About Time!


Your Eminence,

 
I do not place much hope in a revival for the United States, hence my end times Christianity book. Whether Christ returns in a day or a millennial I believe that the end times are here for the true Christian Church and the United States is no exception. I believe in my heart that those who truly love Jesus Christ will have to learn to understand one another and band tgether, not as in community living but in a sense of spiritual understanding and personal growth in truth and wisdom. We know of course that many who truly love Jesus Christ are still inevitably in some error, some large and some small, their error is based on fear learned in their upbringing based on what group they were raised in. From the cradle they were taught error as truth with scripture pulled out of context and placed neatly into a philosophical expression and taught that to step to the left or to the right of that understanding would be sin against God and they know no better.

 

Yet these people live a Christian life as far as loving their neighbor and bearing witness, they know the Holy Trinity and Jesus Christ as the Son of God, the Word of God and God in the flesh, these things they do not deny. I believe that, it is because of these understandings and their charity out of love of Christ that they are truly Christ like at heart to the best of their ability and these shall be saved however much purging may be needed. The end times church I believe must understand this and begin to understand others who have the same knowledge but worship in strange ways according to them as in Orthodoxy to a Protestant. 
 
I am led to believe that the Holy Spirit will work through anyone with the love of Christ in them and use them to the best of their personal ability and knowledge and possibly raise them to a higher understanding at some point. As for the United States as a nation and the rest of the world I do not hold my breath. The church will be purged and become small in regards to true believers and the rest will be a mix of garbage suited to Satan which the world will participate in. The false peace will come, Christians will become atheists again according to the world and must unite for survival and to strengthen one another according to the writings of the Apostles.
 
I used to think that Christians became lax but I am leaning more these days to understand that there are actually few true Christians and the rest are false and planted by Satan to cause confusion regarding the Holy name of Jesus Christ by being Sunday only for an hour Christians and the rest of the week and hours of the Sunday they may say His name while performing all sorts of perverse acts and demonstrating a false forgiveness by the grace of Almighty God which leads others to understand that it doesn't matter what you do as long as you believe that Jesus was real. This is nothing more than a modern variation of Gnosticism that stated the sin doesn't matter because the body is unholy and it is only the spirit that must not be defiled.
 
Anyway, sorry for the long 'be the judge' of the articles. 
 
In Christ,
Monk Michael

From: Metropolitan Archbishop Joseph Thaddeus <thaddeus@apostle1.com>
To: apostle1@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, June 11, 2012 7:38 PM
Subject: [apostle1] Interesting? You be the judge!
 

 
Yes... You be the judge about the articles linked below...
06-11-2012 Jewish World Review (JWR) loaded Updates...
06-11-2012 Marxism in America and the downfall of True Christianity!

Dear Monk Michael,

Greetings in the Name of the Lord. I find what you wrote to be most truthful. I firmly believe that TRUE Christianity, at least here in the United States, began its decline when the churches signed on to the 501c3 tax exemption, for by doing so, they began to serve two masters, God and money. From that point on, it was just a slow decline, which really picked up speed back in the 1960's (the days of Vatican II, which was about the time that liberalism took control of the seminaries, Bible Schools, etc.

Due to political correctness and all inclusiveness, spiritual courage was slowly drained out of Christians, even the True Christians. As one evil after another began to take hold, Christians either paid only lip service against the evil or they remained silent. This is why prayer was banned from our schools, this is why sex education was allowed in to the schools, this is why morally bankrupt Supreme Court Justices were able to find a woman's right to slaughter their unborn children, under the guise of a right to privacy. This is also why gay rights reigned supreme and the homosexual life-style has been elevated as something to be admired.

As an Orthodox Catholic, I prefer the Eastern Orthodox Divine Liturgy for my form of worship, but I have no real problem with how other Christians or Catholics choose to worship, as long as they maintain the TRUTH, but unfortunately, far too many Christians have fallen sway to false teachings and doctrines, especially the "you name it, you claim it", feel good doctrine where they teach that God wants everyone to be rich, but sad to say, those poor fools who bought into that doctrine developed scales over their eyes so that they never saw or realized that the only ones getting richer by the minute, were the pastors. Then there is the most ridiculous church of all, the "Church of Holy Laughter", where the congregation breaks out into hysterical laughter rolling on the floor, while the pastor is preaching. While the members are laughing their way to hell, the pastors are stuffing their pockets and bank accounts.

All of this, I suppose, was a natural outcome of signing on to the 501c3 tax exemption, because the churches needed something to replace the TRUTH they were no longer allowed to preach. As they say, nature abhors a vacuum, so the churches started teaching what I call a "replacement theology", and quantity over quality ruled the day. It became more important to the pastors to keep the cash flowing in then to preach the TRUTH.

No, I believe there will be no great spiritual revival, any where in the world. We have now reached the limit of God's patients, and time is swiftly running out for people to repent and accept the Gift of Pardon and Salvation offered by God the Father through His Only-begotten Son Jesus Christ. The Age of Grace is coming to and end as the Protection of the Holy Spirit is being withdrawn.

+Gregori


To you Abouna +Gregori and Monk Michael....

 

   WOW!  You both said a mouthful of which I cannot add anything for everything both of you have said is a mouthful of TRUTH, TRUTH, and more TRUTH!  Blessed Be God! Blessed be the very name of Jesus Christ! And Blessed be the Holy Theotokos and all the Saints!

 

    Each of you are in my corporate and private prayers... my thoughts are not far behind my prayers... I think of both of you actually, every day and pray for your endurance in this material and spiritual fight against the evil ones.  Yet, even here in Caldwell, Idaho, we too are also affected by the very same kind of so-called "Christians" you have described most accurately... I shall be posting what you both have written with hopes that at least ONE or more (Maybe) will benefit from our conversing...????....????? One can at least HOPE!

 

+Thaddeus the unworthy repentant one in the vineyard of this life as a fool for Jesus Christ!


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