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Lent Day 23: Athanasius: Life of Anthony: Chaps. 21-30

Posted by Luke J. Wilson on 27th March 2017 in Lent | Lent,great lent,fasting,early church fathers,devotional,daily reading,Athanasius,Bishop of Alexandria,Confessor,Doctor of the Church,Anthony the Great,demons,demonology
...weep and lament as though vanquished. Though they may attack us with temptations and evil, ungodly thoughts, like fiery darts flung at our minds, we must remember that “the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world” (1 Jn 4:4) and that by “much prayer and of discipline, that when a man has received through the Spirit the gift of discerning spirits, he may have power to recognise their (the demons) characteristics”, Anthony says, so that we may be like the Apostles who were “not ignorant of [Satan’s] devices” (2 Cor 2:11). Whenever I am weak, then I am strong Anthony continues with his teaching on demons and their deception...
 
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