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James
August 01, 2003 03:37PM
You asked: "Can we not say that those who affirm with a genuine faith the ecumenical creeds (Apostles, Nicene, Athanasian at least) are truly Christian and begin from there?"

As an Orthodox Christian I believe that salvation is found in the Church... and there is only One Church: the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church... the Orthodox Church. As for those who do not find themselves "in" the visible Church, what can we say about them? Are they "saved" as it were?

We do not presume to speculate on such. That is the Lord's business. We "know where the Church IS but we do not know where it is not". The Spirit will move wheresoever He pleases. Doubtless He has his sheep outside the visible Church and in what respect they are actually "within" the Church, the Lord Himself knows.

I'm glad you have found spiritual peace as have I. For me it is found within the Orthodox Church. Here I find all that has been bequeathed to the Bride of Christ by the loving Bridegroom Himself: the sacraments, the liturgical services, the hymnology and in particular the Eucharist. We have His very Body and Blood and it nourishes us, as did the manna from heaven for the wandering Israelites.

I wish you the Lord's peace in whatever direction you may go.

James
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