Last rites declaration of Ioannes Paulus PP. II (Karol Wojtyla)

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Ioannes Paulus PP. II

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Apr 4, 2005, 12:16:15 AM4/4/05
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"The unforgiveable sins this earth must confront and overcome are
Nationalism, capitalism, and hoarding. The idea of every nation
should be forgot, price should be struck from the commons, and
princes should be seen for the devils they are. The sins include
our church, secret societies, and other religions which make of
the spirit of God a divide."

Last rites declaration of Ioannes Paulus PP. II (Karol Wojtyla)
2nd April 2005


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it all tends the same way, and to
the same end; and it is plainly the same spirit that breathes and acts
in various persons. There is an endless variety in the particular manner
and circumstances in which persons are wrought on; and an opportunity of
seeing so much will show that God is further from confining Himself to a
particular method in His work on souls than some imagine. I believe it
has occasioned some good people amongst us, who were before too ready to
make their own experience a rule to others, to be less censorious and
more extended in their charity; and this is an excellent advantage
indeed. The work of God has been glorious in its variety; it has the
more displayed the manifold and unsearchable wisdom of God, and wrought
more charity among His people.

There is a great difference among those who are converted, as to the
degree of hope and satisfaction they have concerning their own state.
Some have a high degree of satisfaction in this matter almost
constantly; and yet it is rare that any enjoy so full an assurance of
their interest in Christ that self-examination should seem needless to
them; unless it be at particular seasons, while in the actual enjoyment
of some great discovery God gives of His glory and rich grace in Christ,
to the drawing forth of extraordinary acts of grace. But the greater
part, as they sometimes fall into dead frames of spirit, are frequently
exercised with scruples and fears concerning their condition.

They generally have an awful apprehension of the dreadful nature of a
false hope; and there has been observable in most a great caution, lest
in giving an account of their experiences, they should say too much, and


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