28) They have a sacreligious attitude
toward the Holy Ghost.
28) They have a sacreligious attitude toward the Holy Ghost . ( sins ) One horrible example is as follows - before entering a sermon about Orthodox heresy passed off as truth, in a blasé fashion Orthodox preachers repeat the Trinitarian Formula before they do, as if that makes their heresy somehow holy. Make no mistake about it - you do not dare to use the name of the Holy Ghost in a casual or nonchalant way to verify or give a sound of authority to doctrinal error. Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is described in scripture as unforgivable, as distinct from the other sin of grieving the Holy Spirit. An example of a Protestant doing this is Benny Hinn, who uses the name of the Holy Spirit in the same blasé fashion to give credibility to his entirely fake miracles.
Frankly this is a muted post. We have here the issue of the unforgivable blasphemy of the Holy Ghost, rather than the lesser sin of grieving the Holy Spirit of God. Is this the reason so few Orthodox priests and Catholic priests get saved? Because they are blasphemers of the Holy Ghost who have been witnessed to by him that the mass is blasphemy, but proceed with it anyway? Use the "Trinitarian formula" as a preamble to bless their heretical statements and sermons, and other examples? Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. These men are frankly blase about blasphemy of the Holy Spirit, and as a consequence of this few of them are ever saved. This sin is characterized by an on going determination by the person to remain nonchalant.