By: Brian Evans
Already at ENR, we exposed how Christianity has been invaded by Marxism and non-Christian values, designed to erode away the fabric of our churches, and the influence of God on the masses! They have twisted and perverted religion, similar to how the Democrats have twisted and perverted the Constitution and the ideals embodied in the document!
In fact, I pointed out how in our backyard, we have a lemon tree, and how one day I noticed that a thorny vine of some kind had started growing around it. It looked enough like the rest of the tree that I figured it was just another stage of growth. I knew that thorns are part of a lemon tree, so I didn’t give it another thought. Then, within a couple of months, the thorns took over the tree and it began to die. I began to take a closer look and realized that these particular thorns weren’t part of the tree at all. It turns out they were a foreign invader, designed to blend in and deceive anyone who would have rooted out the invader, at least until it had time to do its job and kill the lemon tree! Then, it would move onto the next victim!
Today, too many churches have adopted the world’s secular and unGodly ways, as they have worked to draw in new members, who in turn would tithe more money to the church! As a result, it has corrupted the churches more and more, as their leadership became more and more greedy, looking to make their churches bigger and bigger, as well as, wealthier and wealthier! In the process, churches put their focus into making their services more of a rock concert with a brief message, rather than a way for the congregation to grow spiritually, learn God’s word, and show their thanks and respect for the almighty!
Therefore, just like with the lemon tree, had the foreign invader looked more foreign, people would have realized that the church was no longer being led by God, but instead ‘greed’! Ultimately, these un-Godly foreign invaders who have wormed their way into churches, as they seek to make sure that those churches die, at least for the church as God intended.
For example, the Gateway Pundit reported this past week that…
The Church of Sweden announced last December, long before the teenage climate alarmist hit the headlines, that Thunberg is a “successor” to Jesus Christ.
The post from the Church of Sweden (translated into English) stated…
“Announcement! Jesus of Nazareth has now appointed one of his successors, Greta Thunberg,” the Church of Limhamn wrote in Twitter Dec. 1, 2018.
Image Via: CNN
The Pundit then noted that the “move re-emerged on social media this week.”
They added that…
Thunberg appeared last week at the United Nations, where she lectured world leaders about climate change.
“My message is that we’ll be watching you,” Thunberg said. “You all come to us young people for hope, how dare you? You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words and yet I’m one of the lucky ones … We are in the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you?”
But the church later said it was being misinterpreted
“After some backlash in December when the tweet was published, the church posted a second tweet that suggested ‘success’ could be interpreted in more than one way. Shortly after, the entire account was abandoned, with a sign-off message that defended the original celebration of Thunberg and suggested everyone has a right to interpret Jesus in their own way,” the Washington Examiner reported.
“Dear twitter, If we have hurt someone we apologize, it has never been our meaning. Our meaning has been to talk about Jesus Christ in our own way. Now we leave the arena. Thank you for your commitment, joy and debate. God bless you! Jonas Persson, ward pastor.”
Today, too many pastors have been miseducated and have been misled themselves, as their seminaries have taught the way of secularism over God’s word! It has led me to become frustrated as, in the past, I have heard pastors utter words that not only betrayed my faith, but their words betrayed the Lord God himself. Many times it is subtle, as they mix it in with a joyous song, as well as interesting and feel-good scriptural explanations. However, Progressivism has slowly set in and began rotting the churches from the inside out! I have even become witness to how the sermons have been deviating more and more from theological foundations and scripture itself. As a result, in the past, I began to question my own presence in the church. I felt as if my presence there was a betrayal to the God’s word, and ultimately God himself. As a result, I found myself missing church services, studying the scripture from home, and researching my disillusionment with the church. That was when I came across the idea of ‘Progressive Christianity.
In China, progressive Christianity is not a new thing, in fact Christians are persecuted, as even this year, the communist nation has instructed Chinese Christians to replace their images of the cross, gospel passages, and Jesus Christ, with images of their communist leader Xi Jinping, in their efforts to diminish the Christian faith and religion, and replace it with a worship of government. It is a concerted effort to…
“transform believers in religion into believers in the party.”
