By Editorial Staff
Published April 1, 1988
by Edward Cain
- BECAUSE IT DECLARES WAR ON GOD
Marx wrote: “I wish to avenge myself against the One who rules above.” Echoing Marx, an early Soviet slogan stated, “Let us drive out the capitalists from earth and God from Heaven.”
- BECAUSE IT PERSECUTES CHRISTIANS
Wherever Communism comes to power, Christians are killed, Bibles are burned, churches are closed and heavy restrictions are placed on the life and witness of the Church.
- BECAUSE, BY INFILTRATING MARXISM INTO CHRISTIANITY, IT DAMNS MANY TO HELL
Liberation theology teaches class hatred, class war and violent revolution as the means of bringing about the Kingdom of God. Some embrace this message eagerly, believing that by implementing it, they are doing God’s will. Others reject the message as repulsive but, because it is preached by the Church, also turn their backs on true Christianity. Both groups will go to a Christless eternity.
- BECAUSE IT ADVOCATES GENOCIDE AND THE DESTRUCTION OF MANKIND
Marx wrote: … “I shall howl gigantic curses on mankind … I bring the world to ruins … that would be really living.” Engels wrote: “The next world war will make whole reactionary people disappear from the face of the earth. This, too, is progress.”
- BECAUSE IT PRACTICES GENOCIDE AND MASS KILLINGS
Since 1917, Marxism has caused the deaths of at least 144 million people. This figure excludes those killed in World War II.
- BECAUSE WHEREVER IT SEIZES POWER, IT CAUSES FAMINE AND MASS STARVATION
This was true of the Soviet Union in the 1920s and 1930s. It is true of Ethiopia and Mozambique today.
- BECAUSE IT PROMISES HEAVEN ON EARTH BUT PRODUCES HELL ON EARTH
It promises justice and democracy. The reality is the dictatorship of the proletariat, the rule of a tiny minority for the exclusive benefit of the minority. Over the course of 70 years Communists have jailed, tortured and terrorized hundreds of millions of people. Every year, tens of thousands of people risk their lives to flee from Marxist controlled countries such as Vietnam, Cambodia, Nicaragua, Cuba, Ethiopia and Mozambique.
- BECAUSE IT PROMISES PEACE BUT PRODUCES MILITARIZATION AND WAR
When the Marxist Sandinista revolution succeeded in Nicaragua, that country had an army of 8,000. Today, eight years later, Nicaragua, with a population of 2.5 million, has an army of 125,000! Cuba has a larger standing army than the United States! Its soldiers fight in Angola, Ethiopia, Nicaragua and Mozambique.
- BECAUSE IT PROMISES PROSPERITY BUT PRODUCES POVERTY
In Moscow it takes the average worker 54 minutes to earn enough to buy a kilo of rice, 118 minutes for 750 ml. of cooking oil and 701 hours for a color TV set. (The equivalent times for a black plant operator in Johannesburg are 12 minutes, 38 minutes and 363 hours). Basic items like meat and soap are rare luxuries. Housewives stand in line for food an average of 30 hours per week.
- BECAUSE IT HAS FAILED TO PRODUCE THE PROMISED UTOPIA IN THE SOVIET UNION AFTER 70 YEARS
Instead, alcoholism, apathy and despondency are on the increase while factory productivity, agricultural output and the quality of life are declining.
Forerunner - Home » The Forerunner Newspaper » Government
Your comments are welcome!
That Swiss Hermit Strikes Again!
Dr. Schaeffer, who was one of the most influential Christian thinkers in the twentieth century, shows that secular humanism has displaced the Judeo-Christian consensus that once defined our nation’s moral boundaries. Law, education, and medicine have all been reshaped for the worse as a consequence. America’s dominant worldview changed, Schaeffer charges, when Christians weren’t looking.
Schaeffer lists two reasons for evangelical indifference: a false concept of spirituality and fear. He calls on believers to stand against the tyranny and moral chaos that come when humanism reigns-and warns that believers may, at some point, be forced to make the hard choice between obeying God or Caesar. A Christian Manifesto is a thought-provoking and bracing Christian analysis of American culture and the obligation Christians have to engage the culture with the claims of Christ.
$19.95 — ORDER NOW!(We accept all major credit cards and PayPal.)
Special Two-Disc Set!
After 40 years of intense study and world-wide ministry, Dr. Francis Schaeffer completed his crowning work of scholarship – to present profound truths in simple film language. Dr. Schaeffer’s brilliant analysis of the past and predictions for current trends have proven so uncannily accurate that this amazing series still feels contemporary almost three decades after its initial release. Ultimately, Schaeffer concludes that man’s only hope is a return to God’s Biblical absolute, the truth revealed in Christ through the Scriptures.
Available for the first time on DVD, this documentary spectacular also includes intimate in-depth conversations with Francis and Edith Schaeffer. With the on-disc study guide, this presentation forms a unique course of comprehensive study. While this series forms an innovative analysis of the past, this outstanding work is more than history. Each episode focuses on a significant era, yet speaks clearly to 21st-century man with answers for modern problems.
$49.95 — ORDER NOW!(We accept all major credit cards and PayPal.)
Exposes the Dangers of Abortion to Women!
These shocking eyewitness accounts expose the dangers of abortion not only to unborn children, but to the health and lives women as well. An antidote to the smokescreens of the liberal media, these short clips show what really happens in and around abortion clinics.
Although the content is emotionally gut-wrenching, these videos have been used in church seminars and small groups to educate Christians on the abortion issue and to lead people toward a pro-life position. Contains 2 hours and 40 minutes of materials that can be shown separately.
Watch these pro-life videos on-line.
“These videos helped change my mind from pro-choice to pro-life. Your videos are what did it for me. I will be walking in next year’s March For Life in San Francisco.” — A. Jackson, California
“I was going to have an abortion until I saw your video. Praise Jesus!”
— M. Drew, YouTube Commenter
$4.95 — ORDER NOW!(We accept all major credit cards and PayPal.)
What is true Revival and Spiritual Awakening?
Discover the answer in this eyewitness account by Dennis Kinlaw, President of Asbury College, Wilmore, Kentucky, who recounts the story of a visitation of the Holy Spirit in 1970. This is the presentation that has continued to spark the flames of Revival in the hearts of people around the world. Contains eyewitness footage from the Revival at Asbury College in 1970 in Wilmore, Kentucky.
Certain to challenge you to greater holiness and a deeper commitment to full-scale revival. Original news and private footage has been included. If you are a student who longs to see a spiritual awakening at your school, you must see this video!
“This simple video does a wonderful job of conveying something of God’s heart and power, Everyone we have ever shown this to has received an immediate impartation of faith for revival and the power of prayer.”
— Bob and Rose Weiner, Weiner Ministries Int’l
Running Time: 40 minutes
$19.95 — ORDER NOW!(We accept all major credit cards and PayPal.)
High Quality Paperback — 219 pages
Foundations in Biblical Orthodoxy
Driving down a country road sometime, you might see a church with a sign proudly proclaiming: “No book but the Bible — No creed but Christ.” The problem with this statement is that the word creed (from the Latin: credo) simply means “belief.” All Christians have beliefs, regardless of whether they are written.
Yet a single book containing the actual texts of the most important creeds of the early Church will not often be found. Out of the multitude of works on the evangelical Christian book market today, those dealing with the creeds of the Church are scarce.
Why Creeds and Confessions? provides a foundation of biblical orthodoxy as a defense against the false and truly heretical doctrines advanced by the spirit of this age.
$14.95 — ORDER NOW!(We accept all major credit cards and PayPal.)