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  1. Simona1988

    Has This Happened To You . . . Yet?

    It's an ongoing process. God keeps His part of the contract, but I fail to keep mine.
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    Painful Memories

    Hi! Are those painful memories about some of your past sins? If yes, then I can relate to your pain. Someone said that we are the cruelest judges of ourselves. I know I am. That person also said that we must accept our past, what we did, and transfigure it (find a redeeming meaning in it)...
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    The Crucifixion He Went Through For Me And You

    It's not the fat animal, it's the heart of the one who presents the offering. God never needed animal sacrifice, this was for the people. He wanted their clean hearts. Believe the Bible word for word. If the Bible wanted to say that it smelled "really bad" it would have said those exact words...
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    The Crucifixion He Went Through For Me And You

    History and documentaries tell you a lot about crucifixions, and they are right. But I want to tell you that the Church tells a different story about Christ' crucifixion. It doesn't involve bloody smells and insects... Believe the verse from Ephesians. Believe the truth. Not Mel Gibson or...
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    The Trinity Doctrine in the Bible

    No, the Bible doesn't tell us that "any martyrs.......by lions" Other book gives testimony of their sacrifice: it's called the book of life. My position is: I don't care to know your god. I care to know the martyrs' God (because they amaze me, not an anonymous SDA who pretends to be a genuine...
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    The Crucifixion He Went Through For Me And You

    You can look at the crucifixion like the world does or you can look at it like the Church does. They have opposing views,
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    The Crucifixion He Went Through For Me And You

    It is mentioned in the Bible. Ephesians 5:2
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    The martyrs

    The martyrs played a key role in converting the Roman Empire to Christianity because their sacrifices bore witness of the TRUE LIVING GOD. Martyr means witness and to convert means to convince. In the Greek Orthodox Church they are the pillars of the Church; they are painted on the pillars that...
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    The martyrs

    The martyrs are persons worthy of remembrance and mention and yet, Christians scarcely think about them. It's such a shame! Which is why, I want to start this thread for them. I will start with the stoning of Saint Stephen. The speech he gave in front of the Sanhedrin can be read in Acts 7, I...
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    The Trinity Doctrine in the Bible

    If you study the Bible with the wrong mindset, you won't understand much. Don't read the Bible like a Jew/Muslim/Atheist/Pagan would read it. Read it like the martyrs did. You know, those who were praising joyfully the TRINITARIAN GOD when lions were attacking them. I don't have a problem with...
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    The Trinity Doctrine in the Bible

    When You, O Lord, were baptized in the Jordan / the worship of the Trinity was made manifest / for the voice of the Father bore witness to You / and called You His Beloved Son. / And the Spirit, in the form of a dove, / confirmed the truthfulness of His word. / O Christ, our God, You have...
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    The Trinity Doctrine in the Bible

    When you say 'new to faith' you refer to yourself? ....... Because then you say: Seems to me you already have your mindset on an Individual God. And you are here only to argue and try to prove wrong the believers in a Trinitarian God.
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    The Crucifixion He Went Through For Me And You

    He says 'the smell of blood filled the air and there were gnats and flies gathered in his wounds'. This is not true.
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    Should we be praying for our wicked country and its wicked wicked leadership? I think tje bible says yes

    The prayer is oriented towards the kingdom of God. In another moment of the Divine Liturgy, it is the priest who asks God to remember them in His kingdom: Priest: The President of the United States and all civil authorities and our armed forces everywhere: may the Lord God remember them in His...
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    Jesus after His Resurrection

    "As life-bearing, as more splendid than paradise and more radiant than any royal chamber, O Christ, is shown forth thy tomb, the fountain of our resurrection."
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    Should we be praying for our wicked country and its wicked wicked leadership? I think tje bible says yes

    The Eastern Orthodox Church (of USA) does pray for the president and for the army of the country, like this: Deacon: For the President of the United States and all civil authorities, and for our armed forces everywhere, let us pray to the Lord. Choir: Lord, have mercy. I know this is a very...
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    Jesus after His Resurrection

    I thought I'd accompany the bible verses which describe the discovering of the empty tomb with an icon. :)
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    "Rise up my love, my fair one, and come away."

    Splendid! Thanks for sharing it!
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    St. John Chrysostom's Easter Sermon

    QUOTE="throughfaith, post: 4547320, member: 300037"]This isn't the same thing as you said? When we die our bodies are not a sacrifice to God . They will be redeemed yes ( Rom 8 23 ) ' the adoption ' . But no ones flesh is smelling like mrryh . No verse says this . ( edited ) I DID NOT say...
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    St. John Chrysostom's Easter Sermon

    I am not twisting scripture! I base what I say on Scripture and you don't like that. Have you ever heard of the expression 'sweet Jesus'? I know you have. Well, I assure you that this is not just a mere expression, this is not poetry, this is the REALITY. And if you have never felt the sweet...