Friday, October 22, 2021

COMMUNISTIC SOCIAL SCIENCE & APOCALYPTIC REVOLUTION: The Absurd Case of Karl Marx’s Dialectical Fundamentalism

While modern leftist academics routinely mock at the looming Judeo-Christian apocalypse prophesied in both the Old and New Testaments (Joel 2; Isaiah 24; Matthew 24-25; 2 Thessalonians 1-2; Revelation 6-19) as something only a deranged literalist could entertain in his own fundamentalist mindset, they remain completely unaware that their most important leftist forefather, Karl Marx, was a false prophet of secular fundamentalism and profane eschatology. Karl Marx's false prophecies, written in the 19th century and based on an extreme ‘literal’ socio-economic reading of life which was inappropriately hotwired with the so-called ‘scientific’ laws of ‘progressive’ societal evolution, proved to be the most deadly force of human suffering and wanton destruction that the 20th century could offer. Even worse is that communism, a religion dressed up in quasi-scientific, secular language to make it palatable to the modern mindset, continues to be a potent force in the world today in spite of all this carnage. That such a destructive political movement with all of its sadistic, violent heritage can still be considered a viable alternative in the world today, only reveals the depths of depravity of modern man in rebellion against His Maker, and the hopelessness of the human race as it continues to rush headlong into the socialistic slaughterhouse that does everything but take care of people and meet their needs. 
That such a destructive political movement with all of its sadistic, violent heritage can still be considered a viable alternative in the world today, only reveals the depths of depravity of modern man in rebellion against His Maker.

Even though Karl Marx vehemently attacked all forms of idealism, religion, abstract philosophy, and utopianism, incredibly, he still naively believed that the future belonged to the collectivist communist state in which all class divisions, exacerbated by the evils of Industrial Capitalism, would eventually disappear through an international socialistic revolution at the end of history. Even more naïve is that Marx also taught that once the revolutionary eschaton arrives, all of the false religious, theological and philosophical ideologies connected to medieval feudalism and capitalism will become superfluous in light of the evolutionary communistic progress of mankind. In other words, such ‘false’, abstract ideas built upon the backward socio-economic realities of the past will be relegated to the ash heap of history, all in the name of the progressive communist state. Thus, at the end of the day, Marx assumed as a matter of course that the ‘literal’ socio-economic evolutionary laws of history were inevitably leading mankind into the promised land of worldwide communism and socialism, free from useless philosophies, religious superstitions, selfish individualism and its inherent attachment to class divisions and the affliction of the working class. . Marx sharply criticized those who tried to solve their problems philosophically or religiously, i.e., in thought, and advocated that they can only be solved by changing reality in practice so that the problem disappears. In other words, philosophy and religion had to be brought down to earth so that secular redemption could come through revolutionary practice, and not through thought or faith. As such, it was Marx who infamously wrote “the philosophers have only interpreted the world differently, what matters are to change it.” Due to their indifference to the material necessities of life, philosophy and religion could thus only maintain the oppressive status quo. Henceforth, revolutionary, political activism became the hallmark of Marxist tradition.

In other words, philosophy and religion had to be brought down to earth so that secular redemption could come through revolutionary practice, and not through thought or faith.

However much Karl Marx may have been an implacable opponent of philosophy, religion, blind optimism and utopianism, he wound up espousing the absurd position that not only is all intellectual life conditioned by literal, materialistic socio-economic causes, but that such a literal dialectical relationship between man and the material forces of nature inevitably propels him progressively upward and onward toward the ultimate goal of socialistic freedom at the end of time. Marx was convinced that this historical ‘dialectic’ was propelling mankind to greater and greater socio-economic production, distribution, and freedom. Over time, man’s needs would be increasingly met to a greater and greater degree so that the working class divisions based on individualism, competition, and oppression would one day become obsolete and irrational. For Marx, socio-economic production never stops. It goes on forever changing, adapting and developing in a progressive, evolutionary way. The mechanism for this socio-economic progress in history was what he called the dialectic. Through literal and materialistic contradictions of socio-economic conditions on the ground, history is dialectically moving in a revolutionary way to a higher and higher synthesis all the time. . Incredibly, Marx also believed that the endgame of this grand, evolutionary struggle in history was finally in sight. It would be decided in a great, apocalyptic revolution between the capitalists and the working class, with the proletariat being declared the victors. Through literal dialectical materialism, capitalism will have produced its own negation, i.e., the working class, by oppressing them. They, in turn, will eventually bring about the final rebellion against the capitalists to usher in the communist state. Oddly enough, however, the industrial proletariat will not produce its own negation. Due to the dialectical progress of mankind, production and distribution will no longer be a problem. The growth of technology and the expansive forces of capitalism will have made such enormous progress in productive capacity and distribution that the whole class structure of modern society, including its oppressive philosophical and religious expressions, will become obsolete and irrational. Here, mankind finally and literally reaches Marx’s materialistic paradise of atheism.

