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Re: Do you have the habit of making frequent Spiritual Communions?
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2019, 12:23:54 PM »
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some partial indulgences for spiritual Communions. Yet another reason to make them often. And, while all the approved formulas are good and wonderful, Spiritual Communion does not consist only of the external form of words, but above all in the perfect desire of our heart to be made entirely one with Christ; to console Him and to surrender to Him and for Him to live in us and do with us just as He chooses. So, while kissing a crucifix and so on, it is certainly possible to gain the graces of Spiritual Communion. But if we form the explicit intention - and for this the specific prayers are helpful - at least while doing our morning offering, say, of Communicating with Christ Spiritually every third hour or every hour of the day, then we will be more conscious of His Presence in our lives and receive more abundantly of the graces of His Spirit.

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I think frequent communion is a privilege of a select few of the elect.

Are you sure? Discussing it with your Confessor and doing as he directs would be a good idea, Vetus. Here is the Catechism of Trent: "It will therefore be the duty of the pastor frequently to admonish the faithful that, as they deem it necessary to afford daily nutriment to the body, they should also feel solicitous to feed and nourish the soul every day with this heavenly food. It is clear that the soul stands not less in need of spiritual, than the body of corporal food. Here it will be found most useful to recall the inestimable and divine advantages which, as we have already shown, flow from sacramental Communion. It will be well also to refer to the manna, which was a figure (of this Sacrament), and which refreshed the bodily powers every day. The Fathers who earnestly recommended the frequent reception of this Sacrament may also be cited. The words of St. Augustine, Thou sinnest daily, receive daily, express not his opinion only, but that of all the Fathers who have written on the subject, as anyone may easily discover who will carefully read them.

That there was a time when the faithful approached Holy Communion every day we learn from the Acts of the Apostles. All who then professed the faith of Christ burned with such true and sincere charity that, devoting themselves to prayer and other works of piety, they were found prepared to communicate daily." Spiritual Communions should prepare and dispose us to receive Sacramental Communions with much more burning love for Christ Crucified, but should not take their place.

Below is Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Gospel, explaining His Body is the Bread of Life, needed for any and all of us, and confers eternal life. One's Confessor's direction can safely be followed on how often to receive, but the ideal is to strive to live in such a way so as to receive Our Lord Daily.

In the Gospel of St. Matthew we read, Mat 6:11 "Give us this day our supersubstantial bread." Thus the Saints have ever considered Holy Communion to be our Daily and Supersubstantial Bread. The Manna of old did not have the efficacy that the Bread of Life, Christ's own Flesh, now has. Making an act of faith in His Real Presence in the Sacrament and an act of love and desire to be united to Him by it, we can receive graces from the Sacrament of His Love even many times a day.

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6:50  This is the bread which cometh down from heaven: that if any man eat of it, he may not die.
6:51  I am the living bread which came down from heaven.
6:52  If any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, for the life of the world.
6:53  The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying: How can this man give us his flesh to eat?
6:54  Then Jesus said to them: Amen, amen, I say unto you: except you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you shall not have life in you.
6:55  He that eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood hath everlasting life: and I will raise him up in the last day.
6:56  For my flesh is meat indeed: and my blood is drink indeed.
6:57  He that eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood abideth in me: and I in him.
6:58  As the living Father hath sent me and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, the same also shall live by me.
6:59  This is the bread that came down from heaven. Not as your fathers did eat manna and are dead. He that eateth this bread shall live for ever.
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Re: Do you have the habit of making frequent Spiritual Communions?
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2019, 01:12:27 PM »
Are you sure?

Yes. Well, as far as I'm concerned at least.

The only way I could realistically take Holy Communion weekly (or even daily) was if transubstantiation were demonstrably false and the necessary conditions to partake of the holy bread and wine were just right faith and good standing with the Church. In that scenario, yes.

Or if I lead an ascetic life of mortification, which I don't.
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Re: Do you have the habit of making frequent Spiritual Communions?
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2019, 11:37:36 PM »
I think frequent communion is a privilege of a select few of the elect.

