Former evangelical-turned Orthodox priest destroys evangelicalism

evangelicalism
Podcast Series by Father Andrew Stephen Damick of St. Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church of Emmaus, Pennsylvania:

Evangelicalism
Part 1a – Fr. Andrew introduces Evangelicalism as it comes out of the Pietistic and Revivalist movements.
Part 1b – Fr. Andrew explores the understanding of salvation in the Evangelical tradition.
Part 1c – Fr. Andrew concludes the first part of his survey of Evangelicalism by discussing the topics of dualism, incarnation and eschatology.

Part 2a – Fr. Andrew begins part two of his study of Evangelicalism by exploring some of the denominations which arose: restorationist, adventist, holiness, non-denominationalism, dispensationalism
Part 2b – Fr. Andrews concludes his description of Evangelicalism with a brief survey of the following: Emerging Church, Missional, New Calvinists, Ancient-Future

The Magisterial Reformation
Part 1a – Fr. Andrew begins his look at the Magisterial Reformation which includes the 5 “Solas.” In this episode he examines “Sola Scriptura” or Scripture Alone.
Part 1b – Fr. Andrew continues his examination of the 5 “solas” in reformational theology looking today at Sola Fide (by faith alone), Solus Christus (through Christ alone), Sola Gratia (by grace alone), and Soli Deo Gloria (glory to God alone). For his talk on Sola Scriptura (Scripture alone) see the previous episode.
Part 2a – Fr. Andrew examines the distinctives of the denominations that arose from the Magisterial Reformation: Lutheranism, Calvinism
Part 2b – Fr. Andrew continues his examination of the denominations that arose from the Magisterial Reformation: Calvinism, Zwinglianism, Presbyterianism, Anglicanism, Methodism

*To be updated as new podcasts become available

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  1. Reblogged this on TheFlippinTruth.

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  2. othelzer

     /  May 14, 2016

    how is orthodoxy exempt from this babylon?
    did not orthodox and roman catholic persicute the arirus and
    his followers, did not orthodoxy and roman catholic destroy
    the hyruliii the vandala’s and the ostigoths.
    The memory of Christ Jesus is long and a open book, and inspect thy own
    house. while every word you say about Zionism may be true
    there is more to this story that any one Journalist or Inquisitor could
    devine

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    • othelzer. I am having great difficulty deciphering your incoherent and misspelled comment. I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt and presume that English is not your first language.

      The Church did not ‘persecute’ Arius and his followers. There was a time when the Arians were in the majority. Arius was an anti-Christ heretic who denied our Lord Jesus Christ’s sacred Divinity. He was eventually defeated by the noble endeavours of such great saints as St. Athanasius. Now, to you, heresy maybe small matter, but God doesn’t take it lightly. You have clearly been infected by Protestantism; ie, private interpretation of Scripture and the modernistic notion of subjective truth. Whether you like it or not it matters to your salvation what you believe about the things of God.

      The heresy of Arianism never went away. It continues to manifest itself under different names such as Unitarianism and the Jehovah’s Witness sect.

  3. Happy Riches

     /  May 27, 2016

    The reality is each individual is personally responsible for his or her own actions, even words that are spoken, according to Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 12:36). Organisations are fine but, in the main, they promote authority rather than servitude. Technically, the church is ‘the called out ones’ which is about individuals functioning in communion with the Holy Spirit, not a clergy and a laity that creates a ‘them and us’ culture.

    Evangelicalism is just another brand name for a movement. Today, Pentecostalism is the most pervasive movement worldwide, even though it splintered and takes many forms. Since Azusa St, 1906, this movement has become the harbinger to the Second Coming of Lord Jesus Christ. However, US style Pentecostalism has been infiltrated and the fire in the movement has been quenched by the putrefied Laocidean lukewarmness, and this has permeated congregations worldwide.

    Prosperity tends to choke true love for Lord Jesus Christ. So does institutionalism and theoretical constructs that are really philosophical assumptions promoted as doctrinal truth that create divisions. For only a relationship with Lord Jesus Christ that is alive and continuing is acceptable:
    “But I have this against you, that you left your first love” (Revelation 2:4).
    http://www.tenforlife.blogspot.com.au

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  4. Laskarina

     /  November 14, 2016

    Thank you for posting this. Finally someone gets it.

    The Protestants are a movement largely promulgated by crypto Jews like Melancthon and Calvin (who was a sadistic gay pederast). The Puritans did not even celebrate Christmas–which is the feast of the birth of the Savior of the world. In England, they still have “boxing day” which a Jewish banker holiday.

