An Argument to End Them All
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ ,
In other words, ‘how to stop a missionary dead in his tracks’ – (disclaimer it’s a pun, a metaphor, i.e. not literal – we have some crazies on here who love taking things out of context). During a discussion I was having with fellow team member, Sr. Alice, we inadvertently, came up with an argument that I think would shut any missionary up quite quickly.
Missionary: You should accept that Christ died for your sins.
Muslim: I don’t believe the Holy Spirit is God. Is it a blasphemy to say that the Holy Spirit is not God?
Muslim: Well according to this verse, “but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”. – Mark 3:29.
(Note, you don’t have to repeat what Gill’s exposition is, but you should understand what the verse means, to aid with this, we’ve provided what his exposition says below.)
Gill’s Exposition of the entire bible explains Mark 3:39 as:
“But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost, Against his person, and the works performed by him, by ascribing them to diabolical power and influence, as the Scribes did, hath never forgiveness: there is no pardon provided in the covenant of grace, nor obtained by the blood of Christ for such persons, or ever applied to them by the Spirit; but is in danger of eternal damnation”
Muslim: Isn’t it true that not even the blood of Christ will wash away the sin of blaspheming the Holy Spirit?
Muslim: Doesn’t that mean, whether I accept Christ or not, I’m still going to hell?
In conclusion, as Sr. Alice has said:
Why should we accept Christ as our Lord and Saviour if we as Muslims have already blasphemed against the Holy Spirit? This is a sin that even the blood of Jesus can not wash.
wa Allaahu ‘Alam.