THE SURPRISING RISE OF CHRISTIANITY IN RUSSIA
Putin is a true Christian believer and he rightly sees modern Western culture as morally weak and Godless.
This fact actually matters to Mr. Putin and it is the driving force of his ambitions and it is importantly his convictions are the anchor of his confidence. And he is not timid about lecturing the United States and the West on the subject of morality.
With America and the liberal states of the EU clearly in mind, Vladimir Putin declared: “In many countries today, moral and ethical norms are being reconsidered. They’re now requiring not only the proper acknowledgment of freedom of conscience, political views and private life, but also the mandatory acknowledgment of the equality of good and evil.” Putin believes in sin and that morality is not a relative moving target that is determined by the dominate culture of the time. In Putin’s world – his Christian world – there are consequences to moral behavior – there is a right and a wrong.
American Thinker wrote in 2015 “For those of us who grew up in America being told that the godless communist atheists in Russia were our enemies, the idea that America might give up on God and Christianity while Russia embraces religion might once have been difficult to accept. But by 2015, the everyday signs in America show a growing contempt for Christianity, under the first president whose very claims of being a Christian are questionable. The exact opposite trend is happening in Russia and its leaders—a return to Christian roots.”
Putin’s words on faith have surprised the world. Media, including conservative religious magazines, find it hard to believe that Russian society is transforming into a Christian nation.