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Question 181

I heard that if a Greek orthodox marries a Muslim the oil they were baptized with leaves them forever and they will be rejected from heaven  

 

Answer to Question 181

 

 The oil used at baptism was washed off on the third day when the baby was given a bath, but I suppose what they are trying to say is that they lose the grace of baptism and will no longer be recognized as a Christian and so will go to hell. It's amazing how many people think they are God and know his judgement. But why only Muslims, why not say that whoever marries a non Orthodox will be rejected from heaven? According to the strict interpretation of the Church's canons not even Catholics or Anglicans have been baptized so they are in the same category as Muslims. People who say these things should look to make sure they themselves are not rejected from heaven and leave judgement to God.

 

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Amen, thank you, my argument was we are all Gods children and nobody knows what God does

 

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You might also like to know what St. Paul says on the subject although he is not referring to Muslims, but to the pagan unbelievers of his time: " And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him. For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy. (1 Corinthians 7: 13-14)