But NOBODY can KNOW that they are elect at all (let alone in the select few). Nor can any spiritual advisor or Saint know this.  So do you basically think nobody should receive frequent communion unless God tells them directly that they are among the chosen few?

What about WEEKLY communion?  Should everybody receive communion only annually, according to the requirement of the Church?

We say "Domine non sum dignus..." and indeed we cannot have sufficient humility when we say this.  But God wants us to also say "sed tantum dic verbo, et sanabitur anima mea".

Might there sometimes be pride in thinking that our unworthiness is so great that it should block God's love? (If one is in the state of mortal sin, he is himself blocking God's love.)

I understand that frequent communion is not a necessity, and I think that some saints have done as you do (and that it was more common in the Church).  I can imagine being too overwhelmed by unworthiness (or the inability to revere and love God enough) sometimes; better than the carelessness with which some come to Communion.  But I think it is a matter of what God wants you to do at each point, not of considering His unknowable eternal destiny for you. How can you know that God does not want to give Himself in frequent Communion even to those who will eventually be damned (they too can sometimes be in the state of grace, and He always tries to reach them)? He gave His intimate friendship to Judas.                 
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Re: Do you have the habit of making frequent Spiritual Communions?
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2019, 12:31:14 PM »
So do you basically think nobody should receive frequent communion unless God tells them directly that they are among the chosen few?

Not really.

By the way, there's no need to write in caps lock. It looks like you're shouting.

What I wrote was that frequent communion is a spiritual privilege of a select few from among the elect. It is a privilege for those who are ascetic and advanced in the spiritual life because they can take it worthily and derive spiritual benefits from it.

What about WEEKLY communion?  Should everybody receive communion only annually, according to the requirement of the Church?

People should receive communion according to what their conscience dictates. At least once a year is the minimum required, the rest really depends on the individual.

The pressure to have communion daily or weekly always seemed to me like a bad idea, to be honest.
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Re: Do you have the habit of making frequent Spiritual Communions?
« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2019, 12:57:56 PM »

The pressure to have communion daily or weekly always seemed to me like a bad idea, to be honest.

Yes, so true. It is the cause of countless sacrilegious communions.
 
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Re: Do you have the habit of making frequent Spiritual Communions?
« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2019, 07:28:39 PM »
As in regular Sacramental Communion, the soul can prepare by Adoration and Reparation before Communion; by offering spiritually the Body and Blood of Jesus to the Eternal Father as in the Chaplet of St. Gertrude, or of the Holy Wounds; or the Divine Mercy, or the Fatima Angel Prayer offering to the Holy Trinity etc. It can also be made after the Rosary or one's other daily prayers.

What am I thinking.  Besides kissing the Crucifix numerous times a day I do say the St. Gertrude prayer every morning.  So I guess I could have said Yes I do make Spiritual Communions.  I should say the St. Gertrude prayer a few times through the day though.
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Re: Do you have the habit of making frequent Spiritual Communions?
« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2019, 08:26:41 PM »


So do you basically think nobody should receive frequent communion unless God tells them directly that they are among the chosen few?

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But NOBODY can KNOW that they are elect at all (let alone in the select few).             
By the way, there's no need to write in caps lock. It looks like you're shouting.

I do try to avoid long stretches of caps lock for that reason.  But I use it for emphasis, or to hint at something that is not explicitly said. E.g "KNOW" means "know for certain, as opposed to only strongly feeling" (one could strongly feel that they are elect or reprobate, and even call it "knowing", without knowing it for certain). 

Isn't emphasis that is clear when we speak sometimes lost when we write?  Even when someone ought to understand the emphasis from what is written, they don't always do so. We read our own writing and our intended emphasis is obvious in our own mind, but maybe not to others.

