ADAM and EVE

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Genesis 1 “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth”.

The revelation of His Saints that “the almighty Word of the Lawgiver God and His creational command was said ~one time for all times” applies from the beginning of creation till the end of the world is surly correct because it is begotten through Revelation (Divine Light)  that is the very base of the Greek Orthodox theology.

St. Symeon the New Theologian The vision of Divine Light

“It is me, God, Who became man for you; and behold that I have made you, as you see, and shall make you god”. http://www.monachos.net/content/patristics/studies-fathers/67

In the Garden of Eden the transformed archangel Lucifer (the snake) is free to do what he does today with all people everywhere and at all times to whisper in their hearts and in their minds like he did with Adam and Eve Adam the things that they might want to hear in order to disobey God and find their selves in the same disposition he is.  Lucifer’s whisper is made very attractive it is always covered with lies and it is based on the same principals of pride and selfishness that were the reason of his downfall his own transformation …he whispers “if you eat from the apple you will also be God like He is God”!  God does not “punish” them for eating the apple he finally sends them away because they did not show any signs of remorse…they did not repent! The first chance to repent was given when Eve cut the apple from the tree. She did not have to eat it!  The second chance was given after they had both eaten from the apple. The third time was given when they had a chance to personally talk to God. Adam threw the blame on Eve… and Eve blamed it on the snake!

God had a very special plan for them in Paradise.

God created man, the way He would have liked to be a man, if He was a man! This is why God created man to be in His Image Nous (mind), Logos and  Pneyma (spirit). The image of God in man describes all of the means by which man can know God as a PERSON. The Holy Fathers of the Greek Orthodox Church teach that “God is a person because He is known to talk to people like Moses PERSON to person!

The Likeness of God however comes from a union with Him and this is something that has to be earned by those who desire it and it was to be begotten by the type love that comes about through obedience. The obedience type of love described here is found in the New Testament in [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”

The relationship of man with God begotten in the New Testament points out the plan intended for man  when God was creating Adam and Eve and this was an eventual  ~a Union with Him~ that was to come about through obedience!  This is why; the greatest gift for all of His creations was their free will, the freedom to choose. He created all of His angels this way (proof is the fallen archangel Lucifer/snake) and this is the way God created Adam and Eve. When creating Adam and Eve God did not “impose” this part take with Him (to become His Likeness) they were to achieve it through the type obedience in their lives that would be based on their true love emotions for Him.

Being disobedient by first eating of the forbidden able following by the refusal to repent are the events that caused the unfolding of cosmological events build within creation that were to unfold manifesting the new will of God for the Salvation of man in case of disobedience.! If God went on and made Adam “a god by the Grace of God” after he had sinned, then Adam would have had the rightful conclusion that being partaken (united) with God does not exclude disobedience!

In Paradise the ~trust and the confidence~ for God that is described by the word Faith was known by Adam and Eve by the knowing God personally. This type of Faith failed.

In the new material world however the Faith needed to know God is begotten by trust and confidence alone. Trust and confidence however does not provide Revelation as to the way to Union with God… obedience does! This type of a Faith of having Faith turned out to be superior of the faith Adam and Eve for there are millions and millions throughout the 2000 year old history of the Church who achieved Salvation a UNION WITH GOD through Baptism that returns man to His presence.

The coming of Lord Jesus and the creation of the Church was to “set up” the right circumstances for man to be able to personally know God. After Pentecost and the dissenting of the Holy Spirit  (Acts 2:1-4), the Apostles created Churches around the world using specific rules (given from above) that are known as the 85 Holy Apostolic Cannons.

Cannons of the Apostles http://www.holytrinitymission.org/books/english/cannons_apostles_rudder.htm

These Holy Apostolic Cannons that establish our Lords presence ~in His Body the Church~ as High Priest and Mediator to His Father for each and every one of us ensure man’s freedom, 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.

His Body the Church                                                                                                                                         (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

Most of the Apostles their selves became Bishops in order to go around the world and create Churches for the Salvation of man. The word Ecclesia (Church) is found in the Holy Bible 105 times!                                                                                                                                  Apostles who became Bishops                                                      http://orthodoxwiki.org/Seventy_Apostles

During the schism that took place in the years 1054, the WILL of God was replaced with the will of man in violation of [Ephesians 4:5] which is very lucid as to a certain characteristic of the Church none negotiable  created by the Apostles.  [Ephesians 4, 5] “One Lord, One faith, One baptism”. Lord Jesus cannot be present in any Church outside the one created through  the Holy Spirit it is not possible for Him to part take with the Salvation of man in disobedience of His own commandments!

If sins are not redeemed the way specified by the Holy Spirit (Holy Canons),  life after  death will be the same as before the coming of Lord Jesus where there was no hope no  Salvation

Understanding the Orthodox Christian Faith  (the Faith of the Apostles)

Lord Jesus did not come to teach philosophically but THERAPEUTICALLY.                 http://www.johnsanidopoulos.com/2013/03/the-foundations-of-orthodox.html

God bless, please remember me in your prayers                                                                           Constantinos James Wiliams

 

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A MATTER OF THE HEART!

A person…is the heart!

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To know thee, is to know Him PERSONALLY

[John 17.3]  And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

1 “To know Lord Jesus philosophically is to have a love relationship with an idea “philosophy” and not Lord Himself who appears to his Saints in His Divine Light as a PERSON”!

2 “The TRUTH begotten as the Supreme Personal Truth is a PERSON (GOD), and as a PERSON they who truly love Him they shall know Him”.

Beloved fellow Christian brothers and sisters,

The Christians of the first Christian Church became Saints, following a certain Life of Worship that was specific that was passed down by the Apostles in the beginning of Christianity. A lot of Christians today will never seek to know the true nature of Sainthood, because they think that it is something that cannot be clearly defined something unknown belonging in the past. The truth is that by discovering “Sainthood” the True nature of Holy men and women, Christians of all nations WILL ALSO DISCOVER, THE ONLY REAL PURPOSE OF LIFE ON EARTH. This is because Sainthood is not a description of being good “goodness” or “the privilege” to live in a “good place”, but it is an acknowledgment of the UNION (Part Take) of man with God! This mystical union with God been verified in the Orthodox Church through out the centuries, by the method of the Removal of Relics, that’s done for the purpose of visually establishing an actual -physical ontological transformation on remains that only takes place  if the Holy Spirit was present with in the Saints body (heart) while alive.

