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  1. TheTrisagion

    Are the Vaccines affecting our spirituality? Orthodox Church Father Savvas.

    We have a community now? Is there like a night where we all get together and play heterosexual board games or something? :LOL:
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    Who is more disliked?

    I don't really think about what Roman Catholics are or are not. My wife and children are United Methodist, and I don't really think about what they are or are not. It isn't really helpful to my walk with Christ or their walk with Christ. I do my best to follow the rules that the Church has put...
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    Save Our Churches - Letter Campaign

    vaccines, apparently. The letter wants Archbishop Elipidophoros to resign for advocacy for COVID vaccines.
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    Why is Orthodoxy a declining denomination?

    Anything you don't want to answer, you claim will result in the thread being locked, yet the moderators haven't locked the thread yet, and the only warning they passed out was for you not citing your sources. It is very apparent that you aren't interested in having a conversation about these...
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    Why is Orthodoxy a declining denomination?

    My point was that it doesn't say anything about pork.
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    Why is Orthodoxy a declining denomination?

    Saint Peter says this in Acts 15: 18 “Known to God from eternity are all His works. 19 Therefore I judge that we should not trouble those from among the Gentiles who are turning to God, 20 but that we write to them to abstain from things polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from things...
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    Why is Orthodoxy a declining denomination?

    Just so I get this straight because I honestly am rather curious about all this. The history of the Christian faith according to you, Jesus comes and is a good Jewish fellow, but definitely not God. Is like a demigod, or just a really good man? He dies (do you believe that He resurrects too?)...
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    Why is Orthodoxy a declining denomination?

    I still can't wrap my head around the assertion that the Bible never says Jesus is God. What do you do with passages like 2 Peter 1:1 or the first chapter of John?
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    Why is Orthodoxy a declining denomination?

    Not to be unkind, but I thought you said you read the Bible since you left the Orthodox Church? How does one read the Book of John, Peter's epistles, Paul's epistles, and not come to the conclusion that it professes Christ's divinity? Do Messianic Jews not accept the New Testament as part of...
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    Why is Orthodoxy a declining denomination?

    At some point, Gnosticism was the fastest growing sect of Christianity. At various points in history, so were Arianism, Marcionism, Montantism and many others. Fastest growing is completely irrelevant to truth. That being said, the fact that countries with high Orthodox populations tend to be...
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    Religious Exemption for Vaccines No Longer Allowed Under GOARCH

    I understand how some people refuse to get any vaccines on the basis of the fetal cell issue. I don't agree with it, but I understand their thinking. I really don't understand the people that will get some vaccines, but are somehow opposing the COVID vaccines on religious grounds. That makes no...
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    Question about Mull Monastery

    Oooh! I missed this channel. Thanks! It looks like they are doing well, so that is good to see.
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    Atheist/agnostic return to the Church?

    I don't think we ever have to give up on that honesty. I'm Orthodox, but I doubt all the time. I do my best to believe in God, but I also can't say with any confidence that I have a faith that doesn't question His existence or if He does exist, why He does what he does. It is very difficult as a...
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    Question about Mull Monastery

    I found a YouTube channel awhile back called Mull Monastery that I really enjoyed. They were posting regular content and then all the sudden, it just ended. I've checked their online profiles and it looked like everything just stopped. I also emailed Fr. Seraphim, but never received a response...
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    Blog Post: An Open Letter to the Assembly of Bishops

    If you are too afraid to put your name at the bottom of a letter, you can't expect bishops to take much interest in what you have to say.
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    only 62% of the greek new testament can be recompiled from the variant manuscripts

    If all Jesus was saying was that He is a messenger just like Moses, why did the religious leaders repeatedly accuse him of and eventually kill Him for blasphemy? That seems like a pretty easy thing to clear up. Jesus would just need to say "No, no, you are misunderstanding me. I would never...
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    only 62% of the greek new testament can be recompiled from the variant manuscripts

    Really? If you are making the argument that Jesus is a "god" just like Moses is a "god", then why does Jesus say that He alone is set apart as the Father's very own and sent into the world? He claims that he is entitled to the title of God's Son because He is the one who the Father set apart and...
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    Former converts, why did you leave?

    I'm saying that Buddhism is superior to what Nietzsche proposed. I know Nietzsche disagrees, but what I'm saying is that had Nietzsche moderated his views to something more akin to Buddhism, it would have provided a more realistic philosophy to build off of. I agree with pretty much all of...
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    only 62% of the greek new testament can be recompiled from the variant manuscripts

    John 10:30-33 30 I and my Father are one. 31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. 32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? 33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for...
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    Is it possible to be a trinitarian and not fall into heresy?

    I think the problem is is that you don't really understand what you are talking about. In the span of a year, you've gone through how many religions? If you keep changing religions as soon as you hop on to a new website that tells you something that you find somewhat compelling, you are just...