The Hotel: Why I Checked-Out of Protestantism: Part 5

by G. D. Andreano The Problem of the Canon of Scripture While most Protestants love the Bible, many do not know the origin of their own canon. Many think their Bible is an English version of what the Church has always used since the time of Christ. As I have discovered in my journey, this is simply not true. First, one must understand that not every English Bible uses the same source material. The two main options are the Greek Septuagint (3rd century BCE) and the Hebrew Masoretic Text (8th-9th century). The major difference between the two texts is that the Septuagint contains Old Testament books (known as the “Deuterocanon” among … [Read more...]

The Hotel: Why I Checked-Out of Protestantism: Part 4

by G. D. Andreano The Problem of “the Word” “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” - Jhn 1:1 I’ve read many Evangelical Protestant criticisms about Roman Catholicism (and/or any opposing Protestant denomination whatsoever), and I keep seeing the same false presuppositions within nearly all of them: 1. The Bible is the “Word of God.” 2. The Bible has intrinsic authority. 3. The Bible is self-interpretative. There are too many Christians today calling the Bible the “Word of God.” This is a problem, because it overshadows the traditional understanding of the “Logos” being Christ. The Word of … [Read more...]

A Calvinist Anglican Converts To Orthodoxy

Mark Bradshaw, with Conversations On Orthodoxy, recently interviewed me regarding my conversion to the Orthodox Christian Faith. An audio recording of the interview is available online. Here is a transcript of the interview: Mark Bradshaw: Welcome to another Conversation on Orthodoxy. Deacon Joseph Gleason: I think that when you go into an Orthodox church, and you open your eyes to see the robes, to hear the chanting, the Psalms, the incense, the prayers, the presence of God there in the midst of His people, it’s like you’re reading the book of Revelation and you’re seeing how worship happens in heaven. Mark: That was the voice of … [Read more...]

Called To Serve: Chinese Edition Now Available!

It's finally here! Called To Serve: A Basic Bible Survey For Orthodox Christians is finally available in Chinese, translated by Bede Siaw Hong Phan, in paperback workbook or as an Ebook (PDF) delivered right to your inbox. This is the only Bible survey workbook of the Holy Scriptures containing all of the books of the Orthodox Christian Bible and it is now available in the Chinese language. Purchase a Paperback copy by clicking HERE. Purchase the Ebook in PDF format by clicking HERE. For Chinese language speakers who are interested in the Biblical view and content of the Holy Scriptures, no longer will the Bible be an intimidating mass of … [Read more...]