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#121 Paul Nurmi

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 08:11 PM

Since most Orthodox Christian tradition has a clearly biblical basis, it would seem logical to show evangelicals who are open the biblical basis of our traditions. But even more importantly, humble ourselves before God, seek His face, and repent of our own sin, like God said in 2 Chronicles 7:14. Then imagine what could happen. God promises to heal the land of people who do that, so that could happen in Russia's Orthodox Church just as it could happen here.

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#122 Bryan J. Maloney

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 02:47 PM

Metropolitan Hilarion made it quite plain that the core flaws are within the Russian character and are not to be blamed on "Western" influences. Given his history, I would tend to take his word on this particular issue. It is so very easy to sit back and blame "The West" for every evil done by Orthodox Christians or in self-styled "Orthodox" countries, but that's really just a cop-out. Had the country actually been Orthodox in the first place, no ill from "The West" could have had any strength there.

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