Friday, April 11, 2014

Will You Stand in the Gap

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 Every month, Voice of the Martyrs ( join with local pastors in impoverished nations, communist countries, and oppressed Believers caught in the stranglehold of Islamic oppression.  There they secretly collect the names of Christians in hostile and restricted areas who want the living word of GOD written in their own language, their very own Bibles. Voice of the Martyrs has vast underground distribution networks set in place to get Bibles into their hands of OUR brothers and Sisters in JESUS CHRIST.
Join The Voice of the Martyrs( this month in sponsoring Bibles for 191,267 believers who are currently hoping and praying for a Bible, one to call their own. 

For every five Bibles sponsored, we will send you the names of five people who will receive your sponsored Bibles so you can pray for them.

Stand with me in the gap for our Brothers and Sisters in Christ!   

How many Bibles will you sponsor.

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Aside for our duty to our brethren in Christ, think of the riches you will store up in Heaven for spreading the Gospel in China, Uganda, Africa, etc.  

I will start the ball rolling by sponsoring 5 Bibles for $30.  Who's with me?  If the Love of JESUS CHRIST is in you and you sponsor BIBLES please leave a comment so that I can pray for you and the BIBLES you so blessedly sponsored.  You don't have to say how much or how many. Just the fact that you stood in the gap will be noted in Heaven! 

GOD Bless each and everyone one of you who stands in the gap 

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Eucharist is the Body and Blood of Our Lord JESUS CHRIST --Part 1

Our Lord JESUS CHRIST had just worked what is probably the most famous of his miracles, the feeding of the five thousand. The next day, in the synagogue at Capernaum on the shore of the sea of Galilee, Our Lord made a speech which should be read and reread. Here we quote a few phrases: "I am the Bread of Life"; "I am the Living Bread, which came down from heaven. If any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that I will give, is my flesh for the life of the world"; "He that eats my flesh, and drinks my blood, has everlasting life: and I will raise him up in the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed: and my blood is drink indeed. He that eats my flesh, and drinks my blood, abides in me, and I in him"; "He that eats me shall live by me." 

He saw that many of his own disciples were horrified at what he was saying. He went on: "It is the spirit that quickens: the flesh profits nothing." We know what he meant: in saying they must eat his flesh, he did not mean dead flesh but his body with the life in it, with the living soul in it. In some way he himself, living, was to be the food of their soul's life. Needless to say, all this meant nothing whatever to those who heard it first. For many, it was the end of discipleship. They simply left him, probably thinking that for a man to talk of giving them his flesh to eat was mere insanity. When he asked the Apostles if they would go too, Peter gave him one of the most moving answers in all man's history: "Lord, to whom shall we go?" 

How can we know that the Eucharist is really and truly the flesh and blood of Our Savior JESUS CHRIST? After all this is our eternal salvation we are speaking about.  I don't know about you but I don't want to die and end up standing before GOD unprepared. After all  Philippians 2:12 says...So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling..."
The Priest says a few words and suddenly the little piece of bread goes from being just a piece of bread to the real flesh and blood of JESUS CHRIST the Only Begotten Son of GOD. How is that possible? Corinthians 1:27 GOD has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong,

Ok, so Our Father who Art in Heaven hides the really profound things in common everyday packages.  But, that still doesn't explain how a piece of bread becomes the flesh and blood of GOD.

 Lets look  at what JESUS said....

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe. All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day.  

For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”

So the Jews grumbled about him, because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” They said, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How does he now say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?” 

Jesus answered them, “Do not grumble among yourselves. No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day. 

It is written in the Prophets, ‘And they will all be taught by God.’ Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me— not that anyone has seen the Father except he who is from God; he has seen the Father.  

Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. 

 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.” John 6:35-51
Ok, for most people the simply fact that JESUS CHRIST said it means it MUST be true.  You say you need more proof?  Then listen to the words of one of his Saints...

"I have experienced the sweetness of the Heart of Jesus by receiving

Communion of the Body of Christ. Since, I know the importance of Holy Mass, I participate in it every day and I have great respect for the holy priests of God to whom this greatest power has been given; the sacrament of the Eucharist  Their hands are purified by the Holy Light of God even before transubstantiation occurs. 

