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Friday, 27 December 2013

Birth of Christ; Son is born in Israel, it is a cause of joy!

Translated from the original by Costas Balomenos


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n a few days we will celebrate the birth of Christ. A birth, which was the reason to be happy the people, where - finally - is opened again the way for meeting of people with God, which was closed by the sin of Adam.
But we must not forget that for our salvation, Christ chose to be born as a man in the country of Israel. So it is worth at this point to ask ourselves. What it meant to the Israelites the birth of a child, and what manners and customs were following this birth, which were applied to the infant Jesus?
In a Jewish family when a child is born, it was a great pleasure for parents, but also for their relatives and family friends. The village or the neighborhood was learning immediately the joyful event and knew that soon - according to the old custom they would call their relatives, friends and neighbors to have fun...

Sunday, 24 November 2013

The daily life in Israel in the time of Christ, based on the testimonies of the New Testament

Translated from the original by Costas Balomenos


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n Israel, the inhabitants were mainly engaged in agricultural work, in animal husbandry and fishing, those who lived on the coast. The working hours were not specific and defined and often the needs imposed a hard and continuous work throughout the daytime and sometimes at night. In this case is characteristic the response of Peter to Jesus when he motivates them to throw their nets to catch fishes: «Master, we have labored all night without anything to catch ...» Luke 5:5. The shepherds because of the heatwave that prevailed on the day were touring their flocks in the grassland during the evening hours when it had cooled...

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

THE APOCRYPHAL GOSPEL OF MARY MAGDALENE

Translated from the original by Costas Balomenos


One of the most slandered and most misunderstood person in the history of Christianity is clearly the person of Mary Magdalene. Occasionally they have heard a lot about her face - i.e. that was a prostitute, a mistress of Christ, adulteress - and much more, but are not true in the least.
Therefore, the aim of this article is to shed light on ALL aspects around the person of Mary Magdalene in order to reveal the truth and so to bring about her restoration. And this will be done, not only from the official secretariat of Christianity, but also from the occult, which many invoke - without knowing it of course - slandering the person of Mary Magdalene...

Monday, 14 October 2013

THE “AGRAFA” (UNWRITTEN WORDS) OF CHRIST

Translated from the original by Costas Balomenos


W
ith the Greek word Agrafa” (Unwritten words) are invited internationally the words attributed to Jesus i.e. that they had been said from him – by some writers of the first centuries of Christianity, but which are not included in the four gospels.
The scientific research on the existence of the unwritten” those words was based on the testimony of an epilogue of the Gospel of John, according to which «There are many others that Jesus did, which if you write each one , I think that neither this world would not fit the books that would be written. Amen» John 21:25...

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

THE "JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES" IS AGAINST VIOLENCE?

Translated from the original by Costas Balomenos


Joseph Rutherford, the second president of the Organization of Jehovah's Witnesses. Is distinguished with his bodyguards, keeping wands in their hands. And other Jehovah's Witnesses are holding wands (Newspaper «The Saturday Evening Post»)

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ptly been said by many and especially from former Jehovah's Witnesses, that the Internet will be the "tomb" of the organization of Jehovah's Witnesses Watchtower”, because now through Internet, the world is informed not only for teaching that is full of lies, errors and contradictions, but also for debunking of behavior and practices on the part of Jehovah’s Witnesses, which formerly covered by the veil of mystery and myth. This has resulted in the developed countries, where there is a broad spread of Internet, thousands of Jehovah's Witnesses are leaving each year their organization, which explains why it is done and the "fierce" attack of the Organization against Internet, in order to prevent the browsing therein, from its members...

Sunday, 15 September 2013

THE PRECURSORS OF CHRISTIAN MONASTICISM AND ASCETICISM: PYTHAGORAS – PYTHAGORISM

Translated from the original by Costas Balomenos


Pythagoras
                                                       
T
he main characteristic of the ancient Greek religion as developed through the two masterpieces of Homer's epics, the “Iliad” and “Odyssey” and from Hesiod in his “Theogony” is the anthropomorphism.  Be presented namely the Gods with human passions and actions, which of course only to gods do not match, so the man made a game into the hands and the passions of the gods.
   Also in Homeric poetry, there is no belief in afterlife personal life. The soul exists only when it is connected with the body. From the moment you separated from it, running as shade into Hades and takes again life and movement when drinking blood. The soul is not therefore the bearer of life, but the blood...

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Diversions of the Christian Monasticism

Translated from the original by Costas Balomenos


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he monachism was born from the need of some Christians to leave the social - cosmic life, to dedicate themselves completely to God. Especially this need became more intense when he began to experience and within the Christian communities the hypocrisy of the world. In the 4th century AD in major cities of the empire there was a discount of spirituality because many they accepted Christianity without knowing well his teaching. From the other side, many Christians allied with state power and were removed from the Christian spirit of selflessness and offering to their fellow man. So many Christians began to leave the cities and villages to live in deserted places and later in monasteries, where they also were engaged in exercise, repentance and prayer...

