God Bless Russia! Russia is defending Christendom against heretical cults and is affirming Orthodoxy

For awhile now, Russia has constantly been having problems with heretical cults, whether they are local or imported from USA. Thankfully, Russia is very strong in affirming her stance against cults and is reaffirming her Orthodox Faith that built Russia many centuries ago from the time of St. Olga and St. Prince Vladimir, who subsequently had the whole nation baptized into the Faith of the Apostles and Saints. As has always been the case, Satan always seeks to undo the good work of Christ through various evil doctrines and parties, be it Islam via invasion from both Mongol and Turkish hordes, or whether it be the godless atheistic doctrines of Marx, Engels, Bakunin and Lenin that brought forth Communism in Russia for 8 decades. Whilst the Church has always triumphed against these external threats, there is a more subtle threat that has been used by Satan and his devils to attack the Church. It is through pseudo-Christian cults, whether it is imported from USA such as Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons, Scientology, etc. or some more local cults that aim to target Orthodox Christians in particular, such as the Vissarion cult and others such as the so called “True Orthodox Church”, etc. In the face of all this, our Lord Jesus Christ promised St. Peter and the rest of the Apostolic Church: “And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16:18)

Of late, there has not only been a resurgence of these heretical cults and sects, but in particular, the Watchtower Society from USA, better known to many as Jehovah’s Witnesses, has been a peculiar thorn in the side for Russia. It not only forbids their followers from performing in military service as well as partaking in government, but also denied medical blood transfusions to their children in cases of medical emergency and not to mention their ban placed on their followers from observing birthdays, Christmas, Easter, etc. But worst of all above all else, are their heretical doctrines that deny the Holy Trinity, deny everlasting reward and everlasting damnation along with a whole range of heresies, which I shall post at the end. In addition, should anyone disagree in the slightest with the leaders or teachings in the Watchtower Society, they are automatically “disfellowshipped” which not only means being cast out of the congregation, but also any family members that are part of it are forbidden to have anything to do with them. It is just as bad as the Islamic consequences for being a “murtad” or apostate from Islam, whereby everyone is commanded to turn against you even kill you. I have encountered many horror stories with people who were disfellowshipped by the Watchtower Society and some even received death threats too! Is it no wonder that Russia is now intent on having stronger laws against “cults” and various heretical groups that claim to be Christian? They are equally as dangerous as Islam and in fact, Russia has also been stringent in dealing with Muslim terrorists and their sympathisers too.

Russia has rightly assessed through her Ministry of Justice, that not only is this cult “extremist” on account of their practices of denying their followers medical blood transfusions in emergencies as well as other practices already mentioned, but also for their literature, that is not only heretical, but constantly promotes hatred towards other genuine Christian churches, particularly Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox. The fullness of the article with more details in question can be found here:

“Russia court considers Jehovah’s Witnesses ban” http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39500648?ocid=socialflow_facebook&ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbcnews&ns_source=facebook

In addition, they have experienced numerous bans in 1991 (Soviet period ending), in 2004 and in other times, often because of their attacks on Orthodoxy as well as their debilitating practices. The worst part is that a number of “Evangelicals” in USA and even to a lesser extent in Russia, have been expressing sympathy towards these heretics as found in Christianity Today (the most left-wing magazine amongst American Evangelicals). Although the Russian government acknowledges the Baptists and Evangelicals officially amongst the 5 religious groups protected by the law, yet some Russian Evangelicals are seeking to side with these heretics despite the obvious consequences of bringing heresy and damnation on Russia. Can we honestly blame Russia for having an “anti-missionary” law based on this? Here is the pathetic article from Christianity Today:

“Russia’s Ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses Puts Evangelicals in a Tight Spot” http://www.christianitytoday.com/gleanings/2017/march/russia-liquidate-jehovahs-witnesses-evangelicals.html

Thankfully, Russia’s law on cults also covers the Hare Krishna sect too. It is obvious that Hinduism is dark and evil, but a sect such as the Hare Krishna has also been known for abuse of their followers not to mention their evil doctrines, that even mainstream Hinduism does not consider them authentic! I will leave a video later. But may I point out that, Russia has also included yoga and even the Japanese cult of Aum Shinrikyo, which was responsible for subway attacks in Japan in 1995, on the list of banned cults. May God bless Russia and show us in Western Christian Churches what should be done about the cults.

