Most Relevant Verses
as it is written [Psa. 14:1ff; 53:1ff], "No one [always] does what is right; not even one person.
Now they knew who God was, but they did not honor Him as God or thank Him [for their blessings]. Instead they engaged in their useless speculations and their foolish minds were filled with [spiritual] darkness.
And He answered them, "Why do you also violate the commandments of God by [following] your traditions?
How much more severely do you think a person deserves to be punished who has trampled on the Son of God and has regarded the blood of the [New] Agreement, with which he was set apart for God, an unholy thing and has insulted the Holy Spirit, through whom God's unearned favor is shown?
More Verses on Irreverence
For God's name is being spoken against among the Gentiles because of your behavior, just as it is written. [See Isa. 52:5].
Therefore I tell you, people will be forgiven of every sin and abusive word spoken [against God]. But abusive words spoken against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.
And every person who speaks an [abusive] word against the Son of man will be forgiven of it, but the person who speaks abusive words against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven of it.
But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, "This man does not drive out evil spirits except by [the power of] Beelzebub, the chief of evil spirits."
Therefore, I am telling you that no one who speaks under the influence of the Holy Spirit of God says, "Jesus is cursed!" And no one can say, "Jesus is Lord," except under the influence of the Holy Spirit.
But Jesus did not say anything. So, the head priest said to Him, "I command you [to swear] by the living God, [and] to tell us if you are the Christ [i.e., God's specially chosen one], the Son of God!"
And the head priest tore at his clothing [i.e., as an expression of frustration] and said, "What additional need do we have for witnesses?
For God said, [Ex. 20:12], 'Give honor to your father and mother.' and [Ex. 21:17], 'Whoever says bad things about his father or mother should surely be put to death.'
And since these people refused to acknowledge God, He has allowed [or, abandoned] them to have degraded minds and to practice those things which they should not do.
So, when you people assemble together [Note: This was a church meeting at which they also shared a common meal prior to the Lord's Supper], it is not possible to eat the Lord's Supper [properly].
- Blasphemy, Against The Holy Spirit
- Death Penalty For Violence
- Fathers, Responsibilities Of
- God, The Lord
- I Am The Lord
- Infidelity To God
- Misusing God's Name
- No Fear Of God
- Not Helping The Poor
- Not Honouring Parents
- Old Age, Attitudes To
- Profaning God's Name
- Provoking God
- Resisting Holy Spirit
- Respect, For God's Character