The influence of modern Evangelical Protestantism in the lives of many Orthodox, and even in some congregations, is a feature of 21st century Orthodox development which is often criticised. Many of those who find greater value in Evangelical practices and spirituality rather than in the Orthodox Tradition do not have an adequate appreciation of either Protestantism or Orthodoxy. As a convert to Orthodoxy from Evangelical Protestantism, Father Peter Farrington is ideally placed to be able to question the fascination among some Orthodox with heterodox Christianity.
Born Protestant, Became Orthodox
The sincerity and truthfulness of a seeker of truth is reverberating in this sermon.
Listen to the experiences of a seeker of truth, with all the humanly possible sincerity and hard search.
And it turns out to be high quality literature too.
Are not the words of the Lord God coming true in this homily, “You shall know the truth and the truth will set you free?”
Whatever or whoever you are, this sermon will open your eyes a little more to experience the uniqueness of Christianity as the sole source of liberation to freedom and truth.
Fr. Peter says, “It is very easy to be a busy person as an evangelical protestant. It is very easy to move from the latest spiritual idea to the next. But there is not a depth to the spirituality in evangelicalism. I say this as a person who was committed to becoming the best Christian possible while an evangelical. I have participated in thousands of evangelical meetings and services and experienced many different styles of worship”.
It would be very easy dear brother / sister to confirm for yourself that we can have liberation in this Christian life of ours, if we listen and ponder over this beautiful podcast by Fr. Peter.