But grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen.
2 Peter 3:18
THE SIXTH COMMANDMENT AND COMMUNISM
“Thou shalt not kill.” (Exodus 20:13)
“My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not. If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:
Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit: We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil: Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse:
My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path: For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood. Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.
And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives. So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.” (Proverbs 1:10-19)
“Marxists have never forgotten that violence will be an inevitable accompaniment of the collapse of capitalism. ...” -- Nikolai Lenin
“Political power comes out of the barrel of a gun ... the gun must never slip from the grasp of the Communist party.” -- Mao Tse-Tung
WHY A RED FLAG?
When Billy Graham was in Russia, he asked the meaning of the star on their red flag. Decision Magazine (April, 1970) reported that the guide promptly gave this reply:
“The five points stand for the five continents of the world. The red represents the blood that will have to be shed to bring the revolution to the world.” (1)
During the Cold War, East Germans, Cubans, Vietnamese, Russians, Chinese, Poles, Hungarians and others all voted with their feet. When able, they risked their lives to escape the terror of Communism. They all told the same sad story.
They reported arrests made late in the night. Beatings. Forced confessions to crimes never committed. Slave labor camps. Public executions. Crushing of any public opposition by machine guns or tanks (let us lay wait for blood -- Proverbs 1:11).
THE COLLAPSE OF COMMUNISM?
If the Soviet Union really collapsed, why does a former Soviet KGB Agent named Putin rule Russia today? Why does the military of the new CIS still have a single unified command? Why do they still embark on a major nuclear buildup?(2)
Where does former Soviet Premier Gorbachev get his bodyguards, limousine and pension from if he is truly a man without a country? The supposed collapse of Communism has brought Russia a flood of western aid -- to use on their military.
Even if Communism truly did collapse in Russia, it is still alive and well in China, North Korea, Vietnam, Cuba and Nicaragua. The Chinese have nuclear missiles pointed at American cities thanks to a Clinton sellout of technology for campaign cash contributions.(3)
The U.S. Senate Internal Security Subcommittee conducted investigations into the number killed in the Soviet Union and China. Their report stated that 35 to 45 million had been killed in the Soviet Union and 34 to 62.5 million in Communist China.
Other Russian authorities, such as Solzhenitsyn and Antonov Ovseyenko, put the figures much higher. Ovseyenko, son of a Bolshevik leader, puts the figure at 100 million, in his book, THE TIME OF STALIN -- PORTRAIT OF A TYRANNY.(4)
COMMUNIST MANIFESTO AND HATRED FOR GOD
In The Communist Manifesto, Marx and Engel advocated that drastic measures be put in force immediately following a successful Communist revolution, including the abolition of private property (“... let us all have one purse” -- Proverbs 1:14)
“The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Working men of the world, unite!”(5) (“We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil: Cast in thy lot among us” -- Proverbs 1:13-4)
Karl Marx in his writings laid the foundation for Russia's godlessness. When asked for the purpose of his life, Marx replied, “To overthrow God!”(6) It was Satan who voiced a similar statement centuries before (Isaiah 14:13,14).
Expressing the plan of the Russian Revolution, Zenovieff boasted, “We will grapple with the Lord God in due season; we shall vanquish him in his highest heaven, and wherever he seeks refuge, and we shall subdue him forever.”(7)
Molder of young people and former Russian Commissar of Education, Anatole Lunarcharsky declared: “We hate Christians and Christianity.
"Even the best of them must be considered our worst enemies. They preach love of one's neighbor and mercy, which is contrary to our principles. Christian love is an obstacle to the development of the Revolution.”(8)
And in 1930, a communist professor in Moscow, who later became a delegate to the United Nations, gave an amazing prediction:
"War to the hilt between Communism and capitalism is inevitable. Today, of course, we are not strong enough to attack. Our time will come in twenty or thirty years. To win, we shall need the element of surprise.
"The bourgeoisie will have to be put to sleep. So we shall begin by launching the most spectacular peace movement on record. There will be electrifying overtures and unheard-of concessions.
