Who We Are

Vestiges of Christianity is a news blog maintained under the direction of Bishop Bryan D. Ouellette, Ph.D., SOSM. Our goal is to reconcile ancient Christian theology with contemporary orthodox Christian practices and understandings. Our praxis carries with it a strong eastern liturgical focus while maintaining a freedom of spirituality that is true to ancient Christian ideology. We welcome anyone who desires to discover gnosis through the expression of early Christianity. We use the word "gnosis" with the intention to reflect its original meaning of soteriological knowledge, mystical wisdom and spiritual realization. While we encourage a working philosophical comprehension of Classical Gnosticism from antiquity, we are not a Gnostic or reconstructionist church. Our theology is orthodox, our approach, furthermore, is mystically liberating.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Do Angels Have Free Will?

After having discovered that some Roman Catholic institutions are teaching that angels are without free will and by request from the audience, Bishop Bryan sheds light on the subject of angels. What is an angel exactly? Do they share our ability to make decisions or are they bound so closely to the Will of God that they are without freedom? On this episode of Vestiges of Christianity, we will not only discuss what the conventional theology teaches us about this subject, but we will also take it further into a metaphysical explanation for what angels are in truth and in nature.