Mark 3:28-29: The Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit

The Biblical Christ Research Institute

What is the “blasphemy of the Holy Spirit” (3:28-29)? Can it still be committed today, or was it limited to Jesus’ time?

The Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is, as stated in Mark 3:28-29, to identify the Person and work of Jesus Christ, and by implication the Holy Spirit, as the work of satan.

One interpretive option is that the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is general, habitual rejection of the work of God in Jesus Christ (Brooks, NAC-Mark, 76). Specifically, labeling the work of Christ as a demonic work. Another view would be the historical view. This view proposes that Christ had appeared to the Jews in the clearest, revelatory way. In this case, His first advent is an unparalleled time in which His ministry deeds and testimony about Himself was inescapably clear. The Pharisees rejected the incarnate Word, while He walked among them. The last view is…

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