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The Evolution of Social Doctrines and the Antichrist

The “evolution” of social doctrines in Russia starting with the 17th century, and really getting the big boost after the communist takeover of Russia. This (the first link) is a good article documenting the progress of this cancer of Orthodoxy that in recent years has got to take center stage in the Church itself, culmination with the Synod in Crete that consecrated the relatively new mission of the Church as doctrine. We can see how the communist ideals have slowly made their way into society and ultimately into the Church to the point of taking center stage.

While reading the article it becomes obvious that communist revolution was the perfect opportunity to “launches welfare reforms”.

“The Social Welfare Statute limited government aid to persons “whose means of sustenance come from their own labour without exploitation of other persons’ labour”. This new law (of 1918) entitled workers to medical aid, maternity grants, and old age and disability pensions.

The administrative welfare system took shape gradually. The 1st Congress of Social Welfare Commissars was convened in Moscow on 25 June 1918 and made strides by establishing an organisation responsible for the welfare management on the national, gubernia and local scale.

The People’s Commissariat (ministry) of Social Welfare engaged in mother and child protection, work in orphanages, supervision of underage criminal suspects, distribution of food rations, the welfare of the military’s disabled and healthcare.”

But, as the article states, the real boost to the agenda was truly after the “fall of communism” (sic!):

“In 1992 a first-ever comprehensive programme for the social support of specific categories of Muscovites was adopted on the basis of the above resolution. Around this time social welfare bodies were renamed “social protection bodies” and the Committee for Social Protection of the Public was established.

Over 1.3 trillion roubles were allocated to the social protection of low-income persons from the city budget and the extra-budgetary Social Protection Fund in 1994.

The 623 home care offices catered for 74,721 against 30,085 in 1990.

Social service centres’ development had never been as dynamic as they were in 1997-1998. New premises were opened, the range of services being offered increased, and new personnel was recruited. The first half of the 1990s was characterised by quantitative accumulation: the establishment of social service centres itself was so revolutionary that it took time to store up experience and evaluate their pros and cons, potential and limitations.”

(there you have it, the explosion of social centres is in fact a continuation of the revolutionary process – “revolution against iniquity” – that started long ago)

https://www.mos.ru/amp/en/news/item/13223073/

The Moscow patriarchate last year organized the 8th edition of the “Congress of the Church Social Ministry”. Certainly this is something new that did not exist previously in Orthodoxy, and as shown above has its roots in the communist ideology.

Quote from one of the Bishops (Panteleimon) attending the conference (assuming the translation from Russian of this website is accurate):

“Our business should be no verbal preaching, and the preaching of Christianity, which is to reveal the divine way, said Bishop Panteleimon. A person receives information not only through words but also through our faces, tone, behavior, ability to listen and sympathize”.

http://incarnatewordsistershouston.org/in-moscow-is-held-the-viii-congress-of-the-church-social-ministry/

Isn’t this new congress held last year, this time under the auspices of the Church, just a continuation of what started in 1918 when “The 1st Congress of Social Welfare Commissars” was held? It certainly looks like what was once a communist agenda promoted mainly at the political level is now being preached inside the church.

As we draw closer to the arrival of antichrist who will come as the one fixing all the issues of society (even if for a short 3 1/2 years), the mission of the Church is being perverted in a progressive way towards serving a social end. In other words, we are witnessing the conclusion of a slow process of preparing the Church for the arrival of the lawless one.

“The Antichrist will offer the most successful project for solving the world crisis from the perspective of political and social wisdom, which would establish a uniform political and social order in the whole world. Exhausted from the shock of war, spiritually blinded humanity will not only by unaware that this project is a cowardly trap, enticing it into the most degrading and merciless slavery, but on the contrary, will recognize it as a manifestation of scholarship and genius.”

http://www.serfes.org/orthodox/theantichrist.htm

Since the globalists (through globalization) have created even bigger social issues at global level, the problem will require a global effort to fix it …

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