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« Reply #45 on: January 02, 2013, 12:58:57 PM »


The Sabbath keeping practices of the Messianic Jews & Ebionites.


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« Reply #46 on: January 02, 2013, 01:26:45 PM »


The Sabbath keeping practices of the Messianic Jews & Ebionites.


Never read St. Justin Martyr?

Yes, he was after the Ebionites.
He was also after Christ, who taught in the temple on the Sabbath.
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« Reply #47 on: January 02, 2013, 01:30:41 PM »


The Sabbath keeping practices of the Messianic Jews & Ebionites.


Never read St. Justin Martyr?

Yes, he was after the Ebionites.

The Ebionites were the ones who bewitched the Galatians. Hardly deserving of praise, I think.
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« Reply #48 on: January 02, 2013, 01:40:27 PM »

I am a pretty poor-quality Christian-in-training at this point. I try not to mix other faiths in with mine. I do enjoy reading about other faiths. I just don't believe in them.
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« Reply #49 on: January 02, 2013, 01:42:17 PM »

To add: Acts 20:5-7 seems to say that they gathered on Sunday for the breaking of bread; and the Didache speaks of a "Lord's Day" and not a sabbath, which would make more sense if it were a Sunday.

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« Reply #50 on: January 02, 2013, 03:02:48 PM »

I take my Orthodoxy straight.
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« Reply #51 on: January 02, 2013, 03:18:47 PM »

I am a pretty poor-quality Christian-in-training at this point. I try not to mix other faiths in with mine. I do enjoy reading about other faiths. I just don't believe in them.


Same as me!  angel  What's your favorite one to learn about?
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« Reply #52 on: January 02, 2013, 03:27:32 PM »

I am a pretty poor-quality Christian-in-training at this point. I try not to mix other faiths in with mine. I do enjoy reading about other faiths. I just don't believe in them.


Same as me!  angel  What's your favorite one to learn about?

Judaism, and paganism, especially the European varieties. Lots of interesting stories.
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« Reply #53 on: January 02, 2013, 03:30:11 PM »

Judaism, and paganism, especially the European varieties. Lots of interesting stories.

We should get a study group going. Wink
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« Reply #54 on: January 02, 2013, 03:33:23 PM »

I am a pretty poor-quality Christian-in-training at this point. I try not to mix other faiths in with mine. I do enjoy reading about other faiths. I just don't believe in them.


Same as me!  angel  What's your favorite one to learn about?

Judaism, and paganism, especially the European varieties. Lots of interesting stories.


Hinduism, especially the monistic sects, are my favorite to learn about. Buddhism as well, but I know very little about it.
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« Reply #55 on: January 02, 2013, 03:35:52 PM »

Full disclosure: half the reason I liked Bulfinch's Mythology was that lots of the gods were strapping young fellows with no shirts.
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« Reply #56 on: January 02, 2013, 03:42:47 PM »

+1

I use some Roman Catholic prayers and hymns in my private devotion, but I suppose they're used by Orthodox WR.

This, but not that often.
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« Reply #57 on: January 02, 2013, 03:44:12 PM »

Full disclosure: half the reason I liked Bulfinch's Mythology was that lots of the gods were strapping young fellows with no shirts.

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« Reply #58 on: January 02, 2013, 03:44:43 PM »

Full disclosure: half the reason I liked Bulfinch's Mythology was that lots of the gods were strapping young fellows with no shirts.

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« Reply #59 on: January 02, 2013, 03:48:17 PM »

Full disclosure: half the reason I liked Bulfinch's Mythology was that lots of the gods were strapping young fellows with no shirts.

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« Reply #60 on: January 02, 2013, 03:53:37 PM »

Full disclosure: half the reason I liked Bulfinch's Mythology was that lots of the gods were strapping young fellows with no shirts.

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In case you're concerned, I'm a girl. Smiley

I suspect it was the 'full disclosure' bit that did it... angel
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« Reply #61 on: January 02, 2013, 04:20:38 PM »

I used to study a variety of different religions here and there, nothing too crazy.  The older I become and now that I have found the true Church, I have no desire to learn of the heresies of man.  I honestly don’t care much of what they have to say anymore.

Exactly. That's how I feel.
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« Reply #62 on: January 02, 2013, 04:31:26 PM »

I don't really follow other religions, but I do observe them and take what I see to be good and apply it to myself.  For example, my courage to wear a crucifix visibly outside my shirt came from observing the fight for rights by Sikhs to exempt them from helmet laws so they don't have to take their turbans off.  They can even get their passport photos taken wearing their turbans.  I think it is a great fight for religious rights and that we as Christians shouldn't shy away from our symbol of faith, that is the cross.
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« Reply #63 on: January 02, 2013, 06:26:48 PM »

Full disclosure: half the reason I liked Bulfinch's Mythology was that lots of the gods were strapping young fellows with no shirts.

