Give Us Not Christ But Barabbas

“'Not this Man, but Barabbas!' Now Barabbas was a robber” (Jn 18:40). Life, Light, Freedom, Truth Himself is revealed to the world and yet many encounter the revelation of Eternity, of the very Divine One, and shrink back into the shadows of fallen human distortion. There, in the murky shadows, humanity may comfort itself with …

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The Goals of Secular Re-education and the Heart of Man

“My son, give me your heart, and let your eyes observe my ways” (Prov. 23:25/26)1 The secular world seeks to dull and desensitize the heart. It fears living hearts, full of grace and love for Christ Jesus. It does not fear the pseudo-jesus of modernity's spineless ecumenism. In fact, such a pseudo-jesus is actively promoted. …

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The Escape from Materialism

The crisis of our day is not essentially a political one, nor is it fundamentally about a virus and its effects on the human person and surrounding society, nor the environment, or whatever else we could add to the current list. These events, or crises within the crisis, are but the outward and material manifestations …

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Have We Lived by Lies?

“If you abide in My word, truly you are My disciples; and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free” (Jn. 8:31-32). There is no lie in truth. There cannot be. Christ Jesus is Truth Himself, He has come that we may live in the Truth. To abide in a lie …

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Theology got Vaxxed?

“You got unrighteous doctors dealing drugs that will never cure your ills … when you ganna wake up ….” Bob Dylan. “Christianity must remain eternally unchanging, in no way being dependent on or guided by the spirit of each age. Instead, Christianity is meant to govern and direct the spirit of the age for anyone …

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The Democracy of Hell

“Hell is a democracy but Heaven is a Kingdom” St. John of Kronstadt. There is no area of human life which is outside of the governing principles of Truth revealed by God. Humanity may reject Truth but this does not nullify its potency. Truth remains, believed in or not. When men attempt to construct a …

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The Inverted Commandments

“Thou shalt love the Lord your God with all thy heart, and with all they soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it, thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets” (Matt. 22:37-40). The …

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The Age of the man-god

“… You will be like gods ...” (cf. Gen. 3:7). As in the beginning, humanity was led away to its own self-imposed degradation through a desire to transcend – through its own power – the state in which God had created it, so this same primal temptation will also be a primary factor in our …

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It is Better to be Outside of Heaven with God than to be in Heaven without Him

The futile search for a “happiness” that is found only in the material world leads in the long run to unhappiness. Even at current the frenzied rush to purportedly “keep people safe and healthy” reveals the tragedy of fallen existence. All we have, all of humanity's “well-being” and “happiness” is found in that which is …

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