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.
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