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The Roman Church Taught People to Believe Intellect is Superior over Emotions

The Medieval Roman Catholic Church (and the more traditional Roman Catholic Church today) taught that only so-called 'Reason' was safe. The imagination was the playground of the devil, the emotions and the passions were subject to sin, and God forbid anyone follow intuition over logic and 'reason'. Of course, they also taught that Reason was …

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A Lot of ‘Evangelism’ Calls the Good News a Lie

“It is not that Jesus Christ said, 'Go,' but that the heathen will not be saved if we do not go. It is a subtle change that is sagacious but not spiritual. … The insinuation of putting men's needs first, success first, has entered into the very domain of evangelism and substituted the passion for …

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A Meditation on the Cry of Immanuel: My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?

“Surely He has borne our griefs and He has carried our sorrows. Yet we considered Him stricken, crushed by God and afflicted. He was pierced for our transgressions. He was crushed for our iniquities. He was afflicted for our cure, and by His wounds we are healed.” “He bore our sins in His own body …

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The Good Shepherd Never Punishes the Lost Sheep

“All who have this hope in Him purify themselves, as He is pure.” Perfect love casts out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. Fear is slavery, whether it's the fear of physical death or, far more importantly, the fear of spiritual death. Fear has nothing to do with the One who Knows, the …

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God With Us – The Hard Teaching and the Great Heresy

“And this bread is my flesh which I will give for the life of the world.” “And he shall be called Immanuel, that is, God with us.” 'Many of his disciples when they heard this said, “This is a hard teaching; who can accept it?”' What is the hard teaching? I ask everyone who reads …

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Repentance has Nothing to do With Grief and Guilt

“In the place of the ashes of mourning, the LORD your God will give you the oil of gladness.” What comes to mind when you think of repentance? A lot of people think of sack cloth and ashes. At the beginning of Lent, which they term a season of repentance in preparation for celebrating Easter, …

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Consecrated Virginity in the Rotten Clergy City

I am furious right now. One of the “vocations” in the Roman Catholic Church (which is neither Catholic nor Church, and I cannot make a conclusive statement about the matter of whether it is Roman) is that of Consecrated Virginity. That does not bother me. It bothers a lot of people, and I can see …

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2022 Updates and Expectations (and a 2021 Wrap-up/Summary)

Hello. I am tagging this post in the Paths of Fantasy category/blog because most of what I'm going to share here is more in that category. However, the Enthralled By Love Blog is still active. I split my blog posts into two categories in December. The Enthralled By Love Blog is the majority of what …

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