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

The only proud claim of the Orthodox Church created by the Apostles throughout her 2000 year history is that “they have kept everything delivered by the Holy Spirit the day of Pentecost for the Salvation of man UNCHANGED”.

It is a matter of the heart

The main reason of holding Divine Liturgy from the very begging of the creation of the Church (remember the catacombs) was to perform the Mystery (Holy Sacrament) of Holy Communion. During this Mystery the “gifts” that the Christians bring which are the bread and the wine, transform mysteriously into the Blood and the Flesh of Lord Jesus. Holy Communion is described in [John 6, 54] to be the most essential precondition for Eternal life. “Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and I will raise them to life on that last day”.

It is well known by those who study and know Orthodox Christianity that God has allowed many of His priests that were worthy, to see the Body (flesh) and the Blood of Lord Jesus in the Holy Chalice through out the history of the Church. There are Saints that have told us that during this Mystery (Holy Sacrament) of Holy Communion Lord Jesus was seen in the Holy chalice surrounded by Divine Light and that He is taken down entirely during the consumption of Holy Communion! Holy Communion is also described or known by the Holy Fathers  as the “Medicine of Immortality” for it is with the aid of the ~Body and Blood~ of Christ that Christians arrive slowly-slowly to the “supernatural state”, or the “likeness of God” known as Holiness or Sainthood. (Of course this happens only if someone’s daily life is accompanied with “pleasing to God” deeds). This supernatural state (Holiness) is begotten when God makes man His own Temple thus enabling man to knowing God personally a condition also known as ETERNAL LIFE.  [John 17.3]  “And this is LIFE ETERNAL that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent”. So to “know thee the only True God Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent” means to know Him Personally and not philosophically as Christians know Him by the reading of the Holy Bible alone. Wasn’t this the whole purpose of His incarnation and Sacrifice to enable men and women BACK to His Presence? Isn’t this Salvation?

The Orthodox Church teaches that the words ~Eternal Life~ does not describe a place, but a way of being, it a description of a union with God an ontological condition never seen on earth or heaven before a description of a new creation!

[Colossians 3 10] “And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him”:

It is  a description of a part take (part man -part god) that is known to the Church as being Holy, New Adam, the overcoming of mortality, Salvation and being a god by the Grace of God!

[Corinthians 6:19]  “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 reading of the Word of God and the practice of Christian life alone can cure the mind of man up to a certain extent (better behaviour), however it cannot provide the necessary purity needed for the ill begotten heart that is of a heavenly nature and in need of a heavenly therapy.

(Matthew 15:19) “For from his heart come the evil ideas which lead him to kill, commit adultery, and do other immoral things; to rob, lie, and slander and others.”

The Holy Fathers teach that the heart, which is the centre of the soul (and our psychosomatic self)  reflects the condition of the eternal self (the person) the one that leaves the body at the moment of death. [1 Peter 3:4 “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 ill begotten heart needs healing because it is through the heart that man can only sanctify God. [1 Peter 3:15] “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: This is why the first precondition to SEE God (to know Him personally) is the purification of our hearts.

[Matthew 5-8] “BLESSED ARE THE PURE IN HEART- FOR THEY SHALL SEE GOD”.

The purification then of the heart will then enable man to the presence of God in the heart! [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”. In other words if our hearts are not purified through the Holy Sacraments of the Church with the type therapy prescribed by the Holy Spirit 2000 years ago where Lord Jesus is present as High Priest [Hebrews 5:5] and Mediator to His Father, God will not be able ~to shine His Light in our Hearts~ in order to bring us the knowledge of His Glory (His presence) not now, not for all times to come!

This is the reason why the Orthodox monks pray concentrating their mind not upward, but inward and downward toward their Hearts where they hope to witness to the Glory of God’s 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 Holy Bible was written and delivered to humanity as an Ecclesiastic book and not a philosophical one. The most importance role of the Holy Bible besides being a true reference of the life and the deeds of our Lord it comes to teach each and every one the divine morality needed to be king along with Lord Jesus in His Heavenly kingdom. [Luke 22:29-30]  29 And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me; 30 That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

Taking a very small example from His parable of the Good Samaritan we need to acquire his type gracious and philanthropist morality and make it our own from this her life! The Good Samaritan who is a stranger to this person in need does not only show mercy but also shows compassion.

[Luke 10:36-37] “Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves? 37 And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.

The divine morality found in all of the books of the Old and New Testament applied in all aspects of our lives, will attract the Grace of God and give Him the opportunity through His Holy Sacraments as High priest to REMAKE each and every one according to their personal obedience and deeds to a god man by His Grace a condition described as Salvation and Eternal Life.

The vision of Divine Light                             http://www.monachos.net/content/patristics/studies-fathers/67

 

Iera Paradosis (Holy Tradition) “What the Apostles preached and the Church received”

There was ONLY ONE Church [Ephesians 4:5] present in the world the first 1054 years of Christianity and this is a historical fact. The knowledge about Iera Paradosis (Holy Tradition) is knowledge that is discribed about in the Holy Bible by our Christians Saints ancestors who wrote it and delivered it to us!

In the beginning of the creation of the Church and in the ABSENCE of the Holy Bible, Christians went to Church through Faith alone they were baptized (were redeemed from sin entirely through the Holy Sacrament of Baptism) and became Saints by attracting the Grace of God through obeying all of His evangelical commandments and by participating at the same time in the Holy Sacraments of the Church as delivered by the Apostles begotten the day of Pentecost through the Holy Spirit. This dual responsibility of obedience of each Christian person is known by the Holy Fathers as Divine Life.

