Private Revelation

Private revelation, for example, which is doctrinally dangerous or which manifests hostility to lawful authority could not come from God. It could even be demonic, especially if there
are extraordinary signs accompanying it. The devil gladly mingles truth and lie to deceive the faithful, dazzling them with signs and wonders to give credence to his message. His purpose is to
separate them from the Church, either by getting them to believe things contrary to the deposit of the faith or to act contemptuously of Church
authority. An attitude of pride and judgement toward the Church is a clear sign of his presence. An alleged revelation may also only be a pious
rambling, consistent with faith and morals, but lacking evidence of being anything more than the product of human effort. No fraud need be
intended, only an active imagination. Finally, it
may be that the doctrine may be sound and there may be phenomena, but insufficient to
demonstrate supernaturality. In this latter case, there would seem to be a possibility of revision.

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