Devoted to the Propagation and Defense of New Testament Christianity
June 27, 1983

Communism And Christianity

J. David Tant

Although many people tend to think of Communism as merely a political philosophy, it is also a religion — a false religion which is of vital concern to any believer in God. It must be treated as any other false religion. It is a religion of man, just as surely as the Catholic religion, the Mormon religion, or Christian Science are religions of human origin. Whereas the Jewish religion, for example, denies the divinity of Jesus Christ as the Son of God, the Communist religion goes beyond that and denies the very existence of the whole Divinity. It is a "no-God" or "atheistic" religion.

Of deep concern to Christians is the attitude of the Communists toward Christianity. It is essential that Christians be aware of this attitude, for it will serve as a warning to them to strengthen them and prepare them for what can be expected should Communism ever achieve its goal of world domination. The following quotation is taken from a funeral speech made by Gus Hall, General Secretary of the American Communist Party:

"I dream of the hour when the last congressman is strangled to death on the guts of the last preacher — and since the Christians seem to love to sing about the blood, why not give them a little of it — slit the throats of their children and drag them over the mourner's bench and the pulpit, and allow them to drown in their own blood; and then see whether they enjoy singing these hymns."

This incredible quotation is from an editorial by Tom Anderson in the Farm and Ranch. They were spoken by Gus Hall at the funeral of Eugene Dennis in February, 1961. If Communists are so bold and arrogant now, what will the end be if they should ever gain full power? It is hard to conceive that any one who has any sort of belief in God would lend aid or encouragement in any shape or form to this godless and blasphemous doctrine of Satan, but many Americans who call themselves "Christians" are doing that very thing in the guise of "freedom of thought." In contrast with that are the words of David: "Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way." (Psalm 119:104)

Let us fight this "ism" as we are to fight every "ism" that is contrary to the doctrine of Christ. But let us also strengthen ourselves spiritually that we might endure to the end if perchance bodily persecution should ever come upon us. "Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial among you, which cometh upon you to prove you, as though a strange thing happened unto you: but insomuch as ye are partakers of Christ's suffering, rejoice, that at the revelation of his glory also ye may rejoice with exceeding joy. If ye are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are ye; because the spirit of glory and the spirit of God resteth upon you....But if a man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God in this name:" (1 Peter 4:12,16)

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