- Feb 27, 2018
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This is inaccurate brother. Heresy is specifically deviation from the Orthodox Faith and schism is separation due to non-Doctrinal causes. Other than heresy and schism there is heterodoxy. Most non-Orthodox cannot be included in the category of schism, because they were never part of the Church in the first placeI believe in The One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church.
Orthodoxy is not a denomination, denominations are by definition not Catholic.
The Orthodox Catholic Church is the only Church.
I don't recognize the legitimacy of other "churches". Rather, I think they are all heretical and/or schismatic congregations.
I believe to give legitimacy to these churches undermines Christianity.
My viewpoint on this would be incredibly offensive to just about anyone I know who considers themself Christian but isn't orthodox.
I still pray that those who are sincere and pious lovers of Christ who have found themselves in these churches may perhaps in the afterlife be united to the church. I'd even say the same about the pure hearted who never knew Christ. God only knows how all that works.