Divine Life

The up keeping in our daily lives of all of the Evangelical commandments and the  participation with honesty in all of the Holy Sacraments of the Church where Lord Jesus is present as the SOURCE in His BODY the Church (Α Colossians 1:18)  is the redeeming ~way of Life~ that describes Divine Life. In the beginning of Christianity (the first 60 years) and in the absence of the Holy Bible, Salvation was/is possible by Divine Life alone.

No education or the ability to read was ever needed for Salvation but the up keeping of Divine life alone. After Baptism, Salvation can be sustained/achieved by the participation to 1 Divine Thanks, 2 Confession, 3 Holy Communion, 4 Fasting and 5 Prayer. None of these duties require any kind of education, it is a matter of fact that a person need not even be able to read! (Could the Lord be any fairer for all? You see the Church was never about knowledge but about SIN. This is why everybody can participate ON EQUAL TERMS) !

The reason the Church was able to immediately start to produce Saints, was because of the presence of the ~Life Saving Sin Redeeming Holy Sacraments~ that imply the direct Personal involvement of resurrected Goodman Lord Jesus (God Logos) present in His Church as the Supreme Height Priest (Hebrew 5:5) and a mediator to His Father. [John 10.9] “I am the door: by me if any men enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture”.

Everything delivered by the Apostles for the Salvation of man was given the name “Paradosis” which derives from the Greek verb “paradono” which means TO PERSONALLY HAND DOWN OR DELIVER. In his first letter to the [Corinthians 11.2]  Paul is praising his fellow brother Christians because they remember him in everything and for keeping sound and unchanged the teachings as he hand delivered (paradosis) to them by word. “Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you”.

This Greek word “paradosis” was unfortunately replaced (translated) by Bible scholars (in versions of the Holy Bible ) for new  “churches”  showing up in violation of [Ephesians 4:5]  after the schism in 1054 AC with the word “Tradition” which means “something that is usually done” that DOES NOT represent (explain) the real meaning of the original Greek word Paradosis that is found in the original Greek script in the Holy Bible.

The Greek word Paradosis

The Greek word Paradosis means “lesson, to transfer, and or to personally deliver something”. The word Paradosis implies without question that the Holy Tradition of the Church was handed down by the Apostles personally (person to person) which makes this knowledge unquestionably very specific. In his letters to Thessalonians, to the Corinthians and the Philippians Paul is addressing his fellow Christians as the FOUNDER of their Church and not as a plain fellow Christian. As one of the founders of the Christian Church he continuously stresses out the IMPORTANCE of following strictly Holy Tradition (Iera Paradosis) “what the Apostles preached, and the Church received” for this knowledge was the indisputable Divine begotten WILL of God for the Salvation of man.

VERSES in Holy Bible about IERA PARADOSIS (Holy Tradition).

Again, please keep in mind as you read that: The Greek word “Paradosis” mentioned in these following 3 verses in his letters to the Thessalonians, the Corinthians, and the Philippians which mean “what the apostles preached and the Church received”, was taken out and replaced in various English versions of the Holy Bible (unknown to the Apostles and the Church) with similar words that FAIL to ACCENT on the real reason of the praise of the Apostle which was a praise for the correct up keeping for Salvation Truth/Law of “what the Apostles preached and the Church received”.

1) Ιn [2 Thessal 2:15] the Greek word Paradodis (what the apostles preached and the Church received) was replaced with the word “truth”. “So then, our brothers and sisters stand firm and hold on to those “truths” which we taught you, both in our preaching and in our letter.”

a) It should be obvious here, that word “truth” does not imply to Church knowledge that is very specific, but to knowledge that is commonly known and accepted by all,”

b) The word “truth’ fails to inform the reader that this knowledge (the truth) was personally delivered (paradosis) by Paul himself,

c) The word “truth” fails to inform the Bible scholar that the “truth” Paul is referring to was the Divine begotten

WILL of God passed down to the Apostles the day of Pentecost who in turn personally delivered it (Paradono) to the Church for the Salvation of man.

2) In [1 Corinth 11:2] the word Paradosis is replaced with the word “teachings”. “I praise you because you always remember me and follow the “teachings” that I have handed on to you.

a) If the “teachings” that Paul is referring to in this verse do not refer “point out” to the Paradosis “he preached and the Church had received” and do not refer to Bible teachings because the Holy Bible was nowhere to be found yet, where are these teachings referring to? The answer is found in the miss translated word from the original Greek scripts which Paradosis “What the apostles preached and the Church received”

3) [Phillip. 4:9] “Put into practice what you “learnt” and “received” from me, both from my words and from my actions”. Again in this verse the word Paradosis was replaced by the words “learnt” and “received” concealing in this way that the knowledge talked about here was personally hand delivered by Paul and the fact that it was very specific. (what the Apostles preached and the Church received)

a) The verse in [Phillip. 4:9] starts with the words “put into practice” and it finishes with “what you

learnt and received from me, both from my words and from my actions”. Isn’t the verse secretly but loudly describing the presence of the Greek word “Paradosis” that was taken out meaning “what was hand delivered by the Apostles and was received by the Church”?

b) Do the words “put into practice” and “what you learnt and received from me” indicate the fact that all his teachings about “the way of doing things” for the Salvation of man (Holy Tradition) were practices that were followed by all of the Apostles who were sent out to create Churches everywhere around the word? Does the verse in Philip 4:9 inform the scholar that Paul’s statement indicates very specific directions begotten from “what the apostles preached and the Church received”?

in the above 3 verses we have just studied how Paul gives the Church encouragement and praise by letter for up keeping correctly Iera Paradosis (Holy Tradition) concerning the WILL of God as to Church practices for the Salvation of man. The WILL of God as to the creation of his Church was begotten ONCE AND FOR ALL TIMES the day of Pentecost. [Acts 2:3,4]  3)“And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them”. 4) “And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance”.

