Why We Need Christian Crusaders


Modern CrusaderMembers of the Church often discuss among ourselves exactly what the Church needs to be able to grow throughout the world. Some people suggest that we add more programs for the laity throughout the week to engage them. Other folks suggest that the Church adopt more youth group activities in this age of video games and secularism to keep young people interested. Some members of the Church suggest trying to meet the world halfway, be moderate on social issues, and attempt to appeal to the masses with a watered-down version of the Gospel.

In the end, if we truly want to have our Church grow and succeed, what we need is a new generation of Christian Crusaders.

Now before anyone gets any ideas, I do not mean Christians should begin strapping bombs to their bodies and blowing up train stations or shopping malls. What I mean by the term Christian Crusader is a Christian who truly is going to undertake the understand that firstly he is a servant to Jesus Christ and secondly that he or she in every moment of every single day is a soldier in the Church Militant, engaged in warfare against enemies both corporeal and incorporeal. Islamic jihadists live, eat, and breathe their devotion to their faith, are we truly supposed to believe that Christians are called tn anything less? There is no being a Christian and being on the sidelines or being a moderate, Christ never called someone to phone it in once a week and place a few dollars in the offering plate and call it a day until next Sunday, Jesus called us to be fanatics, to be zealots, to be Christian Crusaders.

The term jihad is an Arab word that means “struggle.” Within Islam there are two jihads, the inner and outer jihads. The inner jihad is the battle all Muslims face to follow the tenets of the Quran while the outer is the more commonly known version of waging a holy war. This worldview of everything both inside yourself and in everything you do of being part of a greater struggle is a militant worldview, one that Christians should adopt.

The poison of modernity has stripped the militancy from many of the Christian faithful and made being a Christian more of a hood ornament than the engine that drives one’s life. The blood and sacrifice of martyrs, Saints, and crusaders that moved the Church forward to give us this inheritance still runs in our veins and their spirit is still strong within the Church, modernity has only muted their message, not silenced it.

To fully understand the crusader mindset, one must evaluate the example of previous generations of crusaders. While in today’s Europe and America, we look at demographic and cultural assaults as being a threat to our people, culture, and Faith, this is not the first time Europe has been under attack. From the deserts of Arabia, Islamic armies marched continually against the West for centuries. The success of Europe was bought with the blood of crusaders and patriots who were willing to put themselves in between their homes and families and the armies of jihadists at their doors.

Crusaders were devoted to Christ, their homeland, and their people, just as we should. Personal sacrifice should be a given, up to and including the giving of one’s life to protect what matters most. As Scripture tells us “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” Every Christian crusader must be willing to gladly sacrifice life, limb, and be willing to undergo horrendous torture to protect the Church, his family, and his kin.

Battle however as a crusader is not limited to the battlefield, the inner war is as important or even more than the conflict on the material realm. Prayer both publicly and privately is one of the most important actions that a believer does. In private the faithful speak one on one to God to ask forgiveness for sins, strength to overcome temptation and personal weakness, and just to commune with our eternal and ever-loving Father. In public, Christians can come together to praise God, to honor our Saints, to pray for those in need, mourn, rejoice, and partake in the blessed Sacraments.

Prayer is both a great defense and weapon against sin and demonic forces which is why European Christian towns used to do a call to prayer multiple times a day with Church bells, to bring commerce, festivities, and distraction to a halt and focus the entire energy of the community on prayer. Almost everyone lived within earshot of the Church tells and their loud reminder of our Christian Faith helped guide believers of all social classes, genders, and positions of power.

