Man Grievously Blasphemes and Curses His Only Saviour
"Despisest thou the riches of His goodness and forbearance and long suffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?” Romans 2:4. “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins,” I John 4:10, for “there is (only) one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus; who gave Himself a ransom for all,” I Timothy 2:5, 6, “that at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in Heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth (hell).” Philippians 2:10. “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under Heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Acts 4:12.
One of the greatest, most grievous, unjustifiable, and horribly shocking sins of mankind is “blasphemy against the Holy Ghost,” Matthew 12:31, cursing God and His Beloved Son, and taking His Holy Name in vain, commonly known as swearing, “for from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: all these evil things come from within, and defile the man.” Mark 7:21-23. “Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.” John 8:34b. “The soul that sinneth, it shall die.” Ezekiel 18:4b.
God says, “My Name continually every day is blasphemed,” Isaiah 52:5b. “Hear the Word of the Lord, …for the Lord hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land. By swearing, and Iying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery… Therefore shall the land mourn…” Hosea 4:1-3. No one who curses God or others shall prosper; for God says, “As he loved cursing, so let it come to him: as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him.” Psalm 109:17.
Blasphemy, cursing and swearing are committed by the devil’s children, who walk “according to the prince of the power of the air (Satan), the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience,” Ephesians 2:2, for “in this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God.” I John 3:10a. The beast (Satan) “opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His Name, and His tabernacle, and them that dwell in Heaven.” Revelation 13:6. The spirit of Satan comes upon those who curse God, and they often say, “What came over me or got into me, causing me to say or do what I did?” Only the Lord Jesus Christ has the power to “cast out devils by the Spirit of God.” Matthew 12:28.
Religious reprobates blaspheme and profane God’s Holy Name by sinning under it, as Christ said, “I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.” Revelation 2:9b. He also said, “All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: but he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation.” He said this, “because they (the hypocrites) said, He hath an unclean spirit.” Mark 3:28-30. This was the unforgivable sin, because they said the Holy Ghost, the Spirit of God within Christ, was Satan.
God’s Holy Word warns us of what happened to unrepentant souls guilty of blasphemy. “The Israelitish woman’s son blasphemed the Name of the Lord, and cursed. …And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Bring forth him that hath cursed without the camp; and let all that heard him lay their hands upon his head, and let all the congregation stone him… Whosoever curseth his God shall bear his sin.” Leviticus 24:11,13-15. Job’s wife knew that to curse God was a sin worthy of death, for she said, “Curse God, and die.” Job 2:9b. Job feared for his children, and therefore “offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all: for Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts.” Job 1:5b.
Many, who take God’s Holy Name in vain, often try to excuse their sin when reproved, by saying they did not mean anything by it, because it is only a habit which they do without thinking; but God will not excuse such people who say they have acquired such a habit of insulting Him and dishonoring His Name that they now do it without thinking. His command is, “Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh His Name in vain.” Exodus 20:7. No “born again” child of God will take God’s Holy Name in vain. David said to the Lord, “Thine enemies take Thy Name in vain.” Psalm 139:20b. “Every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.” Matthew 12:36.
Swearing is often committed in public in the company or hearing of others: children, etc., in spite of many laws forbidding it, doing grave harm by its evil influence; destroying respect and reverence for God’s Holy Name and Person, and therefore, destroying faith in Him, giving the Satanic impression that He is evil and unloving. Those who are guilty of this soul-damning sin know in their hearts that no one has loved them as much as God, and that they would not even have the breath to curse Him with, if He had not graciously given it to them. God “is long suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” 11 Peter 3:9b.
Many cruelly curse God and blame Him for anything that goes wrong, when they know that it often is their own sin, or the evil of mankind that has caused the trouble; for all suffering, sickness, and death are necessary because of sin. God is the innocent, injured victim of their evil hearts, who suffers more than anyone; for all of the sin of the world is committed against Him, because He gave us life. His one purpose for giving us life was to give us the opportunity to be saved from sin, death and hell, through the gracious sacrifice of His Beloved Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, “who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree.” I Peter 2:24a. “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.” John 1:29b.
Much blasphemy, profanity, and cursing is committed by those “who being past feeling (their conscience seared), have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.” Ephesians 4:19. For “these be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit,” Jude 19; and they use God’s and the Lord Jesus Christ’s Holy Names in connection with their filthy living. God’s warning to all such people is: “Put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth, …for which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience.” Colossians 3:8, 6. “Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.” Luke 13:3.
Some people swear and curse God, thinking they appear strong and brave because they dare to defy Him, but they are so weak and completely under God’s control that a little disease germ could quickly take their lives. “What is your life? It is even a vapour that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.” James 4:14b. God says, “Let them even be taken in their pride: and for cursing and lying which they speak.” Psalm 59:12b. “He that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.” Proverbs 29:1. Only Christ can save you from hell, “where their worm (soul) dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.” Mark 9:44.
The first commandment is, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength.” Mark 12:30. Blasphemy, cursing and swearing are just the opposite. Christ said, “They hated Me without a cause. He that hateth Me hateth My Father also.” John 15:25b, 23. Even to those “whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness,” Romans 3:14, the Lord, whose Name is “holy and reverend,” Psalm 111:9, extends His grace and mercy to all who will “repent… and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out,” Acts 3:19a; “for godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation,” II Corinthians 7:10 a; and only “the Blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin.” I John 1:7b.
Christ said, “Except a man be born again (of God’s Holy Spirit into His family), he cannot see the Kingdom of God.” John 3:3b. Only He can deliver you “from the power of Satan unto God.” Acts 26:18. “Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” John 8:34 b, 36; for “if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” II Corinthians 5:17.