"I was just reading in Mark 3:28 and it mentions blaspheming the Holy Spirit? What does this mean? I have heard several different takes on it. Some say it means never accepting Christ, others that is swearing him off and believing he doesn't exist. Yet I have heard others say this verse proves that those who commit suicide won't go to heaven. I personally believe it is the first of these, but what are your thoughts on the matter?"
Consider the following verses:
Mark 3:28-29 - “Assuredly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they may utter; but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is subject to eternal condemnation”
What is "blasphemy"?
a word that means "to slander, or speak against"
comes from two Greek words which mean "to hurt" + "the fame or reputation of"
in a religious context, "showing contempt or lack of reverence for God"
This weekend we are kicking off a new series on marriage through the book of Song of Solomon. We're calling it 50 Shades of Color... Why Settle for Grey?
Note: This series will apply to EVERYONE regardless of your marital status. Your first "marital relationship", if you are a follower of Jesus, is your relationship with Christ -- because you are a part of the Church, the "bride of Christ".
Cathy & I will be team teaching during the month of February. I can't wait! Our topics are:
"John 4:23-24 says 'But the time is coming—indeed it’s here now—when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship him that way. For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.' What does this look like to worship the Father in Spirit and in Truth?"
Check out the video below for the answer. I've included the scripture references as well.
In the past two days, I've been asked twice about the topic of cremation. Specifically, I've been asked, "Is it ok to cremate your loved ones? Is it forbidden in the Bible? What does God actually say about that?" Check out the video below for the answer along with some passages for Biblical resources.