Here are some articles confirming the above:

“Officials in Central Russia Have Banned Yoga Because They Think It’s an Evil Cult”  by Joanna Plucinska http://time.com/3942725/russian-yoga-ban-religious-cults-nizhnevartovsk/

“Russia’s High Court Bans Japanese Doomsday Cult Group” http://www.rferl.org/a/russia-court-bans-japanese-doomsday-cult-group/28002879.html

In 2008, Hare Krishna sect was opposed strongly by Orthodox Christians in Moscow. Here is an article confirming this:

“Residents Protest Building of Temple in Moscow” June 5, 2008 https://iskconnews.org/residents-protest-building-of-temple-in-moscow,548/

I will now conclude this article with an article I wrote in 2014 regarding the Jehovah’s Witnesses heretical cult as well as some videos of Russia’s vigilance in fighting heresy as promised earlier.

Here is my article on the Jehovah’s Witnesses: http://shoebat.com/2014/09/21/every-christian-needs-know-jehovahs-witnesses-cult/

And now here are some videos:

“Orthodoxy or Death” in both Russian and Greek.

God Bless Russia! Slava Russiya! Slava Pravoslaviye! Slava Gospod Yesus Hristos!

  • Michelle Therese

    It is very true about the JW’s spreading outright hate against Catholics and Orthodox.

    I’ve managed to get my paws on a lot of their literature and wow… the Watchtower Society is truly insecure and lacks confidence in its own stance because it must constantly point the finger and denounce Trinitarian Christianity in order to try and justify its own modern (only started in late 1800’s) strange doctrines.

    This “Brother Russel and his sincere Bible students” did everything possible to create doctrines that are the direct opposite of what Christians have always believed. He sure was an arrogant and proud man full of himself!

  • Raph Sebastian

    Project Gideon and itscattempt to spread the Protestant heresy to the Orthodox members in Russia should also be banned. Those caught spreading that bastardized and blatantly fake “Christianity” to Apostolic Christians should all be bamned and never allowed into the country ever again.

    These sick cowards all say that authentic Apostolic Christians are not Christian and need saving while they peddle their fake man traditions
    Not any digferent from those sellers of rip of Gucci bags do touting their fake goods as if it was genuine

    We have a few of those that come on herr too tellng Catholics to come out of the Church Jesus founded for their Laodicean-esque one of false worship bands, smoke and mirrors and concerts as opposed to the Ancient Church’s incense, Sacraments and the grain offerin. Eternity a very very long time and putting one’s faith into the heretical 5 solas will get you there.

    • Стефан Евгений

      Even the BAPTISTS! in Russia, use the Synodal translation bible.

      • Raph Sebastian

        The devil knows which tools to use to confuse the people of God. Truly satan is most devious, there is nothing that he will not abuse, use and twist to bring about damnation of souls.

  • So you like religious swap meet, Russians don’t.

  • Methusalem

    Good step by Russia. But I will call a nation a great nation if it is ready to ban Islam!

  • Paul Doyle

    Praise God! Good for Russia. Walid/Thomas, have you ever heard of another group called “the Local Churches” aka “the Lord’s Recovery”, led by Witness Lee? I’ve met a lot of their followers, and they seem like some kind of cult, too. The things they say and support seem like major red flags to me. Apparently they have a lot of churches in Russia.

  • Craig A. Mouldey

    I’ve heard Protestant Christians chastising Russia as authoritarian for not allowing them to proselytise the Orthodox. Well, Russia is doing the right thing to protect their people. Groups like the WT are extremely dangerous and unless a person is rescued from their midst before the mind control takes hold, it is near impossible to get them out. Short of a major crisis in a persons life to drive a wedge between them and the power structure, they would be forever poisoned and lost.

  • DaKardii

    What about the Duginite occultists?

