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  • My prayers for you Dinami. May God grant you peace. After reading your post my first thoughts were drawn to identity and who you are. God, the one who calls Himself I Am, is one who is established in His identity. Unlike us whom grow finding ou…
  • Please copticatheart, we all fall, but when we use a negative inside voice, the devil takes the godliness away from us which is His goodness. Negativity is either not moving or going backwards, while positive thoughts or your inside voice is always …
  • Forgive those whom are misguided monfret. I'm sure the church will keep its integrity and truth and not compremise anything for the sake of any unity with the chalcedons. God gives us always forgiveness and we must do likewise and not buy into th…
  • That's ok Mike and as well we are careful not to judge as it stops the learning processes but always forgive no matter how big the problems. Then we can better understand in depth the issues at hand.
  • The truth Mike is God seeks all mankind for salvation and that is why we evangelize that all may be drawn back to Him. The church is on one straight path and that we need others to be on that path also. We know the ruler of this world is coming and…
  • Repentance is always the key. If there is no repentance then it means we are always hitting the target and that we are perfect. I know it's not true and I believe there needs to be more emphasis and commitment towards repentance than the present st…
  • It sounds like you're wanting to read the bible to hear God's voice. You may hear His voice when you live your life in Him according to the commandments and His wisdom and in humble repentance. I would start at Genesis because you will find the goo…
  • You may of framed your first question a bit awkwardly and has lead to the asumption that the woman you confess to love is all you care about and that is your primary motivation. What would it take to marry her? Shared faith is of course the answer…
  • Agree Mina paying money as a guarantee to go to heaven or have Jesus visit you face to face to totally wrong.
  • I'm sorry Zoxsasi but I can't see any facts in what you are saying. Is the Coptic girl converting to Islam? No Quite the opposite in babros wanting to convert to Orthodoxy. Is the girl poor? We don't know. It seems you are playing to fears for the …
  • I think marriage and baptism certificates are seperate. Not sure about catechism. You might need to do that. I made a big mistake in the weekend where I was asked to be deacon for a wedding this coming weekend by an Ethiopian friend whom is to mar…
  • My prayers for your conversion and marriage babros. I also pray the Holy Spirit guides you in Christ Jesus that if and when you choose to go ahead with this that you will understand the true meaning of love through God. We look at Jesus on the cros…
  • 1. We are we a fallen state which means WE ARE NOT PERFECT. So don't expect things to go perfectly. The images you see in your mind or the porn are perfect women and the situations are easy: perfect. If there is anything perfect it would be that yo…
  • Mina is right in saying to love our enermy and anything else we are called to judgement. The Roman Catholic church has had many problems throughout history and has not dealt properly with them, but due to how europen was formed and even the world …
  • I will discuss the prayer with abouna.
  • Thanks Mina'. Yes we pray for the departed and we had three that departed in a very short time about five years ago and I will never forget their kindness. One was a very big part of organizing my wedding and I miss him and I pray he prays for me. …
  • I pray you do convert, but it may be more than belief. We look for the remission of sin so our souls become purified and that God's work is also done in us via the Holy Spirit. The way we do something is as important as what we believe and that th…
  • Yes Remnkemi is right in his last paragraph. We do seek the salvation of all, but it does come with like the first verse of the first Psalm: Blessed is the man Who walks not in the council of the ungodly. So even if you think you may be giving good …
  • Hi CopticApostate If we are debating, then we are learning. So the message that one gives needs to be something that comes across as something that is beneficial. To criticise things that cannot be changed over night, is not helpful. Yes the chur…
  • Glad to see you're going to see abouna. But the problem is in the sin. If it's jealousy, then you have to look at the mistake so you are able to deal with it. Jealousy is competition in othe words winner/loser. So you were frIends with the Coptic g…
  • Hello sonofpeace,   Here is a some verses about maturity that concern man and how we seek to have Christ as the head (meaning making righteous discisions with His wisdom). As men we have responsibilites to all whom we love and if you were married, t…
  • 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…