Andrew Johann wrote,
I have more in common with unwoke (base) Catholics and EOs than I do with those who hold the exact same doctrinal commitments as me.
Nathanael Strickland responded
It’s because the Faithful of Protestantism, Catholicism, and E Orthodoxy consider each other to be heretics of the same religion in contrast to Liberalism which is an entirely different religion.
Darrel Dow observes,
Nathanael, this is concise and profound.
This is concise but it is most certainly not profound. Indeed Nathaniel’s analysis is inaccurate. Protestantism, RC and EO are themselves entirely different religions that use the same language but fill that language with a completely different meaning. I have no more in common with an RC or EO than I do with a Cultural Marxist. IF RC or EO ever get the whip hand they will be after Biblical Christians the same way that the Cultural Marxists are right now.
Anybody who finds the statement profound that “Faithful of Protestantism, Catholicism, and E Orthodoxy consider each other to be heretics of the same religion” hasn’t yet thought through the massive differences between Christianity and what is not Christianity as expressed by RC and EO competing religions.
It is a profound misunderstanding of Reformed doctrines vis-a-vis the doctrines of Rome or the EO that allows someone to suggest that we are all Christian though heretics to one another as within the Christian faith. I do not doubt that Rome and EO have Christians in their communities of faith. I do insist though that neither Rome nor EO in their official expression of Christianity is Christianity. In their official expressions of the faith in their doctrinal formulations, Rome and EO are anti-Christ.