  • Having been a Jehovah’s Witness, I agree with some of what was stated in this piece. However, I still maintain some of the doctrines taught by Jehovah’s Witnesses, because they are true. Pastor Russell actually did not start, nor intend to start, a new religion/denomination (that’s on Judge Rutherford).

    I have to say, it’s interesting to see the Russian Orthodox Church acting in this manner – like it’s Roman counterpart, it has previous form. On this website I’ve heard it said that the Roman Church will arise again, and, in fact, I believe this to be the case. This Antichrist system is to have power for one hour, in the near future, and will kill the remaining Saints – as she persecuted the saints for the 1260 days (years) previously.

    Fortunately, this Harlot (Roman Catholic system, the Man of Sin – who has set himself up in the place of Christ), who is drunk with the blood of the saints, will be later be destroyed by the 10 kings who will soon lend her their power for the one hour – this Antichrist system (Antichrist doesn’t just mean against Christ, it can also mean ‘in place of’ Christ) will be completely burned with fire and her flesh eaten up! Likewise, Islam (which is against Christ) will be destroyed in the near future.

    The Bible says:

    And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come [get] out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. (Revelation 18:4)

    It’d be wise for all honest hearted Christians inside this apostate system to get out now.

    • Sometimes when we do a mass approve it simply doesn’t register.

      • Raph Sebastian

        Another one of those that left one cult only to follow the cult of Luther and Hunt. Full of “the Catholic Church is the harlot” BS.

        Sadly they never learn.

      • Grandmere

        Lord have mercy!

  • your comment is right here.

    • Grandmere

      This time I am going to hose out the dumpster. I aint gettin’ involved.

  • PaulF

    ‘Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord’ – Psalm 33:12

  • Kamau41

    This is great to hear that Russia is standing very strong and fighting against these very dangerous cults. Expect Christendom to remain strong in Russia well into the future.

    • Стефан Евгений

      If we stay on the path of repentance.

      • Kamau41

        Amen to that brat!

  • Kkdgrace

    This is off topic and may have been shared previously. I didn’t know where to write it, so here it is. Just learned that famed Protestestant Hank Hanegraph, the famed “BIBLE ANWER MAN”, was received into the Eastern Orthodox Church on Palm Sunday. Apparently This doesn’t sit too well with James White of “Alpha and Omega” fame. But I say, “Glory to Jesus Christ”! I can remember a time when I didn’t want my husband listening to him because of the heavy protestant overlay in the radio program. I don’t know about you, but this came as a bit of a shock- but a GOOD one!

    • Raph Sebastian

      I too saw a post regarding this on Scott Hahn’s blog. This is awesome news!

    • Стефан Евгений

      Lets lite a candle for him, that he does not turn out like Frank Schaeffer.

      • YAHOO! And I love this saying:

        “I’ve been impacted by the whole idea of knowing Jesus Christ, experiencing Jesus Christ, and partaking of the graces of Jesus Christ through the Eucharist or the Lord’s Table.”

        Protestants who followed him are having a meltdown.

      • Kkdgrace

        Frank Schaeffer has been MORE than a disappointment!

        • You are correct. Pray this one doesn’t turn out the same.

    • Saw this news on Twitter. Wonderful news.

  • Raph Sebastian

    The Orthodox are Apostolic and thus also have the fullness of the truth. And yes one day soon we wil be reunited. As it was once described that we are one body with two lungs longing to be one again.

  • Raph Sebastian

    If calling out slander and what is inherently the words of the diabolical is terrorizing to you then, yes.

  • Grandmere

    I didn’t see any love in her heart. And she was telling us what SHE thinks the bible teaches. She is in error and deserved every word she got from Raph.

  • Raph Sebastian

    I hope you know that includes the Protestant heresy. And if you agree by saying “you took the words right out my mouth!” then you must also agree that this artcle points out the falsity of Evangelicalism, Protestantism etc etc.

    And Russia will not have this heresy and heretics a foothold and poison the Orthodox Church and her members.

  • Raph Sebastian

    Please stay and be a regular here. Speakers of truth uncompromisingly! You brother have spoken truth boldly and are unafraid to show you carry a whip too.

