Sorry but your scholarly work can fly on Topix but would not pass peer review.First of all you have 1 Bishop speaking or the entire Church.Very sloppy both in research and in debate skills.Do some research. There are 3 primary approaches to the question of salvation outside the Church. Bishop Ware has one.<quoted text>
Yawn...You cant remember all your lies.
This is a chapter from The Non-Orthodox: The Orthodox Teaching on
Christians Outside of the Church. This
book was originally published in 1999 by Regina Orthodox Press in
Salisbury, MA (Frank Schaeffers
In The Orthodox Church, Bishop Kallistos makes some wholly Orthodox
concerning the nature of the Church and salvation. Among them are the
Orthodoxy also teaches that outside the Church there is no salvation.
This belief has the same basis
as the Orthodox belief in the unbreakable unity of the Church: if follows
from the close
relation between God and His Church.A person cannot have God as His
Father if he does
not have the Church as his Mother. So wrote Saint Cyprian; and to him
this seemed an
evident truth, because he could not think of God and the Church apart
from one another.
God is salvation, and Gods saving power is mediated to humans in His
Body, the Church.
Extra ecclesiam nulla salus. All the categorical strength and point of
this aphorism lies in its
tautology. Outside the Church there is no salvation because salvation is
How can the Church have 3 opinions. Chaos!!! Anarchy!!Then study the apophatic approach o the Orthodox Church v analytic delineation.Then study the conciliar v the monarchal foundation of the Orthodox Church.Then do some reading-more than just Bishop Ware.Or just take the easy way and continue verbal abuse and attacks.