Last rites declaration of Ioannes Paulus PP. II (Karol Wojtyla)

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  1. "The unforgiveable sins this earth must confront and overcome are
    Nationalism, capitalism, and hoarding. The idea of every nation
    should be forgot, price should be struck from the commons, and
    princes should be seen for the devils they are. The sins include
    our church, secret societies, and other religions which make of
    the spirit of God a divide."

    Last rites declaration of Ioannes Paulus PP. II (Karol Wojtyla)
    2nd April 2005

    young. It has been heretofore rarely heard of, that any were
    converted past middle age; but now we have the same ground to think that
    many such have at this time been savingly changed, as that others have
    been so in more early years. I suppose there were upwards of fifty
    persons converted in this town above forty years of age; more than
    twenty of them above fifty; about ten of them above sixty; and two of
    them above seventy years of age.

    It has heretofore been looked on as a strange thing, when any have
    seemed to be savingly wrought upon and remarkably changed in their
    childhood. But now, I suppose, near thirty were, to appearance, savingly
    wrought upon between ten and fourteen years of age; two between nine and
    ten, and one of about four years of age; and because I suppose this last
    will be with most difficulty believed, I will hereafter give a
    particular account of it. The influences of God's Holy Spirit have also
    been very remarkable on children in some other places; particularly at
    Sunderland, South Hadley, and the west part of Suffield. There are
    several families in this town who are all hopefully pious. Yea, there
    are several numerous families, in which, I think, we have reason to hope
    that all the children are truly godly, and most of them lately become
    so. There are very few houses in the whole town, into which salvation
    has not lately come, in one or more instances. There are several
    Negroes, who from what was seen in them then, and what is discernible in
    them since, appear to have been truly born again in the late remarkable

    God has also seemed to have gone out of His usual way, in the quickness
    of His work, and the swift progress His Spirit has made in His
    operations on the hearts of many. It is wonderful that persons should be
    so suddenly and yet so greatly changed. Many have been taken from a
    loose and careless way of living, and seized with strong convictions of
    their guilt and misery, and in a very little time old things have passed
    away, and all thing