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  • Apr 23
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    my traditional church became a pentecostal church overnight

  • Apr 23
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    Christos Anesti

  • Apr 24
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    Christos

    my traditional church became a pentecostal church overnight

    how does that even happen?

  • CKL TML 馃尯
    Apr 24
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    Just met a christian for the first time that actually "fasted" for 6 weeks. Real one

  • Psychodrama

    Christos Anesti

    螒位畏胃蠋蟼 螒谓苇蟽蟿畏

  • Apr 24
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    commonwrongdoer

    how does that even happen?

    new pastor

  • Christos

    new pastor

    The whole congregation went with it?

  • May 1

    it鈥檚 never too late and we鈥檙e never too far gone 鉂わ笍鉁濓笍

  • Been learning about repentance and Gods grace, such a gracious God.

    Only want to do it right and on the narrow path moving forward.

  • yoooo add me to the list! I'm an Orthodox Christian. This is the first time I see this thread and I'm glad this exists

  • May 4
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    Opinions on experiences and descriptions of angels in the Old Testament, like Ezekiel鈥檚?


    Are Ezekiel鈥檚 visions meant to be taken literally? There鈥檚 different literary styles used in different books of the Bible, I鈥檓 not really sure what to make of the book of Ezekiel.

  • pride and despair are according to aquinas, very similiar. And are motivated by the same desire to play God. this echoes in the doomer mindset which seemingly has a total lack of humility of the fact that even the wisest among us do not know what is to come or how things will play out

  • Changeofheart

    Opinions on experiences and descriptions of angels in the Old Testament, like Ezekiel鈥檚?


    Are Ezekiel鈥檚 visions meant to be taken literally? There鈥檚 different literary styles used in different books of the Bible, I鈥檓 not really sure what to make of the book of Ezekiel.

    Angel in Greek just means messenger. There's many different types of heavenly beings, with different characteristics. Notice how in the gospels they always look like ordinary humans.
    Ezekiel is a trip, and depending on what chapter you're reading it could be literal or metaphorical.

  • May 28

    augustinian theodicy argues that evil is not a thing which exists in itself, it is not a separate entity in competition with God. evil is simply a pervasion, a negation. it is an aspect of death or withering away, something that has to depend on something good. it is inherently parasitical upon being. when you have something created or a living organism, death is something that depends on that life, it's not something that exists without it. just like darkness in itself does not exist but is merely the lack of light having penetrated the area

    furthermore if we believe God and his creation which proceeds from him, are perfectly good we must affirm that God is in a sense incapable of creating something evil; because creation is good therefore all beings must have in them goodness at least in so far as they participate in being

    human evil is the result of free will, God however judged the existence of free and rational beings as such an enormous good that it justified allowing the possibility that some of them would voluntarily choose to turn away from God and to commit evil

    natural evil (earthquakes, cancer etc) are according to Augustine, the inevitable consequences of finitude. if a finite world exists in which things come into being, and pass out of being, in which things are perishable, and in which there is finitude at all then some degree of falling away from perfection is inevitable and hence there is a kind of metaphysical evil at the core of finite existence

    this then begs the question, if a certain amount of evil is necessarily attendant both to the existence of free rational creatures and more generally to the existence of a finite world at all, then why bother creating the finite world? Augustine has his answer for this too

  • May 29

    Felix culpa

  • Anyone been to a Lutheran church?

  • With God on our side, how can we lose?

  • Jun 15

    @mods I feel like this should be moved to relationship SZN cause we in a relationship with GOD

  • Jun 15

    Nah jokes I ain鈥檛 even a christian, but I fw the Gospel.

  • Jun 15
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    I read God created the sun on the fourth day鈥 it got me wondering鈥 how were the first three days defined?