Orthodox Talks – No. 6
Orthodox Talks in English - No. 6: Can Ignorance be an Excuse at the Last Judgement?
e live in a time when a great deal of information is available through television, the radio, various publications, and the Internet. Many people do indeed use these sources of information in their everyday life. It would seem that there should be no excuse for ignorance in this world of information overload. In spiritual matters, however, there is in fact so much ignorance that many souls are being damaged and are in danger of being lost.
Are the hierarchy and clergy responsible for this spiritual ignorance? If so, do Christians have a responsibility to seek out the truth for themselves? Due to the popularity of the Internet and the availability of a large variety of Orthodox books in many languages, it is now easier than ever to find answers to one's spiritual questions and problems. Exposure to secular information alone, however, can be catastrophic to Christians both in this life and in the life to come.
This talk covers some very important topics, which many Orthodox Christians are ignorant of, such as: communication with the dead; mediums; living a Christian life in the world; mind-reading; psychics; fortune tellers; exorcisms; blasphemy; prophecies; science fiction; fantasy; what is the danger of separating one's spiritual life from one's daily life? lunatics; horoscopes; can the devil be forgiven? how can God be both Love and Judge? an Orthodox priest confesses the "virtues" of E.T.; the light of Orthodoxy in our everyday lives; can being curious about other people's lives be beneficial? and more.
Talk Duration: 99 minutes
With the blessing of His Eminence Hilarion
Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York
First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
The content of this talk does not necessarily
reflect the official position of ROCOR.