To God always, to human laws sometimes – part 2

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In Canada, the death sentence for the most cruel crimes is abolished, but the death sentence for the most innocent ones is approved and widespread.


Countries and nations which take care about their house are more human about this issue. For the time being. Some countries, like Chile, El Salvador, Malta and Nicaragua for example, unconditionally ban the abortion. Otherwise, over the whole sinful planet children are slaughtered mercilessly. In the recent times, for the sake of some explorations, human embryos are sacrificed; again, the children in the wombs of (non)mothers conceived. “As a result, this may give industrial mass production of human embryos, which will be destroyed for production of genetic modified cells.” (Orthodoxy, No 926)


It is not “politically opportunistic, correct” to speak –and therefore silence-about other countless misfortunes which accompany an abortion. God made us in the most perfect way and everything in his creation is appropriate. The conception starts many processes, in the body of a woman engraved by God. All those processes are forcefully stopped, and the woman`s body shakes. Different kinds of illnesses appear, but the soul suffers the most.


I witness to you: if anyone at any time confesses to us plainly and mercilessly, then these are women of all ages, even very old, haunted by their children taken out of their wombs, butchered and thrown into the garbage cans. Nightmares, depressions and other spiritual troubles do not let them be alone, and that is why a rather great number of women become drug or alcohol addicts to suppress their conscience.


The newest technological devices make it possible to know the sex of a child very early, while still in the woman`s womb. Here is again the devil`s opportunity to kill an unwanted innocent being. All over China, India, Taiwan, South Korea-nobody knows about North Korea-they kill female children mercilessly. It is supposed that in this way more than ten million female children were killed between 1985 and 2005.


The demonic path and the way to reach this point were rather long. But, we should not forget that in 1920, Bolshevik, God-fighting, Lenin`s establishment, the first in the world made the abortion legal; the same way, only two decades later, the fascist, Hitler`s government made it legal the euthanasia-killing of old and helpless, politically and socially unacceptable, and others. Between one and the other end of life: its beginning , shortened by abortion, and its end, accelerated by so called “merciful” murder, there are some alleged world`s democracies, which justify, legalize and stimulate both these killings. In this way they say: God did not-if they allow His existence-know what he was doing. He is not Creator and Allholder; we shall do that in a better way, we shall arrange and lead this world according to our taste. It is not God, but man is the master of life and death.


Here in Canada, there is an ongoing polemics if a “merciful” murder should be allowed and the killing at a person`s request, when a doctor should execute it , to “help” someone commit suicide. Although the criminal code of our country imposes the sentence of up to 14 years of imprisonment and it is known about many cases where the doctors were “helping” the patients to call up their death, or drove them into death without their will or invitation, not one of them was adequately punished for that. “There is no evidence that in Canadian juridical system, any doctor has ever been condemned for shortening life to one or more patients.” (Juridical system reform Commission, 1982)


In 1993, in Timmins, doctor La Rocha killed a patient, confessed it and-was set free. He was deprived of his doctor`s license for a “terrible” period of the whole three months.
In other words, in spite of the existing law-for which some parliamentary envoys urge to be banned-the doctors get along with the fact that they willingly kill helpless patients.
Robert Latimer who killed his own daughter out of “mercy”, apparently made a mistake, not because he had committed a murder, but because he did not let the “qualified” do it.
Like everywhere else, the Dutch went the furthest in these misdeeds. There the law approves the euthanasia, killing of old and helpless against their will, and assisted murder, when someone is helped to shorten his life. So, the lawlessness is legalized in a peaceful manner. In that country, in 1990, 454 cases of euthanasia were noted down. And in only 4 years, the number was more than tripled; 1424 helpless people were killed.


In the ancient 1949, the judge of The Nurnberg Nazi Trial, Leo Alexander, stated that every act of “merciful” murder would lead to mass murdering of unwanted persons. Stating this, he had on his mind the events in the Nazi Germany. In the beginning, seriously ill persons were killed. Gradually, the field of killing started spreading at socially non-productive and then ideologically unwanted, racially unacceptable, to come ,eventually, to killing all and everybody who were not according to their Aryan race standards.


“Ernest Heckle demanded that mentally and bodily incurable patients to be killed, in any appropriate and painless way. A year after his death, in 1920, this issue was approached by a lawyer K. Binding and doctor A. Hoch. They determine which lives are unworthy of living and call them the illness of existentialism; those should be removed from the community of alive. After that, Hitler called those the useless eaters, and applied in practice the previous theory.” (Boro Petric, Christianity and the Contemporary Man, Orthodoxy, No 926)
In support of this – killing of “socially useless”, nowadays is contemporary American protestant theologian, Josef Fletcher, who “speaks about irreparable human vegetates, who just use private and public  welfare. He hopes for the time when we shall move from the birth control to the control of dying, with more appropriate methods”. (The same) “Some new reasons in favor of euthanasia were brought out by the first president of the European bank for construction and development, Jacque Atalie, who said that after 60-65 years of age a man would lose ability of production and becomes a burden for the society; therefore that machinery should be stopped suddenly.” (The same)


And again the Prime minister of Netherlands witnesses what happens when a selfish, sinful man in his hands takes and grabs away  God`s things. In some hospitals in Netherlands over 50% of cancer patients were killed. Since the authorities showed friendliness towards it, many other patients ended the same way as well. Old people in Old people houses were shaking in fear when a doctor opened the door. They were afraid that he came to kill them. Therefore, similarly to diabetics, those poor souls wore a bracelet with a written message that it was not their will to be killed. Some of the hospitals, mostly under the guardianship of churches, guaranteed safety to their patients.


