In English

He creates opportunities (Elder Cleopa Ilie)

3 Οκτωβρίου 2018

Satan pressurizes only because we allow him to, he triggers our passions and the bodily and spiritual urges of our nature. He creates opportunities for sin, always reminds us of the times we’ve fallen, but he doesn’t have permission from God to force us into sin, because then we’d have no guilt and nobody would be able to escape his snares. But if we fall willingly into a decline, if we’re attracted by the bait the devil dangles and give in to sin, then it’s not the devil who’s to blame, but we ourselves.