In our modern age, the hustle and bustle twenty four hour a day entertainment the Church bells have fallen mostly silent, as cable news and pop music call us out to consume and worship oneself through self satisfaction and greed. In the Islamic world, the mosque puts on a call to prayer five times a day, much in the same way that our churches used to. I believe that it is time to bring back this practice, to be Christian prayer warriors that stop everything at 6am, 12pm, and 6pm to pray together as a Christian community. The focus of our lives must be upon our Faith for as Scripture says “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”

The next form of being a Christian crusader should be in how we handle the outside world. In our actions, dress, finances, and defense of the Faith we make statements on whether we are living for this world or for the next. Priorities of money, time, and effort tell the story of if we are a tree with good fruit, or one who gives off no good fruit. Our everyday actions determine is we move closer to God or farther away, the choice is ours.

We live in a world in which Muslims will riot and even lose their own lives when their prophet is attacked in the media yet Christians by the millions watch television shows, movies, and listen to music that casually insult our Faith, the Church, and even utter blasphemy against our God. Not only do Christians tolerate assaults upon our Faith and our Savior, we actually pay our money to consume this jewish and satanic poison that Hollywood puts out.

American Christians allowed their own government to fund “Piss Christ” a supposed “art” exhibit of a crucifix in a vat of urine. Without a doubt faithful Christians should have destroyed this mockery of a Christian symbol and made an example of it. We must be willing to not fall into Christian nihilism and wall ourselves off from the world, but instead be proactive defenders of the Faith in our everyday lives.

In our Christian communities we must pray for those who oppress us and attack the Church, but we also must ensure that we take a stand and ensure the entire world knows where we stand on the issues. Economic boycotts of companies that attack Christianity or promote homosexuality, protests against satanic films or concerts, and loud demonstrations could be just a start to be a Christian cultural crusader. We must live on the battle cry of “Death to the World” and totally reject the unGodly works of this world that poison the minds of our people and lead them astray. A pure mind is far less likely to move a believer to sin, therefore we all should closely monitor what mass media we consume and to stand against the mass media bosses who church out decadent slop for mass consumption. Media companies should be afraid to insult our Faith for fear of financial losses and risk to their business, “artists” should think twice before unveiling their next degenerate sculpture or song, and anywhere a Christian is there should be an unapologetic defender of the Faith.

The Bible tells us in the book of Matthew “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” We must make sure that our finances reflect our devotion. I would call all Christians to compare their spending budget on entertainment of various forms versus their contributions to the offering plate and to charity. That dvd, case of beer, or new video game might be small potato’s to us individually, but continued sacrifice puts ourselves in the proper mindset that everything we are given is a gift from God.

Not a single ruble, dollar, or euro belongs to any of us, it is all Gods. Like the servants who were given money by their Master while He was away, we must always be taking the money and gifts God has bestowed upon us and put them towards the betterment of our families, our neighbors, our communities, and our Church. A change from American cultural Christian to Christian crusader will put finances in proper perspective of the true importance of priorities.

Christian crusaders must remember that we are not here on Earth to fit in or to make a fashion statement, we are here to serve God, His Church, and others. Fashion is a defining silent statement of how you wish to be perceived by others, Christians should always make a clear statement of proper Christian principles in the clothes they wear. The dress of a cultural Christian versus the dress of a Christian crusader is entirely different. While a cultural Christian seeks the worlds approval and follows the latest fashions, the Christian crusader follows the principles of modesty and Tradition.

Christian men and women alike should practice humility and a desire to dress in a way to glorifies God, not make a mockery of His creation. Women should be covered in Traditional and modest dress to ensure that only her husband will look upon her figure in a sexual way. Men likewise should not wear clothing to brag about physical feats, show off wealth, or be revealing, instead men should always be looking like the steward and Christian soldier they are supposed to be. Christians should know that how they dress and appear gives the entire world around them a chance to either see the glory of God or see another hypocrite, hurting their perception of the Faith. We must always be on guard for ourselves, our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, and for unbelievers that we provide a good and positive example of what being a Christian really is.

