There Can Not Be a Guardian Angel Without Proper Baptism

There is no reconciliation with God without Baptism as delivered by the Holy Spirit to the Apostles on the day of Pentecost 2000 years ago! The baptism that was divinely begotten on the day of Pentecost by the Holy Spirit cures man from all sin, purifies the heart, and sets the proper preconditions to enable man back to the presence of God! [2 Corinthians: 4:6]. “God makes His Light shine in our hearts, to bring us the knowledge of God’s glory shining in the face of Christ. The Holy Sacrament of Baptism also abolishes all of the consequences of the propateric sin (Adam and Eve’s sin) that were condemning man away from His creator God and sending him the moment of death to horrible Hades eternally.

The CONSEQUENCES INHERITED is SPIRITUAL DEATH https://wordpress.com/post/jameswiliamsblog.wordpress.com/1768

Those Baptized as ordained by the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost the moment of death when their soul exits their body are escorted to the Toll Houses by their guardian angel where there is going to take place “a judgment before the judgment” that will determine each persons waiting place between Paradise and Hades till His Second Coming. The Heavenly Kingdom or Hell are not present yet only Paradise where Lord Jesus is present along with all of His Saints and Hades that has been the “holding place” for all souls from the beginning. The Heavenly Kingdom and Hell will show up after His Second Coming along with the rendering of His Justice at which time all of God’s creations will acquire along with their soul a body again.

The name Satan also means the Accuser

Orthodox Afterlife: The 20 Toll Houses https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuKzcPwKuqY

From the beginning of its creation, no Church member was to remain without true Baptism and we first see this in the Apostolic Canons 46 and 47: the first canon strictly forbids the bishop or presbyter to recognize heretical baptism as valid in the second one, the bishop or presbyter is strictly forbidden to repeat a baptism over one who already had a valid baptism. Thus, Apostolic Canon 46 speaks about the inadmissibility of heretical baptism.
“This Apostolic Canon (46) refers to heretics in the times of the apostles, who offended against the chief dogmas about God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. https://www.holy-trinity.org/ecclesiology/pogodin-reception/reception-ch1.html

The 85 Holy Apostolic Canons of the Apostles https://www.newadvent.org/fathers/3820.htm
The trial of the Toll houses is for those entitled who were purified during the Holy Sacrament of Baptism and they were part taken (united) with God. Before the coming of the Lord Jesus and the creation of His Church, it was not possible for anyone to see God and live. [Exodus 33:20] And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.
Becoming PURE the Heart beginning with Holy Baptism and then retaining the purity with Holy Confession is the only way for man to return to God’s presence (Salvation).
Angels and demons will both verify if the purification begotten at Baptism has remained. [Mathew 5:8] “Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God” God wants all of His creation including His fallen angels (demons) to know firsthand all of the reasons for the fairness of His decisions on each and every individual.

At the conclusion of His Second Coming, each and every person will take their rightful place under the throne of God who according to Revelation is going to be surrounded by a crystal sea symbolizing the transparency, clarity, and fairness by which God will render His Justice on all of His creations.
[Rev 4-6] “And before the throne, there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind”.

How Christians keep their Heart pure after Divine Baptism The Holy Sacrament of Confession is described by the Holy Fathers as the Second Baptism for it keeps the heart pure as it was begotten during Baptism.

A life prompt: Confess https://wordpress.com/post/jameswiliamsblog.wordpress.com/360h
The guardian angel and demons both will verify if the person going before the Toll Houses is worthy to be in the presence of God in Paradise.
The Toll Houses hearings that are centered around the verifying of the individual of the upkeeping of all of the commandants of God involve the presence of demons that have collected information on a person’s sins during their lifetime. Demons are present during the Toll House trial because they are hoping to collect the soul for their selves after the trial and drive to horrible Hades.

The Guardian Angel

The guardian angel will defend against demon accusations and will testify to the day and time their sins were redeemed by confession. All others without Divine Baptism can not possibly stand in the presence of God they can not possibly will no go thru the Toll Houses, they have no need of a guardian angel because during the exit of their souls from their bodies they are driven like always by demons straight to Hades to await the rendering of His Justice the day of His Second Coming

THE CHURCH IS NOT A BUILDING it is the Divine BODY of Christ. This is how Paul verifies that the Church is the Body of Christ! [Colossians 1: 24] “Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church: This is why during Baptism Christians are united with Lord Jesus who is Body the Church! (Galatians 3:27) “You were baptized into union with Christ, and now you are clothed, with the life of Christ himself” Lord Jesus is the Head of the Body the Church.

Colossians 1: 18-23
18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. 19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; 20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. 21 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled 22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: 23 If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister; THe Church as the Body of Christ http://orthodoxinfo.com/general/stjohn_church.aspx

WHO IS LORD JESUS
[Revelation 21:6] “Lord Jesus Christ is the ALPHA and the OMEGA, the CAUSE of the CREATIONAL BEGINNING, the CAUSATION OF CREATION, the SUPREME and UPMOST PURPOSE FOR ALL CREATIONS
Jesus Christ is the Second Person of the Holy Trinity, Who proceeds from the Father only (cf. John 15:26). became “incarnate by the Holy Ghost and of the Virgin Mary and became man” (Nicene Creed) The Nicene Creed http://mb-soft.com/believe/txh/nicene.htm

The True Story of Lazarus the First Bishop of Cyprus here

Lazarus experienced death for four days, not a near-death experience. He became the first Bishop of Cyprus for 30 years before dying a second time. Cyprus was the second Church created by the Apostles after the one in Jerusalem. https://wordpress.com/post/jameswiliamsblog.wordpress.com/1894

On Eternity -Video Elder Ephraim (on remembrance of death Hell and Judgement)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57f45V4IZOo
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The Samaritan woman, Saint Photini

John 7:37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. 38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. 39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.

Drink from this water …it is Living water it is the Grace of God it is the Holy Spirit needed for the anablasis of man to god man (Holy) after the cathode of the Holy Spirit and the creation of His Church by the Apostles! It is the Holy Spirit that purifies the hearts of men at Baptism and enables those becoming worthy (Holy) to return to the presence of God! [Mathew5:8] “Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God”.

