THIS IS KENNEDY CLASSICS WITH DR. D. JAMES KENNEDY WELCOME TO KENNEDY CLASSICS WELCOME TO KENNEDY CLASSICS.
I’M JERRY NEWCOMBE. AND I’M
JENNIFER CASSIDY. EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK,
PEOPLE ARE STRUGGLING AS AMERICA SUFFERS THROUGH
THE WORST ECONOMIC DOWNTURN IN DECADES. WHAT SHOULD WE
DO ABOUT IT? HOW CAN WE BEST HELP
PEOPLE WHO ARE BEING HIT HARD BY THE RECESSION? MANY PEOPLE THINK
THE GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO SPEND MORE MONEY
TO HELP PEOPLE. ON TODAY’S PROGRAM, WE’LL
INVESTIGATE WHETHER THAT’S A GOOD SOLUTION, AND WE’LL
POINT YOU TO SOME VALUABLE RESOURCES TO HELP US
RECLAIM THE BIBLICAL VIEW OF THE WORLD UPON WHICH THIS NATION WAS FOUNDED AND BUILT. AND I’M JOHN SORENSEN. THERE HAVE BEEN A LOT OF
LIES PROMOTED IN WORLD HISTORY. BUT I’LL BE BACK LATER TO
SHARE WITH YOU A VITAL RESOURCE TO HELP YOU
GROW IN TRUTH. BUT FIRST, MANY THINK
THAT THE SOLUTION TO OUR ECONOMIC WOES IS FOR
THE GOVERNMENT TO SPREAD THE WEALTH AROUND TO TAKE
MORE FROM THE SO-CALLED “ONE PERCENT” AND GIVE
IT TO THE SO-CALLED “NINETY-NINE PERCENT.” ARE THEY RIGHT? MY FATHER, THE LATE
DR. D. JAMES KENNEDY, ADDRESSES THAT QUESTION FROM A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE IN HIS IMPORTANT MESSAGE, “THE BANKRUPTCY OF SOCIALISM.” AND NOW MAY WE HEAR
THE WORD OF GOD AS IT IS FOUND IN
THE BOOK OF ACTS, CHAPTER FOUR BEGINNING
WITH VERSE 34. MAY WE HEAR THE
INSPIRED WORD OF GOD. AND MAY GOD SPEAK
TO US, THIS DAY, THROUGH THIS PORTION OF HIS
WORD AND MAY HIS NAME EVER BE PRAISED. AMEN. THOUGH WE HAVE SEEN THE GREATEST EXPERIMENT
IN SOCIALISM IN THE HISTORY OF THE
WORLD IN THE UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS COME TO A DISASTROUS END,
CRASH IN FLAMES AND BURN, AND BRING UTTER DISASTER AND BANKRUPTCY TO THAT NATION AND PERHAPS FAMINE, STILL SOCIALISM IS ALIVE,
THOUGH NOT WELL, IN AMERICA. WELL, WE USE OTHER NAMES
FOR IT. WE CALL IT THE “WELFARE STATE,” “A
BENEVOLENT GOVERNMENT,” BUT IT’S THE SAME THING,
REGARDLESS OF WHAT YOU CALL IT. RUS WALTON PUT IT VERY
WELL WHEN HE SAID: “GOVERNMENT IS NOT A PRODUCER;
IT IS A TAKER, A TAXER, AND A SPENDER. EVERY DOLLAR SPENT BY THE
PUBLIC SECTOR IS A DOLLAR THE GOVERNMENT MUST TAKE
FROM THE PRIVATE SECTOR, FROM THE WORKERS AND
EARNERS AND INVESTORS. THE DOLLAR
TAKEN BY THE GOVERNMENT CANNOT BE SPENT OR
INVESTED BY THAT PRODUCTIVE PRIVATE SECTION.” BUT YOU KNOW, THESE THINGS ARE
SO BENEVOLENT SOUNDING; AND THEY SOUND SO CHRISTIAN, THAT WE’RE TRYING
TO HELP PEOPLE. IT’S ALWAYS THAT
“GOOD INTENTIONS” ON THE PART OF SOME
POLITICIANS OR BUREAUCRATS THAT LEADS US INTO
THIS DISASTER. BUT THE THING WE NEED
TO UNDERSTAND IS THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS EXTRAORDINARILY WASTEFUL AND EXTRAORDINARILY INEFFICIENT AND ALSO THAT IT CREATES
