Friday, July 23, 2010

"The faith once delivered..."

An Orthodox priest speaking to the General Assembly of PCUSA brings a message some welcomed (judging by the applause), but some may not have.




Mere Comments at the Touchstone Magazine blog provides these quotations from his comments:
"Christian morality is as old as Christianity itself. It doesn't need to be invented now. Those attempts to invent new morality look for me like attempts to invent a new religion — a sort of modern paganism."

"When people say that they are led and guided by the Holy Spirit to do it, I wonder if it is the same Holy Spirit that inspired the Bible, if it is the same Holy Spirit that inspires the Holy Orthodox Church not to change anything in Christian doctrine and moral standards. But if it is the same Spirit, I wonder ... if there are different spirits acting in different denominations and inspiring them to develop in different directions and to create different theologies and different morals?"
Touchstone Magazine - Mere Comments: Dispatches from the Mainlines