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Happy Feast Day of the Transfiguration of the Lord!

Troparion — Tone 7
You were transfigured on the mountain, O Christ God, / revealing Your glory to Your disciples as far as they could bear it. / Let Your everlasting Light also shine upon us sinners, / through the prayers of the Theotokos. / O Giver of Light, glory to You!

Even though on the entrance door to our home it says who I am, this is what I found on the front door today – from Jehovah’s Witnesses. God knows I make every effort to love all the people he created but I have to admit – I don’t like manipulators.

Long time ago I studied Jehovah witnesses specifically and those like them and found some very interesting things. Mainly, they have well paid professionals who study people and neighborhoods and times we live in - to pose questions, comments, pictures which would immediately attract the attention and lead people into their teachings.
Kind of like sales people who have a specific technique which makes you buy something that you don’t even need - with all due respect to sales people.
These groups would even do things like - send a very attractive lady to a house of a single man…
The people going from door-to-door don’t know these things but the foundation of their organization knows this very well - I just don’t know how they justify it.
If you studied philosophy you would know that some of the things are classic – the questions which they pose – typical pre-ancient an ancient philosophy questions – which are not old even today: what is the meaning of life? What happens when you die? And so on.
My humble suggestion is, if you don’t know your faith very well, don’t get into a discussion, because they are very well trained in this regard.
Fr. Dragan

"Has anyone ever walked into heaven through other means, without temptations? No, no one has. All saints have gone through fire and water. They have celebrated God through their suffering and by this they have received eternal crowns of glory." -Elder Ephraim (St. Marina beating the devil)

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