And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
Mark 16:15 King James Bible

четвъртък, 11 май 2017 г.

The right decision

One of the strongest (and last resort) of the papists is to extol Mary for the right decision, for her ACCEPTING the message of the angel. Unfortunately this is what the teaching of free will leads to, when brought to its logical conclusion. Bear in mind that the only absolutely free human decision ever made that pertains to God's will is Jesus' approval and submission under the will of God. Jesus didn't need grace, for he was the grace of God itself. Whereas humans can't help grace or willingly receive grace at the beginning, for they are of the flesh. Nowhere in the Bible are we told that grace is involved in a decision making process, it is always a "once done is done" thing.  When Catholics speak of Mary, they always talk about grace, but in the end the determining (and which makes her praise-worthy) factor is her decision. They are directly saying that if Mary said "NO", there would be no Savior. The ONLY reason the Roman Catholic Church teaches something about grace is that if she was fully pelagian, noone would have need of her "grace-giving" sacraments.

"It was not easy to respond with a yes to the angel's announcement."




Pope Francis: I will entrust the destiny of humanity to the Virgin in Fatima 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Giwo5mOCVXM

четвъртък, 4 май 2017 г.

Russian anabaptist lies concerning bulgaria

EDIT: I believe much can be learned about martyrdom and suffering from the Russian underground christians. HOWEVER, please read everything with a discerning mind. Not all of the "martyrs" and "confessors" in this book are sound, biblical christians, some are cultic, others are schismatics from the EOC, yet others are prominent EO priests and philosophers!!! The anabaptists of today are very ecumenical, like the modern "waldenses". You must not despise the western doctrinal foothold, but you must reject the western comfort and self-servingness. God bless all who sincerely love the Lord Jesus and may all we give bold witness.



 http://www.elcristianismoprimitivo.com/the%20russians%20secret.pdf


I was surprised to find that in a popular anabaptist book Bulgaria has been left out in order that Moravia and Russia could get more attention and historical facts are manipulated to make Russia seem a counterpart to Byzantium, whereas Russia has always been the lap dog of the Byzantines. Russian revisionists and propagandists want to claim slavic culture and language for Russia. Really poor sources here, or, God forbid, the Russian co-author threw Bulgaria under the bus. There is absolutely no mention of the bogomils, either, only of "pious" orthodox priests and philosophers. Anabaptists like Moravia and Russia for obvious reasons. Their movements flourished there hundreds of years later. I'm not dishonouring the blood of countless Russian martyrs here, but the fact remains, the Russians in general have always had this deceitful face.