The Samaritan woman came from the city of Sixar. The water that Lord Jesus is talking about is “the Living (Life) water meaning an inexhaustible fountain of the Holy Spirit begotten when Baptized. When Baptized she was given the name Fhotini. From then on she dedicated herself to spreading of the Gospel (the good news ) to Africa and Rome. She was put to death by emperor Neron (54-68) when finding out she made to Christians his daughter Domnina and a few of his slaves. Along with Fotini became Martyrs her sons and her five sisters! If ever in Cyprus there a Temple in Limassol dedicated to Saint Fotini. Her miracle-making Holy Kara (Head) is found in the Holy Monastery of Gregoriou in Mount Athos Grreece. A Saint of the Greek Orthodox Church celebrated the 26 February each year.

One of the many Churches in Cyprus  build for Saint Photini

The Samaritan woman was given at Baptism the Christian name Photini http://ww1.antiochian.org/st-photini-samaritan-woman      

St. Photini (the Samaritan woman) and her Apostolic family https://www.thegoodshepherd.org.au/st-photini-and-her-almost-forgotten-apostolic-family

There are Holy remains of the Saint in the Monastery of Pantokratoros (Athos Mount) and some in the Monastery of Holy Lavra Kalabryta, and in the Monastery of Kykkos Cyprus.

Holiness and Holy Remains. Holiness is not a moral or an ethical condition it is an ontological transformation seen after death and after exhuming the body! http://full-of-grace-and-truth.blogspot.com/2009/08/relics-of-st-photini-in-constantinople.html      

Holy Relics in Orthodox Church http://easternorthodoxspirituality.blogspot.com/2015/05/the-place-of-holy-relics-in-orthodox.html

Saint Photini the Samaritan Woman

The real story of the Samaritan woman is an example of the type of deeds that attract the Grace of God remaking him this way into a godman.

ECUMENISM is a horrible LIE about LOVE Can the ONE GOD you believe in have many wills as to the way of your personal Salvation? Through the spirit of the Council of Churches and Ecumenism, the personal God (the one God) of the ONE WILL (Ephesians 4:5-6) is abolished and his place is given to many other “gods” with many other WILLS through which the possibility arises for all to partake of a common cup (Holy Communion) while they each believe and confess different things!

God bless

MEDITATION

While practicing Mediation the will of a man that acts like a DOORMAN to ALL PERSONAL THOUGHTS is cut off and the guardian to the soul becomes idle!

A person who is Mediating can resemble an empty House in the woods that allows free entrance to anything that crawls to all living creatures.
Let us imagine that somewhere there is a log house out there in the middle of the woods in a clearing. Let us now open all of the doors and all of the windows wide open and then go away for the rest of the night. Any living creature can now crawl into the house during the night with the doors and windows open and it can be understood why.
It is the same with the human mind/heart. During Meditation the “empty” (no activity) state of mind that is desired for “enlightenment” by those meditating deffer it from acting as a DOORMAN to ALL PERSONAL THOUGHTS

The heart leaves the body.

In [1 Peter 3:4] Peter informs us that the heart is a person.
“But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

The heart is the person that represents each and every one at the moment of death when the soul exits the body. This is the heart/soul upon which Lord Jesus will restore man “to body and soul” again at His Second Coming according to each person’s deeds. [Galatians 6:7-8] “7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption, but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. According to the teachings of the Holy Fathers of the Greek Orthodox Church the center of a person’s self-conscience is not the brain or the nervous system but it is the heart because of having a certain supernatural function. Under the correct circumstances, it becomes an area of communion with God through His Divine Grace. There is no role for the mind after death for it will dissolve right after it is buried under the ground.

The fact that a person who meditates achieves a relaxing state (nirvana) that expediences no anger no jealousy and no passions are merely an indication that evil spirits no longer “provoke” a person with URGINGS. This gives them a false sense that meditation is beneficiary even though there can be hundreds of demons present in their heart. In [Luke.8 30-31] And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him.
What are urgins/ Logismoi (Evil thoughts) http://saintandrewgoc.org/home/2014/3/7/logismoi-evil-thoughts.html

God created the heart of man to be His Temple. [1 Corinthians 3:16] Don’t you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and who was given to you by God”?

The devil is offering humanity the same lie that caused Adm and Eve their exile from Paradise the loss of their immortality and their presence to God! ” Eat from this forbidden apple and you will become god like God is“! The same offer for theosis (to become god) comes with Medtation which “teaches” man that he can become a god without prayer and without the help of God.

Yoga which means to UNITE with God and Meditation are techniques that were provided by pagan god “demons” who seek to capture and keep the soul for their selves for all eternity

Elder Paisios on Yoga and Hinduism

Gods of the New Age – Documentary. Weep at the degeneration man whose journey into eternity has not even begun,

Without confession, Meditation will remain as proof of a relationship with demons that will give them the authority to collect the soul at the moment of death and keep it for all eternity.

Ierotheos Metropolitan of Naupaktos about Greek Orthodox Baptism
“Through the “rite of birth in God”, holy baptism, man’s nous (mind) is illuminated, freed from slavery to sin and the devil, and is united with God.

ECUMENISM is a horrible LIE about LOVE Can the ONE GOD you believe in have many wills as to the way of your personal Salvation? Through the spirit of the Council of Churches and Ecumenism, the personal God (the one God) of the ONE WILL (Ephesians 4:5-6) is abolished and his place is given to many other “gods” with many other WILLS through which the possibility arises for all to partake of a common cup (Holy Communion) while they each believe and confess different things!

God bless

SALVATION TRUTH THROUGH THE PLAIN HISTORY OF THE CHURCH

“One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all”

History
The Church (the ONE Church) created by the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost consisted of 5 Patriarchates Jerusalem; Antioch, Rome Alexandria, and Constantinople

The Western Christians (Rome) by abandoning the right faith ~disobayed a commandment 0f God as found in Ephesians 4:5 they then lost Apostolic Succession and their Holy Sacraments became no longer valid.

