Matthew 12:31-32


#1

Whats this verse about, i dont get it, i head it was about purgatory and other weird stuff but no conclusive solution


#2

The part about no forgiveness in this world and in the world to come can be a reference to purgatory.

In the link below, click on the blue flag for footnotes and the green flag for cross-refs. You will get some commentary on that verse.

credobiblestudy.com/roman/en/catholic-bible-douay-rheims-nt-book-matthew-mt-chapter-12/47/12/31-32


#3

St. Augustine said blasphemy of the Holy Spirit was obstinancy in sin until the point of death.

Repentance is a call from the Holy Spirit and to refuse it and it’s goodness until death is kind of like blaspheming against it.

From the CCC
vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p3s1c1a8.htm

1864 "Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven."136 There are no limits to the mercy of God, but anyone who deliberately refuses to accept his mercy by repenting, rejects the forgiveness of his sins and the salvation offered by the Holy Spirit.137 Such hardness of heart can lead to final impenitence and eternal loss.


#4

ah i see so denying the holy spirit and not asking for forgivness means they won’t be forgiven, and i am guessing it has to be out of complete will as well, ok makes sense haha :slight_smile:


#5

Q. 2. More specifically, what sins offend the Holy Spirit?
A. There are six sins that offend the Holy Spirit. These are:

(1) Despair,

“By despair, man ceases to hope for his personal salvation from God, for help in attaining it or for the forgiveness of his sins. Despair is contrary to God’s goodness, to his justice - for the Lord is faithful to his promises - and to his mercy.” (C.C.C. # 2091)

(2) Presumption of God’s mercy,
“There are two kinds of presumption. Either man presumes upon his own capacities, (hoping to be able to save himself without help from on high), or he presumes upon God’s almighty power or his mercy (hoping to obtain his forgiveness without conversion and glory without merit).” (C.C.C. # 2092)

(3) Impugning the known truth,
(Clarification: To “impugn” the known truth means to attack it by word or argument, to resist it, to contradict it, or even to oppose the known truth or to challenge it as false.)

(4) Envy the spiritual good of another,
(Clarification: Regarding the gifts of the Holy Spirit, the First Letter of Paul to the Corinthians states, “All these are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually as the Spirit chooses.” To envy the spiritual good of another is to question the Divine judgment of the Holy Spirit in His distribution of spiritual gifts. It is to be jealous of another person who has a gift different than one’s own gift. Through envy, one rejects the gift that he has received from the Holy Spirit, determining in his own mind that the gift he has received is not good enough for him and he wants someone else’s gift.)

(5) Obstinacy in sin,
(Clarification: To be “obstinate” means to resist the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit, to be stubborn, to persist in sin, to be unyielding.)

(6) Final impenitence.
(Clarification: “Impenitence” means to be uncontrite, unrepentant, hardened, unconverted, to be without regret, shame or remorse.)

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