The Eastern Orthodox Church, also known as the Orthodox Church, or officially as the Orthodox Catholic Church, is the second-largest church called "Christian", with over 250 million members. The Eastern Orthodox Church teaches that it is the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic church established by Jesus. The Orthodox Church has many branches including the Albanian Orthodox, Bulgarian Orthodox, Antiochian Orthodox, Georgian Orthodox, Greek Orthodox, Montenegrin Orthodox, Romanian Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, Serbian Orthodox, Ukrainian Orthodox and others.
The name "Greek Orthodox Church" or "Greek Orthodoxy", is a term referring to the body of several Churches within the larger communion of Eastern Orthodox Christianity.
Millions of people are raised from childhood to believe in this religion. But the majority of Eastern Orthodox believers live in eastern Europe, Greece, the Caucasus, eastern Mediterranean, Africa, the Middle East and Australia. Most people believe what they do because of where they live and what their families believe. Most people born in India are Hindu. Most people born in an Arab country are Muslim. Most people born in China are Buddhist. Many people born in Korea are either atheist or Buddhist. Most people born in the northern parts of the U.S. are Catholic. Most people born in the south are Baptist. Most people born in the Appalachian Mountains are Pentecostal or Baptist. Most people born in Utah are Mormon. A great number of people believe it doesn't matter what they believe, as long as you believe in a God. But the scriptures tell us that the devils also believe but tremble. GOD tells us to test/prove all things. He doesn't tell us to just make up anything or just go along with what others think or what we have been taught by our local religious traditions.
Therefore I encourage you to please read this article and its links in a sincere examination of the facts. Rather than judging it based upon what you think you already know, or what you think the truth is. The bible says in Rev.12:9 that Satan has deceived the entire world. NOT just a few. NOT just small churches/religions. If the bible is true and the devil HAS deceived the entire world, then to blindly follow the largest religion on Earth, or the second largest church, without questioning their teachings/doctrines, is not a wise thing to do. You should NOT blindly follow anyone or anything. Do as the bible tells you to do; TEST ALL THINGS. Don't believe something ONLY because you live in a region where a specific religion is taught, or just because your parents believed it. There are almost 8 billion people on this Earth, and every one of these people have parents. NOT all parents can be correct. Don't blindly follow parents! Don't blindly follow priests, churches, religions or organizations. Instead, read the bible, examine history, compare religions, research the origin of all doctrines, research the origin of each religion/church and SINCERELY examine all the evidence. That's what is called "TEST ALL THINGS".
1 Thessalonians 5:21 "Test all things, hold fast what is good,"
Revelation 12:9 "So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast out to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him."
Proverbs 18:13 "He who replies to a word BEFORE he hears it
Lacks discernment, and this is a reproach to him."
(Therefore, when I present links to give you undeniable proof, and you refuse to examine that proof, you lack discernment and it is a reproach to you. Even if you think my information is wrong, remember that the bible says that the whole world has been deceived, therefore it is POSSIBLE that you are among the BILLIONS who have been deceived, and it therefore would be WISE to double check yourself and TEST the evidence to be sure whether you were correctly taught the truth or whether you were deceived like the rest of the whole world!)
The Orthodox Church admittedly proclaims to be the Catholic Church. Therefore, if we were to prove the Catholic Church as being a major part of Babylon, then it would also be clear that the Orthodox Church is also a major part of the false church called "Babylon" in the bible. Many Orthodox believers would say that is not true because the claim is that the Catholic Church went astray, and the Orthodox Church maintains the original doctrines & teachings of Christ and the apostles. Yet, the differences between the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Churches is minuscule (very small). There is NOT enough significant difference to make a real distinction between the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox Catholic Church. Please see the brief list of MAJOR similarities between the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox Catholic Church. They are BOTH Catholic. One is the western leg. The other is the eastern leg. That's the biggest difference, is only the location of the believers.
-BOTH believe in the pagan trinity doctrine. Please click here to see the undeniable PROOF that the trinity was originally a pagan Islamic doctrine from Assyria & Babylon. If you refuse to SINCERELY examine the evidence presented in this link and the other links below, then you disobey the command in 1 Thes.5:21 to test all things, and you refuse to hear the entire matter, which is a reproach to you.
-BOTH believe in the pagan observance of Christmas. Please click here to see the undeniable PROOF that Christmas was originally a pagan Islamic practice from Assyria & Babylon.
-BOTH believe in the pagan observance of Easter. Please click here to see the undeniable PROOF that Easter was originally a pagan Islamic practice from Assyria & Babylon.
-BOTH believe in the pagan observance of Sunday worship services. Please click here to see the undeniable PROOF that Sunday worship services was invented by the Roman Catholic Church and is not biblical. See PROOF that Saturday is the Holy Sabbath.
One big DIFFERENCE is that the Orthodox Catholic Church doesn't honor the "Pope" as being their leader. But regardless of that, the historical fact still remains, that the original leader of the Orthodox Catholic Church was in fact Roman Catholic and the Orthodox Church came out of the Roman Church. These facts cannot be denied. So it still remains true that if we PROVE the origin of the Roman Catholic Church as pagan, then we also therefore prove that the Orthodox Church is also pagan. It maintains the roots of ancient Assyria & Babylon. Therefore, I ask that you please also click here to see undeniable proof that the Roman Catholic Church is the same religion of ancient Assyrian Empire, Babylonian Empire, Persian/Iranian Islamic Empire, pagan Greek Empire and then the pagan Roman Empire.
Infant Abuse Called Infant Baptism!
Watch infant abuse in the Orthodox Church! These are real videos, and are very disturbing! These priests should be arrested for child abuse! This doesn't occur exactly like this in ALL Orthodox churches, but WHY are the Orthodox leaders allowing this in ANY Orthodox Church? The Orthodox leaders should be banning and reporting these cases of child abuse to the police! The fact that many Orthodox leaders do NOT demand major protests on the door steps of the churches that DO this, is prove that the entire Orthodox system is demonic!
Each of the following two videos are extremely short & will not take much time to watch, nor use much data.
Baptism should be done ONLY for people who are old enough to know what they are doing! The person must knowingly make a conscience decision to confess and repent of their sins and follow Jesus and be baptized. Infants cannot do any of this. Infant baptism does NOT make ANY sense! Yet it is done by both legs of the Catholic Church, both west and east, both Roman and Byzantine/East.
Acts 2:38 "Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit."
(Babies cannot repent! You cannot save their soul on their behalf! Every person must personally confess their sins and ask for forgiveness and make the personal decision to follow and obey Christ. Please, please, please read the entire bible for yourself! It's easy to learn if you read the entire bible for yourself instead of blindly believing everything spoon fed to you by ignorant priests who also blindly obeyed man's doctrines rather than bible doctrines. The bible says that the blind lead the blind. Please don't be blind any longer. Please don't be led by the blind any longer. STUDY and PROVE what the truth is!)
Click here to learn FROM THE BIBLE the true biblical teachings of baptism.
Watch Orthodox priests blessings for money The below video is only 6 and a half minutes long. Insane activity! How can anyone believe in this? The bible does NOT teach splashing water on people to bless them for financial prosperity, nor does it teach giving a blessing in exchange for money. I don't know which is occurring in this video, but the bible does NOT teach anything like what is occurring in these images!
Other Recommended Links
Eastern Orthodox Church article at Wikipedia.
Greek Orthodox Church article at Wikipedia.
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