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Eastern Orthodoxy, The Mystical Trap

In recent years interest in the Eastern Orthodox Church among Christians has grown steadily and there have been a number of converts to this religious body. A prime reason for this interest has been the growing fascination with mysticism and ancient tradition which has permeated Western societies. Increasing numbers of Christians are coming into contact Read More

Is Eastern Orthodoxy Biblically Orthodox?


Eastern Orthodoxy claims to be the truly original Christian church that has never deviated from the teachings of Christ and His apostles. Should we believe them? No! Richard Bennett contrasts the true gospel of Jesus Christ with the false living and teaching of Eastern Orthodoxy.
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The Influential Nature of Orthodoxy Endangers Christians

By Richard Bennett and Stuart Quint The December 2006 issue of Christianity Today poses the question: “Will the 21st be the Orthodox Century?”[1]  It highlights the growing interest among Christians in the doctrines of Eastern Orthodoxy.  Some people have even converted to Orthodoxy in the West.  For example, Peter Gillquist and a number of former Campus Crusade leaders organized Read More

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A Priest’s Exodus To Christ from Eastern Orthodoxy

G. Dobrovolskiy In Light of the Scriptures A True Document Why I Left The Sacred Liturgy Commemoration of the Living (For Health) Commemoration of the Dead (For Rest in Peace) Various Consecrations Prayers to the Saints Reading of the Holy Scriptures Rite of Baptism Patron Saint Festivals Religiosity and Piety Vain Invocations Titles and Ranks Read More

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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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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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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