God didn't need Moses to raise his arm to part the Red Sea or to speak to Pharoah or to bring water from the Rock.
He didn't need Sarah to give birth to Isaac>Jacob/Israel.
He didn't need Mary to give birth to Jesus Christ.
He didn't need David to put Goliath down.
He didn't need to make Peter important in any way.
And so on - over and over again - throughout Scripture.
God, of His own will, chooses to permit us to be involved in His Creation - this heaven and earth as well as the one to come.
Very, very Orthodox indeed. And kindda self-evident.
Most of Christianity uses the government of Isreal layed out in the old testament as a model in many things as a model of certain "church" functions, titles, and proclivities.. Other functions are borrowed from the heathen like the regrettable Queen of Heaven in some places..
Isreal told Moses they wanted a KING like the nations around them at the times.. NO.. DEMANDED a King like the nations around them.. The government that God proscribes for Isreal was a renegade government.. because of their demands.. not according to what God would have done.. Nobody knows what that would have been..
As Jesus told Pontius Pilate he was a King of another place not of this planet.. That was quite a revelation right there.. went over Pilates head though.. Dimensional Physics had not even been invented or thunk up yet..
Really.. some people seem to think God is a moron or disabled in a spiritual wheel chair needing help.. and have no idea they themselves are impediments.. not helps to God at all..
I really appreciate Alamo-girls "vision" of a proper stone in the building of God is a DIAMOND allowing the free flow of Gods(light) thru it.. OR if the best you can be is a ruby or amethist or emerald well then, GOD BLESS YOU TOO.. its the light that counts anyway not the reflection or refraction..