Greek Orthodox Bishop, Metropolit Seraphim of Piraeus caused a controversy this week when he wrote Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and urged him to convert to Christianity.
Seraphim told Erdogan to make Vladimir Putin his godfather in a 37 page letter.
He warned Erdogan he may find himself in hell with Mohammad.
Greek Orthodox Bishop, Metropolit Seraphim of Piraeus has caused controversy by urging Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to convert to Orthodoxy with Russian President Vladimir Putin as his godfather. And no, it’s not a joke.
In a 37-page letter to Erdogan written in Greek, Metropolit Seraphim asks the Turkish leader to denounce his Islamic faith and be baptised in the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.
“If you want to save yourself and your family you should convert to Greek Orthodox Church, the only real faith,” Seraphim writes, reports Keep Talking Greece.
“We propose and we advise you to come to the arms of the Greek Orthodox Church before the end of your life on earth.
“Otherwise, you will unfortunately find yourself, your family and your people in the same place where Allah, Muhammad and his followers are, ie. in the place of suffering, eternal and unending hell.”
He calls on Erdogan to “repent, cry, be humble and believe in Christ,” and claims that “the Holy Trinity of God will open the arms for you”.
Now that’s how priests used to talk.
Orthodox Christians are typically bold, which is why Muslims hate them so much
Onward Christian soldiers! At last, we’ve found a fearless leader of the faith!
Wish the Pope was half as good as this Bishop.
I could never imagine Pope Francis Obama speaking this way. He would rather be loved by his fellow man than deliver the word of God.
This Guy Is A Boss.
I like this guy. You can tell he is strong in his belief of eternal life and that he thinks much less of his temporal life. God bless him.
Refreshing! We need more Christian leaders like him to speak up and speak out.
This is what a real Christian leader looks like. Not these silly “interfaith dialogues” you see today. The “Pope” should take notice.
What role do we have in this world other than the Great Commission?
Notice how we do our convert or suffer work? We send letters of truth and wisdom. We don’t go in raping and killing to force submission.
How ironic that picture is, none so blind as he who will not see. I just trust in the Bible and the gospel of Christ. Did he not say, there would be those who would come AFTER Him, flee from them , for they are FALSE prophets!!??