The demands of Rome

In the year 809 AC 2 dogmatic reformations started by 1st by the Western Emperor Charlemagne who changed one article of the Nicene Creed (about the Holy Spirit), and the 2nd Ecclesiastical change by Pope Nicolas who for the first time, established the «Juridical Primacy» of the Bishop of Rome, (as an absolute monarch) all on his own brought on the schism! So, the Western Christians and all that followed by abandoning the right faith lost the Apostolic Succession, and the consequence is that their Sacraments are not valid. They are called Christians, but they lost the sanctifying power. They are called Christians, but they lost the sanctifying power. They (the Church of Rome) and all others following creating “new” Churches without the canons (rules) delivered by the Holy Spirit are no longer vine branches (John 15). Without the right participation in the Holy Sacraments of the Church created by the Holy Spirit which sanctify man and through him the world, there is no possibility of advance towards incorruptibility, which finally will lead to the incorruptible universe, the «New Heaven» and the «New Earth»,or the «New Jerusalem» (Rev.21), (2.Pet.3,12-13), (Rom.8,21-22), (Hebr.12,26-28).

The Church of Rome LOST Apostolic Succession and the Holy Sacraments where the lord Jesus is High is present as Hight and MEdiator to His Father for the Salvation of man.

The Holy Mysteries or sacraments in the Orthodox Church are vessels of mystical participation in the divine grace of mankind. In a general sense, the Orthodox Church considers everything which is in and of the Church as sacramental or mystical.
The sacraments, like the Church, are both visible and invisible. In every sacrament, there is a combination of an outward visible sign with an inward spiritual grace. Saint John Chrysostom wrote that they are called mysteries because what we believe is not the same as what we see; instead, we see one thing and believe another.
The sacraments are personal — they are the means whereby God’s grace is appropriated to each individual Christian. In most of the sacraments, the priest mentions the Christian name of each person as he administers the sacrament.
[A Kor. 4:1] LET a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God
http://orthodoxwiki.org/Holy_Mysteries

The newly founded office of the Cardinal after the schism and ALL OTHER Christian Churches following are unknown both to Lord Jesus and His Apostles who created Churches around the world through THE LIFE SAVING Apostolic canons that UNIDE man with God and enable him back to His God’s presence (Salvation). Without Iera Paradosis Holy tradition and the participation in the divine life of the Church where Lord Jesus is High Priest and Mediator to His Father, life after death conditions will be the same as before the coming of our Lord Jesus where there was no hope no Salvation!

IERA PARADOSIS (HOLY TRADITION) WHAT THE APOSTLES PREACHED AND THE CHURCH RECEIVED
https://wordpress.com/post/jameswiliamsblog.wordpress.com/1676

THE DECLARATION OF THE GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH JUST BEFORE THE SCISM

VIIth Ecumenical Council, 787 A.D. The Synodal of Orthodoxy.     Theological Texts translated or written by Irene Economides.

What the Prophets saw, what the Apostles preached, and the Church received and the Teachers (of the Church) indoctrinated, and the inhabited world (Ecumene) accepted in agreement, as the Grace shone, as the truth was proved, as falsehood was driven away, as the wisdom obtained outspokenness, as Christ hath confirmed all this by His reward: the same do we believe, equally do we speak, likewise do we preach Christ our true God, and we honor His Saints through words, scriptures, seasonings, and services, either in temples or in icons, worshipping the first as God and Master through our reverence, and venerating the second as His genuine Servants who have the same Master with us, honoring also them in a relative manner. This is the Faith of the Apostles. This is the faith of the Fathers (of the Church). This is the faith of the Orthodox. This is the faith that hath supported the human universe (Ecumene).

This text was proclaimed in the ceremony of the Restoration of the icons, on March 11th 843 A.D., when Theodora was on the throne of the Byzantine Empire.(She finished her life as a nun and her incorrupt body is kept in the Orthodox Metropolitan church of the island of Corfu (occidental Greece)and works miracles to this day. Since that date this text is read in church on the «Sunday of Orthodoxy», the first Sunday of Great Lent,in order to commemorate this important event which expresses the victory of Orthodoxy over heresies.

LORD JESUS /God Logos MUST DO IT ALL PERSONALLY https://wordpress.com/post/jameswiliamsblog.wordpress.com/1910

GOD IS LIGHT AND THE SAINTS IN THE HOLY SPIRIT BECOME LIGHT [Acts: 6-15] ” 15 And all that sat in the He face council, looking steadfastly on him, saw his face as it had been the face of an angel.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezItFNpdnVY&feature=youtu.be

Ierotheos Metropolitan of Naupaktos about Greek Orthodox Baptism                                                                                                    “Through the “rite of birth in God”, holy baptism, man’s nous (mind) is illuminated, freed from slavery to sin and the devil, and is united with God.

What Is the Orthodox Church? – Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95P744siC7U&feature=youtu.be

The Orthodox Ethos https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChozbOPP6uOJ2UkiTZy-sgQ

 Greek Orthodox by country   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Orthodoxy_by_country        

ECUMENISM is a horrible LIE about LOVE Can the ONE GOD you believe in have many wills as to the way of your personal Salvation? Through the spirit of the Council of Churches and Ecumenism, the personal God (the one God) of the ONE WILL (Ephesians 4:5-6) is abolished and his place is given to many other “gods” with many other WILLS through which the possibility arises for all to partake of a common cup (Holy Communion) while they each believe and confess different things!

God bless

           

The Creator God Logos and His Second Coming

Only Creator God Logos/Jesus Christ who is sitting to the right of His Father can bring His Second Coming,                                                                             [John 17:5] “And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was”.

