There Orthodoxy is deeply involved in narrow nationalism, superstition and consists in many cases of nothing more than empty ritualism. The bottom line is still about authority! Author — Noordeman Something I don't understand is how you say "God has his people all over the place" while the Orthodox church claims to be the one and only true church. I don't care what you say I know it was incorrect. Author — 1 do they teach apostolic succession? Meyer has claimed that we are "little gods". Author — Derek Birmingham I have been actually searching orthodoxy over the last month. I do love the Eastern liturgy though.
The fall of Hank proves that this battle is fought right here in our faces and that we should absolutely heed the advice of our Savior: A lie Secular human beings have no power nor authority to speak things into existence. Because of my sexual abuse as a child, but God! I thank God that my mind-set is positive. And I stand by some of the core aspects of the protestant reformation which I think are contrary to some of the core aspects of the Orthodox church. It didn't seem like the question was fully answered? God will change and renew your mind and heart. So what's the deal with that? I've not been very impressed with some of my few interactions with the Orthodox church, as it seems the traditions that are held to actually hold people back from the truths in God's word, and that's a hard thing to see and accept. What a wonderful message.. Moss is old, , , and grows where the sun does nit shine very much. What they experience in their western Orthodox communities is not the norm in countries like Greece, Serbia and Russia. It is important to pray for the people you know who are negative or seem like a lost cause. Priestly robes, candles, icons? Hanegraaff's answer here is very good and I truly appreciate his honesty. The most important in the end is prayer and the sacraments, which is the means of Theosis for Eastern Christians and Western Christians. Then I found a video where a oriental orthodox priest described it perfectly. Author — Noordeman Eastern Orthodoxy was the same as the Catholic church until the schism. I do love the Eastern liturgy though. However Americans should be warned. It is wonderful to see a bright twinkle in your eyes for the first time in a long while. Author — muploads58 I wish that Hank's response offered a clearer picture, contrasting and comparing Eastern Orthodoxy with Evangelical Christianity or even Protestantism. Author — shirley goss There are great series of books all about the Orthodox faith by Thomas Hopko which outlines everything about our faith from the design of the church, our traditions, fasting, liturgy etc everything is done in accordance with the bible. Meyer has claimed that we are "little gods". I don't care what you say I know it was incorrect. Reminiscent of something said by a Mormon apostle 70 years ago! While I cannot be completely onboard with your conversion to Orthodoxy, you are better off there than as a Protestant.
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