Sin that leads to death ( Study Notes )

Background

Wanted to share some of the study notes that I stitched together as I listened in on one video after another.

The original post is :-

Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit
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Bible Verses

  • 1 John 5:16
    • If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask, and God will give him life — to those who commit sins that do not lead to death
  • Deuteronomy 21:18-21
    • If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them:
    • Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place;
    • And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard.
    • And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear.
  • Job 42:7
    • After the LORD had said these things to Job, he said to Eliphaz the Temanite, “I am angry with you and your two friends, because you have not spoken the truth about me, as my servant Job has.
  • Galatians (6:1-2) [ Bear One Another’s Burdens ]
    • My friends, if someone is caught in any kind of wrongdoing, those of you who are spiritual should set him right; but you must do it in a gentle way.
      And keep an eye on yourselves, so that you will not be tempted, too.
    • Help carry one another’s burdens, and in this way you will obey the law of Christ.
  • Hebrew 6:4-8
    • For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and shave shared in the Holy Spirit,
    • and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come,
    • and then have fallen away, to restore them again to repentance, since they are crucifying once again the Son of God to their own harm and holding him up to contempt.
    • For land that has drunk the rain that often falls on it, and produces a crop useful to those for whose sake it is cultivated, receives a blessing from God.
    • But if it bears thorns and thistles, it is worthless and near to being cursed, and its end is to be burned.
  • New Life in Christ ( Ephesians 4:28-31 )
    • Let no unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building up the one in need and bringing grace to those who listen.
    • And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, in whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
    • Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, outcry and slander, along with every form of malice.…
  • Timothy 1:13
    • I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, that He considered me faithful and appointed me to service.
      I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and a violent man; yet because I had acted in ignorance and unbelief, I was shown mercy.
      And the grace of our Lord overflowed to me, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.…

Commentaries

Michael Heiser

What is Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit?

Videos

  1. Video #1
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  2. Video #2
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Notes

  1. Summative Thoughts
    • Casting out daemon
      • Demonstrates God presence & advancement of his purpose
      • Attribute God’s work to Satan
  2. Commentaries
    • R.T. France
  3. Old Testament
    • Hardening of Pharaoh’s Heart
    • Leviticus
      • Intentional disobedience of God’s law
  4. Determined not to believe
    • If you are determined not to believe, that unbelieve will likely carry on the world beyond here
    • It is not just a temporary sin
    • If you reject the Gospel there may be no other way to salvation

Rob J Hyndman / The Christadelphian Watchman

What is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit?

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  1. The Pharisees knew that Jesus was casting out by daemons through the Holy Spirit
  2. But, for political reasons they ascribed Jesus’s work to the Evil Spirit

Alan Ballou

What is sin that leads to death (verses included) – Part 1

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  1. Apostle Paul ( 1st Timothy 1:13 )
    • Verses
      • Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy because I acted in ignorance and unbelief.
    • Interpretation
      • I was formerly a Blasphemer
      • Shown Mercy ( Grace)
      • My sin was out of Ignorance
  2. Matthew 24:24
    • For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
    • There are miracles on both sides
  3. 1st Corinthian 6:9-11
    • Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men
    • nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
    • And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
  4. Galatians 5:19-21
    • The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery;
    • idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions
    • and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
  5. Ephesians 5:15-20
    • Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise,
    • making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
    • Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.
    • Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit,
    • speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord,
    • always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  6. Proverbs 15:5-10
    • A fool spurns a parent’s discipline,
      but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.
    • The house of the righteous contains great treasure,but the income of the wicked brings ruin.
    •  The lips of the wise spread knowledge, but the hearts of fools are not upright.
    • The Lord detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him.
    • The Lord detests the way of the wicked,but he loves those who pursue righteousness.
    •  Stern discipline awaits anyone who leaves the path; the one who hates correction will die.

