If you are a conservative Christian and you feel run down by the relentless onslaught of liberals and their looniness on your TV, in your music, in your children’s classrooms, in their public school restrooms…
If you feel like the whole world is going gay and condemning you for not supporting this “progress in love”, if you seem to be the only sober individual staying in your hotel, whilst the other guests all reek of marijuana, especially in celebration of April 20 at 4:20 PM (or is it AM, or which time zone is it supposed to be, man?)…
If you know you need to love your enemies but at the same time find it hard to deal with being attacked relentlessly for your faith and your traditional family values…
We may have a bit of good news for you. All you need is patience and fortitude. Watch this video by Dr. Steve Turley:
He makes some really excellent points that it is easy to lose track of in the turbulent and very activist and leftist news cycle in the USA. While Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon (who is openly gay) sing a truly stomach-turning rendition of “Those were the days” (the stomach turns at the thought of these people saying ‘girls were girls and men were men’… a major contextual ouch moment), while we reach to change the channel or even better, to turn the TV off, we can also remember that in our home, our family is our little church.
Everything that we hold dear in terms of faith and life can be expressed and upheld and taught within the walls of our homes and hopefully in our Church communities.
If your church is one of those that has espoused the wackiness of the day, do not worry. The Orthodox Churches have maintained the ancient traditions, and in particular the ones that are from Former Soviet Union countries are now among the strongest and purest religious communities on earth. At this time, Orthodoxy is growing rapidly as people flee to the True Church.
Dr Turley notes the remarkable changes in Georgia (an Orthodox Christian nation and oddly enough, a NATO ally) which has really energized pro-life values. The political alignment of Georgia is friendly towards the US and Europe, but the Church is very close to the Russian Orthodox Church, the largest and most powerful Eastern Orthodox community in the world at this time. Georgia’s Church is probably one of the most traditional, as well, with the Georgian Patriarch often leading the response to any attack against the life and practice of true Christians.
The change is so much that the Europeans question whether or not Georgia’s Orthodox Church is an obstacle to “European values”.
Apparently, it is. And for Dr Steve Turley and many, many other Christians, this is a very good thing.