Anyway I will try to tone down my use of caps lock  (using italics or nothing) (especially for you  ;)).  Maybe I'll start a thread on Coffee Pot to see what other people think (or maybe I won't). Maybe I am just being annoying.
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Re: Do you have the habit of making frequent Spiritual Communions?
« Reply #22 on: February 09, 2019, 10:52:05 PM »
Our Lord asks us to receive Him frequently simply because He loves us and wants to pour out His Goodness and Grace upon us, making us strong and unlikely to fall. Holy Communion is the Safe, Short and Sweet way to Heaven. Our patron Pope St. Pius X was a great proponent of frequent Communion. The Catechism of Trent quotes Acts (2:42;46-47) to show the early Christians were accustomed to receive this Daily Bread daily. It is better to follow a Confessor's advice, thus taking away all danger of self-will in the matter. The Church, and even Christ Himself sometimes with special favours, has shown a clear preference for the faithful to communicate more frequently, once some basic precautions have been taken first. It is good to Communicate weekly and Confess monthly but even better to Communicate daily and Confess weekly. One's intention in receiving Holy Communion must simply be (1) to be more detached from the world (2) to advance in the Love of Jesus Christ.

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“A certain man made a great supper.” LUKE xiv. 16.

"IN the gospel of this day we read that a rich man prepared a great supper. He then ordered one of his servants to invite to it all those whom he should find in the highways, even though they were poor, blind, and lame, and to compel those who should refuse, to come to the supper. “Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled” (v. 20). And he added, that of all those who had been invited and had not come, not one should ever partake of his supper. “But I say unto you, that none of those men that were invited shall taste of my supper” (v. 24).

This supper is the holy communion; it is a great supper, at which all the faithful are invited to eat the sacred flesh of Jesus Christ in the most holy sacrament of the altar. “Take ye and eat: this is my body.” (Matt. xxiv. 26.) Let us then consider today, in the first point, the great love which Jesus Christ has shown us in giving us himself in this sacrament; and, in the second point, how we ought to receive him in order to draw great fruit from the holy communion.

First Point

On the great love which Jesus Christ has shown us in giving us himself in this sacrament.


1. ”Jesus, knowing that his hour was come that he should pass out of this world to the Father, having loved his own that were in the world, he loved them unto the end. ”(John xiii. 1.) Knowing that the hour of his death had arrived, Jesus Christ wished, before his departure from this world, to leave us the greatest proof which he could give of his love, by leaving us himself in the holy eucharist.

”He loved them to the end. That is, according to St. Chrysostom, ”with an extreme love.” St. Bernardino of Sienna says that the tokens of love which are given at death make a more lasting impression on the mind, and are more highly esteemed. ”Quć in fine in signum amicitić celebrantur, firmius memorić imprimuntur et cariora tenentur.”

But, whilst others leave a ring, or a piece of money, as a mark of their affection, Jesus has left us himself entirely in this sacrament of love.

2. And when did Jesus Christ institute this sacrament? He instituted it, as the Apostle has remarked, on the night before his passion . “The Lord Jesus, the same night on which he was betrayed, took bread, and giving thanks, broke and said: “Take ye and eat: this is my body.” (1 Cor. xi. 23, 24.)

Thus, at the very time that men were preparing to put him to death, our loving Redeemer resolved to bestow upon us this gift. Jesus Christ, then, was not content with giving his life for us on a cross: he wished also, before his death, to pour out, as the Council of Trent says, all the riches of his love, by leaving himself for our food in the holy communion. “He, as it were, poured out the riches of his love towards man.” (Sess. 13, cap. ii.)

If faith had not taught it, who could ever imagine that a God would become man, and afterwards become the food of his own creatures? When Jesus Christ revealed to his followers this sacrament which he intended to leave us, St. John says, that they could not bring themselves to believe it, and departed from him saying: ”How can this man give us his flesh to eat ?…This saying is hard, and who can hear it?” (St. John vi. 53, 61.) But what men could not imagine, the real love of Jesus Christ has invented and effected. ”Take ye and eat: this is my body.” These words he addressed to his apostles on the night before he suffered, and he now, after his death, addresses them to us.

