155Re: A question, on Orthodox ecclesiology
- May 15 11:52 PMChristopher and WRV,
So in other words, the 'form' of baptism may or may not (depending on
who you talk to) exist outside of the Church, whereas the spiritual
effects of baptism (remission of sin, union with Christ, regeneration,
etc.) does not.
So back to the main point of my post, which you both did not address:
if baptism doesn't exist outside of the Church (the form means nothing
without the effects), then how can you rightly call the non-Orthodox
Christians? It is clear in the New Testament that to be a Christian is
to be baptized, and therefore to be in the Church. The non-Orthodox
are neither baptized, nor are they in the Church. Therefore they are
As I said before, shoot straight with me here, fellas. I like my
Orthodoxy straight up, thank you very much.
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