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JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES IN RUSSIA INTERROGATED BY MASKED POLICE WITH MACHINE GUNS 1 YEAR AFTER BAN


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Wearing balaclavas and carrying machine guns, police in four Russian cities have raided the homes of Jehovah’s Witnesses over the past two weeks and brought members of the religious group in for questioning, sources connected to the group told Newsweek.

 

In Russia, where the Orthodox Christian Church has deep ties to the highest levels of the Kremlin, the government has labeled Jehovah’s witnesses an “extremist” sect. The ruling was made exactly one year ago, in April 2017, and came into force just a few months later when Russia’s Supreme Court dismissed an appeal. The group’s administrative center in St. Petersburg, Russia was consequently dissolved, and Jehovah’s witnesses were forced to begin worshiping in secret in their homes after almost 400 local chapters shuttered.

 

Meanwhile, many say they have faced systematic harassment by security forces. Since January, members of the group say they have had their homes raided on at least seven separate occasions, four of which took place in April.

 

“It’s a new wave of persecution. We don’t know what’s happening,” Yaroslav Sivulsky, a Jehovah’s Witness from Russia who is now living in exile in Latvia, told Newsweek Thursday. “If they wanted to they could put any number of Jehovah’s Witnesses in prison because they know the Jehovah’s Witnesses are worshipping at home and they can find them easily.”

 

Read more here:

 

http://www.newsweek.com/jehovahs-witnesses-russia-ban-police-903021


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1 minute ago, Dismal_Bliss said:

“And he will plant his royal tents between the grand sea and the holy mountain of Decoration; and he will come all the way to his end, and there will be no helper for him.” - Daniel 11:45
 

We are seeing this happen before our very eyes.

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15 minutes ago, Dustparticle said:

Don't forget Daniel 11:44. They will get reports.


“But reports out of the east and out of the north will disturb him, and he will go out in a great rage to annihilate and to devote many to destruction.” - Daniel 11:44

True. I am eager to see how this statement will play out as well.

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15 hours ago, Dismal_Bliss said:

We are seeing this happen before our very eyes

There is that possibility,  yes...

Looks like someday we will have to look back and see if it was... 

 

Romans 2:14b

14 '---- these people, although not having law, are a law to themselves'. 

 

Then skip on down to verse 16a

16 'This will take place in the day when God through Christ Jesus judges the secret things of mankind----'

 

I guess we will find out soon enough. ..


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