” . . . whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; they are guilty of an eternal sin.”
Frightening words from Mark 3:29.
Yet it’s vital to remember that the unforgivable sin is not something you do.
It’s an attitude you have.
It’s not an act you commit.
It’s a journey you take.
And it becomes a journey that takes you. It comes from all-consuming, uncontrollable envy, and it starts so young. Mark my words: it begins with your envy towards people that becomes your envy toward God. If you don’t check it, this desire and this resentment will grow and grow until God becomes the target of your envy . . . Envy steals, and taken to its logical end it will rob you of salvation.
It’s not an action. It’s a journey. And I don’t want any of you to take the first step.
Celebration restores what envy steals.
The post you’ve just read is an excerpt from Head Scratchers, available now from Abingdon Press.