Those who seek to twist and corrupt the words, the life, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ to fit in with their own prejudices and worldly desires, have turned the word "orthodoxy" into something it most definitely is not. They have made it into a list of demands. But orthodoxy does not contain any rules and regulations. It is not a book of law. It is, instead, a library of words solely concerned with the nature of the divine, the actions of the divine within creation and the relationship between the divine and that which it has created.

Therefore, orthodoxy gives us freedom. It does not bind us with the Law. Through it we are given the information that we need to decide for ourselves how to live our lives. Orthodoxy talks of things that extend beyond our comprehension and imagination but it is also very straightforward. It is more difficult to misunderstand it than to accept its simple message. It is more difficult to to render it ambiguous than to accept it on face value. That is why those who would mould orthodoxy from that which it is to that which they want it to be write so many words about it, whilst those who accept orthodoxy in its purity write so many words about what their belief in it impels them to do.

Above all, orthodoxy is a promise.



    • Thanks for the compliment, Muthah+. I shall now go and lie down for a while whilst I recover from a fainting fit I just experienced 🙂

  1. You don’t have an orthodoxy, Adrian. But if you did, it would be perfectly valid and real according to quantum hermeneutics.

  2. it is interesting to see exactly what the Nicene Creed actually speaks on. there’s no mention of a doctrine of the atonement, no discussion on the inerrancy of the scriptures, and i think the list could go on quite a bit. fascinatingly enough its the bits left out that conservatives tend to play on, isn’t it?