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Gregory Bistrita
...an Orthodox Christian perspective on history needs to consider the spiritual, namely the role of Divine Providence in the movement of historical forces. Even when the Church addresses a matter that might be understood as “civil” or “secular (political?)” it is always from the position of its spiritual understanding of the matter. The Church Abroad in its liturgical life, where the spirituality and teaching of the Church are to a large extent found, always prayed to God to deliver Russia from the “Satanic Power” or the “Godless Authority”. These are not politically motivated expressions but spiritual, and illustrate our Church’s understanding of the Soviet Government. Another illustration was our position towards the New Martyrs where the emphasis was on those who were non-commemorators (aka the Catacomb Church - G.B.). The writings of many of these Saints illustrate their understating of the spiritual nature of historical matters, especially in relationship to the Church...

- Archimandrite Luke of Jordanville (February, 2018)

"...an Orthodox Christian perspective on history needs to consider the spiritual, namely the role of Divine Providence in the movement of historical forces. Even when the Church addresses a matter that might be understood as “civil” or “secular (political?)” it is always from the position of its spiritual understanding of the matter. The Church Abroad in its liturgical life, where the spirituality and teaching of the Church are to a large extent found, always prayed to God to deliver Russia from the “Satanic Power” or the “Godless Authority”. These are not politically motivated expressions but spiritual, and illustrate our Church’s understanding of the Soviet Government. Another illustration was our position towards the New Martyrs where the emphasis was on those who were non-commemorators (aka the Catacomb Church - G.B.). The writings of many of these Saints illustrate their understating of the spiritual nature of historical matters, especially in relationship to the Church..."

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Gregory Bistrita
While offering autonomy and independence to the Church, the state expects the continuation of our cooperation in important fields such as education and healthcare, preserving cultural and historical heritage, supporting families and mentoring young people, fighting against social afflictions. - Vladimir Putin 12/2/2017

This seems so wrong. The state offers autonomy and independence to the Body of Christ?! And expects things in return?!

The Church is Christ - the very Master before Whom all of creation trembles!

This statement was made before the entire Bishops Council of the Moscow Patriarchate...

On a different (but still recent) occasion Mr. Putin had this to say about the supposed special mission of the Orthodox Church: Today, the Russian Orthodox Church (MP) together with the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad (ROCOR) are on a very special mission in Russia and across the world. They strive to bring together states and nations, building bridges through wise advice and good deeds. They help us preserve all the connections weve had for centuries, and, basically help the multi-million Russian nation remain strong. 

How very sad - for the Church is the ark of salvation unto which all people are called. The Church is not a tool of some government to be utilized (manipulated) to help the Russian nation remain strong (or for the promotion of certain social agendas).

"While offering autonomy and independence to the Church, the state expects the continuation of our cooperation in important fields such as education and healthcare, preserving cultural and historical heritage, supporting families and mentoring young people, fighting against social afflictions." - Vladimir Putin 12/2/2017

This seems so wrong. The state offers autonomy and independence to the Body of Christ?! And expects things in return?!

The Church is Christ - the very Master before Whom all of creation trembles!

This statement was made before the entire Bishop's Council of the Moscow Patriarchate...

On a different (but still recent) occasion Mr. Putin had this to say about the supposed "special mission" of the Orthodox Church: "Today, the Russian Orthodox Church (MP) together with the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad (ROCOR) are on a very special mission in Russia and across the world. They strive to bring together states and nations, building bridges through wise advice and good deeds. They help us preserve all the connections we've had for centuries, and, basically help the multi-million Russian nation remain strong."

How very sad - for the Church is the ark of salvation unto which all people are called. The Church is not a tool of some government to be utilized (manipulated) to help the "Russian nation remain strong" (or for the promotion of certain "social agendas").
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Gregory Bistrita
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Radu Blebea
Blessed Seraphim Rose on false vs genuine obedience

Concerning the Arena, p. 52, the “moral, hidden obedience, performed in the soul” seems to refer to our obedient orientation to God in general, which we should not think is satisfied if we are merely outwardly obedient to monastic or church authorities. It can happen that outward obedience is so over-emphasized that it becomes a mechanical substitute for the genuine voluntary inward giving up of one’s own will and understanding* The distinction can be felt in the heart: sooner or later an unsound, mechanical obedience will produce a feeling of oppression and tenseness, which are signs that something is wrong. Genuine inward obedience is accompanied by the joy of being relieved of trusting only oneself. This subject is extremely deep and is closely bound up with the whole subject of genuine vs. false Orthodoxy in the 20th century, most acutely in “Sergianism,” where obedience indeed becomes slavery to men and the human church organization. True obedience is accompanied by inward freedom, without which there is no Church life.