3. “How highly honoured, ” says St. Francis de Sales, “would that man fed to whom the king sent from his table a portion of what he had on his own plate? But how should he feel if that portion were a part of the king‟s arm?” In the holy communion Jesus gives us, not a part of his arm, but his entire body in the sacrament of the altar. “He gave you all,” says St. Chrysostom, reproving our ingratitude, ”he left nothing for Himself. ”

And St. Thomas teaches, that in the eucharist God has given us all that he is and all that he has. “Deus in eucharistia totum quod est et habet, dedit nobis.” (Opusc. 63, c. ii.) Justly then has the same saint called the eucharist”a sacrament of love; a pledge of love. ”“Sacramentum charitatis pignus charitatis.”

It is a sacrament of love, because it was pure love that induced Jesus Christ to give us this gift and pledge of love: for he wished that, should a doubt of his having loved us ever enter into our minds, we should have in this sacrament a pledge of his love.

St. Bernard calls this sacrament”love of loves.”“Amor amorum.” By his incarnation, the Lord has given himself to all men in general; but, in this sacrament, he has given, himself to each of us in particular, to make us understand the special love which he entertains for each of us.

4. Oh! how ardently does Jesus Christ desire to come to our souls in the holy communion! This vehement desire he expressed at the time of the institution of this sacrament, when he said to the apostles: ”With desire I have desired to eat this Pasch with you.” (Luke xxii. 15.)

St. Laurence Justinian says that these words proceeded from the enamoured heart of Jesus Christ, who, by such tender expressions, wished to show us the ardent love with which he loved us. ”This is the voice of the most burning charity. ”Flagrantissimć charitatis est vox hćc.” And, to induce us to receive him frequently in the holy communion, he promises eternal life that is, the kingdom of heaven to those who eat his flesh. ”He that eateth this bread shall live for ever.” (John vi. 59.)

On the other hand, it threatens to deprive us of his grace and of Paradise, if we neglect communion. ”Except you eat the flesh of the Son of Man, and drink his blood, you shall not have life in you.” (John vi. 54.) These promises and these threats all sprung from a burning desire to come to us in this sacrament.

5. And why does Jesus Christ so vehemently desire that we receive him in the holy communion? It is because he takes delight in being united with each of us. By the communion, Jesus is really united to our soul and to our body, and we are united to Jesus. “He that eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood, abideth in me and I in him.” (John vi. 57.) Thus, after communion, we are, says St. Chrysostom, one body and one flesh with Jesus Christ. ”Huic nos unimur, et facti summus unum corpus ut una caro.” (Hom. lxviii. ad Pop. Ant.)

Hence St. Laurence Justinian exclaims: “Oh! how wonderful is thy love, O Lord Jesus, who hast wished to incorporate us in such a manner with thy body, that we should have one heart and one soul inseparably united with thee.” Thus, to every soul that receives the eucharist, the Lord says what he once said to his beloved servant Margaret of Ipres ”Behold, my daughter, the close union made between me and thee; love me, then, and let us remain for ever united in love: let us never more be separated.”

This union between us and Jesus Christ is, according to St. Chrysostom, the effect of the love which Jesus Christ bears us. ”Semetipsum nobis immiscuit, ut unum quid simus ardentur enim amantium hoc est. ” (Hom. lxi.) But, Lord, such intimate union with man is not suited to thy divine majesty.

But love seeks not reason; it goes not where it ought to go, but where it is drawn. ”Amor ratione caret, et vadit quo dicitur, non quo debeat.” (Serm. cxliii.) St. Bernardino of Sienna says that, in giving himself for our food, Jesus Christ loved us to the last degree; because he united himself entirely to us, as food is united to those who eat it. “Ultimus gradus amoris est, cum se dedit nobis in cibum quia dedit se nobis ad omnimodam unionem, sicut cibus et cibans, invicem uniuntur.” (Tom. 2, Serm. liv.)

