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Spiritual Progress

Let the conclusion of the whole matter be this. We must strive all the time to advance, and, if we are not advancing, we must cherish serious misgivings, as the devil is undoubtedly anxious to exercise his wiles upon us.

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Slipping Away

But the devil comes with his artful wiles, and, under color of doing good, sets about undermining it (the soul) in trivial ways, and involving it in practices that, so he gives it to understand are not wrong; little by

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Why Does the Devil Attacks Us?

I have known people of a very high degree of spirituality who have reached this state (fifth Mansions), and whom, notwithstanding, the devil, with great subtlety and craft, has won back to himself. For this purpose he will marshal all

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Spiritual Warfare and Tai Chi

So, Christian souls, whom the Lord has brought to this point on your journey, I beseech you, for His sake, not to be negligent, but to withdraw from occasions of sin–for even in this state the soul is not strong

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Marriage as a Spiritual Metaphor

I am only making a rough comparison, but I can find no other which will better explain what I am trying to say than the Sacrament of Matrimony. The two things work differently, for in this matter that we are

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