“The Crimea is the location of ancient Khersones, where Prince Vladimir was baptized. His spiritual feat of adopting Orthodoxy predetermined the overall basis of the culture, civilization, and human values that unite the people of Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus.” These words were spoken by Russian President Vladimir Putin recently in relation to Russia’s annexing of the Crimea. In effect what he was telling the world is that Russia is a Christian nation and he didn’t stop there.
Putin believes that Russia is the leader in standing against the decadent West. Last December in a speech he said, “Many Euro-Atlantic countries have moved away from their roots, including Christian values. Policies are being pursued that place on the same level a multi-child family and a same-sex partnership, a faith in God and a belief in Satan. This is the part to DEGRADATION!” He was speaking about the United States and Europe primarily. Have you ever heard Barack Obama say anything like this? Nope and you won’t.
Putin believes that the new ideological struggle today is between a debauched West led by the faltering US and a traditionalist world led by Russia. What Putin has been saying in more ways than one is that God is on Russia’s side and the West has become a reborn Sodom and Gomorrah. Patrick Buchanan takes this all in and has written an excellent editorial on the subject that you’ll find at the link below:
Every time I hear someone say “God bless America” I wonder. I wonder if He is anymore OR is He damning us by delivering us into the hands of our enemies. God did just that many times as told in the Old Testament of the Bible. He even delivered the Israelites into captivity to the Persians at one time. So is God blessing us or damning us? Putin apparently thinks He’s damning us and blessing Russia and he may well be RIGHT.
The West is in a gross state of moral decline and has been for a long while now. The US had abandoned everything that it once held as sacred and embraced basically an “anything goes” ideology. God has been thrown out the backdoor and if you’re a Christian then most likely you are on some government watch list as you are “the enemy.” Sodom and Gomorrah reborn Putin says? No doubt in my mind, frankly! Fact of the matter is that there is a direct correlation between the faltering of America and our turning away from God and I’ve noticed it for a long time now as many others also have. At some point America is going to have to stop and ponder some serious things including our future. Right now we are on the road to degradation and destruction and it’s NOT getting any better. You may not like Putin but in this case he very well may be right as the writing now is plainly on the wall I think. When I was young I used to hear the TV announcer on a major US network say during commercial breaks, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.” That comes from the Bible. Can you imagine the outrage today if that was said on that channel? But it is true and the reverse is also true. That is, “damned is the nation whose God is not the Lord.” Time to wake up America!