Originally posted by dystoniac
You are both incorrect. To blaspheme against the Holy Ghost is to deny His existence and to deny the gift of everlasting life offered by the death and sacrifice of Jesus Christ. What you are talking about has been referred to as the 'Cardinal Sin'. I, too, used to have problems with this passage, but through much study and conversations with knowlegeab ...[text shortened]... that is the ultimate blaspheme against God and cannot be forgiven, hence the 'cardinal sin'.
you are talking absolute nonsense, many persons since the inception of humanity have died without knowledge of Christ, according to your definition this is the unforgivable sin, pure and utter 100 percent unadulterated hyper drivel, extra concentrated!
and contrary to your postulations i do not have any trouble with this passage, for it is quite clear that what it refers to is the action of the holy spirit, thus the Pharisees who were eye witnesses of the miraculous cures performed by Christ by means of Holy spirit were inexcusable for seeking to kill him, for the spirit bore witness that he was Gods representative, that is what it means, their actions are inexcusable for having seen an operation of the Holy spirit and yet they remain opposed! Christ is not God, never has been nor ever will be equal to Almighty God, another piece of drivel, and how is it possible that after having been acquitted of sin in this life through death are these sins supposed to be carried on to the next life, for quite clearly a sinner has paid for his sins with dearth, the wages of sin, but it is not enough for you reprobates, you would want to punish him in death also, my goodness man think about what it is you are saying!