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2 days ago

Gregory Bistrita

What follows is a comment I saw on a Orthodox FB page. I share it here for it is revealing in a sad way. The person who wrote this comment is not a member of this group. Here is the comment:

"The problem that I see a lot of times is that Orthodox fail to separate theological truth from missionary effort of evangelizing by cooperating with protestants, Roman Catholics, Jews and Muslims. The good news need to be spread by good works we must talk to each other and help one another that way we can grow to love one another and only then we will be successful in our missionary work."

Here is a chief portion of my response:

"I must humbly disagree with this for it is contrary to Scripture. When Christ sent the Apostles to preach they taught theological truth - they did not separate this from missionary effort. Those who accepted became Christians and concerning those who rejected the Gospel - they were told to say "Even the dust of your city ... we wipe off ourselves against you."

It seems that the initial comment is saying "we must talk to each other" but just not about the Gospel of salvation (theological truths). This is a new trend that it sadly being accepted even by many well-meaning and pious Orthodox Christians. 🙁 - they, also do not invent these ideas on their own, but are taught them from some who hold high positions in the Church organization.

I am thankful for this "Orthodox Australia" group - for it is the only place I know of on FB where such vital issues are addressed in a Orthodox manner...
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Isn't missionary activity mainly about spreading the theological truth? From what they say it sounds the mission is about something else ... like social activities?

In fairness to the person who wrote the original comment - he later explained that he meant "theological truth" in the sense of using it to bash others. I am nonetheless going to leave this post up - as there are other serious issues involved; additionally the sad reality is there are people who silence the gospel for the sake of mutual cooperation with the non-Orthodox. Some of them may tell us that they do this to spread the gospel by example (while consciously choosing not to share it using words) - this, to me reminds me of when the ecumenists say "we are in ecumenism to bear witness to the truth of Orthodoxy" - in other words it is utterly devoid of truth in most (if not all cases). It is a lie to mask their own agendas...

1 day ago

Gregory Bistrita
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This is a very insightful and frightful video... we truly live in a world that is collapsing 🙁 May God have pity on all of us!

(I will be traveling and will not be able to respond to any potential comments for many days.)By Constantine Zalalas (Audio Lecture)
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2 days ago

Peter Kalamatianos
A FALSE LOVE 
NOT SHARED BY CHRISTS 
TRUE
BELIEVERS

A FALSE LOVE
NOT SHARED BY CHRIST'S
TRUE
BELIEVERSAccording to the ever memorable Archimantrite Spyridon Bilalis, Ecumenism, the greatest heresy of the twentieth century, preaching the dogmatic and religious syncretism(blending) and tending towards a single type of pan - religion for the equalization of the Christian confessions and religions, becomes the most lethal danger to Orthodoxy. (Archimandrite Spyridon Bilalis, "Orthodoxy and Papism")
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3 days ago

Gregory Bistrita
It is also known that the Roman church adulterated the spirit of the Gospel and from crucifixional and cross-bearing changed it to secular or social-political. So Rome transmuted the Church into a social-political organism...

- Elder Athanisios Mitilinaios

The Elder further relates that this transmutation eventually gave birth to atheism in the West; concerning the East, he states heresies existed in the East but they never gave birth to atheism. - it seems this (atheism) was the result of what we now call the social gospel - which can also be identified with altering the true mission of the Church.

Behold the death-bearing poison...

"It is also known that the Roman church adulterated the spirit of the Gospel and from crucifixional and cross-bearing changed it to secular or social-political. So Rome transmuted the Church into a social-political organism..."

- Elder Athanisios Mitilinaios

The Elder further relates that this transmutation eventually gave birth to atheism in the West; concerning the East, he states "heresies existed in the East but they never gave birth to atheism." - it seems this (atheism) was the result of what we now call the "social gospel" - which can also be identified with "altering the true mission of the Church".

