posted on 11/11/2006 8:16:19 AM PST
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posted on 11/11/2006 8:19:29 AM PST
posted on 11/11/2006 8:24:59 AM PST
"EC: Each Christian has the need to read Holy Scripture, yet each Christian does not also have the authority or ability to teach and interpret the words of Scripture. This privileged authority is reserved for the Church via its holy clergy and theologians, men who are instructed in and knowledgeable of the true faith. When we consider how our Saviour gave the grace of teaching to His Holy Apostles (Mat. 28:20) and not to the masses it is easy for us to see that the prerogative to teach is held only by the bishops, priests and theologians of our Church."
Pretty poor interpretation of Mat. 28:20.
posted on 11/11/2006 8:34:26 AM PST
(Psalm : 27)
One of my favorite modern Orthodox teachers. His writings are among those we use in our classes for catechumens.
posted on 11/11/2006 8:55:14 AM PST
(Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated!)
Synopsis of the above:
posted on 11/11/2006 9:07:11 AM PST
(Pelagianism is the natural heresy of zealous Christians who are not interested in theology. J.I.P.)
This looks interesting. Back later.
posted on 11/11/2006 9:14:47 AM PST
(With God all things are possible.;)
Holy Scripture is like a very deep well wherein is comprised the infinite wisdom of God. If someone thirsty dives into this well to drink of all its water, he will be drowned within. If, however, he will fetch the water with a bucket and from there will drink with a cup, then there is no fear of being engulfed.
This is truly an awesome analogy. Who can ever know God?
posted on 11/11/2006 1:20:54 PM PST
(Apart from the cross, there is no other ladder by which we may get to Heaven. St. Rose of Lima)
We must uphold with great reverence and godliness Holy Tradition since all that is needful to effect our salvation is not found within Holy Scripture.
1Jo 5:13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
As you can see, your church is lying to you...You can KNOW you have eternal life (salvation) from the scripture, alone...
Joh 20:30 And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book:
Joh 20:31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
Everything that is needed for salvation is written in the scripture and it is verified by the very scripture you need to study...
posted on 11/11/2006 10:36:58 PM PST
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Paul entrusts the heavy burden of the instruction of the people to Timothy and not to the faithful.
Oops...don't tell that to Timothy. :O)
posted on 11/12/2006 5:24:17 PM PST
(Mat 19:11 But He said to them, Not all receive this word, except those to whom it is given.)
Each Christian has the need to read Holy Scripture, yet each Christian does not also have the authority or ability to teach and interpret the words of Scripture. This privileged authority is reserved for the Church
Brilliantly put. The Church as a community has far more ability to understand the wonders of God, then each of us individually,
posted on 11/15/2006 8:12:23 PM PST
("Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant" - Omar Ahmed, CAIR)
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