Skip to comments.Churches embracing homosexuality prepare members to accept the Anti-Christ: Russian Orthodox leader
Posted on 06/05/2015 6:57:12 PM PDT by lightman
MOSCOW, June 5, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) Churches that have deemed homosexuality morally acceptable have rejected Christianity and are preparing their followers to accept the Anti-Christ, according to one of the leading figures in the Russian Orthodox Church.
His statement came as the Russian Orthodox Church announced that it is ending formal contacts with the United Protestant Church of France and the Church of Scotland over those churches abandonment of traditional Christian sexual morality. In its statement, the church said ecumenical dialogue was pointless after Frances United Protestant Church last month voted to allow pastors to officiate at same-sex marriages and the Church of Scotland approved ordaining clergy who are in same-sex civil unions.
The Russian Orthodox Church holds the firm position based on Holy Scriptures and has repeatedly declared that [homosexual 'marriage' is] inadmissible for moral teaching, the statement reads. Churches that offer to marry homosexuals trample upon the principles of traditional Christian morality.
The statement explains that over a period of years, the Orthodox Church has shared her concerns with these Christian bodies and warned of ecumenical consequences if they adopt same-sex marriage.
Regrettably, the words of warning have not been heard, Orthodox officials concluded.
Following the decision, the Very Rev. Fr. Dimitry Smirnov the chair of the Russian Orthodox Church Commission for Family, Protection of Motherhood and Childhood told one of the leading Russian television stations the new moral teachings place these liberal denominations beyond the pale of Christianity.
We separated ourselves from them as from the plague, as its contagious, he said. The Russian Orthodox Church cannot support with its authority something that is just an iniquity from the Biblical point of view.
These are not Christian communities anymore. This is another community with its own distinct name of LGBT. Its future is simple and clear the fire of Gehenna this is just what the Holy Scripture says, Fr. Smirnov said.
By rejecting the Christian faiths immemorial teaching on sexual morality, the former Christian peoples are preparing themselves for the solemn reception of the Anti-Christ.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow has stated many times that gay marriage is incompatible with Christian teaching.
The Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchates Department for External Church Relations, Metropolitan Hilarion, explained, The legalization of same-sex cohabitations, tolerant attitude to euthanasia and prostitution, disruption of the centuries-old institution of marriage and family, pose a clear threat to the future of humanity.
Archpriest Jason Kappanadze of the Orthodox Church in America, the daughter church of Moscow, called the Moscow Patriarchates move an appropriate statement of moral clarity, noting that certain Protestant denominations that have crossed the line away from Christianity making further dialogue impossible.
Kappanadze was careful to point out that the reason for Moscows decision is not hatred but its care and concern for the well-being of all. We stand with firm love for the salvation of our fellow human beings!
Father Hans Jacobse of the American Orthodox Institute told LifeSiteNews, People will look at the decision by the Russian Orthodox Church and think it is unfair. One must understand that the Russian Orthodox looks at gay marriage as a grave distortion of Gods design for men and women.
Fr. Jacobse said the Russian Orthodox Church is concerned with the long-term societal effects of sanctioning homosexuality. The Russians have always been brilliant long term thinkers, he told LifeSiteNews. Orthodox leaders believe that legalizing same-sex marriage will change our understanding of who God created us to be, and that will have destructive ramifications for society down the road.
The Russian Bishops Council of 2013 explained that Dialogue with confessions which openly defy the Biblical moral norms is impossible. The Churchs Department for External Church Relations does not see any prospects in maintaining official contacts with such groups.
Noting a tragic liberal trend throughout the Protestant world and implying there may be more severing of ties to come, the Moscow Patriarchate statement read, We regretfully acknowledge, that today we have a new divide in the Christian world, not only regarding theological subjects, but regarding moral issues as well.
The Russian Orthodox Church previously cut ties with The Episcopal Church in the United States in 2003 after it consecrated an open, practicing homosexual as bishop. Two years later, it severed its ecumenical relationship with the Swedish Lutheran Church after it sanctioned ceremonies for same-sex civil unions in 2005.
The bishops of the Orthodox Church in America, which together are called the Holy Synod, have made several public statements against homosexuality. Homosexuality is to be approached as the result of humanitys rebellion against God, and so against its own nature and well-being, one such synodal statement from 1992 explained. It is not to be taken as a way of living and acting for men and women made in Gods image and likeness.
