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Sunday, 26 December 2010

INFANT BAPTISM AND JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES

Translated from the original by Chris Tsilikas


One of the topics that Jehovah’s Witnesses love to talk about with Orthodox Christians is infant baptism, because they think that they will bring Christians into disposition with this issue. “Why do you baptize your children when they are infants or too young, and thus unable to understand the reason why they are baptized? Don’t you coerce them into becoming Christians this way? Don’t you deprive them of free will? Why don’t you give them the right to decide on their own, the right to choose whether THEY WANT TO BE BAPTIZED ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS or not, when they have grown up and they have FREELY got to know the teachings of Christianity?”

Saturday, 25 December 2010

CHRISTIAN SYMBOLS AND THEIR MEANING

Translated from the original by Chris Tsilikas


Orpheus – Christ

The human need for divine communication, the need to feel the divine nature close to him/her and thank it, existed right from the beginning of human existence and was expressed not only through worship and prayer, but through art as well.

Therefore, in all eras and in all religions man created works of art deserving admiration, such as the enormous Ziggurat (a kind of pyramid) in ancient Mesopotamia, the Temple of Solomon in Israel, the Parthenon in ancient Greece, the Taj Mahal in India and so on so forth in an endless list of any kind of art.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

DO JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES REFUSE TO TAKE THE ARMS AND TAKE PART IN WARS INDEED?

Translated from the original by Chris Tsilikas

The heresy that is known today as Jehovah’s Witnesses, issues two magazines which mostly contain the doctrine of the heresy. These are the fortnightly “Watchtower” and the monthly “Awake”. Well, in the “Watchtower” of November 1st, 1964, pages 652-653, the Society claims that Jehovah’s Witnesses (the Kingdom ambassadors as they are mentioned in the text) in contrast to the rest of the world refused to take the arms in World War I and for this neutrality they became objects of hatred and persecution:

Sunday, 20 June 2010

THE DISTORTED IMAGES OF GOD IN CHRISTIANITY

Translated from the original by Chris Tsilikas



The impression that atheism and unfaithfulness are increasing in our society is widespread among faithful and unfaithful. Of course this is a fact we cannot deny and is partly true.

However, it is time we wonder whether we Christians can actually decline all responsibility or we are partly responsible for that. And perhaps all these atheists and unfaithful may neither be atheists nor unfaithful in essence, but they may actually be looking for a genuine religion and a genuine God! Because as Jean Paul Sartre – the great French philosopher – said “an atheist has an obsession with God and sees his absence everywhere; he can’t even utter a word without pronouncing His name. In short he’s a person with religious beliefs.”

Monday, 31 May 2010

CROSS – THE MOST ADORABLE SYMBOL OF CHRISTIANITY

Translated from the original by Chris Tsilikas


The early Christians used various symbols either to honor Christ and the Saints or to denote their Christian Faith or even to decorate the catacombs where they gathered to celebrate the Mass, since the Church and their faith were persecuted back then. Thus, they used to draw a fish (ΙΧΘΥΣ in Greek means fish), the acronym of which denotes Jesus Christ, a mythical bird, the Phoenix, which symbolizes the eternity of the soul, hope, etc. However, among the symbols used the Cross held a special position. So, wherever we may look inside or outside the Church, we’ll come across the Cross. It exists in the liturgical books, in the place of the Mass; it accompanies the holy service and every individual prayer of the faithful people. Last but not least, it’s a honor for quite a few of us to carry it with us, not because it is in vogue, but for the invigorating power it has with which it beats the dark powers and death...

Thursday, 6 May 2010

JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES: ‘NAUGHTY GUYS!’ WATCH OUT! THE BIG SISTER (THE WATCHTOWER) IS WATCHING OVER YOU!

Translated from the original by Chris Tsilikas

INTERFERENCE OF THE WATCHTOWER WITH THE PRIVATE LIVES OF ITS FOLLOWERS
As it is well-known, it is a rule that when dark, secretive societies or dictatorships want to achieve their goal and keep their power, they use far-fetched illegal methods. Such methods may include mechanisms of terrorism and spying, violation of private life and of individual scope and generally mechanisms that deplete human value as well as internationally accepted and identified individual rights.

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

A PROPHET BUT… WHAT “PROPHET”

Translated from the original by Chris Tsilikas

As we all know when Lord was talking to His disciples about His glorious Second Coming, he warned them that false prophets will appear throughout the centuries, who will define the day and the time of His Second Coming. We also know that the Society of Jehovah’s Witnesses “The Watchtower” has proved to be one of the GREATEST FALSE PROPHETS OF ALL ERAS and has additionally turned out to be hilarious with its continuous predictions and contradictions.

So, the Society of “The Watchtower” has said: “Christ will come in…1878, oops… sorry in… 1914 we meant… hm!….. no you didn’t get that right, we said in….. 1925 and of course when we say 1925 we definitely mean in… 1975.”

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

WORSHIP OF IMAGES – IS IT IDOLATRY OR NOT?

Translated from the original by Chris Tsilikas

We were impelled to writing the following article by the fact that many faithful who happened to have a discussion with followers of several heresies (Jehovah’s Witnesses, Pentecosts, Evangelists, etc) approached us and asked for our help and for clarifications on whether the honors we pay to images, to holy relics, etc. is idolatry or not.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

FLYING TOWARDS FREEDOM

Translated from the original by Evdokia Davitidou


This is a great day for the blogspot "Antiairetikos", because we are especially pleased to host a letter from a former Jehovah's Witness, Onisimos Eleftheriadis. In this letter, where he introduces himself, he testifies in a few lines his personal Calvary which he is forced to go through, since he decided to break off all relations with the ruthless - in terms of behaviour against former members - organization of Jehovah's Witnesses, 'Watchtower'. Of course, what dominates the letter of this man, is nothing but fear. That can be easily understood by reading it. Fear, even now.The Church of God, Orthodox Christianity.Welcome back, dear Onisimos. May God keep you safe and strong in this particularly difficult moment of your life, and hopeful in the dark tunnel of "evil" you have to escape from, once and forever.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

THE WATCHTOWER – ERRORS, LIES AND CONTRADICTIONS


Translated from the original by Chris Tsilikas

The Watchtower - A Pinocchio with a very very long nose!
The truth is that a whole volume wouldn’t be enough to include all the lies, the errors and the contradictions of the Society of Jehovah’s Witnesses “The Watchtower”! That’s why we are going to present only a few of these in the current article and we may recur with more in the near future.

But first of all we feel the urgent need to clarify the meanings of the words truth and lie. But since we want to be objective we’ll let “The Watchtower” itself elucidate us about the meanings of these two words.