A description of Lord Jesus in part of the Symbol of Faith that took place during the first Ecumenical Synod of the Church in Nikea the 3rd century.                                                                                  

***“And in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all ages: Light of Light, true God of true God, begotten, not created, of one essence with the Father, through whom all things were made. (The Lord Jesus“ John 5:18-23, Revelation 19:11-16, Romans 10: 8-13; Son of God“ 1 John 4:9, John 8:58, Exodus 3:6; Light of Light“ Psalm 84:11, Isaiah 60:19-20, John 1:4-9, 8:12, 10:30, 17:21;

True God of True God“ John 20:28, Titus 2:13, 2 Peter 1:1; Begotten not made “ John 1:14, 1:3, Colossians 1:16-17; of One Essence“ John 1:1, 10:30).
For us and for our salvation He came down from heaven and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became man. (Us [Man] – Genesis 1:26, 5:1, 9:6, 2:7, Matthew 10:28; Salvation“ 1 Timothy 1:15, James 5:20, Ephesians 2:8; Incarnate “ John 1:14, Hebrews 4:15, Matthew 16:13-16; Virgin Mary “ Matthew 1:23, Ezekiel 44:2, Matthew 13:55-56, John 19: 26-27)” **
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The moment of His Second Coming

In Apocalypses, we are clearly informed of the conditions on earth THE MOMENT OF THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS CHRIST. We read that the EARTH and HEAVEN are going to fly away from His presence and that they are NEVER going to be SEEN no more. (Apocalypses 20:11) “EARTH AND HEAVEN FLED from His presence AND WERE SEEN NO MORE.
In (Apocalypses 21:1) we are informed of the appearance of a NEW HEAVEN AND A NEW EARTH! “Then I saw A NEW HEAVEN AND A NEW EARTH . THE FIRST HEAVEN AND THE FIRST EARTH DISAPPEARED, and THE SEE VANISHED”

As you can see from the scripts beloved ~the earth and heaven and the seas~ will all disappear when Lord Jesus appears at His Second Coming.
This remaking of the Cosmos/universe can only take place on the command of God Logo/Lord Jesus who is God Creator the Second Person of the Holy Triad who is going to render His Justice on the deeds of each and every one individually at that time.

[Revelation 21:6] “Lord Jesus Christ is the ALPHA and the OMEGA, the CAUSE of the CREATIONAL BEGINNING, the CAUSATION OF CREATION, the SUPREME and UPMOST PURPOSE FOR ALL CREATIONS
The mention of a new heaven and a new earth in Apocalypses 21:1 is simply the attempt of the evangelist John to describe in words the indescribable heavenly world that he saw that was revealed to
him through Apocalypses.

THE SYMBOL OF FAITH (of the Orthodox First Ecumenical Synot 325AC) https://wordpress.com/post/jameswiliamsblog.wordpress.com/2310

The Church created by the Holy Spirit https://wordpress.com/post/jameswiliamsblog.wordpress.com/2221

Holy Orthodoxy: The Ancient Church of Acts in the 21st Century http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laHcgdE55Mo

ECUMENISM is a horrible LIE about LOVE Can the ONE GOD you believe in have many wills as to the way of your personal Salvation? Through the spirit of the Council of Churches and Ecumenism, the personal God (the one God) of the ONE WILL (Ephesians 4:5-6) is abolished and his place is given to many other “gods” with many other WILLS through which the possibility arises for all to partake of a common cup (Holy Communion) while they each believe and confess different things!

God bless


THE SYMBOL OF FAITH (of the Orthodox)

The Nicene Creed Ist Ecumenical Synod of the Christian Church 325 A.D in Nikea http://mb-soft.com/believe/txh/nicene.htm

The 7 Ecumenical Synods held by the Church were not held in order for the Holy Fathers to find the Truth but in order to find a way to word it. The Truth was always present in the Church for it was producing Saints none stop from the very beginning!

The institution of the Ecumenical Council was for the Church its highest teaching, legislative, administrative, and judicial body.

