Hi my Orthodox brothers,
I was watching tv a few days ago, when I saw a protestant man (don't know his exact denomination) talking about Christianity and Reformation.
I'm still thinking how to refute a point he made. His point was something like: The Reformation was necessary because the church was corrupted with its hierarchy, there should be no hierarchy in the church (e.g. no Bishops and Pope), because the Bible does not speak about hierarchy, and it does not speak about an institutional church.
Another question, he also said that some texts within the Bible were not holy. Specifically, the Revelation of Johannes the Evangelist. He said that it was unholy because it was very violent and wrong etc etc. How to refute this statement? And is your view that every book of the Bible is completely holy?
What is your view/ the Coptic Orthodox Church's view on this?
God bless you all,
thanks in advance :)
Excuse me Fr. Peter. I just read this
As moderator I would like us to call a halt to the discussion of protestants at the moment.
Please let us discuss our own weaknesses and failings and how to overcome them rather than the situation that others may be in.
If you feel the need to close it and reopen it later, be my guest.