Meeting with Immortality

St. Justin Popovich proclaims that through the whole incarnate action of Christ the Lord, He “has sentenced mankind to immortality.” Truly, it is for immortality that we were made. St. Gregory Palamas teaches, in light of Christ Jesus' Ascension, “He ascended in glory (cf. Acts 1:9), entered the Holy of Holies not made by hands …

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To the Church of Thyatira: Beware of Jezebel

“To the angel of the Church in Thyatira write ...” (Rev. 2:18) The ancient town of Thyatira had little historical significance, “but,” notes Archbp. Averky, “it is known in the history of Christianity because from it there came Lydia, who was enlightened with the light of faith in Christ by the Holy Apostle Paul (cf. …

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Knowing the Underlying Reality of Events

“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world” (1 Jn. 4:1). Every believer has been given a commandment to test the spirits. That is each believer is to cultivate the ability, by God's grace, to discern …

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The Mysterion That Transcends Seclorum

“And He [the Father] put in subjection all things under His [the Son] feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the Church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all things in all” (Eph. 1: 22-23). It seems fitting at the moment to put forth a very brief …

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BREAKING NEWS: Religious Fanatics, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, Arrested for Defying Imperial Decree.

The Chaldean Post. Meldec Gidish reporting. Now former government officials and Hebrew immigrants, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, blatantly defy a direct order from King Nebuchadnezzar himself. King Nebuchadnezzar, in an attempt to further encourage unity within the country, commanded that a symbol of national solidarity be built on the plains of Dura. This grand national …

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The Hand of the Beast

“Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves. Become therefore as wise as serpents and guileless as doves. But continue being on guard against men ...” (Matt. 10:16-17a) Our Lord rebuked the Pharisees because they were proficient in discerning the changing weather but were ignorant with regard to the spiritual state …

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BREAKING NEWS: Local Extremist, Noah, Continues to Propagate Conspiracy Theory of Global Flood

Greater Tiber-Euphrates River Valley News Agency (GTERV News). Irad Mildesh reporting. Local experts are calling for further investigation and action against local Extremist and Conspiracy Theorist, Noah, as he continues to propagate his questionable ideas. Noah's message, which he claims is from God, is found to be discouraging and depressing by most of his neighbors …

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The Battle for the Mind

There is indeed a battle for the mind. From the Christian perspective this may be summed up in “acquire the mind of Christ” (cf. 1 Cor. 2:16; Phil. 2:5). Humanity may have various “minds.” The importance of the mind and its function in human life have even been acknowledged by the secular world. Thus, there …

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Mind Control, Standardized Masses, and Conditioned Reflexes

“How can human behavior be controlled?” Such a question was posed by Vladimir Lenin to Ivan Pavlov in 1919. I've spent numerous years reading and studying the tactics of the Soviets in Russia before and after the 1917 Revolution. My interest focuses on the anti-religious methods and propaganda used by the Soviets. Over time, I …

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