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Offline GammaRay

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I suffer(ed) from the worst disease ever...
« 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! :)

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! :-\
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.
Though I've walked the valley of the shadow of the death, I've fallen not. Not completely. Not yet.

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Re: I suffer(ed) from the worst disease ever...
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2009, 03:53:47 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
As a result of a thousand million years of evolution, the universe is becoming conscious of itself, able to understand something of its past history and its possible future.
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Re: I suffer(ed) from the worst disease ever...
« 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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Re: I suffer(ed) from the worst disease ever...
« 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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Re: I suffer(ed) from the worst disease ever...
« 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! :)

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! :-\
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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Re: I suffer(ed) from the worst disease ever...
« 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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Re: I suffer(ed) from the worst disease ever...
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2009, 05:42:09 PM »
Gospode Pomiluj,,Amen
Lord Have Mercy,Amen

When God Sends His Word Out ,Be It even thur a Person,
It Never Comes Back Void change happens......Glory to God Forever....
ГОСПОДЕ ГОСПОДЕ ,ПОГЛЕДАЈ СА НЕБА ,ДОЂИ И ПОСЕТИ ТВОЈ ВИНОГРАД ТВОЈА ДЕСНИЦА ПОСАДИЛА АМИН АМИН.

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Re: I suffer(ed) from the worst disease ever...
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2009, 07:44:57 PM »
Lord have Mercy.

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Re: I suffer(ed) from the worst disease ever...
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2009, 09:01:05 PM »
Lord, have mercy.

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Re: I suffer(ed) from the worst disease ever...
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2009, 11:25:45 AM »
Lord, have mercy.
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