Iera Paradosis (Holy Tradition)

The gift of speaking in tongs is usually what impresses people…If the Apostles were to go around the world in order to create Churches; they had the need to be able to speak the language first! This in reality was one of the smallest of the gifts. The greatest gift to mankind was the creation of His Church were man could redeem their self from SIN beginning with  the Holy Sacrament of Baptism,  and escape from what is known as the most horrible death which is the spiritual death that in essence describes the Eternal Separation of Man from God!

Holy Canons   http://www.holytrinitymission.org/books/english/cannons_apostles_rudder.htm

The “rules” that they were to create Churches with were received that same day of Pentecost and were given the name –cannons- There are 85 Holy Cannons that are present from the beginning of the creation of His Church. These are the cannons (rules) that the Orthodox have been following unchanged from the beginning of the creation of His Church.

What is Canon Law?

Although generally referred to as canon law, such a name given to the Church’s law suggests a parallel to secular law. It would be more correct to call it the tradition of the holy canons, since they are the object of its concern.

The first cannon specifies “How to ordain Bishop”, followed by the second how to ordain his helpers the Presbyter deacons and clergymen followed of course with how to prepare Holy Communion. In [John 6:54] we are informed of the importance of Holy Communion.  “Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day”.

In the Greek Orthodox Church we know Holy Communion as the “medicine of immortality” it is the essence the blood and body of our Lord that ~remakes man to” Goodman by the Grace of God~ an anaplasis of man by Lord Jesus  to a new creation.

[Colossians 3 10] “And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him”:

[Ephesians 4:23-24]  23 “And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; 24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness”. Becoming a new creation is also known as being Holy (1 Peter 1,16) a New Adam, the Overcoming of mortality, Salvation and being “a god by the grace of God”. All of these conditions describe  the return of man back to the presence of his creator God.

The benefits of Christians in obeying Iera Paradosi and the Cannons of His Church

“The Holy Cannons ensure mans freedom, 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”.

Most of the apostles became Bishops in his Church in order to keep being of service to their beloved Lord after he had ascended to His Father. The word Ecclesia (Church) is found in the original Holy Bible that was written in Greek 105 times!  Lazarus the resurrected friend of Lord Jesus was a Cyprus Bishop here for 33 years after he was resurrected. The Church of Cyprus was the 2nd Christian Church created by the apostles after the one in Jerusalem (Acts 13:4-5). Lazarus never did smile while a Bishop here because as he would say being in Hades was most horrible and he would continue by saying “no one being in Hades can ever smile again”  You see my friends the first time he died there was no Church no redeeming Holy sacraments to SAVE him from death (spiritual death)

Video about Lazarus, His Church and Resting place in Cyprus http://www.cyprusisland.net/churches/church-saint-lazarus

Apostles who became Bishops                                                       http://orthodoxwiki.org/Seventy_Apostles

Apostolic Succession

Apostolic succession is the tracing of a direct line of apostolic ordination, Orthodox doctrine, and communion from the Apostles to the current episcopacy of the Orthodox Church. All three elements are constitutive of apostolic succession.http://orthodoxwiki.org/Apostolic_succession

God bless, please take care                                                                                                                   Constantinos James Wiliams

The “rewards” of obedience

The devil is no longer a passenger on the coach…he is given authority to drive it.

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Lucifer the fallen  archangel (the devil)  accomplishes all of his destruction and death by only using his “mouth” just like in Paradise when he convinced Adam and Eve that they could become God by eating the apple!  In reality he has NO authority upon man. He can not make man do ANYTHING. This is because the greatest gift from God to man (and his angels) is their FREEDOM, the freedom to choose!

Demons are only allowed (by God) to sit at the “edge” of men’s hearts (like the snake on the tree in Paradise) and “whisper sweet nothings” known in Greek as logismoi (successions to commit sin) that involve the weaknesses of each and every one of us that he knows very well. Demons usually prefer those with expansionism priorities and expectations who are wealthy who can achieve the most harm who have a need of fame and glory just like he did! The invisible human heart (soul) is very visible to the body less  battalion of Lucifer and his demons are working very hard (lying according to each persons passions) in order to bring humans down to sin, in order to show God that humans are lower that demons, in order to show that human greed and ungratefulness is worse than theirs. As time goes by and man enjoys the fruits of apostasy from obeying the devil and denying God by  the fulfillment of their ill begotten passions, they come to a point that they no longer have an authority on their own personal will for they begin to be submitted entirely and without question to the will of the devil! The devil is no longer a passenger on the coach…he is given authority to drive it.  

It is known through the Old Testament that Eosforos (Lucifer) was Gods archangel, He was the most beautiful of the angels and he was the most knowledgeable. Angels were created by God before creation and before man. His ungratefulness and greediness was shown when he decided that he could put his throne over the throne of creator God who created him. Lucifer and the other angels that followed him were send way from the presence of God because they were repent less. (Judah 6) “And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day”. Their inner attitude of the fallen angels toward God and humanity is now known (reflected) on their outer bodies for all to know for all to visually see.  Doesn’t a goat “bully” or “push” around with his horns other goats in order to dominate the entire herd?  The fallen angels  choice of attempting this blasphemous and distorted act of betrayal resulted to the withdrawal of the Grace of the Creator God having as consequence their inner ugliness and ungratefulness to be now known on their outer bodies for all to see. Be sure, an Ant blowing at the sun in order to try to put it out, is a good resemblance of the “power” of the devil against God! The word devil comes from the Greek word “diaballo” which means  ~distort~ and in this case the word devil means  to distort the truth. The devil has no authority on the will of man he merely looks to exploit the weaknesses of each person (Power Gold, Fame Sex)  in order to get people to sin. Adam and Eve did not have to obey Satan they disobeyed on their own free will!  They disobeyed because they wanted to. The devil is considered to be a Fool because he dared think he could put his throne over the throne of his creator God! The devil does not work free for those he collaborates with who are those who have the same passions of expansionism fame and power  that he had that transformed him in an animal like existence as we know him today. At that moment of death the devil will show up and ask from God TO GET PAID for his SERVICES RENDERED during these people lives. He shows up with all and he accuses hoping to take the soul home. This is why his other name which is Satan means “the Accuser”!  His SERVICES will be PAID with an EXCHANGE of the person’s eternal soul. This is what the devil is working for; these souls will be his precious trophies for ALL TIME to come! Those Baptised,  those becoming Holy are “out of limits” from the hands of devil who can not possibly get close even if he wanted to because of the presence of the Holy spirit with in!  