FAR MORE PROBLEMS THAN IT HELPS. PROFESSOR THOMAS SOWELL
OF STANFORD UNIVERSITY, ONE OF AMERICA’S LEADING
BLACK ECONOMISTS, SAID THIS: THAT THE AMOUNT OF MONEY
NECESSARY TO LIFT EVERY MAN, WOMAN, AND CHILD IN
AMERICA ABOVE THE POVERTY LINE IS ONE-THIRD OF WHAT WE
ARE CURRENTLY SPENDING. BUT BECAUSE OF THE
INCREDIBLE WASTEFULNESS OF THE FEDERAL
GOVERNMENT, WHAT WE DO, HE SAYS, IS SIMPLY FIND THAT
THE MONEY ENDS UP IN THE POCKETS OF HIGHLY
PAID ADMINISTRATORS, CONSULTANTS AND STAFF. THE REASON THAT WERE
IN A RECESSION IS ‘CAUSE WE DON’T HAVE THE
CAPITAL TO PROVIDE THE JOBS, SO PEOPLE CAN WORK AND
EARN MONEY AND SPEND IT. WELL, BUT PEOPLE SAY, “BUT YES… BUT NEVERTHELESS, THAT’S WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS
WE OUGHT TO BE DOING. WE SHOULD BE CONCERNED ABOUT
HELPING OTHER PEOPLE.” ABSOLUTELY! BUT WE
ARE NOT DOING IT IN THE WAY THAT WE’RE TRYING TO DO IT. WE’RE HURTING PEOPLE -PUTTING PEOPLE OUT OF WORK, DESTROYING THEIR FAMILIES, DESTROYING CHILDREN, ALL
SORTS OF GHASTLY THINGS. WHAT IS SOCIALISM? IT IS EITHER THAT
THE GOVERNMENT OWNS THE MEANS OF
PRODUCTION OR CONTROLS THE MEANS OF PRODUCTION
AND DISTRIBUTION. WELL, DOES THE BIBLE
TEACH THAT? ALL SORTS OF LIBERAL CLERGYMEN SAY THAT IT DOES. AND KEEP IN MIND THAT A
LIBERAL TODAY, POLITICALLY (AND THAT TERM CHANGES
OVER THE YEARS), BUT TODAY WHAT IT MEANS
FOR THE MOST PART, WITH SOME EXCEPTIONS, IS A
SECULAR HUMANIST SOCIALIST. IT’S THIS MIND-SET
THAT IS THE LIBERAL MIND IN POLITICS TODAY. IT’S THE SAME MIND-SET
THAT DESTROYED THE COMMUNIST WORLD THAT
IS AT WORK IN AMERICA. AND FOR THE LIBERAL CLERICS,
IT IS THE SAME MIND-SET WITH A THIN VENEER OF
CHRISTIANITY SMEARED OVER IT. AND THEY’VE BEEN SAYING
FOR YEARS WE MUST ABANDON OUR FREE ENTERPRISE
SYSTEM AND WE MUST ADOPT SOCIALISM BECAUSE
THE BIBLE SAYS SO. NOW, ORDINARILY THEY
DON’T CARE A THING ABOUT WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS
ABOUT MUCH OF ANYTHING ELSE, BUT THEY GET VERY
BIBLICAL AT THIS POINT. WELL, WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY? TAKE THE DECALOGUE (THE
TEN COMMANDMENTS), “THOU SHALT NOT STEAL.” FOR TWO HUNDRED YEARS
THEOLOGIANS HAVE BEEN… FOR TWO THOUSAND
YEARS RATHER, THEOLOGIANS HAVE BEEN SAYING
THAT THAT IS A GUARANTEE BY GOD OF PRIVATE PROPERTY. GOD KNOWS THAT WE
NEED THAT PROPERTY IN ORDER THAT WE MIGHT
EXERCISE OUR STEWARDSHIP, THAT WE MIGHT BE GOOD
STEWARDS OF GOD. AS JOHN WESLEY SAID,
“MAKE AS MUCH AS YOU CAN. SAVE AS MUCH AS YOU CAN. GIVE AS MUCH AS YOU CAN.” AND IF WE WOULD DO
ALL THREE OF THOSE, WE WOULD FIND THAT OUR SOCIETY
WOULD FLOURISH INDEED. THE TENTH COMMANDMENT,
“THOU SHALT NOT COVET… THOU SHALT NOT COVET ANYTHING
THAT IS YOUR NEIGHBORS” IT’S HIS! IT IS YOUR NEIGHBORS!
