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CHALLENGES are a necessity in our journey through life. The components of a Challenge are in five parts: UPS, DOWNS, TRIALS, TESTS, and TRIBULATIONS. The sum total of these components means "a Challenge". And whether one likes it or not, one has to go through these components in the course of one's time on this earth. Being born is a favour from God.  But the same God does not ask anyone of us to compensate Him for the favour or blessing bestowed upon us. All that God requires of us is "Let His Will manifest in our lives because He is the Author and Finisher of our Faith".

The One who created us in the womb of a female made it quite clear that every living being shall be required to pass all the UPS, all the DOWNS, all the TRIALS and all the TRIBULATIONS before he or she returns to the womb of the earth. 



In the REVELATION OF SAINT JOHN THE DIVINE at Chapter 2 verse 7, the Scriptures says: "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the Churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life; which is in the middle of the paradise of God"

What does it all mean?  Let us go back to THE FIRST BOOK OF MOSES CALLED GENESIS at Chapter 2 verse 9: "And out of the ground made the LORD GOD to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil."

Now's the moment that Biblical scholars, researchers, teachers and plain Christians are invited aboard. I am ready, able and willing to explain the aforementioned passages from the Scriptures from the perspective of an Orthodox Theologian.

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