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 on: Today at 07:25:37 PM 
Started by orthonorm - Last post by TheTrisagion
Never tried Get Go.  I like Sheetz.  I like Wawa too, but I've never lived near one, only stopping in on the way to somewhere else.   

You don't know what you're missing.  Wawa beats the stuffing out of Sheetz, Quick Check (a Jersey thing I'm sure you've encountered in NY or North Jerz - also better than Sheetz), 7-11, or any other similar establishment.  People around my way swear by Wawa iced tea and chocolate milk, their meatball subs are off the chain, no fee ATMs, the first store to have the automated sandwich machines...basically, they're the champs as far as convenience stores go.

And I'll take them over some uppity, over-priced organic tofu burger selling Wegman's too.  Wink
This post is yet another reason why you never trust that comes from the mouth of a New Jerseyian.

 on: Today at 07:22:50 PM 
Started by Elijah - Last post by W.A.Mozart
Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech


 on: Today at 07:21:20 PM 
Started by Elijah - Last post by W.A.Mozart
love the goat  Grin

 on: Today at 07:21:02 PM 
Started by Justin Kissel - Last post by Justin Kissel
When pics are reposted in quotes (especially large ones), and also when text is quoted in those very long collection of quotes, how much of an impact does that have on the forum--loading speed, storage needed, etc.? Does it add up to something users or owners would notice, or is it negligible?

 on: Today at 07:19:54 PM 
Started by ByzantineSerb - Last post by W.A.Mozart
Evo i ja sam - bre.


 on: Today at 07:09:59 PM 
Started by andrewlya - Last post by Minnesotan
Christ is not an adopted Son, but the natural Son of God. Just as a son is of the same nature as his biological father, in a similar way the Son have the same nature.

But one can take that analogy too far and claim that the similarity of nature means that the Father must have at some point in the past been someone else's Son. That's what Mormons do, as I pointed out above.

 on: Today at 07:09:01 PM 
Started by andrewlya - Last post by Nathanael

"You shall not make for yourself an image":
God instructed Moses to create images. Just in case anyone thought God’s commandment to Moses excluded all visual images of anything as idols, check out Exodus 36:35-37:9 where, per the instructions of God, Moses has images of cherubim embroidered into the curtains of the tabernacle and statues of the same cast for the Ark of the Covenant.

Yes, that is true, but Moses and Israilies did not bow down to those images. That is the whole point of the Commandment is to NOT bow down to any images of anything in the likeness in Earth or in Heaven..
There's to kinds of bowing. Saint John of Damascus reminds us that: "Abraham bowed down to the sons of Hamor, men who had neither faith nor knowledge of God, when he bought the double cave intended to be a tomb. Jacob bowed to the ground before Esau, his brother, and also before the tip of his son Joseph's staff. He bowed down, but he did not adore. Joshua, the son of Nun, and Daniel bowed in veneration before an angel of God, but they did not adore him". But bowing can also be done as worship.
thou shalt not bow down thyself to them nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God"
God would not be a jealous God only because I show respect to someone by bowing down before him. But he would be jealous when I bow down as I sign of worship. Because in this case I would accept that there's another "god".
Again: It is not just offering up words and bowing, but an attitude of the heart to serve God and Him alone.

I understand what you are saying, I am just taking the Commandment literarily. If God forbids bowing down particularly to Images,then I don't feel right to do it..
Yes, that's the point where we unfortunately don't agree with each other . Sad . I just think that every Commandment has also a deeper meaning. And that's way the church is more flexible with it. Jesus was also much more flexible with some commandments than the jews, who take them to literarily.

 on: Today at 07:02:11 PM 
Started by Nephi - Last post by Minnesotan

Indescribably ghastly.

Wait, what's schlock about this?

I have no idea.

It appears to be a Black Madonna. Those go back centuries, mostly in the West but there are some of them in Orthodox countries as well. One of the most famous is Theotokos of St. Theodore, which dates back to medieval Russia and is one of the most highly venerated icons there:

 on: Today at 06:57:13 PM 
Started by andrewlya - Last post by Nathanael
No,I have not had a confession about Trinity...Many say that Trinity is a mystery, but if you read the Bible the Trinity is not commanded to be worshiped. There is another verse where Jesus refers to His own God in John 20:17: ' Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God." Jesus has not referred to Himself as God in the Bible only to His Father as God...
That's not the whole story. Here are some passages to consider:

John 8:58, where Jesus says "Before Abraham was, I AM". The Pharisees go crazy as they rightly understand this as a claim by Jesus to be God.

Further on in John 20, when Jesus reveals himself to Thomas, Thomas exclaims "My Lord and my God!" and Jesus commends him for having believed.

Compare Isa 45:23, referring to the LORD, with Php 2:9-10, where the same phrase is used, but this time referring to Jesus.

Matt 28:18-20, where the Great Commission is in the name (singular) of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

One of the simplest descriptions of the mystery of the Trinity that I have heard is: the Father is God, the Son is God, the Holy Spirit is God, and God is one. Theologians have wrestled long and hard with how that can be, leading to the the creeds we now have, and theological statements that are sometimes too hard for me to understand. At the end of the day though, the Church's experience of God is Trinitarian. If your heart believes in the Trinity, but your mind has not yet caught up, then go with your heart.
I think for many christians, for me sometimes also, it's difficult to find the deep heart. It's difficult to distinguish between spiritual and emotional.
 The Trinity concept was man made at the end of the day at the Council of Nicaea,it was not revealed by God in some vision or through a Prophet..
Athanasius the Great was mainly the one who defined the Trinity concept. So it was not a product of a debate. It was just revealed in Saint Athanasius heart. So it was a prophetic inspiration. There were many other bishops who believed in the Trinity as well, but they were not sure how to define the relation between Father, Son and Holy Spirit exactly - because it's a huge responsibility, you can not make the least mistake. So it can only be revealed in a prophetic way.  
I can only recommend the book of St. Athanasius of Alexandria: On the Incarnation.

 on: Today at 06:51:57 PM 
Started by Nephi - Last post by minasoliman

Indescribably ghastly.

Wait, what's schlock about this?

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