William Barber, president of the NAACP’s North Carolina chapter, chair of its Legislative Political Action Committee, and pastor of the Disciples of Christ, in Goldsboro, North Carolina, spoke at the August meeting of the DNC Executive Committee meeting. According to Barber, “…faith has been hijacked by those who say abortion and sexuality are the only moral issues. They tell religious people to vote their pro-life/pro-family values, then use their political power to pass policies that keep families in poverty, separate families at the border, keep families from getting healthcare and endanger the lives of children in schools, worshipers in churches and the planet itself.”
In addition, Barber claimed that “we must acknowledge that the Bible promotes socialism…because Jesus offered free health care to everyone and he never charged a leper a co-pay.” No where did Jesus offer free healthcare to anyone. He came to save souls – not promote Socialism.
With a net worth estimated at $69 million it seems to me that Barber doesn’t practice what he preaches but then again neither do the majority of social justice warriors who amass fortunes while telling the peasants they have to sacrifice.
One thing is certain – You know you’re in spiritual darkness when not even the church can be counted on to refute communism and socialism.
We are assaulted daily by the so-called Christian left who support the murder of unborn babies; same-sex marriage; openly gay ministers, deacons and church elders; redistribution of wealth; open borders, to name but a few. What these left-wing preachers toss out is bad but even worse are those professed Christians willing to swallow the load of garbage, who pretend that they can pick and choose what they believe in and what can be disregarded based on political correctness or whatever flavor of the month social justice warriors throws into the mix.
Christianity is not a call to street activism or Socialism (social justice). Coercing or manipulating the faith is egregious to Biblical doctrine. God’s Word tells us in 1 Peter 4:17 that judgment begins with the pulpit. “….and if it first begins with us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?” We read in Revelation 20: 11-15 that everyone will face God individually, at the Great White Throne of Judgment, to take responsibility for their own sins, and the wages of those sins, according to God, is the second death which is death of the soul.
Lenin, who for the record was a Socialist Democrat, pushed the idea that “religion was opium” for the people, a sort of “spiritual booze,” that was ”incompatible” with Socialism. He wrote that that “there is nothing more abominable than religion” because “all worship of a divinity is necrophilia.” Sounding exactly like the Democratic presidential candidates of today Lenin insisted that “religion must be declared a private affair.”
Of course, once Lenin and his Bolsheviks took control of Russia, they refused to tolerate religion even as a private affair. In fact, in a 1905 letter, Lenin wrote that “by no means can we consider religion a private affair so far as our Party is concerned.” In order “to combat the religious fog…we founded our association, the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party, precisely for such a struggle against every religious bamboozling of the workers.”
Social-Democracy based its whole world-outlook on scientific socialism, i.e., Marxism, a doctrine that is absolutely atheistic and positively hostile to all religions. Lenin even conceded that a known Christian would never be permitted to become a member of the Socialist Democratic Party. However, if such a person did sneak into the ranks of the Party he would be used as a “useful idiot” to help the revolution as long as he did not attempt to share his faith. It was as Marx asserted – “Communism begins where atheism begins.”
Once the Bolsheviks took control, atheism was required of all Party officials and any lingering religious sentiment was purged. This was likewise true for the American communist apparatchiks. “Many workers join the Communist Party who still have some religious scruples, or religious ideas,” conceded William Z. Foster, head of the Communist Party U.S.A., in testimony to Congress, “but a worker who will join the Communist Party, who understands the elementary principles of the Communist Party, must necessarily be in the process of liquidating his religious beliefs and, if he still has any lingerings when he joins the Party, he will soon get rid of them.”
This is the crucial history that our modern Religious Left attempts to hide in order to sway pew-potatoes into eternal damnation.
“Christians believe that we are placed on this earth for a reason, and that reason is a divine one, and that such a purpose is intertwined with promoting goodness and charity to our fellow men. But these callings are placed on us as individuals, not as a group. If God’s mandate had been placed on government, then there would be no direct relationship with God. Rather, our purpose would be merely to support the state. We would live, work, and die only at the pleasure of government, which was entrusted to carry out God’s plan. An absurd result indeed!“ Julio Gonzales, M.D., J.D.
Source: The Religious Left Just Doesn’t Get It: Socialism is Anti-Christian, by Paul Kengor, Crisis Magazine; The Christian Purge, FCVAP