Jesus, the Son of God, is really present in the Sacred Host, and it is only in Heaven that we will understand this unmatchable miracle. The Eucharist is the fastest way to receive to Jesus... No one in Heaven is as close to Jesus as we are, when we receive Him in the Eucharist. Brothers and sisters, we have Heaven before us, all of Heaven is contained in that small piece of Bread. Whoever nourishes oneself with the Body and Blood of Christ, is fed with the fullness of the Supreme GOD and becomes a true child of GOD. The beauty of such a soul makes the angels of Heaven marvel at GOD's immense gift to all humanity..." 

 The soul that receives Jesus in the Eucharist radiates GOD'S Love and His Holy Light. The Eucharist is Supreme Magnificence, Grace of graces, Gift of the gifts of Heaven. We can also contemplate this explanatory word of the Curate of Ars who tells us:
"The soul that receives communion regularly with the Body of Christ, upon its entry into Heaven, God the Father cannot refuse to greet it because He sees in it the Face of His Son JESUS CHRIST."

In the Eucharist, all souls who participate belong to Jesus and will remain safely so.  Jesus offers Himself to the world He gives Himself fully so that we can receive Him fully.   By receiving the Eucharist in oneself, we receive the Savior of the World, the Son of God who died and was resurrected.  Saint Francis of Assisi said..."Keep for yourself nothing of yourself, so that you can receive in His entirety The One who gave Himself to you entirely Let us often desire to have Jesus; the Eucharist is a marvelous gift of Heaven, Jesus is the food for our soul." 

Next: Part II 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

St. Francis of Assisi's meeting with Sultan Al-Kamil in 1219


St. Francis of Assisi because of his world renowned celebrated Holiness was asked by the great Muslim leader, Sultan Al-Kamil in 1219, for an audience.  This meeting occurred sometime during the Fifth Crusade.

Sultan Al-Kamil, having some familiarity with the old testament, due to his dealings with Jewish traders, wanted to test the wisdom of St. Francis.  The Muslim warlord confronted St. Francis of Assisi with passages from the Sermon on the Mount, words spoken by our Savior JESUS CHRIST, recorded in the Gospel of St. Matthew.  The passage says:

"Verily,  I say to you not to resist evil with evil. If one strikes thee on thy right cheek, turn to him also the left cheek. And if a man will contend with thee in judgment, for thy coat, give him your shirt also." (Matthew 5: 39-40.)
The Warlord asked Francis why, in the light of this teaching of Jesus, should Crusaders be invading the lands of the Muslims? Since the passage teaches “turning the other cheek” and repaying evil with good, the sultan was contending that there was no justification for the Crusader invasions, even though he knew that the Muslims had taken the land by force from the Christians centuries earlier. 


 Once again the response of Francis surprised Sultan al-Kamil. St Francis pointed out that the sultan had not completely studied the Gospel, and pointed out to the king the words Jesus had spoken earlier in the same discourse:  

"And if thy right eye scandalize thee, pluck it out and cast it from thee. For it is expedient for thee that one of thy members should perish, rather than that thy whole body be cast into hell. And if thy right hand scandalize thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is expedient for thee that one of thy members should perish, rather than that thy whole body be cast into hell." (Matthew 5: 29-30.)
Francis then proceeded to impart a distinctive interpretation to these lines, by referring them to those who attempt to turn Christians away from their faith and love of God. The sultan was as dear to him as his own eye, he admitted to the potentate. 
ANYONE that pulls us away from our Faith in JESUS CHRIST, must at all costs, whether they be family, friends, co-worker, boss, job, government, etc. must be removed, over come, expelled, defeated, or even annihilated... so that our faith, our salvation is secure. 

In response to the Muslim Warlord, St. Francis of Assisi said “ . . . it is not only just but a Divine blessing that Christians invade the land you inhabit.”  
After all, your Muslim warriors seek to deny salvation to all those whom they spread the lie of islam too.  Not only that but you and your muslim warriors blaspheme the only name under Heaven which has the power to save men's souls.
Now, IF,  the sultan and his people were to seek the wisdom of the HOLY SPIRIT and in doing, come to recognize, confess, and adore the Divine Son of Almighty GOD, the Creator and Redeemer of all mankind then the Crusades would be in error. 

