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  • Melita on Matthew 12:32
    We cannot talk of one sin as less bad than another sin. Sin is sin and all sins are bad. God can forgive us even if we sin against Jesus. But God will not forgive the sin of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. The sin against the Holy Spirit is the attitude of a person who chooses on purpose not to believe God. That person has chosen strongly to oppose God's work by his Holy Spirit. It is such a strong decision that the person will not ever change his mind. These Pharisees saw the good deeds that Jesus did. They said that the power to do these deeds came from Satan. They called evil good and good evil. They could see the truth but they decided to oppose it because they are demons. This attitude puts such persons in a state in which they cannot repent. As they cannot repent, God cannot forgive them. And they cannot believe in the Lord Jesus for salvation. KJV Matthew 12:32
  • Adam - in Reply on Matthew 12:32
    Just so you know, many Bible reading Christians don't believe that. Do you truly believe that saying a dirty word is just as bad as committing mass murder? Or do you believe that someone committing violent rape is no different than telling a white lie?

    This needs to be called out, because sometimes even Christians use mental gymnastics to pretend that their sins are 'ok'. No, it's not ok. Jesus said to not sin. He said cut off your own hand if you have to, to stop sinning. Do absolutely anything possible to stop it and avoid going to hell. If you ignore Him and sin, that's like you slapping Jesus in the face. If you keep doing it, it's possible you're not even a Christian. A Christian is a Christ follower which is an action. People who enjoy committing sin and following the world will probably go to hell, whether they call themselves a Christian or not. That is the reality that fewer people these days are grasping the seriousness of. Matthew 7:20-23.

    If sin didn't matter, why would there even be a judgment day and why would sins even be reviewed in front of God? Sin absolutely matters and every single thing you do to violate God's commands will be judged. Romans 14:12

    I think the false assumption comes from misinterpreting a verse. Sin is sin, but it does not mean all sin is of the same severity. That is a false assumption. For instance blasphemy is different than blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. Jesus says flat out that you will not be forgiven for the latter. There are more Bible references to prove that sins have different severity. Matthew 12:36-37

    God bless...
  • Christopher Mayora on Matthew 12
    Can God forgive ALL of our sins because In Matthew 12:31 the Bible clearly tells us that he doesn't forgive that sin and Why can't he forgive that sin
  • Florence on Matthew 12:19
    Isaiah 42:1-4(mathew12:18-20 God showed me I want to understand it deeply. And there many more scriptures too he has been showing me
  • Steve Lawrence on Matthew 12:45
    Show list for others. Also adultry
  • Cecilia on Matthew 12
    Just woke up from a loud knocking door in my dreams...
  • Zybejta M Marashi Beta on Matthew 12
    I know I'm not in here by mistake!
  • I will not share my name on Matthew 12
    It gives very inspirational words
  • Keith Vaughan on Matthew 12
    Jesus performed miracles on the sabbath day and many people received the healing power of God through Jesus. Some people was hungry but Jesus made sure his disciples and other people who believed in him was not hungry and wanting for food. If you have faith in God you can overcome difficulties in life like hunger and even sickness.

