CAN CHRISTIANS BACKSLIDE AND BLASPHEME THE HOLY SPIRIT?
by Tony Alamo
The answer is yes! And they have done so many times!
The thing that is so dreadful about the fourth worldly kingdom mentioned in the book of Daniel, chapter seven, verse nineteen (KJV), is that the reference is to the evil worldly kingdom in which we are currently living. We are at the very time when everyone will be forced to either blaspheme the HOLY SPIRIT or choose not to blaspheme the HOLY SPIRIT, to take the mark of the beast or possibly be put to death.1
Daniel, the highly regarded prophet of GOD, prayed to GOD to find out who the four kingdoms of the earth would be. GOD showed them to him, and Daniel listed them. When we study our Bibles and world history, we can easily prove that Daniel’s revelation revealed those kingdoms perfectly, as well as the Kingdom of Heaven. GOD showed them to him!2
We are now living in the fourth and last worldly kingdom, the satanic last worldly kingdom.3 You may have heard the false prophets, who have said the end of the world is at hand on one particular date. No one knows the date of the end!4 There are prophecies that must come to pass first. One of the last prophecies is mentioned in 2 Thessalonians, chapter two, where it is prophesied there will be a great falling away from the LORD. This is happening now, but no one can tell the exact date of the end. The second is that we must be confronted with taking or not taking the mark of the beast (Revelation 13:16-17). All who take this mark of the beast must be told that it is the same as blasphemy of the HOLY SPIRIT, which is unforgiveable in this world and in the world to come (Matthew 12:31-32, Revelation 14:9-11).
Dr. Lutzer, a preacher from the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, received a question from one of his listeners on his radio program, who asked him if it is possible for a Christian to blaspheme the HOLY SPIRIT. He, in essence, said “No,” which is a lie. The Bible is clear that there will be a great falling away from CHRIST (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4).
“That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us [scoundrels were forging letters, saying they were from the Apostle Paul], as that the day of CHRIST is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition” (2 Thessalonians 2:2-3). The son of perdition is a great body of mankind, a corporate body of millions of blasphemers that form the body of Antichrist.
The reason so many Christians have fallen away from CHRIST is because of the fierce and dreadful hatred that the powers of darkness have towards GOD, HIS WORD, which is CHRIST JESUS,5 and those who preach HIS WORD,6 and because they are tempted by the cares of this present world, the lusts therein.7 Again, this last group is HIS former temples.8
The era of time in which we are presently living is actually the fourth satanic, worldly kingdom, which is much different than the previous three kingdoms. This one is much more evil.9 In Daniel chapter seven, an angel told Daniel this great image was symbolic of four world kingdoms (Daniel 7:17). There were four kingdoms which would arise out of the earth. “But the saints of the MOST HIGH shall take the kingdom [which is the fifth kingdom, the eternal Kingdom of Heaven], and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever” (Daniel 7:18).
The saints of GOD must remember that GOD cannot lie, and remember that we saints have been promised the heavenly kingdom and the judgment (Titus 1:2).10 This we must remember, or else we will fall away during the oppression from the fourth beast, which is building up his hatred against GOD, HIS WORD, and HIS people on a daily basis. Here are a few examples: (1) the Bible is being outlawed in the world; (2) mentioning GOD or HIS commandments is considered to be a hate crime, embarrassing, and uncivilized; (3) homosexuality is being promoted, which GOD hates and condemns,11 and it is considered to be a hate crime to even mention it, and marriage is condemned by people of the world, which is sometimes between a man and two or more women. This is Bible truth, the WORD of GOD;12 (4) hundreds of millions of infants are being slaughtered, six hundred million alone in China, and one million per year in the U.S., not to mention those in all the other countries of the world; (5) fornication and adultery are promoted by this government and world media; (6) homosexuality, lesbianism, homicide, drugs, and disobedience towards one’s parents is being taught to pre-teen children in Catholic-operated public schools; and (7) the Supreme Court has ruled it is okay to lie.13 Those of us who teach against these ungodly sins are considered hatemongers, and are sent to prison on false charges for teaching the world what GOD says will happen to anyone committing such sin and blaspheming the HOLY SPIRIT. All these atrocities have come from Satan himself through his government agencies, which includes the secular schools and media!
Daniel 7:7 states, “After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth [Rome has always been known as the Iron Monarchy]: it devoured and brake in pieces [as today’s government does], and stamped the residue with its feet: and it was diverse [different] from all the beasts [governments] that were before it [this is because it is totally satanic]; and it had ten horns [ten European nations].”
I know this dream vision of the fourth beast is true because I, even I, had the same dream vision of the fourth beast. This part of the dream vision is symbolic of today’s one-world government, which is preparing to compel everyone in the world to put its mark (probably a microchip) in the right hand or forehead of all blasphemers. If you take this mark, this possible microchip, you are the same as blaspheming the HOLY SPIRIT, condemned by GOD, but you will be able to buy groceries and gas, and you will be able to pay your house and car payments. If you don’t take the mark, the chip, you will not be able to buy or sell. Many more people shall fall away from GOD because of this. However, if you fall away from GOD by taking the mark, again, you will have blasphemed the HOLY SPIRIT, and there is no forgiveness for this in this world or in the world to come (Matthew 12:31-32, Revelation 14:9-11).
