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« on: September 16, 2010, 09:46:26 PM »

I am struggling.  I love Orthodoxy, but there are some things about confession that I doubt.  I am actually having the same doubts and questions that Martin Luther had  Embarrassed  In my struggle to be a good Christian, I try to make sure I'm doing what's right in the Lord's eyes and according to his word.  please pray that he will not forsake me!
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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2010, 11:30:45 PM »

Are you interested in discussing your doubts or do you just want prayer?
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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2010, 11:55:07 PM »

Make sure you don't burn out.
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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2010, 11:59:24 PM »

please forgive me, all!  I sat in on a non-denom Christian group yesterday and they spoke about their beliefs and their....well....almost anti-denominational.  they say "they don't need the bonds of religion to keep them from Jesus" etc. etc. 

forgive me!  these beliefs krept into my heart, but I have been healed.  I said an akathyst to the Mother of God, and lit a candle by her icon.  I am better. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2010, 03:17:06 AM »

Lord, have mercy!
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« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2010, 03:23:47 PM »

I am struggling.  I love Orthodoxy, but there are some things about confession that I doubt.  I am actually having the same doubts and questions that Martin Luther had  Embarrassed  In my struggle to be a good Christian, I try to make sure I'm doing what's right in the Lord's eyes and according to his word.  please pray that he will not forsake me!

+Lord, have mercy. I think it is quite normal for all of us to have these "Lutheran" doubts.Smiley Just keep your prayer rule, pray in front of the Holy Icons, crossing yourself. Remain in touch with your priest and parish. Partake in the Holy Eucharist with them. You will be just fine.
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« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2010, 04:20:01 PM »

Young Luther wanted moral self-satisfaction. First he tried to get it through confession in the RC church. Obsessed with confessing every thing, being scrupulous, ignoring the direction of his spiritual director to chill out and rest in the Grace of God. Then Luther tried to get moral self-satisfaction by denying the efficacy or at least sacramentality of auricular confession altogether. Inventing ideas of sola fide and eternal security so he didn't have to feel stressed out.

The goal of Orthodoxy is not moral self-satisfaction, nor security, but union with Christ, which comes about by the Grace of God. Just trust God with everything. Cling to Him and to His Church and you will have peace.
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« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2010, 05:19:22 PM »

Lord, have mercy.

You will struggle with belief your entire life. Just remember that the struggle is what purifies us.

Regarding sitting in on the other group, this is one of the reasons why the canons forbid us to pray with heretics. You are not supposed to be doing this, so I would advise against any official religious contact with them. Sure, meet and discuss things, but you should not make a habit of meeting with them if it places Orthodoxy on an ontologically "equal" level with their denominations. Remember that Orthodoxy is not a denomination of Christianity. Orthodoxy is the Church Herself, the one which all of their groups were once a part of, if you follow history back far enough.
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« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2010, 06:13:34 PM »

Lord, have mercy.
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« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2010, 06:51:54 PM »

Lord have mercy!
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« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2010, 09:10:56 PM »

Lord have mercy.
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« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2010, 09:50:17 PM »

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