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O, the answer is very super... May God bless u...
03.08.2014 17:49
La Moldavia e' piena di belle donne,ma non mi pare che,al di fuori di un ristretto numero c he praticano la prostituzione,si possa parlare di un paese di puttane. Certo,io che sono italiano,devo riscontrare un diverso approccio co n i problemi del sesso.Non bisogna pero' dimenticare che,da quando esiste il mondo,esiste questa forma di commercio,che attraverso i secoli era mascherata da necessita' reali.
24.07.2014 13:52
Mark 10:5-6 It was because your hearts were hard that Moses wrote this law, Jesus replied. But at the beginning of creation God made them male and female. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? DO NOT BE DECEIVED; Neither the sexual immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. Matthew 4:17 From that time began to preach, "Repent for the kingdom of heaven is near." 1 Corinthians 6:11 And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
22.06.2014 03:10
Thank you Vasile for explaining God's word. God bless you. From Savio in India
01.06.2014 09:10
The bible wasn't written by a pagan king, but was written by Pagans.
20.04.2014 18:34
it is the reading, meditating on and application of gods word in our lives that provides the opportunity for finding purpose, truth and salvation. Not merely reading it. The history of the bible shows it is the most printed book in the last 600 years but not the most widely read, sadly. Religious dogma has replaced truth of gods word, ritual and tradition. So obtain a good translation, read and seek to understand by letting the bible explain itself. Review key things because you will begin to understand who we are, why we need help and the consequences of not reaching out for that help now. Read, listen to gods word, obey and apply his principles then you will be blessed
30.03.2014 11:39
I wonder, if we can see signs of the Apocalypse coming, not only in social turmoil but in the natural world's decadence, Why is the church still encouraging women to have children? If we see millions of children without homes, How can it be good to encourage people to reproduce instead of adopting?
17.01.2014 18:46
If she is repulsed, there is no love. I guarantee that.
09.11.2013 20:36
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How much can we rely upon the wrtings of the apostles' disciples?

9 iun 2012 | ora 08.57 Doctrine | Priest Vasile Filat

During a debate between a Baptist minister and an Orthodox priest, I received the following question:

Mr. Filat, you said that you are an historian so I have a question for you. For example, Homer wrote about the Trojan war a couple of hundred years after the event and nobody questions the validity of his story so why do you reject, or at least do not accept, the writings of the apostles’ disciples who were taught in the 2nd and 3rd Centuries?

If you have ever read Homer’s the Iliad or the Odyssey then I am sure that you have questioned the validity of the entire story. As a modern man and especially as a Christian, I am sure that you cannot accept the stories of gods in Greek mythology as truth. We know from the Holy Scriptures that all of the Greek mythology does not reflect reality, instead they are pagan inventions. However, archaeologists believe that it was a real event that inspired Homer to write his two masterpieces of ancient Greek literature, and thus began the search to discover ancient Troy. Based on these two ideas, we can conclude that Homer’s the Iliad and the Odyssey contain some truth as well as much imagination. Archaeologists have had to distinguish the objective elements from the subjective elements.

Now concerning the direct and indirect writings of the apostles, I do not understand why you accuse me of not accepting these writings. I accept the writings according to their recognized authenticity, that is, that the writings are proven to be written by the apostles. From many different discussions with Orthodox priests as well as seminary students who study at the theological seminary for Orthodox priests, I have concluded that I have a good library of the early apostles as well as the church fathers which many of these priests and seminary students would like to acquire someday. It has taken much effort and many years to attain this library. I have also learned through these discussions with the Orthodox clergy that I have studied more of the early church writings than many of them have done.

There are things in the early church writings that I cannot accept. I cannot accept the teachings that directly contradict the doctrinal writings of the 66 canonical books of the Bible. By the way, the word “canon” means “measuring standard”. The canonical writings of the Old Testament and New Testament make up the standard for the Christian faith. All others writings must be measured by the standard of the 66 canonical books. When there is a contradiction in the early church writings, a teaching that contradicts in some way the Holy Bible, then we must give priority to the Bible and not the writings of man. This is what the canon teaches us:

16 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness ; 17 so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. (II Timothy 3)

The duty of all the disciples of Jesus Christ throughout the ages is to hold to the standard of sound truth as revealed in the Bible. We must hold to the teachings that were delivered to us by Jesus Christ, exactly as they are written in the pages of the Bible. Thank God that He transmitted His teachings directly to us via the Words of the Bible. Everything that matches up to the writings of the Bible can be accepted. Once somethings contradicts the sound doctrine of the Bible, of the teachings of Jesus Christ then priority must be given to the Scriptures. May the Lord help us.

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I pastor the ”Good News” Church in Chisinau, Moldova, I teach God's Word at the Inductive Bible Study Institute of Eurasia, and I also lead the "Precept Ministries in Moldova” Association. With God's help I founded the Taekwon-Do club " Stolas Leukas ""English for a New Life" School, the Computer School "ScripTehInfo", the International Sports Coaching School and the International Media School. I am married to Anastasia, and we have three children. Since April 2007 we have provided answers from the Bible on this website to 1178 questions submitted by readers. To learn more about me, please read here.
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