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Our understanding of the word “blaspheme” will demand a study both the original Hebrew and Greek words. All Hebrew and Greek definitions extracted from Complete Word Study Bible (Strongs)

Hebrew word “nā’aṣ” A verb meaning to revile, to scorn, to reject. It is related to nāṣaṣ, meaning to scorn or to blaspheme. This word often refers to rejecting the counsel of a wise person.

gāḏap̱: A verb meaning to revile, to blaspheme. It describes the conscious verbal abuse of a person or God (Numbers 15:30; Isaiah 37:6; Ezekiel 20:27). Punishment for this sin was possible death or at least being cut off from the community of God’s people.

Greek Word “blasphemia” vilification; the act of defaming or speaking ill of someone or something to hurt the reputation or smite with reports or words, speak evil of, slander, “to insult” “to make inferior”, to speak with impious irreverence

Who does blasphemy apply to? The word “blaspheme” applies to God and sacred things.

Sacred – Both qadosh (Hebrew) and Hagios (Greek) are similar in meaning. They mean consecrated, holy, set apart and separate

God’s people are called to be consecrated, set apart and separate

Leviticus 20:26 And you shall be holy to Me, for I the LORD am holy, and have separated you from the peoples, that you should be Mine.

The camp of Israel is sacred (Deuteronomy 23:14)

Deuteronomy 23:14 For the LORD your God walks in the midst of your camp, to deliver you and give your enemies over to you; therefore your camp shall be holy, that He may see no unclean thing among you, and turn away from you.

The chambers of the priests are sacred

Ezekiel 42:13 Then he said to me, “The north chambers and the south chambers, which are opposite the separating courtyard, are the holy chambers where the priests who approach the LORD shall eat the most holy offerings. There they shall lay the most holy offerings—the grain offering, the sin offering, and the trespass offering—for the place is holy. 14 When the priests enter them, they shall not go out of the holy chamber into the outer court; but there they shall leave their garments in which they minister, for they are holy. They shall put on other garments; then they may approach that which is for the people.”

The people of God are sacred

Exodus 19:6 And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation

Jesus, the Son of God in whom the Holy Spirit dwells

In the book of Mark Chapter 3 we find multitude accusing Jesus of being insane. The next verse the scribes accuse Jesus of demon possession. Jesus talks to them about the inability of a divided house to stand, or a Kingdom that is divided to stand. Jesus did not appear to be perturbed by the things people would say about Him, but He refused to be silent when men in their natural understanding began to blaspheme the Holy Spirit who is integral to the Godhead.

Mark 3:29 but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is subject to eternal condemnation”— 30 because they said, “He has an unclean spirit.”

Jesus, the Son of God was blasphemed whilst dying on the Cross for humanity

Mark 15:29 And those who passed by blasphemed Him, wagging their heads and saying, “Aha! You who destroy the temple and build it in three days, 30 save Yourself, and come down from the cross!”

The rejection of sound doctrine is Blasphemy. We cannot separate the Lord from the Word. Jesus is the Word who became flesh and dwelt among us

1 Timothy 1:18 This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare, 19 having faith and a good conscience, which some having rejected, concerning the faith have suffered shipwreck, 20 of whom are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I delivered to Satan that they may learn not to blaspheme.

1 Timothy 6:1 Let as many bondservants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honor, so that the name of God and His doctrine may not be blasphemed. 2 And those who have believing masters, let them not despise them because they are brethren, but rather serve them because those who are benefited are believers and beloved. Teach and exhort these things.

Oppressing, dishonouring and “lording over” the poor and disadvantaged believer is tantamount to blaspheming the name of our Lord

James 2:5 Listen, my beloved brethren: Has God not chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him? 6 But you have dishonored the poor man. Do not the rich oppress you and drag you into the courts? 7 Do they not blaspheme that noble name by which you are called?

Humiliating the servants of the Most High God is equal to blaspheming God

2 Kings 19:5 So the servants of King Hezekiah came to Isaiah. 6 And Isaiah said to them, “Thus you shall say to your master, ‘Thus says the LORD: “Do not be afraid of the words which you have heard, with which the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed Me. 7 Surely I will send a spirit upon him, and he shall hear a rumor and return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land.”

Another Greek Word for blasphemy….. blasphemeo – to speak impiously (wickedly; without reverence to God or contempt for His authority).

