Lord Jesus Christ, Have mercy on me, a Sinner. Twenty and eight years I have lived, Yet I daddle like a baby, Linger and leave things undone, And worse: I undo people. I take them apart, analyse And put them back together to Use that information for my gain, And to please my curiosity. Allow … Continue reading #231 – A prayer for resolution
In reply to many comments on Classical Theist's video: https://youtu.be/WFbMbIyo-s0 On why Orthodox commentators keep using Barlaam as an example of what is wrong with Roman Catholicism: Barlaam argued that mental knowledge of God was the highest possible knowledge, and that the philosophers had higher knowledge than the Prophets because of this. We, the Orthodox … Continue reading Reply to Classical Theist.
Lord Jesus Christ, Have mercy on me, a Sinner. Father, show me a way To worship you with a pure heart. Allow me to thank you every day, And show reverence in modest display. Supply to me through your energies The discernment to see, hear And sense all that I should Do, and steel my … Continue reading #230 – A prayer for discernment
Lord Jesus Christ, Have mercy on me, a Sinner. For I am not like those Who persecuted, and condemned You to execution: 'For they do Not know what they do' (Luke 23:34). You asked the Father to forgive Them, But do I deserve forgiveness when I know What I do? I do, think And act … Continue reading #229 – A prayer for forgiveness
If we are to ponder on God’s goodness, it strikes us as unloving that Hell would be allowed for all eternity with sinners within it. This is usually put forward as a well thought out argument against the goodness of God. My aim here will be to show you that it is in fact a … Continue reading The gates of Hell are locked from within
By faith alone: wrong. By scripture alone: wrong. Endlessly reinvigorating the ever decaying corpse of our traditions, faith, and culture: correct. The Bible is not the book of God, but the book of the Church and its expression of God through the lens of the community of God. Without tradition and history informing you why … Continue reading Protestant traditions are a rejection of Christian traditions.
'The Holy Scriptures: The first place we give to the Holy Scriptures: the Bible, Old and New Testaments. The Bible is understood by Orthodox Christians to be the principal written record of the experience by God's people of God's revealing Himself to them. It is understood that the Church, therefore, wrote the Bible. The Bible is the word of … Continue reading The Bible and Orthodox Tradition.