Saint Nicodimos the Athonide is very lucid when describing the general “picture” of the Holy and the unholy (those accused) the moment of Resurrection.

The Holy Fathers teach that all those that attracted the  Grace of God with their deeds belonging to Lord Jesus Church (His Body) will resurrect with the body of the new Adam (New Creation) in other words with Lords Jesus Glorious Body as seen 11 times in the New Testament before ascending to His Father. His body and the bodies of those united with Him are described by the Holy Fathers to be: soft, light, 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”.      

Holy Orthodoxy: The Ancient Church of Acts in the 21st Century   -history of patriarchies-

A Word About Church History  

Scholars estimate there are over 2600 groups today who lay claim to being the Church, or at least the direct descendants of the Church described in the New Testament. Repeat: 2600! But for the first thousand years of her history the Church was essentially one. Five historic Patriarchal centers Jerusalem; Antioch, Rome, Alexandria, and Constantinople formed a cohesive whole and were in full communion with each other. There were occasional heretical or schismatic groups going their own way, to be sure; but the Church was unified until the 11th century. Then, in events culminating in A.D.1054, the Roman Patriarch pulled away from the other four, pursuing his long-developing claim of universal headship of the Church in violation of [Ephesians 4:5] that specifically points out ONE CHURCH for the Salvation of man. Today, nearly a thousand years later, the other four Patriarchates remain intact, in full communion, maintaining that the Greek Orthodox apostolic faith of the inspired New Testament record which is the Orthodox Church and her history as described herein, from Pentecost to the present day. 

Lord Jesus did not come to teach philosophically but THERAPEUTICALLY.                          http://www.johnsanidopoulos.com/2013/03/the-foundations-of-orthodox.html

HOLY LIGHT

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The Divine Presence in the Temple of the Holy Sepulchre Jerusalem for the past 1670 years

Orthodox Christian pilgrims and a priest cross themselves as they behold a ray of light after the Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, Saturday, April 23, 2011. Orthodox Christians believe Jesus was crucified and buried where the Church of the Holy Sepulchre now stands, and that a flame appears spontaneously from his tomb on Pascha of each year. ‎”For with You is the fountain of life; In Your light we see light.” – Psalm 35:10 LXX

Holy Light -The Hope-

The Holy Light seen in the Temple of the Holy Sepulchre is a MATERIAL light (like the sunlight is material light) provided by the Grace of God just like in the case of Moses, that appears every year as an invitation to those Christians who have left the Church the year 1054 A C that gives HOPE to the Orthodox Faithful who are not yet perfected and can not yet see (partake) -see God in His Divine Light- and live. Exodus 33:20: “And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live”.

His Divine Light

The presence of God can only be known in the heart where God is known to testify to His Self to man by those who were healed by those becoming worthy! [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 purpose of the Creation of the Church with Her Holy Sacraments where Lord Jesus is High Priest [Hebrews 5:5] is centered around making each and every Christian Baptized –worthy- by  union (partake) with God, a condition that can lead to, Sainthood,  the Overcoming of ones mortality, or “being a god by the Grace of God” Becoming Holy, Eternal Life and Salvation.

Why not be present the next time Gods Holy Light appears in His Church in Jerusalem. This is the date

2017 Abril 15

2018 Abril 8

2019 Abril 2

2020 Abril 19

2021May 2 and all Saturdays Orthodox Easter coming in the future!

In essence, each year God is offering an open invitation to all.                                      In essence, each year, humanity is offering God an open denial.

HOLY LIGHT (video in many languages)   

http://oodegr.co/english/ekklisia/holylight.htm                                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgNMWSkuIds                                                               Miracle of Holy Light in Jerusalem: Testimonies and Evidence

There are those who search the Patriarch for fire making materials. In essence there is absolutely NO NEED TO! AS you will establish in this video, the Holy Light is present all over in the Temple and -the torches light up by their selves- BEFORE the Patriarch comes out!Please also take a look at the pictures in the bottom of the web page. The fire does not burn. Remember Moses and the burning bush?

In the absence of Lord Jesus in His Church who remakes/recreates man to godman (holy) with His Holy Sacraments through being the Height Priest in His Church [Hebrews 5:5] there cannot possibly be hope… there can not possible be Salvation for anyone!

Respectfully your friend and servant                                                                                                    Constantinos J.W

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A SAINT IS A NEW CREATION ON EARTH

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This is the Holy Kara (head) of Apostle Luke

Lord Jesus did not come to bring a new morality or a philosophy on earth. He brought a Holy Tradition (Church Tr.) through which man is -REMADE- by Gods Grace to –A NEW KIND OF A HUMAN BEING – never known or seen on earth or heaven before… A NEW CREATION!

[Colossians 3 10] “And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him”:

[Ephesians 4:23-24]   23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; 24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

Man has a divine inheritance Church (Body of Christ) created by the Apostles through the Holy Spirit the day of Pentecost, and a divine destination (becoming Holy [1 Peter 1, 16] “Be Holy because I am Holy ”

The coming of Lord Jesus introduced into mankind a New Creation (a new kind of human being) for Lord Jesus himself was the first one, He was conceived by the Holy Sprit and -Mary His mother while remaining a virgin. Lord Jesus is a New Creation (godman) known to His Church as the new Adam consisting of 2 natures. The divine nature God Logos (Truth Spoken Words) and His human one. God Logos, who is the second Person in the Holy Triad, is a Godman by nature in this way.

