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Continuing with Richard Wurmbrand‘s book, Marx and Satan, Chapter 8 recounts satanic masses which the Communists held.

He also tells us what oaths satanists take during initiation rites.  We may think that this has little to do with us, however, we will find that these ancient oaths have become, surprisingly, today’s familiar slogans.  In fact, one was actively promoted in 1968 by the German student in Paris who is now a French (Green) politician in the European Parliament, Daniel Cohn-Bendit, who, earlier in his career, was a teacher’s aide, preoccupied with children’s sexuality.  Note that in 2008, a New York Times article lauded Cohn-Bendit’s prominent role in the 1968 student demonstrations (at the same link).  Cohn-Bendit probably did not stumble on these oaths by chance — only a few years before he had been a member of an anarchist society. After the student demonstrations, France deported him to Germany (still possible in those days), where he ended up working at the Karl Marx bookstore in Frankfurt.  It was at that time that he started work in the crèche.

On a personal note, I recognise from my own acquaintance a number of people who believe that kindness and gentleness are signs of weakness, something to be laughed at and taken advantage of.  I find this type of thinking more common, especially among those under the age of 30.  It is chilling to encounter.  Also note the empathy on the part of many governments and ‘experts’ who are more empathetic towards addicts, cheats and criminals than they are to sober, law-abiding, self-reliant taxpayers.  We are all being influenced — through schools and the media — to accept sin and aberration as normal and to view the normal as somehow deficient or repressiveThis chapter helps to explain why.

But, it’s also worth noting how Marx’s thinking has helped to shape postmodern society, with its moral and intellectual relativism: think and do what you like — there are no absolute truths.  I know a number of clergy and lay pastors who agree! 

Although this chapter begins on page 65, the following excerpts come from pages 68 – 73 of the book, available for free on Scribd. Subheads are as in the original, text emphases are mine.

Chapter Eight – Angels of Light

Public black masses are rare today, but Stefan Zweig in his biography of Fouché describes one held in Lyon during the French Revolution.

A revolutionary, Chaber, had been killed, and the black mass was celebrated in his honor. On that day crucifixes were torn from all the altars and priestly robes were confiscated. A huge crowd of men carrying a bust of the revolutionary descended on the marketplace. Three proconsuls were there to honor Chaber, “the God-Savior who died for the people.”

The crowd carried chalices, holy images, and utensils used in the mass. Behind them was an ass wearing a bishops mitre on its head. A crucifix and a Bible had been tied to its tail …

The Russian magazine Iunii Kommunist describes in detail a Satanist mass in which bread and wine, mixed with dung and tears taken from operating on the eyes of a living cock, are “transubstantiated” into the alleged body and blood of Lucifer …

The Communist magazine continues:

In this devilish antiworld, which externally is completely like ours, man must reply with evil to every success in life.

Then it brazenly affirms the following as the slogan of Satanism: “Satan is not the foe of man. He is Life, Love, Light.”

This insidious material is presented in a subtle manner as if to provide information, but its real aim is to arouse the reader’s morbid curiosity, with ravaging effects …

During the initiation ceremony for the third degree in the Satanist church, the initiate has to take the oath, “I will always do only what I will.” In other words, there is no authority beyond the polluted self. This is an open denial of Gods commandment, “… seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, afterwhich you used to go a whoring” (Numbers 15:39)

Marxists appeal to the basest passions, stirring up envy toward the rich and violence toward everyone. “It is the evil side which makes history,” wrote Marx, and he played a major role in shaping history.

Revolutions do not cause love to triumph. Rather, killing becomes a mania. In the Russian and Chinese revolutions, after the Communists had murdered tens of millions of innocents, they could not stop murdering and brutally killed one another.

Is everything permitted?

The Satanist cult is very old, older than Christianity. The prophet Isaiah might have had it in view when he wrote, “We have turned every one to his own way, and the Lord has laid on him (the Savior) the iniquity of us all” (Isaiah 53:6).

True religious feeling is at the opposite pole. Certain Hassidic rabbis never said “I,” because they considered it a pronoun that belonged only to God. His will is binding on human behavior.

By contrast, when a man or woman is initiated into the seventh degree of Satanism, he swears that his principle will be, “Nothing is true, and everything is permitted.” When Marx filled out a quiz game for his daughter, he answered the question “Which is your favorite principle?” with the words, “Doubt every thing.”

