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12.12.2014 07:02
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30.11.2014 21:52
If the Gentiles were not proselytes and uncircumcised could they still enter the synagogue?
22.11.2014 21:55
Based on scriptures, I have said it and will keep saying it again: I was not saved by observing the law (fornicating no more, committing adultery no more, stealing no more, killing no more etc) but I was saved by faith in Christ Jesus. (Grace ) And my sins were wiped off; my past sins, present and future, as long as I choose to remain under Grace, where the power of sin over my life has been broken and subdued eternally- that means when perhaps I fall to sin, (Pastor Vasile's son is still his son even if he is locked up in jail) the effect of sins cannot be felt over me, because of the covering of Grace- the New covenant of life which I am in with God, as t is entirely impossible for anyone whether born again or not to claim he or she has no sin in him: where sin before God, is sin, even as much as those things done out of faith. The power of death or judgment is sin, the power of sin is the law, but were there is no law, there is no transgression, and where there is no transgression, there is no sin, and where there is no sin, there is no judgment or death. Therefore, I AM NO LONGER UNDER THE LAW BUT UNDER GRACE, SAVED BY FAITH IN CHRIST JESUS, WHERE I STAND AS THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS, HELPED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT TO LIVE THE CHRIST LIFE, YET BATH WITH MERCY AND GRACE WHEN I FALTER.....
20.11.2014 10:52
Second, third , fourth marriages is adultery unless the man has died for the woman and both if they remarry. So many have stay in sin.. Lets get real.. Mark 10: 7-12..
20.10.2014 22:43
More suitable for today's time if an armed gunman is standing before me and my initial reaction is panic I have sinned...but that does not mean that I did not have fear. However it's a good man is standing before me and I have fear but I remain calm in inside of myself I pray and and trust in the Lord I have not sinned. We have to understand that as humans we will have any emotion, but it is what we do with the emotion that will determine the sin.
18.10.2014 14:44
Again I disagree.. The Bible encourages us to fear not, but where does it call fear a 'Sin'? If that is the case then anger is a sin... And we know very clearly the Bible says be angry but sin not. I respect that you may be well educated, however I disagree that fear is a sin. The Bible says to bring everything to God and so if I have a fear my initial reaction is to bring it to God. There for having the fear is not the sin, but it is a reaction that determines whether or not you have sin. If I don't have enough money to pay my bills and I worry I have sinned. But if I don't have enough money to pay my bills and I pray and trust God I have not sinned.
18.10.2014 14:39
I don't agree that fear is a sin.. I do believe that the action you perform once you feel the emotion of fear could be sinful but to fear is not sin. Just like to have anger is not a sin for the Bible declares to be angry but sin not. So if I have a fear it's what follows that emotion that determines the sin. If It's raining and I have limited visibility that will create fear, and if I panic I have sinned, but if I am calm and pray I have not sinned even though I did fear.
15.10.2014 23:23
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What does the Bible say about Virgin Mary?

1 sep 2009 | ora 18.39 Society | Priest Vasile Filat

Icoana Maicii Domnului de la Bărboi

Question:

I have a question about the faith and veneration at a very high level the Orthodox Christians do with regard to Mary, the mother of Jesus. Why do they consider that she was virgin until death and that she rose from the dead and ascended to heaven. Why do they consider that she had no children and that Jesus’ brothers were either disciples or children of Joseph from his first marriage after which he remained a widower? After all, in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke there are mentioned the moments when the brothers together with Mary came to Jesus to call Him out? And how do they venerate the “Mother of the Lord” almost like God, when the Old Testament says that God is a jealous One and He does not want His glory to be given to anyone? Why is it not written very exactly in the Bible if Mary had other children besides Jesus or not? Thanks in advance for your response which I will wait with great pleasure.

After the crucifixion, resurrection and ascension of the Lord Jesus to heaven many started to write different works, that claimed to be holy writings. But in the Church, through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, there were recognized as inspired by God only 27 canonical books that were included in the New Testament. In addition, there were many writings which came into conflict with the canonical books because of their content. These writings were called “apocrypha”, i.e. hidden writings. They have given rise to many heresies and discussions during the entire history of the Christian Church. Recently, Dan Brown has used some of these writings and wrote the book “DaVinci’s Code” to attack the Christian faith.

True Christians, who have chosen to follow the healthy doctrine of Jesus Christ, have set as the foundation of their faith the canonical books of the Old and New Testaments. Therefore, I will answer your question only based on what is written in the Scripture, more specifically in the New Testament, where there are stories about Mary, the mother of Jesus.

Was Mary ever-virgin?

The term “ever-virgin” means that Mary remained a virgin after the birth of Jesus Christ just as she was a virgin until His birth and this also implies that she has never have intimate relations with her husband Joseph and she did not give birth to other children. Let’s see what the Bible says in this regard.

We find the first story in the Gospel of Matthew:

Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit. And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man and not wanting to disgrace her, planned to send her away secretly. But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” Now all this took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet: ”BEHOLD, THE VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD AND SHALL BEAR A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME IMMANUEL,” which translated means, “GOD WITH US.” And Joseph awoke from his sleep and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took Mary as his wife, but kept her a virgin until she gave birth to a Son; and he called His name Jesus. (Matthew 1:18-25)(NASB)

So, Mary was pregnant before she live with Joseph, that is before she had intimate relations with him and Joseph kept her virgin until she gave birth to a Son.

Has Mary given birth to other children after Jesus?

Also in the Gospel of Matthew, we are told the following:

He came to His hometown and began teaching them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said, “Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers? Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary, and His brothers, James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? And His sisters, are they not all with us? Where then did this man get all these things?” (Matthew 13:54-56)(NASB)

So, Jesus had brothers and sisters and the Scripture does not say that it was something unusual in their family, that Joseph would have been married before, that brothers of Jesus were his children from his first marriage, or that they were the cousins of Jesus. Instead, people saw in Jesus and in their family nothing unusual than others. That is why they were astonished at his doctrine.

About the resurrection and ascension of Virgin Mary

There is no specific indication about such events, as the resurrection and ascension of Mary in the New Testament.

How have the Apostles acted?

In the New Testament writings we do not find the apostles or the early church to venerate the Mother of the Lord, or to say that her person was a substantial part of their worship. If it were so, they could not overlook this practice that is widespread today.

Virgin Mary urges us to obey her Son

When she was at the wedding in Cana and the wine gave up, Jesus’ mother told the servants to do whatever Jesus told them to do. Certainly that it remains her most important message for all people of all times. To do our utmost to know the Lord Jesus and do everything He says. God help us so.

Translated by Felicia Rotaru

This article has been translated into the following languages​​:
  1. Ce spune Biblia despre Maica Domnului? (ROMÂNĂ)
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