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16. Precepts of Faith, Knowledge, and Understanding

1. The precept of faith-the command to believe in thearticles of faith-is given perfectly in the New Law. In the OldLaw, the precept of faith is presupposed; it is understood ingeneral, and not expressed in specific and detailed terms.

2. The Old Law contains precepts of knowledge andunderstanding with reference to man's end. These precepts aremore clearly and perfectly set forth in the New Law.

"The name of Jesus, pronounced with reverence and affection, has a kind of power to soften the heart. "
St Philip Neri

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"A person who rails at God in adversity, suffers without merit; moreover by his lack of resignation he adds to his punishment in the next life and experiences greater disquietude of mind in this life."
St Alphonsus de Liguori

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"When the devil has failed in making a man fall, he puts forward all his energies to create distrust between the penitent and the confessor, and so by little and little he gains his end at last."
St Philip Neri

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