“In truth I tell you, all human sins will be forgiven, and all the blasphemies ever uttered; but anyone who blasphemies against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven, but is guilty of an eternal sin.” Mark 3:28,29
Ours is a path of spirit, not of flesh. Our struggle is one of spirit, not of flesh. This is not to say that our sins of flesh are minor and not to be rejected. Indeed, as we strive to walk in the spirit, we are obligated to put our natural desires under submission with the power of God that dwells inside of us. The gift of forgiveness should never be a crutch or excuse for intentional bad behavior nor living with no direction. Jesus offers this gift to encourage us to follow him and worship the Father in spirit and truth. For those who sincerely repent, God forgives the sins of the flesh and wicked words of our mouths.
To believe and proclaim that the Spirit of God is evil is a different and far more deadly sin. This blasphemy rejects the Lord’s divinity and his ability to heal and restore the souls that come to him. It denounces those who seek him and denies the clear evidence of his power. For the adulterer, thief, or other sinner of flesh; there is hope with sincere repentance. The Holy Spirit can dwell can correct such a person. The Spirit cannot dwell in one who refuses to open the door of his heart. The Jerusalem law copiers condemned themselves for not having faith in, or at least being open to, the original giver of life. Be aware of self-righteousness and merciless morality.
Your Brother in Christ,
Order of Saint-Simon of Cyrene