Re: Fascinating Story: Last Days of the Georgian Dukhobors
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Nicholas Trahan <ntrahan@s...>
> The Canons of the Council of Laodicea forbid Orthodox to pray with
> non-Orthodox. Because these people are OUTSIDE of the True Church
> ARENOT CHRISTIAN.***Didn't this council deal with praying with those Orthodox who left
the Church and were considered heretics?
***Where exactly, as a communicant of ROCOR, did you learn this
- That is an exampleof the abuse of economia but yes, that person would be a
Christian SOLELY on the merit of the Chrismation.
Do you consider John Spong a Christian? He thinks he is. Do you want a list?
How about Barbara Harris? Is she a Christian. She thinks she's a bishop. Or
These people are not followers of Christ. In Spong's case he has publicly
stated he does not believe in the Virgin Birth.
The Ecumenical Councils defined for us who and what Christ is. Those OUTSIDE
Orthodoxy do not follow these teaching and THEREFORE can not be Christian
> From: "Paul O. BARTLETT" <bartlett@...>
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> Date: Sat, 16 Oct 2004 20:30:55 -0400 (EDT)
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> Subject: Re: [orthodox-rocor] Re: Fascinating Story: Last Days of the Georgian
> On Sat, 16 Oct 2004, aggreen1 wrote:
>> --- In email@example.com, Nicholas Trahan <ntrahan@s...>
>>> I don't see how I am wrong.
>> ***And if everyone outside of Orthodoxy who follows Christ (in some
>> flawed way are not Christian (sayest thou), please come up with a
>> (kind) word to describe them so that we can be illumined.
> If anyone not a member of the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic
> [Orthodox] Church is not a Christian, let's try this on for size. A
> Roman Catholic, whose Roman Catholic baptismal rite was by pouring, not
> immersion, is received by chrismation into a (non-ROCOR) Orthodox
> jurisdiction which has ecumenical activity. Is such a person a member
> of the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church and thus a Christian,
> or not?
> Paul Bartlett
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