek words for hurt and speech. It means to speak evil of someone or to slander another person. It contains…

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Sins Against the Holy Spirit

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/SinsAgainstTheHolySpirit.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: John 16:7-14   I.         The work of the Holy Spirit is to reveal the teachings of God to mankind             A.        It is not a work that is directly observed. Like the wind you see the effect of the Spirit’s work in people’s lives – John 3:8             B.        Jesus told his disciples that…

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Sins Against the Holy Spirit

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/SinsAgainstTheHolySpirit.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: John 16:7-14   I.         The work of the Holy Spirit is to reveal the teachings of God to mankind             A.        It is not a work that is directly observed. Like the wind you see the effect of the Spirit’s work in people’s lives – John 3:8             B.        Jesus told his disciples that…

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Is my repentance too late? Am I lost forever?

Question: I grew up going to Sunday school every now and then but never learning anything. I said the sinner’s prayer when I was 22 while in AA at the time. I decided to stick with AA. I had a hard time believing in or contacting God. I didn’t pursue church or the Bible until…

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Is willfully sinning blaspheming the Holy Spirit?

Question: I’m ashamed of my sin. I know you and others say that God forgives, but I committed the sin willingly. Is that not blasphemy of the Holy Spirit that Jesus discussed? Answer: We need to get a good definition of what blasphemy is: Smith Bible Dictionary: “in its technical English sense, signifies the speaking…

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