Living up to our responsibilities as both men and women is another aspect of being a Christian crusader. Christ tells us that you “shall know a tree by its fruits” meaning our actions and works are reflections of our Faith. Volunteer work in our communities is something that Christian crusaders of all ages can participate in. The Bible tells us that “whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” In an age of growing unemployment and financial hardship, children growing up in single parent homes, and millions of lost souls in our communities the Christian community can donate time, money, and prayers to help provide for the physical and spiritual needs of those who are crying out for help. Being a crusader is not simply about militancy, it is also understanding the Christian calling to serve.

An afternoon of your time at a pregnancy clinic to help women through their pregnancy and set them up for success when they have chosen to keep their unborn child instead of give in to our culture of death is a small investment of your time, but has the potential to actually save a life. Volunteering at the local Boys and Girls club or other child outreach program to provide a positive adult role model for children can set kids up for a lifetime of success and call them to overcome the lures of modernity to instead accept Tradition and righteousness. Writing letters to prisoners to comfort them and share the Gospel is another activity that takes little time but shows a group of people most of society has forgotten that we as believers serve all of humanity.

Our brothers and sisters in Golden Dawn and Generation Identitaire have made a large push to provide food and clothes to the underprivileged in their towns and cities, something American crusaders should copy. All together living a life of charity and service to our folk will provide a living example of Christs love for us and rebuild our nations that have been ravaged by the cancer of modernity. The motto of the Knights Hospitaller of “Tuitio Fidei et Obsequium Pauperum” or “Defense of the faith and assistance to the poor” should be the battle cry of Christian crusaders every day of our lives.

The life of a Christian crusader is one that is a twenty four hour a day, seven days a week, three hundred and sixty five days a year commitment to picking up your cross and carrying it. The Church Militant must take care of those in need, minister to the lost, and fight the forces of darkness with every single beat of our hearts. As darkness envelops more of the world we must pick up the sword of rightousness and work to destroy the fountainheads of decadence in our society.

There is no compromise with evil and our actions must reflect that. At the same time, crusaders must always be walking the walk of a Christian life, one of humility, love, prayer, and sacrifice. This mighty army of the Faithful can overcome the hollowness of atheism and our Truth can conquer the forces of Islam in the West. Being a crusader is never going to be easy or popular but it is the calling of every Christian man and woman to pick up the sword and banner of Christ and march forward in duty to Him and His Church. Onward Christian soldiers, marching as to war. We are all called to be crusaders, the only question is do you accept your calling?


  • Christianity, like any collection of religious sects, is cherrypicked. When it comes to one’s particular religious bias, there is no single, authoritative world religious view. There are over 41,000 denominations of Christianity alone, to say nothing of the over 70 sects of Islam, Orthodox and Reform Judaism, Buddhism and Hinduism.
    As an example, let’s take just two denominations of Christianity, Catholic and Anglican. The Catholic God condemns Birth Control, Women’s Ordination and Divorce, whereas the Anglican God was created by divorcee King Henry VIII and has no problem at all with female clergy or family planning. There is no rational way these two diametrically oppositional gods can be one and the same entity.

    Moreover, I can name over 35 denominations of Christianity who welcome LGBT with open arms, hearts and minds, with full sacraments including communion, ordination to the clergy and same sex marriage. For example, Quakers and Episcopalians. Why should THEIR religious belief not be respected too?

    Then there’s the Bible, translated into over 450 conflicting versions in English alone, never mind the over 590 in other languages. The word ‘homosexual’ did not exist in either the Ancient Hebrew of the Old Testament or the Ancient Greek of the new, as it was not invented until the 19th Century by the Austrian novelist Karl Maria Von Kertbeny and was defined along with heterosexuality by the German psychiatrist, Krafft-Ebbing. If it’s in your bible, it’s a false translation. Jesus Christ never mentioned homosexuality, nor is it listed in Moses Ten Commandments.

    Religion is designer product. You can just chose one that fits your animus against gay people. Religion invades people’s lives and spreads unhappiness. Religion is the scourge of the homosexual, looking at the damage done in its name in religious wars in Ireland, Iraq and Africa, I consider it is the scourge of humanity itself.

