But while foreigners used to flock to Egypt to see what the pharaohs left behind -- very few came here -- or even knew about Egypt’s Christian past.QUESTION: What are the key elements in the phenomenon of Christian pornography addiction and recovery?And you are selected by a boy – Pope Tawadros II: Yes. That you can hear His voice in this room-- that he breathed in this room. That’s why Christians from all over Egypt come to Coptic Cairo to pray.To them, the Abu Serga church is as sacred as the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem or the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem.They believe his choice is not a roll of the dice, but is inspired by the divine. The new pope – called Tawadros II - is a 61-year-old pharmacist turned monk - and the 118th pope in a line stretching back to the 1st century. Copts believe that the baby Jesus came to Cairo – that his life was saved here Febe Armanios, an expert on Copts from Middlebury College, took us down to the underground chapel of the Abu Serga Church, where the pastor, Father Angelos Shenouda, showed us where the Holy Family sought refuge from King Herod after their flight into Egypt.Bob Simon: Now in the Roman Catholic Church a pope is elected as you know by secret ballot behind closed doors. Pope Tawadros II: This is a tradition in the Coptic Church, choosing the Pope through a boy because the boy is the symbol of purity. Febe Armanios: Local traditions say that they lived here, that the Virgin Mary may have even bathed the baby Jesus in that spot there.First, many struggling with this issue report feeling a distance from God; being stuck and cut-off from his power limits our potential to break free.Physically, after acting-out with porn and other forms of sexual addiction, a decrease in energy, motivation, and sense of direction is common.
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and, training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work,”says 2 Timothy -17.Hodges decision, which ruled that states must allow same-sex couples to marry.A Pew Forum poll before the decision found that most Americans (57%) thought same-sex marriage should be legal, but less than a third of evangelicals agreed.Mosul, the second-largest city in Iraq, is built on and adjacent to the ancient Assyrian city of Nineveh, the setting for the biblical book of Jonah and once the most powerful capital of the ancient world.Indeed, for most people familiar with the Bible, Nineveh is inseparable from the figure of Jonah.