Vladimir Putin’s Secret Baptism…Is Putin a Devout Christian?

Putin talks about his secret baptism and his Christian Faith

Why the west fears Russia and Putin

It is true that one can make more money in the West than in Russia. However, evil has so much influence in the West that even Solzhenitsyn noticed it. When I first came to Russia it reminded me how society in America was and how much America has changed. When talking to other Americans we agreed that the current Russian society was like America in the 60’s or late 50’s. People are more polite and the crime is very low in comparison to America today. Granted, due to western influence, the old Russians complain they are not respected as they used to be but overall society is better, especially in cities other than Moscow.

This article is meant to show why liberals in the West fear Putin. It also explains that Russia’s destiny is to renew Christianity, which has been allowed to grow under Putin. This article is not meant to evaluate the Russian economy, health care, military or to claim the world will join the Orthodox faith. Rather, the evil that spread from Russia in 1917 to the West will be destroyed by Russia’s renewed faith that will heal the world.

The West has many so called experts with PhDs in Slavic studies and in Russian history that claim Putin is a dictator without even having lived in Russia for any length of time. They ignore people like Solzhenitsyn who suffered under communism. They ignore the fact that Russia is better now than it was before Putin was in charge. Both Putin and Dmitry Medvedev’s approval rating has averaged around 70 percent.

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Putin is obviously not a saint but very few of us are. God’s mercy works through big and small sinners who believe and are open to him. We can see that in Putin’s religious speech he meant what he said as he helped to restore the church in Russia. He listened to those like Alexander Solzhenitsyn. Those who listen to their elders tend to be wiser. Vladimir Putin allows Christianity to flourish unlike the liberals in America who have their own warped idea of freedom from God and a denial of evil’s existence in the world. Unlike Putin, liberals have never listened to their elders.

There is a reason that most public schools in America do not teach the Bolshevik revolution and its true consequences. There are people in the West that want to remove everything related to Christ from “public view” just as the communists did during the Soviet enslavement of Russia.  20th century Russia is proof that Christianity can prevail against their darkness and confusion.

Today, the liberals who control the West fear Putin as though doomsday was tomorrow. It’s not a nuclear threat but rather a spiritual renewal that threatens them. They try to persuade us by scaring everyone with ideas of Putin as the evil KGB out to destroy the world. They “reason” KGB is bad. Putin is KGB. Therefore, Putin is bad.

They conveniently ignore Putin’s Christianity because it’s not our world but their liberal world that is in danger of being destroyed. Their arrogance does not allow them to comprehend that the light of truth can overcome any darkness they promote. The man who hated communism, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, once reminded us:

“One word of truth shall outweigh the whole world.” – old Russian proverb
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“But they that hope in the Lord shall renew their strength,

they shall take wings as eagles,

they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”

Isaias 40:31

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Xavier Lerma

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