What is sin that leads to death (verses included) – Part 2

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  1. Ezekiel 18:4
    • Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.
      • Discussion
        • Soul is God’s
        • All Sinners shall die
  2. Ezekiel 18:23
    • Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord God: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?
      • Discussion
        • But, do we think that God takes our passing/dying lightly
        • Oh No
        • What he actually wants most of all is our return to him
  3. Isaiah 64:5-6
    • Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness, those that remember thee in thy ways: behold, thou art wroth; for we have sinned: in those is continuance, and we shall be saved. ( KJV )
    • You come to the help of those who gladly do right, who remember your ways. But when we continued to sin against them,you were angry. How then can we be saved? ( NIV )
    • You meet him who joyfully works righteousness, those who remember you in your ways. Behold, you were angry, and we sinned;  in our sins we have been a long time, and shall we be saved? ( ESV )
  4. Romans 18:2
    • For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
  5. 2nd Peter 2:20-21
    • 20 If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and are overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning.
    • 21 It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them.
  6. Matthews 5:20
    • For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
  7. Galatians 5:5
    • For through the Spirit we eagerly await by faith the righteousness for which we hope.
    • For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.
  8. Hebrews 6:4-6
    • Verses
      • For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,
      • And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,
      • If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.
    • Discussion
      • When Christians fall away they fall away from repentance.
      • In other words they stop repenting from sins they commit.
  9. Repentance ( Acts 20:21 )
    • Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
  10. Isaiah 26:10
    • Let favour be shewed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness: in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the Lord.
  11. Titus 2:11-12
    • 11 For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people.
    • 12 It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age,

Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit

Introduction

There is a phrase that comes across in various forms, such as:

  1. Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit
  2. Unforgivable Sin

Let us see how different theologians identify and tackle it.

Bible Verses

Matthew
Unpardonable Sin ( Matthew 12:31-32 ) ( Link )

“Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy [every evil, abusive, injurious speaking, or indignity against sacred things] will be forgiven people, but blasphemy against the [Holy] Spirit will not be forgiven.

Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit [by attributing the miracles done by Me to Satan] will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.”

Mark
Mark 3:28-30  ( Link )

“I assure you and most solemnly say to you, all sins will be forgiven the sons of men, and all the abusive and blasphemous things they say; but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit and His power [by attributing the miracles done by Me to Satan] never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an everlasting sin [a sin which is unforgivable in this present age as well as in the age to come]”— [Jesus said this] because the scribes and Pharisees were [attributing His miracles to Satan by] saying, “He has an unclean spirit.”

Luke
Confessing Christ  – Luke 12:9-10 ( Link )

…But whoever denies Me before men will be denied before the angels of God.

And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.

Videos

  1. Jewels of Judaism
    • Ki Teitzei
      • What is the sin that leads to death? – Ki Teitzei
        There are some verses in the Bible that are difficult to understand. 1 John 5:16 is one of those verses. What is the sin that leads to death? Watch this video now to learn a reasonable answer to this question from this week’s Torah Portion.
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  2. Michael Heiser
    • Council of Time : What is Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit?
      Channel :- 2nd Timothy Chapter 3
      Date Published :- 2017-June-9th
      Dated Listed :- 2018-August-17th
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    • What is Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit
      Channel :- Sentinel Apologetics
      Date Published :- 2017-June-9th
      Dated Unlisted :- 2018-August-17th
      Link
  3. Rob J Hyndman
    • The Watchman
      • What is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit?
        Link
  4. Father Anthony Messeh
    • A sermon given by Father Anthony Messeh at St. Marks Coptic Orthodox Church of Washington D.C on June 27, 2010.
      Channel  :- Orthodox Sermons
      Published  :- 2011-March-10th
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  5. Jacob Prasch: Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit
    • Jacob Prasch: Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit
      Channel :- Moriel Ministries
      Published On :- 2015-April-17th
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  6. Spirit Church, David Diga Hernandez
    • What is the Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit?
      Channel :- Encounter TV
      Published On :- 2016-Jan-17th
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  7. Doug Batchelor
    • Doug Batchelor – What is the Unpardonable Sin ?
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    • The Unpardonable Sin: Part 2- (Doug Batchelor) AmazingFacts ©
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  8. Tim Conway
    • I will be Honest
      • The Unpardonable Sin – Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit
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  9. Matt Slick
    • What is blasphemy of the Holy Spirit? Can a Christian commit it?
      Profile :- Matt Slick of http://www.carm.org explains what blasphemy of the Holy Spirit truly is and the fact that a believer cannot ever commit this unpardonable sin.
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  10. Don Carson
    • Don Carson on the Unforgivable Sin
      Published On :- 2016-August-3rd
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In-depth