    Keith Vaughan
  • Alex on Matthew 12:40
    Matthew 13 that heavenly seed, Alex comments about the Kingdom of God and when will it come ? B/F he assended they asked Jesus ,will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel and Jesus replied it is not for you to know the times and seasons the Father has in his own power but you shall receive power after the H.G. is come upon you. The Kingdom does not come in all of its GLORY till Christ is Glorfied the 2 nd time,which is when the book is opened,the contents of the book is the New Covenant ,that y they sang a new song when the book was opened.The words of that book are the seeds of the sower which will result in the Glorification of Christ impling his offspring the manchild the CHILDREN OF THE KINGDOM, the Glory of the fathers are their Children that was th great PROMISE MULTIPLCATION of his seed ( offspring ). Thats y John is saying NOW IS COME SALVATION AND THE kINGDOM OF OUR GOD AND THE POWER of his Christ ( her Child ) n v 10. Unless ya receive the Kingdom of God as a lil Child etc impling a heaveny birth via the good seed ( the words of that book) are the good seeds the voice of the bridegroom his words are his seeds. In the volume of the book it is writen of me i delight to do thy will O GOD, THE WORDS OF THE kINGDOM AS Jesus said in Matthew 13.The Woman is the field, the world where that good seed will be planted, our hearts, God so loved the world etc thus the Kingdom will truly be with in us simply b/c thats where the Kingdom seed will be sown in manshearts,,Jesus said he dwelleth with you but shall but he shall be within you.Abide in me and i in you. Its like a spritual pregnancy, When a woman is PREGNANT SHE HAS THE SUBSTANCE OF THINGS HOPED FOR THE EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT SEEN, In our case the Child is the H.G. AS Jesus said that which is born of the spirit is Spirit thats the Promise Child the H.G. IMMANUEL God with US . Remember it was Davids 2 nd child with Bathsheba, Solomon, that brought in the great Temple the KINGDOM . I SAW THE 2 ND CHILD . GBU
  • Earl Bowman - in Reply on Matthew 12:40
    Alex, may the Spirit (Holy Ghost) continue birthing His wisdom and knowledge in you.

    John 17:5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.

    John 17:21-22 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe thou has sent me.

    (22) And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that we may be one, even as we are one.

    Ephesians 4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith (of the Holy Ghost), and the knowledge of the Son of God (Holy Ghost), unto a perfect (mature) man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ (Holy Ghost)

    1 Corinthians 15:34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not, for some have not the knowledge of God (Holy Ghost): I speak this to your shame.
  • Alex - in Reply on Matthew 12:40
    Hiya Earl Bowman Gbu Bro. And thanks for the encourgment.
  • Dale fraley on Matthew 12:40
    did jesus preach to the ones in the heart of the earth
  • Chris - in Reply on Matthew 12:40
    In 1 Peter 3:18-20, we see the mention of what you're seeking after. This passage speaks about Jesus suffering & dying for us but by the power of the Spirit, He was made alive & in the self-same Spirit He "went & preached unto the spirits (those from the days of Noah being held captive) in prison (held in chains in Hell)".

    We can't identify a particular time that Jesus, by His Spirit, did this. Many understand it to be after he rose from the grave & went & declared His victory over sin & death, but the Scripture in question doesn't clearly indicate this. One could then ask: why did Jesus do this at this particular time & not at any other time, or, what was the necessity of going specifically to those held captive to preach to them? I get the sense that this was done at some time after Jesus' resurrection as an announcement to them, but that is not certain as we don't get any more details of that event.
  • William McCray on Matthew 12
    What does betrothed, mean?
  • Chris - in Reply on Matthew 12
    It was an engagement to be married, but in those days, a betrothal event considered the man & woman to be fully committed to marriage, unlike today where an engagement can be 'called off'. A betrothal could take place a year or more before the actual marriage ceremony.

    Except for exceptional circumstances, (such as: Matthew 1:18.19, where Joseph was entitled to call off the betrothal to Mary because of her presumably being unfaithful, he was then visited by the Angel of the Lord to confirm to him that Mary's pregnancy was from the Lord & not because of any fornication), a betrothal was binding & could not be annulled.
  • Bendito Palavra - in Reply on Matthew 12
    Betrothed means engaged to be married.
  • 1 searching on Matthew 12
    Matthew chap 12 vs 31-32 say all manner of sin and blasphemy will be forgiven, over a year ago I came back to Jesus and the church after having been away for a very long time, I have repented and turn away from the life I was living. Now I confessed my sins and I know Jesus died on the cross for all my sins. But it is different this time I don't feel forgiven like the last time. I guess what i want to know am I still saved even though i feel Jesus won't forgive me this time because I don't think he should forgive me. I know it how it sounds, but this is a very scary place to be because I do believe and always did. But all I ever hear from pastors and people are how once they came to Jesus they never looked back. What about all the people like me who knew wrong and did it anyway. then something makes us come back to our senses and we return to God. Are we still forgiven if we don't forgive ourselves?
  • Adam - in Reply on Matthew 12
    Hello, just to be clear that verse says "BUT" blasphemy of the holy spirit won't be forgiven.

