Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The State of the Church in Dixie

Outwardly, most can see that the Church is being persecuted by various entities:  governments, religions, etc.  What is not so clear is the danger posed by those within. 

To wit:  If one asks a zealous Christian in the mostly Protestant South whether he thinks there is equal truth amongst Buddhists, Muslims, and Christians, the asker will likely hear a decisive No.  Christians have the truth, he will say.  So far, so good.

But ask that same believer which of the various Christian denominations in the world has all the correct beliefs and practices, and one will likely hear something quite alarming:  that it doesn’t really matter what one believes about most of the doctrines as long as he believes in Jesus Christ as his personal savior and that the Bible is the inspired word of God.

So there is a dilemma that needs to be solved:  Do these Christians believe in absolute truth, or not?

If they do, then they must decide where it resides.  With the Southern Baptists?  The Missionary Baptists?  Seventh-Day Adventists? Presbyterians?  Anglicans?  So-called non-denominational sects?  It cannot lie within all of them, for they all have different teachings on various doctrines:  baptism, the Lord’s Supper, clergy, alcoholic drinks, etc. 

As it stands, they proclaim it up to a certain point only:  They will not accept the errors of those outside what they consider to be Christianity, but they will accept errors within it.  Truth is relative within most of the Protestant communions:  Not everyone gets everything right, but that’s okay.  The Church is made up of fallen human beings, and we’re just doing the best we can.

Only that is not the best we can do.  To affirm such things is to say that God has not given His Church the Truth.  Our Lord Jesus Christ says of the Church, “ . . . the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (St Matt. 16:18).  And about the Holy Ghost guiding the Church, the Lord Jesus says, “ . . . when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth” (St John 16:13).  And the Holy Apostle Paul says of the Church that she is “the pillar and ground of the truth” (I Tim. 3:15).

To accept the idea that it is quite alright for the various Christian confessions in the world to be riddled with errors is to affirm that the gates of hell have prevailed against the Church, that the descent of the Holy Ghost upon the Church was insufficient to keep her from error, and that there is some other source of absolute truth in the world other than the Church.

Furthermore, if one accepts relativism within the Church, on what basis can one defend against relativism between Christianity and non-Christian faiths?  There is some truth in nearly all of them, too. If having only part of the truth is sufficient for salvation within the Protestant circle of believers, why is it not sufficient for those outside of it?  What need is there in becoming a Christian?

These are the abysses and chasms into which modern Western Christianity is falling.  But they are only fulfilling the doom set upon Western civilization since the Popes of Rome severed the Western European peoples from the Orthodox Church, the one true Church of Christ in this world, in 1054 A.D., and introduced the idea of deciding the dogmas of Christianity by individual whim rather than the consensus of the Holy Fathers.

By the great mercy of God, the Orthodox Church has kept the fullness of the Faith.  Her history is full of holy confessors and martyrs who refused to yield to heretics and schismatics, despite the loss of hand, tongue, family, bishopric, health, comfort, freedom, or even life itself, because they knew that even the slightest straying from the teachings of the Apostles would enslave mankind once again to the devil.

It was not acceptable to those holy men and women that there should be a multitude of sects:  Gnostic Christians, Arian Christians, Monophysite Christians, and the like.  And it should not be acceptable to us.  The Apostle Paul made this very clear:

“Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you. Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?” (I Cor. 1:10-13)  (Today folks would say, I follow John Piper, or Joyce Meyer, John Calvin, Pope John Paul II, etc.)

“There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all” (Eph. 4:4-6).

Southerners, then, because of their deep attachment to Protestantism (and that of some to Roman Catholicism), are ironically undermining Christianity in Dixie, and they should not expect things to improve in any deep or abiding way until they make the Orthodox Faith the foundation of their country.


Holy Ælfred the Great, King of England, South Patron, pray for us sinners at the Souð, unworthy though we are!

Anathema to the Union!

Friday, August 18, 2017

A New Religion to Heal the Divisions of the World

It is probable that the Charlottesville violence was a pre-planned event, given the police stand-down and the background of some of the actors involved:

What goes hand-in-hand with such a tearing down of the old order is a building up of the new world order.  In the wake of 9/11, Newtown, Paris attacks, etc. there are almost always ‘interfaith’ religious services of some kind.  This is not happenstance nor a naïve offering of good will.  There is a reason behind it:

In our modern times we are all experiencing the rapid, forced advance of globalization in its various forms. Could it be, though, that global mechanisms so huge and complex as the ones behind globalization would ever leave aside religion, which by all accounts is the most decisive factor, the catalyst, in social affairs and complications? Does Ecumenism, as a religious movement that gradually -though very steadily- commingles religions and denominations into an almost uniform whole by eroding the dogmatic self-awareness of very diverse religious groups, have to do with globalization or not?