Sunday, 11 August 2013

THE ANCIENT TRANSLATIONS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT

Translated from the original by Costas Balomenos


T
he New Testament contains texts of the Agreement that Christ did with all people, for their exemption from evil and death. This collection of texts became with the passage of time a closed list of 27 books that in the theological language is called "norm". And these 27 books of the New Testament were written in the "international" language of that era, which was no other than the ancient Greek. Only a collection of words of Christ, known as "Words", which formed the original core of Matthew's Gospel, written originally in Aramaic - a dialect of Syrian language - as we are informed by the tradition of our Church and in particular from Papias , bishop of Hierapolis. But then were translated in Greek and incorporated in the Gospel of Matthew: “On Matthew tells them: while although then Matthew drew up words in the Hebrew dialect, they interpreted him as anyone could be”, Eusebius, Ecclesiastical History III 39, 16. Indeed, the modern Greeks feel shocked when they think that God chose as utensil” of enunciation of speech, his Greek language, evolution of which is the Greek language who speaks today. But this must not see racist and elitist, for the simple reason that - instead he was born in Greece - could have been born in another country...

Monday, 22 July 2013

The "infallibility" of the Pope: What is it, and when was enacted

Translated from the original by Costas Balomenos
           

Pope Pius I, who adopted the infallible

T
he bishop of Rome, known today as Pope (= father) always enjoyed special appreciation to the Church because he was bishop of the capital of the Roman Empire, but also because - according to tradition - there martyred the two top apostles, Peter and Paul. Indeed, was destined to acquire of great importance and value, since it was the sole support for the residents of the West, when the barbarian tribes of the Vandals, in 476 AD, catalyzed the Western Roman Empire, spreading the terror and panic...

Sunday, 30 June 2013

JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES AND ETHICS. NO RELATION!

Translated from the original by Costas Balomenos


The founder of the society of Jehovah's Witnesses Charles Taze Russell, the first who taught the holiness ... and ... moral purity. He is shown with his wife Mary, who she led him to court for adultery with his protégé's Rose Bowl!
The society of Jehovah's Witnesses Watchtower” in his publications praises the "holiness" and "moral purity" of the people of Jehovah, i.e. of his followers, in contrast to the corrupt world - except Watchtower”, meaning of course all of us. A “holiness” and a “moral purity” that becomes the cause even enraged and Satan! He writes in his magazine: When Jehovah looks down upon this corrupt world, he sees very little loyalty. (Micah 7:2) How his heart must respond with joy when he observes the loyalty of his people! Yes, your own loyalty delights him. However, it enrages Satan, the original rebel, and proves him a liar. Watchtowermagazine of 1st August 1997, p. 8...

Monday, 17 June 2013

WHY THE JEWISH PEOPLE WERE NOT ROUSED TO DETER THE CRUCIFIXION OF CHRIST?

Translated from the original by Costas Balomenos



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 anyone bears in his mind the narratives of the gospels which describing the triumphal entry of Christ into Jerusalem and almost his delirious reception from the enthusiastic crowd, and the subsequent derisory and humiliating course to the painful death of the Cross, it is reasonable to put the big question: The negative attitude of the Jewish ruling class and especially of his omnipotent priesthood was also the attitude of whole the people? In simple words, all compatriots of Jesus knew his divine mission, the new message of love that brought to the enemy, by proclaiming himself as the Messiah, in short, they was able to distinguish what it was that who made ​​him a controversial point?

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

THE FOUNDERS OF THE RELIGIONS


Translated from the original by Costas Balomenos



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he religions, not only the oldest but also the newer, we separate them in polytheistic and monotheistic, i.e. to those who accept the existence of many gods and to those who accept the existence one God. Apart from the above distinction, the religions are divided - regardless if they are polytheistic or monotheistic - in those who they owe their existence to a founder and in those that there were traditionally without having been founded by someone. We will deal with religions that have a founder. We would mention the founders of religions, not in turn of their appearance, but in alphabetical order to assist the readers.

Friday, 26 April 2013

THE STATUS OF WOMEN IN ISRAEL, IN THE YEARS OF CHRIST


Translated from the original by Costas Balomenos

   The man in Israel had unlimited rights as a father that apply to the members of his family. Rights applicable much longer in the face of his wife. And here was a paradox. What was this? That there was neither one sacred text that explicitly recognizes the unlimited these rights against his wife, namely he had no legal basis for their exercise. On the contrary some texts of the Bible clearly allude the parity between men and women. So, where it came from this trend of superiority of men over their wives? Quite simply, some other texts of the Bible lend themselves to such an interpretation from which the men rushed to take advantage for their own benefit of course...