Long before Prince Vladimir with his seven wives and wooden idols overcame his
brother and made himself ruler of Russia in Kiev, a young man in Thessalonika
overcame himself and decided not to rule, but to serve Christ. His name was Cyril.
He spoke Greek. Like other Christians in Thessalonika Cyril kept to the way of
Christ even though many had grown careless and worldly. He prepared to serve
Christ by studying at the Imperial University at Constantinople.
In the capitol of the Byzantine Empire—a glorious city where the Emperor, the
Patriarch of the Orthodox Church, numberless merchants, prelates, and military
officials lived in splendour—Cyril felt tiny but not lost. He studied to graduate as
soon as possible and gained a commission to travel on official business to Arabic
and Khazar tribes in the east.
During his stay with the Khazars, to whom he told stories from the Bible, Cyril
learned all he could about wide steppes and forested lands to the north. He learned
about other tribes—Russian Slavs among them—who lived in settled villages,
who farmed and raised fruits, but who served wooden idols. After he came to
know some of them Cyril sensed what Christ wanted him to do.
Back in Constantinople Cyril learned that Ratislav, a leader of a Slavic tribe north
of the Danube River had called for Christian teachers. With his brother Methodius
he set out in 863 A. D. to answer that call. 
Up the rivers and through the forested wilderness where Ratislav’s people lived
(in what is now the Czech Republic) Cyril and Methodius worked their way,
learning Slavonic while teach-ing Christ.
From the beginning Cyril determined to
teach the Slavs what Christ himself taught. But a serious obstacle stood in the
way. Very few Slavs could read and write. Those who could, used a disorderly
collection of letters to portray Slavonic sounds. Cyril purposed at once to teach
them a better way.
With Methodius’ help Cyril gathered a circle of Slavic youths about him, and
began to write in charcoal, big black letters on birch bark, while making sounds. It
did not take long. The boys hurried home, thrilled with their discovery that “birch
bark speaks” and told their parents about a great teacher whom their Greek
instructors said had taught them. 
As their knowledge of Slavonic increased, Cyril and Methodius discovered that
their Greek alphabet did not have let-ters to match all its sounds. Also, writing
with crude materials did not produce nice looking Greek. But Cyril did not
despair. With the help of another Christian who came to Moravia, Clem-ent of
Ohrid, he borrowed bold, easy shapes from Hebrew and Greek and invented
others. “We can use other alphabets as a pat-tern,” he decided, “and if we find
nothing suitable we will simply have to make our own.”
That alphabet, now used by several hundred million Slavs,
is called Cyrillic andCyril did not die until he had taught people how to use it, written for them
numerous books, and overseen for them the translation of the entire Bible,
including the Apocrypha.
By the time Cyril and Methodius died a large number of Western Slavs knew of
Christ and the Scriptures. Many had gotten baptised. But few Eastern Slavs
(Russians) heard about Christ until Basil II, the “Christian” emperor of
Byzantium,asked Prince Vladimir to help him fight the Bulgars.
Russians and Byzantines, fighting together, won the battle. They celebrated their
victory and were happy together until the emperor learned what Prince Vladimir
wanted for his wage: Basil’s sister Anna in marriage.
Basil and his sister were shocked. Vladimir already had seven wives. Anna was an
educated Byzantine woman and a “Christian.” To think of her living in pagan
Russia filled them with horror. But Vladimir would not change his mind. When
Anna refused to come to Kiev, he called his troops together and over-ran the
Crimean peninsula (Byzantine territory), taking the city of Kherson (later
Sevastopol) and all its people as hostages.
Then Basil made a proposition: If Prince Vladimir and the Russians would convert
to Christianity, Anna would come. Vladimir happily agreed. 
In Byzantium, drowning thieves or apostates was not enough. “Christian”
authorities drowned people in bags with live pigs, roosters, snakes, and monkeys.
Lawbreakers paid fines by having a hand or foot cut off, or perhaps an ear.
Standard pun-ishments included the splitting of noses, the cutting out of tongues,
and setting people onto pointed stakes. 


Whole armies were regularly blinded and
castrated. In the very battle Prince Vladimir fought with the Byzantines, they took fifteen thousand young men as prisoners of war. Out of every hundred they left one with eyes to guide them home. So dreadful was the sight that when their ruler saw them come—wailing, clutching one another, and trailing blood as they stumbled along—he went into shock and died

This was NOT Vladimir, the vain drunkard, it was Bulgarian TSAR SAMUIL, who fought the Byzantines for 40 years!!!!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kleidion



Later on the bogomils would participate in the re-establishment of the Bulgarian Tsardom with the Asenev dynasty!!!! Folks, this is why you can't trust the Russians for anything!!!!



Here and there in the Byzantine empire, often hidden but resting firm on Christ,
remnants of true faith and holiness re-mained. Here and there, especially in religious orders, honest men and women loved Christ and lived in communion with him. 



Excuse me, in religious orders? What about the thousands upon thousands of babuns/bogomils? How does this "anabaptist" writer reconcile orthodoxy and christianity so easily? Later on in the book he gives examples of russian orthodox saints and schismatic movements as christians...


They treasured the teachings of Christ and obeyed him. Speaking and
reading Greek, they still used early Christian writings. They sang early Christian
songs. Even in Russia, where missionaries had come to Greek colonies along the
Black Sea (perhaps already in Paul’s time) some knew there was more to
Christianity than what Prince Vladimir had found.

неделя, 23 април 2017 г.