The same doctrine has been beautifully expressed by St. Francis de Sales. ”No action of the Saviour can be more loving or more tender than the institution of the holy eucharist, in which he, as it were, annihilates himself, and takes the form of food, to unite himself to the souls and bodies of his faithful servants.”

6. Hence, there is nothing from which we can draw so much fruit as from the holy communion. St. Denis teaches, that the most holy sacrament has greater efficacy to sanctify souls than all other spiritual means. ”Eucharistia maxim am vim habet perficiendć  sanctitatis.”

St. Vincent Ferrer says, that a soul derives more profit from one communion than from fasting a week on bread and water. The eucharist is, according to the holy Council of Trent, a medicine which delivers us from venial, and preserves us from mortal sins. “Antidotum quo a culpis quotidianis liberemur, et a rnortalibus prćservemur.” Jesus himself has said, that they who eat him, who is the fountain of life, shall receive permanently the life of grace. “He that eateth me, the same shall also live by me.” (John vi. 58.)

Innocent the Third teaches, that by the passion Jesus Christ delivers us from the sins we have committed, and by the eucharist from the sins we may commit. According to St. Chrysostom, the holy communion inflames us with the fire of divine love, and makes us objects of terror to the devil. ”The eucharist is a fire which inflames us, that, like lions breathing fire, we may retire from the altar, being made terrible to the devil.” (Hom. lxi. ad Pop. Ant.)

In explaining the words of the Spouse of the Canticles, “He brought me into the cellar of wine; lie set in order charity in me” (ii. 4.) St. Gregory says, that the communion is this cellar of wine, in which the soul is so inebriated with divine love, that she forgets and loses sight of all earthly things.

7. Some will say: ”I do not communicate often; because I am cold in divine love.” In answer to them Gerson asks, Will you then, because you feel cold, remove from the fire? When you are tepid you should more frequently approach this sacrament. St. Bonaventure says: ”Trusting in the mercy of God, though you feel tepid, approach: let him who thinks himself unworthy reflect, that the more infirm he feels himself the more he requires a physician” (de Prof. Rel., cap. lxxviii).

And, in”The Devout Life,” chapter xx., St. Francis de Sales writes: ”Two sorts of persons ought to communicate often: the perfect, to preserve perfection; and the imperfect, to arrive at perfection.” It cannot be doubted, that he who wishes to communicate should prepare himself with great diligence, that he may communicate well. Let us pass to the second point.

Second Point

On the preparation we ought to make in order to derive great fruit from the holy communion.


8. Two things are necessary in order to draw great fruit from communion preparation for, and thanksgiving after communion. As to the preparation, it is certain that the saints derived great profit from their communions, only because they were careful to prepare themselves well for receiving the holy eucharist.

It is easy then to understand why so many souls remain subject to the same imperfections, after all their communions. Cardinal Bona says, that the defect is not in the food, but in the want of preparation for it. ”Defectus non in bibo est, sed in edentis dispositione.”

For frequent communion two principal dispositions are necessary. The first is detachment from creatures, and disengagement of the heart from everything that is not God. The more the heart is occupied with earthly concerns, the less room there is in it for divine love. Hence, to give full possession of the whole heart to God, it is necessary to purify it from worldly attachments.

This is the preparation which Jesus himself recommends to St. Gertrude. ”I ask nothing more of thee,” said he to her, ”than that thou come to receive me with a heart divested of thyself.” Let us, then, withdraw our affections from creatures, and our hearts shall belong entirely to the Creator.

9. The second disposition necessary to draw great fruit from communion, is a desire of receiving Jesus Christ in order to advance in his love. ”He,” says St. Francis de Sales, ”who gives himself through pure love, ought to be received only through love.”

Thus, the principal end of our communions must be to advance in the love of Jesus Christ. He once said to St. Matilda: “When you communicate, desire all the love that any soul has ever had for me, and I will accept your love in proportion to the fervour with which you wished for it.”