    God bless you and yours this Passiontide and Pascal feast.

  • Raph Sebastian

    Here we do not cast aspersions towards Apostolic Christians. We do not suffer fools of the Protestant heresy gladly . Orthodox and Western Catholics are one body despite our temporary separation.

    Here we all agree that both the Holy See of Peter and The Eastern Church must reunite one day soon.

  • katz

    typical comment from a heretic, denying the mother of GOD< lol shows you don't read the bible cause she's there ion 101 verses all telling you she is holy and Blessed Look up the word blessed In the dictionary , also if she wasn't holy and full of sin as your protestant heretics believe she would have passed on her sin to Jesus, making him full of sin as well. as sin is inherited,,, wake up don't put limits on Gods power, You are questioning his omnipotence, if you have no faith in Mary and thinks she's a vessel then you cannot believe in Christ either, for the two are together, she was prophesised in genesis prior to her birth as being the enmity placed between Satan and the woman and her seed, she will crush the serpents head at the send of time,

  • Raph Sebastian

    You must distinguish between the acts of evil people and what is inherently holy.

    There are all kinds of wicked men with agendas of their own. Wicked and evil men in the Lord’s Church doesn’t make it evil. The Church as in 1 Tim 3:15 is inerrant and holy.

    The Lord was not lying when He said that the gates of hell will not prevail against His Church.

    So instead of asking me about separation perhaps you should distinguish between evil men and what is inerrant and holy.

  • Raph Sebastian

    See the other reply it also applies to this. Denominations are all evil, period. They cannot be of God for this very simple reason; none of them teach the same thing and disagree on many other things. Why are some sins allowed blatantly like adultery when these denominations perform remarriage ceremonies. The Lord is very clear what constitutes adultery

    How can any of these denominations claim to have the Holy Spirit when they all have disagreeing and varying “theology” and doctrine? They mock the Holy Spirit and commit the sin of blasphemy against Him if they continue to make their claim. The make the Holy Spirit seem schizophtenic for allowing sins in some denominations while disallowing other sins in others.

    There can be only one truth and it’s certainly not found in Protestantism and the derivatives and divisions of the last 500 years. Even “the bible answer man” conceded that there is an inherent lack of truth in the denomination he was previously in.

    Only in the Ancient Church is there truth. Despite the schism only the Catholic and Orthodox Church retains that fullness of the truth as the Apostles taught.


    And you are a godless antichrist son of Belial.

  • Raph Sebastian

    Indeed many came (and are still around) in His name and deceived, all the last 500 years of Protestantism was the work of the devil, the great deceiver himself. But why haven’t you heeded your own advice? Who founded your “church” that you go to or do you think you have no need to be in any church?

    These people all came in His name, they are the false prophets that Jesus warned us about Cathars, Bergomils, Manicheans, Ana-baptists, Arians, mohammad, Luther, Calvin, Zwingli, Charles Taze Russel, John Smith, John Smyth, the Wesley brothers, Hunt, MacArthur, Benny Hinn, Hagee, LaHaye, Osteen, Popov etc etc etc to the tune of 40000 fractures and divisions teaching some form of bastardized version of authentic Christianity of the Ancient Church .

    These is what Jesus was warning us about this is what all of the scripture which you quote is warning us about, but yet you will cling to your false beliefs and refuse to hear despite quoting scripture requiring you to hear and then you advance your rhetoric that the Catholic Church is the harlot etc etc etc and stroke the egos of those who repeat such vile slanders.

  • Raph Sebastian

    Nothing seems to get to you. There are evil people who will push evil agendas. Evil people include evil bishops, popes and clergy.

  • Raph Sebastian

    [All all these people you list are mere men doing satans work! ]

    You are right on this and I agree.

    [All the divisive voices truly bring nothing but chaos and confusion!]

    Indeed, true.

    [ I’m not one of them but even take what I say and let the word test me!]

    But you believe as they do, even your exchanges with me is no different of that of Luther and all of those men I have listed.