Behold the death-bearing poison...
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3 days ago

Peter Kalamatianos

THE EPISTLE OF ST. PETER
1 PETER
CHAPTER 1

Greeting

1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To the pilgrims of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,†
2 elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace be multiplied.†

Born to a Heavenly Hope

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,†
4 to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you,†
5 who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.†

Tested for Genuine Faith

6 In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials,†
7 that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ,
8 whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,†
9 receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls.
10 Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and searched carefully, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you,†
11 searching what, or what manner of time, the Spirit of Christ who was in them was indicating when He testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow.
12 To them it was revealed that, not to themselves, but to us they were ministering the things which now have been reported to you through those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven—things which angels desire to look into.†

Be Holy

13 Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;†
14 as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance;
15 but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct,
16 because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.”
17 And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one's work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear;†
18 knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers,†
19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.
20 He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you
21 who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.

Love Each Other

22 Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart,
23 having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever,
24 because
“All flesh is as grass,
And all the glory of man as the flower of the grass.
The grass withers,
And its flower falls away, †
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But the word of the LORD endures forever.”
Now this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you.
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4 days ago

Peter Kalamatianos

CHRIST IS TALKING ABOUT THE
ANTICHRIST 666
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5 days ago

Radu Blebea

Monument dedicated to Met Sergius who betrayed the Church blessed and praised by Patriarch Kirill. They will probably seek to glorify him as well, and Patriarch Alexei II also ... Terrible

Indeed nothing has changed !

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This is a link to the speech of Patriarch Alexy II at a Jewish synagogue in NYC (1991). I remember when this happened. I was a teenager. Some bishops ceased commemorating him (for a time). The Patriarch states: ""Dear brothers, Shalom to you in the name of the God of love and peace! God of our fathers, who revealed himself to Moses in His saint bush burning, the flame burning bush, and said, "I am the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, God of Isaac, God of Jacob." He is Jehovah — the God and Father of all, and we are all brothers, for we are all children of the Old Testament to the Sinai, which is in the New Testament, as we Christians believe Christ is updated ... Unity of Judaism and Christianity has a real basis of the spiritual and the natural affinity and positive religious interests. We are united with the Jews, without abandoning Christianity, not in spite of Christianity, but in the name and power of Christianity, and the Jews are one with us not against Judaism, but in the name and by virtue of true Judaism ...Together, we will build a new society — a democratic, free, open, fair, a society of which no longer wishes to leave and where Jews would live confidently and calmly, in an atmosphere of friendship, cooperation and brotherhood creative children of one God — the Father of all .. God of your fathers, and ours. " These are not the words of a Saint! survincity.com/2011/04/speech-of-patriarch-alexy-ii-in-the-central/

5 days ago

Gregory Bistrita
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the way i see this coming about is through the digital currencies and especially Ethereum. people will be compelled into accepting it as a sign of acceptance of the new Social Gospel doctrine (and a new Social Contract), the victory of Liberation Theology. This new currency will represent the very symbol of victory over iniquity and the beginning of a new era of peace and justice where theft (especially by the bankers, politicians and all those in power) will be impossible. It will be seen as a victory of morality over vice and sin. It will be offered to people as the solution to all the problems and will carry this specific ""spiritual contract" - a promise that the bankers (or any ruling elite) will never be allowed to rule the earth again. by accepting it, people will recognize the victory of "social gospel" and the establishment of the kingdom of Heaven on Earth. this is what i believe Constantine Zalalas and Elder Iustin werre also saying.

the coming war will be revealed to be a war to defend America's and the Dollar's stance in the world and will play towards the same goal strengthening the case for Ethereum

1 week ago

Gregory Bistrita
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1 week ago

Gregory Bistrita
Can one in general believe that any sort of secure and reliable peace can be established on earth with the crude flouting of Gods Truth, with the lies and hypocrisy which are so clearly characteristic of the life of modern mankind? Where the Truth of God is lacking there cannot be genuine peace.

Let us remember that the peace with the Antichrist (as with his servants) is already a betrayal of Christ - and hence enmity against Christ!

...all these appeals for peace and unity are unacceptable, for they come from people who encroach on our principal treasure – the pure and undefiled truth of the teaching of Christ that has been preserved by us, and who wish to substitute for it a lie which is of the devil. The unity which is now envisaged by the enemies of the pure truth of Christ is not unity in Christ. It is that unity which the Antichrist, who wishes to subject all to himself and to found his kingdom on earth, is striving to create. Everything that now comes from people on the summits of religious, political and communal life, since the time that our Orthodox Russia was trampled in the dust, is nothing else than intense work of preparation by the servants of the coming Antichrist for his future kingdom.

