"There is a seductive voice that lurks amongst us as a result of the sin of our first parents. When faced with a choice, Adam and Eve preferred to live in a world without God. The original sin opened a door where we encounter a battle between good and evil. This spiritual battle is ongoing because the Devil will not cease in his desire to destroy any relationship you and I may have with Jesus Christ. Even though the Devil and his fallen angels were originally created naturally good, they made a choice to be like God and thus banished themselves from the Kingdom of Heaven.
"The free choice of the Devil and his fallen legion of demons is the same
choice-temptation we face every day and one that the Devil will try to
entice us to choose something other than Jesus Christ. At the heart of
the fall of our first parents is the complete rejection of God. The
Devil's seductive proposition or temptation was that Adam and Eve would
be like God if they ate of the fruit of the tree of the garden that God
had forbidden them to eat. . . ."
In a recent commentary, Marlon De La Torre, Director of Catechesis for the Diocese of Fort Worth, reflected on how to discern whether the inner voice we are hearing is from God or from the Devil.
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Knowing Is Doing: How do I know its God's voice? (25 OCT 21)