    It sounds like you've taken the right steps and I'd be careful in trusting your feelings. Feelings can be indicators, but they can also stem from misinterpreted information, false assumptions, or even lies. Example: someone was angry that someone harmed his daughter and took vengeance out on someone, because of his feelings. He deeply hated that person and rationalized it as doing 'God's work' by ending his life. Unfortunately, he had the wrong person, so he killed an innocent man. Someone who kills is a murderer. He followed his feelings.

    A woman had an abortion then had deep regret. She couldn't forgive herself because her deep feelings of guilt. She somehow believe Jesus died on the cross for everyone else in the world, except for her. She somehow thought that not forgiving herself and punishing herself would be some kind of penance for what she did, but instead it only led to her neglecting herself, her kids, her family, her friends, and God. Feelings. We need to love ourselves in order to love others. It's the 2nd greatest commandment in the Bible! If we don't forgive ourselves how can we love others. We have a responsibility to do our part.

    God is love. If God can even forgive murderers in the Bible and choose them for his most important work like Paul, Moses, David, etc, then God can forgive anybody of anything and has (except blasphemy of holy spirit), even if part of you doesn't feel worthy and doesn't totally believe it. Deeply ask yourself why you don't believe you should forgive yourself. Why isn't Jesus dying on the cross for you to pay for your sin enough for you? Get to the root of your beliefs by asking repeated specific questions and how you came to believe what you believe. If we shine a bright spotlight on ourselves sometimes we expose irrational beliefs or something untrue.

    Hope part of this is helpful. God bless you...
  • MURRAY HILL on Matthew 12:42
    1 Chronicles 16:11: what is the literal meaning of to seek his face - throughout the old testament basically.

    i get that we should seek the lord while he may be found, but what does it mean to actually seek his face?
  • Mishael - in Reply on Matthew 12:42
    David was a man after Gods own heart. Even with his frailties, God loved Him. That's how I learned. A servant will attend to every request of His master. He will sit in the watchtower, with the watchman; in the night. He will sit in the dark patiently waiting on what the Lord will speak.

    I cannot describe the rewards of being that kind of servant.
  • Larry on Matthew 12:42
    Where in the Bible does it say to use wisdom and knowledge in all things?
  • Bob Grove - in Reply on Matthew 12:42
    I was reading Job ch 38 v 36

    I thought you may like this verse . God was speaking to Job .
  • Mishael on Matthew 12:42
    Some of your questions have been answered in recent days. At the bottom of this page; look through the 1-100 history pages. It's really interesting to see what we missed a week or so, ago.

    There's history pages in Questions, and in Discussion Room.
  • Carleton on Matthew 12:42
    Thank you Mishael, God Bless you and your work!

  • That39s all she wrote on Matthew 12:42
    Joshua 22:22

    "The LORD God of gods, the LORD God of gods, he knoweth, and Israel he shall know; if it be in rebellion, or if in transgression against the LORD, (save us not this day,)"
  • Jimotheus on Matthew 12:42
    The call of God into the ministry of the word: What think ye?
  • Regina Bryant on Matthew 12:42
    According to Jewish law, when does the Sabbath start and end?
  • Stanjett - in Reply on Matthew 12:42
    Sun up to sundown Saturday.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Matthew 12:42
    You can google that...

    The Sabbath begins at nightfall on Friday and lasts until nightfall on Saturday. In practical terms the Sabbath starts a few minutes before sunset on Friday and runs until an hour after sunset on Saturday, so it lasts about 25 hours.

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