What do you guys think about this?You do realize that you're posting this on the Random Postings thread, a thread where such serious posts are actually discouraged? You might therefore get more of the response you want to your last few posts on this thread if you submit them somewhere else. Faith Issues is a good alternative.
This is a Orthodox Christian thread, right?
We speak of 'random' things, meaning, anything which is random.
We, as christians are not supposed to be friends with this evil and temporal world:
James 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
Gal. 1:4 Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:
Col. 3:2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
Col. 3:3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
Listen to this guy:http://www.pantocrator.info/en/modules.php?name=Downloads
And this is St Dorotheos about Christ and Renunciationhttp://www.philokalia.org/Abba%20Dorotheos/AD01.mp3
I don't know about you guys, but I have the fear of God.
hear St Dorotheos about the fear of God:
We must reach that 'Perfect fear' which he speaks of.http://philokalia.org/Abba%20Dorotheos/AD04.MP3
Is. 2:1 the word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
Is. 2:2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.
Is. 2:3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
Is. 2:4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
Is. 2:5 O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.
Is. 2:6 Therefore thou hast forsaken thy people the house of Jacob, because they be replenished from the east, and are soothsayers like the Philistines, and they please themselves in the children of strangers.
Is. 2:7 Their land also is full of silver and gold, neither is there any end of their treasures; their land is also full of horses, neither is there any end of their chariots:
Is. 2:8 Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made:
Is. 2:9 And the mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth himself: therefore forgive them not.
Is. 2:10 Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty.
Is. 2:11 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.
Is. 2:12 For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low:
Is. 2:13 And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan,
Is. 2:14 And upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills that are lifted up,
Is. 2:15 And upon every high tower, and upon every fenced wall,
Is. 2:16 And upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all pleasant pictures.
Is. 2:17 And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.
Is. 2:18 And the idols he shall utterly abolish.
Is. 2:19 And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.
Is. 2:20 In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats;
Is. 2:21 To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.
Is. 2:22 Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?
Things feel very edgy these days.
I mean, look:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDvxAw5Y-rwhttp://www.esphigmenou.com/
Psa. 79:1 O God, the heathen are come into thine inheritance; thy holy temple have they defiled; they have laid Jerusalem on heaps.