Expounded Heresies 51 - 75
THE TOP 100 HERESIES & ERRORS
OF THE EASTERN ORTHODOX RELIGION:
going through extensive editing.......
51) The heretical Nicene Creed:
it is not fit for purpose by having no definition of the "gospel by which we are saved", yet is used to declare Orthodoxy a church.
note: (the issues of the Nicene Creed are very complex as attached to historical proof of the people involved in making it and general number of churches cults and sects in the Empire - I can only try to resolve this later on)
it is heretical because:
1) There is no definition of quote "the gospel by which we are saved" in it, and thus it is not fit for purpose,
2) It was initiated by, or at very least was involved with, the mass murderer Constantine.
3) Acceptance of the Creed is usurped upon all converts in the so called "catechumen period".
4) It forces Orthodox converts to make a commitment on the filioque issue (ironically the Orthodox and Catholics have opposite views upon it).
5) The seemingly innocuous phrase "one Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church" presupposes either Orthodoxy or Catholicism is the true reflection of the early church, and thus asserts their triple salvation false gospel by covert means.
6) It asserts the heresy of "hand-me-down" powers via their use of the theological idea of their definition of "Apostolic". (Catholics had a long line of mass murderer and debauched Popes all supposedly "handing-down" power by the laying on of hands.
(the issues of the Nicene Creed are very complex as attached to historical proof of the people involved in making it and general number of churches cults and sects in the Empire - I can only try to resolve this later on)
the action of subduing one's bodily desires: fine.... but self torture and torment, like the cilice, is probably what led to the concept of torturing other people "for the good of their own soul". Sackcloth in the OT was used when mourning, not for mortification. Mortification can simply lead to "psychologically snapping" and being even more fleshly.
53) Cunning and crafty mystification of doctrine:
The Catholics tend to answer more specifically and clearly than the Orthodox in certain areas. I believe this is because of the Greek influence of Eastern Orthodoxy, and the Italian influence of Catholicism. The spirits of Babylon have now transmigrated across the Earth from the country of Iraq to Italy, in the especially the City of Rome, and dwell in any country where Catholicism thrives. The Greeks have similar roots in the worship of gods and goddesses, but the Greeks are more famous for logic. The paradox of this is that the Orthodox, seeing the mass and other doctrines do not bear logical scrutiny, seek to mystify their dogmas a little more than Roman Catholicism does, especially their dogmas about the eucharist, and perhaps also more about the concept of ancestral sin versus sin nature etc.
54) swearing oaths:
Unlike the early Quakers (who were much more pious than modern Quakers who are more like a social club than a church) the Eastern Orthodox church makes the usual excuses for swearing oaths, and quote "The general rule in the Greek penal law requires witnesses to take an oath on the Gospels. Accordingly witnesses are a priori considered to be of the Orthodox Christian faith."
55) Incense ritualism:
incense is used ritualistically as if swinging it at artefacts in church, or people, in some way "cleanses" them.
56) Priesthood offering up physical sacrifices:
57) A heathen calendar as part of the Faith:
have false gods in them.
Christmas: the annual Christian festival celebrating Christ's birth, held on 25 December in the Catholic Church and Modern Eastern Orthodox, and 6th January by the Old Calendarists. The official sites like to miss it out their dictionaries as it is an immediate reminder the two dates for it refute that =Tradition is on a par with holy scripture.
58) Shrines (eastern style):
No one made shrines in their home in the old testament. Idols were forbidden. However in the eastern lands Eastern Orthodoxy moved into these type of shrines to false gods were common. The multiplicity of false gods to pray to was replaced by praying to saints, burning incense was kept, and the mother goddess religions took immediately to praying to a dominant female saint figure, Mary, empowered with some of the powers of God himself, the ability to hear, answer, and mediate for millions of prayers (humanly impossible).
making shrines is a step further than just having idols.
their enforced pseudo "conversion" by threats
The concept of an Empire whose borders must be defended by Christians with violence and killing, contrary to Galatians 4.
Contrary to the pacifist directive of Galatians 4, where we are said to be pilgrims (Book of Hebrews) toward the Jerusalem above, not defending the Physical borders of physical Jerusalem below, both the Catholics and Orthodox ignored this directive (asserted again in John 18:36) and created an Empire concept of Christendom, where physical Jerusalem was to always be captured by the military.
note: this concept of "Jerusalem must be captured it is the site of holy churches" shows the knock-on effect of believing in building huge elaborate churches - not found in the new covenant."
61) The "laity".
The basis of the Nicolaitane heresy.
Essentially Eastern Orthodoxy, and Catholicism, are unbiblical pyramid systems where the so called "laity" are in effect the lowest of the low, almost like a lower caste, with the Pope or the Primus inter pares at the top, and Catholic and Orthodox laity at the bottom like a doormat.
