… Informal Inquiries: The marriage of Heaven and Hell.
I think Miss Emily was very much on guard against the two unforgivable sins, presumption and despair. I also think that C.S. Lewis was on to something when he said that the door to Hell was locked from the inside. Like the Abbé Mugnier, I believe in Hell because it is doctrine of the Church. Also like him, I do not necessarily believe that anyone is there.
Locked from the inside?ReplyDelete
Can you elaborate on the two unforgivable sins? I'm guilty, I think.ReplyDelete
Presumption means you think you're saved. Despair means you don't think you can be. Both put up barriers to God's grace. God can't forgive them because the sinner won't let him.ReplyDelete