Author Archives: Semto Mechal

self righteous indignation

Why are you concerned about your opinions? I do not like this…, “Why is it like this?  Why did he tell it like this?  I would have told it better.  Why did he do that? Etc..  These are the biggest … Continue reading

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Lasting Love shows Trust

Love believes all things 1 Cornithians 13:7 That is the kind of love we want for our marriage or for our friendship to last for a life time.  No love can grow without trust. We are called to love by … Continue reading

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The Problem of Emotional Immaturity

Many people know the truths of the Bible relatively well.  They can recite many of the Ten Commandments and articulate key principles for Christian living.  They believe wholeheartdly they should be living them.  The problem is they don’t know how! … Continue reading

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Thinking, desiring and Acting

The Three Powers Christ caution in the sermon on the mount is not against repetition but against vain repetition which may be understood as saying the words of scriptures in our prayers mindlessly, thoughtlessly or saying them without striving for … Continue reading

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The Healing of the Paralytic and the Loneliness of Modern Man

Fr. George Calciu Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for … Continue reading

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Our Thoughts about God determine our eternal destiny

If we consider some of the parables taught by our Lord Jesus Christ, we will discover that the right thinking about God is what really determines our eternal destiny.  One of these parables is the Parable of talents (Matthew 25:14-30).  … Continue reading

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Providence of God

why did God create His angels in grace, knowing in advance that some of them would offer resistance to God and would be eternally rejected by Him for their sin? Why did God settle Adam in Paradise, knowing that Adam … Continue reading

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