“The Christian Church was united for the first 1,000 years of its history, but the Pope’s 1054 declaration that he commanded all Christian churches, broke that unity.”
With these words, James Perloff opened his talk with the Two Mikes. The major result of the Pope’s decision was that the Christian Church in eastern Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and Turkey went its own way and practiced a Christianity much more in accord with scripture and the words of God and Jesus. To this day, the Eastern Orthodox Church continues to follow this tradition of a “rigorous obedience to Christ” and a life lead by believers as a campaign to “defeat the self.”
Mr. Perloff says that the steadfastness of the Easrtern Church has taught Satan “to know who his worst enemy is.” In his new book — Missing Saints, Missing Miracles — Mr. \
Perloff found that the Western Church has mostly ignored Orthodox Christianity and so have missed out on the writings and archives that the latter’s adherents and clerics have left for history. In that material, Mr. Perloff explains that he found solid evidence that Western Christian church leaders and believers are wrong when they argue that miracles no longer occur.
Indeed, the records of the Orthodox Church are replete with stories of miracles, some of them carried out by human beings. This, he said, was as Jesus said it would be. Pointing to his own miracles Jesus assured his followers that they themselves would carry out such miracles as his so long as they were completely devoted and obedient to Christ and his father, an attitude that is shown by a willingness to give away possession to the poor and to find occasions to pray and meditate on scripture in seclusion. Our discussion with Mr.
Perloff went on for over an hour, and it may lend itself to listening in several sessions. In the latter part of the interview, Mr. Perloff had much to say about America’s current dire problems, and that they may not be overcome without divine intervention, which is well worth hearing.
Mr. Perloff’s new book — and many of his other books — are available at Amazon. His website is https://www.James Perloff.net