    People seem to forget that the Latin crusades were incited by Jews in order to rob the treasures of Orthodoxy and make money for the Latin schismatic church. the fourth crusade looted Constantinople, and murdered Orthodox Christians there and in the Holy Land, where even when the church of the Holy Sepulcher was destroyed, the Holy Fire descended on Pascha, as it has and continues to do every Orthodox Easter since the resurrection.This never happens on “western” Easter.

    The Vatican library and museum did not exist until they sacked Constantinople and took three years to transport it all: Holy relics, icon, scientific treatises and artifacts, ancient manuscripts of every description, books, art, and of course, gold. Much of this is unknown to the West, but Byzantine scholars know. the Polish Pope (the one who had the affair with that lady in Vermont) actually returned a few important relics just before his death.

    The Orthodox church never burned anyone at the stake either. But the Latins and the Protestants did that for over a century.

    One hundred and fifty Jewish Popes, some of whom were not even priests, have ruled the Latin organization as absolute monarchs, completer with their own bank, currency, intelligence services, hit squads, and child abuse rings. Even in the early 20th century, the Roman Catholics were castrating orphan boys, so they could sing in their choirs, a centuries old practice. And don’t even ask what happened to girls and boys in Irish Catholic orphanages.

    Remember also that the genocide of Orthodox Christians from 1915 to 1923; tortured and slaughtered Orthodox Christians: Armenian, Assyrian, and Greek by the millions, and this was by the Domeh Jews. Even more Syrian Christians than Armenians were murdered. Tow and half million Greeks became refugees.

    After the fall of Constantinople for the last time in 1453 (again Latins, mostly Venetians, and Turkish Muslims) Christians were expelled and monasteries destroyed, while the Jews were allowed to remain take over banking and civil positions–which assisted the precipitous demise of the Ottomans.

    In the Greek war of independence of 1821 (from 400 years of Ottoman rule during which they remained Orthodox Christian), the Venetian mercenaries working for the Turks, blew up the Parthenon, which had been an Orthodox Christian church for longer than it was a pagan temple. That is why it is in ruins today.

    God has the final word. The Orthodox prophecies which have all come true so far, continue to unfold. The heterodox only have a chance if they educate themselves, and turn away from their false worship of Jews and Stolen land, and replace the flag of Israel with the Cross of Christ in their churches.

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    • Laskarina: your arrogance and sense of victimhood – to say nothing of your mangling of history – rivals that of the Jews you so deplore.

    • Laskarina

       /  January 29, 2017

      Mary Louise: perhaps English is not your first language, or you are barely literate, but an ‘ad hominem’ personal attack is truly pathetic. Apparently you fail, in your extreme ignorance, to understand anything of what I wrote, and thus are unable to make an intelligent reply. You have no facts to contradict what I wrote (because there are none), so you had to throw a tantrum, or maybe it’s just hasbara.

    • Mary Louise

       /  January 30, 2017

      Laskarina: There is nothing wrong with my English. If you fail to comprehend what I say perhaps that is due to a weakness of intellect on your part, or else English is not your first language. I was merely responding to what I read: a long diatribe of supposed Orthodox victimhood, throughout history, by various other groups for no other reason than that the Orthodox were such innocent little lambs. Of which other group is that behaviour redolent. The Jews maybe? You do come across as self-righteous and not at all a good advertisement for Eastern Orthodoxy. Just sayin’.

    • Laskarina

       /  February 3, 2017

      There is no point in giving a troll any fuel, so my comment will be addressed to other readers of this blog.

      I am certain that anyone with a triple digit IQ can see there is nothing of “Mary Louise” accuses me of in my original post. Instead of retracted her absurd comment, she merely repeats her ad hominem baseless personal attack, which, as anyone can see has no place in intelligent discussion among adults. The best I could say about her is that she is a pathetic bully and needs to resort to name calling because she really has nothing intelligent to offer this discussion. If she is not a hasbarat or a paid troll, it is more likely she is one of those ignorant, delusional, Latin Catholics, who knows nothing about real Christianity or even history.

      The only true church is the Orthodox Christian Church–which is a God-human organism, not an organization, club, or anything of a political nature like the Latin Catholic Church with it’s international child trafficking network, and endless heresies. It is the Church Militant (on earth, but not of the earth) together with the Church Triumphant (in heaven). The True Church, which is of God is in no way a victim–quite the contrary.

