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To believe in God, and to submit your will to His are two separate and distinct things. "You believe in one God? You do well: the devils also believe and tremble" (James 2:19). But devils are mere hearers of the truth, and not doers (James 1:22), which means they willingly reject doing God's will, which is perfect. Even when faced with incontrovertible proof ...


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Christ could have made superabundant satisfaction for our sin with one drop of His Precious Blood, as St. Bernard said, so His passion was not necessary in the sense of "anything which of its nature cannot be otherwise" (Summa Theologica III q. 46 a. 1 "Whether it was necessary for Christ to suffer for the deliverance of the human race?" co.). Yet, the ...


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Why does God forgive in the first place? To make one able to go to heaven; to restore relationship with Him and make you no longer reprobate in His sight. It goes contrary to God's will to forgive a man who will turn around and withhold forgiveness from his fellow man, because such a person has 'not yet reached the kingdom of God,' (Mark 12:34) and doesn't ...


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Saint Zosimas of Palestine (460 - 560) explained to us the right attitude to hurt and forgiveness: If someone considers an instance when another caused him suffering or some difficulty, spoke evil of him, or did him harm in any way...if someone recalls such an occasion and begins to weave thoughts against the one who did him ill, he does evil to his own ...


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"I was afraid of the men and so I gave in to them." Saul blames the men, trying to minimize his responsibility. This is like Eve, who blamed the serpent, and Adam, who blamed "The woman you put here with me", which means that he blamed both Eve and God. Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright. (Proverbs 14:9) Does King ...


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