How did the idea of “orthodoxy” develop? How did disagreements between Christians shape what Christian communities believed and practiced?

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  • Chris
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Orthodox and catholic teach works for salvation, which leads to hell. Orthodox and catholic didn't even exist for over 300 years after the Bible was complete and compiled. Get away from both of them


    Nobody can be good enough to avoid hell. The truth is that death leads to immediate heaven or hell, depending only on whether the person believed in Jesus for eternal life, or not.


    The truth is that Jesus loves you and wants to bless your life freely :) Most of all, Jesus wants you with Him forever, and not in hell. The truth is that every belief except one will lead to eternal torment in the lake of fire for every person. Because nothing pays for our sins except the death and blood of Jesus, the sacrifice of Jesus that is already accomplished by Him . Jesus loves you! The truth is that Jesus is God, and Jesus died on the cross to pay for all of our sins in full, and then Jesus resurrected from the dead. Nothing else pays for our sins, not works, not deeds, not religions. So the only way to heaven and to avoid hell, is by believing in Jesus for eternal life (John 6:47), without adding any of your own works (Romans 4:5). Believe in Jesus to take you to heaven, and you will be in heaven, no matter what, guaranteed. That easy, thanks to Jesus! Tell Jesus that you thank Him that you will be with Him in heaven when you die, because you believe in Jesus! It is too late to be saved, after death

  • 4 weeks ago

    idk or care. we all have the same God just different places to seek him

  • 4 weeks ago

    The traditions and religious beliefs differed, causing the "schisms" that separated them. As for Christianity, what unites them all is their belief in who Jesus is and what He has done. Religions and denominations are "containers" to organize, understand and present those various beliefs... but Christianity has always been about having a personal, loving and dynamic Spiritual relationship with the living God, made possible through the new covenant that was established through Jesus Christ.

  • The words Catholic to describe the Church and Orthodox to describe its teaching date back to the first century.  The Catholic and two Orthodox Communions all believe that Jesus gave them authority in the Magesterium (Matthew 18:18).  The Coptic, Ethiopian and Armenian Churches, together known as the Oriental Orthodox Communion split away from the rest of Christianity in the 5th century after the Council of Chalcedon, ostensibly regarding Christology.  The Byzantine Church, now expanded into the Eastern Orthodox Communion, split from the Catholic Church in the 11th century, ostensibly regarding the origins of the Holy Spirit.  However, the differences are largely semantic and the splits were mainly political (Our Pope's better than your Pope).

    The main beliefs of the three Communions are largely the same.  Liturgy is different, but once you sweep away language differences there are strong similarities between all three.  In fact there are Eastern Rite Churches who have the same liturgy as their Orthodox counterparts, but are part of the Catholic Church.

    The splits take on an almost comical role in Antioch, one of the oldest Patriarchates.  There are currently 5 Patriarchs, one Eastern Orthodox, one Oriental Orthodox and three of different Eastern Catholic Rites.  There used to be a sixth Latin Patriarch, but the job has been left vacant since the 1960s.  Fortunately, they all get on rather well.

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  • Orthodoxy is a religion, it is based on the ideas they have in common with Catholics, therefore, they do not follow all the law that has been revealed by God on the sacred Bible.

    For this reason the Protestant reform was born, which, came out of those religions after understanding the heretical schism that came out of the contestations of the Holy Bible. Moreover, true Christians have had direct experiences with God!

  • Justin
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    "For there must also be factions among you, so that those who are approved may become evident among you." (1 Corinthians 11:19).

    GOD views His Church as one unified Body, even if those inside of that Body cannot grasp this viewpoint yet. Inside the human body, (which is the basis of the larger scriptural analogy), cells are specialized based on systems. They frequently 'compete' for the same resources, like when your stomach needs blood to aid digestion and your legs need blood to help bring oxygen to allow them to go jogging. There is a good reason we don't immediately go jogging right after we eat.