    • Matthew Heimbach

      Or the salvation of humanity. The Orthodox Church is the true Church that has true Apostolic succession. One cannot understand the importance of mercy, race, nationhood, or the Jewish Question without Christendom. I personally do not mind Christianity being the “scourge of the homosexual” just as I do not mind it being the scourge of the drunkard or adulterer. Christianity calls all to renounce their sin and sinful ways and leave behind behavior that leads to eternal death. Christianity can change hearts, souls, and behaviors by leading us to be humble, merciful, kind, just, and righteous. Orthodoxy or Death

  • The Roman Catholic Church makes the identical claim. What proof can you provide that all religions but the Orthodox are apostate?

    • Matt Heimbach

      Derek if you were interested in finding the truth I could give you a thousand sources. A good starting point is the book “Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy” written by an American Orthodox priest that takes apart Protestantism, Catholicism, and other faiths.

    • JPOutlook

      “Orthodox” isn’t a name that can be given exclusively to any branch of Christianity. Mr. Heimbach’s denomination is known, in Western civilisation, as the Eastern Church because of its Byzantine roots.

      Hope that helps…

      J.P.O.

  • There is the Russian Orthodox Church and the Greek Orthodox Church, both of which make the identical claim to the Roman Catholic to be the one true church. What do you say to the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics? Do they burn in your Orthodox Hell because no-one told them they were in the wrong building?

    • Matt Heimbach

      The Orthodox perspective is “We know where the Church is, we do not know where it ends.” The Russian, Greek, Romanian, Serbian, etc Orthodox churches are all in communion with one another, one Church yet divided along ethnic and cultural lines but still one true Church. Rome broke with the rest of the Church and I pray moves back to be with the Orthodox faithful one day soon. Only God can judge salvation and a man or woman’s heart, I simply know through history, theology, and Truth that the Orthodox Faith is the real living Apostolic Church.

    • Kyril

      Derek, allow me to offer this video of an Orthodox priest explaining the problem of conflicting religious dogmas. Father Thomas Hopko can explain it better than can I.
      The video is divided into two parts.
      part 1:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlJvDz3ZtTw

      part:2

  • That’s all very well, but 1.2 billion Catholic people to burn in Hell? Why is it their fault their parents raised them in the Roman Catholic faith? I was raised as a Catholic and taught at a Catholic high school.

    Tell me the exact phrase in the Bible that tells me because my parents chose the Catholic religion, and had me educated at a Catholic school, we are all going to be punished for all eternity?

    Just so you know, in Auckland New Zealand at the time (50 years ago) there was no Greek Orthodox Church, nor was there a Russian Orthodox Church, and none of us speak either Greek or Russian.

    Why didn’t your Orthodox god make certain to tell my parents about this? And why does he allow 72 sects of Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and Reform and Orthodox Judaism to exist, if he can send floods in the United Kingdom and a comet in Russia to kill homosexuals (and homophobes alongside us)?

    You’re putting up statements that seem to result from your having read a book you cite. You mention “thousands” more. Assuming you’re being truthful, can you list these thousands of books? A link will do.

    • Orthodox Mike

      You’re more likely to burn in hell for your unrepentant sodomy than being born Catholic.

    • Let’s get to that in a moment. First answer my questions.

    • Niemca

      Where in the Bible does Christ condemn homosexuality?

      Nowhere but in your imagination.

    • Crusader Niels

      “Where in the Bible does Christ condemn homosexuality?”

