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October 2014

Orthodox Christianity

Orthodox Christianity BEASTS IN THE NIGHT For it is dangerous to isolate oneself completely, relying on one’s own judgment...and it is equally dangerous to live with those who are inexperienced in spiritual warfare...Thus a man should try to live with those who possess spiritual knowledge, or at least to consult them continually, so that even if he is still spiritually immature and childish and does not himself possess a lamp of true knowledge, he can travel in company with someone who does. Then he will not fall prey to the demons who prowl like beasts in the dark, seizing and destroying those who grope I had gone to the stadium to run on a hot, sunbaked, summer afternoon. The temperature was in the nineties. The heat shimmered off the track. Generally, people don’t run on such afternoons, in the heat of the day. It’s uncomfortable; and it can be dangerous. I didn’t see anybody in the stadium, and I presumed I had the place to myself, as I usually do on such days. I set out at an easy jog, my mind elsewhere. I soon settled into the comfortable, trance-like state runners find. But on the second lap, I realized that at the far end of the track, half a lap away, was a runner I hadn’t noticed. It was only on the third or fourth lap that I realized that the man was wearing a full plastic suit, with long sleeves, from his chin to his shoes. And then I started to worry about him. After another lap, I realized I needed to stop and speak to him about the danger into which he was This man’s understanding was that by running in the plastic suit on a sweltering hot day, he would lose weight. He believed he was sweating off pounds of fat. Well, this was his idea. This was his understanding. But as a physician, I knew that his understanding was incomplete, and, in an important way, very wrong. Indeed, he would lose pounds of weight. This is true. But that weight would not be fat—at least not more than a couple of ounces, at most. This man was sweating off water and minerals that his body needs to live. If he weighed himself after his run, he might well be twelve pounds lighter. But 11.9 of those pounds would be water—water weight that, over the next forty-eight hours, he would re-gain as he re-hydrated. And at what risks did he put himself for the few grams of fat he burned off? He put himself at risk of heat stroke and brain damage and death. It’s not uncommon, in the emergency room, in summer here in the South, to see such events. Part 2 Next Month Inquiries to St. George’s Orthodox Church, Edenton, NC. Telephone 482-2006 Question of the Month Do you think that ISIS is here in the USA? Email your thoughts to and we will publish the most interesting ones in our next issue! Last Month’s Question: Do you think that ISIS is here in the USA? ISIS is a real threat, but one would be a fool to think they are not working here in the US. Don’t let media sources lead you to a false sense of security. Our borders are open we track terrorist but sometimes we miss the obvious. Remember 9/11. Jesus warns us in Mathew 24 of false teachings, rumors of war, lawlessness. So yes ISIS is here. Chuck The Treasure Hunter “Don’t do it... without checking with me first” Milton Sawyer 252-722-6078 Cash Buyer Gold & Silver Jewelry & Coins “I hope we have once again reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There’s a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: as government expands, liberty contracts.” - Ronald Reagan Certainly they are here, before political correctness we referred to them as “sleeper cells”! They will strike us again, this time from within. We have our government to blame, especially this president and this administration. Jesse I think all of this is just a bunch of noise to get us into another war in the middle east. Just a year ago Obama tried and failed to get us into war, now he is back trying to sell a bill of goods to America. The banks and big corporations are making money on this. Somebody has to make the bombs. Wher eare all the anti war protestors? Terrance

Trucks In The 252 - North Vs. South North vs South mud race at Dennis Anderson’s Muddy Motorsports Park was a day of some of the best names, best trucks, and best crowd I think the park has ever seen! The side by side mega truck races and one ton truck races showcased some amazing trucks with talented drivers! The night of racing included a tough truck competition with drivers putting stock trucks to the ultimate test and several jumped over the last hill and jumped higher than some mega truck racers! Several trucks had crashes but the track crew responded to all quickly, getting the drivers out safely and relatively unharmed . Exciting racing between Carolina Spank A Nator and Opelicious race team was one of the great races of the night with the 252 areas own Carolina Spankanator winning. Milkman, Jason Sasser and Pela Motorsports, Adam Pela stunned the crowd with their awesome diesel mega trucks with Adam Pela winning in a close race where both trucks almost got crossed up over the finish line jump! Pela landed hard, blowing out a rear tire while Jason landed hard on one side blowing out both front and rear tires! The action was super and the racers that came from other states put a show on for the crowd and kept everyone cheering all night long. Although all of the carnage of the night took time to get cleared and out of harms way, the track crew did a good job but stayed busy all night long! With a warm day followed by a brief, cooling shower and a beautiful night, it was a great day for a mud race and Dennis Anderson’s Muddy Motorsports Park didn’t disappoint the crowd and hosted a wonderful event for everyone! Trucks Gone Wild had their film crew and merchandise trailer there also and helped with this awesome event to make it one of the best the east coast will see this year! By: Robert Heikens