Commentary: Mightier Than The Sword (Part Sixteen)
John W. Ritenbaugh
Given 19-Sep-15; 9 minutes
You might remember this quote from last week's commentary. I am going to begin this commentary with that quote, once again: “Dark fellow from Trier in fury raging, his evil fist is clenched. He roars interminably, as though ten thousand devils had him by the hair.”
Karl Marx was an angry, contentious man who gives much indication he was demon possessed. But this man produced the most important political and social document of the 20th and 21st centuries, and he did it in the 19th century he lived in. This document threw the populations of the world into turmoil by motivating revolutions on a huge scale. The document is the Communist Manifesto.
I mentioned last week that Marx never became totally atheistic in the sense of stating the Creator God doesn’t exist. However, it is very clear Marx didn’t believe God. God, to him, was merely, in reality, a convenient enemy to be conquered. Is it possible the demon possessing him was Satan himself? Very possibly, and that might be why his document was so accurately bold and contentious. It was a document created for the end time so that the entire world would be brought to bear against God and His Christ.
Communism is socialism on steroids because those who lead it have conquering others in mind. Communism has enslaved much of the populations of the world and is threatening the devastation of the elements of those loosely biblically-based governments that remain in the Western world.
The demon influencing Marx’s mind knew very well the key to controlling the minds of the populations just before Christ’s return was in the education of the masses. It was therefore necessary to remove educational responsibilities from the hands of parents and put it in the hands of national governments. Parents have been responsible to God since Adam and Eve, but no more.
In Communism, everything is tightly controlled and the citizens lose most of the liberties that we have enjoyed. Private property becomes virtually unknown; taxation rises greatly; there are no rights of inheritance; everybody works, but at very low wages. Entrepreneurship disappears, and on and on it goes.
There came a time in Israel’s history that they wanted a king like the other nations. That's the key—"like the other nations." It states this request in I Samuel 8. It disturbed Samuel greatly. He took their request to God, and low and behold, He granted what they wanted. But Samuel was required by God to provide a prophecy of what the result would be. Here is what God gave Samuel to say:
I Samuel 8:11-18 And he said, “This will be the behavior of the king who will reign over you: He will take your sons and appoint them for his own chariots and to be his horsemen, and some will run before his chariots. He will appoint captains over his thousands and captains over his fifties, will set some to plow his ground and reap his harvest, and some to make his weapons of war and equipment for his chariots. He will take your daughters to be perfumers, cooks, and bakers. And he will take the best of your fields, your vineyards, and your olive groves, and give them to his servants. He will take a tenth of your grain and your vintage, and give it to his officers and servants. And he will take your male servants, your female servants, your finest young men, and your donkeys, and put them to his work. He will take a tenth of your sheep. And you will be his servants. And you will cry out in that day because of your king whom you have chosen for yourselves, and the LORD will not hear you in that day.”
He is describing totalitarianism to a “T.”
At the very core of the Communist Manifesto is this highly significant statement by Marx: “We destroy the most hallowed of relations, when we replace home education with social.” He is saying that communism will take educational responsibilities away from parental control and place it in the hands of the government.
I have been showing you all along that Satan has controlled university education through humanism beginning in the early 1800s in America. This was done to gradually undercut and eventually destroy any reliance upon God and His word to be in those educated there. But communism advances that practice to all schools and the state propaganda replaces the knowledge of God. If you get the kind of emails I get you know that they have taken over elementary schools.
Marx grasped, probably under the inspiration of a demon, that the covenant relationship of family and church are deadly to the communist government agenda. Without the destruction of these most hallowed of relations, the totalitarian state would never be successful.
Thus, Marx held that family economies, such as on a family farm and marriage, must replaced with what he called an “openly legalized community of women.” That is one of feminism’s main aims.
Cut off from God, Karl Marx’s agenda is proceeding apace, and the Western world’s loosely Bible-based systems are crumbling before it.