Moscow Theological Seminary under GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

Moscow Theological Seminary under GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN
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Please pray for the Moscow Baptist Theological Seminary, which is under persecution from government officials and involved in a court case that will be adjudicated this coming Friday. Some background: last year MBTS celebrated its 25th Anniversary. It has nearly two thousand students at ten Learning Centers in Russia and three Leaning Centers in the USA. During the last 25 years thousands of pastors and Christian workers were trained and prepared for various Christian ministries in Russia and abroad. Apparently, Satan is not happy. Last October a commission was sent by the Russian Department of Education to check on the seminary’s life and program. The investigation lasted all week. Two accusations were brought against the seminary: 1) The seminary has no official relationship with a medical center (not an official requirement) and 2) The professors are not qualified to teach, even though they have been teaching for 25 years and most of them have doctorate degrees from Moscow universities. The seminary was ordered to pay a fine and its program was closed for two months. When the seminary challenged the decision of the commission in court, the commission could not produce any documents backing up its charge. During the hearings the members of the commission were totally confused. The prosecution openly declared that the seminary did not violate any laws. Still, the court sided with the commission and closed the seminary program for two months. There were two more visits by the governmental commission.

Last Friday the seminary building was sealed. The court will announce its final verdict this coming week on February 1, 2019.

Please pray for wisdom for the seminary administration, as it seeks the protection and guidance of the Lord. Revelation 12:12 reminds us that the closer the Lord’s return, the more intense will be the opposition! Please pray for the future ministry of the Moscow Theological Seminary, a ministry greatly needed to train Christian leaders for the churches in Russia. May God help us to be faithful until our mission is completed.

12 Comments

  • Troy Day
    Reply January 31, 2019

    Troy Day

    We NEED to pray William DeArteaga Ilya Okhotnikov

  • Louise Cummings
    Reply January 31, 2019

    Louise Cummings

    I saw something going on in the News last night.

  • Louise Cummings
    Reply January 31, 2019

    Louise Cummings

    My point I meant to be. We really do need to pray.

  • Troy Day
    Reply January 31, 2019

    Troy Day

    Lord send your mercy to Russia Ilya Okhotnikov

  • Louise Cummings
    Reply January 31, 2019

    Louise Cummings

    Amen.

  • Ilya Okhotnikov
    Reply January 31, 2019

    Ilya Okhotnikov

    Yes, that’s where the Russian govnt & general population going: in their understanding, all non-Russian orthodox are not Christians, not Ruusian, thus must be persecuted… And a reason might have “noting” to do with them being non- Russian Orthodox. It’s maybe they didn’t get permission or didn’t pass an inspection. Nothing personal. I am being very sarcastic so would the government oh my birth country. Very sad. Yet, history repeats itself.

  • Louise Cummings
    Reply February 1, 2019

    Louise Cummings

    Lord we need Your help. Lord give help in this kind of situation. Lord when we don’t know how to pray , say what we ought. Lord You intervene and pray through us. Lord You give help in these things. And things in our country. You said to humble ourselves and turn from our wicked ways. Then we would hear us and forgive us and heal our Land. Lord help us to turn to You with a humble heart. And America as a whole. Help all to turn to You with our whole heart. And Lord give knowledge to help us know what to do. In Jesus Name. Amen.

  • Troy Day
    Reply February 1, 2019

    Troy Day

    We need to continue praying for this great need

  • Louise Cummings
    Reply February 1, 2019

    Louise Cummings

    Lord Give help in the Russian Orthodox, in this time of need. , that I meant to be included in my prayer. Lord fix what ever needs to be fixed. Work it as only You know how to work it. These people needs help. Lord we ask if You would intervene , as only You know how. And all our Nations need Your help Lord. You said You was a very Present help in time of need. Lord give help in this need. Lord give us world wide Revival. Give America Revival. We think you for fixing this Nation and fixing Russian Orthodox , in its very time of need. In Jesus Name I pray. Thank you Lord. We are going to count it done in Jesus Name. Amen.

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