Mark 3:29, Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit
But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; he is guilty of an eternal sin.
//This is a verse that troubles a lot of people. Will your little boy be condemned to everlasting hellfire because of a few “goddamns?”
No. First, get it out of your head that “eternal sin” means hellfire. A more precise interpretation of the passage is that your cussin’ son is sinning against the new age of God’s rule; he is living as if Jesus had never come. But even this doesn’t fit the flavor of the verse.
If you’re wondering what it really means to blaspheme against the Holy Spirit, this passage in Mark contains an example. Those watching Jesus heal others were saying that Jesus was using the power of Satan to cast out demons. Jesus warned them about blasphemy “because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.”
Picture the scene. Jesus is waving his arms, shouting at demons to chase them away, embarrassing his family and friends with his antics. The people mock him, laughing that he looks like he’s demon-possessed himself. Worse than those he’s curing! The prince of demons himself has hold of him! Ha!
So Jesus says don’t you know you’re laughing at the Holy Spirit? Don’t you realize that we’ve entered the age of abundant life, when the Spirit is to come back to earth? You are making fun of God’s new age! You are stuck in the past, in danger of never understanding, never entering into the life God has planned for you!”