Confessing our True God

Our Christ thundered and continuously thunders from His Holy Gospel: “If any one of My servants, who is baptized in My name and remains faithful, confesses Me before men, if any brave athlete competes in the contest of My name and proclaims that I am the True God Who came in the flesh, Who was crucified and resurrected for the love of man, I will also confess Him before the angels of My Father, before the angels in Heaven” (cf. Luke 12:8). Blessed and fortunate is the man, the Orthodox Christian, who will confess the Divinity of our Christ before tyrants, atheists, materialists, and rationalists.

+Elder Ephraim of Arizon, Excerpt of Homily 18, The Art of Salvation