http://orthodoxaustralia.org/2016/09/02/158-june-24july-7-1974b-nativity-of-st-john-the-forerunner/

Blessed Seraphim Rose on false vs genuine obedience

"Concerning the Arena, p. 52, the “moral, hidden obedience, performed in the soul” seems to refer to our obedient orientation to God in general, which we should not think is satisfied if we are merely outwardly obedient to monastic or church authorities. It can happen that outward obedience is so over-emphasized that it becomes a mechanical substitute for the genuine voluntary inward giving up of one’s own will and understanding* The distinction can be felt in the heart: sooner or later an unsound, mechanical obedience will produce a feeling of oppression and tenseness, which are signs that something is wrong. Genuine inward obedience is accompanied by the joy of being relieved of trusting only oneself. This subject is extremely deep and is closely bound up with the whole subject of genuine vs. false Orthodoxy in the 20th century, most acutely in “Sergianism,” where obedience indeed becomes slavery to men and the human church organization. True obedience is accompanied by inward freedom, without which there is no Church life."

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Radu Blebea
Fr Seraphim on Ecumenism, The New Epoch and the rising of Social Gospel.

“A New Epoch?” that I suddenly felt that I had found an insight into the “essence of Iakovism.” Is not, indeed, the basic heresy chiliasm! What else, indeed, could justify such immense changes and monstrous perversions in Orthodoxy except the concept that we are entering entirely new historical circumstances, an entirely new kind of time, in which the concepts of the past [are] no longer relevant, but must be guided by the voices of the new time? Does not Fr. Patrinakos, in past issues of the Orthodox Observer, justify Athenagoras — not as a theologian, not as traditionalist, but precisely as prophet, as one whose heresies cannot be condemned because he already lives in the “new time,” ahead of his own times? Athenagoras himself has been quoted (I can’t find this source now!) as speaking of the coming of the “Third Age of the Holy Spirit” — a clearly chiliastic idea which has its chief recent champion in N. Berdyaev, and can be traced back directly to Joachim of Floris, and indirectly to the Montanists. The whole idea of a “new age,” of course, penetrates every fiber of the last two centuries with their preoccupation with “progress,” is the key idea of the very concept of Revolution (from French to Bolshevik), is a central idea of modern occultism (visible on the popular level in today’s talk of the “age of Aquarius,” the astrological post-Christian age) and has owed its spread probably chiefly to Freemasonry (there’s a Scottish Rite publication in America called New Age). (I regret to say that the whole philosophy is also present in the American dollar bill with its masonic heritage, with its “novus ordo seclorum” and its unfinished pyramid, awaiting the 13th stone on top!”)

In Christian terms, it is the philosophy of Antichrist, the one who will turn the world upside down and “change times and seasons.” Indeed even the Calendar is involved, for the most thorough Revolutions (the French; and Bolshevik tried and failed and had to be satisfied with the compromise of the Gregorian calendar) introduce new calendars. The Pope and Athenagoras have already expressed themselves as for the new “universal” calendar. And the whole concept of ecumenism is, of course, permeated with this heresy and the “refounding of the Church.”

The recent “thought” of Constantinople (to give it a dignified name!) is full either of outright identification of the Kingdom of Heaven with the “new epoch” (the wolf lying down with the lamb) or of emphasis on an entirely new kind of time and/or Christianity that makes previous Christian standards obsolete: new morality, new religion, springtime of Christianity, refounding the Church, the need no longer to pray for crops or weather because Man controls these now, etc.

How appropriate, too, for the chiliast cause that we live (since 1917) in the “post-Constantinian age”; for it was at the beginning of that age, i.e., at the time of the golden age of the Fathers, that the heresy of chiliasm was crushed — in the West, I believe, chiefly through Augustine and in the East by Origen(?), with their commentary on the thousand years of the Apocalypse not as an earthly “millennium” but as the life of grace in the Church on earth. And indeed, together with the Revolutions that have toppled the Constantinian era we have seen a reform of Christianity that does away with the Church as an instrument of God’s grace for men’s eternal salvation and replaces it with the “social gospel.”

http://orthodoxaustralia.org/2016/05/03/letters-of-fr-seraphim-rose-061-august-30sept-12-1970-st-alexander-nevsky/

Fr Seraphim on Ecumenism, "The New Epoch" and the rising of "Social Gospel".

