Thursday, November 29, 2012
Karl Marx's Priorities
"And devils came out of many, crying out, and saying, Thou art Christ the Son of God. And he rebuking them suffered them not to speak: for they knew that He was Christ." John 4:41
"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." Ephesians 6:12
"My object in life is to dethrone God and destroy capitalism." Karl Marx
One area where political conservatives need to improve dramatically is our study of the vulnerabilities of the left. They do it to us. We fail to return the favor.
Look at that Karl Marx quote. Notice, very specifically, that dethroning God was Marx's top priority. Destroying capitalism was a distant second.
Have you ever noticed that the left's top priority, by far, is to remove God from public life?!? Why is that?!? It's because the left understands that if they win the spiritual battle, everything else will fall into place.
Consider, also, that quote from Luke's gospel. While the religious leaders of the time didn't recognize Jesus, the demons sure did. The modern political left is no different.
Too often, political conservatives respond to spiritual warfare with a discussion of public policy. That's insane and it needs to end. If political conservatives meet spiritual wickedness with spiritual righteousness, then public policy will take care of itself.
If individual politically conservative Americans seek God, we can turn this ship around. The left can only win with God out of the picture; we win with Him on the throne. The logistical challenge is that tens of millions of people need to make an individual spiritual decision.
As for yourself, dear reader, no time like the present.