Does the Orthodox Church believe in assurance of salvation?
May27

Does the Orthodox Church believe in assurance of salvation?

It’s important to note that righteousness (justification), holiness (sanctification), and wholeness (healing) are not discrete gifts we receive. God does not bestow these packets of blessing on us as things we either have or don’t have…

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Do infants go to hell if they die before baptism?
Dec05

Do infants go to hell if they die before baptism?

She had had five miscarriages. Her biggest difficulty with the issue, she explained, was that her children were condemned to hell because they were never baptized.

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What’s meant by “the thoughts” and what’s wrong with them?
Nov15

What’s meant by “the thoughts” and what’s wrong with them?

The discursive mind (dianoia) constantly generates a stream of images and stories based on your memories and senses. It’s meant to be one tool among many in the human mind. But passions have darkened and fragmented the nous and left the will divided against itself – so the dianoia is running the show. That inner 24/7 commentary fills all the available space in our head. Thinking intelligently isn’t a problem. But...

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Didn’t early Christians tamper with the text of scripture?
Nov20

Didn’t early Christians tamper with the text of scripture?

“I’ve heard that the New Testament books were altered by the early Christians to teach things Jesus and his disciples never said…”

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Save us!
Jul25

Save us!

Who can save us?

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Where did Cain’s wife come from?
Jan29

Where did Cain’s wife come from?

Scripture forbids incest, right?

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