Sunday, March 6, 2016

EUTHYMIOS VALDEZ - PROTESTANT RENOVATIONIST


            EUTHYMIOS THE GREAT
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LAST WEEK I CHECKED OUT EUTHYMIOS VALDEZ'S YOU TUBE SLANDER CHANNEL. HE HAD POSTED ANOTHER ONE OF HIS "OH POOR, POOR ME - WHINING AND MOANING" VIDEO'S ENTITLED "I'VE BEEN ATTACKED BY A GOC LAYMAN !".
IT SEEMS SOMEONE HAD EMAILED AND REBUKED HIM FOR ALL HIS CONSISTENTLY OUTLANDISH AND SLANDEROUS ACCUSATIONS WHICH ATTACKED VARIOUS GOC PRIESTS AND BISHOPS WHO HE FELT SLIGHTED HIM IN SOME WAY, AS WELL AS TRADITIONAL ORTHODOX TEACHINGS, PRACTICES AND CHURCH HISTORY AMONG OTHER SUBJECTS.


HIS POSTING OF HIS "VIDEO" ALSO INCLUDED THE LETTER OF REBUKE BY THE LAYMAN IN IT'S WRITTEN DESCRIPTION. IT WAS ONLY UP FOR ABOUT A DAY  BEFORE HE DELETED IT. NO DOUBT HE HAD PUT IT TOGETHER ON THE FLY IN A HISSY FIT OF RAGE, THEN THOUGHT BETTER OF LEAVING IT UP AFTER HIS PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATIONS KICKED IN. UNFORTUNATELY I NEGLECTED TO DOWNLOAD IT BEFORE IT WAS REMOVED.

 A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO, AS TRUE TO FORM, HE POSTED ANOTHER IMPIOUS VIDEO OF HIS ENTITLED :
 "WHY IS CONSTANTINE A SAINT?"*  
WHICH ATTACKS SAINT CONSTANTINE THE GREAT SAINTHOOD. HE ALSO HAD ATTACKED SAINT JEROME'S AS WELL AS ANOTHER SAINT IN THE WRITTEN INTRODUCTION OF THE VIDEO. THIS TIME HOWEVER THE VIDEO WAS DOWNLOADED BEFORE HE DELETED IT THE NEXT DAY.

 *EUTHYMIOS APPARENTLY VISITED THIS BLOG THIS MORNING 3/6/16 , READ THIS POST, AND IN HIS PATENTED TWISTED LOGIC DECIDED THE BEST THING TO DO FOR DAMAGE CONTROL IS TO PUT THIS STUPID PROTESTANT INSPIRED VIDEO BACK UP. I GUESS TO SOMEHOW MAKE ME LOOK LIKE I'M LYING ABOUT HIM TAKING IT DOWN.HE CLAIMS TO MAKE CORRECTIONS AND ALSO GIVES 8 REASONS WHY SOMEONE WOULD CRITICIZE HIS LOGIC.
  NICE WORK EUTHYMIOS! COULD YOU RE-POST THE ONE ABOUT YOU BEING "ATTACKED" BY THE GOC LAYMAN WHO HAD REBUKED YOU LAST WEEK NOW? I WOULD RATE THAT "VERY NICE WORK" IF YOU WOULD DO SO.


HERE IS THE VIDEO, FOLLOWED BY A WELL DESERVED  REBUKE OF IT AND HIM BY ROCA READER DANIEL EVERISS ...





 Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2016
 Subject: Wisdom from the Great Euthymios Valdez by Reader Daniel Everiss

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Maybe St. Constantine the Great has appeared to Euthymios, and threatened him with his sword?
 
Note: I only respond to this gobbledygook mishmash,  as an Orthodox friend sent it to me, as otherwise, I seldom care to view anything from this unbalanced fellow....who yet, seems to have a following on the internet, even among many who seem to see themselves as Orthodox Christians.(!)
 

