Went to daring-Dave Armstrong's site via TurretinFan. And found Patty Bonds drooling over one of Dave's posts on masturbation. A tipping point for Dave. And a tipping point for Patty ("an allegedly virtuous device... that I turned into an idolatrous vice").
Have covered that topic extensively at my adult blog... but I thought I'd chronicle Patty's fall from grace here. Patty's drifting from the virtuous church of her childhood... to her fall [a Hebrews 6:6 distinction] into a vacuous cloister of sacraments. From her own testimonies here and here:
As many of you know, Patty is the sister of premier Protestant-apologist James White. And daughter of a Protestant pastor. Born in '56. 'Prayed the prayer' at the age of six. And married at 25. But she converted to Catholicism 16 years ago, despite tremendous opportunity to see Jesus as sufficient. And continues to be a tremendous thorn in James and his fathers side. Her mothers side. And her ex-husbands side.
Patty divorced her husband of 21 years because "he couldn't deal with the fact that I had not been open with him" [her deception and manipulation]. Because "he was not as sensitive as he should have been" [despite going to numerous counseling sessions to deal with her numerous issues]. And because her marriage "wasn't all that it could be" [even after he became a Catholic for her].
Patty later applied for and was granted "the 8th sacrament" (an Annulment). A grand illusion. Was granted the delusion that it never was a "sacramental" marriage. The delusion that it never was a "true" marriage [as if only "sacramental marriages" are "true" marriages]. And now promotes this vacuous delusion.
Patty later applied for and was granted the Sacrament of Consecration. Granted the delusion that she is now a Sacred spouse of Christ [and that her children are now Sacred]. And now promotes this vacuous delusion as well.
She made the Vow of Celibacy in '05. Another vacuous vow. Considering her circumstances. A vow clearly made without an elementary understanding of her "Matthew 19:12 theme". Ans a vow of questionable value at best. From a single mother of three. And a grandmother of one. To now dedicate her life to proclaiming a questionable gospel... while remaining a civil servant.
Yet Patty may be applying for yet another vacuous sacrament soon. The Sacrament of Final Unction.
You see, Patty continues to have her problems. Major physical problems. Patty will be seeing a breast surgeon this week. To have one of her "ladies" taken care of. Something that she "should have done long ago... but had procrastinated". Procrastination "due to a cyst on her kidneys. spots on her lungs, and brain tumors impacting her senses".
Yup, here is a lady that is far from healed. Either physically or spiritually. And of course, it's never her fault. It's her husbands fault, her fathers fault, her mothers fault...
Yet somehow she feels these faults are "re-storing her to the person that she should be". As she continues "trying to restore" her daddy to the person he should be. A daddy of her fantasies.
You see, "Daddy's little girl" continues to accuse her daddy of atrocious things. Fantastical things. And can't get past her fantastical past. An enormously improbable past (considering even some of the factors). A fantastical past that many patients develop after entering therapy. A past that her mother thinks was generated from a therapist at Moody. A therapy that was all the rage at the time. A therapy that has seen numerous lawsuits.
Yet, "Daddy's little girl" continues to slander her father and mother. Knowingly, "trampling on the law of God". The fifth commandment. A commandment granting longevity... for those that honor their father and mother.
And the 'restoring spirit' that Patty thinks she is bringing to bear on her father... is a dishonoring spirit. A malicious spirit. A destructive spirit. A spirit eager to accuse. To accuse her father, mother, husband and brother.
And I should support Patty's spirit? I should pray for Patty?
Well... pray like King David often prayed, perhaps. Imprecatory prayers. Praying against her. Pray that she might fall into the pit... the pit that she laid for her father (Psalm 57:6). Pray that the Patty we currently know "may be no more (Psalm 59:13)".
Or as Oswald Chambers would pray, "Pray that things might get a hundred times worse for her"... that she might see the sufficiency of Jesus. The insufficiency of Rome and the vacuity of her sacraments... including the Final Sacrament.