And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but the one who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven. (Luke 12:10 ESV)
The Christian doctrine of the Trinity defines God as three consubstantial persons, expressions, or hypostases: the Father, the Son (Jesus), and the Holy Spirit; “one God in three persons”. The three persons are distinct, yet are one “substance, essence or nature”. In this context, a “nature” is what one is, while a “person” is who one is.
From what Jesus is saying according to mystery of the trinity if you blasphemy against one of the Godheads there is forgiveness, but not against the other!
So when the bible says “‘Do not take the name of your God in vain'” it needs further qualification, as we need to ask:
* Which of the three God’s name should we not take in vain.
* Further we also need to know if one of their names can be taken in vain.
At Nicene they succeeded by defining God as a “Formula”.
Creating a Trinity dilutes the Father. Trinity takes you away from the Father! David, Elijah experienced the spirit of God but did not make a ‘Binity’ out of them! Understand YWHW and his spirit as the Old testament scriptures teach, then rest of the scriptures will be easy to understand.
Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit
Mat 12:22 Then a demon-oppressed man who was blind and mute was brought to him, and he healed him, so that the man spoke and saw.
Mat 12:23 And all the people were amazed, and said, “Can this be the Son of David?”
Mat 12:24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, “It is only by Beelzebul, the prince of demons, that this man casts out demons.”
In Mathew’s record we see Jesus healing a man by the power of God or by the spirit of God. Jesus was given the spirit without measure at his baptism.
Now because the Pharisees were jealous of Jesus and did not want to accept him they claimed that the spirit in was from Beelzebul.
Jesus, denies the charge:
Mat 12:27 And if I cast out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they will be your judges.
Mat 12:28 But if it is by the Spirit of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.
Jesus attributed the healing to God’s spirit. He did not attribute it to Beelzebub or himself.
The Pharisees were hardened in their heart and no miracle or teaching of Jesus or the Father was going to convince them to change their position in their self centred style of interpretation of the Law. Their ego was too strong and they hated Jesus. They rejected the true word of God either in Jesus or in Moses. Jesus pronounces this judgment on them that they would die in their sins for denying the power of God:
Mat 12:31 Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven people, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.
Mat 12:32 And whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.
As Mathew records concerning miracles:
Mat 12:17 This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah:
Mat 12:18 “Behold, my servant whom I have chosen, my beloved with whom my soul is well pleased. I will put my Spirit upon him, and he will proclaim justice to the Gentiles.
Jesus was God appointed and to reject Jesus was to reject God and his power (spirit) hence there could be no forgiveness.
This story is very similar to the rebellion of Korah, Dathan, Abiram and On. They were like the Pharisees jealous of Moses:
“Now Korah the son of Izhar, son of Kohath, son of Levi, and Dathan and Abiram the sons of Eliab, and On the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men. And they rose up before Moses, with a number of the people of Israel, 250 chiefs of the congregation, chosen from the assembly, well-known men. They assembled themselves together against Moses and against Aaron and said to them, “You have gone too far! For all in the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LORD is among them. Why then do you exalt yourselves above the assembly of the LORD?” When Moses heard it, he fell on his face, and he said to Korah and all his company, “In the morning the LORD will show who is his, and who is holy, and will bring him near to him. The one whom he chooses he will bring near to him.” Numbers 16:1-5 (ESV)
Pharisees = 250 chiefs of the congregation
Jesus = Moses
So to deny God’s chosen Moses was to Reject God.
This was Jesus’ position also – as Moses stated: “Hereby you shall know that the LORD has sent me to do all these works”
Num 16:28 Moses said, “Hereby you shall know that Yahweh has sent me to do all these works; for they are not from my own mind.
Num 16:29 If these men die the common death of all men, or if they experience what all men experience, then Yahweh hasn’t sent me.
Num 16:30 But if Yahweh makes a new thing, and the ground opens its mouth, and swallows them up, with all that belong to them, and they go down alive into Sheol; then you shall understand that these men have despised Yahweh.”
Though wicked men attacked Moses, they did not realise that they were in fact attaching the Father Yahweh. They could not see the work of Yahweh in Moses and so despised Yahweh in Moses.