I was born on December 31, 1962. America would soon have a President assassinated less than a year later. We were in the middle of the Vietnam war that would last 13 more years. I was taught that the only good Communist was a dead Communist.

I am a product of the Cold War.

So you can imagine my surprise when I read that the leader of the former Communist country Russia was doing something that I could only wish our leaders in the western world would do.

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Putin speaking to representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church, once shunned under Communist Russia.

The representative of the Russian Orthodox Church has told Russian President Vladimir Putin this week of the urgent situation Christians are facing around the world in persecution hot spots, and has asked him to use his power to aid their situations.

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Vladimir Putin meeting with religious leaders

RT online reported that Metropolitan Hilarion, foreign relation chief of the Russian Orthodox Church presented evidence and statistics that stated, “Every five minutes one Christian was dying for his or her faith in some part of the word.”

Christians face persecution in many nations; from church demolition in Afghanistan and bombings of churches in Iraq, to the violence against Christians taking place in rebellious towns in Syria.

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Christians being crucified for their faith in Syria

After delivering the facts, Metropolitan Hilarion asked Putin to make protection and defense of Christianity around the globe a major part of his foreign policy.

And, as reported by Interfax, Putin replied, “You needn’t have any doubt that that’s the way it will be,” assuring Hilarion that Russian foreign policy would defend Christians from persecution abroad.

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin makes the sign of the cross as he attends the Orthodox Christmas service at the Holy Face of Christ the Savior Church in the city of Sochi, Russia, late 06 January 2014. Most Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas according to the Julian calendar on January 7, two weeks after most western Christian churches that abide by the Gregorian calendar.

Putin has spoken openly of his faith, noting that most of Europe is rooted in Christianity, and that a denial of this is embarking on a path of “renouncing” their roots. Putin believes that Russia is the new leader in supporting Christian values and morals.

Now my cold war upbringing makes me cynical and even today our media paints this man as a thug, however I must confess. Even if it is propaganda, I wish I would see this type of propaganda coming out of our own American leaders.

What do you think? Is Russia and Vladimir Putin taking the lead in defending Christianity worldwide?

11 COMMENTS

  1. I believe that God has chosen PUTIN to defend the Christian faith, there is none in Europe or in USA who has brought out the plight of Christian brothers and sisters being persecuted in Pakistan, Egypt, Iran and Iraq. West on the other hand is promoting GAY MARRIAGE which it totally against the BIBLE and incurring the wrath of GOD, I am happy that PUTIN is bringing orthodox christianity back to its root. We need to follow traditions which our Fathers have shed blood for the same. Look at Germany, place of birth of Protestant, Merkel is promoting Islam instead of Christianity. France is totally overtaken by ISLAM. We need a strong leader like PUTIN where christians could look for a hope. Our prayers are with Mr.Putin

  2. I admire PUTIN because of his open confession that he is a christian, a man who is upright and against GAY, DRESS , where christian of the west have astrayed themselves of openly encouraging gay marriage which is totally against the BIBLE.

    We definetely believe that Putin will bring deliverance to our persecuted brothers and sisters in Pakistan, Iran and Iraq, Syria, Egypt.

    We pray for him that God will give him the courage, strength to defend the Christians.

  3. How can Putin profess to be a Christian whilst being in league with a bloodthirsty war mongerer in Syria. The blood of innocent women and children murdered in Aleppo will be on his hands too. Surely someone who professes to be a Christian values the sanctity of ALL human life regardless of religios status or ethnicity. I would say to Vladimir Putin…..PROVE IT! Prove you are more Christian than sycophant to Assad.

    • I don’t know what planet you have been living on but Assad and his government have always been tolerant of Christian and western people and that’s exactly why Putin is there helping him. Everyone Assad and Putin are killing are people who need to be killed because they want Assad overthrown so they can make Syria a place were the blood of Christians and other minorities will flow like water. God bless forever and ever Assad and Putin.

  4. There is a spiritual shift in Russia and it should be applauded by America as step in right direction. Instead of in America where the current p and Hillary are doing everything they can to bring down Democracy and our Constitution and replace it by barbaric Sharia Law!

  5. Sorry I forget to mention that I’m no longer a socialist Democrat, I’m a Bible-believing Christian who goes to church every Sunday. I admire Putin because he is a defender of Christians. Sad, isn’t it, that the Russian president is a true Christian and does what he can to protect our brothers and sisters from the Muslims, while Barry is just the opposite? God help us and my He guide the voters to make the right choice.

    • Obama and Hillary are incompetent politicians with no core values, that goes without saying. But beware of putting our faith, let alone the name of Christ, besides a bloody dictator as Putin. For example he just issued a law which bans religious activity out of official churches, just as it was in the Soviet era, when he was a KGB operative.
      We Christians currently live in a world where we have no political references to turn to, it’s true, that’s why we should turn to Christ alone and not throw ourselves in the arms of the first tyrant who says he will defend us.
      Best regards

  6. Sad for me as a life-long leftist Democrat to have to say this. But I must vote for Donald because Hillary is (1) anti-Christian (2) pro-Muslim (3) pro-Communist (4) anti-American (5) enabler of Bill’s assaults on women (6) serial liar (7) security risk (8) neurologically challenged (9) radical feminist (10) against the traditional family (11) pro-gay marriage (12) can’t be trusted to even stay awake during a crisis (13) left Americans to be butchered by Muslim fanatics at Benghazi (14) wants to give social security and medicare to illegal immigrants (15) her “best friend” is a Muslim who hates Jews and Israel (16) she loves bringing in military age Muslims from Syria but won’t defend Christians (17) and just on a personal note her voice is like fingers on a blackboard to me and I just can’t stand listening to her. Go Trump.

  7. Yeah Hillary is one scary chick. People don’t seem to care that she lies more than she tells the truth. It’s become obvious that she will say and do whatever it takes to get elected including pretending to be Christian. I saw video where she was elated over the death of Gaddafi and giving. Clear evidence that she personally engineered death. Telling very telling of the condition of her heart. There are so many things about this woman which should automatically disqualify her from being a candidate for president but so many Americans accept for incompetence and dishonesty because she appears to be a proponent of a liberal agenda. So sad the American people are bringing their own downfall

  8. I agree. Russia and the USA have changed places. God has granted repentance and faith to the leaders of Russia and in Obama and his people, has handed a faithless America over to leaders that they deserve; ruthless liars who are ravenous wolves in sheep’s clothing. If Hilary, who has committed more felonies than anyone in history, gets in, we are finished as a nation.

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