Tolerance and Truth

Truth is polarizing. It can be rejected or accepted, but it will not be affected one way or another- it will still be truth.  Many people, over the course of thousands of years, were moved by God to write letters, historical accounts, prayers, songs, poetry, or prophetic messages under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit – the compilation of which we refer to as the Holy Bible, God’s word.  Two examples are Jeremiah, the Old Testament (weeping) prophet, whose unenviable job was to confront Israel’s sin and rebellion; and John, the New… Read More

The Unforgivable Sin

“Truly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the children of man, and whatever blasphemies they utter, but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin” — for they were saying, “He has an unclean spirit.” (Mark 3:28-30 ESV) I have had many people come to me with sincere concern over friends and family members whom they feared had committed the “unpardonable sin” of blaspheming the Holy Spirit. One summer my brother spent some time with some of our cousins. Late one… Read More