Marx wrote in The Communist Manifesto that his aim was the abolition not only of all religions, but also of all morals, which would make everything permissible.

It was with a sense of horror that I read the mystery of the seventh degree of Satanism inscribed on a poster at the University of Paris during the 1968 riots. It had been simplified to the formula, “It is forbidden to forbid,” which is the natural consequence of “Nothing is true, and everything is permissible.”

The youth obviously did not realize the stupidity of the formula. If it is forbidden to forbid, it must also be forbidden to forbid forbidding. If everything is permissible, forbidding is permissible, too.

Young people think that permissiveness means liberty. Marxists know better. To them, the formula means that it is forbidden to forbid cruel dictatorships like those in Red China and the Soviet Union.

Dostoyevski had said it already: “If there is no God, everything is permitted.” If there is no God, our instincts are free. The ultimate expression of this kind of liberty is hatred. Whoever is free in this sense considers loving-kindness a weakness of the spirit.

Engels said, “Generalized love of men is absurdity.” The anarchist thinker Max Stirner, author of The I and I is Property and one of Marx’s friends, wrote, “I am legitimately authorized to do everything I am capable of.”

Communism is collective demon-possession. Solzhenitsyn in The Gulag Archipelago reveals some of its horrid a results in the souls a[n]d lives of people.

The Mythical Marx

Let me say again that I am conscious that the evidence I have given to date may be considered circumstantial. But what I have written is enough to show that what Marxists say about Karl Marx is a myth. He is not prompted by concern for the poverty of his fellowmen, for which revolution was the only solution. He did not love the proletariat, but called them “nuts,” “stupid,” “asses,” “rascals,” even obscenities. He did not even love his comrades in the fight for communism. He called Freiligrath “the swine,” Lassalle “Jewish n—er,” Bakunin “a theoretical zero.”

A Lieutenant Tchekhov, a fighter in the revolution of 1848 who spent nights drinking with Marx, commented that Marx’s narcissism had devoured everything good that had been in him.

Marx certainly did not love mankind. Giuseppe Mazzini, who knew him well, wrote that he had “a destructive spirit. His heart bursts with hatred rather than with love toward men.”

Mazzini was himself a “Carbonari.” This organization, founded in 1815 by Maghella, a Genoan Freemason, declared its “final aim to be that of Voltaire and of the French Revolution – the complete annihilation of Catholicism and ultimately of Christianity.” It began as an Italian operation, but subsequently developed a broader European orientation.

Though Mazzini was critical of Marx, he maintained his friendship with him. The Jewish Encyclopedia says that Mazzini and Marx were entrusted with the task of preparing the address and the constitution of the First International. This means that they were birds of the same feather, though they sometimes pecked at each other.

I know of no testimonies from Marx’s contemporaries that contradict Mazzini’s evaluation. Marx the loving man is a myth constructed only after his death

Marx did not hate religion because it stood in the way of the happiness of mankind. On the contrary, he simply wanted to make mankind unhappy in this world and throughout eternity. He proclaimed this as his ideal. His avowed aim was the destruction of religion. Socialism, concern for the proletariat, humanism these were only pretexts.

After Marx had read The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin, he wrote a letter to Lassalle in which he exults that God– in the natural sciences at least– had been given “the death blow.” What idea, then, preempted all others in Marx’s mind? Was it the plight of the poor proletariat? If so, of what possible value was Darwin’s theory? The only tenable conclusion is that Marx’s chief aim was the destruction of religion.

The good of the workers was only a pretense. Where proletarians do not fight for Socialist ideals, Marxists will exploit racial differences or the so-called generation gap. The main thing is, religion must be destroyed.

Marx believed in hell. And his program, the driving force in his life, was to send men to hell.

Robin Goodfellow

Marx wrote,

In the signs that bewilder the middle class, the aristocracy, a[n]d the prophets of regression, we recognize our brave friend, Robin Goodfellow, the old mole that can work in the earth so fast – the revolution.

Scholars who have read this apparently never looked into the identity of this Robin Goodfellow, Marx’s brave friend, the worker for revolution.

The sixteenth-century evangelist William Tyndale used Robin Goodfellow as a name for the Devil. Shakespeare in his Midsummer Night’s Dream called him “the knavish spirit that misleads night wanderers, laughing at their harm.”

