WWUTT: What the Orthodox Church Believes? (Eastern Orthodox, Russian, Greek, etc.)

In 1054, there was a split between the Latin-speaking Church of the West and the Greek-speaking Churches of the East. This split became known as “The Great Schism”, in which the Pope of Rome in the Patriarch of Constantinople excommunicated each other. To this day, the division remains between the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church.Like Roman Catholicism, the Eastern Orthodox claims to be “the true Church”, tracing its origin through an unbroken line of apostolic success … [Read more...]

WWUTT: Easter is a Pagan Holiday?

Is Easter a pagan holiday?No. It's a Christian holiday, also called Resurrection Sunday, celebrating the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ from the grave three days after His crucifixion. So, it's very much NOT a pagan holiday.Right… but doesn't it replace a pagan holiday?No. Easter celebrations in the early Church, as early as the second century, were associated with Passover since that was the season in which Jesus was crucified and risen. In 325 AD, the Council of Nicea d … [Read more...]

WWUTT: Christian Dieting? (The Daniel Plan, Daniel Fast, etc.)

Among the dieting fads, there's a market for Christian diets, and the names are as cliché as “Testamints”. There's the Maker’s Diet, the Hallelujah Diet, the Eden diet, Take Back Your Temple, Weight Loss God's Way, Bod for God (yeah, seriously!)It doesn't look like anyone's tried a “John the Baptist diet” featuring locusts and honey yet.The most popular are the Daniel diets: first the Daniel Plan, co-written by Rick Warren… and it's what we've come to expect from Rick - out of context Bib … [Read more...]

WWUTT: Submit to the Governing Authorities?

The Apostle Paul said:Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God’s servant for your good… … [Read more...]

WWUTT: The Bible Says to be Thankful for the President?

1 Timothy 2 begins: First of all then I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. (1 Timothy 2:1-2) Hang-on now! prayers and thanksgiving for kings and all who are in high positions?? So, Presidents, Prime Ministers, Dictators, Governors, Chiefs of State, Cabinet Members, Congress…we’re supposed to pray for them and thank God … [Read more...]

WWUTT: Do Not Conform to this World? (Romans 12:2)

Romans 12:2 says, Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Many Bible websites and apps have said this is one of the most looked up Bible verses on the web. The way it usually gets interpreted is like this: Don't be like anyone else or who the world wants you to be. Be who God made you to be!That's all well and good; but when this verse is taken by … [Read more...]