Sadly, it is not an isolated incident, as China, as well as other communist nations around the world, have persecuted, maligned, and even killed their own people for simply believing in and worshiping God.
Since the inception of communism, Christianity has been a problem for the radical communist ideologues, as it makes it hard for them to reign in and control the Christian people. In fact, it has been one of the reasons that Christianity has been condemned and many times outlawed within communist nations.
In fact, the “Marxist Internet Archive” reveals in a June 1924 issue of ‘The Communist Review, how the Communist Party of Great Britain promotes and instructs their ideologues how to combat religion, and Christianity in particular. They go on to talk how they should combat and attack Christians, and say that…
“it is not religion itself that our Party should fight against, but only the falsification of it in the interests of capitalist society.”
Under communism, especially when looking back to the Soviet Empire and the Kremlin’s plan for churches, one can see a blueprint for what is happening in churches throughout the world, and even America today. For example, the Soviet Union utilized socialist ideals and fought to tear away at Christians beliefs so they could create the idea that spiritual pluralism was God’s way. Just as the communist Soviet Union employed religious pluralism at the beginning of their eroding of churches throughout their nation, today, socialists and communists utilize religious pluralism to erode the fabric of Christianity today, as pluralism isn’t simply the existence of plural or multiple religions, but the acceptance of them, and their beliefs as valid.
However, God’s word clashes with the idea of worldly pluralism! After all, Jesus said in John 15:19-20 that…
“If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you…. If they persecuted Me they will persecute you… for they do not know the One who sent Me.”
Regardless, evangelical leaders like Richard Cizik, who represented the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) at the 2006 Clinton Global Initiative conference promoted anti-christian thought and passed it off as Christian, when he said…
“It’s not just tolerance, it’s to go beyond tolerance, to principle pluralism, which… means no religion has a privileged place. I would say one step even further, which is to say partnership…. The fundamentalists have a pessimistic view of the future and they have this perception, unlike evangelicals and liberal Christians, that there’s an unbridgeable divide between the believer and the unbeliever…. We don’t believe that.”
In the meantime, socialist-orthodox evangelicals look to the Soviet “church” model to transform churches today throughout the world, and America. For example, socialist-based religious leaders look to…
- Infiltrate church institutions.
- Adapt the Communist social campaign to America’s unique beliefs, wants, and values.
- Concentrate on seminaries where each new convert learns to influence thousands.
- Divert the heart and purposes of the Church from the spiritual to the material.
- Demonstrate tolerance toward beliefs and values that clash with God’s Words.
Interestingly, this didn’t happen overnight! In fact, the communist leader Manning Johnson said before the 1953 Committee on Un-American Activities in the House of Representatives that…
“The plan was to make the seminaries the neck of a funnel through which thousands of potential clergymen would issue forth, carrying with them, in varying degrees, an ideology and slant which would aid in neutralizing the anti-Communist character of the church and also to use the clergy to spearhead important Communist projects….This policy was successful beyond even Communist expectations. The combination of Communist clergymen, clergymen with a pro-Communist ideology, plus thousands of clergymen who were sold the principle of considering Communist causes as progressive… furnished the Soviet apparatus with a machine which was used as a religious cover for the overall Communist operation.”
Manning Johnson, Communist Candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives
However, socialists and communists stop short of calling it socialism or communism, but instead replace the terms with words like “compassion” and “world service”. After all, the America of today and the rest of the world are witnessing a more dangerous form of ‘communism’, than under the former Soviet Union, as communists are using a more pleasing version or term called communitarianism!
Under communitarianism, our nation, as well as the world, have seen mass surveillance with ‘partnerships between the public sector (government), private sector (businesses, and civil society, which includes churches. The goal of communitarianism in America today is to serve the government, and ultimately the United Nations agenda for the ‘global welfare state’. Unfortunately, that global state expects EVERYONE to conform to their leadership standards, resulting in global control of EVERYTHING by the UN global government. Under the UN Global Initiative, they have already determined the ‘mental health’ guidelines, which employ a pluralistic framework for religion and religious values, that are pre-determined under a socialist and communist framework. Therefore, CHRISTIANS WOULD NO LONGER BE ALLOWED TO SERVE GOD, NOR WALK IN GODS FOOTSTEPS!
