To bear power, if not from God,
Essences of power are separated from God
(Roman 13, 1-3)
Those who were lucky enough to get a higher education in the Soviet system remember well the typology of societies through the definition of Socioeconomic Formations (CEF), where, depending on the types of economic basis, the following formations are distinguished: primitive community, slave, feudal, bourgeois (capitalist). With their individual characteristics, they all have one thing in common - the exploitation by a small group of people of the overwhelming majority of members of society in order to obtain personal advantages and privileges.
Not the name, but the internal content determines the essence and essence of any economic system. The name can only embellish the facade, but not change the essence and internal content. Both feudalism and capitalism are essentially slavery. Slavery is even more cruel, even more sophisticated, than the ancient slavery. Slavery, built on deception and meanness. Slavery, built on the exploitation of man by man. Slavery, which has no justification in the "enlightened" age, which is considered the twenty-first century after the birth of Christ. Slavery of modern human civilization.
Slave system was apparently the most outspoken way of exploiting people. However, in spite of the simplicity and attractiveness for the exploiters, he also had its drawbacks. The owner was forced to take care and maintain the slaves. The deceased slave brought a loss to his slave owner, because additional expenses were required to purchase a new slave in exchange for the deceased.
But the slave system collapsed. The slave was given a temporary use of a piece of land. Allowed him to have a home and family. Allowed to feed themselves and their family from "their" land. Instead, he had to work for the lord, serve his lord, fight for him, give him part of his crop. So arose feudal system.
It was a new ingenious invention of slave owners. For the illusion of freedom, the slave worked hard to feed himself and his family. He did not need to feed. He did not need to build a house. He didn’t have to push him to work, he forced himself to work. He did not need to be guarded, he himself held on to the piece of land that fed him. And all this time he remained a slave. However, feudalism had its drawbacks. The most important thing was that for the feeding of the slave and his family, the feudal lord had to allocate a plot of land from their own possessions.
The world has changed. Changed and production relations. But the very essence of the relationship has not changed. Slavery left. New exploiter class built his new society on the basis of commodity-money relations. Everything has become a commodity. Everything got a price. Money became the universal measure of any values. The main weapons became the financial system. All processes in society are regulated by the so-called financial flows. The direction of financial flows is regulated by the one in whose hands are money, capital.
All of humanity is divided into two unequal parts: a minority (parasites) of those who have capital, and all the rest who have no capital. A person’s lack of capital is equivalent to the position of a slave. If a person has no capital, then he has nothing. He is deprived of everything, including “Human Rights,” just like an ordinary slave. The modern slave does not need to be fed, clothed or sheltered, pushed or guarded. Slave does not need to give land. The slave provides himself with everything he needs: food, clothing, shelter. The slave himself seeks to learn and gain knowledge. A slave himself is looking for a master. The slave works hard and values his slave position. Moreover, he still pays for all this money, taxes, living in the illusions of the virtual world spread by the media. What could be more perfect than this system of slavery?
Only Russia, not knowing what slaves are, fell out of the general scheme of development. The Orthodox monarchy, relying on the tenets of the Orthodox Faith, Orthodox morality and ethics, limited the predatory appetites of the boyars and presumptuous landowners, who were seeking Western tyranny, enabling the creative development of talents of the “lower stratum”. A huge number of outstanding people of Russia were from the lower class and serfs: Lomonosov, Kulibin, Kiprensky, Voronikhin, Tropinin, Batov (Russian Stradivarius), Taras Shevchenko and many others.
Any attempts by the West to destroy Russia from the inside by introducing alien foundations and other morals (the heresy of the Judaizers) were harshly suppressed by sovereigns and great devotees, such as: Metropolitan Gennady Archbishop of Novgorod, Joseph Volotsky, Patriarch Hermogen.
Tsar John IV the Terrible was formidable not only to corrupt boyars, but was a threat to demons and enemies of Russian Orthodoxy. Therefore, until now the enemies of the Orthodox Church and Russia cannot forgive the pious Tsar John that he cleansed Russia of these enemies of the state and the minions of Satan. They still deny its role and importance for the benefit of the Russian Orthodox Church and our Fatherland. But he, unfortunately, did not finish off all the enemies of Russia.
Stalin: “The wisdom of Ivan the Terrible consisted in the fact that he stood on the national point of view and did not allow foreigners into his country, protecting the country from the penetration of foreign influence. ... One of the mistakes of Ivan the Terrible was that he did not finish five boyar families. If he would have destroyed these families, there would be no Time of Troubles at all. ”
Strong was Russia by its Faith. And those preachers who interpreted that any authority from God greatly risked. Since the Church Slavonic text says: “To bear power, if not from God, the creatures of power from God are committed to the essence”which means literally - no power if not from God. Power is not recognized by authority if it is not from God. Genuine authority from God is established! Word real here it means genuine, true, real - compare the old Russian expression "true truth". And the Greek source text has exactly the same meaning, and the exact same form emphasizing the importance of the condition: evenwhat does it mean if.
Consequently, not all power from God and not all power should be submitted, but only the power established by God, Christian, and therefore genuine. And only the opposition to such authorities considers the apostle Paul to be against the command of God. This is the original idea of Orthodoxy about the attitude towards the authorities, and if it were different, the Russians would never defeat the Tatar yoke, the Polish onslaught, the French invasion, or the German invasion. There would be no commanders in Russia who smashed the enemy in ALL battles, such as the Holy Righteous Fyodor Ushakov and the great Orthodox warrior Alexander Suvorov.