The sarcophagus (spit of Satan) on historical anabaptism

 IN THE SAME VEIN :


http://jesus-partisans-balkans.blogspot.bg/2014/11/the-sarcophagus-of-paulicanism.html

The sarcophagus of paulicanism


"Bulgaria was a seat for Bogomilism, which has spread through the Western balkans in entire Europe as far as  Italy and France and has given a push to the powerful mystical currents of the Cathars, Albigenses, and has influenced the Templar order, Masonry, even today's para-mason organizations"

Also:

http://jesus-partisans-balkans.blogspot.bg/2015/12/1000-years-of-bogomil-terrorists.html

bogomil mafia bogomil communism bogomil terrorism bogomil aliens(?)


 The magazine is actually well written, certainly at a higher standard than most conspiracy literature and is quite long running. The contents are a mix of anti-british and anti-slavic propaganda. Anyway, the interesting part (article) is in the open and uncompromising slander against the religious history of Bulgaria, in an effort to link the bogomils with the attack on John Paul II, with some discussion of gnosticism in there. Anyway, this is the article with an accent on the link between the "gnostic" bogomils and the later communist government and agencies of bulgaria, participating in international drug and arms trade.
You can see how the Vatican establishment still hates the bogomils and their offspring - the albigenses, cathari and patareni, by making them look like heretics through various lay gnostic and occult organizations who claim them as forefathers , so that Rome can stamp them as heretics.
 


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http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Keller,_Ludwig_(1849-1915)


Keller, Ludwig (1849-1915)


Ludwig Keller, born 28 March 1849 at Fritzlar, Germany, died 9 March 1915 in Berlin, attended school at Rinteln, studied classical philology at the universities of Leipzig and Marburg, and then specialized in archives. In 1874 he began his work in archives for Prussia. Until 1895 he was state archivist in Münster. Intensive study of the archives here led to the publication in 1885-1887 of Die Gegenreformation in Westfalen und dem Niederrhein (see also his articles, "Zur Geschichte der Wiedertäufer nach dem Untergang des Münsterischen Königreichs," Westdeutsche Zeitschrift 1, 1882, 429-468; and "Zur Kirchengeschichte Nordwestdeutschlands im 16. Jahrhundert," in Zeitschrift des bergischen Geschichtsvereins XV, 1879, 106-142) and to his realization that the religious brotherhoods outside the church organizations had been given a completely false evaluation in traditional presentations of church history.

In succession Keller published his epoch-making writings, vindicating Anabaptism, and giving the initial impetus to an entirely new judgment and to most zealous inquiries into this religious movement. In 1880 his Geschichte der Wiedertäufer und ihres Reiches zu Münster appeared; in 1882, Ein Apostel der Wiedertäufer (Hans Denck); in 1885, Die Reformation und die älteren Reformparteien; in 1886, Die Waldenser und die deutschen Bibelübersetzungen; in 1887, Zur Geschichte der altevangelischen Gemeinden (a lecture given in Berlin on 20 April 1887); in 1888, Johann von Staupitz und die Anfänge der Reformation. In addition to these he wrote a series of articles for the Mennonitische Blätter, 1883, 1885-1890; for the Gemeindeblatt, 1885-1889; and in the Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie.

He was an ardent exponent of the idea that there was a direct connection between the Waldenses and the Anabaptists (Gemeindeblatt der Mennoniten, 1886, 70), and that their principles, doctrines, and institutions continued to live in the Christian church from its beginnings through the centuries in brotherhoods which he named "altevangelische Brüdergemeinden"  (see also Mennonitische. Blätter, 1890, 113; Gemeindeblatt, 1890, 85).

Note- Included in his research and continuity of anabaptists are cathari, patareni, bogomils etc. The guy was a historian at secret and obscure archives. He KNEW the truth. He was killed/replaced or simply persuaded into freemasonry shortly after his publications against the state churches AND the counter-reformation. This was, of course, simply a move by Rome to throw excrement on all his religious research and bury the historical truth.