“A New Epoch?” that I suddenly felt that I had found an insight into the “essence of Iakovism.” Is not, indeed, the basic heresy chiliasm! What else, indeed, could justify such immense changes and monstrous perversions in Orthodoxy except the concept that we are entering entirely new historical circumstances, an entirely new kind of time, in which the concepts of the past [are] no longer relevant, but must be guided by the voices of the new time? Does not Fr. Patrinakos, in past issues of the Orthodox Observer, justify Athenagoras — not as a theologian, not as traditionalist, but precisely as prophet, as one whose heresies cannot be condemned because he already lives in the “new time,” ahead of his own times? Athenagoras himself has been quoted (I can’t find this source now!) as speaking of the coming of the “Third Age of the Holy Spirit” — a clearly chiliastic idea which has its chief recent champion in N. Berdyaev, and can be traced back directly to Joachim of Floris, and indirectly to the Montanists. The whole idea of a “new age,” of course, penetrates every fiber of the last two centuries with their preoccupation with “progress,” is the key idea of the very concept of Revolution (from French to Bolshevik), is a central idea of modern occultism (visible on the popular level in today’s talk of the “age of Aquarius,” the astrological post-Christian age) and has owed its spread probably chiefly to Freemasonry (there’s a Scottish Rite publication in America called New Age). (I regret to say that the whole philosophy is also present in the American dollar bill with its masonic heritage, with its “novus ordo seclorum” and its unfinished pyramid, awaiting the 13th stone on top!”)

In Christian terms, it is the philosophy of Antichrist, the one who will turn the world upside down and “change times and seasons.” Indeed even the Calendar is involved, for the most thorough Revolutions (the French; and Bolshevik tried and failed and had to be satisfied with the compromise of the Gregorian calendar) introduce new calendars. The Pope and Athenagoras have already expressed themselves as for the new “universal” calendar. And the whole concept of ecumenism is, of course, permeated with this heresy and the “refounding of the Church.”

The recent “thought” of Constantinople (to give it a dignified name!) is full either of outright identification of the Kingdom of Heaven with the “new epoch” (the wolf lying down with the lamb) or of emphasis on an entirely new kind of time and/or Christianity that makes previous Christian standards obsolete: new morality, new religion, springtime of Christianity, refounding the Church, the need no longer to pray for crops or weather because Man controls these now, etc.

How appropriate, too, for the chiliast cause that we live (since 1917) in the “post-Constantinian age”; for it was at the beginning of that age, i.e., at the time of the golden age of the Fathers, that the heresy of chiliasm was crushed — in the West, I believe, chiefly through Augustine and in the East by Origen(?), with their commentary on the thousand years of the Apocalypse not as an earthly “millennium” but as the life of grace in the Church on earth. And indeed, together with the Revolutions that have toppled the Constantinian era we have seen a reform of Christianity that does away with the Church as an instrument of God’s grace for men’s eternal salvation and replaces it with the “social gospel.”

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Kissinger: “something new and remarkable,” will emerge out of the Trump administration. Yes, we know ... It is called a "New Social Contract", which is the implementation of a "New Social Doctrine" as part of a "New Christanity". China all of a sudden has all the favours of the catholic church and incidentally will be bringing back the gold standard once again (starting March 26) - for a world rid of the iniquities of the American (capitalist) financial system and the satanic elite ... etc "The chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences has heaped high and unexpected praise on China, insisting that the atheistic communist regime has created the best model for living out Catholic social teaching today. The Chinese “look for the common good and subordinate other things to the general welfare”" Must read: www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=93111 We are witnesing the birth of a whole new world ... www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4047392/Henry-Kissinger-praises-Trump-phenomenon-foreign-countri...

2 months ago

Radu Blebea
One of the most prophetic warnings of Blessed Seraphim Rose concening the future of America, with striking similarities to what is happening today: the leftist-rightist war, with the rightists prevailing in the end, the coming anarchy ending in a rightist dictatorship ... and on top of that we are closer to a world conflagration than ever before !