Our invasion of your lands in the name of JESUS CHRIST and HIS Holy Church, is a testament to GOD'S love for his lost children.   No one is outside of the saving grace of our Lord JESUS CHRIST.  We come not to conquer but to see that you and your people are set free from the lie of islam.  

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Jesus Rescued Christina From the pit of Hell

Christina Maxwell died in the hospital as far away from GOD as a person can be.  She died and went down into the pit of hell where human beings are drowning in lakes of boiling hot lava.  In Hell Christina was overwhelmed by the horror and the suffering she saw all around her.  She begged GOD to do something but this only made the demons laugh at her.  Finally in a desperation attempt she cried out to the only name under Heaven and earth that can save men from eternal hell fire...That being the name of the Divine Son of Almighty GOD...JESUS CHRIST.

When Christina called upon the name of JESUS CHRIST the demons quaked in fear.  Only by the Divine mercy of the Lord was Christina given a 2nd chance.  The one single thing that Christina took away from this terrifying experience was that the ONLY way to Heaven is through the shed blood of our Savior JESUS CHRIST.  Christina learned that there are NOT multiple ways to heaven, there are NOT many paths to salvation.  There is only one path, only one way, only one name under Heaven which can save men's is known to those who wish to one day see our Father who art in Heaven...


Monday, March 31, 2014

A Secular Jew Dies and see His Judgment

      Last Chance - A non-practicing Jew dies and this is his Story... Alon Anava shares his near-death experience in depth. A must see video if you are interested in life after death. After his clinical death, Alon experienced a reality that is both frightening and hopeful. Alon was truly given a second chance. See what Alon has done with a second chance. This experience led Alon down a completely different path, allowing him to truly choose life - eternal life.

I watched this entire video and I can say it is highly informative and very interesting. Alon at 1st identifies himself as a secular Jew. Jewish secularism refers to the largest section of the Jewish people who are secular as well as the body of work produced by secular Jews over the past 250 years. Almost half of all Jews define themselves as secular.These people build up communities where Jewish holidays are celebrated as historical and nature festivals, and where life-cycle events are marked in a secular manner. 

Throughout modern history, Jewish thinkers have challenged traditional Judaism. As early as the nineteenth century, members of the Society for the Culture and Science of the Jews (Verein fur Kultur und Wissenschaft der Juden) viewed Judaism as a culture, not a religion. These secularists, building on foundations of the Enlightenment, Haskalah, were keen to integrate humanistic culture and education with a Jewish culture not linked to rabbinical dictates, or the existence of a personal God.

Alon is given deep supernatural insight as to what it means to be a Jew.  Alon because of his near death experince has since embraced Judisim and all the tents within.  

Take the time and watch the whole video, you will not be disappointed, it truly is an eye opening video...

Friday, March 14, 2014

Secrets of Purgatory

       A Roman Catholic belief in a place or state of suffering inhabited by the souls of sinners, who are expiating their sins before going to heaven.
In modern times very little is taught in regular catechism classes about the suffering that the Poor Souls experience in order to be completely purified from all earthly entanglements. The type of suffering that takes place in Purgatory is the soul's deep longing desire to be with God.  The fire that is in Purgatory is not a consuming fire, but a cleansing fire which expiates all sinful desires.  While "pain of the senses" (as opposed to "pain of longing" for the Beatific Vision) is not doctrinally defined as being a part of Purgatory, the overwhelming consensus of theologians has been that it does involve pain of the senses. Several Church Fathers regarded 1 Corinthians 3:10–15 as evidence for the existence of an intermediate state in which the dross of lighter transgressions will be burnt away, and the soul thus purified will be saved.

