Interview Lastest split within the Christian churches 5 months ago Brad Johnson brad johnson on february 12th 2020 I’m 00:03 gonna say I don’t understand this 00:05 subject you’re going to talk about at 00:07 all it sounds when you briefly explained 00:10 it to me a little bit like there is a 00:11 new schism in the serbian orthodox 00:14 church and that that’s going to have 00:16 consequences for the region anyway 00:18 please explain this because i just don’t 00:20 get it 00:20 yeah it’s it is i’m getting a little bit 00:23 esoteric and discussing this it’s not 00:26 going to be a subject that probably 00:28 almost anyone listening will be familiar 00:30 with but there’s a larger point to it i 00:32 want to make but in brief what’s 00:34 happened is serbian montenegro have been 00:37 where there was a country for a while 00:39 after the breakup of the former 00:41 yugoslavia this is continuing to 00:43 splinter in the different parts of it 00:45 have broken off Croatia and Serbia and 00:47 Bosnia and they’ve all come out of that 00:50 former Yugoslavia so Serbia and 00:55 Montenegro were for a time a country 00:56 they’ve they’ve separated amicably 00:59 because they traditionally have always 01:00 been separate countries kingdoms back 01:03 into history so it was a very friendly 01:05 thing but they shared a church and that 01:07 church that they shared has become known 01:09 as the serbian orthodox church i mean 01:11 they can understand each other speaking 01:13 and so on their regional neighbors 01:15 forever not enemy powers particularly 01:18 they were always kind of allied and got 01:20 along well together and the royal 01:21 families married back and forth those 01:23 sorts of things so no long term 01:25 traditional problems or anything like 01:27 that and as I said the shared church so 01:29 in many ways that shared culture 01:30 differences but also parallel things 01:33 that were similar like the church so 01:35 what has happened now the Montenegrin 01:38 government has decided now this is the 01:40 government not the church there that in 01:43 Montenegro that what they want to do is 01:46 have their own Orthodox Church so you 01:50 have now of course there’s various 01:52 Orthodox churches already there’s 01:54 Russian Orthodox they serving on with 01:56 the dogs the Greek Orthodox there’s 01:59 different Orthodox churches so what 02:01 they’ve decided to do is they want their 02:02 own figuring that that’s kind of a 02:04 nationalistic thing to back and so 02:07 they’re going forward on this and have 02:08 passed some laws to that effect trying 02:10 to get this done now 02:12 the church the priests and so on and the 02:15 bishop in Montenegro are not pushing for 02:18 this and aren’t particularly interested 02:19 they’re part of the Serbian Orthodox 02:21 structures so they’re kind of you know I 02:24 would say uncertain as to how to proceed 02:26 on this they don’t want the split but 02:28 it’s what the government’s doing now the 02:30 problem with this is fine 02:32 you want to split off your you know have 02:33 your own church and whatever priests 02:35 that are in the Serbian Orthodox Church 02:37 and Montenegro that want to go with the 02:38 new Montenegrin Orthodox or stay with 02:40 the Serbian Orthodox fine that’s up to 02:42 them but the problem is what they’re 02:44 doing what they’re planning on doing is 02:45 confiscating all church property in 02:48 Montenegro and taking it all back over 02:51 the government of Montenegro taking it 02:53 and then giving it to the what would be 02:56 the newly formed Montenegro Orthodox 02:59 Church so it’s it’s complex it’s off the 03:01 beaten path it’s out there but the 03:04 important point out of all of this is 03:05 that we see this this continuing forever 03:08 and I just very briefly going back in 03:10 history I mean the Great Schism that 03:12 people talked about was where the 03:16 catholic church and the orthodox church 03:18 split which was you know back in 1054 or 03:23 something like that i just began this 03:25 would be room and Byzantium yeah we’re 03:28 yeah they the the Catholic Church a they 03:35 they did there was the I think it was 03:38 the fight of the Econo class fight 03:40 basically icons and a number of other 03:42 issues that were observed by the 03:44 Orthodox Church were considered 03:46 blasphemy by the Catholic Church and so 03:48 they split over those things and 03:50 excommunicated each other I think I’m 03:52 not sure but if a complete split between 03:55 them and they’ve split now since then 03:57 both have continued to split and this is 04:00 the point I really want to make on the 04:02 Orthodox side the Orthodox Church then 04:05 began to split into those all of those 04:07 factions that I’ve already mentioned 04:08 like the Russian Orthodox the Serbian 04:11 Orthodox the Greek Orthodox and now 04:15 there is a further split where you saw 04:16 the Armenian the Amin Ian Church calls 04:19 itself Armenian Orthodox the Orthodox 04:21 Church does not recognize the Armenian 04:24 Orthodox Church 04:26 as Orthodox so it’s sort of its own 04:28 little thing and they split the you know 04:33 the ba-ba-boom when they so they’ve 04:36 they’ve continued to split down and 04:39 we’re seeing that once again playing out 04:40 where the Orthodox Church is splintering 04:42 off once again thus weakening the 04:45 overall structure of Christianity and on 04:49 the Catholic side you saw something very 04:51 similar a little bit later 15 