Coincidence? This man of God was truly prophetic indeed !

We read with interest your comments on the times. Alas, I fear that the free, liberal, naive America of our childhood is gone, and the increasing anarchism will only call forth a dictatorship, of right or left, depending on who can seize it. Whichever it may be, we Orthodox don’t have a bright future, in worldly terms; but doubles this will give us our chance really to confess our Orthodoxy in difficult circumstances. The “official” jurisdictions might be able to make their peace with the new conditions and “flourish” ά la the Soviet Church or the Church of Greece, in which case we who are less politically-minded would be reduced to a more or less catacomb status even under a rightist dictatorship, while under leftists we might not even be allowed to exist. Although we don’t get much news here (mainly week-old comment in US News) and aren’t really aware of the “polarization” of feelings that is going on, my guess is that rightism will install itself, leading to one last world conflagration, out of which may emerge… the beast of the last days who will finally reconcile all.

http://orthodoxaustralia.org/2016/05/03/letters-of-fr-seraphim-rose-049-may-27june-91970-priest-martyr-ferapont/

One of the most prophetic warnings of Blessed Seraphim Rose concening the future of America, with striking similarities to what is happening today: the leftist-rightist war, with the rightists prevailing in the end, the coming anarchy ending in a rightist dictatorship ... and on top of that we are closer to a world conflagration than ever before !

Coincidence? This man of God was truly prophetic indeed !

"We read with interest your comments on the times. Alas, I fear that the free, liberal, naive America of our childhood is gone, and the increasing anarchism will only call forth a dictatorship, of right or left, depending on who can seize it. Whichever it may be, we Orthodox don’t have a bright future, in worldly terms; but doubles this will give us our chance really to confess our Orthodoxy in difficult circumstances. The “official” jurisdictions might be able to make their peace with the new conditions and “flourish” ά la the Soviet Church or the Church of Greece, in which case we who are less politically-minded would be reduced to a more or less catacomb status even under a rightist dictatorship, while under leftists we might not even be allowed to exist. Although we don’t get much news here (mainly week-old comment in US News) and aren’t really aware of the “polarization” of feelings that is going on, my guess is that rightism will install itself, leading to one last world conflagration, out of which may emerge… the beast of the last days who will finally reconcile all."

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Interesting. I feel the coming of Christ is around the corner with Jerusalem being the trigger. Russia being the only country where Orthodoxy is booming, Mark:13-13,"And you will be hated for My names sake". That is Russia bashing today.. When war breaks out, (the coming of Christ) between the Godly (Russian Empire) vs the unGodly west which Christ will come to judge the living (Godly) and the dead (unGodly) and return things to a state of peace and love in Christ on Earth. Everytime I read Mark:13 I get the same message.. What do you think?

Unfortunately the situation in Russia is far from clear. Please read other posts in group.

I have being doing a bit of study on Russian Orthodoxy and they are flourishing and set to become a Christian superpower for all Christians. Very interesting.. I like your post by the way..

Flourishing in a wordly sense, in a visual sense, but the spirit is being corrupted. Going down Social Gospel way. Really sad.

What is the alternative if your Christian? We would have to become desert dwellers..

Sort of 🙂 Just pockets remaining, here and there. Very confusing times

It's hard because if you question the Church your a heretic.. It's not the abuse of power that's the problem, it's the power to abuse that's the problem..

Watch the rightist dictatorship come in America

Is America the only place in the world that this is happening? Doesn't seem like it.

Never mind, I read something else you wrote and I see what you are saying

Remember i said Trump could be out on short notice ... There are a few scenarios i can think of. One is firing Muller. The other one could be an impasse to address the government funding (Feb 8th) or debt ceiling (early Mar) issues. What the memo has managed to do well is wall off the Democrats and if they don't cooperate after this point, then it is likely this will escalate to a constitutional crisis quickly. Now keep in mind that because their plans have been exposed, they may just bin the plans altogether and let it go (collapse the financial system without a political context) ... My predictions are base on closely watching the political developments in America in the broader context of the Social Gospel agenda. The result nevertheless will be the same concerning their plans to collapse capitalism ... One thing is sure - the circus is escalating quickly as predicted.