Thus, according to Marx, considered the father of communism, a demon was the author of the Communist revolution and was his personal friend.

Lenin’s Tomb

In his revelation to St. John, Jesus said something very mysterious to the church in Pergamos (a city in Asia Minor): “I know … where thou dwellest, even where Satan’s seat is” (Revelation 2:13). Pergamos was apparently a center of the Satanist cult in that period. Now the world-famous Baedecker tourist guidebooks for Berlin state that the Island Museum contained the Pergamos altar of Zeus until 1944. German archaeologists had excavated it, and it had been in the center of the Nazi capital during Hitler’sSatanist regime.

But the saga of the seat of Satan is not yet over. Svenska Dagbladet (Stockholm) for January 27, 1948 reveals that:

1. The Soviet army, after the conquest of Berlin, carried off the Pergamos altar from Germany to Moscow. This tremendous structure measures 127 feet long by 120 feet wide by forty feet high.

Surprisingly, the altar has not been exhibited in any Soviet museum

We have already indicated that men in the top echelons of the Soviet hierarchy practiced Satanist rituals. Did they reserve the Pergamos altar for their private use? There are many unanswered questions. Suffice it to say that objects of such high archaeological value usually do not disappear, but are the pride of museums.

2. The architect, Stjusev, who built Lenin’s mausoleum, used this altar of Satan as a model for the mausoleum in 1924.

Many visitors wait in line every day to visit this sanctuary of Satan in which Lenin’s mummy lies in state. Religious leaders of the whole world pay their homage to the Marxist “patron saint” in this monument erected to Satan.

The Satanist temple at Pergamos was only one of the many of its kind. Why did Jesus single it out? Probably not because of the minor role it played at that time. Rather, His words were prophetic. He spoke about nazism and communism, through which this altar would be honored.

It is worth noting with irony that on the grave of Lenin’s father there stood a cross with the inscription “The light of Christ illuminates all” and a multitude of Bible verses.

Tomorrow: Chapter Nine – Whom Will We Serve?

In the continuing series on the late Lutheran pastor Richard Wurmbrand‘s Marx and Satan, we find out today why Marxism is constructed the way it is and the influence Marx’s friend Moses Hess (mentioned in Chapters 2 and 3) had on shaping it — including its international character, its devaluing of mankind, its anti-Semitism and, sorry to say it, the primacy of interracial conflict. It explains much about our socio-political difficulties in today’s world.

We’ll also discover who else was alive in Marx’s day and what the social climate was like in Russia.  It was not much different from today’s, in many ways.

I share with Wurmbrand his idea that one cannot be a good Christian without caring about the Jewish people.  It is for this reason that I am suspicious of mainstream Protestant churches which denounce Israel in favour of the Palestinian people.  This isn’t to say that one is ‘good’ and the other ‘bad’, just that the more left-wing our churches become, the less likely we are to support the Jews.  A controversial position to take, especially here in Europe, but so be it.  The other thing I notice is that no one talks about men’s souls anymore;  I theorise that the influence of cultural Marxism on our churches is a contributing factor.  You’ll see why in this post.

Today’s excerpts from the book, free on Scribd, come from pages 54 – 65.  Subheads are in the original text.  Bold emphases in the body of the text are mine.

Chapter Seven – Marx, Darwin and Revolution

Marx and Darwin

… The Bible teaches that God created man in His own image (Genesis 1:26). Up to the time of Marx, man continued to be considered as “the crown of creation.” Marx was Satan’s chosen tool to make man lose his self-esteem, his conviction that he comes from high places and is meant to return to them. Marxism is the first systematic and detailed philosophy which drastically reduces the notion of man.

According to Marx, man is primarily a belly which has to be filled and refilled constantly. The prevailing interests of man are economic in nature; he produces in order to satisfy his needs. For this purpose, he enters into social relationships with others. This is the basis of society, what Marx calls the infrastructure. Marriage, love, art, science, religion, philosophy, everything other than the needs of the belly, are all superstructure, determined in the last analysis by the state of the belly.

No wonder Marx praised Darwin’s book The Descent of Man, another masterstroke which makes men forget their divine origin and divine purpose. Darwin said that man springs from the animal world.