    That set of 'approved principles' manifesting over the eras is what the Bible is referencing in the above verse. 'Don't go jogging right after you eat' gets added to the revealed wisdom of the Lord, Who Is the Source of those manifesting principles. It is His 'approval' we seek. Ultimately, each diverse congregation is either part of the larger illustration of what is 'approved,' (Greek: 'dokimos'), or is a larger illustration of what is 'unapproved,' (Greek: 'adokimos'). Either way, we remain part of the One Body and glorify Christ with our actions and social dramas.

    The Bible does say that we will ultimately move past this period of 'immaturity' and into a type of spiritual adulthood where the 'approved' from each of the various 'systems' will begin to see the links between each other and also how to preserve the necessary 'boundaries' set by GOD, just as we wouldn't want heart cells randomly pumping in our lungs, or lung cells trying to respire in our stomachs, but these 'differences' do not make us any less One Body serving one 'Head.'

    'Orthodoxy' developed from the recognition that homogenization was not 'unity' in the truest sense. Diversification is vital to the health and life of the Body, which is also why there are now more than 40,000 distinct 'denominations' each specializing in various important aspects of obedience to Christ. Their 'arguments' are important too, since they are helping to define the boundaries and systems of the Body as well as revealing 'impostors' within the Body. Those impostors even form a separate tradition which the Bible identifies as the 'way of Balaam,' (2 Peter 2:10-22, Jude 1:10-16).

    The secular world cannot hope to even imagine being 'One Body,' so they see nothing but useless quarreling and infighting when they look at our current immaturity. GOD sees something VERY different:

    11"And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, 12for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; 13until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ. 14As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; 15but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, 16from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love." (Ephesians 4:11-16).

  • 4 weeks ago

    Disagreement began from 787A.D. to 843 with a later split when the Eastern and Western churches broke apart, leaving the Roman Catholics (in the West) and the Orthodox (in the East). The date for that was 1054.

    The Eastern Churches identify themselves with the first seven ecumenical councils (from AD 325 to 787), referring to themselves as "The Church of the Seven Councils". The iconoclastic dispute was finally settled by a synod in 843, when Patriarch of Constantinople John Grammaticus was deposed. The ruling of the seventh council was confirmed and Orthodox churches today still celebrate the first Sunday in Lent each year as the 'feast of Orthodoxy' to commemorate the end of the iconoclastic controversy. It was later disagreement about wording for the role of the Holy Spirit in the Trinity that led to the split from Rome.

    Later on came the split from both Catholicism and Orthodoxy started by Martin Luther in 1517 with 95 points of disagreement with Catholicism. The Augsburg Confession was approved by Luther in 1530. His doctrinal Schmalkald Articles were signed by many Lutheran theologians in 1537. However, Protestants did not disagree with Catholicism on belief about the Holy Spirit. Indeed, all three branches of Christianity agree on the basic beliefs of Christianity as stated in the ancient Apostles' Creed.

    But I wonder if your question hints at the other meaning of the word 'orthodoxy'? To be orthodox in belief is to agree with that which is accepted as correct. All three branches are orthodox with regard to the basic beliefs of Christianity, but diverge on what that can mean and in how religion is to be practiced. Yet all three know that some fringe-groups are clearly unorthodox. Sadly, big groups that want all others to conform to their view of orthodoxy can come down like a ton of bricks on small groups, calling them heretics when, in fact, they do agree on the basic beliefs of Christianity. It is lack of toleration for secondary issues, or acting according to Christian conscience that accounts for many different communities showing some variations in belief and practice. But as long as they can all say 'Amen' to the Apostles' Creed, they belong to the one faith. Of note, groups like the LDSs and the JWs refuse to agree with the Apostles' Creed.

  • 4 weeks ago

    It had to do with some pope that wanted to break penises off of statutes.

  • Jeff
    Lv 4
    4 weeks ago

    LOL - disagreements between christians?

    That's about all they have left.

    THOUSANDS of different denominations.

    The whole damm christian cult is a joke.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Points for best answer

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