Apostates from Orthodoxy
Posted 29 February 2012 - 06:42 PM
He actively agitates for this heresy and sometimes posts against Orthodoxy.
What is my best Orthodox response to such a person? Do I "answer a fool according to his folly" or "not answer a fool according to his folly" as Proverbs 26 instructs?
Posted 29 February 2012 - 06:52 PM
Posted 29 February 2012 - 07:04 PM
I like that response and think I should do so at least for the benefit of others when he posts
If you respond, don't address his challenges, but simply state that "this is what the Orthodox Church teaches/does" without trying to convince, persuade or justify. Let the truth stand for itself.
Posted 29 February 2012 - 07:16 PM
Honestly, it is frustrating to see former Orthodox debunk teachings of Orthodoxy which really aren't our teachings. Where was his heart the whole time he was Orthodox? How did he ever come to believe that what he debunks was ever taught by us?
It breaks my heart to see a former brother shipwreck his faith like Hymenaeus and Alexander to follow 16th century Northern Europeans over the early Fathers. He really is too smart for that, if only his heart would let go of the errors of our later ancestors.
Edited by Olga, 29 February 2012 - 09:44 PM.
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