Christianity

What is the Orthodox View on the Solus Christus Doctrine?

Solus Christus, the teaching that “Christ alone” is the means to salvation, was formulated in response to the strongly mediatorial understanding popular among sixteenth-century Roman Catholic clergy that only through the clergy can man approach God.  Solus Christus and Priesthood The fear is that a fallible human being would presume to stand between a believer …

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Are There Historical Accounts of Jesus Other Than the New Testament?

Numerous people are convinced that Christianity made up a part of the story of Christ, in order to back-up our faith. This raises the question whether history stands behind our claims on who Jesus really was, and more importantly what non-Christian historians say about Jesus?  Prior to digging deeper into literature, a few things should …

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Are the Deuterocanonical Books part of the Christian Bible?

Numerous Christians have difficulties with the Deuterocanonical Books, being unsure whether these books are part of Scripture or not. The Orthodox and Catholic Churches acknowledge these books, yet the Protestant Churches do not.  Prior to looking at their authenticity, what are the Deuterocanonical Books and why are these books named as such? The terminology ‘’deuterocanonical’’ …

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Does God tempt us?

The New Testament confirms that no one should say “when he is tempted, ‘I am tempted by God’; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone.” (James 1:13). Hmmm… doesn’t that contradict the fact that God tempted Abraham, and Job?  Well, the Bible teaches that all pain and death resulted …

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Did Jesus believe that the totality of scriptures is the divine word of God?

For many years, skeptics and scholars of textual criticism have attempted to poke holes, and cast doubt on the reliability of Holy Scripture. From the perspective of a skeptic, it makes sense to go after Scripture – because after all, scripture is foundational to the Christian Faith. There have been several questions over the years …

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