No, Christianity would survive without Europe. The Lord said Himself, if nobody spoke up, even the rocks would cry out. But He did also say that there would be among His people members of every tongue, every tribe, every nation.neither Europe nor Christianity will survive.
The idea of Europe was first conceived in the eastern half of the late Roman Empire. Initially, the term was used merely to denote a difference. Dio Cassius observed in AD 199 that there was a sharp distinction between the "Europeans", the Roman troops from the West, and the "Syrians", the Orientals, in C. Septimus Severus' army.
While I agree that Christianity’s future is in the global south, the idea that Oriental Orthodox would come under Rome is mistaken.The future of Christianity is in the global south. This is pretty established by virtually every religious scholar and demographer. The chances of Europe returning to Christianity are slim to none, barring some future collapse and regeneration of traditional values. Won’t happen in our lifetimes.
The reunification of Catholic and Orthodox would thus probably start with Oriental Orthodoxy rejoining Catholicism. I could see it happening under an African (Ethiopian especially) or Middle Eastern pope.
I agree with you, but then the question becomes: which Church did Jesus found?The answer is Jesus Christ.
Seriously. We can get together and disagree on the details but our understanding is finite and we should recognize that fact more often.
If you declare with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
I agree with you, but then the question becomes: which Church did Jesus found?
Even the Arians and Mormons agree that Jesus is Lord. However, look at Matthew 7:21:
“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.”
Arians and Mormons are not Christians. Your response makes it seem as though this doesn't matter.Either way whether you consider Arians and Mormons as Christians or not doesn't affect Romans 10:9. It is the most fundamental part of the bond that unites us as brothers in Christ and as the church.
How do you define Protestant/what type of Protestant are you? I would answer this a lot differently based on whether you're high or low church.Can you direct me to the biblical verses for why you believe this?
Yeah this is a good answer. Day 1 at Pentecost there were bishops and they went on to perform sacraments and ordain new bishops. Low Church Protestants have to explain how that Church disappeared or how they are somehow the valid continuation of it.This is the wrong question. The Bible as we know it didn't exist when the Church was founded at Pentecost.