Sorry but I'm not really buying what you are saying here:
We accept all christians as our brothers and sisters and offer unity through communion to all who desire communion with us.
Sorry, I think this is too simple. Mormons and JWs consider themselves Christians too. Cults do too. Do we accept them as
Christians and desire fellowship with them? A more accurate statement would be to say that we accept you if you accept us.
This is better, but it makes your definition of acceptable faith not based in theology but on what the other guy says about you.
We do not consider ourselves better than any other denomination
Sorry, but some Methodist (Wesley?) must be spinning in their grave. It's a humble thing to say, but it presents some big problems.
If my church is no better than your church, why doesn't your church just join mine? Really, if we believe in Christian unity (John 17),
why would we perpetuate a division that has no purpose? If this is true, then you should at least in talks with other denominations about
forming a coalition. But, more likely, there is a difference in belief with your church and the others. This is why you exist, and if this is true,
then your statement above is not true.
but instead consider all other christians as equal in Christ.
As I said above, this is too simple. Fortunately, the historical church dealt with most every theological issue (of its time) and declare what
we must (and even not must) believe. Yet Protestants can't seem to agree what is and is not important, and have no mechanism to do so.
You are welcome to this forum and also welcome to any Methodist church as equals and partners. Peace. John
You are certainly welcome in my church as well, as we are both on a pathway of knowing God. But, sorry, we have some theological differences
and your church is not the one that Jesus Christ declared he would protect (Matt 16:18). I would be lying if I were to say your church is
an equal of mine. Now, you may be better than I and may be closer to God. That only God knows, but I'm not going say that the church (Orthodox)
declared by Jesus Christ is no better than your (or other) churches. Otherwise, I would belong to one of those churches.
I have to say though, we have a lot of theological opinions in common, more than most Protestant denominations.
Blessings to you.