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Orthodoxy Denies Certain Salvation in Christ Alone

Note from Berean Beacon: This article is adapted from the book: Eastern Orthodoxy Illuminated by the Scriptures (Przen: Belgrade, 2009), written by Serbian author, Ivica Stamenkovic. His research is based upon Holy Scripture, as well as primary Orthodox sources. Articles, which we will post later, will examine in detail specific Eastern Orthodox teachings on salvation Read More

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Origin of the Seven Sacred Mysteries of Orthodoxy

An Introduction to the Seven Sacred Mysteries of Orthodoxy Note from Berean Beacon: This article is adapted from the book: Eastern Orthodoxy Illuminated by the Scriptures (Current: Belgrade, 2009), written by Serbian author, Ivica Stamenkovic. His research is based upon Holy Scripture, as well as primary Orthodox sources. This articles will examine in detail specific Read More

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Latest Scandals Warn Us to Beware of Pope Francis

Richard Bennett and Stuart Quint The Vatican officially teaches that the Pope is the substitute for Christ Jesus. “The Pope, Bishop of Rome and Peter’s successor, ‘is the perpetual and visible source and foundation of the unity both of the bishops and of the whole company of the faithful.’  ‘For the Roman Pontiff, by reason Read More

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Eastern Orthodox Baptism Contra Biblical Salvation

Note from Berean Beacon: This article is adapted from the book Eastern Orthodoxy Illuminated by the Scriptures (Curent: Belgrade, Serbia, 2009) written by Serbian author Ivica Stamenkovic. His research is based upon Holy Scripture and primary sources of Eastern Orthodoxy. Future articles will examine in further detail other Eastern Orthodox teachings on salvation.  Orthodox Baptism Read More

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The Orthodox Eucharist Is Not the Lord’s Supper

Note from Berean Beacon: This article is adapted from the book: Eastern Orthodoxy Illuminated by the Scriptures (Curent: Belgrade, 2009), written by Serbian author, Ivica Stamenkovic. His research is based upon Holy Scripture, as well as primary Orthodox sources. Future articles will further examine in detail other Eastern Orthodox teachings on salvation. Jesus Christ commanded Read More

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The Seven Pillars of Eastern Orthodoxy

Pillars are an integral part of the structure of many buildings. The Eastern Orthodox Church rests upon the ancient pillars of the Seven Ecumenical Councils. This paper will examine the general concept of these councils. The light of Scriptures will appraise a particular decree of the Second Council of Nicea in order to test whether Read More

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Why Does Rome Oppose Christ’s Way of Salvation?

Scriptural Meaning of Justification The precise import of the term “to justify” is clearly seen in that it is the exact opposite or contrast to the term “to condemn.” “It is God that justifies. Who is he that condemns?” (Romans 8:33-34)1 Condemnation is not a process by which a good man is made bad, but Read More

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Icons: Visions of the Spiritual World in Orthodoxy?

In recent years, icons have captured the imagination of many Christians and non-Christians alike. The Eastern Orthodox Church is well known for its use of icons. This paper examines the history, purpose, and use of icons and asks the question: are they contrary to the Scripture? A pictorial1 icon2 is an image (generally two dimensional) Read More

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Pope Francis Courts Islam to Oppose Christ’s Gospel

As huge numbers of Islamic migrants continue to stream into Europe from the Middle East, there is great concern among Western people.  Nonetheless, even with this astonishing background, Pope Francis continues to promote Islam.  Instead of warning people against the dangers they face from the onslaught of migrating Muslims from across the world, Francis has Read More

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The Catholic Origins Of Protestant Eschatology

by W. J. Mencarow Generally speaking there are four approaches to understanding the scope of the book of Revelation:  Idealism, Futurism, Preterism and Historicism. Two were invented by Roman Catholicism and one of the two is taught by most Protestant churches. Idealism Idealism, also known as the Spiritual approach, “spiritualizes” many, if not most, passages Read More