"Satan does not know by what passion the soul can be overcome. He sows, but without knowing if he will reap, sometimes thoughts of fornication, sometimes thoughts of slander, and similarly for the other passions. He then supplies nourishment to that which he sees the soul slipping toward. " ~ Abba Matoes

 

 

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The Gates of Hades Prevaileth Not
The Gates of Hades Prevaileth Not

An absence of knowledge about the early Church, its Church Fathers, and its saints exists as a common shortcoming in contemporary society.

The Lord Jesus Christ established His Chuch in the first century and the Holy Spirit has been the keeper of Church Truth, for nearly two thousand years the Faith delivered once and for all to the saints (Jude 1:3) has remained unchanged. However, the modern West claims a gap from Apostles in the first century until Martin Luther's appearance in the sixteenth century ocurred, a dark age wherein the Church disappeared.

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Spiritual Alchemy
Spiritual Alchemy

Illnesses of the heart, darkening of the intellect, evil thoughts, the passions... maladies that are common to human nature so affect all of us.

In the Garden of Eden humankind existed in a state of ineffable glory, and there was single-minded focus on God. However, when entertainment of the serpent's provocations occurred, the intellect (nous) was infected and humanity became sick. This infirmity of human nature manifests as the nous' primordial sole concentration on God having been fractured, a dispersal wherein the intellect (the eye or lantern of the soul) is carried away by the senses and a host of other distractions.

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West of Jesus
West of Jesus

Americans interested in Christianity have no awareness of first century Christianity and what passes for contemporary Christianity (Protestantism) is far from apostolic teachings.

"Baptism" as an admission of belief in Jesus and "communion" as a remembrance of Christ. Misrepresentations such as these by Protestantism are outlined in West of Jesus and teachings since apostolic times are traced - baptism is identified as a literal death, burial, and resurrection with Christ and the Eucharist is shown to be the Lord's actual Body and Blood.

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