62) The heresy of directly instructing the Orthodox "laity" to avoid trying to understand the symbolism of the Book of Revelation:
in case they realise
1) The Whore of Babylon is a City,
2) from context it simply must be Rome,
3) It cannot be only ancient Rome (the light of a candle shall not shine)
4) She has daughters (Mother of Harlots)
5) Orthodoxy themselves compare themselves with Romanism, thus they are logically her daughters.
63) The 7 Sins of Rome (Rev 18:1-24):
1) The fruits that thy soul lusted after - world wide trade in artefacts, and dainty and goodly things.
2) pretentious religious music, in the case of Orthodoxy (a daughter of Rome) this takes the form of chanting heresy etc.
3) craftsman - idols, church finery etc
4) millstone - the mass bread
5) candle burning rituals
6) bride and groom - marriage falsely termed a sacrament
7) thy sorceries - the witchcraft of her heresies and practices.
64) Exorcism of children and converts:
65) Angel heresies:
claims they are superior to man, unbiblical angelic hierarchy etc.
1) They are superior in nature and intelligence to man; note:
(born again human beings are superior, as are sons and daughters of God, angels are not, and there is no evidence they are of superior intelligence)
2) Angelic order (tagmata): Some of them are appointed to guard the faithful (guardian angels). Angels are grouped in nine orders (tagmata) as follows: Angels; Archangels; Principalities; Powers; Virtues; Dominations; Thrones; Cherubim; Seraphim.
3) In the Orthodox worship, every Monday is dedicated to the angels.
66) They deny the Millennium Kingdom. as far as my studies go so far, the Eastern Orthodox religion are amillennialist in their theology.
67) heretical definition of Blasphemy.
Evil and reproachful language directed at God, the Virgin, the Saints, or sacred objects. Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is a mortal and unforgivable sin because it presumes that God's saving action in this particular case is impossible (cf. Matt. 12: 31).
Blasphemy is essentially against God. It is different from sacrilege. I accept there are many forms of blasphemous attitude and speech, and the word has wider usage, however It is because Orthodoxy attributes powers to Mary that belong to God alone, and invent so many church artefacts outside of holy writ this becomes heretical.
68) Man made Rites:
1) one of the faithful in consecrated ground, (consecrated by heretics)
2) according to the Orthodox rites and service of burial (Nekrosimos). (bogus man made rites of no importance)
3) The Church may deny an Orthodox burial to those who have committed a mortal sin such as blasphemy, suicide, denial of faith, or acceptance of cremation. In other words refusing to bury a person if he became a real Christian (for instance). Pure heresy and manipulation.
69) Three hierarchs.
St. Basil the Great, St. Gregory the Theologian, St. John Chrysostom. All provably heretical, except for the matter there is a lot of evidence both the Catholics and the Orthodox forge history.
70) Sinner saints:
a whole ship full of them.
Sinner saints or
The Eastern Orthodox Calendar of Saints....Martyrology. A catalogue of martyrs and other saints arranged according to the calendar. (many of them sinner saints)
see also - Meneon. A liturgical book containing the lives of the saints and the special hymns (stichera) for the feast-days of the Orthodox Saints. It is divided into twelve volumes, one for each month.
Saints equal to the Apostles.
Name-day. - certain sinner Patron Saints, instead of a birthday party.
are considered sacrifices to Mary and saints.
72) The Liturgical Canon,
clockwork religion by rote that contradicts "walk in the Spirit" and the text of which is full of literally dozens of heresies.
which refers to all liturgical material, including the Creed, used for the Liturgy and the consecration of the Eucharist (see also kanon and Typikon).
73) Canons (or Canon Law).
full well you keep your own traditions and break the law of God.
The law of the church, containing the various rules, ecclesiastical decrees, and definitions concerning the faith or the lifestyle of Orthodox Christians. The Canons generally provide for all administrative or disciplinary questions that might arise in the Church, and, consequently, are not infallible but can be changed or re-interpreted by an Ecumenical Council. See also the article on the Canon Law of the Orthodox Church.
(man made junk laws. So here they seem to say the contradiction Traditions are on a level with scripture then say canon on law is not inspired).
the bigger the church building, the bigger the ego of the clergy inside it.
(Gr. "the main chair"). The principal church of a bishop's jurisdiction, the chief church in every diocese.
(so bigger the church, the bigger the ego of the clergy. preposterous!)
(I hope later to put these beliefs in another order)
75) Leavened Bread & alcoholic wine in the eucharist. (Gr. artos). Bread made with yeast (enzyma) and used for altar bread for the Orthodox Eucharist (as opposed to the unleavened bread used by the Latin Church). Leavened bread is also acceptable for the purpose in the more liberal Protestant churches.
did Jesus keep the old testament law in full if he went against the old covenant law and used leavened bread and alcoholic wine in the Last Supper? Interesting point of discussion. Also this gives babies and children their first taste of alcohol.