This word means to use speech to tear down another person’s honor, value, due-respect, and to injure another’s reputation.


This model of leadership was extracted directly from the Divine pattern of leadership as expressed in the Holy Trinity which has been adopted by a large number of churches, especially within an apostolic culture. Violating this doctrine is in fact blaspheming the Triune Godhead; not the leadership of the church.

We have established the truth that violations against sound doctrine is regarded as blasphemy.

Jesus’ reference for oneness is THE HOLY TRINITY (John 17:21)

There is no scope within the Godhead for external invasion or intrusion with the intent to dismantle the Godhead. This truth needs to also be visible in the representative model of leadership within the Church.

For those of us who have adopted this leadership model will consider it BLASPHEMY against the Most High God when leaders attempt to undermine and bring into disrepute the integrity of the father/son wineskin wherever it is accurately represented.

The goal of the Father/Son model of leadership is to reveal the Divine pattern of the perfect relationship between the Eternal Abba Father, Christ Jesus the Son and The Holy Spirit.

The model is not intended to be an oppressive instrument to keep sons in a state of enslavement; it is the preferred practical system of management and edification of the Human resource on the earth. We teach spiritual sonship without neglecting to teach Divine Sonship as well.

THE CITY CHURCH VISION This is a platform that witnesses the convergence of various leadership models including the father/son model. The challenge for all leaders is to build the spirit of oneness without bringing into disrepute, undermining or discrediting the wineskin.


The outcome of any form of learning is GROWTH IN KNOWLEDGE. So yes, sons are able to grow way beyond their fathers in their knowledge, revelation, discernment and other areas. The outcome of a high work ethic will bring its rewards. However, there is a important caution. God has a real problem when sons, having grown and excelled, dishonour their fathers

Remember Jacob’s prophetic word concerning Reuben …….. Genesis 49:3 My might and the beginning of my strength, The excellency of dignity and the excellency of power. 4 Unstable as water, you shall not excel, Because you went up to your father’s bed; Then you defiled it— He went up to my couch.

Although Reuben demonstrated excellence of dignity and power, he dishonoured his father Jacob by defiling his bed.

God holds the same view regarding the growth of His people. God delights in our prosperity, but not at the expense of forgetting Him.

Hosea 8:14 “For Israel has forgotten his Maker, And has built temples; Judah also has multiplied fortified cities; But I will send fire upon his cities, And it shall devour his palaces.”

Hosea 9:1 Do not rejoice, O Israel, with joy like other peoples, For you have played the harlot against your God. You have made love for hire on every threshing floor.

(Traduzido pelo Pastor Rafael Nogueira


Nossa compreensão da palavra “blasfema” exigirá um estudo tanto das palavras originais hebraicas quanto gregas. Todas as definições hebraicas e gregas extraídas da Complete Word Study Bible (Strongs)

Palavra hebraica “nā’aṣ” Verbo que significa injuriar, desprezar, rejeitar. Está relacionado com nāṣaṣ, que significa desprezar ou blasfemar. Esta palavra muitas vezes se refere a rejeitar o conselho de uma pessoa sábia.

gāḏap̱: Um verbo que significa injuriar, blasfemar. Descreve o abuso verbal consciente de uma pessoa ou Deus (Números 15:30; Isaías 37:6; Ezequiel 20:27). A punição por este pecado era a possível morte ou pelo menos ser cortado da comunidade do povo de Deus.

A palavra grega “blasfêmia” difamação; o ato de difamar ou falar mal de alguém ou algo para ferir a reputação ou ferir com relatórios ou palavras, falar mal, caluniar, “insultar” “inferiorizar”, falar com irreverência ímpia.

A quem se aplica a blasfêmia? A palavra “blasfemar” aplica-se a Deus e às coisas sagradas.

Sagrado – Ambos qadosh (hebraico) e Hagios (grego) são semelhantes em significado. Eles significam consagrado, santo, separado e separado.

O povo de Deus é chamado para ser consagrado, separado e separado.

Levítico 20:26 E vós sereis santos para mim, porque eu, o Senhor, sou santo, e vos separei dos povos, para que sejais meus.

