On Corrective Baptism

Another excellent post from our friend, Fr. John Whiteford in his ‘Stump the Priest’ series. Question: “I am/was a Baptist convert to Orthodoxy, and though it’s been many years (about 20) that I was accepted into Orthodoxy through Chrismation, I have read things in the Rudder, and Canons which state that this was an anathema […]

Can the Dead Repent?

by Fr. John Whiteford Question: “If someone dies without repentance, is it possible for such a person to repent after death?” Scripture, as explained by the Fathers of the Church, states that this is not possible. Psalm 6:5 says: “For in death there is none that is mindful of Thee, and in hades who will […]

Is the Veneration of the Cross Idolatry?

by Fr. John Whiteford Another grand slam from the Bible – from Fr. John’s “Stump the Priest” column Question: How would you answer a Protestant who considered our veneration of the Cross (bowing down before it and kissing it) to be idolatry? First we should consider whether or not bowing down before something or kissing […]

What About Slavery In The Bible?

by Fr. John Whiteford Question: “I often hear the argument that the Bible approved of slavery and that either this means that the Bible should be dismissed as having any validity, or that things evolve over time, and so just as we no longer allow slavery, perhaps we should change our views on homosexuality. How […]