“The value of human dignity is regularly mentioned as one of the most powerful socially acceptable motives in favor of euthanasia. Namely, it is stated that the difficult situations of illness and dying are in irreconcilable opposition with the human right to dignity during dying. To avoid violation of the right to dignity in dying, they go so far that they want to break important, essential and fundamental human right, the base of all others, and that is the right to life”. (The same)
Light cannot illuminate people`s heart that when a seriously ill man wails and cries out: ”Doctor, cut off my troubles”, he actually cries for attention and help.
A few years ago horrified but helpless and with our arms crossed, we watched how a man, a judge in Florida, thinking perhaps that he is God himself, was killing a helpless human being. That judge overpowered all legal institutions, the president of America, and the whole American congress. If you have forgotten that human drama, I shall remind you about Terry Shiavo.


It would lead us too far to mention other famous cases of euthanasia. However, an event from sometimes ago, which just for a while fleshed through media space, makes people look at this dealing with God`s things trough different eyes. “The Toronto Star” brings a short story about Rom Hoban. He had a terrible traffic accident 23 years ago. The doctors marked that he, too, was in the “vegetative state”. In other words, they rejected him and sentenced him to death. So, for 23 years it was believed that he was vegetating. But his family did not think so. His spirit was captured in his body for twenty three years; however, he was conscious all the time, perceiving what was going on around him; he was suffering but could not make a sound and cry out. An expert who used a special kind of brain scanner-inaccessible in the eighties- “unlocked” his brain and found out that Hoban was not vegetating but existing.


I also remember that child in Toronto Children`s hospital who was on machines and whose heart should have been pulled out so that another child could survive; but when they turned off the machines, it, in spite of all the doctors, went on living, and it is still alive even today.


The patrons of death loose from their minds that what was incurable once, can be cured now. People used to die of pneumonia once; today the death is stopped just by antibiotics.  Today, heart attacks and kidneys failure can be overcame by using the accessible technological devices.


Here and there around the world-in the Netherlands again-drug using, marijuana, is legalized. The earthly judges decided, determined and, if you want, legalized that marijuana is harmless.
They can legalize any miracle, but to me those earthly judges will never be able to proscribe that the drug is harmless because I go along the paths of their misfortune and I visit those miserable children in their houses, hospitals, mental hospitals and prisons and share their misery with them.


All these, counted, and many other not mentioned things, legalization of the lawlessness, bring us to the key question: how long shall we permit the earthly judges to control our destinies?


It is perceived that the prophecy of saint John the Theologian –about the Anti-Christ`s seal-will be the ominous test of our belonging to God or of our heresy. We read in the Chapter 13 of John`s Revelation as following: “The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17 so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man.[e] That number is 666.“ (Revelation 13, 15-19)
And right after this follows the terrible God`s warning: “If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives its mark on their forehead or on their hand, 10 they, too, will drink the wine of God’s fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath, they will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment will rise for ever and ever. There will be no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and its image, or for anyone who receives the mark of its name.” (Revelation 14, 9-11) Since the beginning of the world, God`s creation, the man, has fought against his Creator. And he would not give up his vain game even today.


We already established that rebels today increase their lost battle up to the very end. “Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the Lord and against his anointed.“ (Psalms 2, 1-2) “Let us break their chains and throw off their shackles.“ (Psalms 2,3) Builders, at the beginning of human history, began building a tower whose top should reach heaven; (1 Mos. 11, 4) and instead of God they will put their mason for a king. So the Lord scattered them from there over all the earth. Now they are build again and it looks like they build a lot. But their effort will just speed up second coming of Christ and Gods final settling scores with them.


I believe that you have heard about the European Union Shengan Agreement . It is highly praised in Serbia, and to join the European Union is the goal that is to be achieved by all means and at any coast. They say that one will be able to travel around Europe with no visa. The man over there in Przogrnci Upper, or Lover, or elsewhere across Serbia, everything is OK, he managed to do everything, and just what he needs is to travel around Europe.
What does that famous agreement anticipate; what are its goal and purpose?
Thanks to , among other things, this agreement too, Europe is quickly transformed into a police state. Buy, democracy!
It is anticipated that each citizen of Europe-and then the whole world will have its turn afterwards-gets his unique code, i.e. number. It is noticed that three central pillars of that code form the number of Anti-Christ: 666. Electronic informative system is formed with the capacity to process the data of millions of citizens. At any time, all possible information about each man, even the most private ones, are accessible.


