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Bible Q

Is the term “Oh my God” blasphemous?

There could be some contexts where it is a sincere call to God for help. However in common usage it is insincere and therefore blasphemous. Given this common blasphemous usage most sincere believers would avoid the term and find an alternative that is not tainted by such usage.

What are unforgiveable sins?

There are two kinds of unforgivable sins. The first is where the person cannot be brought to repentance: no repentance = no forgiveness. It is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of […]

What is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit?

Blasphemy is showing disrespect for God. Under the Law of Moses, anyone who blasphemed was to be executed by stoning (Leviticus 24:16). “Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit” is only mentioned in the gospels: Matthew 12:31-32. “Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven people, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not […]

What does the Bible say about blasphemy?

Fundamentally, blasphemy means dishonouring or insulting God by words or actions. Under the Law of Moses the punishment was death by stoning. Leviticus 24:15-16 says, “Whoever curses his God shall bear his sin. Whoever blasphemes the name of the LORD shall surely be put to death. All the congregation shall stone him.” For example, in […]