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Doctrine Of Immaculate Conception
]]Augustine was the great defender of this. ]]

IC didn't become an issue until a thousand years after Augustine.

\\He stated that unbaptized babies went to eternal hell. ]]

Wrong again, Samuel. Here is what St. Augustine actually said about unbaptized babies:

**, "such infants as quit the body without being baptized will be involved in the mildest condemnation of all.**

In other words, limbo. Such babies, he proposed, are in a state of natural happiness, but are deprived of the Vision of God.

Glory to Jesus Christ!

More Finish It Here June 2017
\\"Memorization of scripture has no power John. It's the "Holy Spirit" that brings scripture to our mind WHEN WE NEED IT,"

Tell us, do you believe the "Scriptures." are, "Theopneustos." meaning the Direct Words of God?"
---john9346 on 6/19/17\\

john, demons and pharisees and even Satan quoted the Scriptures to Jesus. But did their knowledge of the Scriptures do them any good?

Glory to Jesus Christ!

Doctrine Of Immaculate Conception
\\Now tell me, as an Eastern Orthodox what is your clear def of this RCC Dogma?\\

You still don't get that I'm asking PROTESTANTS what they think it means.

||Were you RCC before converting to EOC?
---john9346 on 6/19/17\\


Glory to Jesus Christ!

Doctrine Of Immaculate Conception
\\Because how many times you ask this question and when those state their disapproval and why you will attack there position sounds like a defense. \\

Remember that the way things sound to you may not be reality.

It is one thing to disapprove of the doctrine of the IC. It's quite another to condemn something that doctrine does NOT say.

Do you get it, john?

Glory to Jesus Christ!

Doctrine Of Immaculate Conception
\\I find it very disingenuous of you being (Eastern Orthodox) seemly to defend this teaching...\\

Where did you get the idea that I was defending it?

I'm simply asking if people know what it really says. Can you grasp the difference between what I say and of what you're accusing me?

Do you what the doctrine actually says? If so, please answer.

If you don't know, admit it.

Glory to Jesus Christ!

Greatest Threat To The World
I remember back in the late 70's when the big ecological horror was over global COOLING. Even TIME and NEWSWEEK had cover articles threatening a new ice age.

Then in the 1990's, the big problem was the hole in the ozone layer.

Of the two, I'd presently say Islam.

Glory to Jesus Christ!

More Finish It Here June 2017
\\Augustine, Martin Luther (reformer), Jonathan Edwards, Charles Spurgeon, etc\\

Augustine and the other early fathers did NOT quote BCV because they didn't exist when these writers flourished.

The chapter divisions developed in the Middle Ages. The verse numbers were added AFTER the Reformation had started.

NEITHER are in the original.

I'm not saying this was a bad thing, but they were never part of the original inspired Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic.

Glory to Jesus Christ!

Try To Quit Smoking
Of COURSE we cannot repent without the Lord's help. An old prayer says, "We have no power of ourselves to help ourselves."

Now you're grasping the secret of repentance.

This is one of the purposes of fasting. If properly used, fasting will reveal to us the depth of our brokenness and teach us to constantly and consciously depend upon God.

However, God works through people, too. There are anti-smoking groups, programs (one sponsored by my own state), and even meds. Humble yourself, look these up, and take advantage of them.

Glory to Jesus Christ!

Are Current Events Bad
I always pray during the news: for people who have been injured in shootings or accidents, for abused children, and those murdered. I pray for trials that the truth will be fairly determined.

Get the idea?

Glory to Jesus Christ!

How To Remove Abuse
You've not said how old your son is.

I'd be curious to hear what they might say about you.

Glory to Jesus Christ!

Finish It Here June 2017
\\Kathr, on any given day the church fathers could quote, cite along with chapter and verse "Scripture." (books and chapters)

Actually, john, the chapter and verse divisions of the Bible didn't exist in the patristic age. They are both products of the Middle Ages and Reformation.

Why did you say something that has no basis in reality?

What Is The Judgement
\\Sorry pal, but it is you leftist, commie, socialist, progressive fruitcakes who fractionate society with your group-think, hyphenated designations, race baiting, etc. Get a clue, will you?\\

Have you no shame?

Jerry, I happen to know StrongAxe personally, and he is not a leftist, not a communist, not a socialist.

Calling people names is a frequently used tactic by the left to silence those with whom they disagree--exactly what YOU are doing.

BTW, would not groupthink tend to UNITE society, instead of divide it into factions (or fractions)?

Glory to Jesus Christ!

Wearing Jewellery A Sin
\\Why do many dress up to go to church?
---micha9344 on 6/7/17\\

When I was growing up in the 50's and 60's, "Sunday best" was proverbial.

Lack of pretty clothes should never become a reason for not going to Church, however.

Glory to Jesus Christ!

Wearing Jewellery A Sin
Well put, WIVV.

Does not the Bible, especially in the OT, talk about a couple BOTH being adorned with jewels on their wedding day?

Glory to Jesus Christ!

What Is The Judgement
Depends on what kind of Judgement you mean.

General Judgement at the Parousia--yes.

Particular Judgement immediately after death--yes.

SDA's Investigative Judgement--no.

Christ is risen!

Pray For President Trump
St. Paul tells us to pray for kings and all in authority. I imagine that applies to praying for presidents as well.

I really voted for Pence, as I strongly felt that Trump would not finish his first term.

Christ is risen!

Daughter Is Pregnant
Are you upset she's having a baby, or upset that she had sex?

I hope you're not secretly wishing she'd have an abortion.

Christ is risen!

Favorite Translation Of Bible

"Where do you get the weird idea I claimed the fathers ever said such a thing?"

Because of your belief in "Sola Ekklesia."\\

Another straw man I refuse to fight.

\\"As far as your questioning my answers to another poster, you run the verses for yourself."

Sir, respectfully, I'll take this to mean you do not know.\\

Wrong again, as in so much else you say about me.

In any case, tradition in the lens that focuses the light of Scripture where it does the most good.

Christ is risen!

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