Blasphemy Against the Breath

“All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost [Breath] 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 [Breath], it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.” (Mat 12:31-32).

Trinitarianism alleges that the Holy Spirit [Breath] is a literal person that is also God Himself—the third person of a Triune God. People are then instilled with fear that denying the personhood of the Holy Spirit is the blasphemy Jesus Christ taught. Getting the cart before the horse, this is even used as proof that the Holy Spirit must be a person because he can be blasphemed against. Trinitarianism isn’t open for discussion because its proponents don’t want it exposed for what it is. Therefore, even questioning it is supposedly putting oneself in danger of committing this blasphemy with no possibility of forgiveness.

Prior to His death, Jesus spoke of His coming advocacy for us at the right hand of His Father but figuratively of Himself as the Breath: “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate … But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit [Breath]” (Jhn 14:16,26 NIV), “When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit [Breath] of truth who goes out from the Father” (15:26 NIV), “about righteousness, because I am going to the Father” (Jhn 16:10 NIV), “Though I have been speaking figuratively” (16:25 NIV). John later affirmed that it is He that is our Advocate with the Father, “And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous” (1Jo 2:1). And after having been seated at His Father’s right hand, He called Himself “the Breath” seven times, “hear what the Spirit [Breath] saith unto the churches” (Rev 2:7,11,17,29, 3:6,13,22).

Not only did the Son call Himself “the Breath,” but His Father also called Him “My Breath”: “I will pour out of my Spirit [Breath] upon all flesh … I will pour out in those days of my Spirit [Breath]” (Act 2:17,18). God didn’t pour out His Breath but poured out of His Breath seated next to Him, “Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost [Breath], he hath shed forth [poured out] this, which ye now see and hear” (Act 2:33). His Breath is His Son seated next to Him and His Son poured out the gifts.

Paul also called Jesus Christ “the Breath” at God’s right hand: “the Spirit [Breath] itself maketh intercession for usIt is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us” (Rom 8:26,34). The Son, the Father, and the apostle Paul all declared that Jesus Christ at the right hand of God is the Breath.

Christ’s warnings “speaketh a word against the Son of man” and “speaketh against the Holy Ghost [Breath]” concern the same person—Himself. The difference is either ignorance or knowledge: “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do” (Luk 23:34), “And now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers” (Act 3:17). Saul of Tarsus was forgiven of blasphemy because he was sincerely ignorant, “Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief” (1Ti 1:13). Obviously, since he was forgiven, his blasphemy hadn’t been against the Breath.

Paul preached to his fellow Jewish brethren in Antioch and quoted from the Psalms about Christ, “Wherefore he saith also in another psalm, Thou shalt not suffer thine Holy One to see corruption” (Act 13:35), “I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope. For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. (Psa 16:8-11). It was the message of Christ’s death, burial, resurrection, and seating at God’s right hand that they blasphemed against: “But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, and spake against those things which were spoken by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming … but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.” (Act 13:45-46). These men were no longer ignorant, deceived, or confused and therefore forever forfeited any hope of eternal life once they began contradicting and blaspheming against the Breath.

Our only way to God is His Son seated next to Him. If we ever blaspheme against Him, we can never be right with God and have eternal life. “God is Spirit [Breath]” (Jhn 4:42 NIV). He is our hope of eternal life and He gave this life to His Son, “For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself” (Jhn 5:26). Therefore, His Son is the Breath.