In the Garden of Eden there were limits to what Adam and Even could do as God set a boundary regarding eating the fruit from tree of knowledge regarding good and evil. “In the day you eat thereof, you shall surely die” was God’s warning.
Spiritual death would result first, then the physical body in which God meant to last eternally soon followed. Adam still lived over 900 years which indicated how resilient the human body still was before the corruption of sin finally overpowered God’s handiwork. Sickness disease, and the ailments associated with old age became a curse.
Blasphemy against God was treated as a capital offense worthy of death. Although God never addressed specifically the consequence of showing irreverence towards His Name, the Ten Commandments have been used with the edict, “ thou shall not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain: for God shall not hold guiltless that taketh His Name in vain”.http://www.christianity.com/theology/what-does-it-mean-to-take-the-lords-name-in-vain-11600552.html
The Hebrew word for the English word “take” is more accurately interpreted “carry” or have possession. The more accurate warning is that those claiming a relationship with God should show a positive effective benefit towards their lives and thinking.
Jesus during His three and a half year ministry declared showing blasphemy against God or even Himself as the Christ would be forgiven, however blasphemy against the Holy Spirit would not be forgiven.
There are those believers that worry that they have unintentionally offended the Holy Spirit, however one cannot show irreverence by accident, whether being a believer or before one was a believer.
Showing a willful irreverence with knowledge against the Holy Spirit God has gifted you with is the unspeakable offense that will not be forgiven. Someone showing irreverence without knowledge will get a pass according to the scriptures.
When the Holy Spirit was poured out on the day of Pentecost, the members of the elite 120 in the upper room were speaking in tongues. When those on the outside heard the commotion, they did not understand. Some of those remarked, “those men are full of new wine” as an insult to the manifestation of the Spirit. Their ignorance removed the unforgivable sin of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit because they were ignorant of the truth.
There is a warning that stipulates knowledge defines whether something is a sin or not. The Bible instructs that “to them that believes it is a sin, then it is a sin”. The principle is disclosed in the Bible by saying the person that does not know and sins will be beaten with few blows while the person that knows and sins will be beaten with many blows. The folly of sinning on purpose with knowledge is the issue the Bible addresses.
Hebrews 6th Chapter discusses the impossibility of turning your back on the salvation gift once it has been accepted and willingly going back into a sinful lifestyle. The Spirit that initially draws one to the truth and has created a new spirit within the individual has then been rejected. Blasphemy against the things of the Spirit with knowledge is the unforgivable sin.
Debate typically rages theologically whether a person that backslides can lose their salvation, or if they were really saved in the first place. There are examples in the Bible where there were believers that had their names “blotted out of the book”, signifying that one could lose their salvation. If it was impossible to lose your salvation, then the Hebrews Chapter Six warning does not make sense. Additionally the Bible is full of stories of those coming out Egypt with their salvation and losing it due to sinful decisions.
Love expresses itself in limits and boundaries, and God does not give us a Carte Blanche to do anything we want without having a consequence.
As the Bible states, everything is permitted but everything is not expedient for you.