Hi to you, and good mornin. My motivation is to honor God, and help people as best I can. I’m not claiming to be right about everything; I’m just relaying information as best I understand it.
1. Not believing on Christ for salvation. Blasphemy of the Holy Ghost would also be included in the category of not believing on Christ for salvation, (reference Hebrews 10.29). This is what the Pharisees did. Having been presented with ample evidence that Jesus is the Christ, they rejected Him. They said that Jesus had an unclean spirit, (reference Mark 3.22-30). But there are also a few sub categories that qualify as not believing on Christ for salvation: A. Believing on a false christ, or B. Believing on Christ while adding one’s good works or self merit as a component of one’s salvation.
2. Taking the mark of the beast, (Revelation 14.9-13).
3. Adding to, or taking away from scripture, (Revelation 22.18-19).
If you have ever watched Gail Riplinger’s video called “new age bible versions,” you’ll see that this sin has been done many times.
I don’t recall where I read it, but if my memory serves me correctly, I remember reading about a man who was one of the architects of the NASB translation. And later he was devastated by what he’d done, and he tried to publicly renounce the NASB, and his participation in it. The man was obviously scared out of his mind thinking about what he’d done. That’s serious business when someone does that; I would have been freaked out too.
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.” Proverbs 9.10