categoryMenu_new
 
  Home
  EXTRAORDINARY AH Teaching from Spiritual Hierarchy
  AbundantHope
  NEW READERS! Read Here First
  Supporting AH
  Leadership of AbundantHope
  Announcements
  Regional AH Sites
  Other Sites with AH material
  Contact Us
  Becoming A Messiah
  OUR PUBLIC FORUM IS OPEN TOO ALL
  Mission Ideas
  System Busting
  Cleric Letter/English
  Translations of Cleric Letter
  AH Member Writings
  Candace
  Ron
  Rosie
  Jess
  Brian's Poetry
  James
  Giuseppe
  Esteban
  Telepathic Messages
  Candace
  Jess Anthony
  Vince
  Leonette
  John
  Adam
  Bela
  Joyce
  Hazel
  Kibo
  Peter
  Rosie
  Johan
  Lucia
  Lucia G
  Rubens
  Shellee-Kim
  Ben
  Dorothea
  Solon
  Others
  Targeted Messages
  Hano
  Light Flower
  Changing The Face Of Religion
  - Phoenix Journals - PDF in German
  Candace on Religion
  Other Spiritual Pieces
  Spiritual Nuggets by the Masters
  Phoenix Journals
  Phoenix Journals - PDF
  Telepathic Messages PDF books
  Selections from the Urantia Book
  Illustrations For The Urantia Book
  CMGSN Pieces
  THE WAVE
  Environment/Science
  David Crayford and the ITC
  Health and Nutrition
  Podcasts, Radio Shows, Video by AH
  Political Information
  True US History
  Human/Animal Rights
  The Miracle That Is Me
  Education
  Resources
  911 Material
  Books - eBooks
  government email/phone #'s
  Self Reliance
  Video
  Websites
  Alternative News Sources
  Art and Music
  Foreign Sites
  Health and Healing
  Human/Animal Rights
  Scientific
  Spiritual
  Vegan Recipes
  Translated Material
  Dutch
  Gekanaliseerde berichten Jess
  Gekanaliseerde berichten Candace
  Gekanaliseerde berichten Anderen
  Artikelen/berichten
  French
  Canal Jess
  Par Candace
  Other Channels
  Articles
  German
  Telepathische Nachrichten (Candace)
  Telepathische Nachrichten (Jess)
  Telepathische Nachrichten (div.)
  AH Mitgliederbeiträge (Candace)
  AH Mitgliederbeiträge (Jess)
  Spirituelle Schätze
  Italian
  Translations - Candace
  Translations - Jess
  Translations - Others
  Portuguese
  by Candace
  By Jess
  By Others
  Spanish
  Anfitriones Divinos
  Bitácoras Fénix
  Creadores-de-Alas (WingMakers/Lyricus)
  Escritos de Candace
  Escritos de Otros
  Monjoronsón
  Telemensajes de Candace
  Telemensajes de Jess Anthony
  Telemensajes de Otros
  Chinese
  By Candace
  By Jess
  By Others
  Korean Translations
  Hungarian Translations
  Swedish Translations

Search
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Political Information : True US History Last Updated: Aug 8, 2020 - 3:01:58 AM


Christians Revolt Against Lockdown Restrictions, with a Regrettable Exception
By Seraphim Hanisch with comments by Ron
Aug 7, 2020 - 5:35:49 PM

Email this article
 Printer friendly page Share/Bookmark

https://theduran.com/christians-revolt-against-lockdown-restrictions-with-a-regrettable-exception-video/

 

 

Dr Steve Turley notes revolt in Protestant megachurches, but where are the Orthodox ?


 

Share

As the coronavirus wave slowly winds down in Russia, many of our Orthodox Christian churches and monasteries are open again. In large part, at least according to my own observations, one can walk into a church and see two-meter spacing marks on the floor (we stand throughout our services), and in one temple the priest caused all of us receiving Holy Communion to be given our own paper napkins rather than "risk infection" by having all our mouths wiped with the chalice's own altar cloth as is the usual tradition.

Nevertheless, my experience in Russia shows full church attendance, no one paying much attention to the markings on the floor and people are just there as they always used to be before the pandemic became an issue. Here, the understanding appears to be when I am in crisis, I need to be in church more, to pray more and to get more serious about correcting where I have been wrong.

Apparently the Orthodox Church communities in the United States do not share the same reaction, though, thankfully, some other Christian believers do.

