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Offline Ai

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What is the Christian Orthodox view on hell and God?
« on: July 16, 2010, 12:43:31 AM »
Hi everyone!

I am new to this forum. The only flavours of Christianity that I am familiar with is Catholicism and Protestanism and I want to learn more about the Orthodox faith because I feel that there is little exposure to it.

I just wanted to know what are the Orthodox view of hell? I have read so many Orthodox say that the view of hell is different from the Protestant and Catholic one. Do Orthodox believe that people of other faiths and non-Orthodox Christians go to hell?

Also, is it true that Orthodoxy doesnt hold God as an angry judge like Protestantism does? I also read this comment from an Orthodox practitioner.

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Lord have mercy.
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Most Holy Mother of God, save us!

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Re: What is the Christian Orthodox view on hell and God?
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2010, 12:51:20 AM »
The light of God's love shines equally on everyone. But our ability to experience the love of God determines whether or not that love brings us pleasure or pain. Those that accept the love of God will experience pleasure/happiness, those that reject God will experience pain.

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Re: What is the Christian Orthodox view on hell and God?
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2010, 12:56:48 AM »
Do Orthodox believe that people of other faiths and non-Orthodox go to hell?

How can we as mere and imperfect mortals know who does or does not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven? God will be the one to decide who is worthy to enter.

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Re: What is the Christian Orthodox view on hell and God?
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2010, 01:00:54 AM »
Do Orthodox believe that people of other faiths and non-Orthodox go to hell?

How can we as mere and imperfect mortals know who does or does not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven? God will be the one to decide who is worthy to enter.

Wow, not once in my life have I ever heard another Christian say that. When a friend argued with a Protestant guy and quoted Judge not, lest ye be judged, his response was that he was saved and therefore he CAN talk about judgement.

Im inspired by your humility!
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Re: What is the Christian Orthodox view on hell and God?
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2010, 01:05:21 AM »
Welcome to the forum, Ai.   :)

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Re: What is the Christian Orthodox view on hell and God?
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2010, 01:07:06 AM »
Welcome to the forum, Ai.   :)

Thank you  ;D
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Re: What is the Christian Orthodox view on hell and God?
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2010, 01:21:00 AM »
Orthodoxy is sometimes compared to a spiritual hospital, and it is said that humanity is in need of healing. Now, the condition of someone who doesn't go to this hospital can still be improved: God's grace is not confined to the hospital. Nonetheless, your chances of beginning the process of being healed are better if you go to the hospital.