If the assumption of Mary is a Papal accretion then why do Armenian Orthodox, who split in 450 or so, also believe in it?
Because it's an accretion that's not necessarily papal
>>15631074Do Armenian Orthodox hold that belief in it is necessary for salvation?
>>15631162No idea, but they have a festival celebrating it.
>>15631074Why do apologists like him dismiss evangelicalism/pentacostalism/nu-protestantism so easily when it's a bigger threat to his version of "traditional protestantism" than the catholic church will ever be? Is it simply that he's obsessed with the RCC?
>>15631480Ortlund is an evangelical
>>15631480I thought he was evangelical?
>>15631490>>15631509He's a Calvinist. Hardly representative of Evangelicals.
>>15631480The claims of Catholicism are more fundamentally opposed to what he believes to be the most important aspects of the faith than the claims of folk protestantism. Catholicism also has better arguments, so he tackles them head on.
Most Orthodox, Eastern and Oriental, believe in the assumption of Mary. The reason for this is that we know where Mary was laid to rest, and the tomb is empty. The Church has a long tradition of taking care of its dead and preserving relics. If the mother of God was still on Earth, then her relics would have been preserved.
>>15632540We do not, and the assumption tradition is mixed on whether she even died. Moreover easterners will generally not raise it to the level of salvation/damnation.
>>15631978Yea I think he just sees the RCC's exclusivist one-true-church view as less universal, which he values
>>15631554>a man who taught the gospel so poorly that he led several members of his congregation to commit suicide out of despair.
>>15632540>The Church has a long tradition of taking care of its dead and preserving relics. If the mother of God was still on Earth, then her relics would have been preserved.*forgets the location of Jesus tomb for 300 years until Constantine's people makes one up*