Some of the following paragraphs contain quotes from an article taken off the internet.
“Marxism is a traditional social state between the overthrow of Capitalism and the Realization of Communism.”
Classes of people are sometimes at the mercy of a leading party in any jurisdiction where those in charge somehow envision a “give me the reins of control and I will do away with private ownership” leaving collective adherence for the common good.
“What is meant by Marxism? Marxism is a social, political, and economic philosophy focusing on the struggles between capitalists and the working class.”
“What is the meaning of Communism? A political system based on Marxist ideology is known as Communism. Communism shuns private/individual ownership of land or any vital resources and believes in a society where everyone is treated equally.”
We have reached, or are in the beginning of the adherence of a Socialist entity in these United States. The recent election of a president and the status of the latest political control in Washington D. C. has proven to be leaning in that direction. It can become a a frightening situation if the many who are pushing for a socialist type of government are successful to bring this to fruition.
“The transformation of society into Socialism and ultimately to Communism is the philosophy of Marxism. Communism also believes in the same transformation, but the differentiating factor between the two is the path that needs to be taken for the transformation to take place. Communism believes in the transformation through revolutions.”
Marx most likely got the idea of his philosophy from Acts 2: 44-45. “All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their property and possessions and divide them among all according to each one’s need.”
But, this does not portray the absolute idea of a socialist society. We need to look beyond this section of Acts and read further in Acts 4: 32-35. “The community of believers was of one heart and mind, and no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they had everything in common.” “There was no needy person among them.”
At first glance these passages sound like socialism but we need to examine why they do not. Acts 2: 5 shows a spirit of communal sharing and not a commune.
We were taught, when considering preaching on any particular verse, to read both the section before and after that verse so as not to take any section out of context. It is too easy to misunderstand the true meaning of something unless the listener already knows the complete teaching of the text.
However, with the onset of a potential socialistic government, our country is facing a complete erroneous system that is likely to destroy our existence of freedoms we now take for granted. There are no nations that have tried socialism that have succeeded, and, most have become communistic in essence and overbearing for their citizens in actuality.
Of course, all this is a true representation of a nation without God and the power of evil (Satan) opening the presence of disbelief to the ones we are leaving our future with.
Ralph B. Hathaway, Marxism 2021