Skip to comments.Russians Flock to See Virgin Mary Relic
Posted on 11/25/2011 6:55:10 AM PST by marshmallow
Tens of thousands wait for hours in freezing temperatures to kiss belt that Christians believe was worn by Jesus' mother
MOSCOW Braving freezing cold temperatures and ice-covered sidewalks, tens of thousands of Russians stood in line Wednesday to see and kiss a newly arrived relic of the Virgin Mary in Russia's largest Orthodox cathedral.
The Virgin Mary's Cincture, a belt that Christians believe was worn by Jesus' mother, was brought to Russia last month from Mount Athos, a monastic community in Greece.
Kissing the relic, which is encased in an ornamental box, is believed to help barren women conceive and heal other ailments.
The line of people, mostly women, waiting to enter the golden-domed Christ the Savior Cathedral stretched for 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) along the Moscow River despite temperatures that dropped to below minus 5 Celsius (23 Fahrenheit).
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1 Corinthians 2:13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? but we have the mind of Christ.
But the Lord entered history, and so we know about an Alpha and an Omega—and time in between. Why do the performers come on the stage if the play is already over, and Hamlet is dead before he speaks his first line?
Odd that it teaches a doctrine about Scripture which is found nowhere in Scripture.
Aha, then you have a private revelation to which we are not privy.
..and to which doctrine might you be referring?
You will have to figure that one out from scripture.
And? . . .
This has to do with my posting how?
Why should I have to figure that out if someone one else has? People don’t approach Scripture with the mind as a blank slate. Everyone has the capacity to learn a language, but the language he does learn depends on his teachers.
Your were responding to post 34 not post 22.
I was reposing my response to 22. Any answer? Is it JW? Or maybe SDA?
Maybe you have the wrong teacher?
I Corinthians 2:12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
If we are cleansed by the blood of Christ and we appear before the throne of God as pure what will we be judged for?
Cat got your tongue? Are you unwilling to disclose what odd cult teaches the things you post?
About the latter, I have asked before, but never received anything close to an answer :
How can it be that the Holy Spirit directs two believers to mutually exclusive conclusions on what Scripture means? One example, among many - can a "born again" believer fall away and lose his salvation? Some sola religions say yes; some say no.
That is confusion, of which God is not the Author.
Ok, but only if you dont tell anyone. K? Its all from scripture. You know, those 66 books we call the Bible.
Catholics like those third grade picture books dont they?
How can it be that the Holy Spirit directs two believers to mutually exclusive conclusions on what Scripture means? One example, among many - can a "born again" believer fall away and lose his salvation? Some sola religions say yes; some say no.Maybe, just maybe, CynicalBear in his careful and alone, solo study of whatever odd translation of Holy Writ he believes to be the one and only, TRUE version of tthe Word of God can answer that time tested question. Maybe.
Thats not difficult to answer at all. One of them isnt listening. Just like the Catholics dont listen.