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  • People who believe have a unity of faith and it would be very easy to criticise as an outsider when we weren't there. I know someone who was there and saw it, so I have faith because I share it on his honesty and knowing him ( past tense as he has …
  • No Voltaire. I'm sorry I didn't make myself clrarer. It is that Jesus is the head so is the leader so in our following we are ambassadors for Him and in Him. I wasn't thinking about sexual orientation but the remission of sin in which even heterosex…
  • The church has I think by and large, stayed out of politics ( argument ) to keep humble.
  • We ( the church ) are called by Christ and the church comes when it is called and yes it is a hospital where sin is the sickness. What that means is we are all called to be healed and to heal by means of repentance. It is the sacrament of repentance…
  • A Pikhrestos analm epsees.
    in Im back... Comment by Joshuaa May 25
  • Ekhestos anesti Welcome our brother in Christ Jesus. May the Holy Spirit give you inspiration in the gospel of Christ Jesus. Much love and glad you are with us.
    in Im back... Comment by Joshuaa May 25
  • I totalally agree with you Mina. Even on evolution, but for the point it the other post. When I was young and learned about evolution; how the fish came onto land and repeatedly changed it's form to adapt to the enviroment, the question came to my …
  • Could be my english Mina. But isn't the mode His energy?  Luke 8:43-46    Now a woman, having a flow of blood for twelve years, who had spent all her livelihood on physicans and could not be healed by any, 44 came from behind and touched the border …
  • I understand where you are coming from Mina because of your science background, but when we talk of divinity, we are talking about energy. We don't know God's essence, but we do know God by His energy ( expressed by His divinity ).
  • Evolution as the concept of Darwin came out of his protestant background. Which means it was man centred as opposed to the orthodox view, I believe, is God cented. When we talk about the creation of Adam, we are talking about God's nature creating a…
  • I went into a church in Melbourne Australia and everything had coptic artistry in it, even the pews. So beautiful that I wish more churches were like that. I didn't see any more. But the fine detail was stunning.
  • They probably should be debating their moral standpoint with Jews. Because the Jews focas on morality much more because they follow the law given to Moses, whereas, ChristIan see the fulfillment of the law in Christ Jesus, which gives us a spiritua…
  • I sit and listen when abouna gives the sermon. Also when in prostration, I cross my thumbs over my forefingers to make the sign of the cross.
  • No I'm not saying athiests are anti-social, but that I was alluding to the transformation of someone who may be regarded as doing something evil, to someone who has the qualities that I mentioned. You know the story of St Paul, formerly known as Sa…
  • You are right Copticapostate. Your parents should not have forced you to sunday school or even church. It has obvisiously left a wrong impression in your life.and one you are struggling with. Our first impressions of society come from our parents an…
  • My concern is that when we judge sometimes, that we tend to punish the ones being judged ie not talking to them any more. But you are right in saying it is very hard being with somebody or with a group of people when they provoke something that may …
  • Your question directs us to a choice. There was for me, but that it was with the Roman Catholic church and the Coptic church. My story starts as far as church is concerned; that when I went to the Catholic church to do bible study, after being invi…
  • Appreciation gives value to things and is why maybe you stuggle with works mike and are forgiving in ( faith only) with protestants.
  • I think mikeforjesus spotted and knew what copticatheart is going through. That there is something lacking, and I think copticatheart correctly identified the problem when he/she said there was a lack of appreciation both in getting and therefore re…
  • Hi copticatheart and mikeforjesus,  Copticatheart touched the source of the problem with depression, and that is apprecation. Apprecation comes from when we praise something; we say thats great, but depression because of lack of praise does not feel…
  • Not to judge them Mike. Judgement has consequences; if your judgement is righteous then with Jesus it would show love and goodness in it's correction, but if it about condemning without opportunity for change, then no. I wouldn't go any further with…
  • Hi copticatheart, First of all, I would try and turn the table around to your mum. A Catholic priest once gave me advice and that was to hug my mum and my dad and it turned out to be the greatest advice as I had never done that before. I appreciat…
  • I have noticed that I made a typo: I meant that they do not have the fullness of Christ or the Trinity having faith only and other omportant matters. Hope you understood that anyway Mike. I think of that part of the confession when I chant it becaus…
  • I believe protestant are Christens Mike but that they do have the fullness of Christ or the Trinity. A Christian is someome who follows Christ. . As I sometimes get to pray in the confession is: Pray for us and for all Christians who said us concer…
  • In Acts 10:1-8 1 There was a certain manin Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of what was called the Italian Regiment, 2 a devout man and one who feared God with all his household, who gave alms generously to the people, and prayed to God always…
  • Sorry Mina and especially sorry to Saint Peter for my mis-reprsentation and ask forgiveness. Before I came to our church I went to Roman Catholic bible study and just reading from their comments on Acts 18 in the book I've got is that the Emperor af…
  • I wish this post deleted please as see peace with Anselm and not to have jjudgement on him.
  • I'm sorry I forgot about Jesus going down to hell after His resurrection to retrieve those whom where in obedience to God. My opinion on athiests is there some times attack the church because they see it as an institution and see flaws of that …
  • If been righteous is doing something right, then sin is doing it a wrong way. If you do something the wrong and you want to do correctly, first you have to forgive yourself so the wrong way is looked upon as a mistake that you can correct. Doing som…
  • Our veiw is not one of brainwashing, but one that connects us to a covenant ( which entails a promise), that we are looked after from generation to generation. Sorry if you have become cynical of that understanding.