Christmas – An Invitation from Heaven

Christmas - An Invitation from Heaven The birth of Jesus Christ is described by the writers of the Holy Gospels with respectful apprehension. This is because they realised that this wondrous event was a heavenly invitation to every human being. The first worshippers of Christ were the shepherds, who were informed by the angels. Of the wise and educated, however, only the Magi (wise men) from the East responded to this invitation and came to worship the newborn King. In contrast, other astrologers saw the unusually bright star in the sky but made no effort to discover its significance. The [...]

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Spiritual Messages From Satellites

Spiritual Messages From Satellites When the Russian Sputnik (Vostok 1) went into orbit around the earth in April 1959, the atheists in the Soviet regime declared that, “the Kingdom of God has come to an end. The Kingdom of man has now begun.” When in 1961 Yuri Gagarin became the first man to circumnavigate the Earth in a satellite, on his return they further declared in his name that he did not see God, whom the majority of people on earth believe in. On the other hand, after the moon landing 50 years ago by the Americans Neil Armstrong and [...]

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The Complex of the Fox

The Complex of the Fox Aesop’s Fables, and other ancient fables, have recently been recognised as addressing the area where subconscious reactions reside, and how they operate in the human person. The Fox and the Grapes is a well-known Aesop fable: A hungry Fox had been walking for some time looking for food. It arrives at a vineyard with abundant hanging grapes. It instinctively pushes to solve the existential problem of hunger. Several curious animals observe the Fox’s actions. The Fox estimates the height of the grapes from the ground and makes a powerful jump – but is unable to [...]

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Orthodox Students in an anti-Christian Environment

Orthodox Students in an anti-Christian Environment   The title follows the advice of Jesus to his disciples: “I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore, be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.” (Matt 10:16) Academic teachers almost universally enjoy challenging students to question authority, yet are taken aback when their own authority is questioned. They know that they are addressing a class of impressionable minds, and almost make a sport of attacking the positions of the students. The Orthodox Christian student must refuse to be intimidated and discouraged. Most of these teachers took years to [...]

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The Theory of Evolution

The Theory of Evolution   The theory of evolution was developed by Charles Darwin (and supported by others such as Alfred and Wallace, Joachim Barrande). It proposes that all life is related and descended from a common ancestor. Darwin states in The Origin of Species that evolution is a gradual process where complex creatures have naturally evolved over time from more simplistic ancestors. He purports that as random genetic mutations occur within the genetic code of an organism, the beneficial mutations are preserved because they aid survival. Over time, the beneficial mutations accumulate, resulting in an entirely different organism. Proponents [...]

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