But the poison of heresy struck Russia. In the words of the holy righteous John of Kronstadt: “The Russians have ceased to understand what Russia is: it is the foot of the Throne of the Lord!” The Russian people betrayed their Tsar, violating the oath of 1613 of the year, allowing ritual murder by foreigners and non-believers of the entire royal family, leaving a Kabbalistic inscription on the wall of the Ipatiev house. Cruel retribution followed inevitably. That Russia without a Tsar, like a man with a severed head, is a stinking corpse (Rev. Anatoly Optinsky).
Who is Stalin in stories Russia can be interpreted to infinity. But it was he who in 1941 opened all the temples, monasteries, seminaries, restoring the Patriarchate in 1943 year. Wasn this not a guarantee of victory in the Great Patriotic War?
In 1948, the Church Conference of the Heads and Representatives of Orthodox Autocephalous Churches took place in Moscow. The meeting was attended by delegations of the churches of Antioch (also represented Alexandria), Greek, Serbian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Georgian, Czechoslovak, Polish, from China, as well as the exarch-patriarch of Ecumenical. The meeting demonstrated “the worldwide triumph of Orthodoxy, which had not been able to accomplish anything like this for hundreds of years.” With Stalin’s death, illusions were scattered.
What now? Built a new society based on commodity-money relations. Everything has become a commodity. Everything got a price. Money became the universal measure of any values. The main thing was the financial system. All processes in society are regulated by the so-called financial flows. The direction of financial flows is regulated by the one in whose hands are money, capital.
Doesn't this remind you of anything? Instead of austerity and love of the highest value declared the achievement of maximum comfort. Abortion — please, civil fornication (marriage) is the norm, prostitution is the norm, arrogance and deceit — the whole business community is built on this, drunkenness is declared the national Russian tradition (silently swallowed). Want to have more 1-2 kids? And try, if you can, or want. Freedom!?
You can sell off the army and navy, the only friends of the Russian state, followed by patriotic frenzy by declaring, under massive applause, their imminent powerful development.
You can break a single nation, declaring the Orthodox people living in Kievan Rus, people of a different nationality (“dill”) and starting an endless fratricidal war with the “Unrecognized Republics”.
You can poizgolyatsya at the altar in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior and the whole artistic beau monde will stand together in defense. Once, before 1917, jesters, clowns, fabulis, buffoons were buried outside the city cemetery along with prostitutes and suicides. Now it is the “elite” of society honoring monuments from Karelian granite. Someone will say, obscurantism has ended, and, in my opinion, the state-forming people are amazed by the virus of tolerance, which makes the body incapable of resisting infection.
The words of John Chrysostom about how to deal with blasphemers are forgotten: “If you hear that someone is at a crossroads or on a square blaspheming God, come and make him a suggestion. And if you want to hit him, do not refuse, hit him on the face, crush your mouth, sanctify your hand with a blow; and if they accuse you, bring you to court, go. And if a judge before a court of law demands an answer, feel free to say that he blasphemed the King of angels, for if one should punish those who bore the earthly king, then much more would offend the King of Heaven.
Let the Jews and the Greeks know that Christians are the guardians, protectors, rulers and teachers of the city; and let the libertines and libertines know the same thing, that they should be afraid of God's servants, so that if they want to say something like that, they look around and thrill even the shadows, fearing that a Christian would overhear, attack and strongly did not beat.
And the servants of the Moscow Patriarchate (the chicks of the ecumenical nest of Nicodemus Rotov), who shamefully canonized the murdered Tsar Nicholas II and his family, are not martyrs, but, with fear for the sake of Judea, have a different viewpoint. They will competently interpret the love of neighbors and personal enemies, gently omitting that it is necessary to still crush the enemies of the Fatherland and disdain the enemies of God. And of course, they will explain that obedience to the authorities is necessary, since all authority from God turns out to be, unobtrusively making changes to the liturgical collections. The concept of the Christ-loving army, of the State and the victory over every enemy and adversary has been seized, the concept of the Great Lord and our Father has been introduced (Moscow Pope). Forgotten Rules of the Holy Apostles. Well, since the liturgy conciliar cry "about the ruler and her army", then, as they say, what you ask, you will receive.
So what is the current power? Is it from God or God's allowance? From God or from Satan? There are no halftones here. Yes or no, the rest is from evil. And is it so important in the framework of the current CEF who is appointed by the President of Russia? Remarkable incumbent President Putin, or Pusin, is a president, sweetheart, or Pushin, a white and fluffy president, or Puzin, a president with doubled GDP, or even Pudin, a solid president, member of the G8. From changing the terms of the sum does not change. This is no easier for the Russian people, who were left with only a balalaika in reality.
But not everything is so sad. From the Prophecy of the Monk Abel: “- Where are the Tatars, Your Imperial Majesty? Where are the Poles? And with the yoke of the Jew the same will happen. Don't be sad about that, Father - the Tsar, the Christ-murderers will carry their ... Russian hopes come true. The Orthodox Cross will shine on Sophia, in Constantinople, Holy Russia will fill with the smoke of incense and prayers, and flourish, like a heavenly ... "