- Vladyka Averky of Jordanville

"Can one in general believe that any sort of secure and reliable peace can be established on earth with the crude flouting of God's Truth, with the lies and hypocrisy which are so clearly characteristic of the life of modern mankind? Where the Truth of God is lacking there cannot be genuine peace."

"Let us remember that the peace with the Antichrist (as with his servants) is already a betrayal of Christ - and hence enmity against Christ!"

"...all these appeals for "peace" and "unity" are unacceptable, for they come from people who encroach on our principal treasure – the pure and undefiled truth of the teaching of Christ that has been preserved by us, and who wish to substitute for it a lie which is of the devil. The "unity" which is now envisaged by the enemies of the pure truth of Christ is not unity in Christ. It is that unity which the Antichrist, who wishes to subject all to himself and to found his kingdom on earth, is striving to create. Everything that now comes from people on the summits of religious, political and communal life, since the time that our Orthodox Russia was trampled in the dust, is nothing else than intense work of preparation by the servants of the coming Antichrist for his future kingdom."

- Vladyka Averky of Jordanville
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1 week ago

Gregory Bistrita
...discoursing and trying to persuade them concerning the things of the Kingdom of God. But when some were hardened and were unbelieving, speaking evil of the Way before the multitude, he withdrew from them and separated the disciples...(Acts 19 8-9)

Here are 4 things St. Paul did not do:

1) He did not continue dialoguing with those who were hardened and not interested in the Orthodox Gospel.

2) He also did not say Well, if you have no interest in the truths I am proclaiming - why dont we just set these issues aside and open a soup kitchen together, or hold a world peace conference or make joint declarations concerning what we do agree on.

3) He did not leave the disciples (the sheep) in the presence of the wolves.

4) He did not pray with those who refused to accept the Orthodox gospel.

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"...discoursing and trying to persuade them concerning the things of the Kingdom of God. But when some were hardened and were unbelieving, speaking evil of the Way before the multitude, he withdrew from them and separated the disciples..."(Acts 19 8-9)

Here are 4 things St. Paul did not do:

1) He did not continue dialoguing with those who were hardened and not interested in the Orthodox Gospel.

2) He also did not say "Well, if you have no interest in the truths I am proclaiming - why don't we just set these issues aside and open a soup kitchen together, or hold a 'world peace conference' or make 'joint declarations' concerning what we do agree on."

3) He did not leave the disciples (the sheep) in the presence of the wolves.

4) He did not pray with those who refused to accept the Orthodox gospel.

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2 weeks ago

Gregory Bistrita
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Gregory Bistrita
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Gregory Bistrita
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Gregory Bistrita
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2 weeks ago

Radu Blebea
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Global Liberation Theology being preached to the whole world. Humanity has an enemy which is the satanic ruling elite and humanity has to be liberated ... Don't people get it yet ? 🙂

I am kind of getting exhausted here as nobody in the Orthodox world (with one exception) seems to care this has been shown to be the plan for years. They still want to listen to the official narative.

All but the very few can see the real deception behind this whole game which is designed to bring about the kingdom of Antichrist ...Dr. Alexander Dugin joins Alex Jones via Skype to compare and contrast the leadership styles of Putin and Trump while warning the American public of the glob...
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Seeds brother! some people can only receive certain information as seeds - which may lie dormant for a long time. Whatever seeds are pleasing to God, we hope will receive the rain and light (from Heaven) to grow in due time. Similarly, I think quite a few people do care - its just that, in my opinion - these subject matters are not so easily spoken of by those who are not yet able to incorporate them into their world view. For me personally, it took me decades to form the limited world-view I have now. People also, generally feel uneasy speaking concerning matters they have yet to comprehend - this also occurs with me personally when you sometimes speak concerning matters of which I am utterly ignorant. In these cases, I care - but remain silent (as one seeking to learn rather than speak.) I believe this to be the case with others as well! I know it is exhausting, but please know that I (and I am sure many others) are thankful for your efforts!!!

