A message from the Russian Orthodox Church.
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 France's 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 it's 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 faith's immemorial teaching on sexual morality, “the former Christian peoples are preparing themselves for the solemn reception of the Anti-Christ." - Finish reading here.
The contagion of the world's slow stain...
I'm becoming more and more convinced of this, as popular culture grows more decadent, politicians more candid in their anti-Christian views and calling for a change in religious attitudes, and so on. Gender ideology is the outgrowth of rad-feminism and LGBTQ-ism. Sounds crazy right? Especially when all someone wants to do is be themselves? How is that bad?
When men attempt to change and control their destiny, to manipulate existence, to re-order creation - that's the essence of witchcraft - it is paganism, idolatry. We make ourselves God - that is what the New Age promotes.
Therefore God can be a she. When God is called mother - when liturgical prayers are addressed to God as mother - that is anti-Christ. It is regressive - leading back to Magna Mater - Great Mother, Goddess worship. Jesus revealed the Father - he called God Father. To go against that is anti-Christ.
To go against nature - to redefine gender, sexuality, and marriage - and ultimately God - is anti-Christ.
"Who fails to drink little or much from the golden chalice of the Babylonian woman of the Apocalypse [Rev. 17:4]?" - John of the Cross
We have seen it happen to other denominations. Today it is infecting the Anglican church. With the acceptance of women bishops, the new bishops seek to change liturgical prayers to address God as mother. Thus corrupting worship, making God into their own likeness.
These are the things the Russian Orthodox are warning against. These New Age 'theologies' - very much rooted in Theosophy, and not unlike the Conscious Evolution spirituality the LCWR and other Catholic groups have embraced, seem to me to be a final preparation "for the solemn reception of the Anti-Christ."
Just a thought...
In the end, promiscuous behavior and infidelity become so habituated, that it may seem to be an addiction. Never give up hope, nor compromise with the spirit of the age. Pray to Our Lady for courage and the grace to do penance. Repentance followed by frequent confession, with prayer and the Eucharist are the steps one must take in order to amend one's life and begin to repair the damage done to family and friends.
H/T Daniel Cassidy
Another interesting article on the 'cultural revolution' here.