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Pluralism vs Absolute Truth – Unterweisung von Abt Tryphon, Vashon Island

>>As our society has become more pluralistic, it has been easy for some to fall into the error of believing that it does not matter what you believe, as long as you are sincere. Just as we have seen the progressive moral bankruptcy of our society, we have also witnessed the wholesale sellout of traditional Christianity by much of America’s religious community. The partial adherence of many of America’s denominations to the traditional gospel call to repentance, forgiveness and redemption through Christ has given way to a new kind of „salvation“.
These „churches“ are now more concerned with social idealism than seeing souls saved through entering into a relationship with Jesus Christ. They have ignored our Lord’s own words „My kingdom is not of this world“ (Joh 18,36) They have shown forth for all to see that their loss of faith has led to a replacement of the Good News of salvation in Christ with a mandate to build a Utopian society where social justice and peace reign forever. They have forgotten that Christ said we would never attain this outside of His Kingdom, „which is to come“.
What do we as Orthodox Christians do to counteract this insidious loss of traditional, otherworldly Christianity? Surely the answer ist not less fasting, less prayer and less penance. We must rekindle our zeal for Christ. We must give ourselves over to the joy that is ours in living a life in Him.
It is not in the things of the world that we will ultimately find happiness, but in living a life rooted in Jesus Christ.
We have been given a great and holy gift.
We have in our possession a great pearl. Let it be the inheritance we leave our children and the treasure we share with our neighbors.<< Aus dem Buch "The Morning Offering" von Abt Tryphon, welches aus seinem gleichnamigen Blog entstand, das er weiterführt.

Abt Tryphon beschreibt hier zwar us-amerikanische Zustände, diese lassen sich aber Eins zu Eins auf Deutschland übertragen, wenn man auf die Veröffentlichungen der DBK im Verlauf der letzten Jahrzehnte blickt.


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