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« Reply #64 on: January 02, 2013, 08:47:58 PM »

Am I the only follower of Tarvuism here?  Hebbo!
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« Reply #65 on: January 02, 2013, 08:58:43 PM »

I also like to search out really obscure religions too and pretend to be a know-it-all to my friends  laugh
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« Reply #66 on: January 02, 2013, 11:02:56 PM »

what other religions do you mix if any?
I'm inspired by four great Traditions: Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Sufism.
Cool.
Also Kabbalah/Judaism.
cool. But if you believe them all religiously, how do you manage to make them agree with each other?
They agree at the Heart, in the realm of Silence.

Just curious Jetavan, why do you seem cool with Orthodoxy when it holds exclusivistic beliefs you wouldn't agree with?
Orthodoxy is exclusivistic? I think Orthodoxy is the most inclusivistic of the Christian traditions.

How so?
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what other religions do you mix if any?
I'm inspired by four great Traditions: Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Sufism.
Cool.
Also Kabbalah/Judaism.
cool. But if you believe them all religiously, how do you manage to make them agree with each other?
They agree at the Heart, in the realm of Silence.

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Orthodoxy is exclusivistic? I think Orthodoxy is the most inclusivistic of the Christian traditions.

How so?
Orthodoxy gives Communion to *babies*, who can't even think rationally yet. No other Church does that: they all limit Communion to "rational" thinkers. Orthodoxy includes even the pre-rational beings (and non-rational beings, therefore).
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« Reply #68 on: January 03, 2013, 01:29:00 AM »

To add: Acts 20:5-7 seems to say that they gathered on Sunday for the breaking of bread; and the Didache speaks of a "Lord's Day" and not a sabbath, which would make more sense if it were a Sunday.

I'll post a couple of links on these from churches I do not go to. I ask all to read the content, and not just judge labels.

About the Sabbath:
http://www.sdanet.org/atissue/books/27/27-19.htm

About Acts 20, 1 Corinthians 16:2, Revelation 1:10, Romans 14:5, Galations 4:9-11, Colossians 2:14 :
http://www.yrm.org/popular.htm

Again people PLEASE read the content and not just form labels on others.  Point out where their logic is wrong and interpretations in context of their CONTENT.
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« Reply #69 on: January 03, 2013, 01:44:39 AM »

Their "when was the Sabbath changed" relies entirely on a Roman-focused historical view that places the Church of Rome at the centre of Christendom, and its history as the "history of the church." In other words, if Roman Catholicism claims that Sunday worship is due to its transferrence (over time, or whatever) of the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday, and such was the case in the Roman Church - well, then that's why the Church worships on Sunday!

Of course, that doesn't explain why the rest of Christendom worships on Sunday but believes the Sabbath to still be Saturday - Sunday, in these churches, did not become "the new Sabbath" as many Westerners believe. What of the Christians in the far east that are Sunday-observant? I don't see how they were distantly dominated by the Pope and Roman sun cults. These are points that Seventh-day Adventists in particular never pick up on since much of their faith-history is built on a view that revolves around the Church of Rome, and leaves little to no room for other perspectives on Church history. This was Ellen White's view of history, and will continue to be their view of history until the SDA "progressives" take over.

Actually, I brought this point up with a SDA pastor when I was inquiring into the SDA church, and he wasn't prepared at all to deal with any other history that didn't have the evil Catholic church at the head of things.
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If the claims of the SDA about the role of the Church of Rome in the early Church are true we should all be RC  Cheesy
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« Reply #71 on: January 03, 2013, 10:46:29 AM »

I think there are admirable things in various faiths such as Taoism
Boy, you really missed out. Cav., Orthonorm and I had a profitable discussion on Taoism recently.  Cool

http://www.chiinnature.com/

Darn (can I say that now? um...)   That's too bad. I think I could sit and listen to 'norm give commentary/analysis of the Tao Te Ching all night, lol.

The true exegete is found in that link I gave you.

Check out the Tao Gun.

Thanks for this. That's hysterical. It's kind of sad though how almost every representation of "Taoism" in the West is fraudulent.
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« Reply #72 on: January 03, 2013, 11:04:04 AM »

RE: Mixing faiths:

Some might have a bit of truth, but then again, the Devil comes as an Angel of Light. IMHO, if you call yourself Orthodox, yet you mix aspect of other faiths, you're not Orthodox, and you should be very careful. Then again my opinions and a quarter will buy you a cup of coffee.....

RE: Roman Catholic prayers and WR:
Yeah, we use some of them, but they are modified to remove heresies.

