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September 29, 2013

Questiones of the Prima Pars of the Summa Theologica

An apprehension of celestial war, & of the necessity of angels, has been among men of all religious doctrines & traditions, since time out of mind.
Yet it would go without saying today, that the slaves of empirical reason deny the possibility of such persons as angels & devils, & of the events in which they participate. The very idea of an angel is mocked, as well as thoroughly misrepresented, in the “demythologizing” school that flourishes even within the Church. Yet we know the angels; we know which to obey. No angel nor devil can compel the least action on our part. The former may inspire, the latter tempt, but we, under God, are the captains of our souls. Notwithstanding, it is war. Winged victory : Essays in Idleness

Posted by gerardvanderleun at September 29, 2013 11:26 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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"There are three independent principles; the Spirit of God, the spirit of man, and the spirit of the devil." -- Joseph Smith

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