The purpose of the creation of His Church by the Apostles through the Holy Spirit the day of Pentecost was in order to enable Lord Jesus to preside eternally as High Priest [Hebrews 5:5], in order to serve man to also becoming a godmen but “by the Grace of God”. [2 Corinthians 5 :17] “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature”:

Becoming a new creation is a supernatural condition that testifies to union with God known as being Holy. (Peter 1, 16) “Be Holy because I am Holy”.

Before the coming of Lord Jesus and in the absence of the Church it was impossible for man to know God personally, to see God and live. In [Exodus 33:20] we are informed why. “And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.

The philanthropist God, delivered His only begotten Son (God Logos) not to only teach, but to die on the Cross, defeat death as a man, become -the first born- from the dead (spiritual dead) in order to then become the -head of His Body the Church- where man could receive -the Therapy needed- thru His Holy Sacraments to exceed their human nature to be recreated by Lord Jesus (Go Logos) to Holy a condition known as NEW CREATION New Adam the overcoming of mortality and ETERNAL LIFE.

[Colossians 1:18] “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” So in simple words, God (God Logos) became man in order for man to become –god- (Saint) but with the Grace of God. The term “spiritual death “is an Ecclesiastic term describing -the Eternal Separation of Man from God-!

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 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”.

In [Galatians 1:16] we are also informed that it was no human (flesh and blood) who gave him his mission who revealed His Son to him. “To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood”:

This is the reason why the Holy Fathers say that the heavenly Kingdom is NOT a “place” it is “a way of being” a UNION of man with God Creator Himself, 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”. This is how the Apostles and the Saints did/do their miracles…it is not man that does them it is the God (Holy Spirit) within!

In [John 17:3] “And eternal life means knowing you, the only true God, and knowing Jesus Christ, whom you send” notice here please the words –KNOWING YOU- do not mean to know Lord Jesus philosophically as by reading about Him in the Holy Bible alone but it means: KNOWING YOU PERSONALLY!

St. Symeon the New Theologian Greek Orthodox Church.                                                              The vision of Divine Light                                                                                                                          “It is me, God, Who became man for you; and behold that I have made you, as you see, and shall make you god”.

http://www.monachos.net/content/patristics/studies-fathers/67

To know Him personally, means first Union -WITH Him BY Him- through His Holy Sacraments starting with Baptism. [Galatians 3:27] “You were baptized into union with Christ, and now you are clothed, with the life of Christ himself” Baptism unites man with his Creator God, by restoring man to Gods likeness, (Holy) granting him this way the opportunity here on earth to achieve immortality, a life that is eternal, otherwise known as ETERNAL LIFE. In order to be united with Christ this way (union with God/Salvation) there were special canons/rules delivered by the Holy Spirit to the Apostles the day of Pentecost known as the 85 Holy Apostolic canons that would enable Lord Jesus to be High priest and Mediator to His Father in his Body the Church [Α Colossians 1:18] for the Salvation of each and every one individually! [Hebrews 5:5] “Christ did not take the honour of being High Priest by Himself. God Himself gave this honour to Him. You will be a priest forever in the priestly order of Melchizedek”.

Ierotheos Metropolitan of Naufpaktos about Baptism. “Through the “rite of birth in God”, holy baptism, man’s nous is illuminated, freed from slavery to sin and the devil, and is united with God. That is why baptism is called illumination. But after that, because of sin, the nous is again darkened and deadened. The patristic writings make it clear that every sin and every passion deadens the nous”.

Once man is restored to Gods likeness the spiritual life needed to embrace theosis (holiness) is in no need of any special intelligence or education at all. It is known as Divine Life. It is the conforming of our conduct to the requirements of new virtues and a spiritual life also known as newness of life.

[Romans 6.4] “Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life”.

Divine Life

The keeping in our daily lives of all of the Evangelical commandments 2 and our participation with honesty in all of the Holy Sacraments of the Church is the redeeming way of Life that describes Divine Life. In the beginning of Christianity (the first 60 years) and in the absence of the Holy Bible, Salvation was/is possible by Divine Life alone.

No education or the ability to read was ever needed for Salvation. After Baptism, Salvation can be sustained/achieved by the participation to 1 Divine Thanks, 2 Confession, 3 Holy Communion, 4 Fasting and 5 Prayer. According to Church Tradition Saint Clement (Philippians 4:3) who sighted the Holy Cannons by sighing the last 85th one, is the Saint who informed us that the 85 Holy Cannons that the Apostles used in order to create Christian Churches around the world were written by Paul and Peter who are seen in His Churches to hold His Church in icons. The word Ecclesia “Church” is in the Holy Bible 104 times! These are the canons (rules) received by the Apostles the day of Pentecost by which the Apostles who became Bishops created his Churches (Ecclesia) everywhere they went around the world. [http://www.holytrinitymission.org/books/english/cannons_apostles_rudder.htm]

The Holy Cannons provide man’s freedom for they work in order to aid man to be delivered from Sin, and at the same time they liberate him from his greatest tyrant the devil. Most of the Apostles like Lazarus who loved Lord Jesus dearly became Bishops in order to serve His Church after His ascension.

Apostles who became Bishops to serve His Church                  http://orthodoxwiki.org/Seventy_Apostles

The Therapy of the Church is concentrated on the heart/soul. It is the part (it is a person) that leaves the body after death that is the center of man’s psychosomatic self… that is  ill begotten and in need of therapy.  [Matthew 15-19] “For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies”:

Furthermore Vainglory, selfishness, jealousy, hatred, murder, lustfulness, gastritis, stinginess, are all PASSIONS “adopted” by he heart that FORCE man (the mind) in a un natural acts that are known as SIN. In [Mathew 5:8] we are informed that the pure heart is the main precondition in being able to see/know God. “Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God”

To be Holy is not a moral or an ethical term, it is an ontological transformation verifiable on the Remains of Saints after death and after exhuming the body!.