In October 2002, the American competent authorities (FDA), approved of the testing a chip on people, for “medical purposes”, of course. And again for so called medical research, on May 10, 2004, the first men took the micro-chip. It was the Hefry and Laski Hacobs family.
This seems terrifying: wherever you go, somebody follows you. It is known what you eat and drink, with whom you talk and what you talk about.  Your political beliefs are known, as well as your religious determination.


We heard what Saint John the Theologian said, that everybody who takes this seal, will drink the bitter glass of God`s anger. Some of the orthodox theologians think that, while thinking about this threatening pestilence, the most important thing is to bear in mind the issue of free will, which means the personal determination of each of us, our willingly acceptance of the seal of Anti-Christ. “The seal of antichrist itself, which is described in Apocalypse, chapter thirteen, according to the explanation of the Fathers of the Church: Saints Hippolytus of Rome, Andrew of Casoria and  Iriney of Lyon,- is exactly the problem of personal arrangement with the antichrist. It, also, is an oath but a different one. Saint Andrea of Casoria did not speak in vain: just as we get the seal of the Holy Spirit in the Secret of anointment, the same way the antichrist gives the evil, unclean seal.
The essence of the seal is not in some technical devices, but the point is that a man crosses on the enemy`s side on his free will.”


How we, the Christians, can get along with all these? Does not Saint apostle Paul tell us as following in his Epistle to Romans: Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.“ (Romans 13,1-2) Terrible!


But, here is the explanation: “For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason, they are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience. This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing. Give to everyone what you owe them: if you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor. (Romans 13, 3-6)And what if the governmental authority- even though given by God, approved for punishment or our test-is not for benefit but for evil? What if the authority is the device in demon`s hands by which he carries out the orders of Anti-Christ? Should we submit ourselves to such authority as well? And when it legalizes, for example, first marijuana and then other drugs, shall we rush to buy cigarette holders and pipes and smoke right away, and start making cigarettes of “grass” for our children? Shall we now, since the authority teaches us that it is normal-and even desirable-leave our spouses , and suddenly show ourselves as “progressive”; kill our unborn children in the wombs and put our helpless on the first plane and send them to Netherlands? God forbids!


“Being the Christians, we seriously take the Bible imperatives to respect and be obedient to authorities. We trust in law and rule of law. We admit as a duty to be in accordance with laws, no matter if we like them or not, as far as the laws are not too unjust or they do not ask something unjust or immoral from those they refer to. Biblical sense of the laws is to maintain order and serve to justice and common welfare. The unjust laws-especially those that make the citizens do something that is not just-undermine common welfare more than they serve it.” ( The Manhattan Declaration) Therefore, for example, “the decisions of the Supreme courts and state Parliaments which approve the abortion, with restrictions and without them, should be taken by the acting Christians as an attack at their faith in the holiness of life.” (Stanly Harakas)


Our Lord is our best example in which way our thinking and our deeds should go. When Christ`s mission is looked at from this perspective, it is seen that the whole his activity was , in fact, the resistance to the perverted authority. The perverted authority of that time, we would say-establishment, brings an irrevocable decision to remove Christ, to kill Him, when he attacked the thing most holy to them-the profit-when He turned over the tables and expelled the merchants from the Temple. “The chief priests and the teachers of the law heard this and began looking for a way to kill him, for they feared him.“ (Mark 11, 18)


After Christ His pupils, the same path and the same way. They crucified the Lord, but look, His followers sprung up like mushrooms after rain from somewhere and did the miracles every side of the world. The authority started persecuting them, to imprison them, and they did not care. The authority is confused, what to do with them. They tried everything-it did not help. They tried to persuade them to give up Christ`s path. ”Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John replied: Which is right in God’s eyes: to listen to you, or to him.“ (Act 4, 19-20)Here is the answer to our dilemmas.


Some time ago a considerable group of Christians and Christian high bishops gathered and brought up a common announcement titled “The Manhattan Declaration”. This Declaration has a great support of Christians from America and from all over the world, and the number of its signatories increases incredibly fast. Thank God that we are wakening slowly.
We read in the Declaration: “Because we honor justice and the common good, we will not comply with any edict that purports to compel our institutions to participate in abortions, embryo-destructive research, assisted suicide and euthanasia, or any other anti-life act; nor will we bend to any rule purporting to force us to bless immoral sexual partnerships, treat them as marriages or the equivalent, or refrain from proclaiming the truth, as we know it, about morality and immorality and marriage and the family.
We will fully and ungrudgingly render to Caesar what is Caesar’s. But under no circumstances will we render to Caesar what is God’s.    (The Manhattan Declaration)

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