Booklet 10 of 12 from a series of talks given by Priest Daniel Sysoev entitled “How to Inherit Eternal Life.”
From the beginning inequality was established in the world, for it is a great blessing, and it will remain for all time. If there is inequality in the world there must also be a force to harmonize that inequality, that everything in the universe might find its place in this choir. In human society this harmonizing force is the government. How was it established by God? What happens if the government is abolished? What forms of government exist, and is one more preferable than another? How should we view rulers who do not know God? The answers to these questions and many others are found in this booklet.
God’s Love and God’s Will
The Divine Names
How Does God Rule the World?
On Fear of God and Good Works
On Meekness and Freedom from Anger
On Internal and External Prayer
Spirit, Soul, and Body
On Gluttony and Avarice
On Envy and Despondency
How We Should View the Government
Orthodox Upbringing of Children
The Resurrection of the Dead