Holy Remains

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

It is an 2000 year old Orthodox Monastic Tradition worldwide, to exhume the monks’ bodies 5 years after their death. Their remains are then placed in special charnel houses and at the same time the Monastery monks are given the chance to establish first hand if their brother monk brings signs of Holiness on his remain. In reality what they are looking to ascertain is: 2) Whether the remain (the bones) have acquired a honey- gold color, 3) Ascertain if a distinct beautiful scent (aroma) ascends from the monk’s relic. 4) In some cases (that are not rare) like in the case of Saint Demetrios the “fragrant” who lived the 3rd century, His Holy Remains gush out a semi liquid aromatic unction that looks like honey. Every year the 3rd of November, the delegation of His Temple in  Thessalonica Greece, opens His reliquary (that is permanently located in the Church), in order to gather from the Holy Remain His unction on cotton balls, so that the faithful ones can keep them as a special blessing. 5) It is well known among Christians of the Orthodox Church, that the Holy Remains (and the unction) are known to cure even the most incurable diseases and illnesses.The Holy Fathers of the Orthodox Church explain that the Gold and Aromatic Remains of a monk are signs of holiness, that are begotten as a result of an actual physical transformation or a metamorphosis that is ontological that takes place during the monk’s natural life. The Holy Fathers explain that this metamorphosis constitutes the needed proof that during the monk’s natural life he managed to become a “vessel” of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Fathers resemble the transformed Holy Remains of the monk with an iron that has become incandescent (transformed) after being put to the fire. Even thought the iron returns to what it seems to be its natural form and shape after being placed in the fire, a close examination reveals a change of colon and the presence of a powder like residue.

This is the reason why the term Saint is not a moral (ethical) term in Orthodoxy, but an ontological (physical) one that is verifiable. The glory found on holy remains is a prefiguration of this new glorified way of being (holiness) of the body. Upon visiting Saint Nicolaos (Santa Clause! ) resting place [http://obitel-minsk.by/_oid100025155.html],who was a 3rd century Bishop of the original Church created by the Apostles, nun Juliania Denissova writes. “The most important thing for me was that the Lord allowed me to see the wonderful signs of God’s presence on Earth with my own eyes and to learn something from it”. The relics of St Nicholas were a genuine window to the Eternity for me. She goes on and she writes: Myrrh, which is a supernatural, wonderworking and fragrant liquid, flows out from the relics of St. Nicholas even up to the present day.

Such trips are sometimes necessary not only for consolation but also to let a person have the chance to think over what is going on inside his heart as he stands face to face with the saint”.

The Church has kept the Holy Remains of her Saints from the very beginning of her creation, and the fact that she is custody today of Holy Remains of even the Apostles, prove the “age» of this Church Tradition http://www.johnsanidopoulos.com/2010/01/incorrupt-right-hand-of-st-john-baptist.html

In the history told on the above web side we can see how Apostle Luke is involved in the delivery of the arm (Holy Remains) of John the Baptist.

Talking of Apostle Luke, I must mention the fact that it is known by the Church that he was a doctor. Along with being a doctor he was also known to be the Churches first iconographer. The story in the following the web page also tells us where his Holy Remains are found today.   http://orthodoxwiki.org/Apostle_Luke

The Grace of God that sanctifies the holy remains with aroma is mentioned in the Holy Bible in (2 Corinthians 2: 14, 15). 14. “We owe thanks to God, because while he wins and while being triumphant, he always carries us all about in his triumph as deacons of his victory that takes place for Christ and his gospel”. 15. “Because we the apostles and the preachers of the gospel are indeed the scent of Christ that is pleasing to God˙ a scent amongst those who are saved and also amongst those who are sentenced to eternal loss”.

The same –Grace- is known to be transmitted through various objects (f.i. clothing and other objects) that come into contact with the bodies of Saints resulting to miracle making. (Matthew 20, 22), 20. “And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind [him], and touched the hem of his garment”: 21. “For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole”. 22 “But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour”. Oil was also used to removed demons and cure men and women by anointing them with it. (Mark 6:13) “And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.” They also cured the ill by using handkerchiefs or aprons. (Acts 19:12) “So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.”

In order for God to protect the monk from arrogance or protect him (or her) from other people that might want to harm him because of jealousy, allows the rest of us to see this metamorphosis (the signs of Sainthood) after death and after we exhume the body.

The most significant event that is EVER going to take place after His Second Coming and after Resurrection will be the ASCENSION of our Lord Jesus with His Saints to the Heavenly Jerusalem prepared by God before creation for those who became worthy.

(Revelation 21:10) “And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God”. In the Holy city of Jerusalem, there is going to be no need for the presence of a sun and there is going to be no need for a Church for Lord Jesus (God Logos) will be eternally present as Height Priest and a King in the order of Melxisedec. Divine Liturgy (and Divine Thanks) as delivered by the Apostles will be a part of the lives of the Saints just like it has been a part of their lives always. The Saints who became “gods by the Grace of God” with live along with Lord Jesus who is God by nature in a relationship that is best described as one of a royal FAMILY.

(Luke 22:30) “That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel”.

A Word About Church History   [the Church as described in Ephesians 4, 5 cannot possibly be more than ONE Church! “One Church One Faith One Baptism]”

Scholars estimate there are over 2600 groups today who lay claim to being the Church, or at least the direct descendants of the Church described in the New Testament. Repeat: 2600! But for the first thousand years of her history the Church was essentially one. Five historic Patriarchal centers Jerusalem; Antioch, Rome, Alexandria, and Constantinople formed a cohesive whole and were in full communion with each other. There were occasional heretical or schismatic groups going their own way, to be sure; but the Church was unified until the 11th century. Then, in events culminating in A.D.1054, the Roman Patriarch pulled away from the other four, pursuing his long-developing claim of universal headship of the Church in violation of [Ephesians 4:5] that specifically points out ONE CHURCH for the Salvation of man. Today, nearly a thousand years later, the other four Patriarchates remain intact, in full communion, maintaining that the Greek Orthodox apostolic faith of the inspired New Testament record which is the Orthodox Church and her history as described herein, from Pentecost to the present day.

