Saturday, March 15, 2014



     Our Creator’s ultimate plan for creation, is to form  a man and men in His own perfect image and likeness. However this did not take place with Adam and Eve who were only in His image. Falling into sin, they did not attain the likeness of God. The Lord created Adam first and later from one of his ribs,  he created Eve as a wife to Adam. Here is the account of the creation of Adam: “And God formed man out of the clay of the earth, and breathed into Him the breath of life, and the man became a living soul” (Gen. 2:7).  Body and soul came from the earth, but life came from the breath or spirit breathed into him by God.

     “And God made man, according to the image of God He made him, He made them male and female.  And God blessed them, saying, Increase and multiply and fill the earth, and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and flying creatures of heaven, and all the cattle and all the earth, and all the reptiles that creep on the earth” (Gen. 1:26-28). 

* Only in the  Orthodox Church does God continue the same marriage blessing of one man and one woman which He instituted when He first married Adam and Eve. For in Orthodoxy the Priest calls on God to unite in sacred marriage the man and woman into one mutually loving couple, who with His blessing,  are able to bear children and produce a family and thus help to replenish the earth. He established that the main purposes of marriage is to:“Be fruitful and multiply” that is to know each other and bear children together, raising them in the fear and love of God.  God issued laws which true believers need to follow, not out of fear alone, but because His laws are good and lead to piety and happiness in this life and everlasting joy in the world to come.  Pious and God-loving parents produce like children and the mutual happiness that ensues makes a happy family. On such a family God bestows many blessings.

Thursday, March 13, 2014



The age of skepticism
Philosophy of Immanuel Kant

     Immanuel Kant, a German philosopher was born in 1724 and died in 1804. Rene Descartes, a Frenchman was born in 1596 and died in 1650. By birth they are separated by 128 years. During that period  most knowledge was derived from books. Kant the critic, learned about Rene Descartes, long after he was dead, by reading about him in a book, and examining his  incomplete syllogism: “I think, therefore I exist.” No one else ever came up with this statement other than Descartes.*  Kant not only did not doubt but readily accepted that Descartes certainly did exist and that those were certainly his words.
   However,  Kant says that “any argument for the existence of God is bound to fail since it is a product of reason which must use experience to create validity. We must concede this world to empirical science since this is the way human reason actually works, but we may reserve our capacity for hope by not putting forward reasoning about God's existence which are bound to come into conflict with science.”   Why?

    Why does the argument for the existence of God fail because we acquired it through reason? Why should reasoning about God, conflict with science?  The truth is that false religion and true science will always disagree; just as false science and true religion will always be in conflict. However, it is common to hear in the western world, that Faith and reason are opposed to one another, and this has been established by the firm entrenchment of false religion. Right reason is from the Lord and Logos and Reason of God himself (One of the meanings in Logos is Right  Reason).

The skeptics of philosophy that sprang up in western culture helped to make the western world fall into the blackness of deadly skepticism, and finding no room for discussion of truth, they advise not to even discuss religion.  Truth instead of having Christ, the Living Truth,  each one can have their own truth, which divides men rather than uniting them, heaping many evils upon mankind.   They assert that any reasoning about God’s existence is necessarily will come into conflict with science.  For Kant denies that God can be understood by science and human reasoning.  Kant’s  reasoning is upside down, for he accepts the certain existence of Descartes, whom he read about, and  believes that what he believed was expressed in a book. But God also declares himself in a book, telling  about himself and all His created works in great detail such as: 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


Anathema            Leave it alone; set aside, keep away (anathema                                  cannot be lifted
Apostolic            Successor of and keeper of Apostolic doctrine
Blasphemy          To speak profanely against the holy

Catholic              For all people and nations, not exclusive
Christ                 The Anointed One
Consciousness     Know together with

Devil                  Name means slanderer of God
Dogma              Established belief which is true
Entification         Bringing matter into existence

Essence              Hypostasis and nature together
Hades                 Prison of souls beneath the earth
Heresy              Choosing an opinion, contrary to accepted teaching

Heterousian Of a different essence
Homousion Of the same essence
Hypostasis Substance; that which stands beneath

Hypothesis Statement of thought, predicated to be truth                                       based on known truth
Idea                   Mind’s image which distinguishes a being
Gehenna           Eternal torment, the second realm of permanent                                  death

Life                 In man, the spirit, only source is God the Giver                                   of life
Logos Reason, speech, idea, word; 
Love Desire to give all the good to the one loved

Messiah            The Christ
Metaphysical Beyond the physical; inwardly distinguishes a                                    being 
Mundification Actions of forming the world or worlds

Nature              Sum total attributes of a being
Neighbor          Biblical sense; One very near an dear to me
Nexus              The connecting link or bind

Nous, noetic The mind, of the mind
Ontological That which pertains to the explanation of beingness
Orthodox         The right or correct understanding or teaching

Paradigm         A model or type of reality
Paralogism Reasoning that is not complete or lacking in correctness
Person An entity, an ego that is reflective of thoughts
Philosophy  Love of Wisdom; science whose object is the                                     divine Wisdom
Physical        That which pertains to sense-perceptive reality
Pneuma          Spirit, breath; in reference to God, uncreated                                       essence

Principal           The first of many
Principle           The leader the main, fundamental law or axiom
Prophet             One who speaks for God to people

Prosopon          The fore-face, countenance, person
Psychology Science of the soul of man and its attributes and                                qualities
Rudder,              The Collection of all canons of Orthodoxy

Spirit Greek pneuma, breath, was breathed into man
Syllogism           Deductive reasoning, premising a major, minor,                                  and conclusive sentence
Synodikon That which pertains to the same path
Truth Correct and precise representation of a being