I need help. I invite everybody to a debate that I need for a project. The idea is to debate about where the truth is.
I hope God will give salvation to everybody participating and that everybody will learn from it. If at the end we will agree to disagree, fine.
I will start with an introduction as to why Orthodoxy is true.Historical perspective:
Jesus came in year 33 and first Church was established in year 33 in Jerusalem not in year 1500+ when first Protestant Church was established. The same Church established in year 33, where Holy Light miracle happens every year is even today in Eastern orthodox Church.
In Bible we find several Churches: Ephess, Corinth, Antioch. All these Churches with one exception, the Church of Rome, are today in Eastern Orthodox Church.
Here we have the list of all Eastern Orthodox Leaders of Church of Jerusalem: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_Orthodox_Patriarch_of_Jerusalem
as we see there is a continuity of this Church from the time of apostles to today. Belief continuity
We have the Liturgy of Apostle James believed to be written in year 60 that is celebrated even today in some Eastern Orthodox Churches. Also we have the Holy Liturgies of Apostles Mark, Peter ,Thomas and through these we know what Christians did on Sundays. These Holy Liturgies were giving food for eternal life to people.
In Protestant Churches the Holy Liturgy was replaced with sermon however we do see Holy Liturgies on Eastern Orthodox Church. THERE IS NO SERMON BASED, ICONOCLAST CHURCH FOR FIRST 1500 YEARS OF CHRISTIANITY.
We see in Church history people having icons and fighting against iconoclasm and the same attitude we find in Eastern Orthodox Church today. However we find the iconoclast atitude in protestantism. Even if images are prohibited we do see people of protestanbt faith having imegs, pictures, albums and US being a great movie producer. So to say that images are interdicted and then to have images shows an inconsistency of Protestant doctrine.