Thank God! we finally hear the full story!...(or is it?)-
And who are all the non-Orthodox writers/scholars  [ yes I well know some of their names],  he quotes to support his anti-Orthodox views?...why should we swallow their biased, and Protestant slanted views of early church history, or of our doctrines or of our worship, or of anything about our Church?? They and Euthymios are outside of our Orthodox Church.
Too bad that all of our long and complicated Orthodox Christian Church history cannot be neatly fit into the narrow slots of what Mr. Euthymios Valdez, an unbalanced mental patient,  can understand or approve of...or of his selected canons, that he understands and blesses? [ he also claiming to be an expert in our canons!].
He knows more than, he thinks,  the Holy Fathers and more than the Ecumenical Councils?. .or all of our Sacred Tradition?
Yet, he never descends from his internet bully pulpit, in his self-anointed position of being: THE spokesman for genuine Orthodoxy, [ his ignorant half-baked version that is], ..or rather, in attacking our church, which is HISTORIC CHRISTIANITY, ....to accomplish what?...i.e. to remake it into his own image? That is the typical Protestant and RENOVATIONIST IMPIOUS mindset. He is still the mixed-up ignorant Protestant of his youth-he never really converted to basic Orthodoxy.  He truly seems to have little or no idea, what  historic Orthodox Christianity was or is all about. So, how is he Orthodox?...even among his supposed fellow, worldly-Orthodox, whom he proudly claims, now, that he is part of. YUCK!!!
Apparently, according to his own words, [ again, a typical Protestant view of early church history],  he would prefer that the Christian Church were still persecuted by the Roman imperial secular authorities, and have never been adopted, by the Roman Emperor, St. Constantine the Great-Equal-to-the-Apostles,  as the religion of the Roman Empire?
How enlightened!???...or is it?
Rd. Daniel in Oregon
P.S. When can we expect a full exposure of all that is wrong, with JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF, from Euthymios?




3 comments:

  1. What is the real Orthodox understanding of those early persecuted times, and of the faith, finally! being non-persecuted, etc? Yes, with the sudden huge human influx, after Emperor Constantine's Edict, into the Church life of countless former pagans, who still naturally were attached to many pagan ideas and ingrained social practices, the local especially urban church life did at first suffer, which is why many Church councils had to be called, and there they enacted many legal rulings against these abuses, called, THE CANONS. But that era gave rise to the birth of the monastic/ascetic life in the church, an opposition movement to that pagan influence. The main historical point to remember, to our Orthodox mind, is that: no matter what the obstacles or new human problems in spreading or practicing the Christian Faith, the body of the faithful, the Earthly Church, remained THE Holy CHURCH OF CHRIST and it triumphed regardless, and it CARRIED ON! And, so too, we see no contradiction in our Orthodox uses of the honorary terms for various saints, of: 'Great', or 'Equal-to-the-Apostles', etc. Also, why does Valdez, or many others today, as he is not alone in his historical ignorance, seem to believe that all saints, who anyway abide in Heaven and are there, in the celestial realms, at varied levels or hierarchies, varied proximities to God's Throne, -some who in this life, were more perfect and others less, YET they all have been admitted into Heaven, and reside among the saints, the SANCTIFIED-by God's Grace, that all of them, must fit into one mold in the particulars of their previous earthly existences?
    Again, how ignorant of human differences, Orthodox doctrine, Patristics, the Bible, and just how silly such views are.
    Further, it is a pagan notion about our saints, that our saints have been or are, PERFECT. Only God is perfect! ONLY GOD! Yes, we are all, 'called to be saints', that is true, but only some have attainted to that high status, and yet every one of them have had flaws in this life. The virtues of any saint, are but a lesser REFLECTION, a more limited DEGREE of God's all-perfect virtue. It is what theosis or, 'becoming Christ-like' is all about, which is the central aim and goal of the Christian Life, as our Orthodox Church teaches. The central point of Emperor Constantine's life: GOD, THROUGH HIM, and on God's timetable, stopped the persecution of the Gospel and enabled the Christian Church to prosper and flourish. For that, we call him: Great and Equal-to-the-Apostles, and indeed a Saint. The Holy Orthodox Catholic and Apostolic Church has proclaimed him a saint, so how can anyone claim otherwise?, especially as a heretical sectarian Protestant, as is Mr. Valdez, who pretends to be an Orthodox Christian? Who taught him his version of Orthodoxy?
    Does Valdez imagine that St. Constantine must be a duplicate image of Valdez?, I suspect, who is the only 'saint' which Mr.Valdez believes in or admires. God help him and us all!

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  2. Thanks for your additional comments on this subject Reader Daniel

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  3. The comment above was made by ROCA Reader Daniel Everiss

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