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Worthy Christian News » Kazakhstan Adopts Oppressive Religious Law

By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

kazakhstan christianASTANA, KAZAKHSTAN (Worthy News)– An oppressive religious law adopted by Kazakhstan last year has reduced the number of officially recognized religions from 46 to 17, according to Eurasianet.

The law, which requires that all religious denominations and faith-based NGOs re-register within a year, mandates a minimum membership of 5,000 nationally, 500 regionally, and 50 locally: numbers that many religious groups in former Soviet states just can't attain.

Many former Soviet satellites often protect themselves from being challenged by religious groups with laws mandating that they all be registered with their respective governments.

Since its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, Kazakhstan's President Kazakh President Nursultan Naza has remained in power by preempting any possibility of dissent; to that end, this new law allows him to keep a tight reign on religious organizations by giving his government a voice in determining the content of their literature and the training of their clergy.

About 70 percent of the 16.4 million population of Kazakhstan are Sunni Muslim; 25 percent of the population is Christian, mostly Russian Orthodox.

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  • Nancy Robins
    1 December 2012 at 11:04 pm - Reply

    SO ARE YOU A CHRISTIAN
     
    Most people will tell you they are but in reality they are only
    religious people following the words of man come Saturday or Sunday.
    lets do the math on earth today there are over 3 billion people claiming to be christian of those 3 billion there are over 3000 different religions teaching there version of there god be it catholic Muslim Mormon or whatever they are all products
    of man not the true god. Christ is the church and at this time he sets at the right hand of God any church on earth built and started by man was made corrupt by both man and Satan. Christ tells us (oh how they worship in vain preaching for truth the doctrine of man. ) the only truth is in Gods words Christ said man cannot live by bread alone but by every word of God. Gods words are in his book given to us so we may no the truth. the world will never know the real God until they give up mans religion. And even now I know that only a very few people will understand this because they are to busy pointing there finger at others and claiming there right. When none are right no not one for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Christ will return one day soon and he will gather his flock and build his church here on earth and all others will be destroyed. Learn to seek the truth now do not take my word for it read your bible and learn for yourself but you must first seek Christ be Baptized and read in an honest search for real truth do not just take mans word no mater what or who they are your preacher is only as good as the religion that schooled him. Gods book is truth and all the answers are in it you will not need mans interpatation ask God he will show you the answer. God is the light and truth Satan is darkness and lies so think about it with over 3000 different religions don't you feel a lot like your in the dark and being lied to. Remember there is only one God not 3000 gods. Satan will not let go untill the last second so let go the chains of religion or you will never find truth. may God help you understand this and send you down the narrow path that leads to Christ Amen.
     
     
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