“Then was brought unto Him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and He healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw. And all the people were amazed, and said, ‘Is not this the son of David?’ But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, ‘This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.’ And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them:
‘…All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.'”
Mt. 12:22-25, 31-32
Order of Contents
Zwingli, Ulrich – ‘The Sin Against the Holy Ghost’ in Commentary on True & False Religion eds. Jackson & Heller (1525; Labyrinth Press, 1981), pp. 153-57
Bucanus, William – 17. ‘Of Sin Against the Holy Ghost’ in Institutions of Christian Religion... (London: Snowdon, 1606), pp. 175-81
What is the sin which cannot be pardoned?
How is it called?
But what is this sin?
Therefore what is the sin against the Holy Ghost?
Give me some examples of this sin
How must we judge of this sin?
Ought we to make prayers for them who sin against the Holy Ghost?
Why is this sin said to be committed especially against the Holy Ghost?
Why is it said to be unpardonable?
How does unpardonable sin differ from mortal sin?
What sins come near to this sin?
What opinions are contrary to this doctrine?
Leigh, Edward – pp. 344-46 of ch. 15. ‘Of Some Particular Sins, & Especially of Ambition, Apostasy, Backsliding, Blasphemy [Against the Holy Ghost]…’ in A System or Body of Divinity… (London, A.M., 1654), bk. 4
Turretin, Francis – 14. ‘In what consists the formal reason of the sin against the Holy Spirit? Also why is it unpardonable?’ in Institutes of Elenctic Theology, tr. George M. Giger, ed. James Dennison Jr. (1679–1685; P&R, 1992), vol. 1, 9th Topic, pp. 647-53
Voet, Gisbert – Syllabus of Theological Problems (Utrecht, 1643), pt. 1, section 1, tract 4 Abbr.