"An ideological servant of the Kremlin dictator" - Committee of Evangelical Christians about the head of Russian Evangelical Christians

21 July, 09:00
Protestants
"An ideological servant of the Kremlin dictator" - Committee of Evangelical Christians about the head of Russian Evangelical Christians - фото 1
The Ukrainian Church of Evangelical Christians committee issued a statement regarding the destructive activities of S.V. Ryakhovsky, who heads the Russian Unified Fellowship of the Christians of the Evangelical Faith (Pentecostals). Ukrainian Pentecostals ask not to associate this person with Christians of the evangelical faith and refrain from communicating with him, except for the call to repentance.

The document reads:

"The Russian Unified Fellowship of the Christians of the Evangelical Faith (Pentecostals) is an artificially formed alternative platform for heterogeneous new religious formations of the 90s. Its head, Sergey Ryakhovsky, repeatedly publicly interfered in the internal affairs of Ukraine, in particular in the activities of Protestant communities; groundlessly criticized the construction of interfaith dialogue and peaceful coexistence of faiths in Ukraine; publicly distorted the facts of the liberation struggle of our people in different historical periods.

The activity of Ryakhovsky, among other things, it is aimed at spreading distrust of the testimony of Ukrainian Christians; silencing problems within his own country; turning some Russian Christians into adherents of a misanthropic ideology with unbiblical values. Together with colleagues in the religious sector, Ryakhovsky approves of the full-scale aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine under the blatantly Godless pretext of denazification, cynically calling it "love for one's neighbor."

We regret to admit that the destructive activity of the head of the Russian Unified Fellowship of the Christians of the Evangelical Faith (Pentecostals), S. Ryakhovsky, is incompatible with biblical teaching, and discredits the Church of Christ, and causes extreme embarrassment to all sane people. His recent attempts to pass off the murders of the sons and daughters of our people as "certain political tendencies" indicate a clear course of ideological service to the Kremlin dictator.

We condemn such activities of S. Ryakhovsky, and we ask you not to associate him with Christians of the evangelical faith and refrain from communicating with him, except for the call to repentance.

At the same time, given the increasing harassment of Christians of the evangelical faith in the Russian Federation itself and the growing persecution on religious grounds in the occupied territories of Ukraine, we continue to pray for God's protection for them."