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Everybody likes presents, right?

by László Balogh

The grace of God is an incredible subject! There are not enough books in the world to express the fullness of it. God saved us from punishment by mercy and grace. Mercy purely means we don’t get the punishment that we deserve. Grace adds to it. By grace we get a bunch of good things we don’t deserve. Why did God do that? Why did He choose this method? Well, let’s take a closer look at it!

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The Master Plan

by László Balogh

I actually didn’t believe in the existence of God till I was 17 years old. But somehow I always had a God-picture in me. I don’t know where I got it from, but I imagined, that if there is a God, He must be the “best and most and top of everything”. I don’t know if this is normal and everyone is like that, but that’s how it was for me. I think as people grow up and see, hear and experience things, that’s when this God-picture gets twisted somehow. We don’t understand why things are not the “best and most and top of everything”. I might get to touch on that in this article, but I wanted to start somewhere else. Continue reading

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An Invitation To Eternal Life

by László Balogh

How often do we wonder if this world can ever get worse than it is? Of course life is also full of beauty, love and enjoyment, a lot of people are helpful and well-meaning. It’s not all bad, I know. But somehow there is always some evil, some worry, some insecurity that’s looming over us. We hear of wars, disasters, shootings, poverty, corrupt politicians, etc. and we wonder how this could be fixed. If there is a God, why doesn’t he intervene? The truth is that God has already intervened, when he sent Jesus to earth, as he taught and healed, and finally died for mankind. It may not seem to you that it helped a lot, since we still see all these bad things. Well, we still have to wait some time for Heaven where everything is going to be perfect, but we can start laying down the groundwork for it, here on earth already. Continue reading

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A Brave New Dystopia

By Chris Hedges

The two greatest visions of a future dystopia were George Orwell’s “1984” and Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World.” The debate, between those who watched our descent towards corporate totalitarianism, was who was right. Would we be, as Orwell wrote, dominated by a repressive surveillance and security state that used crude and violent forms of control? Or would we be, as Huxley envisioned, entranced by entertainment and spectacle, captivated by technology and seduced by profligate consumption to embrace our own oppression? It turns out Orwell and Huxley were both right. Huxley saw the first stage of our enslavement. Orwell saw the second.

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