Category Archives: Theology

Did Irenaeus believe in transubstantiation?

Did Irenaeus believe in transubstantiation? It looks like Irenaeus (c. AD 202) did not believe in transubstantiation: It was all spiritual for him. He believed like many of his time, in the spiritual participation in Christ. But, in noway he … Continue reading

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More than just an evolution: entropy and complexity

More than just an evolution: entropy and complexity Let me just start by stating that I am not an evolutionary biologist. My studies and research are more in cell and molecular biology applied to cancer. So, I apologize in advance … Continue reading

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Jesus Deficit Disorder

Jesus Deficit Disorder We feel a massive disconnect in the church today, and we believe that the major disease of today’s church is JDD: Jesus Deficit Disorder. The person of Jesus has become increasingly politically incorrect and is being replaced … Continue reading

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Persons vs. Objects

      Persons vs. Objects Man is the only true sacred creature in the eyes of the Lord We show reverence for “sacred” buildings Or reverence for the “sacred” laws and regulations Or reverence for “sacred” territory or land … Continue reading

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Love for one another

By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:35)

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C. S. Lewis on “rituals”

C. S. Lewis on “rituals” When the mind becomes more capable of abstraction and analysis this old unity (between rituals and God) breaks up. And no sooner is it possible to distinguish the rite from the vision of God than … Continue reading

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Tears of the Elderly

Tears of the Elderly In the Name of Jesus, we ask everybody to honor the elderly. Please gave them love, compassion and help. Do not leave them alone.  Visit them in their senior homes.  Also, please do not let your … Continue reading

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Do not say, ‘I am only a youth

Do not say, ‘I am only a youth But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am only a youth’; for to all to whom I send you, you shall go, and whatever I command you, you shall … Continue reading

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The most dangerous change

The most dangerous change The most dangerous change that happened to Christianity was the creation of professional clergy. Faith became a job. Love became duty. Hope became future planing. And Jesus became a dictator hiding in the seventh heaven.

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Living Like Children

Living Like Children Many religious people think of life with God as a continuous test. As if we are required to pass certain exams to go to Heaven. Not at all. Heaven is for free. Everything God created for us … Continue reading

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Heretics

Heretics There is no doubt these days, in one form or another, that we are all heretics. We all sinners, and in need of the glory of the Lord. “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who … Continue reading

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The Value of Eternity

The Value of Eternity Dear: The bible, the altar, the cup (of wine), the tray (of bread), all what is in the church, and the whole church building will not exist in eternity. Be careful for yourself brother. Look for … Continue reading

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Maggie Gobran: Mother Teressa of Cairo

Maggie Gobran: Mother Teressa of Cairo or

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Reality Check: The “Jesus’ Wife” Coptic Fragment

Reality Check: The “Jesus’ Wife” Coptic Fragment by Daniel B. Wallace There has been an unbelievable torrent of hoopla over a newly discovered—or rather, recently announced—Coptic fragment that speaks of Jesus as being married. The news of this small, business-card-sized … Continue reading

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Life of Peter: starring Omar Sharif

Life of Peter: starring Omar Sharif Full movie 3 hours 17 minutes

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Structure of church in 1st century AD vs. church in 21st AD

Structure of church in 1st century AD vs. church in 21st AD When looking back at the first century church, we get surprised by how much it was different  from the churches of our century, including all denominations. In all … Continue reading

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Church tradition and scripture: which has the authority?

Church tradition and scripture: which has the authority? So many Christians believe in the authority of church traditions handed down through the ages to us. Others believe that it is only scripture that have the ultimate authority (Sola Scriptura). The … Continue reading

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C. S. Lewis: on Love of God

C. S. Lewis: on Love of God “The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.”

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Religious authorities: Kiss our hands and be humble!

Religious authorities: Kiss our hands and be humble! All Orthodox and Catholic Churches, including our Coptic Orthodox Church, have this priestly habit.

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The Lord said: “I love you already”

After so many months of sorrow and bitterness, the Lord told me:

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Which One is the True Chruch?

The True Church In our Coptic (Egyptian) Church, and many other churches in the middle east, we fight for permission to build churches (1).

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C. S. Lewis on Time

C. S. Lewis on Time It is astonishing how you think about some idea, and after couple of years you read about the same idea from a wonderful writer like C. S. Lewis. Here is what Lewis wrote, and I thought … Continue reading

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Was There Such A Thing As “Original Sin” In Early Church?

Was There Such A Thing As “Original Sin” In Early Church? By I. B. Barsoum All early church fathers[i], except St. Augustine, never taught a doctrine of ”Original Sin”, but always maintained that mankind has a “liability to sin”, which … Continue reading

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The Birth of Christ, and the New Birth of Man

The Birth of Christ, and the New Birth of Man By St. Irenaeus How shall man pass into God, unless God has first passed into man?

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Christian Unity: Fact or Fiction?

Christian Unity: Fact of Fiction? It’s obvious, isn’t it? Isn’t it almost impossible to see one united universal church? Wrong!! You’re absolutely wrong. Let me tell you why. If you believe in the infallibility of the bible and the power … Continue reading

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