We wrote the Bible, and it is in our language (Greek) so we will tell you what it means, not the other way around Tongue
Sorry, but God wrote the bible as John tells us in John 1:1-2. And since John, Matthew, Peter, etc. witnessed Christ's life and words and you didn't, then I'll go with them instead of you.
That's just your problem, Carico: you CAN'T go with them, as you never witnessed their life and words, unless you are going to claim that John, Matthew and Peter appeared to you a la Joseph Smith.
John, Matthew, Peter and the rest of the Apostles appointed bishops in their stead (e.g. Titus 1:5), whose lines continue to this day. We know them, and thus John, Matthew and Peter. And it is their Churches, i.e. the Orthodox Church, that put together and preserved their writings that make up the Bible. If you don't trust our judgment in matters of Faith, how can you trust that we got all that transmission of the Scritptures right?
As Luke 10:16 states "The person who listens to you listens to Me, and the person who rejects you rejects Me. The person who rejects Me rejects the One who sent Me" you are going AGAINST, not with, SS John, Matthew and Peter.
So since you don't know where to find God's word, then how can you worship a God you don't know?
Explain how you get the Bible, except through us.
Or do you make up a God of your imagination? If so, then you are worshiping an imaginary God which makes him unreal. Sorry.
You follow an interpretation of the Bible imagined just over a century ago. You have to explain the prior nearly two millenia. Sorry.Fixed quote tags -PtA