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  • I can't see what temptations or tribulations one would have after death that one could repent from. Or is it that one knows the sins one has done during life and then can repent after they die? If you can repent after you have died then everyone cou…
  • Try and be blessed, as it says in the 1st Psalm; Blessed is he who walks not in the council of the ungodly. This is righteous. Also the blessings in the beatitutes in the sixth hour gospel. When we read what is blessed, it is a great guide to what…
  • Also Mike that protestants have a moral veiw of the Grace of God, while we receive wisdom through the myseries of God. The moral view maybe good for character and building you up to be righteous and so forth, but it is not deep enough and that is w…
  • Thanks Mina.
  • The love towards God is also a sacrifice of the flesh. If the flesh is sinful, then that flesh needs repentance. Which means it needs correction. If you go to church to repent, fine. But if you are going to churchand believe you can retain your sin …
    in Lgbt Copts Comment by Joshuaa July 7
  • Guilt is a good sign that your conscience is working well and that in that it invites God to heal the problem in our consciences, espeically when we repent.
  • Yes a little quiet time away from the conflict to think things through and hopefully come back humbly not with pride but be reconciled and honest with their responibilites.
  • Thank you mabsoota I felt like crying just knowing you replyed. Thank you also for the wise words and to let you know I am always forgiving of everyone. Forgivement builds trust and that in my prayer and following God's commandments and wisdom I b…
  • Good morning CopticApostateYou are up early. I know your two hours behind me. I think AnthiohianGreek didn't understand your the meaning behind your name and he/she just clicked on to it. Anyway, I still am concerned about the sin in what is happ…
  • You do need support by the sounds of it and don't want to be jealous of our church but maybe you could go to a Greek orthodox church? It sounds like there are environmental issues that aren't helpful with your abilities to socialize and are not trus…
  • Love is also a connection the opposite of separation. If we live in the image of Christ then we connect with Him and we also make a connection with all the ones who also faithfully lived their live's in Christ. Unity is bound by these connections. I…
    in Love is love? Comment by Joshuaa July 4
  • We're on a narrow path and I guess that would be inclusive of those whom are on it and I guess it would seem like a segregation to those whom are not on the narrow path.
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  • Thank you Mike. Some of it because I was upset about something else. But the way we deal with problems is to turn the other cheek. That is receive something wrong with forgiveness. A sinner has sinful thoughts, like jealous person has jealous thoug…
  • It is good you went to church and that you do understand about certain meanings and teachings. Then you would know that we have a God Whom said He created us and basically after death; the world or ourselves, to go back to Him. I'm trying to make…
  • Apologies accepted. I thought there was some force happening for you to accept something and your reactions are understandable. The problem I see is that your reaction was to protect yourself, or protect your dignity and the problem with that is …
  • After Jesus' resurrection, he came back to the apostles for forty days and in that time He taught them how to do church.
  • Sorry to the first to answer this Mike as you would probably have heard too much of me. However, to answer the question of marriage and about re-marrying. When we are married, we are united in one in Christ. So to have this union seperated is ver…
  • Congratulations Studyandlearn on your baptism into the Apostolic church of Saint Mark. God bless.
  • Hello Mitharadir,   If your girlfriend accepts to be baptized into the church and that it is not only that you two can be together. That she comes to the knowledge and wisdom of God in your lives, then she may come to what is good and wise and enc…
    in I need help Comment by Joshuaa June 26
  • Thank you ItalianCoptic. Great advice! Thank you Studyandlearn as well for finding the thread. I think you may may be blessed with great research skills. God's blessings upon you.
  • humility**
  • Hi Studyandlearn I am reminded of the verse in the beatitutes; blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. The other two groups because they have being a recent topic. I have a verse that I inspires me through weakness th…
  • I was in confession talking to Abouna and I made the comment that faith was like a seed that goes on the inside and when we do works that was on the outside and that was the fruit Later after I thought more about it, I was thinking works can be on …
  • Thanks Studyandlearn, I love questions but my environment is not conducive to this. Never mind please pray for me. I would like to some up your questions by saying that I think the best way to evangelize is to be who we are (Ideally) as in our Chris…
  • Hello ntbrandner I just looked it up on the Internet and it says there is a Coptic church at this address: 28445 Port side Avenue, Boise, Idaho 83706. Hope you aren't too far away. God bless you in your search.
    in Hello All! Comment by Joshuaa June 11
  • My worry is that those denominations whom you have mentioned effect the youth of the church to something that is less than the fullness of our faith. So instead, I would have it that to strenghten our own youth in the faith by knowing they are on th…
  • We don't know God's mind but that as the head of the church, which is the body, that keep His commandments to love one another. Pray for peace and love that we all seek unity in the Glory of God.
  • Sorry Mike if you might of felt that I was offending protestants. I pray I'm not, but that I'm trying to point out the inadequate belief they may have that doesn't have the fullness of doctrine that had been handed to the Apostles. I listened briefl…
    in Baptism Comment by Joshuaa June 8
  • The Coptic church does not did have anything to do with politics. So it wouldn't of mattered how big the church was or is. I would forgive the Roman Catholic church as its domain was Europe and it would be very differcult with so many countries who …