Summary: Hebrews 6 is a difficult portion of scripture, we ponder to unlock it’s mystery.
LESSON ON BLASPHEMY? A LESSON ON HEBREWS 6.
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
Subject: What is Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit
I am seeking Biblical wisdom on this subject of blasphemy? Is it premeditating sin? Or is it something totally different?
Can it be committed today? And how do you know if one might have committed this sin? Does Backsliding fit into this
somehow? How many times can a person backslide and come back to the Lord?
I have many questions but this one is the most important one to me. Thank you.
My reply: Wow, you can ask a very deep question. There is no easy answer.
Let us ponder some important factors regarding blasphemy?
Some seem to never learn the difference of price, worth, and value? We must learn about sin’s cost.
Title: The Value of a Soul
On-line auction houses are becoming more popular these days. While you can buy or sell almost anything with a
computer, some items are still out of bounds In late February, the on-line auction company e-Bay removed a
Canadian man’s offer to sell his soul to the highest bidder. Sterling Jones, a self-described atheist, planned to
send the successful bidder a paper stating that the person now owned his soul.
Officials of e-Bay did not appreciate Jones’ attempt to auction his soul, and removed the offer.They sent Jones
an e-mail explaining that if a soul does not exist, e-Bay could not allow the auction because there would be
nothing to sell. If souls do exist, e-Bay said a soul would fall under the company’s ban against auctioning
human parts of remains.
The Riverside Press Enterprise, which first reported the story, says by the time th eoffer was pulled February 22nd,
the site had recorded nine bids. The highest offer $20.50.
Jesus asked, " What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man
give in exchange for his soul?" E-Bay could not say whether or not man had a soul. The bidders on the site had
no idea what to offer for a man’s soul. Jesus showed us the true value of a soul. It is the most valuable thing we have.
The best use of the soul is not selling it, but surrendering ALL to the Lord. Associated Press, 2-24-2000
Jesus bid the highest bid on the value and worth of a man’s soul. Jesus bid it all. He lay His life down to redeem
Before we can understand blasphemy we must understand and we must first define sin.
We cannot just use a Dictionary to define sin. The dictionary would say: an offensive against moral law, a fault, a
serious shortcoming, an action that is reprehensible, it might even say a transgression of the law of God.
The Bible defines sin a little differently than man.
James 4:17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
Yes, sin can be wandering from the path of righteous, but Biblically sin can be more than just doing wrong. One can
be outwardly pure and inwardly sick.
Matthew 5:27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery.
28 But I say unto you, that whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery already in his heart.
TWO BROAD CATEGORIES OF SIN:
To carry into action deliberately, behavior, give over to, to perpetrate,
to neglect or leave undone, apathy, to leave out, to fail to perform, to give up, to let go,
THE THREE FOLD CLASSIFICATION OF SIN ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE:
1 John 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes,
and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
17. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the Will of God abideth forever.
1. Lust of the Flesh
2. Lust of the eyes
3.Pride of life
WE COULD ALSO BREAK SIN INTO THESE CATEGORIES:
1. Cardinal sins --- sin and failure of religious or ecclesiastical leaders.
2. Mortal sins --- hostile, intense, sin that could lead to death.
3. Venial sin --- excusable, forgivable, pardonable, most all sin would fall in this category.
WE ARE NOT PERFECT, WE ALL HAVE WEAKNESSES AND FAILURES.
1 John 1: 9 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His Word is not in us.
John 8:7 So when they continued asking Him, He lifted up Himself, and said unto them, HE WHO IS
WITHOUT SIN AMONG YOU, let him cast the first stone at her.