It is sad to see that this is not being repeated among the Orthodox Christian parishes in the United States. While some communities have indeed disregarded various lockdown restrictions, closures, attendance caps, and all manner of utter silliness, many others easily and completely acquiesced to the restrictions, including ethnic Russian Orthodox temples in the United States. The Orthodox Church in America published an article on their own national website basically championing the need not to sing in services (all our services are sung all the way through; it is like a 90-minute to three-hour singing fest, each service, and often twice a day or more often), and in situation after situation I still see streaming Church services with hardly anyone in attendance, whether that limit is imposed by COVID restrictions or not.

Yet, by contrast, there was a recent Supreme Court decision that in Nevada, casinos could keep running during the pandemic, while churches of any kind had to buckle under to restrictions. This, as you will see, tipped off a revolt among Christians.

Regrettably, that revolt has yet to spread among Christianity's oldest and deepest Church in its outposts in the West, and I do not know why. By contrast, I have read clergy posts insisting that they will not allow anyone into their parish if they are not wearing a mask. I see, and am saddened, by parish updates talking about how the state has "graciously allowed" higher attendance rates, and so on.

In one sense, the humility of Orthodox Church priests and other pastors is commendable. But the question that rises every time is "Whom do we serve?" After all, the Christian world has suffered pandemics and severe epidemics nine times before this very mild pandemic (consider the deadly nature of Bubonic Plague and Spanish Flu for comparison, among others) came to light.

One Protestant pastor rises to light in this video, offered by Orthodox Christian Dr. Steve Turley. That pastor, John McArthur, runs a megachurch of several thousand members, and he is not closing or obeying these restrictions. He is further being defended by President Trump's own personal attorney.

This brings a thought to mind. There is great support for Christians in the US now under this President. But so many Churches would rather fold to the state's gross abuses of power than to stand for Christ. Why ?

This is a question for each of us to consider personally and answer. I will offer one hint: At the Last Judgement, I do not think we are going to be asked if we masked up and practiced our social distancing properly.

[Ron: There is no last judgment. The Creator does not judge us, we judge ourselves. Eventually we admit to ourselves our mistakes (sins) and seek to change our beliefs and behaviours to conform to the energetic truths that govern the operations of the universe and everything in it. We have an eternity in which to incarnate and do that and to evolve spiritually. See eg my comments in: Judaism and Christianity - Two Thousand Years of Lies - 60 Years of State Terrorism - http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/Judaism-and-Christianity---Two-Thousand-Years-of-Lies---60-Years-of-State-Terrorism.shtml].

[Colour fonts, bolding and comments in square brackets added.].

Liked it ? Take a second to support The Duran on Patreon !

Report

The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of The Duran.




All writings by members of AbundantHope are copyrighted by
©2005-2020 AbundantHope - All rights reserved

Detailed explanation of AbundantHope's Copyrights are found here


Top of Page

True US History
Latest Headlines
US Atty General Barr: Militant Secularists co-opted ‘separation of church and state’ to Attack Religious Freedom
True causes of the Uncivil War: Understanding the Morrill Tariff
Even If Amy Barrett is Confirmed to SCOTUS, She’s Still a Statist Who Promotes Forced Vaccinations and Indefinite Lockdowns
With Ginsburg's Death, Cue The Last Stand Of American Marxists
Hail Satan ? Liberal Mom Tells How Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Death Drove Her to SATANISM - Only to be DISAVOWED by the Church of Satan
Hunter Biden’s Conflict Of Interest Silenced by ‘fake mainstream media’, but Trump’s Own People Are In On cover-up
BOMBSHELL: Senate Report On Hunter Biden Corruption Is DEVASTATING
The Only Good "white ally" is a Dead White Ally
The Truth Finally Emerges About Breonna Taylor's Death
A US Government-Funded Petition to Rewrite Thailand's Constitution
U.S. Attorney: Military Ballots, Cast for Trump, Found Discarded in Pennsylvania
How The Government Uses Fear To Control
Illegal Aliens and the Census: Next stop — SCOTUS
Women Are Not OK
6 Officers Admit to Sexually Abusing Multiple Women—NO Charges, Retired with Benefits
Kennedy's US-Russia Joint Space Vision Must Be Revived
NeverTrumpers Unhinged Over Their Growing Irrelevance
Colleges Nationwide Enforce Strict COVID Rules... Except During BLM Protests
Military Generals Are Just Another Group Of Self-Interested Technocrats
Pentagon Informs Congress It's Preparing To Have "Zero" US Troops In Afghanistan By Spring