President Vladimir Putin signed into law last week a measure punishing
any kind of religious evangelization outside of churches, which some
observers have called one of the most restrictive move in "post-Soviet
"This new situation resembles the Soviet Union in 1929.
At that time confession of faith was permitted only in church," Hannu
Haukka, president of Great Commission Media Ministries, told National
Religious Broadcasters, according to Breitbart News.
"Practically speaking, we are back in the same situation. These
anti-terrorist laws are some of the most restrictive laws in post-Soviet
The law, which is supposed to be aimed against the
spread of terrorism and extremism, has also been approved by the Russian
Parliament's upper chamber. The move blocks the sharing of faith in any
place that is not a government-sanctioned house of worship.
The Rev. Franklin Graham took a moment this week to give Christians an
update on the health of his beloved father, evangelist Billy Graham.In a letter shared on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website,
Franklin Graham told friends and supporters that his father is still
living in his Montreat, North Carolina, home with the help of a
caregiver "at all times."
The Samaritan's Purse CEO said the elder Graham
usually eats meals at the kitchen table, and "on days when the weather
is good and he feels up to it" he enjoys gazing out at the mountains
from his front porch.
Although the junior Graham said his father's eyesight
and hearing are poor, he watches the news with the help of a big screen
TV and uses a wheelchair to get around.
"His ministry now is praying," Franklin Graham wrote, "and he looks forward to reports of what God is doing around the world." Click Here to Read the Full Story at ChristianPost.com
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