Is C.S. Lewis Orthodox ?
Is C.S. Lewis Orthodox ?
For anyone interested, here is the book:I haven't, but know someone who might have (a parishioner of Fr's).
The other night, I watched a talk from Fr. Trenham on Youtube about marriage and virginity, and I was quite impressed. I went to Amazon to check out his book, only to find very divergent opinions on it. Has anyone else here read it, and if so, is it worth getting?
These assERtions are excrement.
I'm sure several of the members here read/heard about the arguments used to show that the Holy Scriptures do not condemn homosexual acts. Including but not limited to; The verses that are used in Leviticus and Deuteronomy are not actually about two gay men having sex, but a married man having sex with another man, Romans first is not about sex in a private space, but about sex between men/women that used as an act of worship to pagan gods.
What is the conservative Christian response to these arguments ?
This is not an answer.
And trying to use inappropriate words to describe the other side argument is not doing anything good, except making it more difficult for me to be open to what is being said.Quite appropriate words. Not as appropriate as I could have, but appropriate enough.
I dislike all modern bands. Their music is diabolic and they are proud to show that.
Nor quite. The word already had a clerical connotation before the NT. See the Theological Dictionary of the New Testament. It is also precluded by the Epistle to Timothy, in which St. Paul tells St. Timothy not to allow anyone to make an issue out of his young age:"Let no one despise you for your youth...Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophecy when the presbytery laid their hands on you."I was under the impression bishop was episkopos, and priest was presbyter.
Episkopos is bishop, but the early Church viewed episkopos and presbyter as synonymous. Orthodox theologian, Father Laurent A. Cleenewerck observes: “I am well aware that the distinction between presbyteros and episkopos [bishop] is a delicate one. The consensus among scholars is that it cannot clearly be found in the New Testament or in such early works as 1 Clement. . .” (Laurent A. Cleenewerck, His Broken Body, [Euclid University Press, 2007], p. 72 brackets mine).
There is a Greek word for "priest" in the New Testament and it is not presbyter. Presbyteros simply means “older” (William D. Mounce, Mounce’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words, [Zondervan, 2006], p. 208).