Reply to Thomas P regarding Apostolic Church (Part 2)
- Dear Thomas P
>>>>>St. Thomas who came to India representing Christand died here. You went straight to criticizing the
THE Apostle Thomas may or may not have come to India.
There is no proof. If there is any proof it more
points to the fact that he has not come here. But it
does not matter. I also believe he came here. I am
glad he came here. Probably I became a Christian
because of it. I praise the Lord for sending him here.
But that was not my point. My point was summarized
>>>>You went straight to criticizing the OrthodoxChurch<<<<
Do you know what the Orthodox Church means? Where it
got its name from. The council of Nicea, which you
guys don't accept, defined the church. That is
church is holy, catholic and apostolic.
The catholic church gave focus to 'catholic' thinking
that it means universal as the word catholic in Greek
means universal. But that is not it's meaning any way.
Because when church said it was catholic it was very
small. (For more refer Faith of Syrian Orthodox Church
by Dr. Kaniyamparambli achan - page 5)
The word orthodox is also used to mean the church is
holy. The word holy means the church was established
by Jesus Christ and guided by the Holy Spirit. Since
Jesus is God and Holy, the church established by Him
is also holy. This Holy Church compiled the Bible.
That is why we say Bible is Holy too. The same church
compiled the Canon and made the rules and regulations.
Most of which are defined in the 1st three synods. So
God is Holy. Church is Holy, because God created it.
No one else can create a church. If created, it does
not become church and is not holy. So the three great
holy synods was holy Spirit inspired and made so many
decisions. So many protestant fellowships spoke
against those synods. You too are in the group.
Reject the Holy Spirit inspired decisions of the Holy
Church. That is not holy in my view. (The protestant
speakers say so many things, which they claim as Holy
Spirit inspired. If this is true, then Holy Spirit
should keep changing the opinions in every century! )
Because of that you have no right to be called
Orthodox. Because your Fellowship under your
Catholicos is not holy. It is not a part of the holy
Church. Secondly, the usage "Orthodox Syrian" church
is grammatically wrong. Your fellowship's mission of
closing the churches and persecuting the believers is
wrong. Your fellowship's mission of breaking from
Church is wrong and so you are aptly accepting the
wrong name also.
The third word is apostolic. Is your church
apostolic? You say yes. I say no. Why? The apostolic
church of Kerala will obey the Synods. Otherwise I
agree the church has apostolic succession, but
probably from Yuda. I always wondered about Yuda.
Jesus told him you are going to cheat Him. What would
an ordinary person do? He will fall on the feet and
cry and beg for forgiveness. (Our God is a great God
who forgave Adam, David (from adultery and kill he
committed), the thief on the right side, and ever
apostle Peter). But Yuda was different; he went out
and did his crime. He had no repentance. He did not
remember his great position in heaven, but was greedy
for the little money he could make there. Bible says,
"Satan entered then"(John 13:27). So satan entered
when he lost the fear of God. Or when
he became greedy.
What is his fate for the pittance he got? Jesus said
"It would have be better for that man if he had never
been born" (Mark 14:21).
- Dear members
We have created a database section in our forum. We would like to update our list of parishes. We request our members to go to the data
section and update your parish informations or send details to SOCM-
FORUMemail@example.com. From the existing data base if you find
any error please write to SOCM-FORUMfirstname.lastname@example.org
In our Lords Love