Man was dethroned by these two. Satan could not dethrone God, so he devalued man. Man was shown to be the progeny of animals and a mere servant to his intestines …

(It was not Darwin’s original intent to harm religion. He had written, “There is a grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one.” In order to make his position more emphatic, Darwin inserted the phrase “by the Creator” after “breathed” in the second edition. It remained there in all the succeeding editions he published.)

Later Freud would complete the work of these two giants, reducing man basically to a sex urge, sometimes sublimated in politics, art, or religion. It was the Swiss psychologist Carl Gustav Jung who returned to the Biblical doctrine that the religious impulse is man’s basic urge.

The age of Marx was a time of Satanist ferment in many spheres of life. The Russian poet Sologub wrote, “My father is the Devil.” Another Russian poet, Briusov, said, “I glorify equally the Lord and the Devil.”

Marx was a child of the time that gave us Nietzsche (Hitler’s and Mussolini’s favorite philosopher), Max Stirner, an extreme anarchist, and Oscar Wilde, the first theoretician of freedom for homosexuality, a vice which today has met with acceptance even among the clergy.

Satanic forces prepared Russia for the victory of Marxism. The time of the revolution was a period when love, goodwill, and healthy feeling were considered mean and retrograde. Girls hid their innocence and husbands their faithfulness. Destruction was praised as good taste, neurasthenia as the sign of a fine mind. This was the theme of new writers who burst on the scene out of obscurity. Men invented vices and perversions, and were fastidious in their avoidance of being thought moral …

Beyond the intellectual turmoil of the nineteenth century can be traced the influence of the French Revolution, which was spiritually very much akin to the Russian cataclysm of the twentieth century.

During the upheaval in France, Anarchasis Clootz, a leading French revolutionary and Illuminatus, declared himself to be “the personal enemy of Jesus Christ.” He proclaimed before the Convention of November 17, 1792, “The people is the sovereign and the god of the world…. Only fools believe in any other God, in a Supreme Being.” The Convention then issued a decree proclaiming “the nullification of all religions.”

For those of us who take seriously the words of the Lord’s Prayer, “Deliver us from evil,” the meaning is clear: we implore a loving God to protect us and society around us from false doctrine, from pernicious art that accustoms us to evil under the guise of beauty, and from immorality in life. Then we need have no fear of the Devil’s snares.

Moses Hess’s False Zionism

To complete the picture, we will consider Moses Hess, the man who converted Marx and Engels to the Socialist ideal.

There is a tombstone in Israel inscribed with the words, “Moses Hess, founder of the German Social-Democrat Party.” Hess expounds his beliefs in the Red Catechism for the German People:

What is black? Black is the clergy…. These theologians are the worst aristocrats…. The clergyman teaches the princes to oppress the people in the name of God. Secondly, he teaches the people to allow themselves to be oppressed and exploited in God’s name. Thirdly and principally, he provides for himself with God’s help a splendid life on earth, while the people are advised to wait for heaven.

The Red flag symbolizes the permanent revolution until the completed victory of the working classes in all civilized countries: the Red republic…. The Socialist revolution is my religion…. The workers, when they have conquered one country, must help their brethren in the rest of the world.

This was Hess’ religion when he first issued the Catechism.  In the second edition, he added a few chapters. This time the same religion, i.e., the Socialist revolution, uses Christian language in order to accredit itself with believers. Together with the propaganda of revolution, there are indeed a few nice words about Christianity as a religion of love and humanity. But its message must be made clearer: its hell must not be on earth and its heaven beyond. The Socialist society will be the true fulfillment of Christianity. Thus Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.

After Hess convinced Marx and Engels of the Socialist idea … an interesting development took place in Hess’ life. He who had founded modern socialism also founded an entirely different movement, a specific brand of Zionism.

Thus Hess, founder of a socialism whose aim was to “chase God from heaven,” was also founder of a diabolic type of Zionism that was to destroy godly Zionism, the Zionism of love, understanding, and concord with surrounding nations. He who taught Marx the importance of class struggle wrote in 1862 these surprising words: “Race struggle is primary, class struggle is secondary.”

As we reject Satanic Marxism, so also must every responsible Jew or Christian reject this diabolical perversion of Zionism.

Hess claims Jerusalem for the Jews, but without Jesus, the King of the Jews. What need has Hess of Jesus? He writes,

Every Jew has the making of a Messiah in himself, every Jewess that of a Mater Dolorosa in herself.

For Hess, Jesus is “a Jew, whom the heathen deified as their Savior.” Neither Hess nor the Jews seem to need Him for themselves.

