Challenging the nonsense of the "Blasphemy Challenge"

This is an open letter to anyone who is considering taking "The Blasphemy Challenge" on You-Tube presented by several atheists of the Rational Response Squad. "The Blasphemy Challenge" basically urges people to make a video of themselves denouncing God and especially the Holy Spirit.

So, here's a stern warning just so you won't be able to say, "I didn't know!" on Judgment Day: Anyone who takes their "challenge" WILL find themselves in Hell - no matter what any Biblically challenged pinhead tries to tell you! Don't take our word for it - read the Bible for yourselves before making any decisions that will affect your eternal soul.

Acts 5: 32 And we are witnesses of these words and the Ruach haKodesh; He Who Elohim gives to those who obey Him.

Many have already taken the "challenge", thus dooming themselves to eternal torment (see A Biblical Description of Hell). Here is an excerpt of what the "The Blasphemy Challenge" is urging people to do:

The Rational Response Squad is giving away 1001 DVDs of The God Who Wasn't There, the hit documentary that the Los Angeles Times calls "provocative -- to put it mildly."

There's only one catch: We want your soul.

It's simple. You record a short message damning yourself to Hell, you upload it to YouTube, and then the Rational Response Squad will send you a free The God Who Wasn't There DVD. It's that easy.


You may damn yourself to Hell however you would like, but somewhere in your video you must say this phrase: "I deny the Holy Spirit."

Why? Because, according to Mark 3:29 in the Holy Bible, "Whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; he is guilty of an eternal sin." Jesus will forgive you for just about anything, but he won't forgive you for denying the existence of the Holy Spirit. Ever. This is a one-way road you're taking here.

First off, blaspheming the Holy Spirit must be read in context:

Matthew 12: 22 Then they brought him a demon-possessed man who was blind and mute, and Jesus healed him, so that he could both talk and see. 23 All the people were astonished and said, "Could this be the Son of David?" 24But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, "It is only by Beelzebub, the prince of demons, that this fellow drives out demons." 25 Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, "Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand. 26 If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand?

27 And if I drive out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your people drive them out? So then, they will be your judges. 28 But if I drive out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. 29 "Or again, how can anyone enter a strong man's house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man? Then he can rob his house. 30 "He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me scatters. 31 "Therefore I say to you, any sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven men, but blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven. 32 "And whoever shall speak a word against the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven him; but whoever shall speak against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, either in this age, or in the age to come,".....

The men mentioned in the above passage were rejecting the evidence supplied by the Holy Spirit. By doing so, they were rejecting the only evidence upon which faith could be based.

Blasphemy against the Son might be considered a temporary sin, because the one who commits it may be subsequently convinced of his error by the testimony of the Holy Spirit and consequently become a believer (I Timothy 1:13). But blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is in its nature an eternal sin, because if you reject the evidence given by the Holy Spirit and ascribe it to Satan, you reject the only evidence upon which faith can be based. And without faith there is no forgiveness...

In light of the above, our response to the screwy "challenge" of the Rational Response Squad is to propose some REAL challenges to any one considering dooming their eternal soul to hell:

Heaven or hell; smoking or nonsmoking: There are only two choices - whether you "believe" it or not!