The question was asked, “What it God’s will for only Satan and demons to be in Hell?” The answer is, it was never God’s will that anyone be in Hell (angel or human) or that Hell even be made to exist in the very first instance. Hell resulted from the fall of the most beautiful angel to ever have been created, Lucifer, and the cohort of angels that decided to rebel together with him.
“Publish it among the nations, proclaim it; make no secret of it, say: ‘Babylon is captured, Bel disgraced, Merodach shattered. For a nation is marching on her from the North, to turn her country into a desert: no one will live there any more; man and beast have fled and gone.
“In those days and at that time, the sons of Israel will return: they will come weeping in search of Yahweh their God. They will ask the way to Zion, their faces will turn in that (more…)
“Trouble is coming to the rebellious, the defiled, the tyrannical city! She would never listen to the call, would never learn the lesson; she has never trusted in Yahweh, never drawn near to her God. The leaders she harbours are roaring lions, her judges, wolves at evening that have had nothing to gnaw that morning. Her prophets are braggarts, they are impostors; her priests profane the holy things, they do violence to the Law. (more…)
“‘Raise the wail and lamentation for the mountains, the dirge for the desert pastures, for they have been burnt: no one passes there, the sound of flocks is heard no more. Birds of the sky and animals, all have fled, all are gone. I mean to make Jerusalem a heap of ruins, a jackal’s lair, and the towns of Judah an uninhabited wasteland.’ Who is wise enough to understand this? Who has been charged by Yahweh’s own mouth to tell why the land lies in ruins, burnt like the desert where no one passes? (more…)
Together with purification and deification, illumination is “the reception of an understanding of the Godhead” (Dionysus the Aeropagite, CH VII.3.209C).
The illumination of conscience is a grace of mercy given by God the Father and a process whereby one sees everything they did or did not do, said or did not say, throughout their life in the light of the truth who is Christ; and all those sins which were not absolved (not recalled by God anymore) through the sacrament of reconciliation. (more…)
At the time of the first Passover, God the Father hardened the hearts of Pharaoh and the Egyptians so He could manifest His power and glory, during the liberation and exodus of His firstborn, Israel. Now at time of the third Passover, so has God our Father again hardened the hearts of those who are wilfully adamant in not wanting to know Him and have chosen the father of lies as their master, in order to manifest Himself once again in the entirety of His power, glory and majesty.
“He said: ‘Go and tell this people: hear you indeed, but understand not; and see you indeed, but perceive not. Make the heart of this people fat and make their ears heavy and shut their eyes; lest they, seeing with their eyes and hearing with their ears and understanding with their heart, return and be healed.’ Then said I: ‘Lord, how long?’ And He answered: ‘Until cities be waste without inhabitant (more…)
“And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, betwixt Me and My vineyard. What could have been done more to My vineyard, that I have not done in it? Wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes? And now come, I will tell you what I will do to My vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof and it shall be eaten up; (more…)