Hess does not wish to be saved himself, and for an individual to seek personal sanctification is “Indo-German,” he says. The aim of the Jews, according to him, must be “a Messianic state,” “to prepare mankind for the revelation of the divine essence,” which means, as he acknowledges in his Red Catechism, to wage the Socialist revolution through racial and class struggle.

Moses Hess, who allotted to his idol Marx the task of putting an end to medieval religion, replacing it with the religion of Socialistrevolution, writes these amazing words: “I have always been edified by Hebrew prayers” … Jewish prayers can be misused in a blasphemous sense, just as Christian prayers are perverted in Satanist ritual.

Hess had taught Marx that socialism was inseparable from internationalism. Marx writes in his Communist Manifesto that the proletariat has no fatherland. In his Red Catechism Hess mocks the fatherland notion of the Germans, and he would have done the same with the fatherland notion of any other European nation. Hess criticized the Erfurt program of the German Social-Democrat Party for its unconditional recognition of the national principle. But Hess is an internationalist with a difference: Jewish patriotism must remain. He writes,

Whoever denies Jewish nationalism is not only an apostate, a renegade in the religious sense, but a traitor to his people and to his family. Should it prove true that the emancipation of the Jews is incompatible with Jewish nationalism, then the Jew must sacrifice emancipation…. The Jew must be, above all, a Jewish patriot.

Hess does not state his thoughts clearly; therefore it is difficult to evaluate them. It is enough to know that according to him, “the Christian world views Jesus as a Jewish saint who became a pagan man.” It is enough for us to read in his book, “We today long for a far more comprehensive salvation than that which Christianity was ever able to offer.” FromThe Red Catechism it follows that this more comprehensive salvation is the Socialist revolution.

It could be added that Hess was not only the original source of Marxism and the man who attempted to create an anti-God Zionism, but also the predecessor of the liberation theology currently endorsed in the World Council of Churches and Catholicism. One and the same man, who is almost unknown, has been the mouthpiece of three Satanic movements: communism; a racist, hateful brand of Zionism; and a theology of revolution.

No one can be a Christian without loving the Jews. Jesus was Jewish, as were the virgin Mary and all the apostles. The Bible is Jewish. The Lord has said, “Salvation is of the Jews” (John 4:22). Hess, on the other hand, exalted the Jews as though he consciously wanted to create a violent anti-Jewish reaction. He said that his religion was that of Socialist revolution. The clergy of all “other” religions were crooks. Revolution was the only religion for which Hess had a high regard

Hess speaks persistently in religious terms, but he does not believe in God. He writes that “our God is nothing more than the human race united in love.” The way to arrive at such a union is the Socialist revolution, in which tens of millions of specimens of his beloved mankind will be tortured and killed.

It is useless and inefficient to elevate the people to real freedom and to make them participate in the goods of existence, without freeing them from spiritual slavery, i.e., from religion

The Satanic depths of communism can be understood only by knowing the kind of man Moses Hess was, for he influenced Marx and Engels, with whom he founded the First International, as well as Bakunin. Without a knowledge of Hess, Marx is unintelligible, because it is he who brought Marx to socialism.

Consider Marx’s words already quoted:

Words I teach all mixed up into a devilish muddle. Thus, anyone may think just what he chooses to think.

Marx wrote in such a manner. Hess’s writings are an even more devilish muddle, which are difficult to untangle but which must be analyzed for possible a connections between Marx and Satanism.

Hess’ first book was called The Holy History of Mankind. He proclaimed it to be “a work of the holy spirit of truth,” saying further that as the Son of God freed men from their own slavery, Hess would free them from political bondage. “I am called to witness for the light, as John has been.”

At that time Marx, who was still opposed to socialism and had not known Hess personally, started to write a book against him. For unknown reasons, this book was never completed. He later became Hess’s disciple …

Don’t worry if you fail to understand these words. They were written “mixed up into a devilish muddle,” but the hatred for Jewishness contained in them is clear. Hess is a racist, Jewish as well as anti-Jewish, according to the needs of the spirit which inspired his works and which he calls “holy.”

Hitler could have learned his racism from Hess. He who had taught Marx that social class is a decisive factor also wrote the contrary: “Life is an immediate product of race.” Social institutions and conceptions, as well as religions, are typical and original creations of the race. The problem of race lies hidden behind all the problems of nationalities and freedom. All past history was concerned with the struggle of races and classes. Race struggle is primary; class struggle is secondary.

