Orthodox Church Quotes on Icons, Intercession for the Dead, Justification

by Matt Slick

  1. Icons
    1. Icons are one of the ways God is revealed to us: "An icon is not simply a religious picture designed to arouse appropriate emotions in the beholder; it is one of the ways whereby God is revealed to us. Through icons the Orthodox Christian receives a vision of the spiritual world." (Ware, Timothy (1993-04-29). The Orthodox Church (Kindle Locations 3210-3211). Penguin Books Ltd. Kindle Edition. p. 206)
  2. Intercession for the Dead
    1. The dead can be helped by prayer/Praying to the dead: "We pray for Christians who have passed away because the Church--the Body of Christ--is ONE and we should never deny any member of the Church the help of intercessory prayer. Since those who have died are members of the Church Triumphant we have the obligation to continually remember our reposed brothers and sisters in prayer.   Praying for the reposed and asking the Church on earth, and in heaven, to assist us with our struggles, helps us meet the demands of a Christian life while preserving the unity between the Pilgrim Church on earth and the Church Triumphant in heaven." (Grube, Fr. George (2012-08-19). The Orthodox Church A to Z (Kindle Locations 1521-1527). Light and Life Publishing, http://www.light-n-life.com. Kindle Edition.)
  3. Justification
    1. Justification by baptism: "You see, salvation is comprehensive. It has to do with our past–we have been saved from sin and death through baptism. This we call justification." (Coniaris, Anthony M. (2010-12-29). Introducing the Orthodox Church: Its Faith and Life (Kindle Locations 1601-1602). Light & Life Publishing Company: www.light-n-life.com. Kindle Edition.)
    2. Justification by baptism: "We have been saved from sin and death through baptism which is our personal Golgotha (justification). (Coniaris, Anthony M. (2010-12-29). Introducing the Orthodox Church: Its Faith and Life (Kindle Location 1937). Light & Life Publishing Company: www.light-n-life.com. Kindle Edition.)
    3. Justification by baptism and repentance: Justification, which is our being cleansed of sin through baptism and after baptism through repentance. We become justified, just-as-if-we-had-never-sinned." (Coniaris, Anthony M. (2010-12-29). Introducing the Orthodox Church: Its Faith and Life (Kindle Locations 3770-3772). Light & Life Publishing Company: www.light-n-life.com. Kindle Edition.)

 

 

 

 
 
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