Descent of the holy spirit

“The Holy Spirit hath ever been and is, and shall ever be, neither beginning nor endings; but He is ever ranked and numbered together with the Father and the Son. He is Life, and life-creating; Light and light-bestowing; by Nature All-Good, and the Source of goodness; through Him the Father is know, and the Son is glorified; and thereby all Mankind acknowledges a single sovereignty, single covenant, one adoration of the All-Holy Trinity!”

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The Christian Response to Gnostic Charismatic Heresies
OUR FIRST BOOK, The Born-Again Jesus (heresy) of the Word-Faith Teaching, was reprinted three times, used by many of the major Christian ministries and seminaries here, in S. America, S. Africa and Sweden. The original book (published in 1984) has been revised and expanded into the new book, updated with Orthodox hymns and theology, giving the full response of our Spirit-filled fathers and mothers to this blasphemous teaching.

BOOK SYNOPSIS OF The Christian Response… The system of Word-Faith, and related charismatic deviations from Christianity, is discussed with exact quotations from Word-Faith teachers along with answers from Orthodox Christianity. Eastern Orthodox Christianity, with its fullness of Faith in Christ, possesses the complete teaching on Christ’s “Descent into Hades” from apostolic times, which was ignored by the Frankish Church in Europe (Roman Catholic). The blasphemy of Word-Faith’s “Jesus suffering and born-again in hell” is answered fully with the Truth. Christian Response… presents doctrines and hymns of the ancient Church providing a most complete understanding of Christ’s healing ministry, Passion, and Resurrection.

OUR REVISED EDITION, The Christian Response to Gnostic Charismatic Heresies, introduces Orthodox Christian hymns chanted in our worship services – “Lex Orandi, Lex credendi”: “What we pray is what we believe.” These apostolic teachings enable us to understand the full scope of our salvation in Christ. In the light of the Early Church doctrines, Kenyon’s Word-Faith teachings are clearly seen as pagan Gnostic doctrines. Our father in the Faith, St. Irenaeus of Lyons, author of Against Heresies gives us the exposition of this heresy which was infecting the Orthodox Church in old Rome. We are grateful to have this exposition of False teachings in order to correct the works of Seraphim Rose and others who accept this Gnostic view as somehow “orthodox”.

THIS 132-PAGE (not including endnotes) spiral-bound version, ideal for study groups, has invaluable information for those examining the evolution of the 1960’s charismatic movement into the “Health and Prosperity” Gnostic cults of today.
Price: $25.00 (including postage & handling)

ADDITIONAL NOTES on The Christian Response



We also offer teaching videos to inform interested Christians about the worship, prayer, and Apostolic teachings which continue to live through the Holy Spirit in Eastern Orthodox Christianity.

The Born Again Jesus Teaching within the Charismatic (Word-Faith) Movement
(50 minute video)
Price: $10.00 (includes postage & handling) – only a few left!

The following booklets are authored by Archbishop Lazar Puhalo, patristic author and Orthodox theologian:

Gender as Prophecy (Booklet)
Price: $12.00 (includes postage & handling)

Ye That Stand in the House of the Lord (Book)
Price: $10.00 (includes postage & handling)

The Ikon as Scripture (Book)
This is not only about Icons, but also the Orthodox Theology that informs and instructs us through the Icons. Patristic teaching about the Incarnation of Christ, and the River of Fire properly portrayed in Early Christian Icons of the Last Judgement. In contrast, various examples of the antichrist portrayals of the Lord Jesus in western church art are given. There is no God the Father in Orthodox Iconography, since only God the Son reveals the Father (Incomprehensible and Unknowable) to us, thus the importance of Holy Scriptures, Tradition and Icons. This book is an invaluable study tool for those coming into the Holy Faith from western philosophies. Price: $15.00 (plus $2.50 for postage & handling)

The Soul, the Body, and Death (Book)
This work is highly recommended. The Soul, the Body, and Death is an important response by Archbishop Lazar to the late Seraphim Rose’s Gnostic work, The Soul After Death. Archbishop Lazar refutes, using the writings of the Fathers of our Faith, Rose’s contention that there are “toll-houses” after death to purify the soul. Rose’s Gnostic teaching originates in the Egyptian Book of the Dead, and is not related to any Orthodox Christian teaching.
Price: $15.00 (plus $2.50 for postage & handling)


The Nature of Heaven and Hell According to the Holy Fathers by Archbishop Lazar
The Beginning and the End a collection of Orthodox Christian prophecies compiled for the Holy Trinity Monastery at Jordanville, NY.
Price: $5.00 for both (includes postage & handling)

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