Text Box: Volume 15 No. 3          OF THE CHURCH
Text Box:     OF MAN WITH GOD March, 2007 A.D.
REUNIONText Box: WHY DO LIBERTINES HAVE A STRONG AVERSION AND DISLIKE FOR WAR?
First, it must be understood that all reasonable individuals and groups have a strong aversion and dislike for war. It must be further understood that only irrational people and groups desire or like war.

Libertines actually do not have an aversion or dislike for war. When libertines express an aversion for war, it usually is a war which they prefer to lose because it resembles a war they have already lost.

Libertines have surrendered in the war for salvation, the war for their immortal souls, and have joined the enemy, Satan. Therefore, when anyone engages in any form of conflict which in any manner opposes any form of evil, libertines will usually oppose the side which opposes evil. It is not that they oppose conflict or war, but that they oppose the side which opposes the strongest evil, for they are aligned with the strongest evil. They are very faithful to the principles of their leader, the Devil.

One need but consider the French Text Box: WAR
PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE
MATERIAL - SPIRITUAL
There is real meaning to gird your loins with truth, and having on the breast plate of justice,  of having on the breast plate of faith and charity and, for a helmet, the hope of salvation, and to being on guard against the roaring attack of the enemy, the break in (burglary) of the home (the soul), and the wily sneak attack of subterfuge.

The closing prayer for blessing and imposition of ashes on Ash Wednesday is, “Grant us, O Lord, to enter upon the duties of our Christian warfare with holy fasts, that, being about to fight against the spirits of wickedness, we may be fortified by the help of selfdenial. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.”

Contemplate this for just a little time.

Notice, this prayer clearly names the process by which holiness is attained. It is called warfare: Christian Warfare.

There are lines of thought, and there are concepts, which must be carefully defined and developed, or explained, if there is to be a cohesion and understanding of the ongoing plight of humankind. Since there can be justified differences in defining certain terms and situations, the general meanings of certain terms as used herein are, generally, as follows.

There are skirmishes which occur but never develop into something more serious. In skirmishes which do not Text Box: ~ EVEN IF IT WERE NOT GREAT LENT, NOW IS THE TIME TO STRAIGHTEN OUT YOURSELF AND EVERYTHING ELSE ~
From Metropolitan Archbishop Paul, S.S.B.
To the flock entrusted into my care:

The grasp which any one individual or group has on holiness is so tenuous as to be frightening. Yet very few people consistently do anything to strengthen that grasp. And even fewer people do anything geared towards assisting others to grasp holiness, or strengthen their grasp.
Text Box:  The Society of Clerks Secular of Saint Basil 
(The Basilians - The Basilian Fathers )
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Text Box: CHRIST IS THE PASSOVER LAMB WHICH THE JEWS WERE COMMANDED TO EAT

Christ is both the High Priest who offers the Sacrifice of Redemption and Salvation, and the actual Sacrifice. The lamb whose blood the Jews spread over their doorway and on their door posts, and whose flesh the Jews ate on the night of the Passover in Egypt. The sacrificial meal which the Jews thereafter were commanded to eat every year in commemoration of the Passover and of their release from slavery, is the same Jesus Christ who is the High Priest and the Sacrifice.

His blood is the passage and the portal through which salvation is entered. It is not just a sign by which the Angel of Death was to know that those in the house were to be spared from death. The Blood of the Lamb of God is that which spares from eternal death, all those who enter through that very blood. But those who do not pass through that Blood, those who do not wash in that Blood, die eternally.

There is no symbolism in this. This is actuality.