early 04:53 1500s some where Martin Luther then 04:57 created Protestantism and it was the 04:59 rifle right Reformation is the term 05:01 people use for it so you saw the 05:03 creation of Protestantism splitting off 05:06 from the Catholic Church and then if you 05:08 look at that that has splintered you 05:11 know madly since then and we have all 05:13 sorts of types of Protestantism that 05:16 they born-again Christian movement and 05:18 then and the the Lutheran’s piss Kop 05:22 alien the Baptist all of these different 05:25 groups have split off from there so a 05:27 split from the Catholic Church then it 05:29 splits again and then splits again and 05:31 now we have all of these things if you 05:33 look at Christianity as a whole it is a 05:36 terribly horribly splintered 05:39 disconnected group of people that are 05:42 theoretically all Christian and there 05:44 should be some level of cooperation but 05:47 there is not the dislike and hatred and 05:49 around these things and speak in those 05:51 circles and the distrust of you know by 05:54 the Baptist for the Catholics and the 05:55 Catholics of the earth and ox and all of 05:57 these different things a representative 06:01 of this horrible split and even groups 06:03 that are out there couple that I’ve 06:05 tried to help and work with to some 06:06 degree or another that are trying to 06:09 fight back against Christians being you 06:11 know tracked down and slaughtered 06:12 overseas in some of these areas like 06:14 Syria in that region those are those 06:17 Christian groups that are still out 06:19 there which many of them are Orthodox 06:22 type groups nobody cares because they’re 06:24 a different brand of Christians so they 06:27 let them be slaughtered and this is one 06:29 of the things I’ve noticed just as kind 06:31 of a general thing here this splintering 06:33 and splintering and splintering and 06:34 splintering and there’s no cohesion 06:37 effort to stop it as I was saying one of 06:39 those groups that I’ve worked with a 06:40 little bit for example they’re working 06:42 well among the born-again Christians and 06:44 different types of Protestant groups but 06:47 they refuse to work with say the 06:49 Catholics or the Orthodox to achieve the 06:52 exact same things even though many of 06:54 the people being attacked are in fact 06:55 Orthodox because the the people that are 06:59 supporting them won’t tolerate it so 07:02 what is it when you have groups that are 07:04 out there trying to save Christians from 07:06 being tracked down and slaughtered and 07:08 the women taken away and given given you 07:10 know sold into slavery you know but they 07:13 won’t take help from another Christian 07:15 group because they don’t recognize them 07:17 as Christian or you’re not sure exactly 07:19 what the justification is for this but 07:21 this is where we find them ourselves and 07:23 this is one of the things that I’ve 07:24 noticed in my career overseas and in 07:26 these areas that this lack of cohesion 07:29 among Christians is one of the things 07:32 that’s allowing us to have different 07:34 Christians in different places just be 07:36 wiped out in slaughter and you know 07:38 we’ve had these churches burnt to the 07:41 ground in France for example and who 07:44 cares I mean it’s Catholics there so 07:46 everybody here doesn’t care and it’s the 07:48 Orthodox and issue near or in the Arabic 07:52 speaking countries where they’re getting 07:53 tracked down and slaughtered so nobody 07:55 cares because it’s these different sects 07:57 but that’s one of those things where if 07:59 you don’t kind of help each other in the 08:02 long run it only means all of us will 08:04 end up getting slaughtered so it’s one 08:06 of those things it’s a great weakness in 08:08 the West the Western Christian 08:11 judeo-christian world if you will and 08:13 certainly those those those Divine’s 08:17 with the Jewish world and the Christian 08:19 world they all exist and they don’t have 08:21 a tendency to to help each other or care 08:23 when these other groups get slaughter 08:25 and so it’s it’s our great weakness and 08:27 I question how well we’ll stand up on 08:31 the world stage with these divisions 08:33 being so important that we don’t care 08:35 that the other guy I skate killed it’s 08:37 almost as if some of the Christian 08:39 groups think it’s fine if that other 08:40 Christian groups gets slaughtered 08:41 because you know they’re not competition 08:43 anymore for us it’s an almost an 08:45 attitude of that nature so I I see it as 08:47 a great danger to us as we move forward 08:49 I mean there’s 08:50 national security items but there’s also 08:52 the human area where we need to 08:54 contribute and help each other and those 08:56 sorts of things and I get I just see 08:58 this as a breakdown that’s very 09:00 dangerous to the future of the world and 09:02 yet Justin Trudeau insists on a daily 09:05 basis that diversity is our strength I 09:07 have to say that’s the first in my new 09:10 book called Aqsa Marines of oxy Marines 09:14 of the West thank you very much 09:17 Brad Johnson I think that all of us who 09:19 follow the conquest of the west by Islam 09:22 will deeply understand and appreciate 09:25 that analysis thank you Click for entire transcription Please follow and like us: Continue Reading Previous Brad Johnson on Turkish moves in SyriaNext Dr Sean Lin’s Remarks at Iowa CPDC Threat Briefing 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