From Bondage to the Desert – Final Conclusions

Communism is basically a quasi-religious ideology. This is why it is violently opposed to Christianity and to all other religious systems.

Since God allowed us to live under such an oppressive political system, we have to accept it as part of God’s providence to us and strive to extract as much spiritual gain as possible from this traumatic experience.

God created us as free human beings and sooner or later all the communist regimes will fall under the weight of their own economic ineffectiveness. Yet when this happens, will we be able to make the most of the opportunities afforded by our newly gained freedom?

The quite negative experiences of the Christian churches in the former communist countries of Eastern Europe should alert us to the possibility and the danger of not being ready for freedom.

This is the main reason why we have taken the trouble to put these thoughts together. We commit them to you with all due humility, in the hope that you will be able to discern through the Holy Spirit what in them could be of help to you, so that the Church of Christ in your country may flourish, to the glory of our great and gracious God.

May his name, of Father, Son and Holy Spirit, be blessed forever! Amen!

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Author: DanutM

Anglican theologian. Former Director for Faith and Development Middle East and Eastern Europe Region of World Vision International

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