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Saker Podcast on ‘Russian Orthodoxy as Nationalist Culture’, Martyrs Scorn for Pagan Roman ‘gods’, Logic, Heresy and Truth

The following is a podcast by my friend Andrei Raevsky aka The Saker, a Swiss ‘White Russian’ émigré who is a former military analyst and a doctoral student in Orthodox Christian theology based in Florida. For those RMers who are looking to prepare spiritually for the coming global chaos and/or are curious about Orthodoxy’s claim to be THE Church Jesus Christ founded, you will find this Saker podcast to be of great interest:

For further learning and for those who do not have an Orthodox Church to visit in their area, we highly recommend listening to Ancient Faith Radio.

4 thoughts on “Saker Podcast on ‘Russian Orthodoxy as Nationalist Culture’, Martyrs Scorn for Pagan Roman ‘gods’, Logic, Heresy and Truth Leave a comment

  1. I will listen to this. Since I am from Florida. 🙂 A great website from my mentor where there is great insight directly from the throne room of YHVH is, His dreams & visions along with Q&A section has so much info about everything. Wish you all the best. Shalom


  2. James,I agree that Judaism is not the religion of David or Moses. The unwillingness of some Jews to not intermarry comes from the book of Nehemiah, post-Babylon. The point wasn’t not to intermarry but not to invite in the gods of the foreigners which is why the nation of Israel was split after Solomon. Yeshua’s faith was strongly similar to that of the Pharisees, in the sense that they believed in the resurrection. He was mad about the religious leaders hypocrisy and how they annulled the Torah with their traditions. Remember Ruth the great-grandmother of King David was a Moabite, a hated enemy which had been banned from Israel for 10 generations, but Ruth loved Naomi’s God and Naomi’s people.
    I don’t call the Torah Judaism. Judaism is based on the oral laws that supposedly go back to Moses. If God wanted these to be kept, he would have had Moses write them down. The Torah is written down because it is this means God’s teaching and instructions. The word Torah comes from the root yarah which is to hit the target. When we sin, we “miss the mark”. We don’t go to hell for missing the mark. We need to as for forgiveness which is granted to those of us who are “in Messiah”. Those that aren’t will be judged according to the Torah instructions. Yeshua cleansed our sins at the throne in heaven once and for all and it is a newer and better convenant because it’s eternal, and the blood of bulls and goats isn’t required year after year, even though the Millennial kingdom has animal sacrifice ( See Ezekiel 40-48).
    Nowadays Jews are afraid that intermarriage will make them disappear in accordance with Hitler’s plans to get rid of all of them. Read Alice Bailey on the Jews. It’s the worst brand of anti-semitism I’ve ever read. The final solution is deeply engrained in the psyche of Jews.
    When we get to the book of Revelations we have the sealing of the 12 tribes and the New Jerusalem has the gates to enter with the names of the 12 tribes of Israel and the foundation is made of the 12 foundation stones of the 12 apostles. This is the problem I have with centuries of Christianity, even though the belief in Yeshua as the Messiah, God incarnate etc, I absolutely agree with.
    The ekklesia goes back to Exodus where you had the 12 tribes and a mixed multitude. Israel has always been for the native born and those who are willing to dwell with the God of Israel and his people. Remember I don’t think the Jews are ALL Israel. They are Judah, Benjamin and part of Levi and all who identify with them.
    The changing of the definition of words has confused people over the centuries. Israel is “he who wrestles with God and man and prevails”. Israel is also the descendants of the 12 sons of Jacob/Israel, and all who would attach to them.
    Religion is man’s way of trying to codify God’s word. It’s done in Islam, Christianity, Judaism, etc.
    God calls us to a living relationship with him through Yeshua, who died for us. I think men try to systematize their theology because we try to put him in a box that we can handle. At the burning bush he told Moses that , “he was who he was, he is who he is and he will be who he will be.”. God told Moses he would reveal himself as YHVH, which is the Hebrew imperfect for “to be”. Personally I don’t like the term trinity because the Bible doesn’t use it, and God did not describe himself with it.
    Ruach- his his wind, spirit breath. He spoke and created with his breath. His breath gave life to Adam ( which means the earth). God made Adam out of adama, and his blood is dam. God also separated the waters above from the heavens below and we know that what happens here on earth was meant to be a reflection of what happens in the heavens.
    Also God placed Adam and Eve in the garden in delight ( the meaning of Eden) which he created before the very beginning-Before the very beginning there was only Him. Yeshua came to restore us back to “in” instead of separation which is the result of sin. Death is to not be in him. Yeshua is in his Father and he is in him and we are in him. You see there are a lot of dimensional mysteries when we just look at the simple words of the original text.
    As for intolerance, I don’t think that we are obliged to accept what is unacceptable to God, so in this regard I agree with Saker, but I don’t agree with religion in the man-made sense of the word. I believe that we need to seek a relationship with the living God by trying as best we can to understand his word. Yeshua is the word became flesh so his life is a total commentary on the Torah, because he is the Torah which came in flesh.
    I don’t believe Yeshua came to start a new religion but to renew the covenant with Israel that was broken when they followed idols. This covenant was always open to the nations to follow because Israel’s raison d’être was to be a “light to the nations” and to bring forth Messiah. They failed but he cannot because he is God incarnate and as such is perfect. His death and resurrection were the victory that we all need to overcome sin and death which was ushered in and caused exile from God in the garden.
    We were “in him” and now in Yeshua we are restored to “in”. We are seated with him in the heavenly realms and “in Him”. This is Ephesians:
    Eph. 1:3   Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in bthe heavenly places in Christ, 4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love 5 He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, 6 to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. 7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace 8 which He lavished on us. In all wisdom and insight 9 He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him 10 with a view to an administration suitable to the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things on the earth. In Him
    You notice in the passage our relationship is positional. We were once exiled from being “inside” and now because of his defeat of sin and death we have been restored to “inside” . Because we are still in linear time we cannot experience yet fully what this means, so we have the down payment of his ruach ( his breath) to keep us until the summing up of all things.
    This I don’t see as a religion but rather as a relationship. We are part of his body and the worldwide body of Messiah with all of it’s different nuances is to glorify him until he comes. I don’t think anyone has it “right” but there is certainly gross error at times and that is a different story.


  3. James, Do you know what I like about the Orthodox church? They still us the Septuagint bible, the earliest translation, the some of the garbage translation these days.


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