Thursday, 13 October 2016

Smile For the Picture

This has been a difficult couple of weeks, and it has left me worrying about the future of the Church.

Very common talk appears to be towards masturbation, pornography, premarital sex, shorter services, and cremation. All towards the acceptance of the aforementioned, a complete rejecting of 2 Thessalonians 2:15 (and many other Scripture and patristic references) and a bold trust in the fallen Self girded together with the unvoiced heresy of modernism--the belief that the Church is in error and one's thoughts are not.

The thought that one's thoughts are actually one's own and not the result of the demonic's zeitgeist-societal programming from the day of birth never occurs to them, and why would it? Their φρόνημα is not that of the Church, and the whole concept of co-crucifixion with Christ in order to metamorphose and recapitulate the fallen Self is absent; it is no longer 'come as you are but don't leave as you came.' It is now 'come as you are and remain the same, the Church will change and legitimise my sins.'

The problem with moving the boundary, with the liberal application of οἰκονομία, is that what's οἰκονομία now becomes the new standard of ἀκρίβεια later, and this has been progressively happening since the legalisation of Orthodox Christianity in the 4th century, and to all those who doubt this I point you to Chapter 7 of Pomazansky's Orthodox Dogmatic Theology, this here, and the video below.

1 comment:

  1. Where's such talk taking place in the Orthodox world?! Everything you mentioned is exactly what shouldn't happen!