Can you see what they are hinting at? Revolution ... "Sebastian Gorka was right when he told Fox News that the Nunes memo would be 100 times bigger than the offenses that kicked off the American Revolution." www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/compost/wp/2018/02/02/the-memo-really-is-worse-than-the-abuses-that-...

Trump compared to Nixon ... this is not good, the media is ralying against Trump and the people ... this will not end well. The gloves in the war against the elite are coming off. The president’s decision follows a pattern of seeking to undermine institutions" www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/feb/02/trump-nunes-memo-republicans-nixon

Next 911 ? (financial event this time)? I dont think i can stress how critical the situation really is ... I beg you all, read all i have written and pray! I have given a lot of food for thought in recent days. Times are perilous ... Pray that God may intervene ... Trump: “I would love to be able to bring back our country into a great form of unity,” Trump said. “Without a major event where people pull together, that’s hard to do. But I would like to do it without that major event because usually that major event is not a good thing.” www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/trump-says-it-will-be-hard-to-unify-country-without-a-major-event

Oh boy, hope it will not be another 9/11

Of course the elite will be blamed for the market selloff. not only that, but i believe they will soon completely destroy it, together with people's lives. I have been saying that would come for a long time. Now we see signs this is the case, but know that the purpose of that is only to prepare for the revolution of antichrist. then the blockchain will be brought forth as the solution as they will say it will be impossible for the elite (or anyone else) to manipulate financial markets any more. Is this not what i have been saying for years? Trump is not who people think he is, but he is their means by which this plan is being implemented. He poses as the defender against the elite and this will go to such an extent people will indeed start a revolution if he fails ... We have now entered the end game, and people have to understand this is a setup ... "So they are taking the market down. They are trying to hurt you. They are the enemies of the average American. Make no mistake about it, they are going for you! These people are so evil and so power-drunk that they’d burn the nation to the ground rather than let Donald Trump live another day in office.” www.infowars.com/execute-order-666-stock-market-plunge-globalist-signal-to-trump/

"we are paving the way for someone worse than Hillary Clinton" did you get that? do you see where it is going? have you been reading my posts? then you may understand what i am trying to say here, quoting someone else here that may not even have an Orthodox understanding ... youtu.be/D5EmGIRiLZM

Kissinger: “something new and remarkable,” will emerge out of the Trump administration. www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4047392/Henry-Kissinger-praises-Trump-phenomenon-foreign-countri... Yes, we know ... It is called a "New Social Contract", which includes a new Social Doctrine as part of a "New Christanity". China all of a sudden has all the favours of the catholic church and incidentally will be bringing back gold standard once again - for a world rid of the iniquities of the American (capitalist) financial system ... etc "The chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences has heaped high and unexpected praise on China, insisting that the atheistic communist regime has created the best model for living out Catholic social teaching today. The Chinese “look for the common good and subordinate other things to the general welfare”" Must read: www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=93111 We are witnesing the birth of a whole new world ... www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4047392/Henry-Kissinger-praises-Trump-phenomenon-foreign-countri...

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6 days ago

Radu Blebea

Hyperinflation warning - Weimar republic coming to America

With the bond auctions in 30y and 10y starting to sputter, interest rates skyrocketing and all the capital (US dollars) called on to "come home" by president Trump (under the "make America great again" pretext), prepare for the days of the Weimar republic once again.

Instead of reinvesting the money back into the US economy, the big companies repatriating their dollars will be called to use most of them to "support the American economy" and buy the overflowing treasury market. Not only them, but also the pension funds and in general all other "available funds" will be forced to buy treasuries. It will be "everyone's contribution to making America great again" 🙂 (only under the surface it will be the soviet style nationalization of everything).

With the petro-yuan-gold framework launch now confirmed 6 weeks from today, we can clearly see the reason behind the turbulence in the US markets. It is hard to imagine some investors did not have foreknowledge of this now finally coming and in fact started the avalanche.

That is why now the treasury bonds are under pressure, the foreign investors have started to firesell them in preparation for the new gold standard coming out of China. That in itself triggered the selloff to spread to stock markets as well.

Now that the Fed is loosing control of interest rates, the only option Trump will have is to use the domestic "repatriated money" to prop up the dam and buy what the world does not want anymore. It will be every American's "patriotic duty".

