The verse here refers to the scribes n’ Pharisees denying Who Jesus Is, and Jesus’s answer is incredibly interesting. I’ve never heard anyone preach on this and there’s probably a very good reason:
And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils. 3:23 And he called them unto him, and said unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan? 3:24 And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 3:25 And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. 3:26 And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end. 3:27 No man can enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house. 3:28 Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: 3:29 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation: 3:30 Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.
So this day and age it seems everybody and their brother is on the internet making some kind of outrageous claims about all kinds of stuff. With my tangled circle of friends I’m meeting through SpiritWars there is no lack of clamouring and infighting. Isn’t it amazing though that Jesus doesn’t even seem to be that concerned about blasphemy unless it’s against the Holy Spirit (and this is of course referring to the act of saying that Jesus is evil and Satan is good, the Gospel is a fraud, etc. Essentially all the main tenants of the present anti Christ system that is being destroyed and unseated before our very eyes. That penultimate sin will never be forgiven and we do daily wrestle against the Forces Dark which cleave to and promote that blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. But if it’s random tendencies people are into like Cain the son of Lucifer or Flat Earth or even misconceptions about …well, conception and Christian mysticism or you name it… Jesus here isn’t saying that it’s good to be wrong about things but he seems to have waaaaaaay more acceptance of people around him and their fallacies and wrong doctrines. He said in John 12:32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. So all we gotta do is list Him up, and He’ll take care of all the men who come to Him regardless of their errors. Their blasphemies will be forgiven them, purged by the flame of His manifest presence.
Finally it’s not like Jesus wants to condemn anyone, but that through the rejection and blaspheming of the Holy Ghost when a person calls Jesus evil and actively goes against him those people have married themselves to Hell and are condemning themselves.
Does this mean it’s good to blaspheme as long as its not the Holy Ghost? Heck no!
1 Timothy 1:18 This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare; 1:19 Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck: 1:20 Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.
So we’re in a war and many are shipwrecked having lost their faith, and in such a case there is a place as far as Paul is concerned for leaving people up to their Satanic “do-as-thou-wilt” fraudulent ways until they wilt away and hopefully one day come back into being under Jesus again.
So the point of this is, hold on to your conscience under God and test the Spirits, but let’s also be ready for God to do a new thing… the Gospel is only just getting warmed up and once the power of the Resurrection is ignited there will be no stopping us. Good conscience under the Holy Spirit and no need to walk in condemnation or condemn others for their possible heresies, so long as they aren’t commiting that ultimate heresy! Still, we are hunting down the evil demons that do not want to be subject to the Lord (gosh I’m getting preachy here with this post aren’t I)..:
2 Corinthians 10:5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
So again, we do not wage war against each other or flesh but a very ancient evil presence that will not bow to the Lord, and that can hide behind any rock at any time and also get you to start throwing rocks as well. Simple, eh?