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« Reply #73 on: January 03, 2013, 11:10:18 AM »

Full disclosure: half the reason I liked Bulfinch's Mythology was that lots of the gods were strapping young fellows with no shirts.
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« Reply #74 on: January 03, 2013, 11:11:52 AM »

I enjoy reading about different religions, learning more about Zorastrianism and Sikhism, two monotheistic religions.
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Full disclosure: half the reason I liked Bulfinch's Mythology was that lots of the gods were strapping young fellows with no shirts.
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« Reply #76 on: January 03, 2013, 11:31:03 AM »

I know next to nothing about Sikhism, but on my path searching through the Dharmic religions, I came across Carvaka. Now that's a fascinating "anti-religion" if I ever saw one! Kind of like Lavayan Satanism without Satan.
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I know next to nothing about Sikhism, but on my path searching through the Dharmic religions, I came across Carvaka. Now that's a fascinating "anti-religion" if I ever saw one! Kind of like Lavayan Satanism without Satan.

Yes, I was quite intriqued by them during my atheist/materialist period. Smiley
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« Reply #78 on: January 03, 2013, 12:27:45 PM »

Am I the only follower of Tarvuism here?  Hebbo!

what tarvuism?
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« Reply #79 on: January 03, 2013, 02:08:57 PM »

what other religions do you mix if any?
I'm inspired by four great Traditions: Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Sufism.
Cool.
Also Kabbalah/Judaism.
cool. But if you believe them all religiously, how do you manage to make them agree with each other?
They agree at the Heart, in the realm of Silence.

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Orthodoxy is exclusivistic? I think Orthodoxy is the most inclusivistic of the Christian traditions.

How so?
Orthodoxy gives Communion to *babies*, who can't even think rationally yet. No other Church does that: they all limit Communion to "rational" thinkers. Orthodoxy includes even the pre-rational beings (and non-rational beings, therefore).
Bzzzt...Byzantine Catholics do that too. I personally witnessed it. in fact my 18-month son almost had an early "First Communion" time before last I went. I was not sure what that would mean for him in my regular (Roman) parish so I didn't have him receive it.
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« Reply #80 on: January 03, 2013, 02:33:05 PM »

This sums it up nicely..

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And?

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...and that is more inclusive than limiting Communion to rational thinkers.
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But when it comes to rational thinkers 97% of the population is automatically excluded (99.7% in America)... Wink
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But when it comes to rational thinkers 97% of the population is automatically excluded (99.7% in America)... Wink

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« Reply #86 on: January 03, 2013, 09:12:10 PM »

If the claims of the SDA about the role of the Church of Rome in the early Church are true we should all be RC  Cheesy

Well from the perspective of the largest body of Christians in the world, the Roman Catholic church, which out numbers EO Christians about 3 to 1, the SDA do see the embodiment of the RC church in this matter.

Since RC & EO were united pre-Great Schism, it applies.

Most of the writings against the "Roman Catholics" are applied that way to convert the larger body.  The Eastern Orthodox Catholic Church & Roman Catholic Church are one in the same early on.
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« Reply #87 on: January 03, 2013, 09:28:49 PM »

Well from the perspective of the largest body of Christians in the world, the Roman Catholic church, which out numbers EO Christians about 3 to 1, the SDA do see the embodiment of the RC church in this matter.
What does the size of current Roman Catholicism have to do with the pre-Schism topic? Just because RC is currently large and thinks it is the main continuing church doesn't mean an offshoot can take its claims as authoritative.

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Since RC & EO were united pre-Great Schism, it applies.

Most of the writings against the "Roman Catholics" are applied that way to convert the larger body.  The Eastern Orthodox Catholic Church & Roman Catholic Church are one in the same early on.
Except it doesn't apply. They're retrofitting a papal-dominant ecclesiology that doesn't exist prior to the schism, and definitely not the sort that existed in the 19th century of Ellen White. So what can be said of Rome cannot be said of the rest of the churches just because they "were united."

To their further discredit, it doesn't apply to the Assyrian Church of the East and the Oriental Orthodox.
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« Reply #88 on: January 03, 2013, 10:58:41 PM »

Am I the only follower of Tarvuism here?  Hebbo!

what tarvuism?

I'm glad you asked!  This video will explain everything.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-t7MV-Z6Pc

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« Reply #89 on: January 04, 2013, 11:40:20 AM »

what other religions do you mix if any?
I'm inspired by four great Traditions: Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Sufism.
Cool.
Also Kabbalah/Judaism.
cool. But if you believe them all religiously, how do you manage to make them agree with each other?
They agree at the Heart, in the realm of Silence.



In that state I think all creation agrees.
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