Patriarch: faith alone will save the youth from the bondage of sinful thoughts

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in fotobanka Patriarch Kirill’s trip to AstrakhanPatriarch: faith alone will save the youth from the bondage of sinful thoughts© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator the image Bank

Only faith in God can protect today’s youth from falling into the slavery of sinful thoughts and ideas, said the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill, addressing the congregation after the divine Liturgy in the Dormition Cathedral in Astrakhan.

«It’s just as easy to get under the imposed beliefs and attitudes. What yesterday seemed unthinkable that rejected all the human gut, today in many countries secured by law and comes to the level that exactly corresponds to God’s created human moral nature… the Present generation should not become slaves to any ideas that destroy the cross of Christ and the immutable, God-given criterion for discerning good and evil,» the Patriarch said.

According to him, today the influence of bad ideas multiplied through the Internet, media, television and cinema. The Hierarch is convinced that to challenge the thoughts emanating «from the evil inclination,» leaning on faith as the cross of the Lord gives people a criterion by which to distinguish good from evil.

«The cross makes man free, is able to reject evil and pursue what is good», — said the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church.

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