Marx’s first teacher was the philosopher Hegel, who merely paved the way for Hess. Marx, too, had sucked poison from Hegel, for whom Christianity was wretched in comparison to the glorious past of Greek culture. Hegel wrote: “Christians have piled up such a heap of reasons for comfort in misfortune … that we ought to be sorry in the end that we cannot lose a father or a mother once a week,” while for the Greek “misfortune was misfortune, pain was pain.”

Christianity had been satirized in Germany before Hegel. But he was the first to satirize Jesus Himself. He also wrote nice things about Christianity, the same “devilish muddle.”

The Organization “Hell”

Communists have a habit of creating front organizations. All of the above suggests the probability that Communist movements are themselves front organizations for occult Satanism.  The means to fight Satanism are spiritual, not carnal; otherwise, while one Satanist front organization, such as nazism, is defeated, another will rise to greater victory. Himmler, the minister of interior affairs of Nazi Germany, thought himself to be King Henry the Fowler’s reincarnation. He believed that it was possible to harness occult powers to serve the Nazi army. Several Nazi leaders were involved in black magic.

What was mere supposition when I published the first edition of this present book is now a proven fact. The proof has been given by the Communists themselves. The story begins with the Netchaiev case, which prompted Dostoyevski to write his renowned novel The Demons.

Netchaiev, called a “splendid, young fanatic” by Bakunin, Marx’s collaborator in founding the First International, wrote The Catechism of the Revolutionist as the guide for the Russian organization “Popular Revenge.” It appeared around 1870 …

Our cause is terrible, complete, universal, and pitiless destruction…. Let us unite with the savage, criminal world, these true and only revolutionists of Russia.

Netchaiev’s plan was to divide mankind into two unequal parts.

One tenth gets personal liberty [a]nd unlimited rights over the other nine tenths. These must lose their personality and turn into a kind of herd.

They will engage in spy work. Each member of society will spy on the other and will be obliged to denounce…. All are slaves [a]nd are equal in slavery.

Netchaiev wrote in his Catechism:

A revolutionist must infiltrate everywhere, in the upper and lower classes … in churches … in literature.

… On the basis of such a program an organization with an impressive name was formed– the World Revolutionist League. Its constitution was signed by Netchaiev and Bakunin, Marx’s intimate collaborator …

The revolutionist Duke Peter Dolgorukov wrote on October 31, 1862:

In London I met Kelsiev (who belonged to the above organization), a narrow-minded but good man, terribly fanatical, with the face of a soft man. Kelsiev told me softly, with a benevolent look: “If we have to slaughter, why not slaughter, provided this is useful?” … All these London men speak continually about “burning down, slaughtering, cutting in pieces.” These words have never left their tongue since Bakunin came to England…

In 1872, a revolutionary society was formed under the simple name “The Organization,” which had a super-secret circle chillingly called “Hell.” Though its goals have continued to be pursued for well over a century by groups which continually change their names, its existence has been unknown to the outside world.

Soviet historians have dared to write about the activities of “Hell,” a forerunner of the Russian Communist Party, only as recently as 1965, ninety-three years after its formation …

Here are some of the expressed aims of this Satanic organization:

Mystification is the best, almost the only means to impel men to make a revolution.

It is enough to kill a few million people and the wheels of revolution will be oiled.

Our ideal is awful, complete, universal, and pitiless destruction.

And again:

Mankind must be divided into two unequal parts. One tenth receives personal liberty and unlimited rights over the other nine tenths. The latter must lose their personality and become a kind of herd.

Churchill says in his Memoirs of World War II that Stalin confessed that ten million people died as a result of the collectivization of agriculture in the Soviet Union.

The important fact to remember is that the Communists have now confessed, after a delay of almost a hundred years, that at the inception of their movement was a circle called “Hell.” Why “Hell”? Why not “The Society for the Betterment of the Poor” or “…of Mankind”? Why the stark emphasis on hell?

Today the Communists are more cautious. But in the beginning their very name revealed that their avowed aim was to recruit men for eternal damnation.

Tomorrow: Chapter Eight – Angels of Light

Continuing with excerpts from the late Lutheran pastor Richard Wurmbrand‘s Marx and Satan, what follows are glimpses into the lives of children and Christians under Communist regimes.

