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Old May 1, '12, 7:40 pm
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I'm posting this here simply because I don't know where else it belongs.

I don't want to be too specific about my thoughts and feelings, because I don't want to find myself regretting this post in the future. However, I feel compelled to express at this moment the joy I have Christ and the hope I have for the future.

I am no Quietist. I emphatically refuse to give in to indifference to my own personal salvation, however great the temptation to this particular sin may be for me. However, I cannot help but rejoice that God has the ultimate victory, whatever my own future.

By the time of the General Judgment, I am convinced, the purposes of God will be revealed, and all questions concerning His allowing evil to occur will be answered. Call it "Protestant" or "emotional", but how can one respond to this truth except by praise? Alleluia!
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Praise God indeed!
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Bless God! Praise Lord!
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Old May 3, '12, 9:41 pm
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[quote=Aelred Minor;9248109

By the time of the General Judgment, I am convinced, the purposes of God will be revealed, and all questions concerning His allowing evil to occur will be answered. ![/QUOTE]

I have had the thought that we will get there and all go "oh. So thats why "

And won't that be a glorious day when we all find out and it all makes sense?
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I grew up Protestant and am seriously considering converting to Catholicism. One of the things that I love about Catholicism is the more sedate (not stoic) approach to worship. Not that there is no emotion, but that the union with God is contemplative and interior. A sort of quiet, personal awe in the grandeur of God.

I'm not even referring to liturgical observance.

Even as a Protestant, I was turned of by the emotional pagentry of the "Praise God" crowd.

Can someone explain or offer thoughts on this? It isn't rooted in malice. I just experience God very interiorly.
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Praise God. Despite everything that happened, He is there to save us.
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Old May 6, '12, 1:35 pm
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I grew up Protestant and am seriously considering converting to Catholicism. One of the things that I love about Catholicism is the more sedate (not stoic) approach to worship. Not that there is no emotion, but that the union with God is contemplative and interior. A sort of quiet, personal awe in the grandeur of God.

I'm not even referring to liturgical observance.

Even as a Protestant, I was turned of by the emotional pagentry of the "Praise God" crowd.

Can someone explain or offer thoughts on this? It isn't rooted in malice. I just experience God very interiorly.
Don't worry about it. There are all kinds of people in the Catholic Church. On the whole it's more "sedate", if you want to put it that way, and that very much includes me too. Note the intellectual material that somehow found its way into the midst of the bizarrely "charismatic" post, and the focus on rather interior things like hope, despair, and temptation to quietistic spirituality.

You can rest assured I wasn't jumping up and down or raising a hand in the air as I typed (though it's possible to find that sort of thing in the Catholic Church, if you look for it).

I guess my post was pretty stupid, looking over it again. The "Protestant" remark most of all. I think I was talking to myself more than to others really, which was not appropriate or smart on a public forum like this. My point was that it is in fact great that God does have the ultimate victory over evil.
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I read,


Raphael's Exhortation
Then Raphael called the two of them privately and said to them, 'Bless God and acknowledge him in the presence of all the living for the good things he has done for you. Bless and sing praise to his name .With fitting honour declare to all people the deeds of God. Do not be slow to acknowledge him. Tobit 12:6.


I am Raphael, one of the seven angels who stand ready and enter before the glory of the Lord.
the two of them were shaken; they fell face down, for they were afraid. But he said to them, 'Do not be afraid; peace be with you. Bless God for evermore. As for me, when I was with you, I was not acting on my own will, but by the will of God. Bless him each and every day; sing his praises. Tobit 12:15-18

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