That is why deficits suddenly don't matter any longer. Gone are all those "fiscal conservatives" who once advocated restraint in spending and a balanced budget (the last one standing was Rand Paul ...). It is just too late for that now, so they had to give up their stance in order to address the new "extremely urgent circumstances" - they have now joined the insane efforts to speed up pushing the country down a spending binge slope ... what are they racing towards?

The rush is to try to put all those dollars coming back to some use internally like investing in infrastructure (and somewhat mitigate the inflationary pressure - investing the money rather then spending it) ... but internationally they (the dollars) will be discarded and the greenback will be just another national currency ...

Did we not see it coming? The dollars are going home to die ...

Ortodox Christians need to know these things because once the reality sets in a whole new Christanity will emerge preaching a new Social Doctrine, and offering the world a "New Social Contract" ...
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Soi.....? Time to bring democracy somewhere ? Perhaps Ukraine ? Or Iran, or Korea ? But they realy need democracy and "our values" ! 🙂

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Thank you brother Gregor. The same idea of the conditionality on the true repentace of the russian people being what will determine the faith of Ortodoxy, an idea also seen in the writings of Fr Seraphim Rose in his essay on "The Future of Russia and the end of the world". It is of great importance to note that the prophecy states that the monarch will be reinstated by the people, from bottom up, and not from top down (as currently being proposed). A tsar coming from top down would never do away with the current status-quo ... "The Orthodoxy which had existed formerly will be no more. The people themselves will restore the Orthodox Monarchy"

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Alexander Dugin vowed to destroy capitalism (international capital) under the guise of "Orthodoxy". By his own words, Trump is the tool to achieve that - draining the swamp, the complete war against the elite and their NWO plans and the return to an agrarian society ... Distribuitism COMETH! "Therefore, now - after Trump's great succes - is relevant as never before the general plan for fundamental conservatives and traditionalists all over the world - at least of America, Europe, Russia, Iran, Turkey and the rest of Eurasia (and the others who will join us). We need a common front aimed not only at the rest of the Liberals (finish to drain liberal Swamp is technical task now), but as well to prevent and neutralize new nationalism." He continues, sounding all to much like René Guenon ... "We need to return to the Being, to the Logos, to the foundamental- ontology (of Heidegger), to the Sacred, to the New Middle Ages - and thus to the Empire, religion, and the institutions of traditional society (hierarchy, cult, domination of spirit over matter and so on). All content of Modernity - is Satanism and degeneration. Nothing is worth, everything is to be cleansed off. The Modernity is absolutely wrong -- science, values, philosophy, art, society, modes, patterns, "truths", understanding of Being, time and space. All is dead with Modernity. So it should end. We are going to end it." www.4pt.su/en/content/alexander-dugin-global-revolution

A New World Order is in the making which plans to wipe out what most people consider the NWO! Did we really think that the devil is so stupid as to champion a NWO that is openly evil (the NWO of the west/zionism)? No, the emerging NWO may rather be masked in the garb of "traditionalism, morality and even Orthodoxy"! How frightful especially considering many will applaud this evil as the liberation from liberalism and immorality - not realizing they are falling into a more dangerous and subtle deception... Evil masked as good is far more deadly than open evil! Thank you for sharing this brother! PART 2 of my comment: Dugin in the linked article stated: "Russia is a great power where there is an acute awareness of what is going on in the world, historically speaking, and a deep consciousness of its own eschatological mission. Therefore it is only natural that Russia should play a central part in this anti-status quo coalition. Russia defended its identity against Catholicism, Protestantism and the modern West during Tsarist times, and then against liberal capitalism during Soviet times. Now there is a third wave of this struggle – the struggle against postmodernity, ultra-liberalism, and globalization. But this time, Russia is no longer able to rely on its own resources. It cannot fight solely under the banner of Orthodox Christianity. Nor is reintroducing or relying on Marxist doctrine a viable option, since Marxism is in itself a major root of the destructive ideas constituting postmodernity. Russia is now one of many participants in this global struggle, and cannot fight this fight alone. We need to unite all the forces that are opposed to Western norms and its economic system. So we need to make alliances with all the Leftist social and political movements that challenge the status quo of liberal capitalism. We should likewise ally ourselves with all identitarian forces in any culture that refuse globalism for cultural reasons. From this perspective, Islamic movements, Hindu movements, or nationalist movements from all over the world should also be regarded as allies. Hindus, Buddhists, Christians, and pagan identitarians in Europe, America, or Latin America, or other types of cultures, should all form a common front. The idea is to unite all of them, against the single enemy and the singular evil for a multiplicity of concepts of what is good. What we are against will unite us..." - this is so evil it made me shiver just to read it.

