Can a person become evil? Correcting the inadequate catechesis of some Christians in the United States

Michael (3)A tendency has arisen and seems to be increasing these days among some Christians, Catholics included, in the United States to regard human persons and their personalities as evil in themselves. Discourses and language such as, for instance, a “distorted and evil soul” or “becoming evil” is being used more and more often to describe “evil people,” or “evil personalities,” who are regarded as “lost souls.” Apart from the fact – obvious even to children – that no Christian, no Catholic, should ever use such language these days in relation to other persons, to consider an individual or a group of individuals as evil per se does not reflect the teachings of the Church.

To give a succint example that is easily understood by the many, not even in the case of a person who is perfectly possessed by evil spirits does the Church consider that individual 100% “evil,” despite the actions he or she may have carried out while under the influence of personified evil. Let alone in the case of people who are not possessed in such a manner, or even harassed by evil or obsessed.

Hence for some Christians and Catholics to consider and describe their fellow human persons in terms of the language referenced above is to manifest inadequate catechesis in the teachings of the universal Church, including Patristics, at best. And to manifest unexpunged self-righteousness – spiritual pride – at worst. The use of such language, therefore, in relation to fellow man does not bring people closer to God. It just calls down His judgment upon oneself, since the judgment of human persons is arrogated to God alone.

The signs of the times – 23 – What is coming – 1

“As soon as the devil found himself thrown down to the earth, he sprang in pursuit of the woman, the mother of the male child, but she was given a huge pair of eagle’s wings to fly away from the serpent into the desert, to the place where she was to be looked after for a year, and twice a year and half a year. So the serpent vomited water from his mouth, like a river, after the woman, to sweep her away Continue reading “The signs of the times – 23 – What is coming – 1”

The signs of the times – 19 – The heresy of Pe’or is repeated in our times

The very same method (as Pe’or) will be used by the tormentor, in order that all would wear on themselves the imprint of the beast (St Ephraim the Syrian)

The heresy of Pe’or is being repeated in our times, to capture into bondage the souls of as many people as possible through mortal sin – sin which severs our relationship with God and kills the divine life, grace, in the soul. Read about the heresy of Pe’or thoroughly, so that you will know and understand how it is being presently re-enacted and what follows.

 

The Fifth and Sixth Seals of the Book of Revelation – Prepare your souls

In the Gospel of Matthew

“Jesus said to them, ‘Take care that no one deceives you, because many will come using My Name and saying, “I am the Christ,” and they will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumours of wars; do not be alarmed for this is something that must happen, but the end will not be yet. For nation will fight against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be pestilences and famines Continue reading “The Fifth and Sixth Seals of the Book of Revelation – Prepare your souls”

The time of the Third Passover has arrived

The time of the Third Passover has arrived. After centuries of waiting, we are there. The times ahead will challenge each one of us to our core; some of us will see what the prophets have wanted to see. No matter what is headed our way – a lot is to come – do not let yourselves be marked by the beast, regardless of the possible outcome of such refusal. Become sealed by Our Father  Continue reading “The time of the Third Passover has arrived”

The coming and reign of the Antichrist

The Antichrist and God the Father

“It will be a great struggle at that time, especially for the faithful, when the serpent himself with great authority will perform signs and miracles . . . show himself like unto God in fearful apparitions, shall fly in the air, and all the demons, like angels, will ascend before the tormentor. For he will cry out with power, changing his appearance and extremely frightening people . . . One will quickly Continue reading “The coming and reign of the Antichrist”

St Nilus on the Mark of the Beast

“The Antichrist will begin to seal people with his seal as if in order by this sign to save them from woes. Many will die on the roads. People will become like birds of prey hurling themselves on rotting matter. They will devour the bodies of the dead. But of what kind will be the people who will devour the dead? Those who are sealed with the seal of the Antichrist. Christians, even though Continue reading “St Nilus on the Mark of the Beast”

The upcoming Fifth Seal of Revelation as seen by St John of Kronstadt

“The elder (St Seraphim of Sarov) said, ‘Look!’ I saw a large crowd of people being persecuted by demons who were beating them with stakes, pitchforks, and hooks. I asked the elder, ‘What is the meaning of these people?’ He answered, ‘These are the ones who renounced their faith and left the Holy, Catholic, Apostolic Church and accepted the new innovative church. This group Continue reading “The upcoming Fifth Seal of Revelation as seen by St John of Kronstadt”

After the Great Chastisement – 1

“And I saw heaven opened: and behold a white horse. And He that sat upon him was called Faithful and True: and with justice doth He judge and fight. And His eyes were as a flame of fire: and on His head were many diadems. And He had a Name written, which no man knows but Himself. And He was clothed with a garment sprinkled with Continue reading “After the Great Chastisement – 1”

The forthcoming fifth seal of the Book of Revelation

“Lift Your footsteps to wreak eternal ruin, to avenge everything that the enemy has harmed in the Sanctuary. Your enemies have roared amidst Your meeting place; they made their signs for signs. They fixed their emblems over the entrance, emblems never known before. Their axes deep in the wood, hacking at the panels, they battered Continue reading “The forthcoming fifth seal of the Book of Revelation”

Seal of God the Father – 3 – meaning of the Consecration

“It is My Seal. Satan cannot snatch you away from me now because you have become fully My Property of your own volition (…) When you consecrate a soul to My Divine Will, that effectively removes the mark” (5/24/10)

The above manifests clearly the spiritual meaning of the Consecration to God the Father. By deliberately choosing to become sealed by Our Father rather than marked by the beast (Rv. 13:17), Continue reading “Seal of God the Father – 3 – meaning of the Consecration”