Keller was violently attacked. Nevertheless he continued undismayed on his way, which led him to a far-reaching syncretism. He had a vision of an ideal Christian brotherhood of humanity above the dogmatic ecclesiastical or materialistic, naturalistic view of the world. To bring about this brotherhood he won friends for it among the Baptists and Mennonites and other extra-church groups, including the Free Masons. On 10 October 1892 he instigated the organization of the Comenius-Gesellschaft, which published the Monatshefte der Comenius-Gesellschaft; in 1895 a pedagogical supplement was added, called Comeniusblätter  für Volkserziehung. The former included a series of valuable informative articles and treatises from the past and present of Anabaptism (e.g., Monatshefte, 1897, 131-176, "Grundfragen der Reformationsgeschichte"; 1912, 115, "Zwei Jubiläen. Ein Beitrag zur religiösen  Zeitgeschichte").

In 1897 Keller became a Mason. But his hope of finding in this organization fighting allies for his ideas was not fulfilled. Nevertheless he remained faithful to it. His prize-winning book, Die geistigen Grundlagen der Freimaurerei und das öffentliche Leben (1911), and Die Freimaurerei (1914) in the Teubner Collection, Aus Natur und Geisteswelt, were unusually successful.

събота, 22 април 2017 г.

The three Greek brethren




It is remarkable(or, worth noting) that the one preserved bogomil gospel, despite being written in 1404, contains very old language forms, which shows that the bogomils copied very old manuscripts


 Irecek - History of the Bulgarians     p 205.



 Anabaptist (Moravian/Czech) connections to Greek bogomil left-overs in the 16th century.


http://www.gameo.org/index.php?title=Thessaloniki_(Central_Macedonia,_Greece)




(b) Another event involving these two groups ca. 1550 is related in the Martyrs' Mirror (D 400-402, E 365-367) on the basis of an old Dutch booklet called Het Brilleken (1630). Three "Greek Brethren" had undertaken the long journey from Thessalonica to Moravia (Nikolsburg and Pausram,) to inquire about these spiritually kindred Brethren. The Hutterite communal life did not, however, appeal to them. They went to the Swiss Brethren, likewise at Pausram, whose life and thinking they liked extremely well. Conversation was carried on in the Latin language. The account of their faith given by the "Greek Brethren" was then written down in the form of a "Confession." This document was carefully preserved (in German) and was copied a number of times by later Mennonites (a copy in Mennonite Historical Library, Goshen, IN). This document shows, however, that the visitors came not from Thessalonica but from Larissa in Thessaly, some 120 miles to the south of Thessalonica. When the three Greeks left, one of them, a tailor, left his shears with the Swiss Brethren as a souvenir. From the records it appears unlikely that the Greeks went to other places; Mehrning in 1646 claimed (on hearsay only) that they went as far as the Netherlands.


The character of the Greek visitors is not easy to determine. Their Confession sounds like a Swiss Brethren confession. The most likely conjecture is that they were Greek-Slavic Bogomiles. They claimed to have manuscripts from the time of the apostles, but very likely these documents were of more recent origin (though centuries old, written in Old Slavonic.)

Note - They were either slavs or Greeks by ethnicity, but if their religious origin was the Greek Orthodox or some kind of schismatics, they wouldn't have used slavonic at all or approached the slavic moravian/Swiss brethren.  ( Regarding the claim that they have Paul's authentic letter -They either made the apostolic claim with the documents in greek or had slavonic documents and didn't make that claim, for they couldn't claim apostle-era documents with slavonic, the language was created in the 9th century.) Greeks who love slavs are a rare breed.  Bulgaria and the Byzantine empire were practically one and the same in terms of politics and religion (and even mixed population) in the last couple of centuries before the Ottoman invasion, but the Greek clergy has always been hostile to slavs and the Greek nationalists have traditionally abhorred everything slavic. The bogomils were found in great numbers throughout the Byzantine empire and even helped Bulgarian Tzars against both Greeks and Latins, as is the case with Philippopolis/Plovdiv  - the bogomils rose against the Latins in the city and delivered it to Kaloyan. The Swiss/Moravian brethren were trinitarian and orthodox and the reformation couldn't have possibly reached southern Greece in the mid 16th century. From this it is easy to conclude that at least the later bogomils were orthodox in the chief christian doctrines baptised adults.There is also an albigense(southern french) - english anabaptist connection, which I am yet to research.