Those suffering from same-sex attraction are to be treated in the Orthodox Church with compassion.
Men and women with homosexual feelings and emotions are to be treated with the understanding, acceptance, love, justice and mercy due to all human beings, the bishops said. They are to seek assistance in discovering the specific causes of their homosexual orientation, and to work toward overcoming its harmful effects in their lives.
However, homosexuals who still want to justify their behavior are barred from Holy Communion, since to do so would not help, but harm them.
O heavenly King, O Comforter, the Spirit of Truth
who are in all places and fillest all things:
Treasury of good things and Giver of life:
Come and dwell in us and cleanse us from every stain,
and save our souls, O good One.
But he spoke loud and clear.
Rescued by whom? The Church doesn't save, Christ does.
Glad to see the truth be spoken.
“Churches embracing homosexuality”?
Oh hell no.
There’s money top be made.
Here’s a sermon from Father Jason Kappanadze, who is a parish priest in Elmira Heights, NY:
It is good to see a priest of the OCA supporting the Russian Orthodox statement on homosexual-suppoting “churches”, especially in June, when so many cities will be “celebrating” “LGBT Pride Week”!!!!
ESPECIALLY in Russia, they know that you dont embrace homosexuality. Homosexuality embraces you.
Now let’s see Pagan America learn that!!!!
If you don’t think we’ve gone pagan, see your local “Pride” parade. That is—if you can avoid the effects of extreme disgust!!!!
The Russian Orthodox Church might be more appealing... if it weren’t for the fact that the KGB originated as the “church”’s Oprichni Secret Police.
I guess we're not supposed to notice that "homosexual-suppoting churches" are symptomatic of the KGB's strategicaly successful demoralization of the American McSheeple?
...?"According to my opinion, and the opinions of many defectors of my caliber, only about 15% of time, money, and manpower is spent on espionage as such. The other 85% is a slow process which we call either ideological subversion, active measures, or psychological warfare. What it basically means is: to change the perception of reality of every American that despite of the abundance of information no one is able to come to sensible conclusions in the interest of defending themselves, their families, their community, and their country.It's a great brainwashing process which goes very slow and is divided into four basic stages.The first stage being "demoralization".It takes from 15 to 20 years to demoralize a nation. Why that many years? Because this is the minimum number of years required to educate one generation of students in the country of your enemy exposed to the ideology of [their] enemy. In other words, Marxism-Leninism ideology is being pumped into the soft heads of at least 3 generation of American students without being challenged or counterbalanced by the basic values of Americanism; American patriotism."--KGB Defector Yuri Bezmenov--Soviet Subversion of the Free Press (Ideological subversion, Destabilization, CRISIS - and the KGB)
We have enough American and European Gramscian Marxists around—working on us for DECADES—that there was no need for the old Soviet KGB to demoralize us. And homosexuality—as well as the destruction of the churches—has always been part of the Gramscian program.
Now these people are firmly entrenched in our State Department—among other places!!!!
Is it B.S. that the KGB originated as the Oprichni secret police of the Russian Orthodox “church”?
You mean these Oprichniki?
Yes, they dressed in black monastic robes and attended long church services, but they were by no means real monks or even laity in good standing!
The founder of the modern Soviet “Oprichniki”, Felix Dzerzhinsky, was a Polish Catholic by background, who became an atheist communist:
He was not Orthodox at all!
Here’s what REALLY happened between the Russian Orthodox Church and the original Oprichniki:
St. Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow and Enlightener of All America, re-established the Church as independent from the government, which it had not been since Peter the Great:
Although St. Tikhon and the other early Russian saints in Alaska were instrumental in establishing the Orthodox Church in America, its people are not very Russian. Most are descendants of Carpatho-Russyn immigrants, or just plain American converts and their children.
Like most Russophobes, you are unwilling to admit that the world has experienced a “great reversal”, with Russia as a bastion of Christianity, and our poor America as a land and people misled by communists (obama, Ayers, Dohrn, etc.), atheists, “gays”, and banksters. And you know very little about the Orthodox Church.
We all need to wake up, if we are to recover as a free people!!!!
>>St. Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow and Enlightener of All America,
What part of the Declaration of Independence did he write, Comrade?
No, these Oprichniki:
I forget, what was Vlad's Secret Police rank again?
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