IT BELONGS TO HIM. YOU ARE NEITHER TO STEAL
IT, NOR EVEN TO COVET IT. AND AGAIN A GUARANTEE
OF PRIVATE PROPERTY. BUT THEN THEY GO TO THE
PASSAGE THAT WE READ TODAY AND THEY SAY, YOU
SEE HERE, SHOWS THAT IN THE EARLY CHURCH
WHAT THEY PRACTICED WAS SOCIALISM. WELL, IS THAT TRUE?
IT MIGHT SEEM TO SOME THAT IT IS. AND CERTAINLY
IT HAS BEEN TRUMPETED THAT IT WAS. BUT I BELIEVE THAT A CLOSE
LOOK AT THAT PASSAGE WILL REVEAL THAT NOT ONLY
IS IT NOT SOCIALISM, BUT IT IS ANTITHETICAL TO SOCIALISM COMPLETELY. YOU’LL NOTICE THAT THEY
BROUGHT THE MONEY AND THEY LAID AT THE FEET OF… OF… CAESAR…
PONTIUS PILATE. NO. THEY LAID IT AT THE
FEET OF THE APOSTLES. “THE APOSTLES! HOW APPALLING,”
WOULD MARX SAY. “GIVE THE MONEY
TO THE CHURCH? WHY IT IS UNTHINKABLE! IT IS THE STATE THAT
MUST HAVE THE POWER BECAUSE THE STATE IS
GOD AND THE STATE WILL BE THE PROVIDENT PROVIDER
FOR THE NEEDS OF PEOPLE SO THEY WILL
WORSHIP THE STATE.” BUT THEY GAVE THE
MONEY TO THE CHURCH. EVERY SOCIALIST
IN THE WORLD WOULD ROLL OVER IN HIS GRAVE
AT THE SOUND OF THOSE WORDS. NO, MY FRIENDS, THIS IS
A TREMENDOUS BROADSIDE AGAINST THE SHIP OF
STATE OF SOCIALISM. AND ALL OF THEIR BASIC
PREMISES ARE DEMOLISHED RIGHT HERE IN WHAT THEY CONSIDER
THE BIBLICAL CITADEL THAT SUPPOSEDLY
TEACHES SOCIALISM. THE TRUTH IS, IT TEACHES
THE VERY OPPOSITE OF IT. THEREFORE, IT IS NOT
BIBLICAL DOCTRINE THAT WE SHOULD BE
PRACTICING SOCIALISM. CHARLES HODGE, THE GREAT PRINCETON THEOLOGIAN, SAID: “THE CONDITIONS OF THE
SUCCESS OF THIS PLAN, ON ANY LARGE SCALE, CANNOT
BE FOUND ON EARTH… IT SUPPOSES THAT MEN WILL
LABOR AS ASSIDUOUSLY WITHOUT THE STIMULUS OF
THE DESIRE TO IMPROVE THEIR CONDITION OR TO
SECURE THE WELFARE OF THEIR FAMILIES AS
THEY WILL WITH IT. IT SUPPOSES ABSOLUTE
DISINTERESTEDNESS ON THE PART OF THE MORE
WEALTHY, THE STRONGER, OR THE MORE ABLE MEMBERS
OF THE COMMUNITY. THEY MUST BE WILLING
TO FOREGO ALL PERSONAL ADVANTAGES FROM
THEIR SUPERIOR ENDOWMENTS. IT SUPPOSES PERFECT
INTEGRITY ON THE PART OF THE DISTRIBUTORS
OF THE COMMON FUND, AND A SPIRIT OF MODERATION
AND CONTENTMENT IN EACH MEMBER OF THE
COMMUNITY, TO BE SATISFIED WITH WHAT OTHERS, AND NOT
THEY THEMSELVES MAY THINK TO BE THEIR EQUITABLE SHARES… THE ATTEMPT TO INTRODUCE A
GENERAL COMMUNITY OF GOODS IN THE PRESENT
STATE OF THE WORLD, INSTEAD OF ELEVATING THE POOR,
WOULD REDUCE THE WHOLE MASS OF SOCIETY TO A COMMON LEVEL
OF BARBARISM AND POVERTY.” AND CHARLES HODGE SAID
THAT, AT PRINCETON OVER A HUNDRED YEARS AGO, -BECAUSE HIS EYE-SIGHT
WAS STRENGTHENED BY THE TEACHINGS OF
THE WORD OF GOD. AND AS WE HAVE GOTTEN
AWAY FROM THAT WORD, WE HAVE FOUND OURSELVES
MORE AND MORE WANDERING IN THE DESERT. WE NEED TO REALIZE,
MY FRIENDS, WHAT LESSONS GOD
WOULD BE TEACHING US. WE NEED TO STAND UP AND SAY,
“WE’VE HAD ENOUGH OF THIS! LOOK WHAT ATHEISM
HAS PRODUCED IN OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD.
