Anti-church and the Abomination of the Desolation

Christ is Risen! “Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you where ever you go” (Joshua 1:9). “The Church is forever eager to joyfully walk towards apocalyptic martyrdom in order to defend and preserve the theanthropic Person of Christ,” St. Justin Popovich. …

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Theology Gets Its Second Dose

Back in February I wrote a post entitled “Theology got vaxxed?” I've been told that someone wrote a counter piece to it. Nice to hear. I have yet to try to find and read it. Yet, I did encounter and read a document from what is called “The Orthodox Theological Society in America” that addressed …

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Orthodoxy and the Religion of Today

“A teaching that pleases the ears, calms the conscience, and makes people happy creating the impression that everything is wonderful is most likely counterfeit” Elder Athanasios (Mitilianos). Today there is a war being waged for the souls of mankind. It is an ancient war. Yet, for those of us today, the current battles being fought …

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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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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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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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Uniformity of Behavior, Reconstruction, and Such Musings

The Reconstruction. Перестройка. Gray high-rise apartment buildings loomed in the gray overcast sky. Through the dust-covered window of the charter van, I watched as we passed an overcrowded electric trolley bus which was leaning heavily to one side. I wondered how the trolley was even driving … at the time it seemed more like a …

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