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The Sin Against the Holy Ghost.

The Sin Against the Holy Ghost.

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BY REV. ERSKINE MASON, D.D.,


" "Wherefore I say unto you, 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." MATTHEW xii. 31, 32.
BY REV. ERSKINE MASON, D.D.,


" "Wherefore I say unto you, 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." MATTHEW xii. 31, 32.

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THE SI AGAIST THE HOLY GHOST.BY REV. ERSKIE MASO, D.D.," "Wherefore I say unto you, all manner of sin and blasphemy shallbe forgiven unto men ; but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shallnot be forgiven unto men. And whosoever speaketh a word againstthe Son of man, it shall be forgiven him, but whosoever speakethagainst the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in thisworld, neither in the world to come." MATTHEW xii. 31, 32.IT is needless for me to say, niy brethren, thatthe Son of God never would have uttered thewords of my text, nor would the inspired evangelist have put them upon this permanent record, didthey not contain truth of deepest interest to ourselves,and suggest lessons for our profitable study. Forone I cannot sympathize with those who imaginethat God has purposely thrown a veil of mysteryover the sin of which our Saviour speaks, that menignorant of its precise nature might be careful inreference to spiritual influences, and so be keptfrom an approximation to its guilt. I cannot bringmyself to believe, that God has revealed any thingto us which he did not intend we should understand, or that there is any truth upon these sacredpages, affecting our character and interest, which isnot in itself perfectly intelligible to the docile364 THE SI AGAIST THE HOLY GHOST.learner. Granting the truth of all that may besaid concerning the mysteries of the Bible, yet youwill remember that these mysteries appertain tothe facts of the Christian system, their nature andmodes, which are not matters of revelation, andnever to the doctrines of the system, which are re
 
vealed truths requiring our faith and obedience, anddemanding, therefore, an intelligent apprehensionof them. With these views, therefore, I am not, asI come before you with this subject to-day, to beconsidered a vain and speculating theorist, nor amI to be classed among those whom an idle and prurient curiosity tempts to pry into the unveiled secrecies of the Infinite mind. Rather let me have yourattention, as one who believes there is truth here,of vast moment to ourselves, truth perfectly intelligible, and which he wishes to set before you aspart of the counsel of God, pointing out our dutyand warning us of our danger.The difficulty, if difficulty there is about our sub ject, grows, I imagine, out of the different and conflicting theories which have been brought forwardin its explanation, according as their various authorshave had different ends in view to guide their investigations, and control their reasonings. Withthese theories we have nothing to do ; we will notstop even to mention them ; we would rather dispossess our minds of their influences, and come andstudy the sacred oracles upon this point as thoughwe were approaching them for the first time to ascertain their meaning. With such a spirit then, Iask my hearers to accompany me to-day.THE SI AGAIST THE HOLY GHOST. 365ow, when we look at the language of JesusChrist, the obvious truth upon the face of it, is, thatit is possible for a man to put himself in a positionwhere forgiveness never can reach him ; and hedoes so by sinning not against Jesus Christ, but bysinning against the Holy Ghost. Here is the fact ;no words could more plainly express it, and as anaked fact it is perfectly intelligible. But you ask 
 
me to explain it ; to point out, if possible, those of its features which constitute its malignity, and exclude it from forgiveness, and to shew those workingsof the human mind by which a man reaches aposition of such absolute hopelessless. We acknowledge the propriety of the demand you make uponus, and we claim your strict attention to the effortwe make to meet it.Indulge me then, if you please, in two or threepreliminary remarks which may serve as preparatives to, and guides in the discussion upon whichwe are about to enter.The Bible then, we remark in the first place, iseminently a practical book ; it is not a volume of theories to amuse the speculative, nor are its contents designed to excite or to satisfy the appetitesof the inquisitive and the curious. Its statementsall have a direct bearing upon human character ;its doctrines are the points whence the lines of Christian conduct are drawn. Its obvious aim isto make men holy. It is meant " for reproof, forcorrection, for instruction in righteousness, thatthe man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto every good work." As the value of 366 THE SI AGAIST THE HOLY GHOST.every truth, in any department of human knowledge, is derived from its adaptation to the end it iscalculated to subserve, the value of any religiousprinciple is derived from its bearing upon the concerns of practical godliness ; and, if it is true, thathe does not rightly understand the gospel who doesnot feel its moral influence, it is no less true thathe does not understand any particular doctrine of the gospel, in whose mind that doctrine is not im

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