For Marx, socio-economic production never stops. It goes on forever changing, adapting and developing in a progressive, evolutionary way. The mechanism for this socio-economic progress in history was what he called the dialectic.

.Absurdly, Marx viewed this whole process as inevitable. The ‘scientific’ laws of socio-economic evolutionary production and distribution, i.e., dialectical materialism, were considered inviolable. Although Marx had great disdain for Hegel’s (1770-1831) philosophical approach, he nonetheless borrowed heavily from his dialectical evolutionary pantheism. Hegel taught that the root of all movement and change in history was through the dialectical contradiction between opposites. While at first they may clash with each other, they later are reconciled into a higher synthesis as history struggles, develops, progresses and improves. With all this in mind, by seizing onto Hegel’s dialectical method and applying it to socio-economic political realities on the ground, Marx went so far so as to predict the future. Having understood the laws of change and revolution that occur within history, Marx believed that he could create an outline for the development for the future communist advent. In this way, Marx foolishly believed he had resolved the problem of blind utopianism and false religious hope through the social ‘science’ of his evolutionary dialectical materialism (Rom. 1:18-31). One could have ‘faith’ in the future without relying on God or religion. How convenient. . Needless to say, such an optimistic, apocalyptic view of history cannot be defended by science or by the ‘literal’ laws of socio-economic dialectical materialism as Marx would have it. Marx’s use of science to explain eschatology is a gross misuse not of only of science but also of politics and history as well. Dialectical revolutionary change in and of itself does not and cannot necessitate progress. Indeed, it may even be entirely the opposite as it most certainly was in the case of 20th century communism. Marx, however, presupposed that a synthesis through dialectical revolution leads to a higher and better state than the previous one. Struggle and the human misery associated with it had to be justified by the communist state at the end of history. . The great problem here, however, is that Marx’s so-called science views history itself as redemptive. This, of course, is an unfounded assumption on the highest speculative order, something which Marx spent great pains throughout his entire life trying to avoid. History at once not only becomes a purpose-driven teleology, but is also deified. More troublesome still is that the age old dichotomy between determinism and freedom reappears once more, and for Marx, it results in a great chasm between science and eschatology, empirical study and philosophy of history. To understand a historical development as deterministic according to inexorable scientific laws is to understand it as blind. This rules out the possibility of understanding it as rationally aligned toward a goal. Marx beguiled himself into believing that his social science could have it both ways, i.e., that dialectical socio-economic materialism was a blind force leading man and history into a rational, goal-orientated, international, socialistic eschaton free from oppression. This, of course, is nothing but a leftist liberal fantasy built on what should be called dialectical fundamentalism.

The great problem here, however, is that Marx’s so-called science views history itself as redemptive.

In short, Karl Marx was completely oblivious to the basic Messianic spirit of his own political ideology. Instead of being the great socio-economic scientist that he assumed himself to be, he was, in fact, a speculative philosopher of history completely indebted to the Judeo-Christian apocalyptic heritage that he so routinely denounced and despised. By discarding the Judeo-Christian supernatural context in which the apocalypse alone had once made perfect sense, he wound up wholeheartedly devoting himself to a secular socio-economic, political myth that he himself could never even enjoy solely because he was born at the wrong time. Such is the vain and hopeless quandary that Marxist dialectical fundamentalism has left the modern world with. More importantly, the untold sufferings of most people who have ever lived in the past can never be ameliorated by a communist state at the end of history anyway, even if it were somehow attainable. What is required to resolve this most outstanding problem is the resurrection of the dead, which is precisely why the Judeo-Christian worldview unabashedly declares an apocalyptic purpose to history in the first place (Isaiah 2:1-4; Daniel 12:1-2; 1 Corinthians 15:1-58; Revelation 19-20). . 

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

Mark Musser


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Mark Musser was a missionary to the former Soviet Union for 7 years. He is now a pastor. Mark is the author of two books – “Nazi Oaks: The Green Sacrificial Offering of the Judeo-Christian Worldview in the Holocaust” and “Wrath or Rest: Saints in the Hands of Angry God.”

