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  • 2011-08-10T16:34:43

Its not "My way vs Your way" that I am talking about. Its The Holy Spirit's way vs Man' way. The Church is the original Church Jesus Christ. It is true Body of Christ because it has NO HERESIES in its teachings. This is so very important to understand. God's spirit cannot tolerate to live among heresy (falsehood). The Protestant Reformation is a huge heresy that only started at 1517. Ever since Martin Luther invented his "Saved by Faith and not works" theory, he has obolished authentic spirituality in the many Protestant Christians. What you all need to know is that when St Paul said in Ephesians 2 "By grace you have been saved through faith, not of WORKS lest any man should boast", St Paul was only speaking of the WORKS OF THE LAW, not good deeds that all Christians are obliged to do... Read the 4 Gospels of Jesus Christ. Did Jesus ever say that we didn't need good deeds in order to be saved? No. He actually taught the opposite. Jesus said that we will be accountable for every idle word that we speak. He said that "many will say to me in that day, "Lord lord open unto us." "Did we not prophesy in thy name? and cast out demons? and do many wonderful works" "And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity." (Matthew 7:23) Both Protestantism and Roman Catholicism are heresies and have heresies. If you want to have communion with the one true God, the God of Truth, then you cannot have false teachings about Him. The Eastern Orthodox Church holds no false teachings about God or about Christianity. This is because there were 7 Ecumenical Councils which is the Councils that proclaimed the Truth about Christianity, stamping out all or the insidious heresies of the heretics.

  • 2011-08-10T07:24:20

be thankful, always. =]

  • 2011-08-10T07:24:10

Not rituals.

  • 2011-08-10T07:24:00

And for the record..God is not ancient..he is here and now 3 D. He is not a relic. He lives in every breath you take and it has nothing to do with The Eastern Orthodox Church. It is what is in your heart that counts.

  • 2011-08-10T07:21:25

This all is exactly what I have been taught in a Christian faith and up bringing. These things you mention are the staples of Christianity not just Orthodox. I don't think you can claim your religion or practice is best or right. Anything that honors God is best and right and in this world..we need as many Christians to bond together as we can ...to prepare others and bring believers to salvation. We cannot waste time comparing My way and Your way..it is all about God's way. Take time to thank God you have other Christians of many experiences to bond with and serve with. No one church can do the task alone. We need EVERY Christian to stand up and be counted in the fight for those who need to still know Jesus. Spread the word of unity and stop boasting about your way as the better way. God shows his face to many who walk different paths. Jesus walked among many who would have been judged and condemned for their way of life...it was those lost children who needed him most. It is easy to make a believer out of a believer. Try using the gift you have to cherish other believers and do not be harsh with them for not having a certain sign outside their church the same as yours. Peace.

