Beginning of the Afternoon Preaching in St. Spyridon’s Church
On the evening of Sunday, November 5th, 2017, in St. Spyridon’s Church began the afternoon preaching with main speaker father Evangelos Koutras and main subject: ” What is the truth?”.
His Eminence, the Bishop of Corfu, Paxoi and Diapontian Islands mr. Nektarios addressed the people and stressed the fact that many young people search for the truth in modern times. However, while searching, they often become victims of different heresies that destroy souls by taking them away from Christ. Unfortunately, in our times, the false notions against the Church of Christ have by their side the governors of our country who have turned the lesson of Religion in a study of every other religion. Our local Church has to maintain the antiheretical fights through the informarion of the loyal Christians. A constant alertness is required along with the studying of God’s word and participation in the Divine Services, concluded the Bishop.
Then, father Evangelos having thanked the Bishop, underlinied the fact that Truth is not an abstract notion or idea. It is a person, Jesus Christ, the revealed Son and Word of God. Jesus Christ said that He is the Road, the Truth and the Life. Good faith leads to the Truth and real Life. The heresies and fallacies are equal to the lies and spiritual death. Heresy is also the choosing of a different kind of faith, worship and experiencing of salvation. Heresies originated from two things. Judaism (Anti-triadic and Arianic Heresies) and Idololatry ( Gnosticism, Eastern Religions and Occult). In the 20th century, the “New Age” movement was born. According to it, every 2000 years the humanity is developed spiritually. As a result, the Age of “Pisces” is succeded by the Age of “Aquarius” which involves the destruction of faith to Christ and its values.
In the end of his speech, father Evangelos emphasised the greatest danger which is the constant comparison that prevails and supports the idea that every religion worships the same God. People can follow any kind of religion in order to be saved and thus, the mission of Jesus Christ in the world to reveal the Triadic God and free us from Death, is worthless.