The Stranniki (Russian for Runaways or Wanderers) are the strong Pomorsky Old Believers who rejected prayers for Tsar Peter and all government papers (identification, passports, money, etc). They would not wear clothing contrary to Old Orthodox Russia, nor eat with those of contrary Faith and Practice. Keeping themselves separate from the antichrist society they went far into the Siberian wilderness. This blog is about these people and my effort to conform my life to theirs.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Monday, November 1, 2010
Christ taught that we must all repent. And He spoke of a Kingdom, He did not speak of a democracy, where the majority rules, right or wrong. Nor did He speak of a republic with an elected leader at its head with elected leaders voting to govern all. We should have a King! He is Christ, the King of Glory. He said, If you love Me, you will do My commandments. Let us keep all of this in mind, if the laws of God mean nothing to the powerful men of this passing world, or to the masses, this should not deter us in the least from fearing to disobey even one of the Savior's commandments. Christians are to be not of this world.
From the standpoint of God there are far more important things to do than vote, but from a modern political position there are only less important things to do. To me the whole support of voting is something that is wrong if we want to be faithful.
If we vote in our current government elections that is proof-certain that we do not trust in God, for if we trusted God we would take Him at His Word and leave it at that. Everything, and I mean everything necessary for life and godliness has long ago been established by the authority of the Almighty. Any contrary opinion is the giver of all sufferings. How can we be so fool hardy as to think we can decide such things on ballots?
To participate in an election where ungodliness can result makes us part of that ungodly game. We ought not allow ourselves to be a part of such voting, either way. Just take the right position to start with. Do not believe the myth that we have no voice unless we vote, nothing could be further from the truth. Voting is not our only voice. We are able to take a stand wherever we find ourselves, by not participating in voting makes a loud stand for what is right all by itself. For those who vote today all their prayers, whether to bless their meals or anything else, are corrupted and do no good.
Voting only exploits the voters who participate. Every voted upon measure, or statute, or proposition, etc., etc., is part of each voters death. Cooperation with the political process, like voting, only gives more support to the evil Industrial/Military/Media Complex.
Everyone in politics are actually puppets of the hidden antichrist rulers of this world, like the bankers and others like them. A conspiracy is anything that goes against the will of God, something that the Devil and mankind are excelling at lately. Democratic voting is without a doubt an absolute conspiracy. Voting is nothing but a bunch of brainwashing at best.
Voting is a violation of love towards God, so those who refuse to repent of such deeds will have eternal regret at the soon approaching dreadful judgment. My goal is to conform and fashion my conscience according to the mind of Christ, the Apostles, the Martyrs, and all the people of God. So I have not participated in voting for over ten years. If there is no good to choose from I simply choose to humbly abstain from choosing any evil, so that when I stand in front of the dreaded judgment seat of Christ, I will not be put to shame.
Just because something on the ballot closely represents christian thinking that is not good enough, especially when there is such great danger of compromise. I do not see the good in voting. Men may plot and intrigue to position their choices, or we may be deluded into thinking we are putting such and such in power by voting, but, ultimately, nothing is done without God allowing it to be. God gives nations the kind of leaders its people deserve. Even the Soviet government was given a kind of power by God to do what those godless people did, but in no way was it godly. Neither should have anyone accepted or gone along with that atheistic government. Even though our government has "In God We Trust" placed on our money do not think our nation is any better. How can we trust any of the underhanded politicians?
Genuine wholehearted repentance and fasting and mourning are the answers for persons and nations. We should teach our children and everyone about the facts of these things.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
The world does not know how to carry on without itself, so it is stuck in the rut.
Inevitably greater losses will occur, as the only real hope becomes more obscure.
It is all unquestionably suicidal, though most ignore the realities.
Honestly, we only hurt ourselves by avoiding the sufferings of common hardships.
Everywhere there are false notions of goodness, while truth is called a liar.
Solutions are totally missed because the inferior is embraced and accepted.
We should use the key to life of becoming separate, leaving the corpses alone.
In this way we can use other healing keys to solve problems outside paradise.
What we will find is the required peace, being helpful rather than harmful.
Evil is unable to bother those who have such mighty strength.
The real miraculous gifts are still available if we want the one thing needful.
Let us not forsake what is so easily accessible, even though it seems difficult.
Friday, August 27, 2010
the Mother of God
making thread by hand
with a drop spindle.
Many people take it for granted that babies should be soothed with petroleum jelly and mineral oil, washed and shampooed with chemical-based cleansers, fed from plastic bottles and canned foods, swaddled in disposable diapers, surrounded by harmfully scented products and put to sleep in pajamas treated with fire-retardant chemicals. But all these are well known to be very deadly.