  • 2011-08-10T04:53:49

We never believe that God loves anyone any differently just because of the Church that wego to. We believe in the Holy Scriptures and the New Testament, there is supposed be no such thing as partiality or favoritism in Christianity - whatever the Church maybe. We affirm and love all people equally (since man is in God's Image) and believe that God does so too because it says so in the Gospel. We believe the Good News of Jesus Christ, that Christ came to save those who were lost (all men) This ancient Church is a Christ-centered Church which believes in the Holy Trinity - the communal and personal God-Head. God even loves sinners: 5 "That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust." (Matthew 5:45 KJV) One of the best reasons why this Eastern Orthodox Church is so special is because it is uncorrupted Church tradition which has preserved the ancient and sacred way of worshiping God. Everything about this Church is Christ-centered and focuses on the glorification of the Holy Trinity. Through this Church and its Holy Mysteries (a.k.a Sacraments), people become members of Christ's Holy Body, receiving in their bodies the Grace of the Holy Spirit. St Paul says this, 19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? (1Corinthians 6:19 KJV). This is what makes the Eastern Orthodox Church different than any others; we believe in the utter sanctity and goodness of the human body. We do not just believe in the sanctity of the soul but also of the body - the body is the Temple of the Holy Spirit. We also affirm that the body and the soul are inter-connected - there is no diffusion between them. This is why we have fasting rules and the Holy Mysteries (a.k.a Sacraments) by which we receive the Holy Spirit into our bodies (which are HOLY and must be kept holy). We believe that by Holy Baptism, the soul, through the body, is purified and illuminated, because of the spark or Holy Spirit now rests upon the body of the baptized person. As the Scriptures says also of Jesus, " 10 And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him: (Mark 1:10 KJV) And St Paul more especially speaks of the regeneration in the inner man by Holy Baptism, "5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;" (Titus 3:5 KJV) Because Scriptures says again that this "renewing" is the putting on of the New Man, Jesus Christ, "10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:" (Collosians 3:10 KJV) Putting on the "New Man", means a transformation. The entire human being is supposed to become transformed by the Grace of Jesus Christ. This Grace is only acquired by the material (bodily) Mysteries. The Holy Mysteries of the Orthodox Church are 7 in number, but there are 2 that are most especially notable: that of Holy Baptism and that of Holy Communion. Through the first, a person becomes re-born by the Spirit of God through the Grace of Jesus Christ, thus allowing him (or her) to put on the New Man of Jesus Christ, which is by the acquisition of the Holy Spirit. Once this occurs, the Holy Spirit acts in the person as a fire. Again, a person can only acquire such Grace through material (bodily) means. Through the second, Holy Communion, a person is nourished by the Grace of the body and blood of Christ. In this way, a person is able to keep his baptism garment (the body is the garment of the soul. Holy Baptism is for a person to put on the "wedding garment" of Christ). Just read the ancient Church Fathers themselves and research it all for yourself, don't take my pword for it. Seek and you will find. The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand (here and now, in the flesh) through the Holy Mysteries of the ancient Church of Christ. The Eastern Orthodox Church. http://www.ccel.org/fathers.html

  • 2011-08-09T12:40:33

amen me encanto muchas gracias por compartir tan bello video. bendiciones desde chile

  • 2011-08-08T16:27:12

It isn't about the service or the building..it is about fully opening your hearts and minds to God's glory and accepting Jesus. There is no "better than or worse than" in God's eyes as long as it comes from a genuine heart who loves him. Not judging or comparing are Christian values you might want to look up scriptures about. God loves us all equally.

  • 2011-08-06T23:57:49

Welcome to FB ading ko. By God's grace ket pumpumhodak.

  • 2011-08-06T11:08:31

kumusta kayo apo pastor?

  • 2011-08-03T17:49:52

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  • 2011-08-02T01:02:40

Read this: http://christianity.about.com/od/easternorthodoxy/a/orthodoxbeliefs.htm Its what has been handed down to us since the 1st century. Its the fulness of the faith because it is unaltered by church divisions and schisms. Today in America, there are over 25,000 different denominations, the Orthodox Church believes that it is the original church of Christ, even more original than the Roman Catholic Church. Its traditional worship has been unaltered ever since the 4th century AD. Whereas nowadays worship is defined by anything that the pastor has in mind, whether its a rock concert or banging drums or just a plain sermon, but this is not the way that the preceding Christians over the centuries have done it. Even the Roman Catholic Church with its 2nd Vatican Council has altered its way of worship. The Eastern Orthodox Church is the 2nd largest Church in the world, behind the Roman Catholic Church. We believe that the Roman Catholic Church (which church also proclaims to be the one true church) is in heresy and schism. According to historical facts, it wasn't until 1054 AD that the Roman Catholic Church was created. Just read the article, and also watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfonDpRabEE

  • 2011-08-02T01:00:05

DEFINITELY A TIMELY REMINDER!

  • 2011-08-02T00:36:38

wats the orthodox faith? i thought there was only one faith in Jesus Crist our lord and Savior?

  • 2011-07-31T15:16:47

AMEN...TO GOD BE THE GLORY

  • 2011-07-30T23:47:46

I have the Orthodox Faith and that's beyond any kind of Christianity that you can hope for.

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