The Wicked Heretic Lazar Puhalo
…”a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.” (Matthew 7:17).
Something needs to be done about your Archbishop Lazar Puhalo. He has scandalized numerous Orthodox souls on YouTube over the years. Your indifference reflect the post-modernist attitude, and this reflects poorly on your jurisdiction and it’s ability to discern.
Archbishop Lazar once called someone a "neurotic kook" for defending the patristic teaching of Genesis and/or for denying evolution. He once said that St. John of Kronstadt was not fair to his wife. He also referred to holy men who taught about toll- houses as psychotic seers. He holds to the Deutero-Isaiah Hypothesis, the liberal and deistic view which attributes two authors to Isaiah. (There is a scholarly case against this view). I also heard that he communed non-celibate homosexuals, and is sympathetic to the LGBT community. Puhalo also suggested in a video that Adam and Eve may not have been historical personages, saying: "It's possible Adam and Eve were not historical personages." He also said that Eve did not come from Adam's rib, contrary to Gen. 2:22. The view that Eve was literally taken from Adam's rib was held by such notable saints as John Chrysostom, Ambrose, Ephraim the Syrian, Cyril of Jerusalem and even St. Seraphim of Sarov. (see: Genesis, Creation and Early Man, by Fr. Seraphim Rose). Pope Pelagius I (died 4 March 561) said that the first woman was created "from the rib of the man." (DZ, no. 228a). For what it's worth, in 1909 the Pontifical Biblical Commission said that the literal-historical sense is to be adhered to in regard to "the formation of the first woman from the first man." (DZ, no. 2123).
Puhalo once left a comment and told a person to take arsenic tablets, and he told a young Orthodox man struggling with transgenderism to commit suicide. See video referenced below. Puhalo also falsified patristic material and altered icons in order to support his attack on the doctrine of the tollhouses; this is proven in the book, "The Departure of the Soul According to the Teaching of the Orthodox Church," by St. Anthony's Monastery. Puhalo said that the Bible is "a book that was written by men that was sometimes inspired by God and Sometimes not." (Video, "Erasmus and the Fathers"). How does he determine that? What criteria does he use to determine which parts of Scripture are inspired and which are not? It's totally arbitrary. His view contradicts the Scriptural view of itself, the teaching of Christ, and the Holy Fathers. Puhalo contradicts Christ and Scripture when he claimed that Nineveh never repented in sackcloth and ashes. Puhalo is a Modernist heretic. Unbelievers should never be ordained. It's possible he was a believer at one time, but unbelievers should never be allowed to function in a leading capacity at an Orthodox monastery.
In the following quote, Lazar attributes deceit and malice to God, and disbelief in the biblical record.
"God designed evolution makes perfect sense. The idea that God created man and calling his attention to is [sic] reflects neither holiness nor perfection, but deceit and malice. (Lazar Puhalo, Dancing With Unicorns: Creationism. YouTube 2013 comment).
It was Satan who accused God of deceit or making a mistake (Gen.3:4-5).
Such a wicked, unethical, and unbelieving heretic should not be allowed to teach souls in a public platform, nor should he be allowed to function as an abbot of an Orthodox community. Away with this wicked heretic! Anaxios!
Fr. Lazar claims that “fundamentalist” Christians are the main reason why people become atheists (or something along those lines).
The truth is that the theory of evolution leads people away from God. "Evangelical students are leaving the church in alarming numbers. You might know a few, maybe someone in your family. One reason for this is science, biological evolution in particular. " (Denis Lamoureux. Four Views on the Historical Adam). Here is an example of a top theistic evolutionist admitting that evolution causes people to lose faith. He cites a Barna Group study - a more scientific sample than Lazars anecdotal evidence.
Puhalo uses the "Bible is not a science textbook" canard which is frequently used by Novus Ordonians and Vatican II Modernists. Copernicus' partner in crime, Rheticus was the 1st to use this argument. He was a Lutheran. Puhalo and others associate our traditional belief with Protestantism but one of his own favorite arguments is itself a Protestant invention! The Bible is true on everything it touches and teaches, whether science, history, geography or spirituality. We Orthodox Christians believe in Scriptural inerrancy! Remember?
Fr. John Whiteford (ROCOR) wrote a critical article of Lazar Puhalo.
Lazar Puhalo is subscribed to atheist YouTube channels which mock Christianity:
DarkMatter2525 "is a popular atheist YouTuber who makes animations, mainly against fundamentalist religious views."(RationalWiki). There is absolutely no reason for a Christian to be subscribed to this channel.
Puhalo is also subscribed to the following channels:
Canadians for Bernie
TVA - Atheist Channel
Religion, Atheism, Science (an atheist channel, which directs people to the channels "Christianity Disproved," and "Evil Bible."
By being subscribed to these wicked channels, Lazar is reinforcing them and encouraging them in their satanic delusions and helping Antichrist.
In this video a man explains how Puhalo told him to kill himself. (video removed).
I shared the video with an (Old Calendarist) medical doctor. He replied:
"This man is biologically normal; chromosomes, hormones, phenotype, voice, etc.
Transgenderism is a demonic delusion that has to be repented of and/or exorcised.
Why did this spiritual disorder not show up before our times?
It is the latest delusion hatched by Satan!
Satan's goal is to disfigure and destroy God's creation.
Yes, suicide is a grave grave sin and totally from the devil as well.
Lazar Puhalo is a veeeeery dangerous heretic."
In another place he said:
"I believe Puhalo is an infiltrator, or at best an arrogant heretic in prelest."