patrick wrote:This interests me. Could you summarize what you mean by it being exposed as a sin?
Clay will give you what was exposed in referenced book, but if you both don't mind, I'd like to enlighten you to how people casually blaspheme the Holy Spirit. The sin unto death is to deny truth, and enough is already in existence to lead people into the truth if they were to seek it out. To not seek it out, is to blaspheme the Holy Spirit. A girl once overheard me talking to a friend (Atheist) and asked 'what about being neutral'? To which I responded there is no neutral, because there isn't. One either lives truthfully (in which this personal alignment to truth would naturally follow the genesis of it: God) or one lives delusional (following themselves/others, convincing themselves there is no God).
Now, what does Clay have to say? And how far off are my thoughts from his intent?
And now that I have your attention, too, Clay. Why do you consider yourself a coward for living for the church instead of dying for it? I find it's a LOT harder to live and it takes much more courage to live day by day than to die for Him. In other words, It's much harder to die to Him day after day, than it is to die once for Him in faith.
@Kenny, Paradise isn't the end game. Cmon, man, pick up some things that we say over the years, yeah?
*Edit: Kenny, energy is eternal. Anything eternal show Gods presence. Stop thinking of God as some dude in the clouds looking down. Don't even relate God to the one revealed through the Torah, Jesus and NT. God is energy; He is light. Recognizing something eternal, even if you ground it physically, is still recognizing a source that brings about everything else, which is God. Whether you want to find out if this God has other characteristics is up to you (intelligence, personality, any sort of will, w/e).