The fall of the meteorite Chelyabinsk — a portent of doom, a Pentecostal pastor convinced
The representative ROSKHVE — Russian Union of Christians of Evangelical Faith (Pentecostals) in the Chelyabinsk region Pascenco Bishop Alexander said that the fall of the meteorite, which took place recently in the region — a sign of the approaching end of time, as described in the Bible.
"I am convinced that this is a sign from God, this is — a sign," — said in a statement Pascenco, assigned Tuesday portal "Interfax-Religion."
The bishop cited the Gospel of Luke, which are the words of Jesus about the signs of his second coming: "There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring. Men will faint from terror, apprehensive [disasters] are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. "
"Jesus talked about everything that is happening today. Terrible tsunami last time, changes in the Sun that grab the scientists, the fall of a meteorite — it all started to fulfill the prophecy of Jesus, "- said in a statement cleric ROSKHVE.
The bishop believes that "to be more disasters." He urged Christians to "act now" preaching the teachings of Christ.
Recall that last Friday ruling bishop of the Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan of Chelyabinsk Chelyabinsk and Zlatoust Theophane said the meteor rain that hit that day to the Urals, should be seen as a sign from above, indicating the fragility of the universe.
"From Scripture we know that with the help of natural forces of the Lord often gives people the signs and warnings. I think that not only for the residents of the Urals, but also for all of humanity past meteor rain — this is a reminder that we live in a fragile and unpredictable world, "- said in a statement the bishop.
"It is gratifying that the Lord has protected us from possible more serious consequences, and we should be thankful for this favor," — said in a statement. Metropolitan Theophane urged residents to remain calm in the region.
"A natural phenomenon — not a cause for panic and depression. After all, no natural disaster, no illness and even death can not separate us from God. The only real evil in the world — a sin, "- said in a statement the bishop.
According to Metropolitan, the danger, "which took place near us," urges pay close attention to your inner world, to reconsider their lives, remember, "how often do you pray when the last time was in the temple, it looks like your life is in the light of God's commandments . "