Nothing positive is known about the source of their information about the Anabaptists. The claim of Het Brilleken that in the 1530's the Turks had taken an Anabaptist as a prisoner from Moravia to Thessalonica where he spread the news of his Anabaptist church must be taken with much reservation. The Turks did not invade Moravia at that time. The visit of 1550 did not lead to any further contacts. The Ausbund hymn, "O Herr, thue auf die Lefzen mein," seems to be based on the story in the Martyrs' Mirror, having been composed sometime before 1695. Unfortunately it is marred by many serious inaccuracies and should not be used as an historical source.






петък, 24 март 2017 г.

Hear the gospel



Hear, all slavic people,
Hear the word, which came from God
A word nourishing human souls
A word making hearts and minds strong
A word giving all the knowledge of God


неделя, 19 март 2017 г.

Catherine of Sienna - out of the dragon's mouth

 The 150 year period between 1380 and 1530 was the time when the papal power was shaking the most. The western schism, the lollards, hussites, reformers, the printing press and the subsequent uncovering of papal crimes and errors by scholars of every walk were seriously threatening the beast. Then came the counter-reformation and the wound has been healing with the "hospital discharge" coming soon as we mentioned. If there was a time when it was crystal clear that the pope was not to be worshipped, it was this. Catherine of Sienna was active in the 1370s, almost in the middle of the 1260 year papal reign. (~800-20??).


Saint Catherine of Sienna: "Even if the Pope were the Devil incarnate...."




Catherine set high standards – for herself, for her friends, for priests and prelates, and especially for the Holy Father. Again and again she urged the popes, first Gregory XI and later Urban VI, to act like Christ: manly, forgiving, honest, loving. Even if a pope did not act like “sweet Christ on earth,” Catherine believed that the faithful should treat him with the respect and obedience they would show to Jesus Himself. “Even if he were an incarnate devil, we ought not to raise up our heads against him – but calmly lie down to rest on his bosom.”
She wrote to the Florentines, who were rebelling against Pope Gregory XI: “He who rebels against our Father, Christ on earth, is condemned to death, for that which we do to him, we do to Christ in heaven – we honor Christ if we honor the pope, we dishonor Christ if we dishonor the pope… I tell you that God will and has so commanded that even if the priests and the pastors of the Church and Christ on earth were incarnate devils, it is seemly that we are obedient and subject to them, not for their sake, but for the sake of God, out of obedience to Him, for He wills that we should act thus.
“Know that the son is never in the right against the father, even if the father is ever so evil and unjust, for so great is the good which he has received from the father, that is, life itself, that he can never repay him for it. And we have received the life of grace from the Church, which is so great a benefit, that we can never, by any kind of homage or gratitude, pay the debt we owe.”

"Even if the Pope were Satan incarnate, we ought not to raise up our heads against him, but calmly lie down to rest on his bosom."



 St. Catherine of Siena, SCS, p. 201-202, p. 222, (quoted in Apostolic Digest, by Michael Malone, Book 5: “The Book of Obedience”, Chapter 1: “There is No Salvation Without Personal Submission to the Pope”)
 http://indefenceoftheholyfather.blogspot.bg/2013/12/saint-catherine-of-sienna-even-if-pope.html......]




 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever. And they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

Revelation 14:11




Pulpit Commentary Rev 14:11

Verse 11. - And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up forever and ever. Compare the wording of the passages quoted above on ver. 10, especially Isaiah 34:9, 10, "The smoke thereof shall go up forever." This statement of the eternity of punishment is also in agreement with Luke 16:26 and Mark 9:44. And they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. "No rest," in contrast with the blessed rest of the saints (ver. 13). Wordsworth says, "Οἱ προσκυνοῦντες τὸ θηρίον is a stronger expression than 'those who worship the beast;' it means those whose distinguishing characteristic is that they are worshipping the beast, and persist in worshipping him, even to the end. This characteristic is so strongly marked that they are here represented as keeping it even after their death." (On the "mark," see on Revelation 13:16-18.)