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    "The River of Fire" by A. Kalomiros

    I don't deny the biblical teaching that God is a fire. My question was where does the Bible teach that the Lake of Fire is the love of God. There cannot be darkness and blackness in God, which the damned experience, according to St. Jude. God is light; in him there is no darkness at all (1 John...
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    "The River of Fire" by A. Kalomiros

    I understand the theology. I want to know where the biblical support is for view that the same fire that nourishes saints in heaven torments the damned in the Lake of Fire. Where does the Bible teach that the Lake of Fire is the love of God? Jude 13 says the blackness of darkness is reserved...
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    Tollhouses: purification or condemnation?

    That is not the teaching we get from the toll-houses. Demons accuse us, but in only severe cases do they take a soul to Hell. They don't take us to Hell for "every seeding of a passion" we haven't overcome. That's a straw-man argument. God's love, mercy and the help of angels constantly...
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    Tollhouses: purification or condemnation?

    Next time give the page number. The Toll-Houses is a doctrine of the Orthodox Church, but Orthodoxy distinguishes between dogma and doctrine. I don't see how the toll-houses can't be an article of faith, when it is in Orthodox dogmatic volumes (see below), the Fathers, saints, church services...
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    "The River of Fire" by A. Kalomiros

    I have to ask, where does the Bible teach that Heaven and Hell are the same place. Christ said to the damned, "Depart from me." (Matthew 25:41). This obviously shows that since they are departing from the prescence of Christ, Hell is another location. And where is the evidence that the...
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    "The River of Fire" by A. Kalomiros

    I have questions about the book "The River of Fire." The author claims that the fire of Heaven and Hell is the same. It nourishes the saved, but torments the damned. How does he know this? Where did he get this from? Where is this taught in Scripture? Does this come from theoria (spiritual...
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    Panentheism in Orthodox Christianity

    The watchmaker argument is also a form of the Cosmological argument for a creator. Greeks Fathers used Cosmological proofs, Latin Fathers preferred used proofs.
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    Panentheism in Orthodox Christianity

    That response doesn't apply to the question that was asked, which was specific about clergy. Can you show a clergyman bowing before and kissing a layman on any day other than the forgiveness Sunday ritual?
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    Tollhouses: purification or condemnation?

    SiHandel6r, have you actually read the entire book? I have. Some saints do not use the word "toll-houses," many do. And those who don't clearly refer to the concept The claim that what a person gains from the toll-houses is more important than whether or not you believe in them is patently...
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    Tollhouses: purification or condemnation?

    Gloria, The definitive book on this topic was realased in 2017, called "The Departure of the Soul: According to the Teaching of the Orthodox Church." It is the most comprehensive book on this topic ever written. The Orthodox who reject the doctrine of the toll-houses are influenced by modernism...
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    Panentheism in Orthodox Christianity

    The watchmaker argument is a form of the teleological argument which we see in the teaching of Church Fathers. A Christian cannot accept panentheism, because it is a different worldview than Christian theism. A panentheistic god is not the greatest conceivable being. Read these articles by Craig...
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    The "Arabic" Canons of Nicaea being pro-Papist?

    Please see this video lecture for the facts about the Arabic Canons. The Eastern Orthodox are wrong when they claim these are papal forgeries. They're in over their head.
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