Manning Rudolph Johnson, who was the Communist candidate for U.S. Representative from New York’s 22nd Congressional District in 1935 who testified to the Committee on Un-American Activities that…
“The Communists have an advantage in religious organizations due to the fact that their forces within religious groups are well-organized as a totalitarian group. This gives this destructive element a great tactical advantage over all others in the religious organizations who deal with religion as individuals, operating ethics on the basis of an individual conscience before God. Communist strategists counted the effectiveness of their forces not so much on numbers alone, but on the importance of individuals loyal to communism in key spots where a small group can influence large numbers. Thus, one professor of divinity, lecturing to future clergymen, who in turn will preach to thousands of churchgoers, is, in the long run, more dangerous than 20 Red preachers, singing the praises of communism from the pulpit. If an infiltrated body has 1 per cent Communist Party members and 9 per cent Communist Party sympathizers, with well-rehearsed plans of action, they can effectively control the remaining 90 per cent who act and think on an individual basis. In the large sections of the religious field, due to the ideological poison which has been filtered in by Communists and pro-Communists through seminaries, the backlog of sympathizers and mental prisoners of Socialistic ideology is greater than the 10 percent necessary for effective control.”
Manning Johnson, Communist Candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives
Fortunately, God gave us the scriptures to both warn us and prepare us for these deceptions. In Colossians 2:6-9, it says…
“As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving. Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.”
Still, even with God’s warnings, the prophecy continues to fulfill itself. In fact, after years of attempting eradication of Christians and Christianity from communist nations like the former Soviet Union, Cuba, China, the communist ideologues realized that eradication or even attempted re-education of Christians will only lead to failure, and many times strengthening of Christian believers faith in God. Therefore, communists around the world concocted a plan, that would weaken and dilute the Christian religion, and therefore create an opening for governments to quietly and cleverly pervert the religion, as well as its churches, and its believers. It began with the infiltration of not only ivy league colleges and universities but Christian education as well. Then, they used those socialist and communist ideologues who graduated from Christian schools, to take posts at countless churches around the world, including in America. Then, once they took powerful leadership positions within the Christian hierarchy, the closet communist and atheists began to water down Christian beliefs, year after year, generation after generation, until the ten commandments and Christian principles were no longer viewed as laws to be followed, but rather flexible guidelines that are loosely followed, if they are followed at all.
Today, as a result of Gods laws being viewed as a flexible set of rules rather than laws, the divorce rate has skyrocketed, men and women have demoralized and defaced their own bodies and minds, and children are left without parents to teach their children guiding principles of morality, or they have no parents at all. Therefore, as a result, crime, drug abuse, murder, sexual assaults, rape, gambling, suicide, infidelity, pornography, and countless other issues of the human condition are at all-time highs. Also, children are left to their own devices in search of the family connection, so they resort to joining ruthless and violent gangs, or commit crimes, and find perverted forms of family unity in prison.
Therefore, why would communist nations try to pervert and destroy societal morality? Ultimately, it is about its aim to eradicate Christianity as a whole, create an atheist society, and create the societal worship of government, instead of God. Furthermore, communist nations would not be able to overthrow capitalism, or free nations like the United States, if the nations as a whole embraced the Christian doctrine of love and kind persuasion, instead of force and violence! In addition, Christian values are antagonistic, or in opposition to communist philosophy. For example, Christianity’s ten commandments state…
- You shall have no other Gods but me.
- You shall not make for yourself any idol, nor bow down to it or worship it.
- You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God.
- You shall remember and keep the Sabbath day holy.
- Respect your father and mother.
- You must not commit murder.
- You must not commit adultery.
- You must not steal.
- You must not give false evidence against your neighbor.
- You must not be envious of your neighbor’s goods. You shall not be envious of his house nor his wife, nor anything that belongs to your neighbor.
