“Jesus thus regards blasphemy against the Spirit—permanently rejecting his identity (Matthew 12:18) as attested by the Spirit's works (12:28)—as the worst of sins”So according to this, denying christ is worse than murder, rape, incest, etc.? seriously?
[Craig S. Keener, The IVP Bible Background Commentary, New Testament (Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 1993), p. 80.].
In other words, "speaking against the Holy Spirit is equivalent to rejecting Christ with such finality that no future repentance is possible."
http://www.christiananswers.net/q-eden/unpardonablesin.html explains it so much better than me trying to put it in only a few words.
Chase, you've been told before, it does no good to ask a question, receive the answer, and then turn around and ask the same question. This is redundant, and repetitive. Jcribb gave you an excellent answer. I see you do this on other threads also. You'll ask the same question over and over after getting the best answers over and over. Makes me wonder if you really want the answers, or your just jerking people's chain.
You have been given pertinent information, and then there comes a time when you "search" out your own
answers to that information you received. It's obvious to all who read your posts......and the answering posts to your questions, that you don't actually read the answers, and then do any
type of study or reading on it yourself. If you did, you would not keep parroting the same questions over and over.
You have been given pages of information to filter through and look into on your own, including websites, that's obvious you have not visited.