I just listened to Pr. Wilson's second quick talk on Eastern Orthodoxy. You can find the talk here. Overall the talk was neither impressive, nor unimpressive. he didn't really say anything surprising. But one quote really bothered me. "A husband falling into doctrinal sin like that...and that's what it is...he's backsliding, he's falling away from the Reformed Faith." I'll grant that Orthodoxy isn't the Church. Sure. But this quote cannot be correct. First, if someone left Trinity for an E-Free church, I would say there are serious problems with the decision, but it is a complicated issue, and in some ways they are going right, in some, wrong. If they leave hostilely, that is a problem, but in leaving itself cannot be described simply as backsliding. Reducing a conversion to Orthodoxy to backsliding simply, makes light of what is a hard complicated decision, and likewise of the one who makes the decision. And, more seriously, it makes the Orthodox semi Christians. Do they deny God the Father maker of Heaven and Earth? Do they deny Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord? Do they deny the Holy Spirit? Do they refuse to acknowledge one Baptism for the Remission of Sins? Do they rupture from the Historic Church, thus denying the Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church? In no, they are Christians.
But far more serious than this: What is this "Reformed Faith"? Reformed Doctrine is good. I am a member of a Reformed Church. Reformed Churches are good. But what is the Reformed Faith? "One Lord, One Reformed Faith, One Baptism"? No. The Reformed Faith was created in Hell. The Reformed Faith be damned. One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism. The Orthodox worship Jesus Christ, the Orthodox are baptized in His name. They are not of a different faith.