All posts tagged: Russia invades Ukraine

Should We Love Our Enemies Even During a Time of War?

By Dr. Michael L. Brown

Recently, some Christians in Ukraine came under fire for putting up billboards in their city with verses from the Bible, one of which quoted the words of Jesus from the Sermon on the Mount where He called us to love our enemies (see Matthew 5:43-48). As a result, these Christians have been branded separatists and traitors, with some calling for their church to be investigated.

Russian troops kidnap Christian aid worker in Ukraine

CBN (Christian Broadcasting Network) is reporting that one of its aid workers in Ukraine has been kidnapped by Russian soldiers or collaborators. Valentina works as part of CBN’s Orphan’s Promise Children of War Project in the city of Mariupol. The organization helps to evacuate women and children from war zones and as well provide food and spiritual help to those in need. According to one report, individuals believed to be working with the Russian army threw a hood over Valentina’s head and dragged her away as she was distributing food to people hiding in bomb shelters. CBN is requesting urgent prayer for Valentina. READ: URGENT PRAYER NEEDED: Orphan’s Promise Aid Worker Kidnapped in Ukraine It is part of Vladimir Putin’s intimidation tactics As Putin’s plan for a three day war in Ukraine enters its fourth week, Russian troops are increasingly turning on the people it expected to welcome them with open arms. As part of this, Putin’s army is resorting to intimidation and terror tactics in an effort to force Ukrainians into submission. Writing for …

Is Vladimir Putin trying to revive the old Soviet Union?

As Russia was threatening to invade Ukraine over the past few weeks, people were already suggesting that there was more going on. They wondered even then if Russian president, Vladimir Putin, was wanting to restore the old Communist Soviet Union and all its brutal glory, where well over 20 million people died. READ: The Staggering Toll of the Russian Revolution AND 100 Years of Communism—and 100 Million Dead And with Russia’s invasion fully on, The Blaze reports that US Secretary of State Antony Blinken admits that this reviving of the former Soviet Union empire may be exactly what is happening. The Blaze explains U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Thursday that Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine is likely only part of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s designs for the European continent. Blinken made the remarks in an interview with CBS News managing editor Norah O’Donnell. When asked by O’Donnell if the U.S. had any specific intelligence indicating Putin will advance beyond Ukraine, the nation’s top diplomat shrugged off the question, suggesting it’s obvious. You don’t …