 St. Augustine described the fires of cleansing as more painful than anything a man can suffer in this life, and Pope Gregory I wrote that there must be a cleansing fire for some minor faults that may remain to be purged away. Origen wrote about the fire that needs to purify the soul St. Gregory of Nyssa also wrote about the purging fire.The Catechism of the Catholic Church speaks of a "cleansing fire" and quotes the expression "purgatorius ignis" (purifying fire) used by Pope Gregory the Great.  Purgatory can be seen as a necessary purification from "an unhealthy attachment to earthly entanglements.  The Purgatorial purification "frees Souls from the 'temporal punishment' of sin. "  Purgatory is much less a punishment and more so a Divine gift.

 In 1940 a faithful Catholic soul named Maria Simma, began to have regular visits from the souls in Purgatory.  After much prayer and by the advice of her confessor and parish priest, Maria accepted GOD'S gift and began to seek ways in which she could be of assistance to the suffering Purgatorial souls who began visiting her.  When Maria finally asked the suffering Souls who were visting her what could she do to help them, their reply was... to please pray for them and to have Catholic Masses said for the suffering Souls. It was through this extra assistance that the suffering Souls could be released from purgatory sooner.  After some prayer and much thought Maria's local Bishop and parish priest told her she could make known these visitations as long as there were no theological errors.
Then, one day, Sister Emmanuel Maillard, a French nun came across Maria Simma's book, called The Souls in Purgatory and read it with great interest: Sister Emmanuel Maillard then contacted Maria who agreed to meet with her and answer any questions. 
This interview took place in 1997 at Maria's house in Sonntag, a very lovely village in the Vorarlberg Mountains in Austria. The following are excerpts from this interview of Sister Emmanuel of Medjugorje with Maria Simma. 
Charity covers a multitude of sins
Maria, why does one go to Purgatory? What are the sins which most lead to Purgatory?
Sins against charity, against the love of one's neighbor, hardness of heart, hostility, slandering, calumny — all these things.
Here, Maria gives us an example which really struck her which I would like to share with you. She had been asked to find out if a woman and a man were in Purgatory. To the great astonishment of those who had asked, the woman was already in Heaven and the man was in Purgatory. In fact, this woman had died while undergoing an abortion, whereas the man often went to church and apparently led a worthy, devout life.
So Maria searched for more information, thinking she'd been mistaken — but no, it was true. They had died at practically the same moment, but the woman had experienced deep repentance, and was very humble, whereas the man criticized everyone; he was always complaining and saying bad things about others. This is why his Purgatory lasted so long. And Maria concluded: "We mustn't judge on appearances."
Other sins against charity are all our rejections of certain people we do not like, our refusals to make peace, our refusals to forgive, and all the bitterness we store inside.
Maria also illustrated this point with another example which gave us food for thought. It's the story of a woman she knew very well. This lady died and was in Purgatory, in the most terrible Purgatory, with the most atrocious sufferings. And when she came to see Maria, she explained why.
She had had a female friend. Between them rose a great enmity, caused by herself. She had maintained this enmity for years and years, even though her friend had many times asked for peace, for reconciliation. But each time, she refused. When she fell gravely ill, she continued to close her heart, to refuse the reconciliation offered by her friend, right up to her deathbed.
Maria, please tell us: who are those who have the greatest chance of going straight to Heaven?
Those who have a good heart towards everyone. Love covers a multitude of sins.
What are the means which we can take on earth to avoid Purgatory and go straight to Heaven?
We must do a great deal for the souls in Purgatory, for they help us in their turn. We must have much humility. This is the greatest weapon against evil, against the Evil One. Humility drives evil away.

The Holy Mass
Maria, can you now tell us what are the most effective means to help deliver the souls in Purgatory?
The most efficient means is the Mass.
Because it is Christ who offers Himself out of love for us. It is the offering of Christ Himself to God, the most beautiful offering. The priest is God's representative, but it is God Himself who offers Himself and sacrifices Himself for us. The efficacy of the Mass for the deceased is even greater for those who attached great value to the Mass during their lives. If they attended Mass and prayed with all their hearts, if they went to Mass on weekdays — according to their time available — they drew great profit from Masses celebrated for them. Here, too, one harvests what one has sown.  A soul in Purgatory sees very clearly on the day of his funeral if we really pray for him, or if we have simply made an act of presence to show we were there. The poor souls say that tears are no good for them: only prayer! Often they complain that people go to a funeral without addressing a single prayer to God, while shedding many tears; this is useless!