The Nicene Creed

The word Creed comes from the Latin credo meaning “I believe.” From the beginning of the Christian Church, Creeds were associated with the Baptismal Rite as one had to confess his/her faith prior to initiation into the Faith. With many different creed forms existing in various regions of Christendom, it was essential for the early Church to confess the same Faith since they were members of the same body of Christ. Challenged by great controversies regarding the Son of God and the Holy Spirit, the Christian Church defined the Faith in the Nicene Creed at the First Great & Holy Council in Nicaea (325 AC) and the Second Great & Holy Council in Constantinople (381AC). This was the common Confession of Faith used throughout the entire Church (2 John 9).
I believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible. (One God Hebrews 10:38-39, Matthew 16: 25-26, 10:28; Creator “ Genesis 1:1-2, Psalm 33:6, Isaiah 45:18, Job 34: 14-15, John 1:1-3, Colossians 1:15-17; Things visible and invisible“ Hebrews 11:3, Deuteronomy 29:29, Genesis 1:1, 2:1, Colossians 1:16)
And in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all ages: Light of Light, true God of true God, begotten, not created, of one essence with the Father, through whom all things were made. (The Lord Jesus“ John 5:18-23, Revelation 19:11-16, Romans 10: 8-13; Son of God“ 1 John 4:9, John 8:58, Exodus 3:6; Light of Light“ Psalm 84:11, Isaiah 60:19-20, John 1:4-9, 8:12, 10:30, 17:21;
True God of True God“ John 20:28, Titus 2:13, 2 Peter 1:1; Begotten not made “ John 1:14, 1:3, Colossians 1:16-17; of One Essence“ John 1:1, 10:30).
For us and for our salvation He came down from heaven and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became man. (Us [Man] – Genesis 1:26, 5:1, 9:6, 2:7, Matthew 10:28; Salvation“ 1 Timothy 1:15, James 5:20, Ephesians 2:8; Incarnate “ John 1:14, Hebrews 4:15, Matthew 16:13-16; Virgin Mary “ Matthew 1:23, Ezekiel 44:2, Matthew 13:55-56, John 19: 26-27)
Crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, He suffered and was buried. (Crucified“ Matthew 27:35, John 20:25, 19:17, 19; Pontius Pilate “ Luke 3:1, 23:24; Suffered and was buried “ 1 Peter 2:24; Philippians 2:5-8, Ephesians 1:7, 2:4-7)
On the third day He rose, according to the Scriptures; (Rose again “ 1 Corinthians 15:16-22, Psalm 93:1-2, Luke 23:43, Acts 2:27)
He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. (He ascended “ Daniel 7:13-14, Acts 1:3, 9, Acts 2:29-33, Hebrews 1:8)
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead. Of His kingdom there shall be no end. (in glory “ 2 Corinthians 8:9, Matthew 25: 31-46, John 5:28-29, 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17, 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10; Judgment “ 2 Corinthians5:10, Hebrews 4:12-13, 11:6, Matthew 12:36, 25:31-46, 1 John 1:9, Romans 12:1-21; shall be no end “ John 18:36, Hebrews 12:22-24, 28, Ephesians 1:3-4, 2:4-7, Colossians 1:13-14)
And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of Life, who proceeds from the Father, Who together with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified, Who spoke through the prophets. (the Holy Spirit “ 2 Corinthians 3:17, Acts 4:26, 2:36; Giver of Life “ Job 34:14-15, Acts 17:24-29, Genesis 2:7, John 20:22, 2 Corinthians 3:2-6; Proceeds from “ John 15:26; The Trinity Glorified “ Matthew 28:19, 1 Corinthians 12:4-6, 2 Corinthians 13:14 Ephesians 4:4-6, Genesis 1:26, Deuteronomy 6:4, John 14:23; Spoke through the Prophets “ 1 Peter 1:10-12, Acts 2:1-4, Acts 2:1-4, 33, John 18:28, 1 Corinthians 5:7)
In One Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. (Church “ 1 Corinthians 5:7-8, 10:16-17, 12:12, Genesis 17:4-5, 49:24, Isaiah 28:16, Daniel 2:34-35, 44-45, Micah 4:1-2, Matthew 16:18, Romans 6:17-18, 2:17-22, 4:5, 4:14, Hebrews 12:22-24, 13:10-18, 1 Peter 2:1-10, John 4:24, 10:4-5, 1-: 27-29, Acts 2:42, 4:24, 6:7, Galatians 6:10, Jude 3, 20-21, Titus 2:7-8, 1 Timothy 4:12-16, Colossians 1:18-20, 1 Thessalonians 5:9-11, Hebrews 12:22-24; One “ Romans 12:3-5, 1 Corinthians 10:17, 12:12-13, Colossians 1:18, 1:24, 2:19, Ephesians 1:22-23, 4:4, 4:15, John 6:63, 2 Corinthians 3:5-6; Holy “ Romans 11:16, Galatians 2:20, Ephesians 5:1-2, Titus 2:14, John 17:17-18, 1 Timothy 4:13-16, Acts 2:38, 8:17, 2 Corinthians 3:18; Catholic “ Matthew 18, 20, John 4:21-24, Hebrews 12:18, 22, Acts 2:41-47, Revelation 7:9-12, Colossians 1:28, 3:11; Apostolic “Ephesians 2:20, John 17:18-23, Mark 16:15-16, Isaiah 59:21, Acts 2:42, 8:18, 9:17, 19:6, 2 Timothy 1:6-7, 1:13-14, 1 Timothy 4:14, Hebrews 6:1-2)
I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins. (Baptism “ John 3:5, Acts 2:41, 2 Kings 5:10-14, Isaiah 1:19, Mark 16:16, Acts 22:16, John 3:5, Acts 8:36-39, Romans 6:4, 1 Peter 3:20-21, Matthew 28:19, Ephesians 1:7, Colossians 1:20, Revelation 1:5)
I look for the resurrection of the dead, (Resurrection of the dead – John 5:28-29, 1 Corinthians 15:51-55, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17, Matthew 17:1-9, Mark 9:2-10, Luke 9:28-31, Acts 1:9, 2 Corinthians 5:6-9, Philippians 1:21-23, Luke 16:22-25)
And the life of the age to come. Amen. (the age to come “ John 3:15-16, 1 Corinthians 13:21, 1 John 3:2, Revelation 22:4-5, 21:3-4)

The Nicene Creed The Symbol of Orthodox Christian Faith

The Scriptural references above are taken from Orthodox Christian Catechism, pp. 3-72
Creation The Orthodox doctrine of creation is that God has brought everything and everyone from non-existence into being. God remains UN created and ever existing.
Creation – Bishop Nikolai Velimirovich This world did not create itself, as nothing in it has ever created itself. This world is not the work of an evil power, nor the work of many creators, good and evil, but is the work of one gracious God. The world is divine in its origin and therefore its end shall also be in God. It comes forth from a chamber of life and will therefore end in light. When we know that the beginning is good, then we know that it tends towards good and that its end will be good.
Humanity – Man is created in the image and likeness of God. Humanity has the task (process-oriented) of reflecting God in His creation. Humanity though can only be understood in light of the revelation of God through His Son, Jesus Christ.
Sin, evil, the devil, suffering and death go hand-in-hand in the Bible and in Orthodox theology. With sin, man literally, misses the mark. The fundamental truth is: man and the world need to be saved.
Jesus Christ – Believing in One Lord Jesus Christ is the prime confession of faith. It is this confession, which identifies Jesus with the Most High God. Thus, we understand that Jesus the Christ is begotten before all ages. In other words, He is without beginning and without end (the Alpha and the Omega: Revelation 21:6).
Incarnation – Jesus is born from the Virgin Mary because He is the divine Son of God, the Savior of the world. Jesus is not understood as a “mere man.” He is indeed a real man, a whole and perfectly complete man with a human mind, body, and soul. But He is the man, which the Son and Word of God has become. Thus, the Church confesses that Mary is the Theotokos, which means literally the one who gives birth to God.
Redemption – Christ’s victory over death is man’s release from sins and man’s victory over enslavement to the devil.
Resurrection Christ is Risen from the dead! This is the main proclamation of the Christian faith. It forms the heart of the Church’s preaching, worship, and spiritual life. The Orthodox Church believes in Christ’s real death and His actual resurrection. In His resurrection, Jesus is a new and glorious form. Christ’s resurrected humanity is full of life and divinity. It is humanity in the new form of eternal life of the Kingdom of God.
Apostle’s Witness – The apostles beheld the risen Lord for forty days. They were personally given thousands of wonderful facts, which, gathered together, affirmed that Christ is God and man, the Son of the living God, the Savior of men, who loves them as He saves them. 4/14
Ascension – The ascension of Jesus Christ is the final act of His earthly mission of salvation. The doctrinal meaning of the ascension is the glorification of human nature, the reunion of man with God.
Judgment – It is Christ who will judge not God the Father. Christ has received the power of judgment as the One who is truly man, the One who has suffered every temptation of this world and has emerged victorious.
Man’s final judgment and eternal destiny is depends solely on whether or not he loves God and his brethren. The conditions of the final judgment are already known. Christ has given them Himself with absolute clarity (Matthew 25:31-46; Gospel Reading for Meatfare Sunday).
Second Coming of Christ – All nations, without exception, shall be gathered before Him. But it will be of no use for anyone, at the time, to accept and confess the great divinity of our Lord, if he had denied Him on earth. Now is the time to accept the divinity of Jesus. 3/12
Judgment – God, in His unchanging mercy, waits for sinners to come to themselves and repent, and prepare for that day that will not come again. That day is not like the many days that are given to man for repentance and preparation for the meeting with God, it is the day not for repentance but for judgment.
The Kingdom of God – Christ’s kingdom is not of this world. The Kingdom of God therefore is a Divine Reality. It is the reality of God’s presence among men through Christ and the Holy Spirit.

