In his blockbuster new book, American Marxism, Mark Levin warns that Marxist ideology has now permeated every facet of American society, including the educational systems, the media, corporations, Hollywood, and politics. He obviously touched on a deep, felt need for the book shot to #1 on Amazon before it was ever released.
That America is deeply concerned was confirmed in a recent NPR poll in which people were asked if they thought that American democracy was “alive and well” or “under threat.” Sixty-seven percent of the respondents said they believed American democracy to be “under threat.”
Marxism Requires Atheism
This battle for the heart and soul of America is spiritual in nature, which is why the answer does not lie with the White House, but with God’s House. The greatest weapon against the Marxist agenda is a genuine, national spiritual awakening wherein the masses renew their faith in the God of the Bible. This would spell the end of Marxism in America for Marxism cannot exist without atheism.
Karl Marx himself arrogantly declared, “The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is the demand for their real happiness.” In other words, for Marx, abolishing faith in God was a necessary component for securing “real” happiness through his communist system.
In Marxism, the state is god and the people are made wards of the state. They must look to the state for healthcare, childcare, homecare, and their every need. Christians and their faith in God are perceived as threats to such a Marxist, statist vision because their trust is in the living God, not the state.
The god of Marxism is a jealous god and will tolerate no rivals. This is why Marxist regimes, whether the Old Soviet Union, or Mao’s China, or Castro’s Cuba, have all been hostile toward people of a genuine, living faith.
Marxism and Atheism in America
Over the past 60 years, we have seen this same hostility arising toward people of faith in America. The forced removal of crosses and Christian symbols from public venues and the banning of prayer and Bible reading from public schools are clear signs of this atheistic trend. The secularizing of Christmas with nativity scenes being banned from public properties and Christmas trees being called “holiday trees” are more clear indications that America is being groomed for a socialist/atheistic society.
It is, therefore, not surprising that in 2019 the Democrat National Committee (DNC), the voice of the party of Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and Nancy Pelosi, unanimously passed a resolution in which they affirmed atheism and declared that neither Christianity nor any religion is necessary for morality and patriotism.
Since not a single Democrat leader has expressed opposition to this party resolution, their individual expressions of faith must be interpreted as mere window-dressing. It is another sign that America is being pushed toward an atheistic, Marxist society.
We Must Have a Christian Awakening
Yes, I believe Marxism will be defeated, but not at the White House. Marxism will be defeated at God's house. What will turn the Marxist dream for America into a nightmare is a Christian awakening wherein America’s national motto is renewed—a motto from earlier and more faithful times that simply reads, “In God We Trust.”
When faith in God is awakened, people are set free from dependence on government. Their faith is now in a higher Power. They want government, not to nanny them, but to protect their God-given, Constitutional rights of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
Let us, therefore, ask God to renew our own personal faith and then ask Him to visit this nation once again with another Great Awakening. Such an Awakening will renew Christian faith, hope, and love and be Marxism’s worst nightmare.
Dr. Eddie Hyatt is a revivalist, historian, and Bible teacher with over 50 years of ministerial service. His books are available from Amazon and his website at www.eddiehyatt.com. To schedule him to speak at your church or event, send an email to email@example.com.