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Out of the Fire: On Leaving Roman Catholicism 6 (Fear)

Phyllis Nissila (Put your seatbelt on, here. This ride is a little bumpy at first.) FEAR, B.C. According to my careful Roman Catholic upbringing, topic, “sin,” there are the seven deadlies to watch out for, the eight horribles, the nine … Continue reading

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Out of the Fire: On Leaving Roman Catholicism 5 (From Dust to Redemption)

Phyllis Nissila “There’s never an end to dust and dusting,” my aunt would say as her rag, like a thunderhead, scudded across the yellow oak of her little house. There she lived seventy years with a ball of compulsion closed … Continue reading

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Out of the Fire 4: On Leaving Roman Catholicism (Ashamed or Redeemed?)

Phyllis Nissila ASHAMED “How (Christians) fail every day is noted by God,” said the radio preacher, “and may result in personal shame at the (Bema) judgment seat of Christ.” Her guest concurred, but he was quick to add this “assurance”: … Continue reading

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Out of the Fire 3: On Leaving Roman Catholicism (The Nest)

Phyllis Nissila Reader Dale Rudiger commented on the very first post in this  serious,  https://pnissila.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/out-of-the-fire-on-leaving-roman-catholicism/ , offering what I think is an exceptionally apt  analogy pertaining to why it is so difficult to discern core Gospel truth via the Roman … Continue reading

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Out of the Fire 2: On Leaving Roman Catholicism

Phyllis Nissila THE POWER OF UNCERTAINTY I am reading How Mankind Committed the Ultimate Infamy at Auschwitz, a New History by Laurence Rees. He chronicles the history of the infamous World War II concentration camp with new perspective based on … Continue reading

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