“Soviet history shows us how many people of different faiths have been persecuted for spreading the Word of God. This law brings us back to a shameful past,” wrote Sergei Ryakhovsky, head of the Protestant Churches of Russia, to President Vladimir Putin, expressing his deep concern for the “anti-terrorism law” that was just this week approved by the Russian President.
So many people around the globe, from human rights advocates to religious leaders, protested this move by the Kremlin, which makes it against the law for Christians to share their faith online, in their homes and anywhere that is not a sanctioned and recognized church.
The new law was proposed by lawmaker, Irina Yarovaya, of the United Russia party. It targets all religious groups that are not of the Russian Orthodox church. Any evangelistic activities that are outside the confines of the Orthodox Church members is considered missionary work and therefore now will be a violation of Russian law. If that is how missionary work is interpreted by the Moscow Patriarchate then “The Orthodox Church can go after ethnic Russians but that no other church will be allowed to,” Frank Goble, an expert on religious and ethnic issues in the region believes.
Because the Russian Orthodox church is “part of the bulwark of the Russian nationalism” which has been stirred up by President Putin, anything that will “undermine” this bulwark, even if it is evangelical Protestant missionaries, will be seen as a threat.
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And that is what Putin is trying to do. its a shame he has to throw out the baby with the bathwater but without the backing of the Orthodox Church he won’t succeed here. Without a strongman at the helm, Russia will not survive. Russia dosen’t do democracy. The fact is, Russian society is not ready for freedom and the kinds of things the West is used to, they are only 60 years away from Stalin and until you instil in a society a way to control THEMSELVES, they will need external control. Why do you think liberals push promiscuity, perversion and encourage lawlessness? The less control people have over their own behavior, the more external control is justified. With a re-surgeance of Christian values and morals and societal strictures, hopefully the up and coming generation will be less addicted to alcohol, more work-oriented, have more pride and self esteem.
Chuck Sanders you are so full of it. Stop spreading manure. What in Trump’s background makes you think he dosen’t want freedom? Obumba and Killary-who put down Christians every time they turn around-THEY are the ones to fear! Who was it said….’you angry people, with your guns and your Bibles…’ well thanks to Mr. Trump I am going to keep BOTH. Libtard.
Josie Tyner I don’t believe the baby has to go out with the bathwater in Russia, but maybe so?
The way he praises dictators both living and dead. I think he is an opportunist con-man, and now a want to be dictator himself. I have plenty of guns and Bibles.
Well..maybe so…Sure does follow inline With The Gobalism and One World Order. Once We remove God from our Life. It’d pretty much over !
That is so wrong. Is he afraid?
There will be no persecution.
In Western World, to be Christian – Orthodox only means to be isolated as a mad person and possible terrorist – this is the culture of re;igious persecution; cannot dislpay the Cross, cannot wear barb without being assimilated to possible terrorist.
The Orthodox sites are under permanent surveillance…
All the culture is directed toward hedonistic life and the spirituality is now covered hinduism /yoga “friendly” and devoted.
Don’t tell me that Papacy and its Sects are part of the Christianity – they left the True Faith one thousand year ago and invented a theocracy and derived philosophies without The LOrd, against The Lord by stealing ideas, dresiing, symbols and simulating some rituals – all are part of idolatry, the pray to the human and to the matter and not to the Lord.
They say about Wurmbrand – he was saved not to die in prison by a orthodox romanian who died by giving him the medication…
Why did not Wurmbrand give him his portion to help him survive?
… because the Orthodox was Christian and the sectarian was not… and he could testify how generous is a real Christian, not the joy to survive and talk…
All the sects and Papacy are struggling to change people’s mnd, in order to leave the Christian faith, to be dirty as them by changing the Teaching and the Tradition.
This is the reason why these heretics and pagans want to enjoy “the freedom of conscience”…
They do not work to help, to improve, to adjust their infamies and perversions but to destroy the true beliefs.
This is the real face of the “freedom of conscience” coming from outside Orthodox world.
The non-Christian propmotors do not believe in the eternal heavenly life, they wnt you to build your “heaven” in the biological life and are tempting people with hidden traps taught by many slaves of the demons like the Popes, Luther, Methodius, Hus, Copernic, Bruno, Galileus, Darwin, Nietzsche, Jung, … Buddha, all “Lama”-s, Krishna (and all Sri and… “-ananda”-s, Mohammad, shamans and [too] many liars.
If you want “freedom” – leave Satan and change your life according to the Ortodox Christianity – only way to avoid the Hell.