By: Brian Evans
Today, we hear Democrats quote the bible in order to attack Conservatives and Conservative Christians, despite many of them being atheist! However, one may notice that when they quote the bible and God’s words, they use fragments of sentences, or tiny bits and pieces of paragraphs, so they can distort the actual teachings and mold Christianity to suit their carnal desires and their ideological agenda! Even many today who claim to be Christian, embrace many of these false teachings, thus leading them away from the teachings set forth by God, only to find themselves embracing the secular world and committing countless acts of sin, yet still falsely believing that it is acceptable in the eyes of God!
Just one example can be seen when during this past year, Pope Francis embraced anti-christian ideologues over God’s scriptures when he stated that…
“It is the Communists Who Think Like Christians”
However, the truth is far from the radical left’s agenda, which is more like a jackhammer, designed to break up the Christian churches, in their attempt to water down and divide Christians from the true values and teachings of the bible!
Meanwhile, the Washington Examiner did an expose on the claim that Jesus Christ was a socialist, as they wrote…
The claim that Jesus Christ was a socialist has become a popular refrain among liberals, even from some whose Christianity is lukewarm at best. But is there any truth in it?
That question cannot be answered without a reliable definition of socialism. A century ago, it was widely regarded as government ownership of the means of production. Jesus never once even hinted at that concept, let alone endorsed it. Yet the definition has changed over time. When the critiques of economists such as Ludwig von Mises, F. A. Hayek, and Milton Friedman demolished any intellectual case for the original form of socialism, and reality proved them to be devastatingly right, socialists shifted to another version: central planning of the economy.
One can scour the New Testament and find nary (not) a word from Jesus that calls for empowering politicians or bureaucrats to allocate resources, pick winners and losers, tell entrepreneurs how to run their businesses, impose minimum wages or maximum prices, compel workers to join unions, or even to raise taxes. When the Pharisees attempted to trick Jesus of Nazareth into endorsing tax evasion, he cleverly allowed others to decide what properly belongs to the State by responding, “Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s and to God that which is God’s.”
Nonetheless, one of the charges that led to Jesus’s crucifixion was indeed tax evasion.
With the reputation of central planners in the dumpster worldwide, socialists have largely moved on to a different emphasis: the welfare state. The socialism of Bernie Sanders and his young ally Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is that of the benevolent, egalitarian, nanny state where rich Peter is robbed to pay poor Paul. It’s characterized by lots of “free stuff” from the government — which of course isn’t free at all. It’s quite expensive both in terms of the bureaucratic brokerage fees and the demoralizing dependency it produces among its beneficiaries. Is this what Jesus had in mind?
To understand why the left’s idea of taking from one to give to another, as with the Socialist ideals of the left, it goes in stark contrast to the word of God, which commands Christians to…
love, to pray, to be kind, to serve, to forgive, to be truthful, to worship the one God, to learn and grow in both spirit and character. All of those things are very personal. They require no politicians, police, bureaucrats, political parties, or programs.
The scripture says…
“The poor you will always have with you, and you can help them any time you want,” says Jesus in Matthew 26:11 and Mark 14:7. The key words there are you can help and want to help. He didn’t say, “We’re going to make you help whether you like it or not.”
In Luke 12:13-15, Jesus is approached with a redistribution request. “Master, speak to my brother that he divideth the inheritance with me,” a man asks. Jesus replied, “Man, who made me a judge or divider over you?” Then he rebuked the petitioner for his envy.
The Examiner goes on to note how…
Christianity is not about passing the buck to the government when it comes to relieving the plight of the poor. Caring for them, which means helping them overcome it, not paying them to stay poor or making them dependent upon the state, has been an essential fact in the life of a true Christian for 2,000 years. Christian charity, being voluntary and heartfelt, is utterly distinct from the compulsory, impersonal mandates of the state.
But don’t take my word for it. Consider what the apostle Paul says in 2 Corinthians 9:7: “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
And in Jesus’s Parable of the Good Samaritan, the traveler is regarded as “good” because he personally helped the stricken man at the roadside with his own time and resources. If, instead, he had urged the helpless chap to wait for a government check to arrive, we would likely know him today as the Good-for-Nothing Samaritan.
Jesus clearly held that compassion is a wholesome value to possess, but I know of no passage in the New Testament that suggests it’s a value he’d impose by force or gunpoint — in other words, by socialist politics.
So why do Communists and Socialists care so much about perverting God’s word and upending Christianity?
