Nov 2 2018
And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but the person who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.
[Luke 12:10 NET]
Well, is that not something? Blasphemies against the second Person of the Holy Trinity can be forgiven while those against the third Person will never be forgiven “either in this age” even “in the age to come.” (Matthew 12:32). The Holy Spirit, casually dubbed by some mockers as “the baby of the house”, is regarded by some critics as harsh, wicked and unforgiving. According to them, why will Jesus forgive blasphemies against Him while the Holy Spirit will refuse to do so in a like manner? In fact, some had used this verse to drive a wedge between the nature of Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
What really prompted to me write this article is when I came across a written debate between Michael Burgos and Samuel Brown. The debate can be found here. Michael Burgos is an orthodox Trinitarian while Samuel Brown is a kenotic Trinitarian. Samuel Brown believes that the second Person of the Trinity became man in the sense that He ceased to be God while on earth. Contrary to the position of the Chalcedonian Council and Orthodox Trinity, this kenotic Trinitarian believed that the earthly Jesus is just a man and not God. According to them, “Jesus was not “fully God” between his incarnation and resurrection.” Well, debunking this theory is not the purpose of this article. More