Doctrinal error promulgated on FB? “If unbelief was the only reason a person won’t make heaven, why these verses? Matthew 12:31-32 “Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.”
Context-Context-Context…Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit was ONLY possible while Messiah walked among us and demonstrated the works of the Spirit in miracles and wonders…it was those men who accused Jesus’ works as being the resultant of Satan and NOT the Spirit that Jesus was speaking to concerning blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. It is NOT possible today to blaspheme the Spirit of God in like manner as Jesus is NOT among us in physical form.
The blood of Jesus Christ covers all sin that a man or woman might commit today when that man or woman repents and sincerely believes in their heart, confesses with their mouth, that Jesus is God who died to pay their sin-debt and that He was resurrected from the dead for their justification leading to eternal life (Romans 10:9-10). Jesus died once for the sins of the whole World, past-present-future (1 John 2:2; Romans 6:10) and the ONLY sin today that will not be forgiven is the sin of “unbelief” (John 3:18). If anyone having attained an age of reason rejects Jesus Christ as Lord for the mediation of sin, they will not enter the Kingdom of God because God the Father is NOT going to allow unrepentant sin to enter His Kingdom subsequent to the death of the body in Time (Revelation 21:27); therefore, if one dies in their sin (John 8:24) they will die the “second death” in Hell because at our last exhalation in this body, the Age of Grace ends and only judgment in condemnation remains for the one who dies without Christ as Lord (Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 20:11-15).
In closing, there are apologists and theologians who suggest that rejecting the call of the Spirit to salvation in one’s life is tantamount to blasphemy; therefore, if one desires to consider rejecting the invitation of the Holy Spirit to life in Jesus Christ as blasphemy, that is their business and there exists no doctrinal error in this theological position.