The Watchman ( Answered by Rob J Hyndman )

  1. Law of Moses
    • Leviticus 24:16
      • Anyone who blasphemes sin
        • Anyone who blasphemes the name of the LORD is to be put to death. The entire assembly must stone them. Whether foreigner or native-born, when they blaspheme the Name they are to be put to death.
        • Verse Link
  2. Verses
    • Matthew 12:31-32
      • 31 “Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy [every evil, abusive, injurious speaking, or indignity against sacred things] will be forgiven people, but blasphemy against the [Holy] Spirit will not be forgiven.
        32 Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit [by attributing the miracles done by Me to Satan] will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to 
    • Mark 3:28
      • Indeed, no one can enter a strong man’s house to steal his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man. Then he can plunder his house.
        Truly I tell you, the sons of men will be forgiven all sins and blasphemies, as many as they utter.
        But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; he is guilty of eternal sin.”…
    • Luke 12:-11
      • But whoever denies Me before men will be denied before the angels of God.
        And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.
        When you are brought before the synagogues, rulers, and authorities, do not worry about how to defend yourselves or what to say.…
  3. Consciously and deliberately showing contempt for the Power of God
    • Miracles by Holy Spirit
    • Claimed to be pagan deity
    • Considered and deliberate
    • Knew it was not true
    • Done for Political Reason

Jewels of Judaism

What is the sin that leads to death? – Ki Teitzei

  1. 1st John 5:6
    • If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not to death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not to death. There is a sin to death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.
      • Bible Hub Commentary
        Link
  2. Deuteronomy 21:
    • Bible Verse Link
      • Bible Gateway
        Link
    • Broken down
      • 18
        • “If any man has a stubborn and rebellious son who will not obey the voice of his father or of his mother, and when they reprimand and discipline him, he will not listen to them,
      • 19
        • then his father and mother shall take hold of him, and bring him out to the elders of his city at the gateway of his hometown.
      • 20
        • They shall say to the elders of his city, ‘This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious; he will not obey us, he is a glutton and a drunkard.’
      • 21
        • Then all the men of his city shall stone him to death; so you shall remove the evil from among you, and all Israel will hear of it and be afraid.
  3. How did it come to this
    • Not willing to turn from sin, which ultimately leads to death
    • Though Disciplined
    • Continuing Unrepentant Spirit
    • God wants us to wrestle with it and know the inner content

Spirit Church, David Diga Hernandez

  1. 2 Corinthians 5:11-12
    • Link
      • ESV
        • BibleGateway.com
          Link
    • Verses
      1. Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade others. But what we are is known to God, and I hope it is known also to your conscience.
      2. We are not commending ourselves to you again but giving you cause to boast about us, so that you may be able to answer those who boast about outward appearance and not about what is in the heart.
  2. Greater judgement on those who teach the word
  3. Religious people are trying to trap Christ in an enigma
  4. Casting out demons by Spirit of God
  5. Angry that he is drawing people to God
  6. Fault
    • Rejecting Power of Holy Spirit
    • Identity of Christ
  7. Attribution of the Holy Spirit Work to Demonic Spirit
    • Intentional