Get down off your high horse and open your eyes Peter! Goodness, are you ignorant!! I came onto this site without any idea what 'orthodox' teaching was. I made that clear. Thats why I came here. To ask questions and to learn! Some here have been great in sharing their understandings with me. Yet I was kicked off threads and relegated forcefully to this section because you and those other moderators quickly assumed I was protestant. I now realise it was because I had my own interpretation of what the bible said - and before you try and shoot me down for personal interpretation, I was asking questions! I was not instructing anyone. I made it clear I only got my understandings from the bible. I never said I got it from Luther or any other so called 'protestant' even though you insisted I did!
Where else do you expect any enquirer into christianity get their ideas from? Do you think people out there in the world like me say 'hmmm I'm interested in christianity, I'll head down to my local one true and holy orthodox church?'. Don't be ridiculous! There isn't an orthodox church within 300km from where I live, so what does one do? I go and pick up a bible and read it!
I read the bible without any outside influence from anyone, yet with a genuine interest in God! I might be wrong in all of the things I have interpreted, I'm sure you'd agree with that, you hypocrite, but if one is interested in Christianity, the first place to go is the bible! Do you think God will strike a man down for wanting to know about Him and reading a bible? Do you think God will judge a man for trying to find truth in the bible? Every time I go into a hotel, its the gideons who put the bible in the draw with a message of Jesus in there.. I've never seen a booklet with an invitation into the one holy and apostolic orthodox catholic whatever you want to call it in there. But, those gideons are just protestant heretic fools aren't they! How dare they put bibles out for people to read... Ooohh, think of all the heresy!! You jackass!
If one, who like me, having no idea about Jesus Christ or Christianity wanted to find the truth, how would we know which church we would find it in? The orthodox church? the catholic church? the protestant church? Too many choices for someone who is not as enlightened (or blinded really) as your ignorant self?
Your'e no example of the truth. Your'e no different to muslims and atheists. Your'e ignorant of those who are truly interested in salvation, and you think you are any reflection of Christ, and it is no wonder He is hated all over the world! I really do pray you come to the knowledge of the truth one day and think about the bigot that you are!
Oh and my name is Tim, for all of you out there who fantasize about this fictional Alfred character!
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