Recently there has been a lot of internet chatter about the existence of Satan after Fr. Arturo Sosa Abascal, the Jesuit’s Superior General, said in a May 31 interview with the Spanish paper El Mundo that Satan is a “symbolic figure” who doesn’t really exist.
“We have created symbolic figures, such as the devil, in order to express [the reality of] evil,” said Abascal when asked if he believes evil is a process of human psychology or comes from a higher being.
In her new book , My Heart Will Triumph Medjugorje visionary Mirjana clearly has a different view about the existence of satan than does Fr Sosa.
“Our Lady also continually warned the parish that the devil was angry, saying in one of the weekly messages, ‘these days Satan wants to frustrate my plans.’ Likewise, she once told me that Jesus struggles for each of us, but the devil tries to interfere.”
“Whenever I come to you, my Son comes with me, but so does Satan,” the Blessed Mother once informed them.
“The devil, she warned, prowls around us and sets traps. He tries to divide and confuse us so that we will generic ativan lorazepam detest ourselves and abandon ourselves to him. An invisible war rages all around us, but Our Lady is here to help us win.” There are those who attempt, even in the name of religion, to vilipend it.
Spirit Daily adds: Perhaps his attacks should come as no surprise, in that the parish was soon to attract millions, including tens of thousands of priests (inspiring many others to become priests), build what may be the busiest set of confessionals (there are dozens) in the Catholic world (yes, more than the Vatican), and establish an annual “youth day” in which up to five hundred priests concelebrate (as just a few examples).
Mirjana, in her book unequivocally speaks about the truth of Satan:
“Although I rarely speak about the devil, I can tell you with certainty that he exists,” writes the visionary. “I saw him once. All I will say is that it was the most terrifying experience of my life, but love drove him away. In that moment, I learned that nothing in this world compares to his ugliness and his hatred for God — but unlike God’s power, his is limited.”
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