Looking at it logically, a charismatic question
There is a web page "Unity Publishing"which recently has succinctly put forward some very good thoughts on thinking and catholic logic. Mr Salbato's underlying thought is we do not think properly and have more or less completely forgotten history. He is quite correct.
My thoughts often mesh with his but I want to say that I believe that through concupiscence and procrastination, our prayers which if we are praying correctly should lead to meditation of God, our neighbor and of our actions. Being foolish children we tend and obviously do stop meditating, examining our thoughts and behavior long before we should. I believe by observation and discussing prayer with some of the catholic faithful we get easily satisfied with our state of grace making claims about it that do not hold water compared with for example catholic teaching and the first chapter of the Book of Wisdom
Here is my position on this subject when we look at the sign seekers in our faith, the dreaded catholic pentecostals who stop and are satisfied, because the gift of their version of what tongues are, makes them Holy. I do not for one moment think so and neither do Churchmen, hierarchs or priest who should be using St John Chrysostom's commentary on First Corinthians to correct them. These teachers get on to get by.
Here is a question I have asked and never received an answer but several declarations, "You do not know what you are talking about".
"If, I ask,' some scuzzy person who claims holiness lays hands on you and you fall over slain in the Spirit which by the way is not Heaven's way as in heaven there is no death , why then, if you go to receive Holy Communion, truly believing it is Christ in the Eucharist hidden under the veil of bread and wine, why then do you not immediately pass away rapidly?"
It tells me two things either it is not the Eucharist because of some thought pattern or error they harbor or they really do not believe. Personally I think the sanctuary should be littered with involuntary bodies, although I now expect the usual actions and they will all fall down through hysteria which is commonplace amongst the Charismatic Movement. If one takes the time to study them and question them.
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