You not alone. But it sure feels like a lone lonely loner. The Prophet's is sorrowed, troubled by his soul seeing what most cannot or refuse to consider.

I don't deserve any kind words. You are true friends for which I thank you. What we are saying here is not even anything prophetic, just observations on current events. One does not even need to be a theologian, just have some Orthodox Common Sense to see what is happening. But let me thank you for your words of encouragement. I know you see what i see, i guess i was more lamenting that all those in high places turn their faces away and put up with this big lie, and even sell it as Orthodoxy ... I think it is becoming undeniably clear the whole thing is such a big lie that can't be covered any more, it is being bandaided everywhere to just try to keep the narrative going ...

Silence is always proper and usually the safest. I am sure there a point coming. Where The Truth, mixed experience has to be willingly, and time expressed. "Those who have ears hear what the prophets speak." There is a long history of them compelled to speak truth in love, which sounds very rash. But the duty falls such soul to cry to the ones who have ears to hear. I find there is sorrow both ways. Seeing, and hearing while receiving or rejecting a threating caution. Orthodoxy through Scriptures, writings of The Fathers, prayers of the Saints, and the honoring of The feasts. Opens up a Holy sense in ones soul. This is why we are in continual tears for what we see in ourselves, and others. Woooo is me. Lord have Mercy.

Those Russia sanctions? 🙂 The perfect excuse to push us all into Ethereum and crypto currencies! This interview is probably the best as it covers all the "benefits" the crypto world will bring to a humanity freed from under the yoke of an oppressing elite ... So all those sanctions do make sense after all, don't they ? 🙂 How easily people will adopt it, how far we are into this process and how asleep are the sheppards ... youtu.be/xmWg7NRx-Ow

Just ripe for the Mark, and not being able to buy or sell without it. It of course, gives more power to the Beast System than the elite have right now.

And the Russians will say "we had no choice, we had to do something about it". Isn't that smart? 🙂 Make everything look like a "natural development"

Fascinating when considering how old the plan must be and how hard they have worked to achieve it ... There are just too many "coincidences" ... Don't know if this is a hoax or not at this point, but it is an interesting read to say the least ... "The Last President" Quotes: The Last President opens in New York City on November 3rd, 1896, with the announcement of the newly-elected president of the United States, who happens to be an outsider candidate - the candidate who represented the “common man,” who would liberate the people from the grip of the bankers, and “undo the bad business of years of unholy union between barters and sellers of human toil and the law makers of the land.” “The Chicago Platform assumes, in fact, the form of a legendary propaganda. It embodies a menace of national disintegration and destruction.” That quote, taken from Garret A. Hobart’s public speech of acceptance of the Republican nomination on September 10th, 1896, also serves as the epigraph of a book also published in 1896 by Ingersoll Lockwood, titled 1900 or The Last President. It was stamped by the Library of Congress on September 28th, just two weeks after Hobart gave that speech. www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-06/did-author-1800s-predict-trump-and-americas-downfall. As Baron goes on a search for the portal to the “World within a World” with Don as his guide, his travels take him to the Ural mountains in Russia. So Little Baron Trump and his dog are guided by Don to Russia.

If you ever wondered where this is all coming from ... everything just falls into place www.google.com.au/amp/www.catholicnewsagency.com/amp/news/former-soviet-spy-we-created-liberation...

As it appears to me, the kingdom of Antichrist has 3 components. 1. Liberation Theology - create and promote the idea of a "common enemy" which is a threat to humanity, and which promotes iniquity and oppression all over the world 2. Social Gospel - preach a new doctrine of "social justice" denouncing the "common threat" and encourage social action towards the goal of "liberation" 3. Ecumenism - gather everyone in the fight against the perceived perpetrator of iniquity, preach the social gospel, and bring about the "liberator"

This is frightful brother! but not surprising. So, do you think the whole "Putin vs the NWO" stuff we often come across is just an expression of KGB created Liberation Theology or (in the best of individual cases) the seeking of something truly Orthodox - while not realizing what lies beneath the wrapping?

The worst thing i could do is lie to myself (and others) and say, "there is nothing to see here, move on" 🙁 That i cannot do

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