Jesus and Blasphemy

In Mark 3:20-21, Jesus is visiting a house with many in attendance. He is called crazy with some interpreting his ability to cast out demons as a link with Satan.

In Verses 22:27, Jesus responds to their accusations, explaining that Satan could not cast himself out. Instead, He gives them an example that they could better understand. How could someone burglarize a home if the occupant was able to defend it? In other words, someone could not cast out demons by invoking the name of their protector and leader, Satan.

In Verses 28:30, Jesus addresses the issue of calling Him crazy. The only sin that God can’t forgive is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. In other words, if someone does not answer the LORD’s call, they can’t be forgiven.

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denying the LORD

choosing a sinful lifestyle

Holy Spirit calls

I see a severed phone line

blasphemer holding scissors

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“Truly I tell you, people can be forgiven all their sins and every slander they utter, but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; they are guilty of an eternal sin.” – Mark 3:28-29 (KJV)

God Bless!

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Bible Lesson and Tanka style poem by David Andre Davison

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