THE ORTHODOX CHURCH
IS THE BODY OF CHRIST
In the make believe nether realm of ecumenism, there is a great deal of talk about the churches and what needs to be corrected in the churches. Topics include repairing the divisions of the churches, the great need for unity of the churches and ridding the churches of the evil of division. Promised for these corrective efforts are the arrival of the happy day when Christ’s will shall be fulfilled, that they may “all be one as we are one.”
This quest is fictional and tragical and stems from the minds of unfaithful Orthodox leaders, unfaithful papists, and confused Protestants. None of these have any idea about the church established by Christ and its true nature, so the blind are leading the blind and will all fall into the ditch of a new religion positioning itself as the true church. The true Church is perfect and will always be the true Body of Christ its Head, and it never needs anything or lacks anything. It is the people who need to be corrected and conform to the Church’s guidance unto the fulness of Christ. It is the people who need to be united to the Church and thus to each other/
The Church is the Body of Christ its Head and the Foundation Stone upon whom the Church is built. It is a divine human institution, pure and blameless, indivisible and not subject to anything or anybody. Rather, everyone needs to be subject to the Church. Its doctrine and discipline and through such attachment to the Body of Christ, they will have Christ as their Head, for the Church, gets its life and light constantly and directly from Christ and is never subject to division or error. “I believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church. It is one, with one Head and one Body. It remains the Church, welcoming those who enter, and casting out those who are heretics, she is catholic having everything needful for our salvation and sanctification. She remains pure and undefiled like her head, for she is divine and human. She sanctifies her members, with divine power and grace.
The Church is One, is not subject to division, nor can there be any real dialogue between the Church and heresy, which is always outcast, and it is the Church who keeps the heretics outside the Church. They will remain outside until thy repent and renounce their heresy and embrace and confess the truth, enabling them to enter the Church again. Many others have voluntarily embraced heresy which always appears as an easier path to salvation. Another important thing is that those outside the Church, teach and preach against the Church numbering themselves her enemies.
The true Church becomes highly visible to those seeking it, First, it cannot be identified as the Papacy. For they have firmly established a different head who is not divine and human and is called the Pope of Rome.