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« on: July 15, 2009, 03:38:44 PM »

The last time your prayers worked and I got much closer to God and started searching more about our Holy Church. Thanks you! Smiley

But I now suffer from a (not so rare) disease; religion. I became over-dogmatic, started shoving Orthodoxy down to others' throats, being harsh with fundamentalists and rude towards -almost- everyone. I almost believed for a moment that correct theology is more important than loving! Undecided
Religion is a disease and Orthodoxy (actual relationship and communion with God) is the cure. So...

Please, pray so that I can get rid off religion and find unity with Jesus Christ.
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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2009, 03:53:47 PM »

Lord, have mercy!
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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2009, 03:59:57 PM »

Orthodoxy cannot be studied...Orthodoxy must be lived!
Relax my brother in Christ...the tomb really was empty.
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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2009, 04:11:32 PM »


Deep breath!

It's good to be excited and love your Faith...but, don't take it too far.

Love one another....and do onto others....are main points.

This year's Summer Bible School was themed "Fisher's of Men".  The kids were taught to be "fishers" by example. 
The "fish" would see how "at peace, kind and loving you are" and want what you have.

So, go fish by example!

Lord, have mercy!

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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2009, 04:12:31 PM »

The last time your prayers worked and I got much closer to God and started searching more about our Holy Church. Thanks you! Smiley

But I now suffer from a (not so rare) disease; religion. I became over-dogmatic, started shoving Orthodoxy down to others' throats, being harsh with fundamentalists and rude towards -almost- everyone. I almost believed for a moment that correct theology is more important than loving! Undecided
Religion is a disease and Orthodoxy (actual relationship and communion with God) is the cure. So...

Please, pray so that I can get rid off religion and find unity with Jesus Christ.

Lord, have mercy!

Hear, hear. I have the exact same feeling when I talk about Orthodoxy with my non-believing relatives. Sometimes I wonder, why God made me the worst preacher of all. It's like something opposite from the Midas touch: whatever I touch, turns FROM gold into... you know.
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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2009, 05:32:52 PM »

Lord, have mercy!

I know how it is like. I have similar habits and try to stop them.
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« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2009, 05:42:09 PM »

Gospode Pomiluj,,Amen
Lord Have Mercy,Amen

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It Never Comes Back Void change happens......Glory to God Forever....
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« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2009, 07:44:57 PM »

Lord have Mercy.
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« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2009, 09:01:05 PM »

Lord, have mercy.

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« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2009, 11:25:45 AM »

Lord, have mercy.
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