Catholics need to Convert & Prots need Penance

“Thomas Merton said it was actually dangerous to put the Scriptures in the hands of people whose inner self is not yet sufficiently awakened to encounter the Spirit, because they will try to use God for their own egocentric purposes. (This is why religion is so subject to corruption!) Now, if we are going to … Continue reading Catholics need to Convert & Prots need Penance

The Mysteries of the Faith not to be Divulged to All

Clement wrote: But since this tradition is not published alone for him who perceives the magnificence of the word; it is requisite, therefore, to hide in a mystery the wisdom spoken, which the Son of God taught. Now, therefore, Isaiah the prophet has his tongue purified by fire, so that he may be able to … Continue reading The Mysteries of the Faith not to be Divulged to All

The Lament of Hermes

I thought this was interesting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4Kou9TGdi8 Translated from the Latin the Greek having been lost: Trismegistus: "Do you not know, Asclepius, that Egypt is an image of heaven, or, to speak more exactly, in Egypt all the operations of the powers which rule and work in heaven have been transferred to earth below? Nay, it … Continue reading The Lament of Hermes

Gnosticism’s Influence on Early Church Monasticism and Asecticism

Reblog from Orthodox Christian Theology written by Craig Truglia in October 2016: Several crucial doctrines separate Roman Catholicism/Eastern Orthodoxy/Etcetera from Reformed Christianity. Among these are the beliefs in baptismal regeneration, propitiatory penances, and the idea that sexual gratification (even in marriage) exists only for the purpose of procreation. What if I told you that not only are … Continue reading Gnosticism’s Influence on Early Church Monasticism and Asecticism