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Dear "Death to the world",
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But don't you guys read the Bible? Don't you follow what the Apostles decreed for us?
Listen to what the spirit of God says through the Apostle:
Titus 3 9But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
10A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject;
11Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.
Even being around someone who is a heretic is infectious, and the fact that you don't want to call them heretics but, 'heterodox' makes them even more infectious.
it shows that we accept such falsehood. Its like a virus, it spread and infects.
It has even infected me. The heresy of Origen which was spoken of by Revelation:
The heretics and the false teacher are spoken of in the Revelation, the Holy Fathers have interpreted this verse as such:Revelation 8 10And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;
11And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
Origen was a brilliant teacher(he was a 'burning lamp'). But he fell from his height(his teachings fell into the waters, which are people).
He was infected by falsehood, and this falsehood spread. It was wormwood.
What is Christ telling us about through this prophecy? The Holy Fathers tells us: Heresy
If we add just a little wormwood to a whole pot of honey, this makes the whole pot of honey bitter, and this exactly how a heresy acts on a person.
Because it destroys a persons spiritual life.
If we are going to have the name of 'Orthodox' we will follow exactly what the Apostle is teaching us.
Otherwise our faith is false and God does not dwell with falsehood.