CovenantInBlood said:

You said,

You have offered very little in way of scripture and nothing for exegesis. All you have done is stand on your soapbox and parrot Rome. Now, please drop the personal attacks.

You may have Sojourner confused with OrthodoxCatholic. Sojourner has admitted no loyalty to Rome.

As a Lutheran Protestant, I give thanks that God raised up the Orthodox Church as a bulwark against the expansion of the Papacy. However, by denying justification by faith alone, the Orthodox Church shares the chief error of the Papacy. Perhaps sojourner could explain how this has occurred despite the unanimous testimony of the early fathers:

"Similarly we also, who by His will have been called in Christ Jesus, are not justified by ourselves, or our own wisdom or understanding or godliness, nor by such deeds as we have done in holiness of heart, but by that faith through which Almighty God has justified all men since the beginning of time. Glory be to Him, forever and ever, Amen." - St. Clement of Rome (Letter to the Corinthians, par. 32)

"Human beings can be saved from the ancient serpent in no other way than by believing in him who, when he was raised up from the earth on the tree of martyrdom in the likeness of sinful flesh, drew all things to himself and gave life to the dead." - Irenaeus (Against the Heresies, IV, 2, 7).

"Indeed, this is the perfect and complete glorification of God, when one does not exult in his own righteousness, but recognizing oneself as lacking true righteousness to be justified by faith alone in Christ." - St. Basil the Great (Homily on Humility, PG 31.532; TFoTC vol. 9, p. 479)

"They said that he who adhered to faith alone was cursed; but he, Paul, shows that he who adhered to faith alone is blessed." - St. John Chrysostom (First Corinthians, Homily 20, PG 61.164)

"For you believe the faith; why then do you add other things, as if faith were not sufficient to justify? You make yourselves captive, and you subject yourself to the law." - St. John Chrysostom (Epistle to Titus, Homily 3, PG 62.651)