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July 21 2021 By dvirtue Bishops have done "more to tear down the faith" than secular government, says Orthodox prelate

God's people are under persecution.

They have sinned and they pay the price.

A symbol of the fallen Greek Orthodox people is the hierarchy of the Church.

As God's people, fully aware of our sinfulness and shortcomings but with faith in the Holy Triune God and in His mercy, we are determined to place ourselves at the brake of the vehicle that defiles homeland and Church.

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July 20 2021 By dvirtue Letter from the Primate of South Sudan to the nation on the country's 10th anniversary since independence

We acknowledge with thanks to God the sacrificial efforts done by our liberators and all those who supported us in our struggle for freedom. We all hoped for a peaceful and joyful life in our new nation, but our hearts have continued with pain, anguish and misery brought by our own evil actions.

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July 19 2021 By dvirtue A Most Urgent Task

The ACNA was founded in 2009 by former Episcopalians who disagreed with the Episcopal Church's teachings on sexuality. The ACNA adopts the traditional, orthodox Christian view that sex is reserved for a marriage between a man and a woman. Yet sadly, the Rivera scandal is not the only recent sex abuse incident in the ACNA:

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July 16 2021 By dvirtue Flood, fire, famine and pestilence: the end is nigh (maybe)

The whole thrust of Jesus' preaching would have created an eschatological crisis for his first-century Jewish audience. He gave the distinct impression that the end was imminent; he preached that the Kingdom of Heaven was near or that it had come; that he was fulfilment of Isaiah 61; and he urged disciples to be ready at all times.

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July 16 2021 By dvirtue Mutual Flourishing? Do the Number of Senior Appointments Support the Five Guiding Principles

Chairman of Church Society, The Revd Lee Gatiss, on behalf of Church Society has tallied up the numbers of senior appointments since 2014. It is evident that the reality does not reflect the stated intention of the document.

Since 2014:

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July 15 2021 By dvirtue 'Friends Solve Problems': Ambitious Summit Puts Religious Freedom Persecutors On Notice

For two decades, Brownback has been intimately involved in religious freedom and human rights issues. As ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, he reported to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during his tenure. He convened State Department ministerial events on religious freedom in 2018 and 2019.

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July 09 2021 By dvirtue The Church is abandoning its flock

The new growth strategy from head office is code named Myriad, Greek for ten thousand. The idea is to have 10,000 new churches by 2030, creating a million new disciples. Don't worry about the figures too much, they are nothing more than fantasy numbers plucked from the sky. As a general rule, church growth is inversely proportional to the big talk coming from head office. Of course, we are all supposed to nod along, as if this is some fabulous, exciting initiative.

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July 08 2021 By dvirtue The Turning Tide of Intellectual Atheism

"I know I can't achieve religious faith," he went on, "but I do think we should go to church. We don't have, I don't think, an evolved ethical system. I don't buy the idea that evolution alone gets us to be moral. It can modify behaviour, but there's just too much evidence that in the raw, when the constraints of civilisation fall away, we behave in the most savage way to one another.

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July 07 2021 By dvirtue IDOLATRY: The Core Problem

Idolatry is the self-gratifying, self-satisfying and self-indulging way we process our life. Whatever I believe in, the attitudes and opinions I choose from my cultural conditioning to fulfill me for both the present moment and the long run, is the way I think and that's my lifestyle. That is not only my religion, it's also my worship. Worship then is our choice of lifestyle and religion is what principles we believe in that can support that lifestyle.

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July 06 2021 By dvirtue Lockdown and gay marriage -- the new Gospels

On June 27, the Bishop of Manchester, David Walker, stated on GB News concerning the resignation of Matt Hancock that he was more worried about the breaking of social distancing regulations than 'a middle-aged bloke having a bit of a fling'. Such words give the impression that man-made Covid-19 rules outweigh in importance the God-given seventh commandment.

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