 . . .

Saint Nikolaj Velimirovic, back in the year 1930, during a pan-orthodox Conference at the Vatopedi Monastery Mt. Athos . . . made an – unknown to most people – astonishing assessment of the threat that the secret society of the Freemasons poses to the Church; he stated: “The issue of Freemasonry. The Great Church of Constantinople noted in its own List some heresies by their name, like Uniatism, Chiliasm etc., but the Masonic danger outmatches all other dangers and, unfortunately, numerous intellectuals are affiliated with it. This is the new Arianism; and before us stands a great struggle, which we have to undertake fearlessly in the name of God. The greatest threat to Christianity in the world is not Bolshevism or something else, but Masonry, because it is an enemy [both] external and internal. We say that the Christian religion is the Religion, the sole religion, and that Orthodoxy the only true one; but they [Freemasons] renounce the Gospel and Christ, putting Him on a level with Moses, Buddha, Mohammed”1. In concordance therewith the Conference repeatedly named the trends of Atheism, Masonry, Theosophy and Spiritism as issues that must be addressed through an inter-Orthodox cooperation2.

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[9] J. D. BUCK, The Nature and Aim of Theosophy, Robert Clarke & Co., Cincinnati 1889, pp. 53.54: “But, it may be said, Christians are striving in the same direction; then what is the need of Theosophy and the Society? The answer is that so-called Christianity is altruism plus orthodoxy”, that is, creeds, rites, ceremonies and litanies, and very often the ceremony serves only to obscure the altruism. Theosophy makes altruism only essential, and claims for each and every individual absolute liberty and perfect freedom to formulate any intellectual belief, or to repudiate all creeds, as seemeth to him best. Wit the warring sects of Christendom, as with other great religions, orthodoxy is considered essential […] Theosophy, therefore, means more Christianity and less orthodoxy; more altruism, more liberty, and less ceremony; more genuine worship of the Simple Truth, and fewer shams”.

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Source:  Monk Seraphim Zissis, https://www.geopolitica.ru/en/article/influence-freemasonry-early-greek-ecumenism, downloaded 15 Aug. 2017

Beware the globalist Elite’s program of ramped up destructive violence in the States.  Beware also of the other side of the dialectic, the friendly-looking religion that will propose to eradicate all hatred, enlighten all, and include all but which will actually plunge the world into the greatest darkness and evil.


Holy Ælfred the Great, King of England, South Patron, pray for us sinners at the Souð, unworthy though we are!

Anathema to the Union!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

On the Two Races in the South

The South, to use the language of the Council of Chalcedon about our Lord’s two natures, divine and human, being united in one Person, is two kin-groups - African and Western European (mainly English, Celts, French, and Spanish) - making up one ethnos: Dixie.  With our Lord Jesus Christ, to magnify one nature at the expense of the other is to make Him something other than the God-man, the enfleshed Logos Who came to heal mankind’s wounds through His all-holy life, crucifixion, death, burial, resurrection, and ascension.  Both the human and the divine natures are fully present and operative, and His salvific work is accomplished as both perfectly cooperate one with the other.

In the same way, the South will cease to be the South if one of her two kin-groups tries to diminish the other in some way.  Both must be present, without separation and without confusion, as with our Lord’s two natures, cooperating with one another as we try to build a Christian society for the salvation of all our souls and bodies.

Relations between blacks and whites have always been pretty good here in Dixie, which is more than we can say about our Northern cousins:

But if the South is to avoid becoming as arrogant and obnoxious and atheistic as the ‘racially pure’ North, both kin-groups here in Dixie must continue to say to one another, ‘I need you’.  Love and humility will keep us grounded in God’s will.  It is God’s providence that brought us together some 400 years ago; it would be reckless to rush to break the bonds with which He has joined us together.

Rather, we ought as one Southern family to work together to protect ourselves from those who would undermine in any way - through mass immigration, violence, propaganda, etc. - the harmony that remains between the Southernized people of Western Europe and Africa so that we can all focus on working out our salvation in fear and trembling before the All-Holy Trinity and not the latest aggrieved identity group, agent-provocateur, or social justice warrior.


Holy Ælfred the Great, King of England, South Patron, pray for us sinners at the Souð, unworthy though we are!

Anathema to the Union!