WE DON’T WANT IT HERE! WE WANT THE
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM THAT OUR FOUNDERS GAVE TO US. WE DON’T WANT THIS
SOCIALISTIC MESS OF POTTAGE THAT YOU’RE TRYING
TO FORCE ON US. WE WANT THE FREE
ENTERPRISE SYSTEM THAT THE FOUNDERS OF THIS
COUNTRY GAVE TO US, WHICH MADE AMERICA THE STRONGEST
AND THE MOST BOUNTIFUL AND PLENTIFUL NATION THE
WORLD HAD EVER SEEN, AND WHICH IS NOW
MAKING OTHER NATIONS WHO HAVE COPIED IT THE
SAME, OR EVEN MORE SO, AS WE TURN OUR BACKS UPON IT.” AS EDMUND OPITZ SAID: “POVERTY IN A SOCIETY IS
OVERCOME BY PRODUCTIVITY, AND IN NO OTHER WAY. THERE IS NO POLITICAL
ALCHEMY WHICH CAN TRANSMUTE DIMINISHED PRODUCTION
INTO INCREASED CONSUMPTION.” AND THE MORE MONEY THAT IS TAKEN
OUT OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR, THE MORE POVERTY
THERE IS GOING TO BE. IT’S ONLY THE PRIVATE
SECTOR THAT CAN PRODUCE PRODUCTIVE JOBS AND
INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY. BUT, YOU KNOW, WE
CAN’T BLAME IT ON THE POLITICIANS… AT LEAST CERTAINLY
NOT ALL OF IT. WE OFTEN HEAR THAT
POLITICIANS ARE JUST BUYING OUR VOTES BY TAXING
AND “GIVING” US MORE THINGS. GIVING US MORE THINGS THAT THEY TAKE THE
MONEY FROM, FROM OURSELVES. THAT’S TRUE. BUT WHY ARE
THEY DOING THAT? BECAUSE WHEN THEY TRY
TO BE RESPONSIBLE, AND WHEN THEY TRY TO RESTRAIN
GOVERNMENT SPENDING, WE VOTE THEM RIGHT
OUT OF OFFICE! THE PROBLEM IS WITH OUR
OWN HEARTS, OUR OWN GREED, OUR OWN DESIRE FOR
SOMETHING FOR NOTHING -FOR MORE AND MORE AND MORE
FROM THE GOVERNMENT TROUGH. THAT’S THE PROBLEM. THAT IS WHY THE
POLITICIANS ACT THAT WAY. I’LL TELL YOU THIS, IF
YOUR EYES WERE OPENED AND YOU SAW THE COLOSSAL
WASTEFULNESS, YOU SAW THE MOUNTING
FEDERAL DEBT WHICH IS GOING TO
BE DISASTROUS, YOU SAW THE INEFFICIENCY
AND INEFFECTIVENESS OF THESE
GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS, AND YOU KNOW THAT THEY
DON’T WORK AND THEY CREATE MORE PROBLEMS THAN THEY SOLVE, WHEN A POLITICIAN TELLS YOU
HE IS GOING TO TAX MORE AND SPEND MORE, HE
WOULDN’T GET YOUR VOTE, BUT WHEN HE TOLD YOU HE
WAS GOING TO CUT TAXES AND CUT SPENDING, HE WOULD HAVE YOUR VOTE
AND HE WOULD STAY IN. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
DOESN’T HAVE ANYTHING TO BEGIN WITH. IT ALL
COMES OUT OF OUR POCKETS. MAY GOD, THROUGH THE TRUTH
OF HIS WORD, OPEN OUR EYES AND CHANGE OUR HEARTS
THAT WE MIGHT TRUST IN THE LIVING GOD AND
FOLLOW HIS PRINCIPLES. AND MY FRIENDS, UNLESS WE
TRUST IN CHRIST AS OUR SAVIOR, UNLESS WE KNOW THAT HIS
FATHER HAS PROMISED TO “PROVIDE ALL OF OUR NEEDS OUT
OF HIS RICHES IN GLORY,” WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO
LOOK TO A PROVIDENT STATE, AND WE ARE GOING TO
