Skip to comments.Russia: Supreme Court confirmed the decision to liquidate the Pentecostal Church.
Posted on 03/23/2014 8:54:24 AM PDT by UMCRevMom@aol.com
GOOGLE TRANSLATION: Supreme Court confirmed the decision to liquidate the Pentecostal Church. Full name of the religious organization - "Evangelical Christian Church Pentecostal "Harvest". It leads its activity about 20 years. According to experts, in Russia this movement is not less than 200 thousand followers. Pentecostal put on a par with the "Jehovah's Witnesses" in the scale and pace of distribution. According to eyewitnesses, at meetings of believers belong to a state of ecstasy until the hysterical attacks - is that the only way to know the Holy Spirit. Theologians on their websites make it move in the list of totalitarian sects active in Russia . Pentecostal representatives, in turn, say they are being persecuted on religious grounds. Reason for closing Last spring, the "harvest" visited the city prosecutor and found out that the religious organization led educational activities without a license. In a rented building were equipped classrooms where classes were held . In the audience were school desks, shelves with the educational literature, manuals and wall boards. To monitor the progress of pupils representatives of religious organizations have used the cool magazines, led schedule, buying textbooks. In fact, the formal reason was found Close "Harvest." The prosecutor's office filed a lawsuit (on the side of the plaintiffs were also Department of Justice and Department of Education Krasnogvardeisky district), and November 14, 2013 St. Petersburg court ruled to liquidate the church. By that time, several regions of the country courts also made similar rulings against Pentecostals. Pentecostals do not agree with this decision and appealed to the Supreme Court. However, the decision rendered by the St. Petersburg City Court to liquidate the Church "Harvest" , was upheld and entered into force. Now this religious organization will be removed from the register of legal entities.
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All approved religions in Russia have government approve licenses to practice? Makes one wonder who/what sets the benchmarks.
I've known many Catholic Charismatics
also Methodist, Presbyterian, Baptist,
and of course Pentecostal.
The Charismatic movement is NOT specific to one Denomination
And is, to my mind, one possible path
for the mending of the ways between
the fragmented Body of Christ
Any historical analogies?
Any historical analogies?
They will not tolerate that which they cannot cntrol.
You really don’t understand the difference between the two examples?
In Putin’s Russia the Russian Orthodox Church is the favored church.
Orthodox Christians like Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn whose writings I’ve read found the Protestant sects to be strange at the least and harmful to what they see as authentic Christianity at worst.
“In Putins Russia the Russian Orthodox Church is the favored church.”
And this is the way communism works. Hitler and his fascists did the same thing.... Get rid of those with faith . Stack the churches with those who have been trained by the state
Putin/Russia liquidating the Pentecostal Church is even worse.
Can't you bring yourself to criticize that.
Even worse is what Obama has done to OUR military in the area of religion and gays and shutdowns. During the government shutdown, I believe the Priests and Ministers were not allowed to preach and their doors were actually locked.
Not one bit. It's their rules.
No offense comrade, but ...Geeez.
It must have been the cool magazines that drew the fatal ire.
When one Christian suffers all do. This is Christendom fighting itself, yet again.
I talked to a missionary to Russia several weeks ago. He said everything occurs with a bribe, which makes it tough for real churches. Businesses must pay for outside auditors to work at least two hours a week on their books.