Should We Compete For Converts?
How can the Royal Path compete for converts? We have so little and the OCA has so much!
A person is brought to the Orthodox Church by God. Not by us. It is by the person's will, their determination and with God's help that any one enters the Church. There is nothing we can do to cause a person to become Orthodox. If a person is being guided by heaven, and possesses the necessary determination, there is nothing we can do or fail to do that would change their course..
Such a person is brought into the fold only through his love for God and Truth. However, somebody who is also seeking "churchy" benefits and/or protestant ideals, will naturally be drawn to the OCA. And then there is nothing we can do. Let them go.
This NEWCOMER'S PAGE on this STARTING ON THE ROYAL PATH BLOG is for us. So that we have something to give someone who might ask direction of us. Something we can give them with a clear conscience. We can't send them to the nearest OCA church with a clear conscience.