Why I am in the church / Why I am an Orthodox Christian ?
- It is surprising some times to hear the arguments
against the true orthodox Christianity. It is a
fact that during the course of time several
denominations were broken away from the true
Orthodox Church. Even the true name orthodox was
changed and added with a new expression universal.
Several learned scholars have left the church and
formed several scholastic groups against Orthodox
Church. Many faithful have left the church because
of their personal reasons. And the true church has
reduced to a small group today in the eyes of the
We hear every day regarding exodus from Orthodox
Church to non-Episcopal or Catholic Church by the
true followers of the church. Even the anointed
personnel have left the church. When all such
prudent movements are taking place associated with
miracles in the name of Our Lord a big question
rises in front of me why you fool still remains
as an orthodox Christian. A simple answer appears
in front of me that I am ignorant of the
science of God invented by man with his
intelligence. I was taught only the teaching of
Jesus, the God in its true meaning without further
It was the Will of Jesus that I came to this world.
He added me to His Church by holy baptism and marked
on my head the holy sign of cross in the name of
father, son and holy spirit the true one God. I
believe that once I am taken into His Church the
incarnated body of Jesus the God why should I doubt
the will of God.
I see several denominations. All of them preach
about Jesus who gave the commandment to the world
to Love God and Love man. When we love God and His
creation how can we support the fight among His
After a long time of living in this church I turned
back to see my companions in the church. Some of
them who were singing halleluiah with me have gone
to the front side and occupied the seats in front
of His Holy Throne. Some of them have reached to
the top administrative positions in the church.
Several of them became the policy makers of the
Church. The Church, because of their huge
contributions and high positions in the society
has respected a number of them. But all of them
are engaged in groups of the church. But I am the
man who received one talent remain at the same
position in the church who struggles with the mob
to reach to kiss the sleeba to receive the
blessing. But I have no conflict in my mind about
my faith in the church. For me there is only one
Holy Orthodox Church into which I was baptized.
If I am leaving this church the actual reasons
a) I am denied a pivotal position in the church
b) I was not honored in the church for my contributions
c) I could not see the supremacy of some one which
I disliked d) I am promised a high post in the church.
There could be several reasons. But at the end all
those arguments could be seen as the brainwork of
Lord of this world.
Therefore, there was a dispute in my mind whether I
should accept the argument of Satan or yield to the
will of Jesus the God. Finally I knelt in front of
my Lord and assured thousand times that I should
save my association with my church to which I was
joined immediately after birth before Satan could
not influenza my mind. I will continue my prayer
for the victory of Love against hatred ness.
The wise intellectuals of Christian world will
continue their shouting against my Church, the sons
of this world will laugh at us but the caravan of
foolish faith full will finish their travel in my
Church to receive His promise of salvation
Pardon me if my words have hurt the feelings of any
one. I know only to pray.
With humble prayers,
Dr.George Kunju John. P
St.Peter& St.Paul Jacobite Syrian Church, Pengamuck,
St George Orthodox Syrian Church, Kalamassery,
St Thomas Orthodox Church, Dubai.