It’s funny, at one point in my life this verse scared the shit out of me. I kept questionoing myself if I had blasphimed the holy spirit. Here it is and there are several others which I will paraphrase:
Matthew 12:31-32 (Larger context: 12:22-37)
31 “Therefore I say to you, any sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven men, but blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven.
This verse gives me more hope than any other verse in the bible. Combined with the verse in revelations, the trial by fire verse which i can’t seem to find in my bible, give me hope beyond measure. Why you ask would these two verse, one pointing out that there is a sin that can’t be forgiven and the other saying you will be refined like gold and all your BS works will be burned away. Judged by works? This is why. Look at the first part of Matthew 12:31: ANY SIN and BLASPHEMY will be forgiven. Folks, I’m such a sinner that i can barely swallow the bread during communion. I’m a BLASPHEMER, listen to the song I sent all over the internet, Houston I think I see God A song that in days past made me feel like I had crossed the edge of blasphemy. But, “all Blasphemy” will be forgiven. Then when I look at the trial by fire in revelations, I see a hope that I will be a janitor or picking up shit behind an elephant or something, because it clearly says, that it will refine your works… and if they are all burned, you will be saved if by fire. So, i will probably be cleaning toilets in heaven, but God have mercy, I’ll be there.