Amen NickThe only knowledge that counts, the only theology that is truly Orthodox, is participation in Godís movement in love towards us in creation and
Incarnation by our response of love. Louth
Have to say I appreciate your teaching .
We As,Christian d have a,history going back to Jesus ...people believing in Him
Your Religion ..from everything I've heard ..as an Institution ..seems to be from th early Chyr h as mentioned cheap as,technology RCC dies.
Those people..disciples who operated outside of Organized Institutions ...also have a,long history ...
His does not take away from Catholics history..it's old ...however exactly to whom ..which person Peter handed his keys to as a Pope .
Anyway ..we believers,we believers Are grafted into the tree rooted in Abraham ..whose descendants,and nations as numerous,as the stars .
If we profess Jesus as Lord ...moved to do so niche Holy Spirit .
We are as the people He spoke of ...blessed even though we never met Him...about whom He,spoke to Thomas ...by FAITH believing in Him as our Saviour ..
The more I read here and elsewhere ..the more I BELIEVE institutions,
If they follow the great commission ..if eh encourage their members,. Can do great things,...But having a great ...large ..rich Church
Does nOT GIVE US SALVATION..
A man in a cave ...reading a fragment of TRUTH ..who gets on his knees
Paying homage ..asking repentance ..professing Jesus ...
Does not need another ritual to be saved ...That fragment he read ..That word he heard ..That softening in his heart ...did not come to Him accidentally...it was the work of the SPIRIT ..using what was at hand..using a person..the scripture .. maybe someone shared with Him
It's,JESUS who saved us ..he was on that Cross ......