MOVE MORE AND MORE INTO DESPOTISM AND
SOCIALISTIC TYRANNY AND ECONOMIC RUIN
IN THIS COUNTRY. MAY WE TAKE THE LESSONS
OF THIS PAST YEAR AND BUILD ON THEM,
AND SAY, “NO MORE. WE WANT TRUE RELIGIOUS
LIBERTY AND WE WANT TRUE FINANCIAL
LIBERTY, AS WELL. AND WE WANT THE GOVERNMENT
OFF OUR BACKS!” AND GOD WILL
BLESS THIS NATION AS HE HAS NEVER DONE BEFORE. MAY WE PRAY. FATHER, LET US HAVE
EYES TO SEE THE LESSONS THAT ARE WRIT LARGE FOR
US ON THE WALL OF LIFE. LET US LEARN FROM THE
THINGS OF THIS PAST YEAR AND NOT WANDER AS
BLIND DUMB SHEEP, NOT KNOWING WHERE
WE ARE GOING AND WHY THINGS ARE
HAPPENING TO US. LET US SEE THE
PRINCIPLES OF YOUR WORD. AND MOST OF ALL, LET US
SEE THE LOVE OF CHRIST, WHO ALONE CAN DELIVER
US FROM WANT AND FEAR AND GRANT US THE CONFIDENCE AND JOY THAT HE ALONE CAN GIVE. IN HIS NAME. AMEN HAVE YOU COME TO TRUST IN
CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR AS DR. KENNEDY SPOKE OF? IF NOT, I WOULD URGE YOU RIGHT NOW TO PLACE YOUR TRUST IN HIM. YOU SEE, NO GOVERNMENT CAN
DO FOR US WHAT CHRIST HAS ALREADY DONE. ONLY JESUS CHRIST OFFERS
THE FREE GIFT OF ETERNAL LIFE PAID FOR WITH HIS
DEATH ON THE CROSS. HE PURCHASED A PLACE FOR
US IN HEAVEN WHICH HE OFFERS TO US TO YOU EVEN
NOW AS A FREE GIFT. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO
RECEIVE THIS GIFT, WE CAN GO TO GOD TOGETHER IN
PRAYER RIGHT NOW, SAYING, “LORD, JESUS CHRIST, I
KNOW THAT I AM A SINNER IN NEED OF A SAVIOR. PLEASE FORGIVE MY SINS AND
CLEANSE ME AND MAKE ME BRAND NEW. THANK YOU FOR GRANTING
ME ETERNAL LIFE LIFE FOREVER WITH
YOU IN HEAVEN. IN YOUR NAME
I PRAY, AMEN.” I HOPE YOU PRAYED THAT
PRAY AND MEANT IT. AND IF YOU DID, THEN YOU’VE
BEGUN A JOURNEY THAT WILL TAKE YOU ALL THE
WAY TO PARADISE. TO HELP YOU IN THAT
JOURNEY WE WOULD LOVE TO SEND YOU BEGINNING AGAIN, A
BOOK WRITTEN BY DR. KENNEDY. IN IT YOU’LL LEARN HOW TO
STAY RIGHT WITH GOD, HOW TO READ AND STUDY THE
BIBLE, WHICH IS SOMETHING EVERY BELIEVER NEEDS TO DO,
AND YOU’LL LEARN HOW TO PRAY. THERE’S MUCH MORE IN HERE
SO CONTACT US TODAY AND ASK FOR BEGINNING AGAIN. JUST WRITE TO OUR ADDRESS,
OR CALL OUR TOLL-FREE NUMBER. OR LOG ON TO
TRUTHINACTION.ORG. GOD BLESS YOU! AS MY FATHER EMPHASIZED
IN THE MESSAGE YOU JUST HEARD, SOCIALISM
IS NOT THE ANSWER. FROM A BIBLICAL
PERSPECTIVE, IT ENCOURAGES ENVY AND COVETOUSNESS,
AND IT ACTUALLY STIFLES ECONOMIC GROWTH
AND INNOVATION. YET EVEN IN AMERICA
TODAY, SOME FORM OF SOCIALISM OR ANOTHER IS
PERSISTENTLY OFFERED AS THE CURE TO ALL OUR ILLS. AND UNFORTUNATELY, EVEN
MANY CHRISTIANS VOTE FOR IT. AS THE OLD SAYING GOES,
“IF YOU’RE GOING TO ROB PETER TO PAY PAUL, YOU CAN
ALWAYS COUNT ON PAUL’S VOTE.” BUT IN REALITY,
REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH AND CUTTING THE LINK BETWEEN
WORK AND INCOME PROVES HARMFUL TO THE HEALTH OF
A NATION AND ITS PEOPLE. AND YET, OUR
RULERS IN WASHINGTON CONTINUE TO NUDGE US
TOWARD SOCIALISM, AS THE GOVERNMENT
TAKES OVER HEALTH CARE, BUYS MAJOR CHUNKS OF
FAILING CORPORATIONS, AND PENALIZES EMPLOYERS
THROUGH REGULATION AND TAXATION IN THE
NAME OF FAIRNESS. TO UNDERSTAND THE DANGER,
WE NEED TO LOOK AT THE ROOTS. TODAY, WE INVESTIGATE THE
RISE OF SOCIALISM IN THE 20TH CENTURY-AND WHAT THE
LONG SHADOW OF KARL MARX HAS REALLY LEFT BEHIND. KARL MARX WAS AN IMMENSELY INFLUENTIAL THINKER. THE MAIN IDEA OF
SOCIALISM IS THAT YOU DO AWAY WITH
PRIVATE PROPERTY. PRIVATE PROPERTY WAS
THE ESSENCE OF EVIL. DAVID HOROWITZ WRITER
AND POLICY ADVOCATE GREW UP IN AN AMERICAN
COMMUNIST HOUSEHOLD. WHAT MARXISM WAS AND IS
AND WHAT COMMUNISM IS IS A CRYPTO-RELIGION. …REDEMPTION DOESN’T COME ABOUT
THROUGH A DIVINE SAVIOR; IT COMES ABOUT THROUGH HUMAN AGENTS, THROUGH THE STATE. …AT THE ROOT OF THIS IDEA THAT YOU CAN MAKE A PERFECT SOCIETY HERE IN THIS WORLD YOU CAN
MAKE A HEAVEN ON EARTH. AND THAT’S JUST A FALSE IDEA. JOSHUA MURAVCHIK, AUTHOR OF HEAVEN ON EARTH, THE RISE
AND FALL OF SOCIALISM. THE FLAW IN THE IDEA
AT THE BEGINNING IS TO SUPPOSE THAT HUMAN
NATURE IS ONLY MATERIAL AND TO COMPLETELY DOWNPLAY
BOTH THE SPIRITUAL AND THE INTELLECTUAL
SIDE OF HUMAN BEINGS. THE SCRIPTURE IS VERY
CLEAR ON THE NATURE OF MAN. DAVID NOEBEL, THE
FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR OF SUMMIT MINISTRIES HAS
WRITTEN EXTENSIVELY ON COMPETING WORLD VIEWS. THE WHOLE MARXIST-LENINIST
WORLD VIEW AND THE CHRISTIAN WORLD VIEW ARE AT ODDS ON NEARLY
EVERY POINT BECAUSE ONE IS THEISTIC AND
ONE IS ATHEISTIC. MARX GREW UP IN A
HOUSEHOLD IN WHICH RELIGION REALLY WAS
KIND OF HYPOCRITICAL, BECAUSE THEY
WERE PRACTICING RELIGION THAT THEY WERE
FORCED TO PRACTICE, NOT THAT THEY EMBRACED
IN THEIR HEARTS. KARL MARX WAS, IN FACT,
A HARD-CORE ATHEIST THROUGH HIS UNIVERSITY EDUCATION AND COMING INTO CONTACT WITH THE LEFT-WING OF THAT TIME, WHICH WAS BASICALLY ANTI-GOD, ANTI-CHRIST,
ANTI-RELIGION. ENGELS, HIS PARTNER, CAME FROM
A VERY DIFFERENT BACKGROUND. HE GREW UP IN A
VERY RELIGIOUS TOWN …AND SINCE THEIR
DEEPEST COMMITMENT WAS THEIR RELIGIOUS FAITH, HE MADE THAT THE NUMBER ONE ISSUE OF HIS REBELLION. THEY CAME TO SOCIALISM
NOT PRIMARILY THROUGH THEIR ANALYSIS OF
POLITICS AND ECONOMICS, BUT AS VERY YOUNG MEN IN THEIR ANGRY ANALYSIS OF RELIGION. “WE WANT TO SWEEP AWAY EVERYTHING THAT CLAIMS TO BE SUPERNATURAL AND SUPERHUMAN…
FOR THAT REASON WE HAVE ONCE AND FOR ALL DECLARED WAR ON RELIGION AND RELIGIOUS IDEAS…” – FREDERICK ENGELS – CO-AUTHOR COMMUNIST MANIFEST MARX ARGUED THAT ALL