Duginism is demonic. Seeing that Dugin is open about how occult writers have influenced his views.

Dugin is a very strange man. On one hand, he claims to be an Old Believer; on the other hand, he likes occultism.

Watch blame of market downturn be laid on the deep state and elite, who "are doing everything they can to prevent Trump from succeeding" ... A revolution is in the making ...

Watch this ideology spread globally, with Alex Jones becoming the epicenter of this distorted perversion, the leader of the revolution against the elites. Not long ago Alexander Dugin was on Alex Jones Show preaching global liberation from under the "satanic elites". www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5hZv78szoU then in December late last year, Dugin interviews Alex Jones on Russian TV 🙂 www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxWGdP8VESY now another voice from Russia sings the same song: Andrey Afanasyev - a russian journalist www.oldthinkernews.com/2018/02/06/unprecedented-global-4th-turning-unites-the-world-against-globa... Of course Mr Putin himself being very much attuned to it ... www.youtube.com/watch?v=Apmy9H9YVPo

Of course the elite will be blamed for the market selloff. not only that, but i believe they will soon completely destroy it, together with people's lives. I have been saying that would come for a long time. Now we see signs this is the case, but know that the purpose of that is only to prepare for the revolution of antichrist. then the blockchain will be brought forth as the solution as they will say it will be impossible for the elite (or anyone else) to manipulate financial markets any more. Is this not what i have been saying for years? Trump is not who people think he is, but he is their means by which this plan is being implemented. He poses as the defender against the elite and this will go to such an extent people will indeed start a revolution if he fails ... We have now entered the end game, and people have to understand this is a setup ... "So they are taking the market down. They are trying to hurt you. They are the enemies of the average American. Make no mistake about it, they are going for you! These people are so evil and so power-drunk that they’d burn the nation to the ground rather than let Donald Trump live another day in office.” www.infowars.com/execute-order-666-stock-market-plunge-globalist-signal-to-trump/

"we are paving the way for someone worse than Hillary Clinton" did you get that? do you see where it is going? have you been reading my posts? then you may understand what i am trying to say here, quoting someone else here that may not even have an Orthodox understanding ... youtu.be/D5EmGIRiLZM

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Peter Kalamatters
CHRIST FORGIVES 💖
THE DEVIL KEEPS REMINDING YOU
ABOUT YOUR SINS 👿
So confession and true repentance are the keys to TRUE FREEDOM 🦋

CHRIST FORGIVES 💖
THE DEVIL KEEPS REMINDING YOU
ABOUT YOUR SINS 👿
So confession and true repentance are the keys to TRUE FREEDOM 🦋If the person repents, he is not punished; Christ is merciful and forgiving.

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Radu Blebea
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When someone yields to passions then he doesnt see them in himself, and he doesnt restrain himself from them because he lives in them and with them. But when the grace of God moves him, he becomes aware of his passions and his sins, confesses them, repents, and makes the decision to abstain from them. The struggle begins. At first a person wages war against deeds, but when he rids himself of these he starts to struggle against bad thoughts and feelings. Here, one has to pass through many stages. Most important at this time is the realization that these thoughts and feelings dont leave him right away, and he remains in captivity even after he has abandoned bad deeds.

Although he doesnt commit them anymore, his soul still thinks of them with enjoyment. One who zealously works towards salvation notices this right away. The attention which he pays to himself continuously reveals to him the whole tangled web of sinful thoughts which swarm him. Discovering this disorder, he begins to drive away bad thoughts and to supress passions. He learns to discern which thought is passionate, as well as how it begins, steals up, attracts, and captivates the soul. At the same time, he learns how to vanquish it, drive it away and extinguish it. The struggle continues-more and more passions get forced out of the heart.

