I opened up the email from EPOCH TIMES yesterday and looked to see what it had to share. I think it may have been the title reference :: HOW THE SPECTER OF COMMUNISM IS RULING OUR WORLD. What really struck me was the summary they offered ::
"The devil chose Marx as its envoy among men. His Communist Manifesto of 1848 advocated the violent destruction of private enterprise, social classes, nations, religions, and the family."
That was a frightening statement to me. I never studied Marx but knew he had something to do with coercive governments... and that some people in our age lift him up as their hero. The idea that government needs to overcome all these very good entities in any society (except maybe social class distinctions) by any means necessary is quite hard to comprehend in my perspective in 2020.
How do people survive that kind of leadership? I have no idea, and I don't want to find out in America!!
Our "elite" culture leaders use the John Lennon song "Imagine" as their Communist Manifesto. I have said this before, but will say it again here, the idea sounds good but the reality is not.
As a Christian, one of the biggest issues attached to the Christian Community is that "we" don't live what we preach. In reality, the application of GOD's Word by human beings is the reason this issue exists. In Truth, the Body of Christ, the Christian Community, is filled with individual people who are at different levels of Faith. Some have just been saved, some are learning what it means to be a Christian, some have lived for years as a devoted Christian always learning and changing, and some have been the same baby Christian their entire life.
The Bible teaches its believers to care for one another, to love the poor and the lost. It teaches that believers are to give ten percent of their profits to the church for its needs. This giving is blessed by GOD. The key to godly giving is that it is done voluntarily. GOD blesses giving that is shared with a trusting Faith. Other kinds of giving are not blessed.
The same is true with Communism, or the idea that the government will share the resources of the many to serve the needs of all. The concept is similar to the BIBLE teachings about caring for one another, but in Communism the choice is forced, not voluntary.
In Communism, people look to the government as their provider.
In Christianity, people look to GOD as their provider, protector,
Healthcare is one example of how this plays out in our world. The idea of some is to have the government the sole provider of care. Mandates are now the rule of the land. Once the government is the only provider, it will have the power to decide what gets provided, who gets care, and when your life is not worthy of sustaining.
When healthcare is private, it may not be accessible by all citizens, but the choices are meant to be between the patient and the doctor, not the government.
Healthcare is expensive. You cannot receive a million dollars of care in exchange for $6000 of premiums. No matter who provides the payments, government or insurance providers or private income resources, the same principle applies. There are limits on what can be provided if someone else is paying the bills.
It doesn't matter what candidates promise, the reality is still in effect.
It is hard for me to see the loss of Freedoms we are now encountering... one by one, in all aspects of our lives.
I hope this will not continue, and pray that GOD will allow me to fight the battle against this subtle, covert, relentless effort to destroy what made America a great nation in our world.
I hope you will fight this battle, too.