Earthly sufferings
There is another means, very powerful, to help the poor souls: the offering of our sufferings, our penances, such as fasting, renunciations, etc., — and of course, involuntary suffering, like illness or mourning.

Maria, you have been invited many times to suffer for the poor souls, in order to deliver them. Can you tell us what you have experienced and undergone during these times?
The first time, a soul asked me if I wouldn't mind suffering for three hours in my body for her, and that afterwards I could resume working. I said to myself: "If it will all be over after three hours, I could accept it." During those three hours, I had the impression that it lasted three days, it was so painful. But at the end, I looked at my watch, and I saw that it had only lasted three hours. The soul told me that by accepting that suffering with love for three hours, I had saved her twenty years of Purgatory!
Yes, but why did you suffer for only three hours to avoid twenty years of Purgatory? What did your sufferings have that was worth more?
It is because suffering on earth does not have the same value. On earth, when we suffer, we can grow in love, we can gain merits, which is not the case with the sufferings in Purgatory. In Purgatory, the sufferings serve only to purify us from sin. On earth, we have all the graces. We have the freedom to choose.
All of this is so encouraging because it gives an extraordinary meaning to our sufferings. The suffering which is offered, voluntary or involuntary, even the smallest sacrifices we can make, suffering or sickness, mourning, disappointments... if we live them with patience, if we welcome them in humility, these sufferings can have an unheard-of power to help souls.
The best thing to do, Maria tells us, is to unite our sufferings to those of Jesus, by placing them in the hands of Mary. She is the one who knows best how to use them, since often we ourselves do not know the most urgent needs around us. All this, of course, Mary will give back to us at the hour of our death. You see, these sufferings offered will be our most precious treasures in the other world. We must remind each other of this and encourage each other when we suffer.
Let me add something important: the souls in Purgatory can no longer do anything for themselves; they are totally helpless. If the living do not pray for them; they are totally abandoned. Therefore, it is very important to realize the immense power, the incredible power that each one of us has in our hands to relieve these souls who suffer.
We wouldn't think twice about helping a child who has fallen in front of us from a tree, and who had broken his bones. Of course, we would do everything for him! So, in the same way, we should take great care of these souls who expect everything from us, attentive to the slightest offering, hopeful for the least of our prayers, to relieve them from their pain. And it might be the finest way to practice charity.
Maria, why can one no longer gain merits in Purgatory, when one can on earth?
Because at the moment of death, the time to earn merits is over. For as long as we are living on earth, we can repair the evil we have done. The souls in Purgatory envy us of this opportunity. Even the angels are jealous of us, for we have the possibility of growing for as long as we are on earth.
But often, the suffering in our lives leads us to rebellion, and we have great difficulty in accepting and living it. How can we live suffering so that it bears fruit?
Sufferings are the greatest proof of the love of God, and if we offer them well, they can win many souls.

But how can we welcome suffering as a gift, and not as a punishment (as we often do), as a chastisement?
We must give everything to Our Lady. She is the one who knows best who needs such and such an offering in order to be saved.
We should not always consider sufferings as a punishment. It can be accepted as expiation not only for ourselves, but above all for others. Christ was innocence itself, and He suffered the most for the expiation of our sins. Only in Heaven will we know all that we have obtained by suffering with patience in union with the sufferings of Christ.

