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    Is Orthodoxy the only true Christianity?

    Nobody disputes that OT worship was liturgical and sacerdotal, with all the trappings that come with that. My question is, since Christ is our priest, Temple, and sacrifice....are these elements of OT worship supposed to be carried over into the NT? Christ fulfilled all of these types and...
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    Any converts found a helpful approach to these?

    Are we not to use Scripture to teach, rebuke, correct and instruct in righteousness? 2 Tim 3:16 ;)
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    Any converts found a helpful approach to these?

    Can we not come boldly to the Throne of Grace because we have been cleansed by the blood of Christ? Hebrews 4:16
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    Any converts found a helpful approach to these?

    I never felt comfortable venerating icons, even after becoming Orthodox. I still struggle to see how it isn't a violation of the 2nd commandment. The ancient pagans who bowed to their images didn't actually believe those idols were their gods but that the power of their god resided in them or...
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    Is Orthodoxy the only true Christianity?

    Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi. My point being, should one expect the "True Church" to look at least somewhat like what we find in Acts or the Epistles? A Reformed service consists in psalm singing, prayer, scripture reading, confession of sin, and a sermon. I know that all of these elements are...
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    Is Orthodoxy the only true Christianity?

    I'm currently reading through these posts with much interest. I've only read the first page so far but wanted to give my thoughts and ask a question(s). I went back and forth between traditional Catholicism and Orthodoxy a couple times and now am in a conservative Reformed denomination for the...
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    Pope to consecrate Russia and Ukraine to Immaculate Heart of Mary

    Getting back to the OP, apparently most Trad Cats don't think the pope used the right Magickal Formula when consecrating Russia since he also mentioned Ukraine. So once again they will have an excuse which explains away why it doesn't work. Such delusion is almost beyond belief.
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    The Filioque Controversy.

    I guess Nishant isn't having much luck converting India to Catholicism so he decided on another hit and run piece wherein he simply repeats himself, ignores all contrary arguments, engages in fake politeness, and then disappears for a time.
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    Doesn't Paul's use of patron-client language refute sola fide?

    We are saved "unto good works", not because of them (Ephesians 2, 8-10). The faithful response we make to God is a result of our having been justified. We therefore willingly cooperate with God's Covenantal grace. I have found that the main difficulty in understanding the Reformational doctrine...
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    Pope Francis reverses Benedict, reimposes restrictions on Latin Mass

    One of the more loudmouth loons on a well known trad catholic site thinks that the collapse of the "novus ordo church" is imminent and that we are about to behold the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy and the re-establishing of the REAL Catholic Church. I rode the trad cat crazy train for years...
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    Looking back on your Protestant past

    Total Depravity pertains to our ontological state, not our redeemed state which is an imputed righteousness. Just because one is redeemed does not mean that one is free from the effects of sin. St. Paul himself expresses this idea when he speaks of the law of sin still active in him. As Luther...
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    Looking back on your Protestant past

    rakovsky: It's well known that Calvinism represents a rigid Determinist philosophy. I would not use the term 'rigid' if you are using it as a synonym for absolute. That God 'foreordains whatsoever comes to pass' but accomplishes His will through the free agency of His creation in secondary...
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    Is support of abortion is rampant in Orthodox christians like the Catholics?

    I'm a member of a conservative Reformed Presbyterian church.
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    Looking back on your Protestant past

    Man does not need to be compelled to choose evil. The Scriptures clearly teach that man in his natural state runs from and rejects God since that is his natural, fallen inclination. To take what Sproul says and then conclude that man is compelled to reject God is to set up the strawman that...
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    Looking back on your Protestant past

    Most of the criticisms leveled at Reformed theology I have found come from a woeful ignorance of the totality and cohesion of the tradition. Your statement above is a classic example of such. Sadly I have found that many who convert to Orthodoxy from a Reformed background seem to have never...
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    Is support of abortion is rampant in Orthodox christians like the Catholics?

    One of my final straws before leaving "orthodoxy" was the priest stating from the amvon that "sadly abortion is necessary sometimes."
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    Toronto bans Holy Communion, Baptism, and Singing in Churches

    Christians used to defy unjust governments and worship underground. Now they willingly submit to tyrannical, unjust and unconstitutional demands from anti-Christian governments pushing a hoax designed to keep us in a state of panic. Our Fathers were made of tougher stuff.
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    I'm Convinced.

    Told you not to worry. Now he's an Aryan German Indian..... ???
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    Coronavirus Anixety!

    Its comparable to the flu. Nothing big. Watching the masses freak out is truly a study in how easily manipulated people are. Media says jump and everybody asks "how high?"
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    I'm Convinced.

    WPM's profile religion seems to change with the tides so I wouldn't be too worried.
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