Pashinyan: Poor relations between the church and authorities reflects ill on its relationship with God.

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said during a speech in parliament that if the church has a bad relationship with the authorities, it means that it has a bad relationship with God.

He added: “The issue is still up in the air. Too often people try to portray the government’s relationship with the church as bad or problematic. I’m going to make a big statement: if the church and government are bad, then the church and God are bad too.” Christian texts.

The Prime Minister of Armenia quoted a passage from the Epistle of the Apostle Paul to the Romans (ch. 13): “Let every soul be subject to the highest authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and the existing authorities are set by God. Therefore, whoever opposes the authority opposes the ordinance of God.”

Pashinyan emphasized that the church should focus on its vision, essence and faith. “And may the Lord help in the development, strengthening and peace of Armenia,” he said.

It should be noted that earlier the Catholicos of All Armenians Gargin II stated that the cooperation between the Armenian Apostolic Church and the authorities of Armenia is not at the proper level.

According to him, “in modern Armenia, the ancient traditions and system of values, which form the backbone of national identity, the foundations of national and spiritual security, are ignored.”

Source: Sputnik

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