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Here is why Christianity and Communism do not mix



Not one true Christian can be associated with Communism or its cousin socialism. Christianity and Communism can never mix because the latter is an atheist, anti-Christian philosophy. Almighty God Jesus Christ is the author and the center of the Christian faith.


In the first place, it leaves out God and Jesus Christ” - Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on why Communism cannot be intertwined with Christianity in any form or fashion.


The following is a snippet from a sermon titled "Can A Christian Be a Communist?" It was delivered at Dr. King, Jr.'s Ebenezer Baptist Church on Sunday September 30, 1962 in Atlanta, Georgia.


"Now, let us begin by answering the question which our sermon topic raises: 'Can a Christian be a communist?' I answer that question with an emphatic 'No.' These two philosophies are diametrically opposed. The basic philosophy of Christianity is unalterably opposed to the basic philosophy of communism, and all of the dialectics of the logician cannot make them lie down together. They are contrary philosophies.”


Karl Marx is the namesake of Marxism and is a cornerstone of both socialism and Communism. He was German-born in Prussia and became a philosopher, economist, historian, sociologist, political theorist, journalist and revolutionary who pioneered the socialist movement and the Communist Party in the mid-1800's. In his posthumous publication A Contribution to the Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right, he referred to religion as “the opium of the people.” Marx was raised as a Christian but became an atheist.


Atheism is the devil to the core—the spirit of antichrist that has been in the world since Jesus Christ (1 John 4:2-3). At its core also, Communism is an economic theory based on the notion that the poor workers aka the proletariat should always revolt against the middle class and elite economic forces that he dubbed the "bourgeois" in his socialist sermons.


King, Jr. continued in his own sermon: “Karl Marx was a materialist, and he believed that the whole of human history moved on, driven by economic forces. This was his idea. There was no place in that system for God, and so from that moment on, communism became an atheistic system. And to this very day it is atheistic. It denies the existence of God,”


Communism requires faith to be directed to the Communist nation’s leader and not to a deity. Communist countries steer their citizens to depend on the heads of state as their sole benefactor for daily needs such as God and for provisions like family, housing, education, water and food. The Lord’s Prayer includes, “Give us this day our daily bread.” Communist nation-states seek to provide the daily bread in place of almighty God.

Marx alleged that if God existed, then He would not have created an unequal world where the rich exploit the poor. Marx’s anti-Christ philosophy was called “dialectical materialism” and was specifically atheist.


Communist nations such as the former Soviet Union, China, Cuba, etc. cannot afford to let Christian leaders usurp the Head of State’s power. Christianity may be allowed, but to a controlled extent in the Communist philosophy. So, what the preachers could say, build and move is subjugated to a non-threatening existence.


In 1956 the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Nikita Khrushchev so-infuriated Western leaders that they left the room during a meeting with him after he declared: "We will bury you!” He was expressing his belief that Communism would eventually plunge the whole world into a socialist economic system - a system than is anti-Christian to the core.

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