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!
The Washington Examiner also points out that…
Socialists are fond of suggesting that Jesus disdained the rich, citing two particular moments: his driving of the money-changers from the Temple and his remark that it’s easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter heaven. In the first instance, Jesus was angry that God’s house was being misused. Indeed, he never drove a money-changer from a bank or a marketplace. In the second, he was warning that with great wealth, great temptations come too.
These were admonitions against misplaced priorities, not class warfare messages.
In his Parable of the Talents, Jesus talks about a man who entrusts his wealth to three servants for a time. When the man returns, he learns that one of the servants safeguarded his share by burying it, the second put his share to work and multiplied it, the third invested his and generated the greatest return of all. Who’s the hero in the parable? The wealth-creating third man. The first one is admonished, and his share is taken and given to the third.
That doesn’t sound very socialist, does it?
Likewise, in Jesus’s Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard, the story upholds capitalist virtues, not socialist ones. When some workers complain that others were paid more, the employer rightfully defends the right of voluntary contract, private property, and, in effect, the law of supply and demand.
Sadly, today under communitarianism, our nation, as well as the world, has 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 the 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 complete opposition to communist philosophy. , as the Marxists believe that their people should worship government…not God! They expect their citizenry to work when they say, regardless of Christians being told to sabbath day holy! Communist nations always commit mass genocide, whether it be for disobedience, refusing to submit, or because they worship God! In addition, Marxist nations believe that one should give false evidence against one’s neighbor, if it suits the government, regardless of morality, doing what is right, etc.! Also, Marxists use greed and envy of the population against their neighbors to push for total equality, even if that equality only applies to the citizenry, not the political elite!
For example, God’s first commandment goes against communist philosophy that demands its citizens 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.”
However, over time communists realized that in order to convert thriving and fruitful nations like the United States of America, it would require a new approach. In fact, it was the Soviet Union, as well as communists throughout the world that devised the scheme to penetrate not only the American government, colleges, and institutions, but Christian institutions as well. That way, they could corrupt the minds of Americans, make them believe that the system that brought about a thriving middle class, prosperity throughout the nation, and created one of the most powerful nations on earth is a failure, and wrong. Still, anti-American communists filtered through colleges and universities used those graduates to fill positions in major corporations, government offices, professorships in universities, and throughout the entire American political structure.
In fact, higher education has become so pro-communist, and anti-Christian that incidents have exploded throughout academia of ‘white-shaming’, promoting attacks on conservatives and Christians, hate speech towards pro-American students, and threats and violence towards Republicans, and especially pro-Trump Republicans. Just one example of anti-Christian hate this year involves an apparently atheist Minnesota State University Professor who asserted that the Virgin Mary ‘didn’t give consent’ to be impregnated, and was openly teaching that God was a sexual predator. Dr. Eric Sprankle, who serves as a professor and sex therapist at Minnesota State University …
“the virgin birth story is about an all-knowing, all-powerful deity impregnating a human teen. There is no definition of consent that would include that scenario. Happy Holidays.”
When it was pointed out in the historical text that Mary had given consent by a fellow twitter follower, Sprankle then argued that there is too much of a power dynamic between God and a human to have been legit, when he by stating…
“The biblical god regularly punished disobedience. The power difference (deity vs mortal) and the potential for violence for saying ‘no’ negates her ‘yes.’ To put someone in this position is an unethical abuse of power at best and grossly predatory at worst.”
Ironically, Professor Sprankle failed to mention that he is not only an atheist, which is promoted under communist ideology, but he is a devout Satanist, who regularly tweets about satanism, sex, and BDSM. BDSM is a variety of erotic practices or role-playing which involves bondage, discipline, dominance and submission, sadomasochism.
I always find it ironic, how atheists and Satanists use the bible and God’s word to attack Christians and their beliefs, being that they don’t believe in the bible nor God! How could Sprankle accuse God of rape if he doesn’t believe God exists? Ultimately, it is about his and his fellow Marxists’ desire to destroy Christians and Christianity, and not so much about God or God’s scriptures!