Colombo did not discover America

The ancient Christian Church of the Apostles was present in America 1000 years before Colombo “discovered” her!

http://orthodoxinfo.com/general/connecticuts-5th-century-church.pdf

CBS TV -60 Minutes- went to Mount Athos Thessalonica. See what they have discovered

 

Mount Sinai where Moses got the Ten Commandments is an Greek Orthodox Monastery

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Catherine%27s_Monastery

The cave of the Apocalypse (Orthodox Divine Liturgy takes place there twice a day)!

 

His Church is His Divine Body and not an organization. In [A Colossians 1:18] we read that “He is the source” of His body meaning that after UNION with Him (God Logos) at Baptism being High Priest is the reason everything promised in the Holy Bible (Salvation/theosis) can come true.

[Α Colossians 1:18] “He is the head of his body, the Church; He is the source of the body’s life”.

http://eusebiosvittis.pblogs.gr/h-ekklhsia-swma-hristoy-patros-efsebioy.html

The word Ekklisia (Church) is found in the original Greek scripts of the Holy Bible 105 times!

Lord Jesus did not come to teach philosophically but THERAPEUTICALLY (to cure man from sin)

http://www.johnsanidopoulos.com/2013/03/the-foundations-of-orthodox.html

God bless,                                                                                                                                                      Your friend and servant

Constantinos James Wiliams

Death, and near death experiences.

tunel light.jpg                                                   Death and near death experiences are entirely two different experiences because in ‘near death’ a person experiences an ‘out of the body experience’ that does not represent real death. The devil who is still the “prince” of this world [John 12:31] at the moment of the exit of the soul appears as Jesus or an angel of love [2 Cor 11:14] or a tunnel of light in order to convince men and women that there is NOTHING TO CHANGE in their relationship with God in case the soul returns to the body. The devil does this by appearing as a Lord who is kind and a compassionate that does not take in account of the way we have lived or of our deeds.

The personal experience of Crystal McVea “Waking Up In Heaven ” describes a personal experience of a careless god which is very similar with a lot of other NDE experiences.                                                                                                                                               Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGw0MPa3dpY Video

In [2 Cor 11:14] we are informed that Satan is able at any time to transform into an angel of light “And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light”

Mickey Robinson who is a sky diver who went through a near death experience describes first of a horrible void (Hades). He continues by saying “you wouldn’t want any human being ever to get trapped in this. Then he is remarking of the fact that he is standing in the presence of God! He describes God as a river of golden light. He continues in saying that “this being is going to take care of him for eternity”.

Mickey Robinson Testimony (Death Experience)                                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kt-R4uUTPaA

Life after death experiences all have in common the presence of bright tunnels or kind companionate angels who allow a person to believe they are Jesus or rivers of gold till the soul crosses the line of no return! He goes on talking about Gods love and majesty however it is not possible for anyone to be in the presence of God (Divine Light) without the therapy as provided by the Holy Spirit the day of Pentecost and live! [Exodus 33:20] “And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.

Lazarus the resurrected friend of Lord Jesus whose body started to show signs of decay after four days of death was a Cyprus Bishop here (the second Christian Church ever created by the Apostles) for 30 years after leaving Jerusalem, and he was known to sometimes spit on the ground and never ever smile.

Lazarus a Bishop of the Church of Cyprus                                                                                                                                              http://www.sacred-destinations.com/cyprus/larnaca-ayios-lazaros

He was the only person known in the history of man who was “resurrected” after being dead for four days who can actually tell us about the ~HORRIBLE after death conditions~ known as Hades.

Lazarus the boyhood friend of Lord Jesus died the first time before His ascension and the creation of His Church he went to horrible Hades like everybody else because there was NO CHURCH, NO PARTAKE with God through BAPTISM, no Christian life and a spiritual relationship with Lord Jesus that SAVES!

The rules (canons) that would serve man for the Salvation from Sin were delivered by the Holy Spirit ~ONCE AND FOR ALL TIMES~ the day of Pentecost.

Cannons of the Apostles                http://www.holytrinitymission.org/books/english/cannons_apostles_rudder.htm

These Holy Apostolic Cannons that establish our Lords presence in His Church as High Priest and Mediator to His Father for each and everyone of us ensure mans freedom, 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

Any deviation or self-improvisation to the Will of God as to the Salvation of man is disobedience it …IS A SIN. In the year 1054 AC during the schism of the ONE Church that was in violation of [Ephesians 4:5] “One Lord, one faith, one baptism”, those in disobedience kept the Holy Bible and “turn their back” to the very Church (Holy Tradition) that wrote it! It is not possible for Lord Jesus to be High priest and Mediator to his Father for the Salvation of man to new founded Christian organizations after the schism in violation of his own canons! The word Church (Ecclesia) can be found in the Holy Bible 104 times! Most of the Apostles (Lazarus to) became Bishops in His Church in order to serve Him as His priests after He had ascended to His Father.

Apostles who became Bishops                                                    http://orthodoxwiki.org/Seventy_Apostles

The Heavenly Kingdom and Hell:                                                                                                           The Heavenly Kingdom and Hell are not present yet. Heavenly Kingdom and Hell will come in to being after His Second Coming at which time man will acquire bodily senses for he will become once more body and soul. He will be able to physically feel then the gifts of Paradise and the Heavenly Kingdom and the sadness of Hell. According to the Holy Fathers after Resurrection and after His Judgment (the rendering of His Justice) there will be an –Ascension by Lord Jesus and His Saints – into the Heavenly Kingdom (as described in Apocalypses) where Lord Jesus will eternally be High Priest and a King for all for all time to come. [Hebrews 5:6] “As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisede”.

In the Heavenly Kingdom the city as described in Revelation 21:2 will live the Godman Lord Jesus who is a ~God by nature~ (God Logos), and all of His Saints who were united with Him and enabled their selves becoming “gods by the grace of God “otherwise known as Holy .

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”.

Yes my beloved brothers and sisters, the Hebrew man named Jesus who walked the earth 2000 years ago, was no more, no less, God Creator His Self!

Understanding the Orthodox Christian Faith (the Faith of the Apostles)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxdbE7033Ho