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Orthodox Christian, g33k, ham radio operator, musician, etc. This profile does not reflect my real age ;)


Mar
21
comment What are the primary differences and implications of a propitiatory view of the atonement versus an expiatory view?
@svidgen I'd love to hear that perspective as well - within the next 6 hours preferably :P
Mar
21
comment What are the primary differences and implications of a propitiatory view of the atonement versus an expiatory view?
@svidgen I'm Eastern Orthodox (but a former Protestant) and from my experience, Western Christians view salvation more as propitation and Eastern more as expiation. For a more detailed response, see my answer here. I'm open to any explanation of propitiation in contrast to expiation, however - it's just that the Western paradigms of expiation still tend to be propitiatory because they accept original/inherited guilt and the Necessity for divine justice to be satisfied as givens, which a pure expiatory perspective often doesn't believe.
Mar
19
comment Do Eastern Orthodoxy or Roman Catholicism say anything about the Lutheran idea of the communication of attributes?
Not this month, I won't. But after mid-April I should have a few months of breathing room again.
Mar
18
comment What “new-to-protestants” things has the Eastern Orthodox Church acquired with time?
@curiousdannii sure, but keep in mind this is about Eastern Orthodoxy, so they should be approached as taught and confessed by the Orthodox, not by Roman Catholics. The underlying beliefs are very different. A good answer must understand this. I'm big on sources. Lots of them. And good ones (i.e. not regurgitating Wikipedia).
Mar
18
comment What are the primary differences and implications of a propitiatory view of the atonement versus an expiatory view?
@curiousdannii the term/label 'liberal' isn't very helpful and is generally pejorative. I'd like each position explained on its own merits. If one position is critiqued in the answer, the other should receive equal critique (cf. the ultimate sentence in my bounty).
Mar
16
comment What “new-to-protestants” things has the Eastern Orthodox Church acquired with time?
But at minimum, the OP should cite some sources making a case that this practice indeed didn't exist in the early Church (or that Protestants don't believe it did) and sources showing that Protestants consider the practice to be novel. Anyone can make unsupported assertions. I'll award the bounty to an answer that supports its claims and shows some research effort. This answer could be typed in a couple minutes (or less) and shows little effort.
Mar
16
comment What “new-to-protestants” things has the Eastern Orthodox Church acquired with time?
@brilliant yes but it provides no sources, doesn't elaborate on any of its assertions, and doesn't fully answer the question. Something like this would be better to leave unaccepted IMHO. But you are the OP so you are free to accept whatever you wish.
Mar
13
reviewed Close What reasons do Christians have to believe there is one God?
Mar
13
reviewed Close How could Matthew change the same story found in Mark
Mar
13
reviewed Close What are the major views on Adam's motivation to sin given that he was not deceived?
Mar
10
reviewed Close Will Angels teach us to sing?
Mar
10
reviewed Close Why did God create man?
Mar
10
reviewed Leave Open What evidence is there to show that John Wesley and John Calvin did not believe that Jesus is Michael?
Mar
10
reviewed Close What is the significance of the burning bush?
Mar
10
reviewed Close What is the Biblical basis for the belief that Jesus is Michael?
Mar
10
comment Should non-believers be allowed in church?
I'm Eastern Orthodox, and we have visitors fairly often.
Mar
9
comment What is the Difference Between ROCOR-MP and ROCOR-A (ROCA)
@MatthewMoisen yes, but ROCOR would go so far as to not accept baptisms performed outside of Orthodoxy, while most Eastern Orthodox will receive someone baptized in a traditional/Trinitarian fashion through chrismation only. They go a lot further than most in what they consider to be acceptance of the theory (often accusing much of Orthodoxy of accepting the theory for various reasons - being somewhat separatist).
Mar
8
comment What is the Difference Between ROCOR-MP and ROCOR-A (ROCA)
They're what you might call the hardcore fundamentalists within Orthodoxy, ever vigil to reject the Branch Theory. More later when I have time.
Mar
7
comment According to Scripture, where is Hell?
I'm not sure that catholicism and biblical-basis are necessarily contradictory. That would mean he'd want a Catholic perspective on the biblical passages dealing with 'hell.'
Mar
7
comment According to Scripture, where is Hell?
The Latin word infernum carried the idea of divine punishment and gradually came to be confused with the distinct concepts of γέεννα (Gehenna), ταρταρόω (Tartaroo/us), and ᾅδης (Hades). The King James Version of the Bible then followed suit, having long forgotten the distinction between the terms, and translated all of them as 'hell.' This distinction must be kept in mind when discussing this.