D-22. Is ORTHODOX Christianity TRUE Christianity



D-22. Is ORTHODOX Christianity TRUE Christianity?

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“D-22. Is ORTHODOX Christianity TRUE Christianity?”


In other words, does being an “ORTHODOX” Christian mean that “Orthodox Christians are teaching what Jesus and his Apostles teach us in the New Testament?

Absolutely NOT! Just because someone calls themselves an “Orthodox” Christians does NOT mean that they are teaching the TRUTH! For you see, there are many DIFFERENT “ORTHODOX” Christians and they all teach something DIFFERENT from each other. You see, the TRUE Orthodox church is that church that Jesus built. But the TRUE church began to DIVIDE as early as the Apostle Paul, and those who bagan to follow MEN were no longer following the sound Biblical teaching of Jesus and his Apostles.


Please read 1 Corinthians 1:10-13, 28-30.


“Now I beseech you, brethren, by the NAME of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the SAME THING, and that there be no DIVISIONS among you; but that you be perfectly joined together in the SAME mind and in the SAME judgment

11.  For it has been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are CONTENTIONS among you. 

12.  Now, this I say, that every one of you say, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. 

13.  Is Christ DIVIDED? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?...

…28.  And base things of the world, and things which are despised, God has CHOSEN, yea, and things which are NOT, to bring to nought things that are

29.  That no flesh should glory in His presence. 

30.  But of Him (Or BECAUSE OF Almighty God the Father) are you in Christ Jesus, who of God (Or again, BECAUSE OF Almighty God the Father you are saved in ANOINTED Jesus who) is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:”


Now, these DIVISIONS that began in the days of the first century church continued to become more and more DIVISIONS and every one of those DIFFERENT church “denominations” called themselves the “ORTHODOX” church. There were the Eastern Orthodox Christians and the Western Orthodox Christians. And then, there were the Oriental Orthodox Christians and the Greek Orthodox Christians. The Western Orthodox Christians became known as the Roman Catholic Church, which is DEFINITELY NOT TRUE Christianity, according to the teaching of Jesus and his Apostles in the New Testament.

My point is that the word “Orthodox” does NOT mean that those who call themselves “ORTHODOX” Christians are teaching the TRUTH conconcerning WHO Jesus truly is, according to the Bible ITSELF.

In fact, Orthodox Christians base their faith on church TRADITION over what the Scriptures teach. And that includes SOME Protestant church denominations even though they CLAIM that they base their faith SOLELY on the Scriptures. But in truth, they did not REFORM enough to go back to teaching ONLY what Jesus and his Apostles teach us in SIMPLICITY in the New Testament. Please read the following quote from Wickapedia so that you can see for yourself that the word “Orthodox” does NOT mean teaching the TRUTH.


“...The Eastern Orthodox Church officially calls itself the Orthodox Catholic Church.[16][17][18][19]

Eastern Orthodox theology is based on holy tradition, which incorporates the dogmatic decrees of the seven ecumenical councils, the Scriptures, and the teaching of the Church Fathers. The church teaches that it is the one, holy, catholic and apostolic church established by Jesus Christ in his Great Commission,[20] and that its bishops are the successors of Christ's apostles.[21] It maintains that it practices the original Christian faith, as passed down by holy tradition. Its patriarchates, reminiscent of the pentarchy, and other autocephalous and autonomous churches, reflect a variety of hierarchical organization. It recognizes seven major sacraments, of which the Eucharist is the principal one, celebrated liturgically in synaxis. The church teaches that through consecration invoked by a priest, the sacrificial bread and wine become the body and blood of Christ. The Virgin Mary is venerated in the Eastern Orthodox Church as the God-bearer, honored in devotions…”

 

Did Jesus and the Apostle of Jesus VENERATE the Virgin Mary? No! Is there any teaching in the New Testament of a “priesthood” offering a SACRIFICE of the Mass changing the Eucharist into the LITERAL body of Jesus? No! And both the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Western Orthodox Church teach the doctrine of the Trinity. And both Ortodox churches call themselves the Catholic Church. Their main point of division was over the Pope being INFALLIBLE.

My point is that word “Orthodox” simply means CONFORMING to what is generally or TRADITIONALLY accepted as right or true; established and approved. And the TRADITIONALLY accepted doctrine of the Trinity is NOT TRUE. So when someone accuses you of not being a Orthodox Christian, then you can THANK God that He led you out of the CONFORMING to church TRADITION just because it is generally accepted by Orthodox Christians.

Thanks for reading, and may God bless you richly as you continue to seek the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God. And to me, the truth concerning who Jesus TRULY is, according to the Bible ITSELF, is the Biblical Unitarian view of Jesus. So, for ALL of the studies on the Biblical Unitarian view of Jesus, please click on the subject heading >>>D-0. THE BIBLICAL UNITARIAN VIEW of JESUS!<<<

And for the SUBJECT on the true foundation of the church, please click on the subject heading >>>C-0. THE TRUE FOUNDATION OF THE CHURCH!<<< This way you can just send ONE link to those who you want to share the TRUE sound Biblical FOUNDATIONAL teachings of the church that Jesus and his Apostles taught in the first century church.

 

Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Brother Mark.

 

My heartfelt prayer is that all Christians RETURN to the TRUE FOUNDATION of the church that is taught by the very Apostles of Jesus in the first century. So let us all come into the UNITY of the faith and return to what Jesus and his Apostles taught us in SIMPLICITY in the New Testament. 

 

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VERSES USED TO TEACH THAT JESUS PREEXISTED!

 

To me, the best way to know the ONE true God in ONE person is to know who Jesus TRULY is according to the WHOLE word of Almighty God. So please read ALL of the studies under the heading >>>N-0. WHO is JESUS ACCORDING to the BIBLE?<<< and you will see that the Bible itself teaches us that Jesus was CREATED by his God and Father. And if you have any questions related to the correct meaning of certain verses of Scripture on this subject of who Jesus is please read all the studies under the two headings >>>U-0. VERSES used for THE TRINITY!<<< and >>>V-0. VERSES used to TEACH that Jesus PRE-EXISTED!<<< These two headings have ALL of the studies that I have on who Jesus truly is according to what the Bible itself teaches us in simplicity. I compiled these three headings to make it easy for my readers to send just one, two, or three links to those you desire to help understand what the Bible itself teaches concerning who Jesus is in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of Almighty God. If you have any questions, please feel free to write to me. 

My contact email is MarkatAMatterOfTruth@Gmail .com.

Thanks again for reading and may God bless you richly as you continue to seek the truth of the whole word of Almighty God.

 

Your Brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Brother Mark.

 

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