DEFINITION: Blasphemy is disrespect shown towards God, His Word, or something that is deemed holy.
FACTS ABOUT BLASPHEMY:
Blasphemy can occur in various ways. You can blaspheme not only by what you say, but also by your conduct. Riotous, sinful behavior does not show respect towards God and His Word and is a form of blasphemy. Using God’s name in vain as a curse word is blasphemy.
Blasphemy starts in the heart. Jesus said that blasphemy–as other sins–begins in the heart (Mark 7:20-23).
Blasphemy is sin. Jesus said one who blasphemed needs forgiveness (Mark 3:18).
DEALING WITH BLASPHEMY:
Identify your blasphemous behavior. Are you committing blasphemy by what you say or do?
Repent. Blasphemy is sin (Mark 7:20-23). As in all sinful behavior, it requires repentance.
Ask God to create a new heart in you. Since blasphemy comes from the heart, your heart needs to be changed. Claim this scripture: “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws” (Ezekiel 36:26-27).
WHAT GOD’S WORD SAYS ABOUT BLASPHEMY:
I tell you the truth, all the sins and blasphemies of men will be forgiven them. (Mark 3:28)
And He said, “What comes out of a man, that defiles a man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within and defile a man.” (Mark 7:20-23, NKJV)
But now you yourselves are to put off all these: Anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth. Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him, (Colossians 3:8-10, NKJV)
And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven. (Luke 12:10)
(See the “Unpardonable Sin” in this database.)