      Here are some examples you idiot:

      Leviticus 20:13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

      “Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
      “Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
      “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
      “And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.” Romans 1:24-27

      Here’s a verse agianst trannies and crossdressers:

      “The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the Lord thy God.” Deuteronomy 22:5

    • Since you’ve quoted both the Old Testament, and the New Testament to cherry pick verses to back up your animus against gay people, I thought it proper to bring to your attention other verses in the very same books you have quoted. If you believe the whole Bible, and that every word of it is the “Word of God” and that all of it must be obeyed, then read on:

      OLD TESTAMENT
      DEUTERONOMY 7:3 No marriage shall be sanctioned of people of different races.
      DEUTERONOMY 13:13-17 A town that allows the practice of more than one religion must be burned to the ground and its citizens slaughtered.
      DEUTERONOMY 21:18-21 “If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who will not obey the voice of his father or the voice of his mother… then all the men of the city shall stone him to death with stones.”
      DEUTERONOMY 22:13-21 A woman not a virgin on her wedding night must be executed.
      DEUTERONOMY 22:22 If a married person has sex with someone else’s husband or wife, both adulterers be stoned to death.
      DEUTERONOMY 22:28-29 A virgin who is raped must marry her rapist.
      DEUTERONOMY 25:11-12 If a man gets into a fight with another man and his wife seeks to rescue her husband by grabbing the enemy’s genitals, her hand shall be cut off and no pity shall be shown her.
      EXODUS 4:11 “The LORD said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Or who makes him mute or deaf, or seeing or blind? Is it not I, the LORD?”
      EZEKIEL 18:5-6 No marriage shall be sanctioned in which the wedding ceremony shall occur during the women’s menstrual cycle.
      KINGS 11:2 No marriage shall be sanctioned of people of different races.
      LEVITICUS 11:6-8 Outlaws the playing of football (touching the skin of a dead pig).
      LEVITICUS 11:9-12 Eating shellfish or pork strictly forbidden.
      LEVITICUS 18:19 A married couple who have sexual intercourse during a woman’s period shall both be executed.
      LEVITICUS 19:19 May not wear polyester cotton shirts (wearing garments of mixed fabrics forbidden)
      LEVITICUS 20:9 “Anyone who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death.”
      LEVITICUS 20:18 No marraige shall be sanctioned in which the wedding ceremony shall occur during the women’s menstrual cycle.
      LEVITICUS 21:17-21 “Speak to Aaron, saying, ‘No man of your offspring throughout their generations who has a defect shall approach to offer the food of his God. | ‘For no one who has a defect shall approach: a blind man, or a lame man, or he who has a disfigured face, or any deformed limb, | or a man who has a broken foot or broken hand, | or a hunchback or a dwarf, or one who has a defect in his eye or eczema or scabs or crushed testicles. | ‘No man among the descendants of Aaron the priest who has a defect is to come near to offer the LORD’S offerings by fire; since he has a defect, he shall not come near to offer the food of his God.”
      LEVITICUS 25:45 Says it’s OK for a foreigner in your country to sell you their child, and equally OK for you to buy them and treat them as chattel.
      LEVITICUS 26:14-30 “Then if you walk contrary to me …you shall eat the flesh of your sons, and you shall eat the flesh of your daughters.”
      NUMBERS 15:32,35 Anyone who picks up sticks on the Sabbath must be killed.
      NUMBERS 25:6-8 No marriage shall be sanctioned of people of different races.
      PROVERBS 19:2 “…and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.” (running and therefore all athletic sports are a sin)
      NEW TESTAMENT
      COLOSSIANS 3:22 “Slaves, obey your human masters in everything; don’t work only while being watched, in order to please men, but work wholeheartedly, fearing the Lord.”
      CORINTHIANS 6:14-17 No marriage shall be sanctioned between Christians & non-Christians.
      CORINTHIANS 14:34 Women should be silent in the churches, for they are not permitted to speak, but should be submissive, as the law also says.
      JOHN 1:9-11 No marriage shall be sanctioned between Christians & non-Christians.0
      MARK 10:1-12 Divorce is strictly forbidden in both Testaments, as is remarriage of anyone who has been divorced
      MARK 12:18-27 If a man dies childless, his widow is ordered to have intercourse with each of his brothers in turn until she bears her deceased husband a male heir.”
      MATTHEW 5:28 No marriage shall be sanctioned for any man who has had sexual thoughts of any woman other than his intended.
      MATTHEW 5:32 No marriage will be sanctioned between people who have been divorced.
      TIMOTHY 2:12 “But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence”
      TIMOTHY 5:5-15 No marriage shall be sanctioned involving a widow (unless it is to her brother-in-law). All women whose husbands have passed away shall refrain from intimacy & pleasure for the remainder of their lives.

