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Answer—The Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit
To understand the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit, one must understand the trinity and how they each have their own part in the redemption of mankind, and also how they work in perfect unity. To reject one is to reject all, and to accept one is to accept all. For example, in the beginning of presenting hope for mankind it was the Father presenting it with hardily no mentioning of the Holy Spirt or the Son, yet He was preparing the way for the Son to come and often referred to His coming, some times directly, but mostly indirectly. The Son and the Holy Spirit were working, but they were not in the forefront, the Father was, and then the Son came as promised by the Father, and in His ministry, it is very clear that those who rejected Him, rejected Him simply because they had already rejected the Father, they had rejected Him while He was in the forefront, and thereby they had already rejected the Son. Those who had embraced the Father were waiting for the Son, and automatically received Him, they actually expected Him. The Father’s work was to bring the Son to the forefront, to be the Saviour of the world. It is like if I was drowning, and you come to rescue me, but I reject the process you use to do so; I thereby would reject you, and by my death be eternally separated from you. They rejected the Father through rejecting the process He provided, which was sending the Son to rescue them from their sin. In a way, they blasphemed, though the Bible does not use such a strong word to describe this rejection and opposing. Now that the Son was on earth, and He was presenting the Father, it was another opportunity for them to make things right by receiving the Son; thereby they could now again also receive the Father. Jesus was very clear on this, read what Jesus says in the Book of John, to reject Him is to also reject the Father, and to receive Him is to also receive the Father.
Jesus said, “I and My Father are one.”—Click-John 10:30
Here is a list of ways Jesus declared His equality with God the Father, and how to believe in and have a relationship with one of them was to believe in and have a relationship with both. Please take the time and look up all these passages in the Bible.
To have Him is to have the Father—Click-II John 1:9
To hear Him is to hear the Father—Click-John 3:30-36,
To obey Him is to obey the Father—Click-John 14:21-24
To love Him is to love the Father—Click-John 15:23
To honour Him is to honour the Father—Click-John 5:19-27
To deny Him is to deny the Father—Click-I John 2:22-25
To hate Him is to hate the Father—Click-John 15:23-25
To be His is to be the Father's—Click-John 17:8-11
To have His doctrine is to have the Father's doctrine—
To reject Him is to reject the Father—Click-John 12:48-50
To embrace Him is to embrace the Father—Click-John 17:13-26
This, the coming of the Son, was now God’s second attempt to present Himself to mankind, first as the Father, then as the Son, but as the Father presented Himself by indorsing the Son—what was the Son’s method to present Him? The power and work of the Holy Spirit; He came to introduce and promote the Holy Spirit. They did not reject the Son directly, they rejected the way He was working, ministering through the power and work of the Holy Spirit. They did not want the conviction, the holy standard judging them. The key to receiving God into one’s life has always been the Holy Spirit, He was always the one that came to either dwell with people, or dwell within people, but He was brought to the forefront as Jesus did in His ministry. John said, Jesus’ ministry would be baptizing with the Holy Spirit. In a sense, the Holy Spirit is God’s third, and final attempt to bring forgiveness. He is the last person working with people of the trinity, no more hope after Him. Like they rejected the Son, but claimed to have the Father, there are many today that claim to have the Son, but reject the Holy Spirit. They want God, but not the God that is in their present, whom they have to face face-to-face, or have in their lives as they live their lives. The Spirit brings conviction, He is the one that removes the issues that stand in the way of having a relationship with God. He is the one that we face head-on. The blaspheme come from the heart, an ultimate hating and opposing of God’s working hand in one’s life.
Yes, according to the context it is clear that they rejected Jesus by rejecting Him as one working by the power of the Holy Spirit, and accredited the work to the Devil, but it was also a warning of what was to come. The Spirit would come to earth, come to the forefront, and He would bring God’s last offer for forgiveness—to oppose, reject, mock Him was opposing the trinity, to blaspheme Him was closing the door to all opportunities of forgiveness. To claim outward belief without inward Holy Spirit conviction and indwelling is only a mockery. How do you feel about God in your heart? All who embrace spite of god’s ways of redemption have no part of Him and will not be forgiven.
For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,
but a fearful expectation of judgment, and a fury of fire that will consume the adversaries.
Anyone who has set aside the law of Moses dies without mercy on the evidence of two or three witnesses.
How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by the one who has trampled underfoot the Son of God, and has profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has outraged the Spirit of grace?
For we know him who said, “Vengeance is mine; I will repay.” And again, “The Lord will judge his people.”—Click-Hebrews 10:26-30