christianity

A Quote by St. Nicolai Vilimirovich on god, christianity, atheism, skepticism, promise, evil, hope, truth, and freedom

Does the mirror change and bend when the scoffer stands before it laughing and scoffing at it? No, the mirror does not change and bend but remains the same as it was. Brethren, neither does God change or bend when scoffers laugh and scoff at Him. The unchanging and All-pure God knows that the scoffer scoffs at himself. By his scoffing at the holy things of God, the scoffer bends himself and makes himself hideous and the holy things of God remain intact.

O, how already in our times, in our days, many scoffers are already here! Many, too many but their multitudes are weaker than the One and Only One. What is a lot of dust before a strong wind? You have only to wait, to wait armed with patience until a strong wind blows.

Many and too many scoffers are already here, who scoff at God's word. They offer their own words in place of God's word; they offer the unholy in place of the holy, the putrid in place of the healthy, death dealing in place of life creating. The word of God is like a strong wind and their words are as dust.

The scoffers are already here, many and too many that scoff at God's works and still many more will arrive. They praise their works above God's works and say that the works of their hands are better and more comprehensible that the works of God. Their works are thievery; for all the good that they built, they built from God's materials and according to the likeness of God's buildings; and all the evil that they have built, they built from the devil's materials, and according to the likeness of the devil's buildings. Therefore, of what will the dust boast? With what will the scoffers praise today or tomorrow, when wild asses trample over their graves with their hooves?

All-pure Lord, Holy and Powerful are Your words, as a strong wind and holy are Your works, and there is no number or measure of them. All-pure Lord, save our tongues from scoffing and save our lives from the scoffers.

To You be glory and thanks always. Amen.

Nicolai Vilimirovich

Source: The Proluge of Ohrid

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A Quote by St. Peter on god, atheism, new age, occult, christianity, truth, evil, gurus, yogis, and skepticism

"Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts" (2 Peter 3:3).

St. Peter

Source: The Holy Bible

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A Quote by Abbot Nikon on god, christianity, freedom, wisdom, patience, hope, rewards, love, and peace

God's boundless wisdom has given each person a cross according to his/her character and strength.  If we carry our cross without grumbling, repent of our sins, and do not justify ourselves, then like the good thief we shall enter God's Kingdom.  But if we grumble, if we blaspheme God or our neighbor, we shall perish like the wicked thief---in great torment, with out hope of salvation to lessen our grief.  The choice lies in our own hands.  We must be wise like the repentant thief.  None of us will escape the cross.  Let us ease its weight through faith in God, resistance to sin, repentance, forgiveness of all our close ones, endurance of sorrows without murmuring, and prayer to the Lord.

Abbot Nikon

Source: Daily Lives, Miracles and Wisdom of the Saints and Fasting Calendar

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A Quote by St. Anthony the Great on god, christianity, spirituality, wisdom, life, knowledge, truth, peace, love, and joy

Die daily, that you might live eternally, for the one who fears God will live forever.

Saint Anthony the Great

St. Anthony the Great

Source: Daily Lives, Miracles and Wisdom of the Saints and Fasting Calendar

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A Quote by Bishop JOSEPHhttp://www.antiochianl on god, christianity, spirituality, hope, love, truth, peace, joy, good, and life

If we are to become filled with a joy that the world cannot take away, we must give up everything, even our own selfish lives, so that we can be alive in our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Our Lord teaches us that all things come from Him. He is the source of all good. If we follow Him, even in times of sorrow and hardship, He increases us by allowing us to participate in His divinity.

Your Father in Christ,
Bishop JOSEPH
http://www.antiochianladiocese.org/

Bishop Joseph

Source: Bishop JOSEPHhttp://www.antiochianladiocese.org/

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A Quote by Bishop JOSEPHhttp://www.antiochianl on god, christianity, evil, sacredness, good, truth, love, victory, and freedom

We do not suffer because there is too much godliness in the world, but because there is too much evil. We must overcome the evil around us with godliness, speaking the truth in love.

Your Father in Christ,
Bishop JOSEPHhttp://www.antiochianladiocese.org/

Bishop Joseph

Source: Bishop JOSEPHhttp://www.antiochianladiocese.org/

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A Quote by St. John of San Francisco on god, christianity, god man, earth, sacredness, mysteries, mercy, love, and truth

Christ, invisible to the bodily eye, manifests Himself on earth clearly through His Church ... The Church is the Body of Christ both because its parts are united to Christ through His divine mysteries and because through her Christ works in the world.

St. John of San Francisco

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A Quote by Father Arseny on god, christianity, spirituality, awareness, forgiveness, healing, love, and compassion

Remember and have no doubt!  The God who can punish us for our sins is also capable in His limitless mercy of absolving us from our sins.  There is no heavy sin or curse that cannot be redeemed by deeds and prayer.

 

Arseny

Source: Daily Lives Miracles and Wisdom of the Saints and Fasting Calendar

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A Quote by Father Paisios Eznepides on god, christianity, spirituality, relationships, learning, growth, life, people, peace, and lessons

"Sometimes God allows a relative or fellow worker to cause us problems in order to exercise our patience and humbleness; however, instead of being grateful for the chance God gives us, we react and refused to be cured.  It is like refusing to pay the doctor who is giving us a shot when we are ill."

Father Paisios Eznepides (+1994)

Paisios Eznepides

Source: Daily Lives, Miracles and Wisdom of the Saints and Fasting Calendar

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A Quote by Elder Cleopa on god, christianity, spirituality, evil, freedom, path, truth, love, hope, and fear

"If you want to go straight before God, you need two walls.  Not of brick or stone or earth, but two spiritual walls.  Have fear of God on the right, because the Prophet Daniel says, 'With fear of God, man is diverted from all evil.'  On the left have fear of death because the Son of Sirach says, 'Son, remember your end and you will not sin.'  These two good deeds --- fear of God and remembrance of death --- deliver a man from all sin."

Elder Cleopa Ilie (+1998)

Elder Cleopa

Source: Daily Lives, Miracles and Wisdom of the Saints and Fasting Calendar

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