The evil demoniac Karl Marx has made his mark! Marx's expressed desire and goal to "dethrone God" is now being manifested. We are witnessing quite an ironic time in Christendom.
It's pretty ironic how many "people of faith" are wholly embracing tenets of Marxism while seemingly rejecting the holy embrace of the cross. The demonism of Marxism is subtly replacing the sufficiency of the cross. The foundation of Marxism is atheism.
After considering Marx's assertions, "Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the sentiment of a heartless world, as it is the spirit of spiritless conditions; it is the opium of the people," how can people of faith and the church (generally) support any of Marx's notions and schemes? Taking Marx at his word, he aimed to "dethrone God." His goal was exactly the same as any demons, so why is the church seduced to confront issues of aggrievement and despair using Marxist ideology instead of the power and authority of the cross?
Has "carrying water" for the Marx/Marxist sentiment helped spread the gospel? Societal chaos, racial animus, hatred, distrust and an unparalleled record of death and destruction are confirmed Marxist outcomes. None of these comport with the outcomes Jesus promises—no surprise—because Marxism is demonism. The Bible admonishes us to reject Satan and carry the cross of Jesus, but for many, Jesus' way is not expedient enough.
Now we're seeing the combination of heretical social activism being purposely combined with the gospel message. To people adopting the Marx-inspired approach, we must ask: "Isn't becoming like Jesus enough?"
As our perfect example, Jesus brought peace, touched and healed the brokenhearted, and tore down all barriers to enable humanity to be reconciled and unified in Him (Eph. 2:14-22). The Lordship of Christ and the sufficiency of His Word enables us to become like Him. Nothing else is added or taken away! Strict reliance on His Word is more than sufficient for withstanding tactics of racial division and hate infused with Marxist satanism. Regrettably, rejecting Jesus while embracing the seduction of Marx's woke "social activism" is compelling to many Christians.
After stewing in academia and the radical fringes, "progressive theology," "social justice," Liberation Theology, CRT and Marxism (generally) are making significant negative impacts on the body of Christ. Many religious leaders now rely more on the immediacy of the Marx-inspired activism and less on Jesus' inerrant gospel. Thus, recent studies from Arizona Christian University confirm: "A large majority of American pastors do not possess a biblical worldview." Moreover: "just slightly more than a third (37%) have a biblical worldview, and the majority—62%—embrace a hybrid worldview known as syncretism."
Simply stated, syncretism is the melding or comingling outside religious ideas, theories and precepts with the purity of the gospel message. The melding of Marxism with biblical tenets through Liberation Theology is an example of syncretism. While subtle, it becomes most apparent when 'woke' clergy intermingles a 'relative gospel' when trying to appear culturally hip and sensitive; in effect, the gospel message is watered-down in deference to culture. As a result, Christian pastors end up giving impotent and antithetical sermon messages that misstate Jesus' words and distort the gospel truth.
Watered-down gospel messaging basically carries water for Karl Marx. Woke clergy becomes the mechanism for carrying out Marx's desire to marginalize God and mute the power of His Word. In God's view, such syncretism is demonic, cursed and must be rejected.
Galatians 1:8 confirms: "But even if an angel from heaven or we should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God's curse." (Gal 1:9 repeats this!) That means syncretic sermons are cursed, and those curses are heaped onto parishioners. Toleration of woke clergy is a hazard to the individual and collective soul of the church. When we observe it, we must not tolerate it.
Let me be blunt. There is a demand put on our lives. Right now, God is demanding we make a choice. We must decide whether we bow in appeasement to the virulent demonism of Marxist culture by the embrace of "other gospels" (social justice, Liberation Theology) warned about in Galatians? Or, will we bow at the cross and carry it wherever the Lord leads?
Every Black Life Matters (EBLM) comprises ministers and laypeople, all unapologetically committed to upholding the sufficiency of the cross, purity of the gospel and unwavering Lordship of Christ. We help confront and combat the trajectory of a Marxist, demonic paradigm. EBLM's Remnant Rising workshops are designed to combat the gamut of Marx's 'woke' machinations, including CRT, Liberation Theology and 'social justice.'
As experts in these areas, we welcome the opportunity to come alongside churches and community organizations with solutions for overcoming these demonic threats posing eternal risks to our individual and collective souls.
EBLM recognizes we are in this battle together, and we all unite at the cross, never at the altar of our increasingly demonic culture. Therefore, if you desire to renounce carrying water for Marx, and are determined to pick up and carry the Jesus' cross, let us help you unite and fight in this effort.
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This article first appeared on Charismanews.com as “It's Time to Stop 'Carrying Water' for Karl Marx and Start Carrying Your Cross for Jesus” and appears here with the kind permission of the author.
Kevin McGary is president of Every Black Life Matters, chairman of the Frederick Douglass Foundation of California, and is an executive with the Douglass Leadership Institute and the Northstar Leadership PAC.
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