MY GUEST POST: What is Truth? Icons Revealed

There exists the icon of the Holy Trinity by Saint Andrei Rublev; therefore, God exists (Saint Pavel Florenski). In our 21st century Western world, base and over-saturated with materiality and sensuality - a growing wasteland that, for the most part, neither knows God, nor does it want to know God - icons are silent, but active, witnesses …

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Can Satan give you peace? – Response to a question

The question was asked, "Can Satan give you peace?" The answer is a resounding, "No!" Satan has no peace of his own, being hatred personified. So how can someone who does not have any peace of their own give peace - true peace - to someone else? Only God can give peace because He is …

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Can Satan mimic peace? Response to a question

The question was asked, "Can Satan mimic peace?" The answer is in the negative. Peace is the one quality that Satan cannot mimic because he has none of his own to give. Only God can give peace - true peace - as He is order and peace in Himself.

Another review of The Divine Family – Experiential Narratives

By Carol d'Annunzio (Author: Simple Catholic Living). "Before sharing my thoughts on the book I want to mention that I am not going to state my belief or lack of belief in the narratives described in this book. Each person who reads the book can decide for him or herself whether or not he or she believe …

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Review of The Divine Family: Experiential Narratives

By Josh Baker (Author: Please Don't Remove MarGreat's Glasses). "From the moment I read the opening commentary from Pope Urban VII on private revelations, I knew I was in for something special. Each of the author's personal accounts (peira) are beautifully conveyed in a style which will leave even the most pious reader feeling unworthy to eavesdrop …

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What readers are saying

"Very well written and full of amazing experiences." "Beautiful and moving." "Powerful, inspiring." "Well written and experiences are expressed in clear, easy descriptions." "It is striking." "Consumed it . . . could not put it down . . . must read it again and again."

God or Satan? – Response to a question

The question was asked, "God or Satan?" The answer is simple and comes in the form of another question: "Who do you want to live with forever?" Both God and Satan are real; very real. The former is pure love, love you cannot even begin to conceive, whereas the latter is pure hatred. The choice …

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NEW RELEASE – The Divine Family: Experiential Narratives

In The Divine Family: Experiential Narratives by Marcelle Bartolo-Abela, the lived experiences of the author with the Members of the Divine Family and others are presented openly in print for the first time. These experiences occurred from 2010 through 2012. Written predominantly in a dialogical narrative style suitable for believers and non-believers alike, the author chronicles …

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How do we discern God from the devil? – Response to a question

The question was asked, "How can one discern whether something is from God or from the Devil?" Naturally, there are several issues to consider, as well as modes of discernment and confirmation. But the brief, simple response is: "Peace, as God both is Peace Himself and gives peace." The Devil - Satan - can mimic everything …

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On pride

We have become a people unwilling to listen, learn and grow, in all dimensions of our humanity, because pride occupies first place in our hearts. Thus instead of thinking we know it all, we need to ask ourselves: "Who is the real father of pride?"

Hell is real

Hell is real An endless abyss, a bottomless void, of acute desolation. Then intense, unremitting hatred from Satan and his demons, with petrifying terror, while they grab at you from every side, at times almost literally dislocating your limbs and ripping your heart out from your body, to pull you down with them into their perpetual, …

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The first betrayal

The first betrayal was not that of Jesus Christ by his bishop Judas Iscariot, nor was it that of God the Father by Adam when the latter sinned. The first betrayal of our Father was carried out by Lucifer - Satan - because he was originally the Father’s most privileged and beautiful angel, the first …

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Why Satan and his minions hate us

Satan "being the vessel of all evil, he has also received the sickness of envy, and he envied our honor. For he could not stand our carefree life in paradise. Therefore, by deceiving man with tricks and evil methods and by making deceptive use of the desire in man to attain to the likeness of …

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Fear is never from God

Although many of us experience it, fear is never from God. Fear is provoked either directly or indirectly by Satan and his demon-minions, because before they engage an individual in their attempts to make him/her fall, they "usually create fear in the soul . . . But the soul filled with courage and valour by the Holy …

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Fighting Satan: Prayer from the heart

One of the greatest weapons we have in fighting off the attacks of Satan and his demon-minions is, specifically, prayer from the heart, especially the heart of the soul - noetic prayer. Such prayer "drives the demons away because they do not want us to win crowns from God in our battle against them" (Met. …

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