Does Satan Know All the Thoughts & Plans of Man?

by St. Macarius the Great If one man is with another person and knows things concerning him, and if you, twenty years old, know things concerning your neighbour, can Satan, who has been with you from birth, not know your thoughts? For he is already many years old. Still we do not say that before he […]

The Incomprehensibility of Sin: A Problem for Apologetics

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon Following the lead of Holy Scripture, the Church has consistently proclaimed that Christ is victorious over three enemies: Sin, Death, and Satan. All three, alas, pose special difficulties for those outside the Christian faith we are proposing to them. We Christians understand sin, for instance, in a way nearly incomprehensible […]

Hemmed in by Glory

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon I wonder how many of us have considered what is implied by the juxtaposition of two biblical verses that are, I concede, juxtaposed but rarely. The first verse, from Isaiah, contains the angelic declaration, “Heaven and earth are full of Thy glory.” The second verse, from Job, contains the Tempter’s […]

Christ and the End of Satan’s Dominion

By St. Nikolai Velimirovich “O thou enemy, thy destructions are come to a perpetual end, even as the cities which thou hast destroyed; thy memorial is perished with a roar” (Psalm 9:6). The enemy of the human race, the murderer of men from the very beginning, has used every weapon and intrigue against man. He […]