Andrew Johann wrote,
I have more in common with unwoke Catholics and EOs than I do with those who hold the exact same doctrinal commitments as me.
Nathanael Strickland chimes in,
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.
Darrell Dow offers kudos to Strickland,
Nathanael, this is concise and profound.
Bret L. McAtee drops a turd in the punchbowl of the group hug,
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 which uses the same language but fill that language with completely different meaning. I have no more in common with a 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. History teaches this.
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, and further has not studied their own history of the Reformation. When we read that history we find Luther supporting my analysis. Luther pithily proves my point in speaking to Rome,
“MAY GOD PUNISH YOU, I SAY, YOU SHAMELESS, BAREFACED LIAR, DEVIL’S MOUTHPIECE, WHO DARES TO SPIT OUT, BEFORE GOD, BEFORE ALL THE ANGELS, BEFORE THE DEAR SUN, BEFORE ALL THE WORLD, YOUR DEVIL’S FILTH.”
From Against the Roman Papacy, an Institution of the Devil — pg. 349
Luther’s Works, Vol. 41
I have found that many Protestants, including those in the Reformed community do not understand that chasm that separates Rome and Eastern Orthodoxy from Protestantism. Part of this is because the Protestants have forgotten their reason for existence. It certainly is not the case that the faithful of Rome, Eastern Orthodoxy and Protestantism practice the same religion.