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Concerns among Russian Christians that the government’s antiterrorism legislation, adopted last year, would take away their religious freedom have been proven true.

 

 

 

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Concerns among Russian Christians that the government’s antiterrorism legislation, adopted last year, would take away their religious freedom have been proven true.

 

 

 

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So, Russian Orthodoxy is the only Christian expression allowed in Russia? That seems pretty bleak, but as a Protestant of American origin, I am used to multiple options and even some interdenominational competition. This article seems to be saying that such options are not allowed in Russia.

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So, Russian Orthodoxy is the only Christian expression allowed in Russia? That seems pretty bleak, but as a Protestant of American origin, I am used to multiple options and even some interdenominational competition. This article seems to be saying that such options are not allowed in Russia.

Nationalist Russians consider all other beliefs outside of Russian Orthodox to be cults that may destroy Russian unity. Russian orthodoxy considers itself to be the "Israel" of God and thus the supreme race meant to rule not only Russia, but ultimately the world. Any belief in Russia that is contrary to this will be eliminated, first by legislated segregation and later by physical elimination.

Our brothers and sisters in Christ are bracing for a new round of persecution and underground church activity.

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I remember when Gorbachev "tore down this wall," the result being lots of folks fleeing to the west, lots of folks remaining, and a TIDE of denominations and cults from the USA rushing into eastern Europe and the old Soviet Union. It got so crazy "over there" that the Russians began building their "wall."

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I remember when Gorbachev "tore down this wall," the result being lots of folks fleeing to the west, lots of folks remaining, and a TIDE of denominations and cults from the USA rushing into eastern Europe and the old Soviet Union. It got so crazy "over there" that the Russians began building their "wall."

 

That's neat! All I remember from those days was reading the news about the Baltic Republics getting independence, Yugoslavia splitting up and the tensions between the Czechs and Slovaks when Czechoslovakia broke apart. I also seem to remember the wealthier West Germans complaining about the flood of poorer East Germans. I knew the Baptists sent in a few missionaries, but I had no idea that the mission field was so crowded by so many denominations.

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