Sunday, January 28, 2007

Holtz on Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit

In AAC.2002, Brian Holtz takes "And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven [Lk 12:10]" to mean that Jesus proclaimed Himself inferior to the Holy Spirit. This is not the case; Jesus' statement means that blasphemy against the Holy Spirit removes all hope of coming to Jesus Christ for forgiveness and salvation, since no one can come to Jesus except through the Holy Spirit [1 Cor 12:3].

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