Here is a quote that really speaks to today. Benjamin Franklin wrote in 1787: "Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."
My observation is that socialist societies are all about corrupting the people so that they will need masters, and that is happening in America at an alarming rate.
“We cannot expect the American people to jump from Capitalism to Communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving them small doses of Socialism until they wake up one day to find they have Communism.” —Nikita Khrushchev
Socialism is the social, economic, political, and spiritual system of Secular Humanism, and it was founded in the Garden of Eden. The founder, Satan, wrote their constitution when he said, For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof (of the forbidden fruit), then you eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil." (Rev. 3:5)
Secular Humanists believe they are their own god's, and they have decided for themselves what is good and what is evil. As the Bible says, they call good evil and evil good.
In America these Socialists are the Liberals and the Far Left. On a scale of 5 to 10 (Liberals are an automatic 1 to 4 minimum) all Liberals are somewhat Socialistic to outright Socialist.
In short, Liberals are Socialists, and Socialists are Secular Humanists, and Secular Humanism is an antichrist system. Socialists are always for big government and higher taxes, and they are pro abortion, and pro euthanasia. Look at the majority of the European nations.
Taken one step further, Socialism is by nature Anti-Christ and Anti-American. Therefore, we Christians must teach the truth about the enemy of the faith, and counter their lies.
In France the Liberals are outlawing Evangelical Christianity but leaving Islam alone. Why? Because (in the simplest of terms) Evangelical Christians are opposed to Socialism (big government, high taxes, diminished liberty and free will agency) and Moslems are not, and France’s Socialist revolution of 1789-1799 continues in France and most of Europe today. It is all about political power and corruption (the lust of the flesh, the love of money, and the power it brings).
Liberals will often sling mud at Conservatives and Evangelical Christians, comparing us to Hitler and the Nazi party. Yet, the truth is, Hitler and Mussolini and Stalin were all Socialists. Just as the French Revolution was a Socialist Revolution, so was the Russian Revolution. The word Nazi is an acronym for "National Socialist Party," and Fascist is an acronym for "Federal Socialist Party," and the USSR stood for the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics." Talk about being mean spirited, it is the very nature of Socialist states to oppress the masses.
Carl Marx is one of the prominent fathers of Socialism (Communism is a militant form of Socialism). He taught that anything that furthered the cause of world Socialism was moral and ethical, and anything that thwarted Socialism was immoral and unethical. This explains why ultra Liberals often have no problem with deception, murder (Euthanasia, abortion and worse) and forming conspiracies.
You have to believe that the only reason socialism hasn't worked anywhere it's been tried is because the right people haven't been in charge. We must vote against this enemy, and we must pray for our enemy.
As I see it, EVERY problem is a spiritual one, and the solution to EVERY problem is a spiritual one. So this is a spiritual war, and our weapons are spiritual.
This war is not just a difference in political, social, or economic ideologies or opinions; this is a war between Satan and his hosts, and the Church of Jesus Christ. And the victory is in Christ’s Church. There is not a third or neutral option. If you do not choose Christ and the Bible, by default you have chosen Satan and eternal damnation. That is tough evangelism, but spoken in love non-the-less. So, what you do, do with all your heart and being.Ken Uptegrove