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Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 10-27-2017, 02:12 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 16,189
Posted By InChristAlone
Re: Smoking Gun?

Evangelical, thank you for your kind and thoughtful reply. Let me just clarify the Eastern Orthodox understanding of the Spirit (The Holy Spirit) and His role in the process of deification. For us,...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 10-26-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 16,189
Posted By InChristAlone
Re: Smoking Gun?

"...Western Christians do not discern between the essence and the energy of God. They say that God is only essence. Since man cannot be deified by means of divine Grace, what purpose does his life...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 10-26-2017, 03:27 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 16,189
Posted By InChristAlone
Re: Smoking Gun?

..."Christ has two perfect natures: divine and human. These two perfect natures are joined ‘without change, without confusion, without separation, and without division’ in the one person of Christ,...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 10-26-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 16,189
Posted By InChristAlone
Re: Smoking Gun?

Thank you, Drake.
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"According to the Eastern Orthodox Tradition, the final purpose of our life is not moral improvement but deification (greek - theosis), the full union of man with God.
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Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 10-26-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 16,189
Posted By InChristAlone
Re: Smoking Gun?

Brothers, I am sorry for interrupting your conversation. I would like to clarify a few things. You know, sometimes we can use the same word but have a different understanding of it.

For example,...
Forum: Christian Movements/Ministries 05-19-2017, 10:50 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 47,732
Posted By InChristAlone
Re: The Orthodox Church

Again, brothers, I am sorry for my late reply.


Thank you, Ohio. Your tone is fine with me. I know you have reasons to be skeptical. As for me, I have a different experience. I have never been...
Forum: Apologists Speak RE: The Local Church 05-18-2017, 07:43 AM
Replies: 470
Views: 68,099
Posted By InChristAlone
Re: The Bible Answer Man Converts to The Eastern Orthodox Church!

Thank you, Evangelical. Prayer is not a magic spell. So, you don't need to follow the pattern. You can use your own words. Pure heart and sincere petition matter more than any formula.

Besides,...
Forum: Christian Movements/Ministries 05-18-2017, 07:23 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 47,732
Posted By InChristAlone
Re: The Orthodox Church

Ohio, thank you. I respect your opinion though I don't share it.

God bless.
Forum: Christian Movements/Ministries 05-16-2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 47,732
Posted By InChristAlone
Re: The Orthodox Church

Brothers, I am sorry for it takes me too much time to reply.


Ohio, I have a different perspective. To me, the verse speaks about the unchanging nature of God. Languages, styles, values,...
Forum: Christian Movements/Ministries 05-14-2017, 10:49 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 47,732
Posted By InChristAlone
Re: The Orthodox Church

Ohio, it is a good question. But I don't quite understand what "the Spirit speaks freshly" means. God is always the same, yesterday, and today, and tomorrow. If the Spirit speaks freshly today, does...
Forum: Christian Movements/Ministries 05-12-2017, 02:59 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 47,732
Posted By InChristAlone
Re: The Orthodox Church

Aron, I am not sure if you agree with Fr Steven Freeman, an Orthodox priest. He calls it a miracle: "The miracle of the Church (and it must be called nothing less than a miracle) is that it received...
Forum: Christian Movements/Ministries 05-12-2017, 02:51 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 47,732
Posted By InChristAlone
Re: The Orthodox Church

Ohio, Aron, thank you brothers.

Just checked with Chrysostom and Theophylact. They interpret I Corinthians 7:17-24 as "Live as You Are Called". If God's call was to you as a circumcised man or as...
Forum: Christian Movements/Ministries 05-11-2017, 03:51 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 47,732
Posted By InChristAlone
Re: The Orthodox Church

Aron, it's always nice to talk to you. Years ago, thanks to your thoughtful advice and your kind words about the EOC and the Church Fathers, I got back to my roots and started to explore Orthodoxy. ...
Forum: Christian Movements/Ministries 05-10-2017, 11:49 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 47,732
Posted By InChristAlone
Re: How to create a Protestant splinter cell

So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by our spoken word or by our letter. (2 Thes 2.15)

Aron, I agree with you.

In my opinion, Sola...
Forum: Apologists Speak RE: The Local Church 05-10-2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 68,099
Posted By InChristAlone
Re: The Bible Answer Man Converts to The Eastern Orthodox Church!

Brothers, I am sorry for interrupting your discussion, but I think the news headline is related to the thread:

Hank Hanegraaff Reveals He Has Rare Form of Cancer, Reads Orthodox Prayer...
Forum: Blogosphere @ LocalChurchDiscussions 04-12-2017, 10:59 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 61,657
Posted By InChristAlone
Re: InChristAlone's Blog

OBW,

Thank you for your reply. I don't know much about HH. The first time I heard about him was when in the LRC, they showed me a new issue of the CRI journal with "We were wrong" on the cover....
Forum: Blogosphere @ LocalChurchDiscussions 04-09-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 61,657
Posted By InChristAlone
Re: InChristAlone's Blog

Another news about Hank Hanegraaff:

Hendrik "Hank" Hanegraaff (born 1950) also known as the Bible Answer Man is an American author, radio talk-show host and advocate of evangelical Christianity....
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 02-22-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,669
Posted By InChristAlone
Re: My story and a plead for your insight

Ohio, you are right. I am sorry, brother, I didn't notice that.

tasinee, could you please explain what legalism in the Orthodox church did you mean? Was it the Eastern Orthodox Church? How long...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 02-22-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,669
Posted By InChristAlone
Re: My story and a plead for your insight

Thank you for your testimony, tasinee. I believe brothers have already replied your questions. I don't think I can add anything new or more profound to that. Let me just try to answer your questions...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 02-22-2017, 02:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,669
Posted By InChristAlone
Re: My story and a plead for your insight

Ohio, I am afraid when you are talking about legalism, you are confusing the Orthodox Church with Roman Catholicism.
Forum: Apologetic discussions 02-12-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 28,125
Posted By InChristAlone
Re: Lee's Trinity

In other words, Jesus Christ is the God-Man. In Christ the God-man, two natures have been united: the divine and the human, without confusion, distinct, separate, and independent, each unchanged by...
Forum: Apologetic discussions 02-12-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 28,125
Posted By InChristAlone
Re: Lee's Trinity

I also agree with him but he doesn't say that Jesus Christ is the Holy Spirit and God the Father. :) Blessed Theophylactus speaks about deity of Christ who is fully man and fully God ie the Word of...
Forum: Apologetic discussions 02-12-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 28,125
Posted By InChristAlone
Re: Lee's Trinity

Another version of Colossians 2:9: "For in Him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily." I believe it is a more correct translation since it sounds the same in Greek and in my native language.
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Forum: Apologetic discussions 02-12-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 28,125
Posted By InChristAlone
Talking Re: Lee's Trinity

Drake, It is a very time-consuming topic. Protestant and Lee's understanding of sin has been inherited from Roman Catholicism. Orthodox Church has a different view on sin. What you describe is...
Forum: Apologetic discussions 02-12-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 28,125
Posted By InChristAlone
Re: Lee's Trinity

I believe it can be problematic for such a Muslim to be saved but I leave it for the Lord to judge. Will the Lord save him or not? I don't know.



Do you consider yourself equal to the apostle...
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