      While the Orthodox Christian Church may be called the church of martyrs (since early Christian times through the 20th century and beyond), it is in no way victimized, but glorified by those whose love of Christ has allowed them to overcome evil.

  5. Mary. Why all the bad words on Arianism? It was the Roman Catholic “Saint” Constantine who was baptized on his death bed by a Arian priest. According to you, one of your own “saints” are in hell hahaha!!! How much sense does that make? Why not follow Vatican II and say that all religions lead to the same god? Wasn’t it the papacy that declared that Muslims are saved by their “conscience”, even though they don’t recognize the Jesus Christ of the bible? Scripture says if you have not the Son, you have not the Father. But the antichrist papacy calls the bible a lie

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    • Constantine is an Orthodox Saint, Jeremy. Better brush up your history, as should your hero Michael Hoffman.

    • Mary Louise

       /  January 27, 2017

      Jeremy Constantine has never been canonized by the Catholic Church.
      I don’t follow Vatican II for the reasons you stated: ie, it is not Catholic.

  6. How can the Orthodox be the true church when they have no leader, nor even believe in evangelisation (which certainly doesn’t follow God’s instructions)? And I was very surprised the Orthodox don’t even believe in the immaculate conception ! The Orthodox Church has nothing to do with Western Civilisation (which btw the CC built which most Jewish indoctrinated Westerners do not even know) The Orthodox Church is not universal like the CC. How could anyone follow a national church?

    The first reaction to truth is hatred.
    Tertullian

    Prevention of birth is a precipitation of murder.
    Tertullian

    You cannot parcel out freedom in pieces because freedom is all or nothing.
    Tertullian

    Truth engenders hatred of truth. As soon as it appears, it is the enemy.
    Tertullian

    Out of the frying pan, into the fire.
    Tertullian

    It is certain because it is impossible.
    Tertullian

    Nothing that is God’s is obtainable by money.
    Tertullian

    What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?
    Tertullian

    It is certain because it is possible.
    Tertullian

    The more you mow us down, the more numerous we grow; the blood of Christians is seed.
    Tertullian

    Tertullian (160-220) said that the Catholic Faith and Jewish power are like the two pans of a pair of scales: as Catholic Faith goes up, so Jewish power goes down.., and as Catholic Faith goes down, so Jewish power goes up. But the Faith overtops the power. That is why the primary problem is not the Jews, but the increase or decrease of the Faith amongst men. That is why conspiracies do exist, they have an important part to play and they are not to be merely scorned, but the central problem is men turning away from the true God in his one true Church. In brief — and here is the crucial point – the Gentiles have only themselves to blame if Jewish power is today so great.

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    • Laskarina

       /  February 7, 2017

      The head of the Orthodox Church is Christ. The Patriarch of Constantinople is merely ‘first among equals’. The Orthodox Church is the church of the Seven Ecumenical Councils.

      The Latin/ Roman church is a medieval invention. The Bishop of Rome excommunicated the other four (original–read the NT, if you can’t recall)Patriarchates, including Jerusalem, and pronounced himself “Supreme Pontiff”. Even worse, the Latins changed the Nicean Creed which had been adopted in 325 by all Christians. The various Popes/kings/warlords of the Vatican (who have their own currency and bank, and issue passports)–are nothing but a corrupt, worldly, organization rather than an actual church of Christ–and went on to commit unbelievable atrocities as they continue to deteriorate in their self-created mess.

      You can quote Tertullian the Carthaginian all you want, but he left the true church in 207.
      He fought the gnostics but founded his own church in the end. The True Church was founded by Christ on Pentecost–it did not need to be re-invented by a north African schismatic in the West. Read this: https://orthodoxwiki.org/Tertullian

      Many saints that the ignorant revere as “Catholic” are not, but are Orthodox saints, such as Saint Patrick, for one example, as are all western saints before 1054. That’s what built “western civilization”, not the false religion which impersonated it afterwards.

      You made many comments about Orthodoxy that have no basis in reality. Did you just make them up? Wouldn’t you rather know the truth? Surely, you can use Google.

