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Jan
5
comment How can the Son not know what the Father knows?
@robert bristow-johnson thanks for your good advice
Jan
4
comment When was the title of “Mother of God” first ascribed to Mary?
@Narnian don't be lazy, I already gave you the hint. If consider this info capital buy the book and read it
Jan
1
comment How can the Son not know what the Father knows?
@Affable Geek if somebody took in serious your answer, will end into doubts about Trinity and heretical understanding. I invite you to study the book referenced in my answer to graft your soul
Dec
31
comment Is God in control?
I think that ultimate control belongs to the human being. A human being can choose to put his life in God's hands, to give Him power to provide good options for our life.
Dec
5
comment What is the scope of God's will?
Gods made us gods, to decide courses of actions independently by his will .. when He teach us to say <<and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who have sinned against us>>, He gave us power to choose between forgiven sins and unforgiven sins
Dec
5
comment How does the Bible differentiate between sickness and sin?
let us continue this discussion in chat
Dec
5
comment How does the Bible differentiate between sickness and sin?
@DJClayworth: Not because they couldn't be sure. Just because this doesn't match the truth, when a sinner judges another sinner. Remember John 8.
Dec
5
comment How does the Bible differentiate between sickness and sin?
@DJClayworth: because they guessing; even if guessing is according with reality or not, the conforters cannot say the truth; sins of Job is not their job; same archangel says: "in the holy heavens no human deeds are evaluated in and of themselves, but only in the light of the sort of motives and quality of the will with which these deeds are performed" (tzarlazar.tripod.com/lazar08.htm)
Dec
5
comment How does the Bible differentiate between sickness and sin?
@DJClayworth: The "blindness from birth" of Bartimaeus is not a disease, is just a lack. Disease is when "life" is replaced with "death". God doesn't do this replacement. About Job, don't be so sure. In Orthodox tradition is known (an archangel says): he entered into a debate with the Creator (tzarlazar.tripod.com/lazar05.htm)
Nov
26
comment What does the Bible say in regards to technological development?
technological development proves doesn't serve the purpose of life, i.e. salvation of the soul .. it tends to push humanity into self-idolatry and same madness of babel tower .. at most, it can solve the issues raised by same technologised life
Nov
26
comment Are people possessed by demons today? What is the modern Christian perspective?
catholics and anglicans cannot perform exorcisms .. the devils play with them
Nov
26
comment Are people possessed by demons today? What is the modern Christian perspective?
Christians become temples of Holy Spirit when Holy Spirit came and live in their souls .. not all Christians are temples of Holy Spirit, but they can become .. the saints are
Nov
26
comment Are people possessed by demons today? What is the modern Christian perspective?
demonized today are called epileptics
Nov
25
comment What happens with a soul after one's death according to Eastern Orthodox doctrine?
the experts in Eastern Orthodoxy are the saints, temples of Holy Spirit, and Orthodox Tradition keeps their testimonies
Nov
17
comment How do we apply Matthew 12:25
Your question has a simple answer if you change the definition of healing. By example, healing is when somebody finds own soul.
Nov
17
comment Does God control “demons”?
If God controls demons, the demons are not demons .. every thing which come from God's will is not an evil thing, is always good .. sometimes demons make the God's will because they don't see the consequences of their acts as free spirits .. "God's control" can be seen, at most, in that He limits of the free will of these evil spirits to not control the will of others
Nov
17
comment Keep the law OR nail to the cross?
"keeping the Law" and "nailing the Law to the cross" does not contradict .. when somebody "takes his own cross", as God taught us, "the keeping Law" becomes easy, as a consequence of wearing cross .. because the heart is modeled by love of God, and the heart is place where sins can born; the big difference (which you see as contradiction) stand on spirit of the "law keeper" vs spirit of the "God lover"
Nov
17
comment Are natural disasters the result of evil being allowed into our world?
the life is so fragile (Is 40:15), only care of God can sustain it .. but sometimes when God turn his face from the world, because of the human sin, disasters happen .. also, the world is like a garden with herbs and fruits and thistles .. and sometimes, the Gardener need to clean it to not lose fruits and good seeds
Nov
16
comment Where does one draw the line between spritiual attack and spiritual defense?
You are in conflict .. KEEP CALM, JESUS IS COMING - but you feel angered .. you want "to share love of Christ" but your best friend is atheist .. the line between spiritual attack and spiritual defense is in your heart and mind .. KEEP CALM
May
22
comment Is there a biblical basis/justification for requiring a pastor be educated?
@waxeagle I update my answer with Backup section