Maria, do the souls in Purgatory rebel when faced with their suffering?
No! They want to purify themselves; they understand that it is necessary.
What is the role of contrition or repentance at the moment of death?
Contrition is very important. The sins are forgiven, in any case, but there remains the consequences of sins. If one wishes to receive a full indulgence at the moment of death — that means going straight to Heaven — the soul has to be free from all attachment.
Maria, I would like to ask you: at the moment of death, is there a time in which the soul still has the chance to turn towards God, even after a sinful life, before entering into eternity — a time, if you like, between apparent death and real death?
Yes, yes! The Lord gives several minutes to each one in order to regret his sins and to decide: I accept, or I do not accept to go and see God. Then we see a film of our lives.
I knew a man who believed in the Church's teachings, but not in eternal life. One day, he fell gravely ill and slid into a coma. He saw himself in a room with a board on which all his deeds were written, the good and the bad. Then the board disappeared as well as the walls of the room, and it was infinitely beautiful. Then he woke up from his coma, and decided to change his life.
Maria, does the devil have permission to attack us at the moment of death?
Yes, but man also has the grace to resist him, to push him away. So, if man does not want anything to do with him, the devil can do nothing.
Maria, what advice would you give to anyone who wants to become a saint here on earth?
Be very humble. We must not be occupied with ourselves. Pride is evil's greatest trap.
Maria, please tell us: can one ask the Lord to do one's Purgatory on earth, in order not to have to do it after death?
Yes. I knew a priest and a young woman who were both ill with tuberculosis in the hospital. The young woman said to the priest: "Let's ask the Lord to be able to suffer on earth as much as necessary in order to go straight to Heaven." The priest replied that he himself didn't dare to ask for this. Nearby was a religious sister who had overheard the whole conversation. The young woman died first, the priest died later, and he appeared to the sister, saying: "If only I had had the same trust as the young woman, I too would have gone straight to Heaven."
Maria, are there different degrees in Purgatory?
Yes, there is a great difference of degree of moral suffering. Each soul has a unique suffering, particular to it; there are many degrees.
Maria, are the sufferings in Purgatory more painful than the most painful sufferings on earth?
Yes, but in a symbolic way. It hurts more in the soul.
Maria, you know, many people today believe in reincarnation. What do the souls tell you concerning this subject?
The souls say that God gives only one life.
But some would say that just one life is not enough to know God and to have the time to be really converted, that it isn't fair. What would you reply to them?
All people have an interior Faith (conscience); even if they do not practice, they recognize God implicitly. Someone who does not believe — that doesn't exist! Each soul has a conscience to recognize good and evil, a conscience given by God, an inner knowledge — in different degrees, of course, but each one knows how to discern good from evil. With this conscience, each soul can become blessed.
What happens to people who have committed suicide? Have you ever been visited by these people?
Up to now, I have never encountered the case of a suicide who was lost — this doesn't mean, of course, that that doesn't exist — but often, the souls tell me that the most guilty were those around them, when they were negligent or spread calumny.
At this moment, I asked Maria if the souls regretted having committed suicide. She answered yes. Often, suicide is due to illness. These souls do regret their act because, as they see things in the light of God, they understand instantly all the graces that were in store for them during the time remaining for them to live — and they do see this time which remained for them, sometimes months or years —– and they also see all the souls they could have helped by offering the rest of their lives to God. In the end, what hurts them most is to see the good that they could have done but didn't, because they shortened their lives. But when the cause is illness, the Lord takes this into account, of course.

Are there priests in Purgatory?
Yes, there are many. They didn't promote respect for the Eucharist. So Faith overall suffers. They are often in Purgatory for having neglected prayer — which has diminished their Faith. But there are also many who have gone straight to Heaven.
What would you say, then, to a priest who really wants to live according to the Heart of God?
I would advise him to pray much to the Holy Spirit — and to say his Rosary every day.
Have you been visited by souls who, on earth, practiced perversions? I am thinking, for example, about the sexual domain.
Yes, they are not lost, but they have much to suffer to be purified. For example: homosexuality. This truly comes from the Evil One.
What advice would you give, then, to all those people afflicted by homosexuality, with this tendency in them?
Pray a lot for the strength to turn away from it. They should above all pray to the Archangel Michael; he is the great fighter par excellence against the Evil One.
What are the attitudes of heart which can lead us to losing our soul for good, I mean going to Hell?
It is when the soul does not want to go towards God, when it actually says: "I do not want."
Jesus said that it was difficult for a rich person to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. Have you seen such cases?
Yes! But if they do good works, works of charity, if they practice love, they can get there, just like the poor....

So long as we have JESUS CHRIST  in our hearts we need not fear the fire...
                                               Meshach, Shadrach and Abednego