10. Thanksgiving after communion is also necessary. The prayer we make after communion is the most acceptable to God, and the most profitable to us. After communion the soul should be employed in affections and petitions. The affections ought to consist not only in acts of thanksgiving, but also in acts of humility, of love, and of oblation of ourselves to God.

Let us then humble ourselves as much as possible at the sight of a God made our food after we had offended him. A learned author says that, for a soul after communion, the most appropriate sentiment is one of astonishment at the thought of receiving a God. She should exclaim: ”What! a God to me! a God to me!” Let us also make many acts of the love of Jesus Christ.

He has come into our souls in order to be loved. Hence, he is greatly pleased with those who, after communion, say to him: “My Jesus, I love thee; I desire nothing but thee.” Let us also offer ourselves and all that we have to Jesus Christ, that he may dispose of all as he pleases: and let us frequently say: ”My Jesus, thou art all mine; thou hast given thyself entirely to me; I give myself entirely to thee.

11. After communion; we should not only make these affections, but we ought also to present to God with great confidence many petitions for his graces. The time after communion is a time in which we can gain treasures of divine graces. St. Teresa says, that at that time Jesus Christ remains in the soul as on a throne, saying to her what he said to the blind man: ”What wilt thou that I should do to thee ?” (Mark x. 51.) As if he said: ”But me you have not always.” (John xii. 8.)

Now that you possess me within you, ask me for graces: I have come down from heaven on purpose to dispense them to you; ask whatever you wish, and you shall obtain it. Oh! what great graces are lost by those who spend but little time in prayer after communion. Let us also turn to the Eternal Father, and, bearing in mind the promise of Jesus Christ “Amen, amen, I say to you, if you ask the Father anything in my name, he will give it you” (John xvi. 23) let us say to him: My God, for the love of this thy Son, whom I have within my heart, give me thy love; make me all thine. And if we offer this prayer with confidence, the Lord will certainly hear us. He who acts thus may become a saint by a single Communion."
Please Consecrate yourself to the Immaculate Heart daily, especially in the Sacred Month of August: Do never secede for any pretended reason from the Pope and the Bishops, and pray and work for the Pope and the Bishops to Consecrate Russia one day, as they infallibly will quite soon. Consecrate Russia yourself in Communion and in Union with the Pope and Bishops. Please consecrate aborted babies every day. You can save unborn children with every prayer for their Baptism that you say and help efficaciously end terrible abortion-killing worldwide.

Mary, our Heavenly Mother, implores those who receive Holy Communion Daily, or at least Weekly, to Offer their Lives. TEXT OF THE LIFE OFFERING, adapted and pluralized: Dear Lord Jesus, before the Holy Trinity, Our Heavenly Mother, and the whole Heavenly Court, united with Your most Precious Blood and Your Sacrifice on Calvary, We hereby Offer our whole Lives to the Intention of Your Sacred Heart and to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Together with our life, we place at Your disposal all Holy Masses, all our Holy Communions, all Rosaries, all acts of consecration, all our good deeds, all our sacrifices, and the suffering of our entire life for the Adoration and Supplication of the Holy Trinity, for Unity in our Holy Mother Church, for the Holy Father, Pope Francis the First; and for His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI. For His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, that they may re-unite their flocks with the Catholic Church, and there may soon be but One Fold and One Shepherd. For all the Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, for all Bishops of the Universal Church that they may be true Apostles and Shepherds; and for Priests, Nuns and Monks, for good Priestly and Religious Vocations, and for All Souls until the end of the world. O my Jesus, please accept our life Sacrifice and our offerings and give us Your grace that we may all persevere obediently until death. Amen." https://marianapostolate.com/life-offering/ Please pray this daily and you and your family will be saved. You will avoid Purgatory.

A simple effective way for thousands of us to save millions of souls. Please also offer the Precious Blood of Jesus' Heart to the Eternal Father, and our Lives in Sacrifice in Union with It, and with Mary's Immaculate Heart, that Jerusalem may be saved, Judah be restored, and the Jews may at long last happily be returned to saving Faith in Jesus Christ.
 
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