WHO’S MY NEIGHBOR?


Whoever fears God is my neighbor.

Even if they have a flawed knowledge of Him, if they fear Him in spirit and truth, they are my brothers; not in Christ, but in Adam and in our holy father Noah, through whose righteousness all of us live today.

 Then Peter opened his mouth and said: “In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality. But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him.

Of course, we must also remember that the centurion Cornelius, after those words, meekly listened to St. Peter and was baptized. He did not proceed to lecture St. Peter about the Faith!

Therefore, I just wish them to abstain to speak about our Faith, the faith of the Christians, because it’s really annoying to be lectured about Christianity by non-Christians. When they do, as the author of the good essay linked above makes plenty clear, they do not know what they speak about.

As the Lord reminded to the Samaritan woman that the salvation was from the Jews, we, His unworthy servants, will always testify to our brothers in error that the salvation is from the Christians.

We will also remember to ourselves that the judgement is of the Lord!

Apart from that, it’s absolutely true that our political (moral and social) views are pretty much identical, once muslims will at long last allow a man to choose freely his faith. It’s high time for them to understand that the Almighty has no need nor use for slaves. What good a slave can do for the One Who may whatever He pleases?

They should also understand that the sin of a man is a matter between him and His Creator; only the public display of sin, its apology and preaching, its disturbance and subversion of the social order, must be forbidden and punished.

I’d say that even Communists could be welcomed in this political alliance, once they flush down the toilet Marx, Lenin, Stalin and all of their other idols; once they understand the sheer madness to pursue the well-being of man while considering him nothing more than a piece of meat; once they will learn to respect what God’s law protect with two commandments: private property.

Once they come to their senses, they will realize that our social goals are pretty much the same. The only problem here is that, in my poor understanding, no atheist should be allowed to public offices!

In all truth, only a fool can say there is no God.

As much as only a fool can project this alliance outside the boundaries of politics. Politic is the art of compromise, our Faith is the Truth! Therefore, it has nothing to do with politics, as the Truth cannot be compromised. So much so that even a political alliance, a political compromise, we Christians can pursue exclusively with men who fear God (as the Good Samaritan did).

In all truth, when I hear hierarchs and shepherds of the Church speak about theological dialogue (with people, moreover, that are in some case open worshipers of the beast), I can’t help myself but think that their place should be in a mental asylum rather than to the guide of the flock of Christ.

Of course, an element of politic is ineradicable, above all at the level of the highest hierarchies, as the Church operates in the world (the reason why I’d avoid to be shocked by documents like the one signed at the Havana), but the Patriarchate of Moscow (and every other local Orthodox Church) ought to pull back from the WCC already yesterday!

The most disturbing fact, however, is the tolerance of wolves inside the clergy of the Church, as the one exposed here by fr. John Whiteford. Since a long time by now, there is a daily dose of poison injected in the soul of the faithful by preachers and teachers of the spirit of this world, dolled up in Orthodox vestments, magnified by water-soluble shepherds, in the shameful silence of their bishops.

Since a century by now, the Patriarchate of Istambul has actively sought after confusion and division in the Church and responds only to the rulers of this age (as the priest and the Levite did, in the parable of the Lord), with heresies and apostasy bare-headed teached and practiced by those who sit upon that throne.

How long must we bear them in our bosom!??

“Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother. But if he will not hear, take with you one or two more, that ‘by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.’ And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church. But if he refuses even to hear the church, let him be to you like a heathen and a tax collector.

The Church long ago has spoken upon those matters.

I wonder if our hierarchs think that they know better than the Lord.

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