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

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Ioannes Paulus PP. II

Apr 2, 2005, 9:23:35 PM4/2/05
"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


Ioannes Paulus PP. II

Apr 4, 2005, 6:20:04 AM4/4/05

even to
this day. But religion remained here, and I believe in some other
places, the main subject of conversation for several months after. And
there were some turns, wherein God's work seemed to revive, and we were
ready to hope that all was going to be renewed again; yet, in the main,
there was a gradual decline of that general, engaged, lively spirit in
religion, which had been. Several things have happened since, which have
diverted people's minds, and turned their conversation more to other
affairs; particularly his Excellency the Governor's coming up, and the
Committee of general court, on the treaty with the Indians. -Afterwards,
the Springfield controversy; and since that, our people in this town
have been engaged in the building of a new meeting-house. Some other
occurrences might be mentioned, that have seemed to have this effect.
But as to those who have been thought converted at this time, they
generally seem to have had an abiding change wrought on them. I have had
particular acquaintance with many of them since; and they generally
appear to be persons who have a new sense of things, new apprehensions
and views of God, of the divine attributes of Jesus Christ, and the
great things of the gospel. They have a new sense of their truth, and
they affect them in a new manner; though it is very far from being
always alike with them, neither can they revive a sense of things when
they please. Their hearts are often touched, and sometimes filled, with
new sweetnesses and delights; there seems to express an inward ardor and
burning of heart, like to which they never experienced before;
sometimes, perhaps, occasioned only by the mention of Christ's name, or
some one of the divine perfections. There are new appetites, and a new
kind of breathings and pantings of heart, and groanings that cannot be
uttered. There is a new kind of inward labor and struggle of soul
towards heaven and holiness.

Some who before were very rough in their temper and manners, seemed to
be remarka

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