The Greek Orthodox Monastery on Mt. of Temptation, Jericho, October 14, 2016 Enlarge Image
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Paul declared that he was called by God to dispense the gospel, particularly, the aspect of the gospel which unites both Jews and Gentiles as one family, and which came from God Himself, hidden for generations past but now revealed to God’s own servants, the prophets and apostles, including Paul. Read more »
Today, as the anointed servants of Christ Jesus, we are not only commissioned to speak words of encouragement and hope to those who feel crushed, abandoned, or are in despair but also to act as a light to the nations. We have been chosen by God Himself to fulfil this unique mission, a very exalted and demanding one at that. We must bring to all peoples the truth and as well as restore confidence in God’s salvation among the doubtful and discouraged and, those who have lost sight of God’s presence in their lives. Read more »
It is crucial to understand and appreciate the prophecies particularly the prophecies about Jesus and their fulfilment. Because Christianity is neither rooted in fear and superstitions, nor based on fairy-tales or legends or mythology but on the special revelation of the one true God, who made Himself known through leaders, priests and prophets many times in the past and finally, fully and decisively revealed the truth about Himself in Jesus Christ. Read more »
The word “blessed” Jesus used in the Sermon on the Mount refers to the divine reward promised to those whose life and wills are in harmony with the divine will. In the case of the followers of Jesus Christ, they must keep His commandments and live in harmony with the standards of His gospel. Read more »