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Should Orthodox people prepare in the face of the impending danger?

How many times have you heard your local priest, bishop or any of their blind followers say about you or someone you know: “don’t listen to him, he is an extremist, he bought land to prepare for the end of the world”? Or have you heard an Orthodox priest or bishop say to your spouse: “don’t listen to your husband, he needs to see a doctor.”?

Instead of teaching you the true obedience to Christ and the Church, they seem to rebel you against Him and God’ established laws. Why?

We would like to leave that question open for now. Rather, let us examine what the wisdom of God has to say and compare it to the “wisdom” of these earthly bound so called “servants of God”.

Let us start by quoting from Psalm 59:

“Thou hast given a sign to them that fear Thee, that they may flee from before the bow.”

Here we have God’s wisdom say: the wise man, seeing the danger coming, flee.

And again, in Proverbs 22:3 we can read:

“A prudent man foresees the evil, and hides himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.”

Ask yourselves for a moment, which category do these clergy want you to be in, and why?

In Genesis chapter 41, Pharao is presented as having a vision of seven fat cows grazing on lush pasture, followed by a vision of seven scrawny and very ugly and lean cows, which wise Joseph interpreted as seven years of abundance followed by seven years of famine. Pharao listening to Joseph’s wisdom, put him in charge of the kingdom’s preparation efforts to ensure the seven years of famine can be survived through, and during the good seven years people stored their goods in preparation for the bad seven years.

Why are today’s clergy, seeing the danger that everyone can see, keeping silent? What sort of wisdom do they follow?

The Three Magi, being forewarned of the evil intentions of King Herrod, went another way. WENT ANOTHER WAY! They listened to the wisdom of God and avoided danger.

But what better example could we give other than that of Wise Joseph who listened to the wisdom of God and took the Holy Mother of God and little Jesus and fled to Egipt. Why? Jesus being God incarnate could not have done something to put all those evil doers to rest? Why did they choose to flee instead?

Looking upon the scriptures for an answer, the wisdom of God tells us that we need to flee. So who are these people who tell you otherwise? Who do they serve, what sort of wisdom do they promote, and why are they telling us to stay?

Isn’t that like, seeing the danger and not fleeing, we would be tempting God, just as Christ was tempted when the devil encouraged Him to jump off the high mountain for His angels would not let Him fall and get hurt?

Are they not saying the same thing “stay for God shall not let you get hurt”? Or is it not even worse, when they even tell you, “stay, there is no danger”?

On the contrary, seeing the danger, man has to be wise and prepare with whatever he can, in good spirit, and know that for what is beyound his capabilities, God shall provide. The spirit of defiance is not from God! Saying ” i shall do nothing for God shall save me” is not wisdom, but temptation.

Holy Fathers like St Paisios of Mount Athos, Blessed Iustin Parvu of Romania, and many others, always advised people to buy a piece of land where they can grow some vegetables and have a goat or a cow, and they shall be able to pass through the dificult times ahead, with God’s help. Is this the spirit our current clergy are in, or are they in a different spirit to that of the Holy Fathers?

God always warns His people and gives them time to repent, for He is mercyful. But where is repentance today, when the whole world goes the Sodom way? In the last Book in the Bible, the Book of Revelation, God says that when people see the abomination of desolation, that spoken of by Prophet Daniel, sitting in the Holy place, people should flee to the mountains, for God’s judgement is near!

Prophet Daniel called this abomination a sin, transgression. In Daniel chapter 8 verse 13 we can read:

Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?

This is the sin for which Sodom was burned with fire and made desolate. Is it therefore really a surprise that many of the Bishops sitting on the commissions established for the preparation of the 2016 Synod are pushing hard to somehow consider this sin to be of a lower importance and that it should be tollerated by the Church and viewed as an alternative for marriage?


Let us choose the wisdom of God over that of man!

Ezechiel chapter 33 goes as far as saying that those seeing the sword coming have a duty of blowing the trumpet, and if they did not, their own blood and everyone else’s be on their hands! Do not be counted amongst those!

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