Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The True 'New Birth of Freedom'

On July 4th, 1776, the Forerunner of Antichrist was born into the world:  the secular (or pluralistic at best) democratic republics that would become the United States of America, where man’s will replaced that of God’s, where selfishness became the spring that puts nearly all in society into motion and keeps it in motion.

Like most newborns, it looked mighty nice (and fairly helpless) lying in the crib, so no one took much notice of it at the time.  Its true nature would be made known as it matured, though.  But it almost did not come to its full stature, as the Southern States began walking the way toward traditional Orthodox hierarchical society.  President Lincoln’s War, however, put a stop to that (for now); the project of nurturing the ‘rough beast’ of global totalitarian empire got back on track; and the fruits of the Evil One have lately become manifest in many places and in many ways throughout the world because of ‘American greatness’: 

Same-sex marriage. Abortion and infanticide by the millions. Brazen occult imagery at the Olympic ceremonies, the Grammy Awards, and the Oscars. Teaching sodomy to our five year olds in public schools. Allowing monuments to Satan in public places. The body politic seems to have gone insane.

Rallying behind the Constitution and America are useless against the Illuminati, since contrary to what many Americanists say, the country was founded by a conglomeration of Protestant deists influenced by Illuminism and ridiculous revolutionary philosophy.  What, then, is America’s role in all this?  America’s role seems to be, as one political philosopher noted, the “benign promulgator of world government.”  The United States is the power-horse of the elite: it functions as a kind of Big Brother of the nations, cleverly seeking to establish faux “democracy” in petty dictatorships like Iraq that the U.S. itself financed and loaned money to in the 1980s, training Saddam as an ally.

The technological revolution of the genius of America’s best and brightest is the main tool for the endgame of the NWO.  The use of the great engine of supercomputers and wireless technology is actually being used for the purpose of setting up a Skynet control grid where world population will be reduced 90% under the phony religion of Green Climate Change and Earth worship.  As the masses are dumbed down through the toxic culture, poisoned food and water, they will become dumber and more docile and ultimately sterile.  Then, the AI robot supergrid will be revealed to stamp out the last vestiges of biological humanity.  Without a coherent philosophy and religious faith, mankind will fall susceptible to a great deception of technological utopianism and salvation.  This great promise will never be delivered: indeed, the entire Internet and Smart grid revolution is precisely for the purpose of enslaving the masses after a long period of gaining “recon” through tracking and tracing everything on the web since its inception.  Without a religious metaphysic, man falls prey to the quantification of all things, irrationally brought under the sway of total mechanical, “rationalq” enslavement. The idol that is the work of man’s own hands will be the thing that enslaves him, rather than frees him.  . . .

Source:  Jay Dyer, ‘What Is the New World Order and Why Does It Matter’, https://jaysanalysis.com/2014/02/25/what-is-the-new-world-order-and-why-does-it-matter/, accessed 1 July 2016

But God, in His never-ending lovingkindness, has not abandoned the world to the evils of The American Way.  He has given Americans a chance to repent.  He has given them witnesses in these latter days to guide them into the fulness of life He wishes for everyone to experience even now.  And He did this on the very day that things began to go so wrong all those years before in Philadelphia.

On July 4th, 1918, the Tsar of Russia, Nicholai II, his wife Tsaritsa Alexandra, and their children, Crown Prince Alexei and Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia, were martyred by the Bolsheviks (stabbed and shot), thus receiving their glorious crowns of martyrdom from Christ their Immortal King and God.  In their martyrdom is a cry to America and the West to come to their senses, to throw aside their selfishness and greed, their delusional, satanic pride, their attempts to heal their sin-broken bodies and souls through rationalism and science and not by the Grace of the Holy Trinity found in the Orthodox Church.

Thomas Jefferson once wrote, ‘the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. it is it’s natural manure’ (http://tjrs.monticello.org/letter/100, accessed 5 July 2016).

It is not so.  The dialectic of unceasing strife between ruler and ruled is false.  In Christ all have been reconciled, even the rulers and the ruled.  Christ’s Holy Cross, not the rationalists’ constitution/bill of rights, is the true Tree of Freedom, and the blood that renews its power to heal and to save the people of a land is the blood of the Christian martyrs.

It behooves all under the sway of American ideology, then, to pay much heed to the Holy Royal Martyrs of Russia, and all the New Martyrs and Confessors who suffered under the Communist yoke, if they and those who come after them would see good days.

Why do Orthodox Americans, French, Swedes, and those outside Russia need to revere the New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia? It is clear what they did for Russia, but why are the Russian New Martyrs so significant for people in the West? Why should we pray to them? “PravMir” asked several people to respond to these questions.

Father Andrew Phillips, Rector of St. John the Wonderworker Orthodox Church in Colchester, England:

First of all, the New Martyrs and Confessors are multinational, not merely Russian, or even only East Slav, Russian, Ukrainian, and Belarusian. Like the Soviet Union, the Russian Empire was multinational. At once there comes to mind the heroic examples of the Royal Martyr Tsarina Alexandra and her sister the Grand Duchess Elizabeth who were Anglo-German by blood and upbringing. They represented the best of the West, but they were brought to Paradise by their faithfulness to Russian Orthodoxy. Then there were Nicholas (Johnson) (+ 1918), who was Anglo-Russian, or St John of Riga, who was Latvian. And there were many, many others of many nationalities, united by only one thing, the Russian Orthodox Faith.