THE CHURCH IS NOT A BUILDING it is the Divine BODY of Christ.

[ Colossians 1: 24] “Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church:

The Church created by the Holy Spirit
https://wordpress.com/post/jameswiliamsblog.wordpress.com/2221

Saint Seraphim of Sarov On Acquisition of the Holy Spirit https://www.greekorthodoxchurch.org/saint_seraphim.html

Begotten from the Orthodox web page titled The Symbol of Faith http://mb-soft.com/believe/txh/nicene.htm

ECUMENISM is a horrible LIE about LOVE Can the ONE GOD you believe in have many wills as to the way of your personal Salvation? Through the spirit of the Council of Churches and Ecumenism, the personal God (the one God) of the ONE WILL (Ephesians 4:5-6) is abolished and his place is given to many other “gods” with many other WILLS through which the possibility arises for all to partake of a common cup (Holy Communion) while they each believe and confess different things!

God bless

THE TWO WAYS OF ACQUIRING KNOWLEDGE

[Colossians 2-8] “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit after the tradition of man.”

LOGIC

There are two ways by which man can acquire knowledge. The first way is known as Philosophy and is described to be begotten in “a man centered way”. In order for this knowledge to be acquired man has the first word always depending on his mind his own understanding of things his own logic that is frequently influenced his man’s fantasia. Man’s logic and thinking process have the first word in formulating ideas in order to express ideas, opinions or visions, or in order to further benefit mankind in medicine and science.
Logic (science) was given to man s a gift in order that he would be able to to live on his own apart the presence of the Divine Grace of God that was doing everything or them!. Logic is the eye (knowledge) through which man could live away from the presence of his Creator God and the means by which he could see and know the all wisdom and creativity of God…not God Himself! There is a verse in the New Testament that describes the circumstances under which God will make Himself known to man! [John 14:21] “He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself unto him”.
A public understanding about science that is a must! https://wordpress.com/post/jameswiliamsblog.wordpress.com/1878

REVELATION FROM GOD

The second way in acquiring knowledge needed for Theosis and the return to the presence of God (Salvation) is begotten through Revelation from God and it is known as acquiring knowledge the ~Christ centred~ way. The precondition of acquiring knowledge the Christ center way (Revelation) is that religious Life is practiced according to the Will of the Triad God as delivered for the Salvation of man 2000 years ago with the 85 Holy Apostolic canons (rules). The Church created by the Holy Spirit the day of Pentecost was not a building or a human made organization, but a living god man organism (Jesus) that is Divine. Paul verifies  the fact that he Church is the Body of Christ!  [Colossians 1: 24]  “Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church:

This is why during Baptism  Christians are united with Lord Jesus who is Body the Church! (Galatians 3:27) “You were baptized into union with Christ, and now you are clothed, with the life of Christ himself”  

Being that there can only be ~one body of Christ~ (the Church) it was the reason why Paul was very lucid of a special characteristic that was to always accompany His Church! [Ephesians 4-5-6]  5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism, B E C A U S E  6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

Cannons of the Apostles                                                        http://www.holytrinitymission.org/books/english/canons_apostles_grabbe.htm#_Toc68522491-

 These Holy Apostolic Cannons received through Revelation by the Holy Spirit enable the presence of Lord Jesus as the “head of His Body the Church”, High Priest and Mediator to His Father for all Christians individually, they ensure man’s freedom because they were set forth to free man from his biggest tyranny that is SIN, and they are aimed to set man free from his biggest tyrant who is the devil.-

(Α Colossians 1:18) “He is the head of his body, the Church; He is the source of the body’s life”.                                  http://orthodoxinfo.com/general/stjohn_church.aspx

 The Rudder https://orthodoxwiki.org/The_Rudder

The word Rudder was given to cannon law of the Church to point out its importance in relation with the part of a ship (the rudder) whose job is to steer it and give it direction.

The Rudder (Greek: Πηδάλιον) is a collection of the texts of Orthodox Canon law that followed by St. Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain. It was first translated into English by D. Cummings, and published by the Orthodox Christian Educational Society in 1957 under the title of The Rudder. In addition to the texts of the canons, Nicodemus includes his own commentary

The TRUTH is revealed ONLY to those who have properly prepared to receive it those who love Him by obeying His commandments and it is RECEIVED PERSON to person, meaning that the TRIAD God delivers the knowledge personally to man just like he delivered Moses the Ten Commandments. [John 14:2] “He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him” Salvation means Salvation from death, and death means the Eternal separation from God.

