7555Re: Extremism, Esphigmenou, Mixed Marriages, RC 'church'
- Feb 1, 2003--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, StephenATL <sbu@b...> wrote:
> 1. Roman Catholics are NOT Christians............ they are HERETICS!Baloney, Stephanos. Don't you know that heretics come from the
Church? And if they aren't Christians you'd better confess your sin
because the apostolic faith is not to judge the world. "For the time
has come for judgment to begin at the house of God.."
> ROMAN Catholicism is so far from genuine Christianity that it canAll the more reason to "let us reason together" with them, to bring
> be called nothing less than a heresy, and has been so named by many
> Church Councils and Holy Fathers!
them to the truth. What happened to going into all the world and
preaching the gospel to "every creature?"
> The Fathers and Saint of the Church constantly warn us about evenIf it is not of God, they can't do it. Remember the promises. Have
> talking with heretics and worldly people......... knowing that no
> matter how strong our faith and knowledge of the faith is, in a
> moment of weakness and/or doubt they could lead us astray, or at
> least start us questioning our faith.
> SINCERE, HONEST discussions with Roman Catholics, with a goal ofThat's true ecumenism. False ecumenism is indeed heretical. But true
> reuniting them to the Faith would be good.
ecumenism is gospel. Let us not give way to fear! For the zealot
monks to tell their patriarch that he can't talk to heretics lest
they won't acknowledge him seems to me to be unacceptable. I don't
believe it's true to Orthodox Christianity. It's not the way to go.
And the ROCOR should know all too well the dangers of a schismatic
Save, O Lord, and have mercy on the holy Eastern Orthodox patriarchs,
most reverend metropolitans, Orthodox archbishops and bishops, and
all the priestly and monastic order, and all who serve in the Church,
whom Thou hast appointed to shepherd Thy rational flock, and through
their prayers have mercy and save me, a sinner.
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