Day 34: March 29
And the chief priest standing up in the midst asked Jesus, saying, Answer Thou nothing? What do these witness against Thee? But He was silent, and answered nothing. Again the chief priest asked Him, and said to Him, Art Thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed? And Jesus said, I am; and you shall see the Son of Man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming with the clouds of heaven. And the chief priest, rending his tunics, says, What need have we still of witnesses? You have heard the blasphemy; what appears to you? And they all condemned Him to be subject to death. And some began to spit on Him, and to cover His face, and to buffet Him, and to say to Him, Prophesy! And the attendants hit Him with a staff. (Mark 14:60-65)
“A man shall be forgiven every sin and blasphemy, but blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven,” (Matt. 12:31, 32). Blasphemy against the Spirit means blasphemy against the divinity of the Lord’s Human, and the holiness of the Word. (True Christian Religion 299)
There are different types and levels of blasphemy. The only unforgivable sin is blasphemy against the holy spirit of the Lord. What does this mean? Blasphemy against the Lord’s Divine Human and the Word, in practical terms, means rejecting and making fun of the idea that we need to change and live as the Word teaches. It means rejecting the Lord’s help, or even that He has any authority in our lives. The only way to end up in hell is if we want to go there. Do you think there is anything appealing about hell?