"The capitalist countries, stupid and decadent, will rejoice to cooperate in their own destruction. They will leap at another chance to be friends. As soon as their guard is down; we will smash them with our clenched fist."(9)
SOLZHENITSYN: THE VOICE OF FREEDOM
In their correspondence Marx and Engel said that after achieving power, terror would be indispensable, that “it will be necessary to repeat the year 1793. After achieving power, we'll be considered monsters, but we couldn't care less.”(10)
Lenin wrote a book called “The Lessons of the Paris Commune.” There he analyzed why the Paris Commune was defeated in 1871.
And his principal conclusion was that the Commune had not shot, had not killed enough of its enemies. It had destroyed too few people, when it was necessary to kill entire classes and groups. And when he came to power, Lenin did just this.(11)
This is what many western papers wrote: “Let's hurry up an end the bloodshed in Vietnam and have national unity there.” One of your leading newspapers, after the end of Vietnam, had a full headline: “The Blessed Silence.”
"I would not wish that kind of “blessed silence” on my worst enemy. I would not wish that kind of national unity on my worst enemy. ... A million persons will be simply exterminated, while 4 to 5 million ... will find themselves in concentration camps...."
"This is very dangerous for one's view of the world when this feeling comes on: “Go ahead, give it up.” We already hear voices in your country and in the West “Give up Korea and we will live quietly.
"Give up Portugal, of course; give up Japan, give up Israel, give up Taiwan, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, give up 10 more African countries. Just let us live in peace and quiet.
"Just let us drive our big cars on our splendid highways; just let us play tennis and golf, in peace and quiet....”(12)
THE TRUTH OF GOD'S WORD
Proverbs 1:10-19 quoted at the beginning of this article shows the mindset of thieves who want one purse (communism). They are willing to murder the innocent in order to steal their private property. Proverbs also describes their end.
They often end up killing each other. Stalin, for example, was an expert at killing huge numbers of his fellow Communists. Party purges are a part of Communism (“They lay wait for their own blood” -- Proverbs 1:18).
But that is not all. Communists will end up in Hell, unless they repent and turn to Christ for forgiveness. Most never will. Many are in Hell already.
“I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.
Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.
Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.” (Proverbs 1:26-31)
Communism is a religion. Its heaven is the worker's paradise. Its gospel is red revolution. Its prophets are Marx, Lenin and Mao. Its gods are Communist dictators. Its theology is atheistic, evolutionary humanism.
Communism is a religion of hate and murder. It is an enormous violation of the Sixth Commandment, “Thou shalt not kill” (Exodus 20:13).
(1) S.I. McMillen, DISCERN THESE TIMES (Fleming H. Revell Company: Old Tappan, New Jersey, 1971) p. 148.
(2) Bill Gertz, BETRAYAL (Regnery Publishing: Washington, D.C., 1999) pp. 33-52.
(3) Ibid. pp. 81-107. AND Edward Timperlake and William C. Triplett II, YEAR OF THE RAT (Regnery Publishing: Washington, D.C., 1998) pp. 1-227.
(4) Thompson, George T. and Jerry Combee, WORLD HISTORY AND CULTURES In Christian Perspective (A Beka Book Publications: Pensacola, Florida, Second Edition, 1997) p. 439.
(5) Ibid, p. 425.
(6) S.I. McMillen, DISCERN THESE TIMES (Fleming H. Revell Company: Old Tappan, New Jersey, 1971) p. 167.
(9) Thompson, George T. and Jerry Combee, WORLD HISTORY AND CULTURES In Christian Perspective (A Beka Book Publications: Pensacola, Florida, Second Edition, 1997) p. 507.
(10) Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, SOLZHENITSYN: THE VOICE OF FREEDOM (AFL-CIO Publication No. 152: Washington, D.C.) pp. 29-30.
(11) Ibid. pp. 32-33.
(12) Ibid. p. 12.
George Theiss is a combat veteran of Vietnam who now follows Lamb of God. He and his wife, Christy, have been married 42 years (in 2019). They have 8 grown children. You can contact George at email@example.com
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