Re: Where does forgiveness figure in all of this?
- Dear Elias,
God can forgive any sin if the sinner confesses it. Our pardoning the
MP is irrelevant here. The question is not about the MP offending us
but about its betrayal of Christ and our uniting with that treason or
What we discuss is whether or not we should to board their ship,
knowing that sergianism has persecuted Christ, that the MP still
claims it was the right thing to do in spite of not being threatened
any more, that the MP associates itself with the panheresy of
ecumenism and that it is an enemy of the Truth, which is defended by
"The holy apostles, the holy fathers and teachers of the Church, the
holy martyrs, call upon us, for the sake of Truth, to withdraw from
falsehood, from the imminent kingdom of Antichrist, and to struggle
in love for Christ, that we may be written "in the Book of Life of
the Lamb, Who was slain from the foundation of the world. If any man
have an ear, let him hear."
Some still believe that we should stand firm, and are persecuted as a
"Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove
faithful". (1 Corinthians 4:1-3)
"Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely
say all kinds of evil against you because of me". (Matthew 5:10-12)
--- In orthodox-synod@y..., "eliasr77" <eliasr77@h...> wrote:
> I am curious, but I haven't heard much talk about the Gospel
> with all of this talk about ROCOR and the MP. Our Lord is seldom
> mentioned in these long detailed posts. Is this kind of stuff
> from the Beatitudes we sing in the Divine Liturgy? Have the sins
> the Moscow Patriarchate exceeded "70 x 7," and can no longer be
> forgiven? Where does loving our enemies figure into our church's
> situation? Does forgiving all by the resurrection include
> reconciliation with those who have wronged us?
> Just a few questions, I really would like some answers.