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The History Of The Cure of Souls. The 7 Steps to The Cure of Souls From the Very Beginning The Cure of Souls has been around since before the beginning.

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1 The History Of The Cure of Souls

2 The 7 Steps to The Cure of Souls From the Very Beginning The Cure of Souls has been around since before the beginning of time. The Cure of Souls has been around since before the beginning of time. God is the “Father” of the Cure of Souls. God is the “Father” of the Cure of Souls. He was the first “Curate” when He found Adam and Eve and talked with them about their sin. He was the first “Curate” when He found Adam and Eve and talked with them about their sin.

3 The 7 Steps to The Cure of Souls Sinful Souls Need a Cure God also spoke to Cain, even before Cain’s sin of murder. First he was angry and disobedient. God also spoke to Cain, even before Cain’s sin of murder. First he was angry and disobedient. Sin makes it necessary for our souls to be cured. Sin makes it necessary for our souls to be cured. God desires for us to be in close relationship with Him. God desires for us to be in close relationship with Him.

4 The 7 Steps to The Cure of Souls God Uses People God uses people to be Curates. God uses people to be Curates. –Moses –Aaron –Jacob –Any person who loves God and wants others to understand. –You?

5 The 7 Steps to The Cure of Souls What Does a Curate Do? A Curate is a person who ministers healing to souls. A Curate is a person who ministers healing to souls. Provides spiritual direction and comfort Provides spiritual direction and comfort Extends hospitality Extends hospitality Administers the Sacraments Administers the Sacraments

6 The 7 Steps to The Cure of Souls Curates’ Jobs In the past, Curates held positions in the church subordinate to the pastor, priest, or vicar. In the past, Curates held positions in the church subordinate to the pastor, priest, or vicar. The Curate would hear confession, give counsel from Scripture, and comfort. The Curate would hear confession, give counsel from Scripture, and comfort. They have been in the role of The Cure of Souls from the beginning of recorded time. They have been in the role of The Cure of Souls from the beginning of recorded time.

7 The 7 Steps to The Cure of Souls The Curate One author equates the Curate to the physician of the body, but “even more delicate and complicated than the doctor.” The Curate is also a “teacher, counselor, [and a] shepherd to all sorts and conditions of men.” One author equates the Curate to the physician of the body, but “even more delicate and complicated than the doctor.” The Curate is also a “teacher, counselor, [and a] shepherd to all sorts and conditions of men.”  ~Henry Balform in Christian Preisthood (See complete note in The 7 Steps to the Cure of Souls.)

8 The 7 Steps to The Cure of Souls The Curate Ultimately, the Curate cares for others. Ultimately, the Curate cares for others. This “caring” may involve listening, counseling with Scripture, and keeping another accountable and away from sin. This “caring” may involve listening, counseling with Scripture, and keeping another accountable and away from sin. The Curate always points others to God. The Curate always points others to God.

9 The 7 Steps to The Cure of Souls Spiritual Health Through the years, the church and Christian thinking and influence has declined. Through the years, the church and Christian thinking and influence has declined. Psychiatry and psychoanalysis displaced the role of the Curate. Psychiatry and psychoanalysis displaced the role of the Curate. We have seen mental and emotional care as separate from spiritual health. We have seen mental and emotional care as separate from spiritual health.  Thomas Szasz, The Myth of Psychotherapy

10 The 7 Steps to The Cure of Souls Soul Shepherds We have been given “soul shepherds” or Curates to help the Church. We have been given “soul shepherds” or Curates to help the Church. Curates can help us understand Scripture. Curates can help us understand Scripture. They can help us stay on the right path in life, the path to righteousness. They can help us stay on the right path in life, the path to righteousness.

11 The 7 Steps to The Cure of Souls The Mystery of God Once we see a faint revelation of the mystery of God, the true God, it’s easier to let Him have control of our lives and progress through the seven steps to living in Holiness with Him. Once we see a faint revelation of the mystery of God, the true God, it’s easier to let Him have control of our lives and progress through the seven steps to living in Holiness with Him.

12 The 7 Steps to The Cure of Souls Are You a Curate The Society for The Cure of Souls is a Christian organization based on the precept of Scripture to encourage, pray for, equip, and recognize men and women who desire to serve God through serving others. The Society for The Cure of Souls is a Christian organization based on the precept of Scripture to encourage, pray for, equip, and recognize men and women who desire to serve God through serving others.

13 The 7 Steps to The Cure of Souls The Purpose of the Society To meet the challenges of the 21 st Century by reviving the church’s traditional mission, The Cure of Souls. To meet the challenges of the 21 st Century by reviving the church’s traditional mission, The Cure of Souls.

14 The 7 Steps to The Cure of Souls Who May Join? Any person for whom Jesus Christ if the Lord of their life, and personal Savior– and who believes that Holy Scripture is the inerrant word of God, and that Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Any person for whom Jesus Christ if the Lord of their life, and personal Savior– and who believes that Holy Scripture is the inerrant word of God, and that Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth and the Life. And who believes the Apostles Creed. (found in the book) And who believes the Apostles Creed. (found in the book)

15 The 7 Steps to The Cure of Souls Levels of Membership Member Member Spiritual Director Spiritual Director The Curate of Souls The Curate of Souls Member-in-Training Member-in-Training Partner Partner Benefactor Benefactor Patron Patron

16 The 7 Steps to The Cure of Souls The Society Refer to Appendix B in the book to learn more about the levels available in the Society and the dues. Refer to Appendix B in the book to learn more about the levels available in the Society and the dues. You may also learn more by going to the Web site, You may also learn more by going to the Web site,


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