Blasphemy

Blasphemy is speaking evil of God or denying Him some good which we should attribute to Him.  It could also be understood to be acting in any impious, mocking or contemptuous way toward any member of the Trinity.1 The word blasphemy comes from the Greek word , blasphemia, meaning "curse" or "vilifying." 2 Blasphemy arises out of pride (Psalm 73:9, 11), hatred (Psalm 74:18), injustice (Isaiah 52:5), etc.  Christ was often mistakenly accused of blasphemy by Jewish leaders (John 10:30-33).

  • 1. McKim, Donald K, Westminster Dictionary of Theological Terms, Louisville, KT: Westminster John Knox Press, 1996. pg 31.
  • 2. IBID. pg 31.

 

 

 

 
 
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