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Herr, erbarme dich.
(Lord, have mercy)
(Lord, have mercy)
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...this isn't Orthodox teaching, please remember this is oc.net
And what does it mean to love? Love is currently very ambiguous, but it's proper meaning is to "will the good of the other." If we love people of other faiths (which we obviously should and are commanded to), we should desire they come to Orthodoxy, which is the true faith.So do you think it's okay for a Christian to believe anything he wants about the Eucharist for example? Or anything concerning sexual morality? Or anything concerning the clergy? Or do you believe there is one truth about them?
Have you even read the context where Metropolitan Kallistos makes that statement, or do you simply take things out of context and interpret them as you please?
I do not have to imagine the other true Churches saying the same to you, because I already have heard it from them too. They say similar reasons why our church is wrong, and why theirs is right, Jesus asked us to love them, because what profit is their in only loving those who you see as righteous.They are saying you are wrong, and then state their case, I choose to refrain, while remaining a Greek Orthodox Christian who loves Protestants and Catholics, much the same as Jesus did not reject his brethren in the Judaism religion because they were wrongly led to hate Him for similar reasons, of hate and prejudice blinding their love for God.You're setting up a false dichotomy. You can be orthodox and love protestants and RCs (in fact, you SHOULD love protestants and RCs). However, loving them, or all members of an ecclesial body, does not mean you have to accept their religion as true. Roman Catholicism and Orthodoxy cannot both be true, as they teach contradictory dogmatic things. Same for protestantism is or any other faith.
And so nothing will change, so it was with Jesus and his own church, which rejected him, but he did not reject them, or did he not die for them too?
They can be the right one too, unless you are God.
Lies, we don't eat each other! Only gringos and immigrants.That's what they all say.Or if you eat a Turk.Oh no! The dried apricots I'm eating come from Turkey! Am I going to hell?
If you eat something from Serbia it should even out.
I'm not a cannibal.
Only Brazilian jungle people eat each other, you know that.