Well, you have a right to your opinion ... just be aware others don't share your opinion, and be humble enough to admit that you might be wrong (as might we). God knows our hearts and He knows WHY each of us thinks the way we do ... and I have it on good authority that He is "patient and long-suffering".
Try to stay cool - don't get hot under the collar!
I will try...My only concern is Christ rule in your heart... that His path be made straight. I'm not here to lead any to another church, they all have fault, all have gone astray...One can remain in the church where they are, and do right by Christ.
I have a big view of the One Universal Church, according to 1 Cor 3:10-15 it covers lots of different denominations, as long as they have the one foundation of Christ, its irrelevant what their other beliefs are.
10 According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it.
11 For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
12 Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw,
13 each one's work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one's work, of what sort it is.
14 If anyone's work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward.
15 If anyone's work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.
(1Co 3:10-15 NKJ)
Even those in churches made of straw will be saved yet as though they fled a burning building, with only their salvation intact, no rewards because they did build with straw = human traditions.
Icon's upset me because I see them as interfering with a personal relationship with God, I am quite certain God hates all images of Him, so I am "hot" on that.
But the other things...if Christ indwells, He does everything in His own time which might not be till the Kingdom comes...I don't judge you:
11 For it is written: "As I live, says the LORD, Every knee shall bow to Me, And every tongue shall confess to God."
12 So then each of us shall give account of himself to God.
13 Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather resolve this, not to put a stumbling block or a cause to fall in our brother's way.
(Rom 14:11-13 NKJ)
I am convinced all in Christ will be saved, regardless whether they are Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant, or Other like me (primitive Orthodox). But I know the Joy of Christ's indwelling, so I want to share that with others.
Of course I will argue any doctrine of the faith, but that isn't as important as Christ indwelling. Anything that stops that, I hate and I am convinced icons do.
See...now you made me ramble...its back to work...
May our God grant peace to your house