Saturday, October 15, 2005
Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God: But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God. And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.
What is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, which will not be forgiven? First, it will be forgiven, if it is repented of. Second, it is disregard of truth, which if not repented, will not be forgiven. Denying Jesus will be forgiven if it is denial in reverence to truth. Conversely, confessing Jesus will not be forgiven, if it is confession without reverence to truth.