Gorbachev says he is a Christian

The leader of the former Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev now says that he is a Christian. According to that link, Ronald Reagan suspected that he was a secret Christian, even back then. Now the former Communist kingpen is talking openly about his faith. Notice GOD’S role in smiting down the Evil Empire.

UPDATED THOUGHTS: We can certainly question this: as the head of the communist party, he had to publicly profess atheism, and since then he has been awfully New Agey. Still, no one can say Jesus is Lord without the Holy Spirit, so I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, at least now. I’m curious, though, what Ronald Reagan was picking up on.

HT: Anthony Sacramone at First Things. (And read his comments.)

About Gene Veith

Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.

  • Cranach Fan

    I believe his name is Sacramone.

  • Cranach Fan

    I believe his name is Sacramone.

  • http://www.bikebubba.blogspot.com Bike Bubba

    I’m confused; didn’t Christ say something about denying him who denied Him? Isn’t there something odd about his veneration of St. Francis alongside Christ–isn’t the Savior supposed to be supreme?

    I hope and pray he is indeed our brother; I just know as well that his views would raise some eyebrows among the membership committee at my church!

  • http://www.bikebubba.blogspot.com Bike Bubba

    I’m confused; didn’t Christ say something about denying him who denied Him? Isn’t there something odd about his veneration of St. Francis alongside Christ–isn’t the Savior supposed to be supreme?

    I hope and pray he is indeed our brother; I just know as well that his views would raise some eyebrows among the membership committee at my church!

  • http://www.geneveith.com Veith

    I always get mixed up on the spelling of his name! Thanks, Cranach fan. I’ll change it.

  • http://www.geneveith.com Veith

    I always get mixed up on the spelling of his name! Thanks, Cranach fan. I’ll change it.

  • CRB

    Dr. Veith,

    Re: your comment, “Notice GOD’S role in smiting down the Evil Empire.” Let us hope that the same may occur
    with Islam. If it does not, then I think we may be looking
    at the last great scourge against the Chrisitan church.
    Lord, have mercy on this Holy Saturday!
    Nevertheless, we celebrate Christ’s victory tomorrow no matter what other “tomorrows” may bring.
    He is risen!

  • CRB

    Dr. Veith,

    Re: your comment, “Notice GOD’S role in smiting down the Evil Empire.” Let us hope that the same may occur
    with Islam. If it does not, then I think we may be looking
    at the last great scourge against the Chrisitan church.
    Lord, have mercy on this Holy Saturday!
    Nevertheless, we celebrate Christ’s victory tomorrow no matter what other “tomorrows” may bring.
    He is risen!


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