      Jesus said the Old Testament must be obeyed – every word of it:

      1) “For truly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass the law until all is accomplished. Whoever then relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but he who does them and teaches them shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:18-19 RSV) Clearly the Old Testament is to be abided by until the end of human existence itself. None other then Jesus said so.
      2) All of the vicious Old Testament laws will be binding forever. “It is easier for Heaven and Earth to pass away than for the smallest part of the letter of the law to become invalid.” (Luke 16:17 NAB)
      3) Jesus strongly approves of the law and the prophets. He hasn’t the slightest objection to the cruelties of the Old Testament. “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill. Amen, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest part or the smallest part of a letter will pass from the law, until all things have taken place.” (Matthew 5:17 NAB)
      4) “Know this first of all, that there is no prophecy of scripture that is a matter of personal interpretation, for no prophecy ever came through human will; but rather human beings moved by the holy Spirit spoke under the influence of God.” (2 Peter 20-21 NAB)

    • Niemca

      I’m an idiot for asserting that *Christ* didn’t condemn homosexuality, and then Crusader Niels quotes the Old Testament. The problem with Derek Williams’ assertions above, however eruditely he arrived at them, is that they are still based on some interpretation. I read the quotes from the New Testament and see plenty of room for interpretation, especially when considering many other quotes from Jesus. “Judge not lest ye be judged,” etc. etc.

      Further, many theologians would point out that Christ was agitating for a Kingdom of God on earth. He never claimed to be divine, at least not according to a professor of theology at a well-known catholic university I attended. His activism served an earthly goal and as such, political considerations informed it.

      I stand by my comment that Christ never condemned homosexuality. What’s truly violating of his teachings and spirit,though, is the appropriation of God’s place as a final judge by a mere human being.

    • Arguably, Jesus mentions homosexuality at least twice:
      1) When He met a Roman Centurion who was trying to heal his pais (a Greek term often used to denote the younger male lover in a gay relationship) and Jesus said of him, ‘Never have I seen faith greater than this.’
      2) Jesus mentions gay men as born eunuch in Matthew as one of the types that weren’t made for marrying women. Kings used ‘born eunuchs’ to guard their harems because the kings knew these men had no interest in women. Since no word existed in either the Old Testament Hebrew or the New Testament Ancient Greek for “homosexuality” or “a homosexual”, it’s reasonable to assume that “Eunuch” was a colloquialism for LGBT.

      Neither time did Jesus condemn.

      In the Old Testament:
      1 Samuel 18-20… the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan…
      3 Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul.
      4 And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was upon him, and gave it to David, and his garments, even to his sword, and to his bow, and to his girdle.

      Biblical scholar David Jobling (1998) wrote that “Nothing in the text rules out, and much encourages the view that David and Jonathan had a consummated gay relationship.”

  • Matt Heimbach

    First of all, no one deserves salvation. If one single person got to go to Heaven then our entire species should be thankful. You do not deserve to go to Heaven, we are all sinners who betray God on a daily basis. Now as I said in regards to the Catholic and Protestant question, “we know where the Church is, but we don’t know how far it goes.” Only God can determine if a faithful Catholic or Protestant can go to Heaven, I know that through the Sacraments of the Orthodox Church I am following the Faith as Christ and his Apostles established it. Seriously though Derek, you probably don’t belong on this page

    • If “only God” can determine if a Catholic of Protestant goes to ‘heaven’, then what evidence can you adduce to prove the Orthodox is any better a pathway than one of the other 41,000 Christian religions?