O acampamento de Israel é sagrado (Deuteronômio 23:14)

Deuteronômio 23:14 Porque o Senhor teu Deus anda no meio do teu arraial, para te livrar e entregar a ti os teus inimigos; por isso o vosso acampamento será santo, para que ele não veja nada impuro entre vós, e se afaste de vós.

Os aposentos dos sacerdotes são sagrados

Ezequiel 42:13-14 Então ele me disse: “As câmaras do norte e as câmaras do sul, que estão defronte do pátio de separação, são as câmaras sagradas, onde os sacerdotes que se aproximam do Senhor comerão as ofertas santíssimas. Ali porão as ofertas santíssimas – a oferta de cereais, a oferta pelo pecado e a oferta pela culpa – porque o lugar é santo. Quando os sacerdotes entrarem neles, não sairão da câmara santa para o átrio exterior; mas ali deixarão as suas vestes com que ministram, porque são santas. Eles vestirão outras roupas; então eles podem se aproximar do que é para o povo.”

O povo de Deus é sagrado

Êxodo 19:6 E vós me sereis reino de sacerdotes e nação santa.

Jesus, o Filho de Deus em quem o Espírito Santo habita

No livro de Marcos, capítulo 3, encontramos uma multidão acusando Jesus de ser louco. No versículo seguinte, os escribas acusam Jesus de possessão demoníaca. Jesus fala com eles sobre a incapacidade de uma casa dividida permanecer de pé, ou de um Reino dividido permanecer de pé. Jesus não parecia estar perturbado com as coisas que as pessoas diriam sobre Ele, mas Ele se recusou a ficar em silêncio quando os homens em seu entendimento natural começaram a blasfemar contra o Espírito Santo, que é parte integrante da Divindade.

Marcos 3:29-30 mas aquele que blasfemar contra o Espírito Santo nunca terá perdão, mas estará sujeito à condenação eterna” porque eles disseram: “Ele tem um espírito imundo”.

Jesus, o Filho de Deus, foi blasfemado enquanto morria na Cruz pela humanidade

Marcos 15:29-30 E os que passavam blasfemavam dele, abanando a cabeça e dizendo: Ah! Tu que destróis o templo e o reedificas em três dias, salva-te a ti mesmo e desce da cruz!”

A rejeição da sã doutrina é blasfêmia. Não podemos separar o Senhor da Palavra. Jesus é o Verbo que se fez carne e habitou entre nós

1 Timóteo 1:18-20 Este encargo te dou, filho Timóteo, segundo as profecias que outrora foram feitas a teu respeito, para que por elas faças a boa milícia, tendo fé e uma boa consciência, que alguns rejeitaram quanto à fé naufragaram, dos quais são Himeneu e Alexandre, que entreguei a Satanás para que aprendam a não blasfemar.

1 Timóteo 6:1-2 Todos os servos que estão sob o jugo considerem os seus senhores dignos de toda honra, para que o nome de Deus e a sua doutrina não sejam blasfemados. E os que têm mestres crentes, não os desprezem porque são irmãos, mas sirvam-nos porque osbeneficiados são crentes e amados. Ensine e exorte essas coisas.

Oprimir, desonrar e “dominar” o crente pobre e desfavorecido equivale a blasfemar o nome de nosso Senhor

Tiago 2:5-7 Escutem, meus amados irmãos: Não escolheu Deus os pobres deste mundo para serem ricos na fé e herdeiros do reino que prometeu aos que o amam? Mas você desonrou o pobre. Os ricos não o oprimem e o arrastam para os tribunais? Eles não blasfemam contra esse nobre nome pelo qual vocês são chamados?

Humilhar os servos do Deus Altíssimo é igual a blasfemar contra Deus

2 Reis 19:5-7 Então os servos do rei Ezequias foram ter com Isaías. E Isaías lhes disse: “Assim direis ao vosso senhor: Assim diz o Senhor: Não temais as palavras que ouvistes, com as quais os servos do rei da Assíria me blasfemaram. Certamente enviarei um espírito sobre ele, e ele ouvirá boatos e retornará à sua terra; e eu o farei cair à espada na sua própria terra”.

Outra palavra grega para blasfêmia….. blasphemeo – falar impiamente (maliciosamente; sem reverência a Deus ou desprezo por Sua autoridade).

Esta palavra significa usar a fala para destruir a honra, o valor, o devido respeito de outra pessoa e ferir a reputação de outra pessoa.

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