Mr Bryan Fischer showed once again why it is unsafe to follow the Protestant way earlier this week on his radio show Focal Point. In commenting on St Matt. 12:32 -
‘And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.’ -
Mr Fischer took the position that attributing Christ’s works to the evil powers constituted an ‘unforgivable sin’. Now, it surely is a dangerous and foolish thing to call God a servant of evil and so forth. However, these sins are not unforgivable. The Holy Fathers of the Orthodox Church are quite clear: Any sin may be forgiven.
But this is the danger of Protestantism: Every man may interpret the Holy Scriptures as he pleases, regardless of the what the Holy Fathers have said.
There is enough demonically inspired despair in the world today without Protestants adding to it with their false teaching about an unforgivable sin. Once again we say to our Southern brethren, come home to the Orthodox Church, where there is hope of forgiveness and healing for all.
Holy Ælfred the Great, King of England, South Patron, pray for us sinners at the Souð, unworthy though we are!
Anathema to the Union!