Frank Turk a while back offered that:
so it should be no surprise when I say it here that I am sure there are Catholics who are saved, and likewise for the occasional Eastern Orthodox
which apparently still has my dander up ... as an Orthodox convert (from an American Protestant church) because this clearly implies that we are at the bottom of some relative estimation of ecclesiastical correctness in Mr Turk’s estimation ... and furthermore other comments on that post indicate Mr Turk has little or no actual contact and knowledge of Orthodoxy. So with that in mind, here is a recent quote from the OCA Metropolitan for him to chew on.
“This process of becoming Orthodox is not something that you can do just after 6 months of catechesis and a little bit of chrism on your forehead. It’s a life-long process, because it’s being transformed into Christ. And if we can keep our focus that coming into the Orthodox Church is not about joining a new organization; it’s not joining ‘the right church’; it’s not ‘joining the historical church or the apostolic church’; or it’s not ‘joining the right church instead the wrong church that I was in.’
“But rather, it’s an entrance deeper and deeper into the mystery of Christ. Then I think we’re on the right track. Because otherwise all we’re doing is getting stuck in our heads and caught up in judgment and condemnation. In other words, we’re just stuck in our passions and we might as well have not converted anyway, because we still haven’t left the world behind.
“Our task is to incarnate that life in Christ that is not of this world. We have to be in the world, but not of it.”
- Metropolitan JONAH, “Baptizing the Culture”
Mr Turk has judged Orthodoxy and found it wanting, yet did not actually come up with any reasons or measure by which he did so. I offer this quote ... you may find links to the talk from which this was garnered here.
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