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Who is a ‘Good Christian?’ (Fr. Andreas Agathokleous)

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The view of many people regarding ‘good Christians’ conflicts with that of the Gospel and Holy Fathers and Mothers, that is, the Church. If ‘good Christians’ are those who apply the Ten Commandments or, at least, some moral list of what to do and what to avoid, it’s clear that the Church has a different opinion. Christians are in the world not for themselves, but for other people. By the whole of their life they’re called upon ‘to make Christ known to the world and to bring the world to Christ’ (Saint Cyril of Jerusalem). In his analysis of this subject, Saint John Chrysostom says that ‘there is nobody more heartless than a Christian who doesn’t save others’, in other words ...

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