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Friday, 26 August 2016

26 August 2016. My “Take” on Heaven and Hell… the “Short Version”

00 dragon in the flames of hell

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St Gregory of Nyssa said that we judge ourselves… God is simply all-present and inescapable. That is, God condemns no one. He pours out His Love out over all of us. How we receive that Love is up to us. That is, Edwards’ Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God (and its like) is a disgusting fairy tale for the credulous. No… the fate of evil-doers is far worse… wanting to escape God’s Presence… but being utterly unable to. After all, didn’t Christ “trample down death by death?” Imagine trying to escape something… but being unable to. The Love of God is the Hound of Heaven for the evil… they can’t escape it or deny it. The Love of God is a Refreshing Spring for believers… it never runs dry or putrid. Heaven and Hell are the same place… we’d just experience it differently. Heaven and Hell are two ways of experiencing God’s objective presence. There is no need of “the fires of hell”… Metropolitan Antony Khrapovitsky thought the tollhouses a peasant fable… such is also true of the “fires of hell”. The reality is stark enough… if you don’t want God in your life, you won’t be able to escape Him… in a word, Hell.

BMD

Monday, 27 April 2015

27 April 2015. I Am Alpha and Omega

00 I am Alpha and Omega. 26.04.15

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Saturday, 22 November 2014

Nearly Half of Americans Associate Climate Change with the End of the World

Fr Vladislav Provotorov. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. 1985

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Fr Vladislav Provotorov

1985

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The Atlantic, citing the Public Religion Research Institute , wrote that almost half of Americans, namely, 49 percent, believe that climate change and natural disasters portend the beginning of the Apocalypse. At the same time, the number of people with such views depends on which segment of the population that you ask. For example, often, white Evangelical Christians take the view that natural disasters are a sign of the End Times, and are less inclined to believe that this is a consequence of climate change (in the survey, one could choose both). On the other hand, the majority of black Protestants not only believe this, but more strongly. The study notes that since 2011 the number of Americans who believe that such things are a sign of the Apocalypse or Doomsday rose. The survey results came from telephone interviews conducted in English and Spanish from 18 September to 8 October 2014 amongst 3,022 people over 18-years-old living in the USA (1,502 were interviewed using mobile phones).

22 November 2014

Rossiya Segodnya

http://ria.ru/world/20141122/1034625747.html

Saturday, 8 September 2012

8 September 2012. Heaven Is NOT For the Terminally-Pious…

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What a difference between father and son! Billy Graham has won friends all over Christendom for his sincerity and authentic belief. Franklin Graham… the less said, the better. The father refused to involve himself in politics… the son immerses himself in them. Reverend Billy and HH agree… men of God should stay out of the political fray… that should tell you something. If a “clergyman” spends too much time on politics, they’re probably not spending enough time on God… it IS logical…

BMD

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