Saint Theophan the Recluse
From Kindling The Divine Spirit
May,10,1864

(from another group)

"When someone yields to passions then he doesn't see them in himself, and he doesn't restrain himself from them because he lives in them and with them. But when the grace of God moves him, he becomes aware of his passions and his sins, confesses them, repents, and makes the decision to abstain from them. The struggle begins. At first a person wages war against deeds, but when he rids himself of these he starts to struggle against bad thoughts and feelings. Here, one has to pass through many stages. Most important at this time is the realization that these thoughts and feelings don't leave him right away, and he remains in captivity even after he has abandoned bad deeds.

Although he doesn't commit them anymore, his soul still thinks of them with enjoyment. One who zealously works towards salvation notices this right away. The attention which he pays to himself continuously reveals to him the whole tangled web of sinful thoughts which swarm him. Discovering this disorder, he begins to drive away bad thoughts and to supress passions. He learns to discern which thought is passionate, as well as how it begins, steals up, attracts, and captivates the soul. At the same time, he learns how to vanquish it, drive it away and extinguish it. The struggle continues-more and more passions get forced out of the heart.

Saint Theophan the Recluse
From "Kindling The Divine Spirit"
May,10,1864
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Peter Kalamatters

SECOND EPISTLE OF ST. PETER 💙
CHAPTER 2

The Deceptions of False Teachers 🖤

1 But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction.†
2 And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed.
3 By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does not slumber.

The Doom of False Teachers 🖤

4 For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment;†
5 and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly;
6 and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly;
7 and delivered righteous Lot, who was oppressed by the filthy conduct of the wicked
8 (for that righteous man, dwelling among them, tormented his righteous soul from day to day by seeing and hearing their lawless deeds)
9 then the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment,

The Depravity of False Teachers 🖤

10 and especially those who walk according to the flesh in the lust of uncleanness and despise authority. They are presumptuous, self-willed. They are not afraid to speak evil of dignitaries,
11 whereas angels, who are greater in power and might, do not bring a reviling accusation against them before the Lord.
12 But these, like natural brute beasts made to be caught and destroyed, speak evil of the things they do not understand, and will utterly perish in their own corruption,†
13 and will receive the wages of unrighteousness, as those who count it pleasure to carouse in the daytime. They are spots and blemishes, carousing in their own deceptions while they feast with you,
14 having eyes full of adultery and that cannot cease from sin, enticing unstable souls. They have a heart trained in covetous practices, and are accursed children.
15 They have forsaken the right way and gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;
16 but he was rebuked for his iniquity: a dumb donkey speaking with a man's voice restrained the madness of the prophet.
17 These are wells without water, clouds carried by a tempest, for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever.

The Tragedy of Apostasy 🖤

18 For when they speak great swelling words of emptiness, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through lewdness, the ones who have actually escaped from those who live in error.
19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by whom a person is overcome, by him also he is brought into bondage.†
20 For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning.
21 For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them.
22 But it has happened to them according to the true proverb:
“A dog returns to his own vomit,” and, “a sow, having washed, to her wallowing in the mire.”
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Radu Blebea
America is being sacrificed on the Social Gospel altar. The Capitalist system will be blamed and it will be out with the ousting of Trump. A new system will be proposed which will be this new communism with a humanistic face.

A Distributist economic system (the new form of humanistic communism) based on blockchain will take the place of the current system. Blockchain will be the currency of the Antichrist.

And the new more fair system will be promoted according to their new agenda as stated in Crete based on their new Social Doctrine

But first a false antichrist will have to appear. The elite are going to strike back i am afraid and a tyrant shall take the helms of the world affairs for a short while ...

Unless, of course, God intervenes and a war brings an early end to their plans and they get delayed ...

America is being sacrificed on the Social Gospel altar. The Capitalist system will be blamed and it will be out with the ousting of Trump. A new system will be proposed which will be this new communism with a humanistic face.

A Distributist economic system (the new form of humanistic communism) based on blockchain will take the place of the current system. Blockchain will be the currency of the Antichrist.

And the new "more fair" system will be promoted according to their new agenda as stated in Crete based on their new Social Doctrine

But first a false antichrist will have to appear. The elite are going to strike back i am afraid and a tyrant shall take the helms of the world affairs for a short while ...

Unless, of course, God intervenes and a war brings an early end to their plans and they get delayed ...
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God or some other spiritual entity?
What do you think?
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The deceiver, surely?Akiane Kramarik is a child and teenage prodigy, she has become a self-made millionaire through selling her incredible paintings from the early age of 5. Akia...
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