      As for whether or not I “belong on this page”, your faith isn’t too strong if you cannot withstand my challenge to certain precepts.

  • kennewick man

    Derek, when Matt says, “We know where the Church is, we do not know where it ends,” he’s saying we don’t know who is lost. Perhaps the best example of someone who was not in any church, but who isn’t burning in Hell, is the thief on the cross. Orthodoxy doesn’t teach that all Roman Catholics are lost, and I didn’t see anything about this in Matt’s essay. If involvement in the Catholic Church helps you worship God and overcome sin, I don’t think anyone here will have a problem with that.

    • If there is an all powerful god, who knows everything and made everything, who drowns gays in UK floods and kills us with meteorites in Russia with appalling inaccuracy, given that far more anti-gay Christian heterosexuals die than gays, then I am sure he’d have no trouble eliminating all the 41,000 allegedly apostate religions.

  • Kyril

    Derek,
    You are asking rhetorical questions based on some big presumptions about the nature and will of God, none of which Orthodoxy teaches. For example, you seem to assume that God should not allow for people to go into error and that if they do (sinful inclinations, false religions) he is obligated to destroy or chastise us. This is not so. Human beings are endowed with free will and are addled with a fallen nature; therefore evil exists in the world. If God had to intervene to stop evil there would be no free will by which mankind exercises his sovereignty over himself and makes his path towards his eternal destiny for himself. Certainly God wills that all be converted but this can not be forced. I would be pleased to refer you to “Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy”‘ by Father Andrew Stephen Damick. It really is an insightful summary of our positions on nearly all other religions, our own, and on salvation. It isn’t long and it’s a quick, enjoyable read. There is also a podcast series by the same name in which you can hear Fr Damick himself read from his text.
    Kyril

    • Kyril

      By the way, Matthew et al,
      Here’s a man I wish would convert to orthodoxy, and who is 99.9 percent right on all points: Bishop Richard Williamson. Check out his video “From Christ to Antichrist: an exposé of revolution.”

      http://www.youtube.com/embed/wA76wWm0IlY?autoplay=1

    • Let’s take as an example a young person raised without religion who decides to choose one of the world’s 41,000 Christian religions. Which is he to choose, and why? Every one of them states. “we are the one true religion, all others are apostate.” Remember that every religion is the result of splitting form an older religion on the basis of theological disagreement, into which their god never intervened to settle the dispute. There are several orthodoxies and one Roman Catholic Church. Each of these claims to have unbroken lineage from St Peter.

      So, which is our young novitiate to choose? And does he accept the reasons for the splits of the 41,000, and if so, which? And why should he accept that Christendom is the only Abrahamic religion that is valid? Others are Judaism and Islam, which also claim to be the valid religion.

      Each religion makes its own god. The Catholic God condemns birth control, women’s ordination and divorce, yet the Anglican God was no problem with family planning or female clergy, and was founded by divorcee King Henry VIII. There is no rational way that these two disagreeing gods can be one and the same entity. Moreover, I can name dozens of Christian religions which teach that homosexuality is a God-given trait, and which welcome LGBT with open arms, hearts and minds as parishioners with full sacraments, including communion, ordination to the clergy, and perform same sex marriage.

      Now, which god is right on women’s ordination? Which god is right on birth control? Which god is right on divorce? Which god is right on same sex relationships?

  • Brown

    The church was build on the blood and sacrifice of martyrs who died for the faith. In order to rebuild the faith we again need martyrs – people who stand up and confess.

    • Which church?

    • Brown

      There is only one church – Roman Catholic Church. That’s the real deal.

    • What do you say to the Russian Orthodox and Greek Orthodox Church who both claim exactly the same thing?

      Cite proof please. Links to peer reviewed research and empirical evidence will suffice.

  • Niemca

    Matt I hope you find your way into true righteousness again…soon…

    The Trinity taught you to emulate Christ, not to appoint yourself God the Father. Could it be that your family has denied you because of this? I’m not trying to be mean or invasive here, I just can’t help but sincerely wonder.

