The King’s Kingdom
Posted: 11 November 2011 / Mark 3:28–29
This Sunday we come to one of the hardest sayings of Jesus in the whole gospel. He says,
"Truly I tell you, people can be forgiven all their sins and every slander they utter, but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; they are guilty of an eternal sin.” (Mark 3:28–29)
The greatest atheist of the 20th Century, Bertrand Russell, said of this:
'That text has caused an unspeakable amount of misery in the world, for all sorts of people have imagined that they have committed the sin against the Holy Ghost, and thought that it would not be forgiven them either in this world or in the world to come. I really do not think that a person with a proper degree of kindliness in his nature would have put fears and terrors of that sort into the world.'
So, is Jesus unkind? Is this bad news and not good news for our world? Is this a mere scare tactic?
Come and explore 'The King's Kingdom' this Sunday.
Surry Hills Library,
Level 1, 405 Crown St,
Please join us for a pub dinner after wards.