"Now therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone."
Through this foundation of the apostles and prophets flow the Holy Scripture and all doctrine bringing forth a strong, Holy Spirit-filled, spiritual building which is the body of our Lord Jesus Christ with Him being the Corner Stone and a part of this united gift.
The Southern Diocese's "Questions & Answers" Web site has been designed to help you become that strong, Holy Spirit-filled, spiritual building. Therefore, any questions concerning spiritual struggles and spiritual issues such as repentance, prayer, fasting, and participation in the sacramental life of the church are for this website to provide help with.
"O Gracious Master, infuse in our hearts the spotless light of Thy Divine Wisdom and open the eyes of our mind that we may understand the teachings of Thy Gospels."
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- What is so bad about dating? If I am not having sex and I am trying to find the right girl to marry after I get to know her and go out with her, what is the problem with that? Are there any restrictions in dating such as holding hands, kissing, etc.? (Added 06/25/2020)
- With more time to self-evaluate and reflect, God has brought to my attention negative habits that have significantly impacted my spiritual and worldly life. These habits include being inconsistent, procrastinating, quick to quit, lacking time management, and having an all or nothing mentality. How can I get myself out of this hole that I have dug myself into over the years? What advice do the Holy Bible and Church Fathers give? Now, that I have time to sit in silence, I have become disappointed in myself as I continue to practice these habits unintentionally. How can I break these habits that have been deeply rooted? I am longing for the intimate relationship and peaceful prayer time I once had with our Lord. (Added 06/25/2020)
- Recently, I have been seeing a lot about manifestation and speaking things into reality and how people think that it is real, but I was wondering what is the Church's viewpoint about this? (Added 06/25/2020)
- Is music sin? What makes music sin if we use it for positive purposes like not for an individual person for country, kids, love? (Added 06/25/2020)
- Can you please explain, how is it just for God to send someone to be tortured in hell for all eternity? Even considering the worst people on earth, do they really deserve an eternal punishment, especially considering that it is so extremely painful? I do not disagree with the notion of punishment for sins (without repentance). What I do not understand is why is it an eternal punishment? It seems very extreme to punish one for all eternity. "Just trust in God sounds like a non-answer. Surely God is not a God of confusion, correct? Even if we cannot fully comprehend hell, heaven, etc., it should at least make reasonable sense, right? Would not a limited punishment be more reasonable? Even if a person spent their whole life of 80 or 90 years resisting God, WHY do they deserve an eternal punishment in hell? For example, humans have designed a justice system where criminals are punished, but not unreasonably or in an unusually cruel way. I think most people would be against punishing a person to death by setting them on fire, for instance, and that may last for one or two minutes, I would think. How can God allow someone to spend all eternity burning in hell (even if it is not a real fire, but the idea being that it is excruciatingly painful?) How is that just? Again, the question is WHY is it just for God to send or allow someone to spend eternity in hell? (Added 06/25/2020)
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