      What Is the Orthodox Church? – Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick                                         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95P744siC7U&feature=youtu.be   

GOD IS LIGHT AND THE SAINTS IN THE HOLY SPIRIT BECOME LIGHT                                                                                    [Acts: 6-15] ” 15 And all that sat in the He face council, looking stedfastly on him, saw his face as it had been the face of an angel.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezItFNpdnVY&feature=youtu.be

A SAINT IS A NEW CREATION ON EARTH              https://wordpress.com/block-editor/post/jameswiliamsblog.wordpress.com/52    

Human Transformation through Repentance: St. Mary of Egypt

ECUMENISM is a horrible LIE about LOVE Can the ONE GOD you believe in have many wills as to the way of your personal Salvation? Through the spirit of the Council of Churches and Ecumenism, the personal God (the one God) of the ONE WILL (Ephesians 4:5-6) is abolished and his place is given to many other “gods” with many other WILLS through which the possibility arises for all to partake of a common cup (Holy Communion) while they each believe and confess different things!

God bless

The Church created by the Holy Spirit

Greetings from Cyprus the island of the Saints the second Church created by the Apostles after the one in Jerusalem Act 13:4-5-6
The Holy Bible was not written as a philosophical book but as an ECCLESIASTICAL one! Salvation took place in the first 60 years of Christianity in the absence of the Holy Bible that first startled to show up with the Gospel of Mark! Timeline http://orthodoxfaith.co.uk/timeline

Reading about Baptism in the Holy Bible we read about a union with God but the Holy Bible does not inform us how! We read about Holy Communion but the Holy Bible does not inform us how! We read about holiness and about becoming Holy however the Holy Bible does not tell us how either. Only the Church that wrote the Holy Bible as an Ecclesiastic book will tell us how!

Why was it necessary that the Salvation of man be delivered by the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost with 85 Divine begotten Holy Apostolic Canons?

The nature of being Holy

Being Holy is not a moral or an ethical term it is a ~ontological transformation~ divinely begotten when becoming ~part man part~ god beginning with Baptism testifying to the awesome presence of God in the body. (1 Corinthians 3 :16) Don’t you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and who was given to you by God”? This union with God (part man part god) ) is also described as becoming a new creation or becoming a new Adam.
This is how Paul describes His personal experience, as being a new creation. (Gal 2:20) “So that it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me” Paul admits that God (Christ) lives in him, making him this way – part man and part god- a god-man by His Grace, a way of being never seen on heaven or earth before. (Galatians 6:15) “For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature”. So the heavenly Kingdom is NOT a “place” it is “a way of being”, begotten and experienced from this here life. (Luke 17:21) No one will say, “Look here it is”! Or, “There it is!” because the Kingdom of God is within you”

The 85 Holy Apostolic Canons (rules) delivered by the Holy Spirit to the Apostles are still in use by the Greek Orthodox today http://www.holytrinitymission.org/books/english/canons_apostles_grabbe.htm#_Toc68522491

THE APOSTLES WERE RAISED TO HEAVENLY MYSTICS (PRIESTS) FOR THE SALVATION/REMAKE OF MAN to godman, or to becoming a new creation
https://wordpress.com/block-editor/post/jameswiliamsblog.wordpress.com/1041

The center of our attention for Salvation and union with God/theosis is the purity of the heart and not knowledge acquired by the reading of the Holy Bible! [Mathew5:8] “Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
In [John 20:23] there is a description by the Lord Jesus of the need for sins to be remitted. “Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained” This verse clearly indicates confession

The presence of God in John 20: 21- 22 -23
Please note in (John 20:21) how Lord Jesus (the Son) also involves the Father in His actions that are about to take place. “Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you”. In verse (22) Lord Jesus also implicates the Holy Spirit. (22) “And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost”: The sins talked about in verse (23) can not possibly be remitted (forgiven) if they are not heard first! Confessing one’s sins is known as the Holy Sacrament of Confession. “Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained”

The Mystery of Confession.
While Baptism removes all sin, confession comes as a second Baptism retaining the needed purity of the heart that was begotten at Baptism for Salvation!
https://sainteliasny.com/the-mystery-of-confession/

The AUTHORITY to be able to remove SIN on the behalf of Lord Jesus took place when the Lord breathed on them and said (John 20: 22) Receive ye the Holy Ghost. This authority has been passed down to the Bishops of His Church from the beginning through the Holy Sacrament of ordaining a Bishop. Ordained Bishops have APOSTOLIC SUCCESSION that is begotten when a person is ordained a priest. Apostolic succession is the “guarantee” from above for the presence of God in the Church with His Holy Sacraments as the High Priest for the Salvation of man.

Apostolic Succession
https://orthodoxwiki.org/Apostolic_succession

WHAT ARE HOLY SACRAMENTS/MYSTERIES? The Holy Mysteries or sacraments in the Orthodox Church are vessels of mystical participation in the divine grace of mankind. In a general sense, the Orthodox Church considers everything which is in and of the Church as sacramental or mystical. The sacraments are personal — they are the means whereby God’s grace is appropriated to each individual Christian. In most of the sacraments, the priest mentions the Christian name of each person as he administers the sacrament. [A Kor. 4:1] LET a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God http://orthodoxwiki.org/Holy_Mysteries

The Church
The Church created by the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost is not a building or a human-made organization, but a living god-man organism (Jesus) that is Divine. This is how Paul verifies that the Church is the Body of Christ! [Colossians 1: 24] “Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church: and this is why during Baptism a Christian is united with his Body the Church…and this is why Paul was very lucid about a very special characteristic of the new founded Church none negotiable! [Ephesians 4, 5-6 ] 5“One Lord, One faith, One baptism”
By the time the first Gospel of Mark started to show up in 60 AC there was already a Church present (created by the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost) where Salvation took place ~in the Absence of The Holy Bible~thought what is known as Holy Tradition (Iera Paradosis). WHAT THE APOSTLES PREACHED AND THE CHURCH RECEIVED https://wordpress.com/post/jameswiliamsblog.wordpress.com/1676

DIVINE LIFE
The Christian way of life in the Church that SAVES is known as DIVINE LIFE/No education needed. In the beginning of Christianity (the first 60 years) Salvation was taking place in the absence of the Holy Bible. This is because Salvation was/is possible by Divine Life alone. No education or the need to read is necessary! The key to Salvation is not knowledge proof is the devil who is not saved even though he has the most knowledge of us all because of being present in the Old and New Testaments both! The keyword to Salvation and theosis is the gift of a virtue given to all human beings ever born and it is the virtue of being able to be OBEDIENT

DIVINE LIFE is the daily upkeeping of the Lord His commandments as known in the Holy Bible and our honest participation in the Holy Sacraments of the Church where Lord Jesus remakes man to a godman to those who attract His Grace.
Salvation has been taking place from the beginning of the creation of His Church without a need for education by participating with honesty to:
1) Divine Thanks, 2) Confession, 3) Holy Communion, 4) Fasting, and 5) Prayer.