    [However you will never make me understand your defense of a religion that claims the birth of a baby from a sinless mother! ]

    Can God and sin exist together in the same body? Scripture says nothing unclean came come before God, is Jesus God even as a baby? Is God almighty, can He choose a person to create sinless? Yes or no? Even Luther in his early days argued about the sinless nature of the Blessed Mother of God and her perpetual virginity.

    But these things you won’t agree to because it doesn’t fit you American Protestantism that you have been taught. How is it that what you believe isn’t actually what those that started Protestantism believe? Is your kind of religion evolutionary and you make it up as you go?

    [What’s truly a sin is unbelief!]

    In Timothy as you have quoted, St Paul was telling Timothy what was deemed as disobedience, will you see that or not?

    Unbelief in scripture means disobedience. Each time the word unbelief appears in Greek or Latin or even Hebrew it means DISOBEDIENCE. Do you obey all that the LORD said that is in Scripture? Read the words especially in red in John 6, do you follow as He commanded?

    [Men’s sins have been punished in the body of Christ once and for all! ]

    Once saved always saved is a Protestant heresy that has been debunked, one can lose their salvation. Can a baptized man who commits murder or adultery without confessing his sins with repentance and without absolution get into heaven? Surely you don’t belief what Luther taught to go sin a thousand times.

    I quote the heresiarch Luther, “Be a sinner, and let your sins be strong (sin boldly), but let your trust in Christ be stronger, and rejoice in Christ who is the victor over sin, death, and the world. We will commit sins while we are here, for this life is not a place where justice resides. We, however, says Peter (2. Peter 3:13) are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth where justice will reign.

    He he twists scriptures like you do to suit his heresies. He never quotes scripture that states nothing unclean can enter into heaven Rev 21:27. This is why he wanted to remove the Book of Revelation along with the Epistles of James, NOW YOU REPEAT THE SAME HERESIES!

    The Blessed Mother of God always points to her SON. No Catholic would say otherwise, it’s only you Protestants that do. His mother is the co-Redemptrix, “co” here doesn’t mean the same thing as co-founder in English. http://catholicbridge.com/catholic/mary_mediatrix_co-redemptrix.php

    “Mediatrix” refers to Mary’s role of “Magnifying the Lord” (Lk 1:46). Thus my statement that the Blessed Mother of God always points to her son just like she did at the wedding in Cana, she told the stewards to DO AS HE SAYS!

    Now you have these facts that even the Early Church Fathers taught, they by the way learned from the Apostles themselves.

    These truths have been laid before you, ruminate on them for a bit. Perhaps you may see the light, and even if you don’t, perhaps one day soon you will.

  • Raph Sebastian

    I didn’t have to read the rest. This one is enough to damn you to hell for it’s blasphemy. In your own words in answering my question:

    3- can God create one sinless?
    Yes Jesus, there will never be another so Jesus remains supreme!

    • Grandmere

      And the mighty flame thrower blew her away. Good job, Raph!

      • Raph Sebastian

        Dear sister,
        In her reply to me she doesn’t even know the depths of her own ignorance that results in the blasphemy she so arrogantly spouts. Then tries to repeat the same (with scripture verse on top of it) as if it was going to correct the very first blasphemy.

  • Raph Sebastian

    You obviously don’t even know the depth of your own ignorance that results in the blasphemy that you spout. Obviously all that rote learnt scripture verse quoting and one verse theology isn’t going to save you from your own words. And if you don’t even know where you have blasphemed then seriously you are dumber than a sack of rocks which means you obviously are here to slander and post your vile lies, deceptions, sophistry and to demonstrate your bible verse twisting abilities.

    Now begone you vile blasphemous thing…OR repent, but you have no Sacrament of Confession, there is very little hope for you if unless of course you now come out of Protestantism and embrace the truth of the Ancient Church and all the teachings. REPENT! REPENT! REPENT!

    • Стефан Евгений

      Good Lord! she is a full blown Gnostic!

      • Raph Sebastian

        And she doesn’t even know it. Such fools have been so led astray by the wicked they even start believing their own horse manure. She needs to repent come out of her evil cult.

  • susan

    Stop it! Refute the argument.