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About navyguns

Orthodox Christian, father of three, husband of the most wonderful woman in the world. Navy vet.

The (not so) Pagan Origins of Christmas

The Myth of the Pagan Origins of Christmas It’s generally accepted that early Christians adopted December 25th as the day of Christ’s birth to co-opt the pagan celebration of the winter solstice. Some believe this fact undermines Christianity. But according … Continue reading

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Knowing what He knew, why did God create?

Question: If God knew satan would fall and man would fall, why did He create to begin with? Answer: God does not know things ahead of time, since God is timeless. But God knows the truth regarding all propositions. Which … Continue reading

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Satan, the Great Deceiver

http://www.orthodoxchristian.info/pages/satever.htm By Fr Timothy EvangelinidisWhen I was much younger and attending university in my home-town of Sydney (in those days a much smaller and less busy place), I was allocated a particular lecturer who prided himself on being an atheist. … Continue reading

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Romans 9 is not about what you were taught…

http://kabane52.tumblr.com/post/80370810273/a-journey-through-romans-9

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Justification: Evangelical View Contrasted With the Orthodox View.

http://kabane52.tumblr.com/post/163150431445/justification-by-faith

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Orthodoxy: Tradition and the Continuity of the Faith

 In a Facebook discussion from two years ago, the question was asked, “So…if Eastern Orthodoxy is THE church founded by Jesus and the Apostles, and Catholicism and Protestantism are merely heretical groups which branched off of the original church…how is … Continue reading

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The Manners of the Christians

The manners of the Christians.  [a.d. 130.] The anonymous author of this Epistle gives himself the title (Mathetes) “a disciple”  (263)  of the Apostles,” Chapter V.—The manners of the Christians. For the Christians are distinguished from other men neither by country, nor language, nor … Continue reading

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