Thursday, October 21, 2021

The Nations - A Biblical Perspective


Whenever the word "nations" is mentioned in the Bible, one should understand where God is coming from when He speaks of them.

The Nations of the Earth were:

- Conceived in a concerted, godless rebellion (Gen 11:1-9, Rev. 17:5, Acts 17:26).

- Born (brought forth) in divine judgment (Gen 10, 11:1-9, Rev 17:5, Acts 17:26).

- Reared (raised) in godless unbelief and ignorance (Acts 17:26 -30, Rom 1:18-32, Eph. 2:1-3,11,4:17).

Note: Only a small remnant of all the nations - from Babel to the end of the age - will place their their faith and trust in Almighty God for salvation (Matt. 8:11, 25: 31-40, Luke 13:29, Rev. 7:13-17; 14, Isa. 60:1-3, Micah 4:1-3, Zech. 8:21-23, John 3:1:17, Rev. 21:22-27, 22:2). These (i.e., the saved of the nations) are the ones whom God foreknew while He spared the inhabitants of Babel from total destruction. In His grace and mercy He chose rather to "babble" their languages and scatter them throughout the world then a total eradicating judgment (note the commandment of Almighty God in Gen. 9:1) - Zech. 14:16; Matt. 25:31-34; Rev. 14:9-14; 21:24.
As the rebellious inhabitants of Babel were scattered across the face of the earth,they took with them the godless, “alternative reality” and philosophy of the city of Babel (Rev. 17:1-5). As time passed, the nations became immersed and cemented in their godless cultures and philosophies, and they have reaped the horrific consequences of their godless practices unto this day (Acts 17:29-31, Rom. 1:18-32).

    This "Babelology" of a godless politico-religious ideology and philosophy still dominates our world today....
Since Babel’s judgment some forty-two hundred years ago, people in the world today have been living in the aftermath of the “Babylonian unbelief and apostasy.” This "Babelology” of politico-religious ideology and philosophy still dominates our world today, and it has truly hampered Lucifer’s tyrannical designs for global unity, worship and creation of a global fascist state under his sole, sovereign thumb (Rev. 14:8; 17:16-17; 18:2). That is why the term "United Nations" is an abomination to Almighty God since the nations under Satan are still today seeking a godless existence apart from their ETERNAL Creator (Gen. 11:1-9, Dan. 2, 7, Acts 17:22-32, Rom. 1:18-32, Eph. 2:1-2, 6:12, Rev. 13).  Even now, events are transpiring that will soon make Satan’s grand and diabolical design a reality (Matt 24:15,2 Thess. 2:7; 1 John 4:3, Rev. 13, 18:2).

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!



Sunday, October 17, 2021

The Ignorant Fishermen Sunday Sermon - Featuring Dr. Tony Evans and His Powerful Message on Forgiveness

Beloved, We wanted to share with our IFB viewership some of our favorite Bible sermons and messages that are filled with great hope, blessing, and purpose in Almighty God. Each Sunday we will share a new Bible message with you to watch, listen, learn and grow in our faith in Jesus Christ. Of course dear friends, this is not a replacement for being gathered with God's people, but just an added message for you to enjoy and draw closer to our precious Savior in light of our ever-growing lawless day. Indeed, we need to be redeeming the time and knowing what the will of Almighty God is for us in this hour (John 17:17, Eph. 5:16-17).

For our first Sunday Message here at the IFB, I wanted to share with you a man who has had been one of the greatest blessings and influences in my life, Dr. Tony Evans. For thirty years Dr. Tony Evans has been one of my favorite speakers, bible teacher, and disciple-maker. His unique style, great passion, and teaching have helped multitudes to grow in the Word and in the Lord. Dr. Evans is the most practical Bible teacher I know of and in listening to Dr. Evans, I have learned much about the simple practicality of Scripture and its general application in light of our daily walk with the Lord. He is the king of the biblical one-liners and I have only ever been blessed by his ministry. For 25 minutes a day, I listen daily to Dr. Evans and He is to me and my family our internet pastor as we listen to him while at home, work, traveling, walking, etc. 

The message I would like to share today with you is one of the most powerful ones you will ever hear and it's on forgiveness. Oh, my dear friends! There is nothing like the power of forgiveness! It's God's great love and RIGHTEOUSNESS that He will forgive all who come to the cross and it is by this example that we can release, let go and forgive others so that we ourselves will not become a bitter shipwreck of a soul but the Lord's fruitful vine!

May you be totally blessed by Dr. Evan's message today as he uses Joesph to teach us the power of forgiveness!