    • OrthodoxMike

      Um..the Holy Trinity teaches Righteousness, Truth, Justice, and Love. They are all intertwined. No one is appointing himself God the Father. Why? Because we condemn active homosexuality, as the Church Fathers did? Because we call the Jews to task for being antichrists, as the Church Fathers did? Because we call out the Hagarenes as being vicious heretics, as the Church Fathers did? Did all these saintly men think they were God the Father as well?

  • Fr. John+

    Orthodox Mike, Matt Heimbach –
    as soon as I saw this Derek was a sodomite, I thought, why are they even arguing with an unenlightened aberrosexual AIDS mind? Don’t the Fathers say, ‘After the second or third exchange with a heretic, leave him in his heresy?’

    They do, and you should. ‘Let the dead bury the dead. YOU, follow me.’ Christ is clear on this. And no one is more damned than a verkachte faggot.

    • I do not have AIDS and Christ never said anything against homosexuality. Arguably, Jesus mentions homosexuality at least twice:
      1) When He met a Roman Centurion who was trying to heal his pais (a Greek term often used to denote the younger male lover in a gay relationship) and Jesus said of him, ‘Never have I seen faith greater than this.’
      2) Jesus mentions gay men as born eunuch in Matthew as one of the types that weren’t made for marrying women. Kings used ‘born eunuchs’ to guard their harems because the kings knew these men had no interest in women. Since no word existed in either the Old Testament Hebrew or the New Testament Ancient Greek for “homosexuality” or “a homosexual”, it’s reasonable to assume that “Eunuch” was a colloquialism for LGBT.

      Neither time did Jesus condemn.

      In the Old Testament:
      1 Samuel 18-20… the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan…
      3 Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul.
      4 And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was upon him, and gave it to David, and his garments, even to his sword, and to his bow, and to his girdle.

      Biblical scholar David Jobling (1998) wrote that “Nothing in the text rules out, and much encourages the view that David and Jonathan had a consummated gay relationship.”

  • Vasili Bakagias

    Matthew Heimbach: A Champion of the White Race

    Lo and behold!
    A man of Aryan nobility has come into our midst,
    Bringing a sword into the conflict,
    A weapon of justice which will take no prisoners,
    And cleave a path for the righteous to follow
    Into the dark night of the Kali Yuga,
    Looking always for the Golden Age
    Long-awaited by the followers of Tradition,
    And for which many have given their lives
    In honor of the quest in search of the Holy Grail,
    Always seeking,
    Never daring to resign from that most sacred of tasks,
    In hopes of attaining ever-lasting fame and glory
    In the name of God and Country,
    And bringing hope and salvation
    To the Children of the Lost Lands
    Of Hyperborea and Thule,
    Awaiting tidings of victory from the champions of the Aryan Cause,
    And making an effort to bring about the final defeat of the Adversary
    And all of its minions,
    Putting a halt to the World-consuming evil
    Which has ravaged and consumed our People for centuries on end,
    And who cry out for a Champion
    To bring about a sense of order and harmony
    Into the fabric of the White Race,
    Living to see the day come
    When all will be as it was
    In the time of the Golden Age,
    A purity undreamed of in modern times,
    And talked about by sages and holy men from ages past,
    Lifting the veil to see what once was,
    And what will be again,
    After the cycle of the death age is over,
    And Mankind will usher in a new age again,
    In a pure and holy realm free from disease and corruption,
    A new day dawning for the White Race,
    Making valiant strides to populate the Earth again with Aryan children,
    And singing praises to our Lord and Savior Christ Pantokrator.

    Long Live the Ancient Dreams!

    Hail Victory!

    Hail the Children of the Aryans!

    This poem is dedicated to Matthew Heimbach, a true Champion of our People,
    and a Defender of the Orthodox Christian Church

    Vasili Bakagias

    April, 2015

Modern Crusader

By: Matthew Heimbach



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