Foreword for the online
edition of "Ecumenism -- A
Path to Perdition"
worldwide apostasy is increasingly gaining momentum in the modern world and dragging along more and more souls with itself, we, as True Orthodox Christians, are called to "stand fast in Truth" and to remain unswayed by its onslaught. Remembering the words of St. Ignatius (Bryanchaninov), we are not trying to stop it with our weak hand, but rather intend to provide to those, who sincerely seek the Truth, some help on this sorrowful and narrow way, which leads to Heaven. In our last times, the Truth is very hard to come by. Almost everywhere, where it is not rejected outright, it is being diluted by servants of devil with lies and fallen human (often, even demonic) wisdom.
Ecumenism -- is one of the mechanisms by which this mixing is achieved in practice. It is a relatively recent satanic invention, which already proved to be a huge success. Under the guise of "super-Christian love" it attempts to blur and, eventually, destroy the boundaries of the Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, depriving the faithful of the Holy Mysteries and corrupting their souls.
Another, even more widespread temptation of our last times is so-called "Sergianism" which, essentially, is an erroneous notion that the Divine Truth can be defended, if absolutely necessary, by compromise with evil and upheld with
hypocrisy and lies.
We are publishing this work by Ludmila
Perepiolkina, who compiled and analyzed these, and many other phenomena of our apostatic times, and hope that our humble contribution will serve to the benefit of souls of those, who, already disillusioned by counterfeit "world Orthodoxy", are trying to realize, what it is all about. And, having rejected lies, are just trying to live Orthodox Christian lives.
May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ help them in their struggle and save their souls.