Due to the request of a number of people, we have been asked to produce a Statement of Faith on our website. We, therefore, have composed the following guidelines and admonitions. God helping us, we shall address issues that have pervaded our contemporary times. A number of these popular trends are causing many to accommodate modern usages and interpretations. We show how these compromises with secular world-views are impacting the Orthodox way of life and Church Tradition. With God helping His Church, we present the following regarding the relevance of the authority of Orthodox Tradition, including the Bible, the consensus in the writings of the holy Fathers of the Orthodox Church, and the sacred canons of the Synods (both oecumenical and regional councils), when dealing with the daily business of modern life.
We recite the Symbol of the Faith, and then discuss article by article current issues, covering evolution theories in the fields of astronomy, anthropology, biology, and geology that challenge or attack Genesis and the New Testament; age of the cosmos, the earth, and man; the order of creation; Darwinian conjectures and influences; dating methods that give erroneous time scales; dealing with the heterodox and unbelievers; addressing ecumenism and the ecumenists; Adam and the second Adam; the origin of the soul and ensoulment; natural selection, mutations, and adaptation from a biblical creationist point of view and a secular humanist or evolutionist view; irreducible complexity and integrated complexity of the cell; the Creator and random chance creation and cosmology; bioethics and life sciences; western theories of Divine satisfaction and rationalist theology; the incarnation and the meaning of the death of Jesus to Himself and us; doctrine of original sin; the incarnate Lord at the right of the Father; the doctrine of the Rapture and the toll-house theory; the second coming of Christ; another gospel regarding the Spirit; Filioque; the incommunicable Essence and the communicable Energies; predestination; the One Church; Branch Theory; defense for the Orthodox Church; the Orthodox apologist dealing with ecumenists and the heterodox; relativism; canons about prayer and ceremonies with those outside of the Church; Baptism in the Church; baptisms and marriages with outsiders; death and the resurrection of the dead; modern morality; Protestant theology; keeping the Orthodox Faith; and much more. 37 pages.
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