It might be inferred, moreover, from the swiftness with which punishment followed on the offense in the case of our first parents , although man's mind moves more slowly than that of the angels , and he had more excuse in his own weakness and in the power of his tempter. CCC 677.
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We know that only hearts converted to Love, which is God, can build a better future for all. Gen 1: John Damascene, the Catechism explains that this sinful rebellion is unforgivable, having a permanent and irrevocable character par 393. Some argue that from the nature of the angelic mind and will there was an intrinsic impossibility of repentance.
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Scientism is an offshoot of assumed atheism. He can tempt you into sin much more easily if he can first get you to believe there is no such thing as sin.
Suarez is disposed to admit that he was the highest negatively, i. There can indeed be no doubt that Satan and his rebel angels were very speedily punished for their rebellion. Sign up to receive a weekly email with news, analysis, and commentary from a voice you can trust! Already a member?
You were the seal of resemblance, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. Do you recognize it? In this way we may find that many of them may agree in holding that the angels who sinned had no possibility of repentance.