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How do we know that evil really exists?

October 17, 2018

St. Thomas Aquinas asked a similar question in his treatise De Malo (On Evil). He asked "whether evil is something" and gave a very complex theological answer. I hope to provide here a much simpler answer to his complex...Read more

When danger lurks!

October 16, 2018

When danger lurks, what kind of protection do you seek? Jesus came to free us from the greatest danger of all - the corrupting force of evil which destroys us from within and makes us slaves to sin and Satan...Read more


October 15, 2018

"The result is that the last state of the man is worse than the first." —Luke 11:26 The worst and sometimes last state of a human being is to be repossessed by a devil and newly possessed by several other...Read more

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Psychiatry and Sin

October 17, 2018

So general has the denial of sin been, that it has not been theologians who have resurrected the idea, but psychiatrists. Karl Menninger, of the Menninger Psychiatric Institute of Kansas, has published a book entitled 'What Ever Became of Sin.' He shows the slow devolution of the concept of sin. According to him, moralists stopped preaching about sin because everything was love; then the jurists picked the theme, and sin under law became a crime. Then the psychiatrists took it up from the legalists, and sin then became a symptom or a complex. Some rather tragic effects have resulted from this denial of sin. First of all, we have many complexes that are produced by sin, and we are blind to the true cause, which is guilt. 

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