Revelation 13:12 states, “And he [the satanic government] exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast [again, this is Rome controlled by the devil], whose deadly wound was healed.” Revelation 14:9-10 states, “And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man [including Christians] worship the beast and his image [serve the world government], and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of GOD, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of HIS indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the LAMB [JESUS].”
You may say that the Old Testament GOD is a GOD of wrath, but HE is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8)! HE is even the same in the New Testament. HE is the GOD of love, but HE is also wrathful to unrepentant sinners in the New Testament!14
In Revelation 19:20, JESUS says, “And the beast [the world government and all those connected with it] was taken, and with him the false prophet [the false religions and so-called churches and prophets, led by Rome through Satan] that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them [all the world who are not saved] that worshipped [the beast and those who served the world government and] his image [which is the devil]. These both were cast alive into a Lake of Fire burning with brimstone.”
That is why the LORD calls this “the beast.” This government is different from the others—dreadful and terrible, and exceedingly strong, that has great iron teeth; and it devours and breaks in pieces, and stamps the residue with its feet; and it is different from all the beast world kingdoms that were before it (Daniel 7:7, 16-19). The three kingdoms before it had some praise of GOD in them, but GOD hates today’s kingdom because it blasphemes GOD, HIS WORD, the people in Heaven, and GOD’S saints on earth!15
Satan will do everything in his power to cause you to blaspheme the HOLY SPIRIT because he wants you to spend eternity in Hell and the Lake of Fire with him. JESUS said for us to count the cost of what it will cost to serve HIM, so you can determine whether you want to go to Heaven bad enough to pay the price (Luke 14:26-33)! It’s going to cost you something. JESUS said it cost HIM HIS LIFE for you.16 JESUS also said, “Whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for MY sake shall find it” (Matthew 16:25).
“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the FATHER is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the FATHER, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of GOD abideth for ever” (1 John 2:15-17).17
The whole duty of man is to fear GOD and keep HIS commandments to the end (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14). Those who continue to the end shall be saved (Matthew 24:13). Start now. Escape Hell and the Lake of Fire by saying this prayer:
My LORD and my GOD, have mercy upon my soul, a sinner. 1 I believe that JESUS CHRIST is the SON of the living GOD. 2 I believe that HE died on the cross and shed HIS precious blood for the forgiveness of all my former sins. 3 I believe that GOD raised JESUS from the dead by the power of the HOLY SPIRIT 4 and that HE sits on the right hand of GOD at this moment, hearing my confession of sin and this prayer. 5 I open up the door of my heart, and I invite YOU into my heart, LORD JESUS. 6 Wash all of my filthy sins away in the precious blood that YOU shed in my place on the cross at Calvary. 7 YOU will not turn me away, LORD JESUS; YOU will forgive my sins and save my soul. I know because YOUR WORD, the Bible, says so. 8 YOUR WORD says that YOU will turn no one away, and that includes me. 9 Therefore, I know that YOU have heard me, and I know that YOU have answered me, and I know that I am saved. 10 And I thank YOU, LORD JESUS, for saving my soul, and I will show my thankfulness by doing as YOU command and sin no more.11
Now that you are saved, make sure you are baptized, fully submerged in water, in the name of the FATHER, in the name of the SON, and in the name of the HOLY SPIRIT (Matthew 28:18-20). Serve GOD with all of your heart, soul, mind, and strength (Mark 12:30). Study the Scriptures, and do what they say until the day you die (2 Timothy 2:15, 3:14-17).
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Can Christians backslide and blaspheme the Holy Spirit? footnotes:
1. Psa. 51:5, Rom. 3:10-12, 23 return
2. Matt. 26:63-64, 27:54, Luke 1:30-33, John 9:35-37, Rom. 1:3-4 return
3. Acts 4:12, 20:28, Rom. 3:25, I John 1:7, Rev. 5:9 return
4. Psa. 16:9-10, Matt. 28:5-7, Mark 16:9, 12, 14, John 2:19, 21, 10:17-18, 11:25, Acts 2:24, 3:15, Rom. 8:11, I Cor. 15:3-7 return
5. Luke 22:69, Acts 2:25-36, Heb. 10:12-13 return
6. I Cor. 3:16, Rev. 3:20 return
7. Eph. 2:13-22, Heb. 9:22, 13:12, 20-21, I John 1:7, Rev. 1:5, 7:14 return
8. Matt. 26:28, Acts 2:21, 4:12, Eph. 1:7, Col. 1:14 return
9. Matt. 21:22, John 6:35, 37-40, Rom. 10:13 return
10. Heb. 11:6 return
11. John 5:14, 8:11, Rom. 6:4, I Cor. 15:10, Rev. 7:14, 22:14 return