32) A 2nd Priesthood
32) A 2nd Priesthood offering up physical sacrifices : Sacerdotalism.
(see also 144) Nicolaitanism )
"The road to hell is paved with the bones of priests and monks, and the skulls of bishops are the lampposts that light the path." St.John Chrysostom:
"The floor of hell is paved with the skulls of priests.” St. Athanasius,
1) The hidden sin of inserting the word "priest" into the bible.
The Orthodox have a clever way of performing a whitewash over the subject of how "priests" are missing from the list of bible ministries:
"And he gave some,
1) apostles; and some,
2) prophets; and some,
3) evangelists; and some,
4) pastors and
No priests, yet their religion is crawling with priests and pervading by this fake repeat sacrifice pseudo ministry. If the make their own translation of the Greek into English they have to either
a) Admit the ministry of priests is not there.
b) Start to forge it into the new testament.
So the Eastern Orthodox have a cunning get around 0 they simply insert the PROTESTANT New King James Version * into their English bible, and that way they don't start a big debate about inserting the word "priest" into the translation.
Can you imagine how ludicrous that is? Did they even have a bible in English before the new KJV? You see how totally backward they are about giving the bible to the people? It is almost 2,000 years since Jesus died and the 983 million people (nearly a billion) have no Eastern Orthodox new testament to read, just a Protestant insert!
The Eastern Orthodox love the NEW King James Bible because it has the heresy of changing Matthew 5:32 and Matthew 19:9 to allow divorce and remarriage for post marital unfaithfulness. The Catholics on the other hand get this right, as does the old KJV, and correctly interprets the Greek word porneia in context as meaning fornication. This is their way yet again of evading responsibility in teaching, being challenged, and being called into account.
BUT...... they cannot do that in other languages. What about the Eastern Orthodox Russian bible for instance? I presume they actually do write their own translation of the new testament in the Russian language? Or did they do some strange thing like inserting a Catholic new testament into it? So what option did they go for if they did actually make a translation for once?
1) No priests in it (except references to the Royal Priesthood of all believers, offering up spiritual sacrifices of praise and worship to God)
2) Insert the fake ministry and word "priests" into it?
I am unable to check this.
* note: the NKJV is not as accurate as the KJV and is a corrupted version.