Their witness is not political. They all witness to the Church; they are above party or partial politics of left or right. Christ and His Church are paramount for them and they were ready to die for Him. Yesterday, for instance, in Munich the New Martyr Alexander (Schmorell), a victim of Nazism, was canonized by the Church Outside of Russia with representatives from Russia and his name was added to the list of New Martyrs and Confessors. Their sacrifice is not political, it is spiritual – a witness to the values that are not of this world, a witness to the fact that our human destiny is not here, but on the other side, which all human beings are called to and for which we must prepare in the here and now.

Then there are the numbers involved. This is greater than the numbers who were martyred for Christ in the first three centuries. So far over 30,000 have been officially glorified by the Church, but there are many more. It has been noted that this number appears to be linked with the number of churches open in the Russian Orthodox Church. The consciousness of the New Martyrs and Confessors is what has changed Russia over the last 20 years and will change it further, if people continue to repent and be Churched, taking on the spiritual and so moral values of the Church. I believe that the Russian Orthodox are at the beginning of this process, that there is still far to go.

We recall the words of Tertullian, repeated by St Cyprian of Carthage: ‘The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church’. I have baptized many people from Russia because of the witness of the New Martyrs and Confessors. ‘It cannot be that all was in vain’, said one of them. ‘I cannot live and ignore their spiritual feat’. In Russia of course tens of millions have been baptized over the last 20 years. Although the West still has little idea of the New Martyrs and Confessors, but word is spreading.

In them there is an alternative to the empty consumerism and indebtedness to materialism of the West and the Western system which has spread worldwide. This system is based on individualism, the convenience and comfort of the ego bubble of self-absorption. Opposed to this is the spirit of sacrifice, to sacrifice us for a great and noble cause. The only alternative to the spiritual deprivation and poverty of Western materialism is the love of Orthodoxy of the Martyrs and Confessors, the New Saints. This is not of the political left or right, which simply argues about the details of distribution of material benefits. The Church offers another system, which says that justice and just societies are good, but that the salvation of our soul is more important. In fact there will only be just societies when the human souls which make them up are convinced that Christ and His Church, against which the gates of hell will not prevail, is at the aim and at the heart of our lives. Where is the proof of all this? It is in the New Martyrs and Confessors. If they were willing to die for Christ’s Church, then we must also be willing to do so. In this sense the example of the New Martyrs and Confessors is a warning to the West: Repent before it is too late.

Father Sergei Sveshnikov, Rector of the world’s first parish named in honor of the New Martyrs, in Mulino, Oregon:

I think that this question can have several different answers, perhaps even on an individual level, but I would like to focus our attention on two.

First of all, for Christians, saints are the standards of life in Christ. In canonizing a saint, the Church gives us a canon, a rule to follow. In this sense, Russian saints are important to the French in just the same way that French saints are important to the Russians – as examples and standards for anyone who wants to lead a Christian life. In Christ, there is neither Greek nor Jew; so, when we think of Saint Stephen, we do not often think of the fact that he was a Jew or understand what he did for Israel, but rather see him as an example of the kind of faith and boldness in Christ to which we all should aspire. In much the same way, Americans or Europeans or Asians or Africans who learn about the New Russian Martyrs will undoubtedly find them to be examples of faith and love that were shaken by “neither tribulation, prison, nor death.”[1]

But there is another aspect of the glorification of the New Martyrs which may be important to both Christians and non-Christians alike. The New Russian Martyrs are a constant reminder to all who are working to build heaven on earth without God. Nowadays, we think of the communists as some evil people who set out to torture and murder, yet this is simply not true. The communists believed that they were building the infamous “bright future” for everyone in the world – a future of freedom, equality, brotherhood, [2] and happiness for all. People in the Soviet Union did not think that they lived in an oppressive and totalitarian society. In fact, they were convinced that their country was the most democratic and free in the whole world. They earnestly believed that they were building a life which was “better and richer and fuller for every man, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement.”[3]

This almost sounds Christian. Doesn’t Christ want all to be happy? Didn’t He come to free us? Aren’t we brothers and sisters? And weren’t all men created equal? All this is true, but not quite. To give people freedom, equality, and brotherhood in the kingdom of God, Christ sacrificed Himself. To give people the same in the kingdom of communism, communists sacrificed the people. According to Feodor Dostoevsky’s horrifyingly accurate analysis, one hundred million people would die for the success of the revolution in Russia. [4] Not all of them were Christians, not all of them died for Christ, but Christ died for each and every one.

For three decades the Russian Orthodox Church has been lifting up the holy lives and deaths of the New Martyrs as an example for the faithful and a reminder to the whole world. It is a reminder that when people reject the “one thing needful,” [5] when they reject Christ, they follow a path of destruction—millions of human lives ground up to feed the communist beast, and no “bright future.” “By their fruits you will know them” [6]; and the fruits of godlessness are blood, death, devastation, and collapse. There is only one ending to the story of the Tower of Babel. And it would be a horrible mistake to think that communist ideals can be substituted with those of capitalism—the result will inevitably be the same. The only path which leads to the true bright future for mankind is Christ.[7] For as long as we chase after “the bright future,” the “American Dream,” or the same “rose” by any other name—humanity is destined to failure. It is only when we start seeking first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness that all other things will take their rightful places in our lives.[8]

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Source:  Sophia Moshura, ‘The New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia:  Their Significance for People in the West’, http://www.pravmir.com/the-new-martyrs-and-confessors-of-russia-their-significance-for-people-in-the-west/, accessed 30 June 2016

Pres Lincoln’s ‘new birth of freedom’ and ‘government of the people, by the people, for the people’ (Gettysburg Address, 1863) and many other such American ideals are empty baubles at best, and weapons in the hands of the Antichristian elite at the worst.  Seek out the better paths, all you who are entrapped in the forced union of America.

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