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Sunday, 31 March 2013

Jehovah’s Witnesses Organization “Watchtower” : a successful corporation!


Translated from the original by Alexia Krinitis


Just a small part of the buildings Jehovah’s Witnesses Organization “Watchtower” owns, the self-proclaimed “company”

If someone indicates the Watchtower has nothing to do with God and Jesus Christ, but it is a North-american publishing corporation with religious cover, earning huge profits year after year, its believers, the Jehovah’s Witnesses, strongly protest against this statement. The profits of the Watchtower are huge because its followers, who print those products, work in conditions of modern slavery with salaries lower than those in the developing countries and they promote them as salespeople but without salary for a life-time. The financial spirit of U.SA, the Mecca of capitalism, has completely penetrated Watchtower and this is evident not only in its preaching but also in the instructions issued about how its followers should behave. We read about all these in the books and leaflets Watchtower publishes and Jehovah’s Witnesses gave us...

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

THE APOSTOLIC FATHERS AND THEIR LITERARY WORKS


Translated from the original by Costas Balomenos



The Apostolic Fathers Clement, Ignatius, Polycarp 

  With the term "Apostolic Fathers" we mean those writers of the 2nd century AD that their writings are clearly theological content and are a continuation of the authors of the books of the New Testament.  Chiefly aims in practical purposes regarding Christianity and the various questions arising around his teaching and are deprived of theological depth and power that emit divinely the inspired books of the New Testament. These writings, which are quite in number, according to the researchers are probably remnants that have survived of a greater number of writings of their generation.
   Certainly the term Apostolic Fathers, who first used by the J.B. Cotelerius in 1672 and has since prevailed is problematic. Because the alleged as Apostolic Fathers all have not the declared apostolicity, neither they knew all the Apostles nor apostolic conviction, since they can included anonymous works, not absolutely orthodox. Apostolic Fathers were quite literally only: Clement of Rome, Ignatius of Antioch and Polycarp of Smyrna...