Russia used to be the whipping boy of American Christians. If there was one huge enemy of God from the 50’s through the 80’s, it was godless, atheist, horrible, Communist Russia.
Communists are constantly being bashed in biblical commentaries of that time, usually invoking the antichrist at some point.
Well, we’ve come a long way baby! Russia is now talking about America in much the same way.
President Putin, in his version of his country’s state of the union address, said,
“Many Euro-Atlantic countries have moved away from their roots, including Christian values. Policies are being pursued that place on the same level a multi-child family and a same-sex partnership, a faith in God and a belief in Satan. This is the path to degradation.”
The leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, said, “We have been through an epoch of atheism, and we know what it is to live without God. We want to shout to the whole world, ‘Stop!’”
This, yet again, proves the Bible’s point–rather than concentrate on the sins of others, start dealing with your own. When you get full of yourself and how much better you are than others, a fall is coming. Generally, you become who you judge.