The Church of Cyprus here was the second Church created by the Apostles after the one in Jerusalem. The first Bishop here was Lazarus the resurrected friend of our Lord Jesus

Lazarus video of Church and His resting place
http://www.cyprusisland.net/churches/church-saint-lazarus

LORD JESUS /God Logos MUST DO IT ALL PERSONALLY https://wordpress.com/post/jameswiliamsblog.wordpress.com/1910

Theosis Union with God: The Goal of Orthodox Christianity
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARj2xZ1qKyk

Holy Orthodoxy: The Ancient Church of Acts in the 21st Century
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laHcgdE55Mo

Greek Orthodox by country https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Orthodoxy_by_country
The word Ecclesia (Church) is found in the original Greek text of the Holy Bible 105 times!

God bless

The New and Old Testament in relation to each other and Salvation

THE OLD TESTAMENT: The Moral Law was delivered by Moses for the healing of the mind

THE NEW TESTAMENT: The Spiritual Law which was delivered by the Apostles for the healing of the soul

In the Old Testament the relationship of man with God was centered around preparing ~THE MINDS OF MEN AND WOMEN~ with the knowledge of God and the knowledge of His Law. The building of the Temple of Solomon was an example for the discipline and obedience needed in order to prepare for the New Testament!

The obedience and discipline to God in the New Testament was/is needed because it prepares the MIND/HEART/SOUL for a PART TAKE (UNION) WITH GOD beginning with BAPTISM following the participation in His Holy Sacraments (Church) where Lord Jesus/God/Logos is “the Head of His Body the Church as High Priest and Mediator to His Father for the Salvation of all mankind. The center of attention in the New Testament is the purity of the heart enabling man to eventually know God personally [Mathew5:8] “Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God”

The nations that are called by God to have repentance and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ are the Jews and the Greeks! [Acts 20:21], “Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Church as the Body of Christ http://orthodoxinfo.com/general/stjohn_church.aspx

The Old Testament Law served as was a school master in becoming the children of God.
The New Testament about the Old Testament. In [Hebrew 8:7-13] we read 7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second. 8 For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah: 9 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord. 10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: 11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest. 12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. 13 In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.

In [Galatians 3:23] we also read: But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. [24] Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. [25] But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. [26] For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.[27] For as many of you as have been BAPTISED into Christ have put on Christ. The words “putting on Christ” means being Holy, Eternal life, new creation, the overcoming of mortality, the new Adam or becoming a god by the Grace of God that all have in common the return to the presence of God and the heavenly kingdom!
[Luke 17:21) No one will say, “Look here it is”! Or, “There it is!” because the Kingdom of God is within you”.The heavenly kingdom is not a place…it is a way f being!
The Heavenly Kingdom is not a place, it is a way of being! https://wordpress.com/post/jameswiliamsblog.wordpress.com/1597

Old Testament Worship and the New Testament Church https://www.saintgeorgekearney.com/old_testament_worship_and_the_new_testament_church

The Bible In The Orthodox Church: The Old Testament (Discovering Orthodox Christianity)

Priesthood (Eastern Orthodox Church) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Priesthood_(Eastern_Orthodox_Church)

The Holy Mysteries (Sacraments) https://orthodoxwiki.org/Holy_Mysteries

GOD IS LIGHT AND THE SAINTS IN THE HOLY SPIRIT BECOME LIGHT The Image and Likeness of God https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezItFNpdnVY&feature=youtu.be

What Is the Orthodox Church? – Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95P744siC7U&feature=youtu.be

God bless

There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon

There is one glory of the sun…
A Corinthians 15:39-45
39 All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. 40 There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. 41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory. 42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incoruption: 43 It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: 44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. 45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

GOD IS LIGHT AND THE SAINTS IN THE HOLY SPIRIT BECOME LIGHT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezItFNpdnVY&feature=youtu.be

Human beings are creations…descended from light! jameswiliamsblog.wordpress.com/628
St. Symeon the New Theologian The vision of Divine Light https://www.johnsanidopoulos.com/2009/10/st-symeon-new-theologians-vision-of.html

This Saturday…HOLY LIGHT! https://wordpress.com/post/jameswiliamsblog.wordpress.com/1685
The Light of Mount Tabor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smXD2cPKxxo&t=381s

The first martyr Stephen [Acts: 6-15] ” 15 And all that sat in the He face council, looking stedfastly on him, saw his face as it had been the face of an angel. This is kind of personal experience, is been been known to take place with His Saints continuously, throughout the 2000-year-old history of the Church

Father Zacharias of Essex Monastery Human Relationships in the Light of Christ 3 of 5 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2HoJOYisQk
Describing His Saints after His Second Coming, Paul explains to the Corinthians how the Saints of God will differ from each other by the variation in Light of their personal glory!

According to St. Nicholas the Athonite after Hi Second Coming the bodies of the Saints will be like that of the risen Christ and will be: Soft, Lightweight, Beautiful, Glorious Transparent, Bright, Warm, and spiritual. The bodies of the unholy (the likeness of the devil) will have a surpassing difference to those of the righteous ones there will be tough, heavy, ugly, foul, dark, evil stiff and unrefined”.

You will never hear Greek Orthodox boast on the creation of His Church and Salvation however you hear them boast for keeping everything delivered by the Holy Spirit for the Salvation of man unchanged!

Greek Orthodox by country https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Orthodoxy_by_country
God bless