That is why today, through our educational institutions, communists continue 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. 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 NY Times anti-American 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 their ‘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 Christian 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. For example, churches compete to have the most alluring benefits, like a coffee bar, donuts, hot chocolate, loud bands, special effects, and other tantalizers, in an effort to make coming to church as pleasurable, comfortable, and convenient as possible. And, although there is nothing wrong with those offerings, the problem comes with the way that many of the churches try to keep the congregations coming back. Today, as churches are being infiltrated and run by ministers who have been radicalized by pro-communist doctrines, they began to make it known that although the church frowned on specific behaviors like adultery, homosexuality, and other sins, they were willing to overlook their congregation’s indiscretions, rather than trying to save them. After all, many churches began to view the primary goal of their existence as financial, rather than biblical. Today, too many church leaders have been embedding non-christian ideology within their sermons, and pass it off as Christian. In fact, they have even begun to chastise those within their congregations as un-Christian, if they refuse to adopt those non-christian ideals. Ideals like sex before marriage, fornication, homosexuality, divorce, blasphemy, and countless other sins.
As a result of some churches who have turned their back on ‘God himself’, instances of progressive-socialist radicalism has sprung up around the globe. For example, an Italian parish priest has said he would close his church on Christmas in protest against a decree by Italy’s Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, who is reining in the out-of-control illegal immigration, which has brought about massive increases in crime and financial strains on the Italian government and the people. The parish priest accused his supporters of “killing God,” over their support of the government’s crackdown, and so he put socialist ideology over Christianity. Therefore, he canceled Christmas.
Even Democrats like Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez complained about voters being influenced by the “pulpit on Sunday” during an event in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. He said…
” I had someone in northwestern Wisconsin tell me, ‘you know what, for most of the people I know, they’re principle sources of information are Fox News, their NRA newsletter, and the pulpit on Sunday.’ And it should come as a surprise to no one that our message doesn’t penetrate. It should come as a surprise to no one that person has elevated the issue, of course, to the top, because that person on the pulpit is saying ‘ignore everything else that this person has done and is doing. We have to focus on one issue of Roe vs. Wade.’”
He lamented the idea voters throughout the nation would get their news from sources like Fox News, the NRA, or….the church!
In 2018, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) attacked federal court nominee Amy Coney Barrett as unworthy of the bench because of her Catholic faith. Senator Feinstein said…
“When you read your speeches, the conclusion one draws is that the dogma lives loudly within you, and that’s of concern when you come to big issues that large numbers of people have fought for, for years in this country.”
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
God warned Christians of the battle that we are facing today, as he instructed Christians to stand firm on his word, and resist the worldly influences and ways. Although spiritual battles have been waged since Jesus walked the streets of Jerusalem, the battle still rages on today, and even more fiercely than ever before. Unfortunately, today we have socialist seminary professors, pragmatic religious leaders, and congregations who worship on the word of pastors who are more interested in socialist doctrine than the doctrine of God. As a result, so many Christians allow themselves to be fed cherry-picked bible verses that “fit a social message”. Meanwhile, words like “sin and redemption” have been contextualized, redefined, and ignored, as their leaders claim ‘all people are essentially good’, regardless of their deeds or actions.
Today, whether you call it the socialist and communist infiltration of churches, or Progressive Christianity, it is one of the most dangerous threats to Christians, as well as our Christian children today. It lowers the view of the bible, emphasizes feelings over facts, perceives essential Christian doctrines as open to re-interpretation, redefines historical terms, and shifts the heart of the gospel message from sin and redemption to social justice. Also, being there’s talk of God, Jesus, the Bible, love, and compassion no matter what church you attend, it makes it easy for a child who has never thought deeply about theology to easily mistake progressive Christianity for biblical Christianity, thus leaving the child with an incomplete or false gospel of God.
Today, Progressive Christianity is nothing more than a weapon, designed by the socialists and communists, dating back decades, as they try to infect, corrupt, and erode the church from within. Unfortunately, too many churches, seminaries, and Christians found themselves asleep and unprepared to make the case for what they believe in. As a result, too many Christians have forgotten that God’s truth that he has revealed to us, does not shift or evolve. It is only our experiences shift and evolve, but not God’s truth! As a result, too many Christians go to the church with the most congregants, rather than focusing on whether or not that church focuses on the biblical text! Too many Christians look for a church that has the best bands, rather than for gaining an understanding of God’s word! Too many Christians live their lives in the secular world six and a half days a week and focus on God for one to two hours a week!
Therefore, while too many churches and their congregants continue to slumber, the secular world moves on, as it becomes increasingly hostile towards Christianity, and towards Christians themselves. In the end, if many Christians are not careful, it will kill off their connection with God altogether, leaving them bewildered and confused as to how they let themselves stray so far from God’s words and God himself!