New Testament Law.
NEW LAW .
The new and better covenant has new law, I explain why new covenants have new law in this video:
The Eastern Orthodox religion is almost immune to the heresies of the new End Time cult called "The Hebrew Roots Movement" or "Messianic Judaism" which seeks to bring people captive under the old, draconian, various laws of Moses. The Orthodox religion recognizes (to their credit) that Jesus taught new law in the Sermon on the Mount, and that God, through the Apostles also, established, expounded and explained new covenant law.
But does the Orthodox church understand the core centre of God's ditching many old laws that Peter describes as "Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?" Acts 15:10 .
"For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things;
That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well." Acts 15:28-29.
Notice that God takes away huge amounts of clockwork old testament law, to lay emphasis on (in essence) two things:
1) Stay away from idols.
2) Stay away from fornication.
(Blood in food, or drunk, as was common in idol sacrifices, may actually also be physically unhealthy.)
You would think that all people everywhere professing to be Christians would therefore avoid idols like they were the plague, and take very seriously avoiding premarital sex, and would lay an emphasis on keeping virginity before marriage.
Here we see a very great let down in Orthodoxy.
1) Eastern Orthodoxy is cram packed with idols, idolatrous shrines, and idolatrous high relief crucifixes.
2) Eastern Orthodoxy has no clear teachings on the consequences of premarital sex. And just as bad, where the Italian Catholic scholas rightly always say that the Greek word "porneia" cannot possibly include adultery (in the context it is used in Matt 5:32) the scholars of Orthodoxy, whose academics are often of Greek nationality, do not clearly teach this, and almost laughably choose to use the corrupted modern versions of the Bible, like the NIV, that have changed the interpretation of "porneia" to include adultery, opening the floodgates to a catastrophic deluge of unbiblical divorce and remarriage.
Catholic and Orthodox "gaps in the law" .
Question - if a Catholic or Orthodox person, man or woman, commits multiple acts of fornication, are they allowed to "confess, repent" and then walk off and marry a virgin? I defy you to show me an answer to this in their theology . This gap in theology, by two churches claiming that their church is infallible in doctrine (not the leader, the church) by being left unanswered, have given no moral guidance.