As a Protestant for 38 years I had a false notion regarding the early church praying to the saints. I was assuming because people believed saints would have to be God in order to hear everyones prayers. Did I get that wrong. Comments.
We see the Roman Western Catholic Church evolving over time. New doctrines such as Papal Supremecy and infallibility, Indulgences, the term 'transubstantiation', and the Immaculate Coocenption have been created over the years. Comments?
No where in the Scriptures does one find the term 'Scripture Alone'. This was made popular by the Protestant Reformationist, Martin Luther. Yes, Scripture is profitable but 'profitable' does not mean 'only'. We find many Holy Traditions in the Scriptures along with Scripture references to follow the traditions of the apostles.
I am a former Protestant who stepped into the Eastern Orthodox Church for the first time on Sunday, January 27, 2008. I was baptized/chrismated on Sunday, March 9, 2008 into the Orthodox Church. By God's grace, my journey arrived safely into the arms of The Church.