The first concerns a rather knotty and difficult moral problem that faces Christians everywhere:
Does God really forgive all sins, no matter how terrible, except for blasphemy against the Holy Spirit?
The answer can only be: yes, He does.
Now, whenever this is mentioned in polite company among the well-educated elite, the man who makes this statement is always greeted with a look of incredulity and a follow-up that goes something like:
"So your god would forgive even murderers, rapists, serial killers, and paedophiles?!?"
Again, the answer is: yes, He could and would - if He is asked by someone who truly repents.
This makes the hardest kind of sense. But the evidence tells us that it is true.
Take a look at good old Saul of Tarsus, who became the Apostle Paul. He was the very definition …