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Friday, June 12, 2015

Have We Forgotten The Gospel?

So many churches...
so many jurisdictions...
so much diatribe... 
ecumenism this... 
heretic that...
blogs...
websites...
open letters...
gossip...
rumors...
libel...
defamation...
slander...
anger...
denouncements...
he's an apostate...
she's an apostate...
they are apostate...
you're uncanonical...
no, you are!...

AND THE WORLD LOOKS ON...

Have we forgotten that people are lost and dying and in need of The Savior?  
Have we forgotten the Gospel? 
We have been commissioned to go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature... 

THIS IS THE CORE OF THE ORTHODOX FAITH.
LET THIS BE OUR MESSAGE AND OUR HOPE:

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.


Romans 5:8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God. who loved me and gave himself for me.

Ephesians 2:4-5 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ— by grace you have been saved—

1 John 4:9-11 In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.



2 comments:

  1. I was just wondering the same thing. I am saddened when I visit various Orthodox blogs and see all the things you mentioned in your post.
    Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the proclaiming of His Gospel is what it's all about and most of the time that gets lost in all the accusations, etc.

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  2. Anonymous4:35 PM

    Amen, Nathan!
    Diana

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