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    “It was about the Bible. … If I remain silent, I’m not a priest.” (Rev Ioann Burdin)

    The Rev. Ioann Burdin, Russian Orthodox Priest of the Resurrection of Christ Orthodox Church said the following about his country’s invasion of Ukraine: “I don’t consider it possible to remain silent on this situation." “It wasn’t about politics, it was about the Bible. … If I remain silent...
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    Russian Identity Crisis after the Collapse of Communism.

    The “Russian World” sense of identity has been heavily promoted by both Vladimir Putin and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill over the past two decades. It asserts that there is a transnational Russian sphere or civilization, called Holy Russia, which includes Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, as well...
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    God draws everyone (not just a select some) to Himself all the time (John 12:32)

    John 6:44 says, “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day.” That is absolutely true but the thing is: God is drawing/wooing everyone (not just a subset) to Himself all the time (John 12:32). “And I, when I am lifted up from the...
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    Reformist basics.

    Let me get this straight. Reformers advance the theory that no one can do anything spiritually right before regeneration. Regeneration happens totally unbeknownst to that person because he has no spiritual discernment to begin with. And furthermore, that person gets preserved in that spiritual...
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    Daniel 11:40-45: Who are the Kings of the South and North?

    Who are the Kings of the North and South in Daniel 11:40-45? 40 “At the time of the end the king of the South shall attack him; and the king of the North shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter the countries, overwhelm them, and...
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    Can anyone please explain to me why the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, etc... are so bent on invading and capturing Jerusalem? Is it because it was a command of their prophet, is it an eschatological obsession? What could possibly explain the fever-like obsession of capturing Jerusalem for Islam?