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How Many of our Temptations Come From Demons?

May 16, 2014 by  
Filed under Fr. Fortea, Spiritual Warfare, Temptations

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Father Fortea, how many of our temptations come from demons? No one can say what percentage of our temptations comes from demons and what percentage comes from our own weakness. It is true that the devil can tempt us at our weakest point, i.e., with those sins he knows we are particularly vulnerable to committing. But it seems reasonable to think that the greater part of the temptations come from ourselves.... Read More

Temptations: From Ourselves or the Devil?

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Temptations: From Ourselves or From the Devil? Father Fortea, can we distinguish temptations that come from ourselves from those that come from the devil? There is no way to distinguish temptations of demonic origin from those that come from within us. Demons tempt us by infusing thoughts in our minds. In other words, a demon introduces into our reason, memory, and imagination intellectual objects... Read More

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