It’s important to understand the age we are living and compare it to the lessons of history It’s imperative to engage in society and culture as emissaries to the Kingdom. Governmental rule is one of the highest, most powerful orders of society and an eminent battlefield of spiritual warfare. These articles present a well balanced overview of the ideology of Marxism throughout history and the dangers that lay therein.
As we begin our brief study of Marxism, we must keep in mind that judging other people groups by their most extreme elements can be an ultimate deception. There are liberals who are not socialists, and there are socialists who are not communists. Even so, the most moderate liberals can have some Marxist ideology in their worldview without knowing it, or they may know it and agree with it, but that does not make them a Marxist. There are many heathen who hold to some of the basic principles of Christianity, but that does not make them a Christian. We are not doing this study so that we can brand people or people groups, but so that we can see and discern this powerful gate of hell that is being used to bring so much destruction in our times.
Marxist ideology has become so pervasive that you can find evidence of it in the worldview of some conservatives. Some Marxist ideology does have merit. Rat poison is about 98% good food, or it would not attract rats, but the 2% of poison in it is fatal. Many Christians are drawn to the food mixed in with Marxism not realizing that death is also mixed in it. To see this, we need to go to the roots of this ideology….
Understanding Marxism, Pt. 1 – complete article
This week we continue our study of the basics of Marxism. As we already covered, the two most basic precepts of Marxism are: 1) Individuals have no value, 2) There is no such thing as private property. Under pure Marxism, everything is about the collective, and everything belongs to the collective—the state.
We may protest that in Communist China now there is a great proliferation of private enterprise and private property. This is true, and the government of China has made a very intentional and systematic break from the basic tenets of Marxism. In their published studies of the West, they began to understand that the power of personal incentive and initiative were the powers that have driven the advance of civilization and that these were released through Christianity….
Understanding Marxism, Pt. 2 – complete article
It is fitting that the color adopted by Marxism is red. There has been no ideology in history that has caused more bloodshed of its own people than Marxism. This is because of one core precept of Marxism as stated by Karl Marx in The Capitalist: “the individual has no value.” Without any religious or moral basis other than the interests of the collective, it became not only acceptable, but a duty to kill as many as necessary to bring about total subjugation to the collective. This was the basic validation for Lenin’s purges.
Stalin took it to the next obvious level through the wholesale murder and starvation of over thirty million of his own people. This was also the validation of Mao’s murder of tens of millions of Chinese citizens in the Cultural Revolution. In the span of just forty years, over 110 million people were confirmed killed by Marxist purges, and the true number is likely much higher. Because individuals have no value, this was not even considered a crime, or evil, under Marxism…
Understanding Marxism, Pt. 3 – complete article