RELIGION WAS SUPERSTITION, THAT IT WAS JUST HOCUS
POCUS, MUMBO JUMBO. …IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE IN A GOD WHO REDEEMS IN AN AFTERLIFE, THEN YOU WILL BELIEVE
IN GODS IN THIS LIFE, AND THAT IS THE MOST
DANGEROUS BELIEF OF ALL. THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO WAS WRITTEN BY MARX AND ENGELS IN 1848 AS THE PLATFORM FOR
THE, COMMUNIST REVOLUTION. SO THERE SHOULD BE NO MISREPRESENTATION OF WHAT MARXIST
SOCIALISM IS, BECAUSE HE HAS IDENTIFIED
IT FOR US IN WRITING. THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO
IS AN EVIL DOCUMENT … IT OPENS WITH THE SENTENCE, “THE HISTORY OF ALL HITHERTO EXISTING SOCIETIES IS THE HISTORY OF
CLASS STRUGGLE.” IT’S AN INCITEMENT
TO WAR, CIVIL WAR. THE MANIFESTO LAID OUT A BLUEPRINT OR PLAN OF ACTION THAT WOULD USHER IN
THEIR CLASSLESS SOCIETY. THE PLAN INCLUDED
SUCH THINGS AS: ABOLITION OF PRIVATE PROPERTY, A HEAVY PROGRESSIVE OR
GRADUATED INCOME TAX, CENTRALIZATION OF CREDIT BY MEANS OF A NATIONAL BANK, STATE CONTROLLED MEDIA, FACTORIES OWNED BY THE STATE. IN THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO, …KARL MARX DECIDED HOW
TO DESTROY TWO THINGS: DESTROY GOD AND
DESTROY CAPITALISM. THE LATE CHUCK COLSON CULTURAL COMMENTATOR, AND AUTHOR. …WHEN YOU DEPART FROM THE
BIBLE AND YOU THINK THAT YOUR GUIDELINES ARE
TO FULFILL GOD’S WILL AND YOU COME UP WITH YOUR OWN
HUMANISTIC UNDERSTANDING, WHETHER YOU CALL IT
MARXISM OR FREUDIANISM OR ANY OF THE ‘ISMS’ WHICH ALL LIE IN THE ASH HEAP
OF HISTORY AT THE MOMENT, WHAT YOU’RE DOING IS LEADING PEOPLE INTO TYRANNY. IN 1917 VLADIMIR LENIN ROSE TO POWER AND LED
THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION. LENIN AFFIRMED “THE PHILOSOPHICAL BASIS OF MARXISM IS… A MATERIALISM WHICH IS ABSOLUTELY ATHEISTIC AND POSITIVELY
HOSTILE TO ALL RELIGION.” WHEN MARX WAS PUT INTO PRACTICE IN THE BOLSHEVIK
REVOLUTION OF 1917, THE FIRST ONES TO FEEL IT
WERE THE CHRISTIANS AND THE CHRISTIAN CHURCHES. AND THEY DESTROYED 100,000 RUSSIAN CHURCHES. THEY WERE BURNED. THEY WERE
TURNED INTO MUSEUMS OF ATHEISM. THIS WAS ONLY THE BEGINNING
OF THE ATROCITIES OF THEIR REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT. … PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS WORRIED
ABOUT CHRISTIANITY BEING A PERDITIOUS
INFLUENCE IN SOCIETY. LOOK AT WHAT ATHEISTIC
HUMANISTIC SYSTEMS HAVE DONE OVER THE
LAST TWO CENTURIES. THIS IS ALL BASED ON A
SOCIALIST EXPERIMENT, WHICH PEOPLE NEED
TO UNDERSTAND. IN FACT, THE DEATH TOLL
OF THE WHOLE 20TH CENTURY IS BASICALLY A
SOCIALISTIC EXPERIMENT. NAZISM WAS SOCIALISTIC,
