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All articles by Georgi Viazovski

Pastor Georgi Viazovski pastors a church in Minsk, and also (since 1995) operates a ministry translating
and publishing books, and produces a regular magazine for all Russian-speaking lands.

From atheism to Christ

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December 2012
Articles > World Mission

From atheism to Christ

From atheism to Christ I was born in 1957 in Khabarovsk, eastern Siberia, in an atheistic family. My father was a military pilot. I was 14 years old and had never heard about Christ.    When we moved to the Moscow region, I sought out a Russian Orthodox church, as something inside my heart impelled…

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Guest Column – Two resurrections

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July 2009
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Guest Column – Two resurrections

Two resurrections Guest Column Holy Scripture has its own rules for interpretation and only the Holy Spirit can open to anyone the true meaning of a passage or even of the whole Book. A passage may become a stumbling block if we ignore the main principle of biblical interpretation - namely, that the best interpreter of the…

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Guest Column – The forces of counter-reformation

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June 2009
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Guest Column – The forces of counter-reformation

The forces of counter-reformation  Guest Column Martin Luther concluded his famous book On the bondage of the will with these words, addressed to his antagonist, Erasmus: 'I give you great praise, and proclaim it - you alone in pre-eminent distinction from all others, have entered upon the thing itself; that is, the grand turning point…

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Guest Column – Grace in the Sermon on the Mount

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May 2009
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Guest Column – Grace in the Sermon on the Mount

Grace in the Sermon on the Mount Guest Column I faced a huge problem almost as soon as I became a Christian. I joined a church and was baptised. My thirst for the Word of God was great, and my enthusiasm for knowledge compelled me to read the Bible. So far so good. I began as most…

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Through Western eyes (2)

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July 2008
Cults and other religions

Through Western eyes (2)

Through Western eyes (2) Robert Letham draws a vivid and striking picture of a church that is a complete stranger both to the Western world and to Protestants who live in the East. The Eastern Orthodox church is presented to readers through the centuries, revealing many cultural differences and political misunderstandings. Robert Letham's book impels…

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Missionary Spotlight – The persecution of Baptists

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April 2002
Russia

Missionary Spotlight – The persecution of Baptists

The Baptist movement in Russia gathered pace during the final thirty years of the nineteenth century. During this period some 160,000 evangelical believers were brought into God’s kingdom. This was despite persecution firstly by the Tsar and then, more especially, by the Communists. State oppression Baptists, with their notions of religious autonomy, were viewed…

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