But one thing is sure. Our stand is Biblical and
theirs is not. But we need to understand that for
anyone who takes the word of God with seriousness,
life is difficult. So when we suffer it is fulfilling
our Lords word that anyone following Him should take
the cross. We should rejoice in difficulties as it is
a call to our Lord's ministry. There were so many
boats in the Sea of Galilee; still our Lord choose
Peter's boat for preaching (Luke 5:3). Boat represents
the Church. Our Church is Peter's boat. Peter is the
captain. We should be able to hear it and live as per
our Lord. Any loss (money, friends etc) and sufferings
that we may endure should be treated as a part of the
Christian call. We should always live and act as per
God's wish. It is testing times now. Pray that you
stay in faith with commitment to God and with trust in
God. Our bishops are also persecuted by Satan. If
any one is frustrated and disappointed, Satan wins.
Don't let this happen. Hang in there. Understand that
offence is the best defense. Go, Go and preach to your
friends and unbelievers and shaken believers.
Some time in the future I will write a series on Peter
in orthodox theology.
Stay in prayers.