FASCISM WAS SOCIALISTIC, COMMUNISM WAS SOCIALISTIC, AND THOSE THREE ALONE
WHERE THE DEATH TOLL JUST WENT INTO
TENS OF MILLIONS. SOCIALISM HAS PROVED ITSELF TO BE BANKRUPT BUT IT’S NOT DIEING OUT IN THE INTELLECTUAL WORLD. BASICALLY, WHERE WE ARE
TODAY IN OUR COUNTRY, IS THAT WE HAVE DECIDED,
FOR SOME REASON, IN SPITE OF ALL OF THE SOCIALISTIC FAILURES OF THE 20TH CENTURY, WE
ARE STILL TOYING WITH A SOCIALISTIC IDEA THAT
WE’RE SOME HOW GOING TO FIND A POLITICAL UTOPIA IN
PARADISE VIA SOCIALISM. EVERY TIME THE STATE INCREASES ITS POWER, WE LOSE OUR FREEDOM. WE ARE WATCHING THE ENCROACHING FORCES OF SECULARISM, WE ARE WATCHING YOU
SYSTEMATICALLY STRIP AWAY OUR LIBERTIES ONE BY ONE,
WE ARE WATCHING YOU TRY TO PREVENT THE RELIGIOUS
INFLUENCE IN PUBLIC LIFE. IT SHOULD BE OF GREAT
CONCERN TO EVERYONE WHO IS INTERESTED IN WHERE
WE ARE GOING AS A COUNTRY. OUR WAY OF CHANGING THE
SYSTEM IS YOU VOTE. THEIR WAY OF
CHANGING THE SYSTEM IS VIOLENCE AND ANY
MEANS NECESSARY. I THINK THAT WE’RE IN
A PERIOD WHERE WE HAVE A GREAT CHANCE TO TAKE
BACK A LOT OF TERRITORY, BUT I THINK THAT IT’S GONNA
BE A VERY BIG BATTLE. THE COLLAPSE OF THE BERLIN
WALL SHOULD’VE BEEN THE END OF SOCIALISM. BUT UNBELIEVABLY, MANY IN
OUR OWN GOVERNMENT HAVE ENACTED A FEDERAL TAKEOVER
OF HEALTH CARE AND HAVE BIG PLANS FOR AN
ALL-CONTROLLING, ALL-CONSUMING
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. BUT THIS DEADLY COURSE
CAN AND MUST BE REVERSED! THE DESTRUCTION THAT
SOCIALISM BRINGS CAN BE AVOIDED IN AMERICA, BUT WE
MUST WAKE UP AND STAND UP NOW. 2014 IS AN ELECTION
YEAR-AND WE NEED LEADERS WHO UNDERSTAND THE
TRUE BIBLICAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL
ROLE OF GOVERNMENT. IN CONTRAST
TO SOCIALISM AND COMMUNISM WHICH ARE
ULTIMATELY BASED ON AN ANTI-GOD PHILOSOPHY THE
FOUNDERS OF AMERICA EVEN THOSE WHO WEREN’T
PERSONALLY BORN AGAIN SAW THAT THE
PURPOSE OF GOVERNMENT IS TO PROTECT OUR
GOD-GIVEN RIGHTS. BUT SO FEW PEOPLE TODAY
SEEM TO BE AWARE OF OUR NATION’S ROOTS. ONE OF D. JAMES KENNEDY’S GREAT
PASSIONS WAS TO HELP US UNDERSTAND AMERICA’S
TRUE HERITAGE. HE HELPED REAWAKEN
CHRISTIANS TO THE BIBLICAL WORLD VIEW HELD BY
AMERICA’S FOUNDING FATHERS. THAT’S MORE NEEDED TODAY
THAN EVER, WHICH IS WHY WE’VE PRODUCED HARD-HITTING NEW DVD BUNDLE CALLED, THE BIBLE AND THE PRESIDENTS. THIS FOUR-DVD SET CONTAINS
SOME OF DR. KENNEDY’S MOST IMPORTANT MESSAGES ON
SEVERAL OF THE LEADERS WHO MADE THIS NATION GREAT:
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ABRAHAM LINCOLN. THERE’S BEEN SO MUCH
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SPREAD ABOUT THESE MEN. HEAR THE TRUTH FROM
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