      The Orthodox Church is has never been a “national church” ever. You are uninformed. St. John Chrysostom, who wrote the Divine Liturgy (which the Latins keep changing and truncating along with their erroneous theology, so the “mass” is now about fifteen minutes long) declared that the Divine Liturgy is to be celebrated in whatever language the people speak. Christianity is not occult–with babbling that no one understands. Tell me, where in the modern world did anyone speak Latin? Oh, now it’s in English, French etc. after the pews emptied out about 50 years ago, so they had to make modifications in Vatican II. The Divine Liturgy is celebrated in more different languages than any other nominally Christian Churches, and it has been in the language of the people, which is different in different locations around the globe, but it is the same liturgy everywhere, always. Christ spoke Aramaic, the Holy gospels were written in Koine Greek, not Latin.

      A thousand years ago, the Latin/Roman church with a Pope, rather than Christ, at it’s head simply did not exist at all. There is only one church that exists from 33 AD to the present day, unless you imagine that Christ came again and gave command for the formation of a new church with new theology and an army mercenaries promised “paradise” by a warlord and crypto-Jew “Templar” bankers.

      In every country, from Mexico to Uganda to the Philippines, Roman Catholics are coming home to Orthodoxy, en masse. This is the age of information and the internet. People can seek the truth for themselves and they do not believe “fairy-tales” any more than they believe the earth is resting on the back of a giant turtle. The corrupt, empty, falsehoods that were perpetuated in centuries past by the Latins, simply have no power anymore, except to those for whom membership in an organization or comfortable social convention is more important that seeking Christ and following his commands.

      Of course the Orthodox Church is evangelical, but unlike the Latins, they do not torture and kill or threaten to do that in order to “convert” people.

      Remember the Gospel according to John, who said that we will be known to be Christians by our love–not by our wealth, our TV stations, and media presence, or coercion of any kind. Check out Corinthians 13 for a definition of love in case it got lost with all the Roman folderol making up myths about the most Holy Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary. You might want to ask yourself why new dogmas are added in the nineteenth century, creating a sort of cultic worship of someone other than God. Orthodox Christians revere, love, and rely on the help of Christ’s Mother, but we only worship God, not a human. It seems Catholics are very confused by this endless piling on of more fakery, now that they can’t get away with the money scheme of “indulgences”.

      The Latins biggest heresy is co-opting the judgement of Christ. There are too many examples to mention, but here is a very simple one: once, Catholics were told that if they ate meat on Friday, it was a “mortal sin” meaning they would go straight to hell if they died unconfessed. After Vatican II (because they are always changing beliefs because it is all man made), suddenly it was okay to eat meat on Friday. Imagine all those poor fools in hell who died before the early 60’s. It’s laughable. Even after thousands of priest got away with sexually abusing children (remember what Christ said about that?) and were protected by the Vatican (Pope Benedict, when he was a cardinal, was the author of the document which forbids reporting Catholic clergy for child abuse on pain of excommunication), some delusional folks still thought it was a good idea to pour money into a Rothschild Central Bank (the Vatican) for the defense of pedophiles –so far about half a billion has gone into that effort. Are you proud of that?

      In short, the Latin church says they have the power of judgement, not Christ. This alone reveals it it to be false.

      The Orthodox Church the original church in unbroken continuity as you can see from this simple to understand diagram: http://www.stnicholascoatesville.org/images/orthodox_timeline.png

      Not only Latins, but Muslims, Protestants, and even Jews are converting. Those with eyes to see recognize that we are in critical times.

      Please read about this Bishop–why he left the Latin church–he goes into some detail:
      http://www.johnsanidopoulos.com/2009/08/why-i-abandoned-papism-by-bishop-paul.html

      Here is a first hand account from a Romanian Roman Catholic: http://journeytoorthodoxy.com/2016/07/converting-to-orthodoxy-in-spain/

      There are countless examples and so much information. Here’s a starting place: http://orthodoxinfo.com/inquirers/inq_western.aspx

      The Orthodox Church requires no defense whatsoever. Nothing I or anyone else writes or says can “defend” Orthodoxy, because it is the church of which it is said “the gates of hell will not prevail against it”. It is the faith of the Apostles, the faith of the Holy Fathers–the faith which holds fast the inhabited world (to paraphrase from the synodion).

      The only reason I made this reply is on the chance that you are sincere in your comment and I want to encourage you to seek the Truth in the person of Jesus Christ. Do your own research and you will understand. You can disregard what I wrote, but please seek the answers for yourself–if not online but with an Orthodox priest in person. I am a lay person, not monastic, nor clergy. Come home to Christ, who loves you.

      You see, Lina, the Orthodox Christian church is not political. It is not an organization. It is not religious philosophy or scholasticism. It is not “national” at all. It is a theandric organism and as such, it is the Body of Christ which is free from “the traditions of men”.

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