Therefore, the First Commandment goes against communist philosophy that demands its citizens to look to government, not God for all the answers to life, which also violates the Second Amendment as communist governments expect their citizens to bow down and worship government, not God. Also, communism brings about mass murder, which is in violation of the Sixth Amendment, which states…THOU SHALL NOT COMMIT MURDER! Communism steals from one group of people, and gives it to another, with the government keeping the bulk. Therefore, it violates the Eighth Amendment, which clearly states that…THOU SHALL NOT STEAL! Communism also encourages by fear and force, for neighbors to rat out, and give false evidence against their neighbors. As a result, communism violates the Ninth Amendment. Even the Tenth Amendment is in complete contradiction of communist ideological thought. After all, socialism and communism encourages envy and appeals to human coveting of others wealth.
In the meantime, as they have worked to undermine Christian churches, they have perverted Christian philosophy and thought, and they have led God’s children away from the very ideals that they as Christians, claim to profess. Now, as a result of their perversion of churches, Christians look at adultery as a guideline, pornography as a small indiscretion, swearing God’s name as a minor infraction, and the Sabbath as an option.
Socialists and communists make the claim that one can be a Christian and a communist, but that is a flat-out lie! Russian Communist Leon Trotsky even said…
“Religiousness is irreconcilable with the Marxian standpoint. We are of opinion that Atheism, as an inseparable element of the materialist view of life, is a necessary condition for the theoretical education of the revolutionist.”
Today, through our educational institutions, communists have also been able to make a complete transformation of the democrat party from a pro-American party, towards liberalism, progressivism, and now socialism. In fact, Democrats are on the cusp of becoming a hard-line communist party, as they work to fight for socialist ideology in America, with open borders, and an end-goal of a One-World communist government.
Another area that has been crucial for the spread of socialism and communism is through Mainstream Media organizations like the New York Times and the Washington Post. They have even written countless articles in favor of communist and socialist leaders in Cuba and Venezuela, and fight for anti-capitalist, anti-American goals while fighting for the communist collective. In fact, a small sample of the New York Times anti-American and pro-communist articles include…
Why Women Had Better Sex Under Communism, What Killed the Promise of Muslim Communism, Socialism’s Future May Be Its Past, How To Parent Like a Bolshevik, When NY City Was the Capital of American Communism, The Journalist and the Revolution, The Communist Party’s Party People, What Punk Rock Meant to Communist Yugoslavia, Why George Bernard Shaw Had a Crush on Stalin, The radical playwright imagined a utopia ruled by a great leader who embodied Russia’s soul, The ‘Bright Tomorrow’: Growing Up in the Brezhnev Era, The Cold War and America’s Delusion of Victory, Lenin’s Eco-Warriors, The Little Red Book For Children, The Unexpected Afterlife of American Communism, and more.
Also, the New York Times wrote in a November 4th op-ed titled “Are Christians Supposed To Be Communists,” where they cited a 1983 University of Maryland lecture, where they said that they heard a distinguished Greek Orthodox historian Aristeides Papadakis casually remarks that the earliest Christians were “communists.”
However, like much of the radically left-wing Mainstream Media, the Times has several problems with ‘false and misleading’ headlines, as well as citations. First of all, they utilize biased and pre-assumed ideals to search out progressive, pro-socialist, pro-communist ideologues, who will promote their position, REGARDLESS OF FACTS! Also, they live in their socialist bubble of circular reporting, where they cite other left-wing publishers, educators, and so-called historians.
Now today, one of the greatest threats that Christians face is from within their own houses of worship, as the radical socialist and communist ideology has sadly infiltrated and weakened Christians churches. As a result, thousands of God’s houses of worship have been tainted, and focus more on attracting new members through the pleasures of life, rather than on scripture itself.
Therefore, while too many churches continue to slumber, the secular world moves on, as it becomes increasingly hostile towards Christianity, and Christians themselves. In the end, if many Christians are not careful, it will kill off their connection with God altogether, just as the thorny invader can kill off my lemon tree. Today, Greta Thornberg is just that, a product of the now Marxist-controlled Progressive education, and all while having too many churches who worship false idols, and learn false teachings!
In the end, with such a large percentage of the world’s population losing that connection with God himself, is it really any wonder that the world has lost its bearings, as it spins out of control, and jumps headfirst into the unGodly Progressive (aka Marxist and Socialist) mindset of tomorrow!