Wurmbrand also explains why the language of Marxism and its offshoots is so complex.  It’s meant to confound and confuse.  Therefore, if you don’t fully understand their theory after reading them over and over again, consider yourself fortunate.  Marx called his own books ‘swinish’ and his ‘criticism’ a ‘nonsense’.

This post is not for those of a sensitive nature — or young children. However, once again, I cannot express how important it is for high school and university students to read this text, whether at home or as part of a church youth group.  Marx, Communists, Socialists and theorists (e.g. Fabians and the Frankfurt School) are only attacking God.  They don’t really care about building a better, more equal world.  Destruction and death are part of their goal — just for the sake of it.  What they propose and encourage us to do around the world is nothing short of criminal.  Wurmbrand calls it demonic, as it revolves around blasphemy.  The economic and social theory is a mere mask. You’ll find out more in this chapter.  Unfortunately, many of us have been lured to accept Marxism as something benevolent and loving for mankind.  Wurmbrand even gives statistics from the late 20th century showing how many American clergymen find it compatible with Christianity!  What a mistake!

Those interested in regression ‘therapy’ may also find this chapter of use to see how the Soviets deployed what Wurmbrand refers to as ‘occult’ techniques.

Excerpts are taken from pages 48 – 54 of the text, which can be found in full on Scribd. Subheads are in the original. Emphases in the text are mine.

Chapter Six – A Spiritual Warfare

The Little and the Big Devils

According to current official Marxist doctrine, which, as has been illustrated, is only a disguise, neither God nor the Devil exists. Both are fancies. Because of this teaching, Christians are persecuted by the Communists.

However, the Soviet newspaper Kommunisma Uzvara (April 1974) reported that many atheist circles were created in Red Latvia’s schools. The name given the children in the fourth through sixth grades was “little devils,” while seventh graders were called “servants of the Devil.” In another school eighth graders had the name “faithful children of the Devil.” At the meeting the children came clothed as devils, complete with horns and tails.

Thus, it was forbidden to worship God, though devil worship was openly permitted and even encouraged among children of school age. This was the hidden objective of the Communists when they seized power in Russia …

The Communists consider it wrong to believe in God. For this “crime,” many children were separated from their families and kept in special atheist boarding schools.

Incredibly, the Communists even wanted to make Satan-worshipers of church leaders. A Russian Orthodox priest named Platonov, an anti-Jewish agitator, went over to the side of the Communists when they came to power in Russia. For this, he was made a bishop and became a Judas who denounced members of his flock to the Secret Police, well knowing they would be severely persecuted

Pravoslavnaia Rus writes:

The Orthodox cathedral in Odessa, so much loved by the Odessites, became the meeting place of Satanists soon after the Communists came to power…. They gathered also in Slobodka-Romano and in Count Tolstoi’s former home.

Then follows a detailed account of Satanist masses said by deacon Serghei Mihailov, of the treacherous Living Church, an Orthodox branch established in connivance with the Communists.  An attendant describes the Satanist mass as a “parody of the Christian liturgy, in which human blood is used for communion.” These masses took place in the cathedral before its main altar …

Religious Obscenities

It might be in somesense “logical” that Communists would arrest priests and pastors as counter-revolutionaries. But why were priests compelled by the Marxists in the Romanian prison of Piteshti to say Mass over excrement and urine? Why were Christians tortured into taking Communion with these as the elements? Why such an obscene mockery of religion? Why did the Romanian Orthodox priest Roman Braga, whom I knew personally when he was a prisoner of the Communists, and who presently resides in the U.S.A., have his teeth knocked out one by one with an iron rod in order to make him blaspheme?

The Communists had explained to him and others: “If we kill you Christians, you go to heaven. But we don’t want you to be crowned martyrs. You should curse God first and then go to hell.”

… Some prisoners were compelled to take off their trousers and sit with their naked bottoms on open Bibles.

Marxists are supposed to be atheists who believe in neither heaven nor hell. In these extreme circumstances, Marxism has lifted its atheistic mask to reveal its true face, the face of Satanism. Communist persecution of religion might have a human explanation, but the fury of such perverse persecution can only be Satanic.

In Romanian prisons and in the Soviet Union as well, nuns who would not deny their faith were raped anally, and Baptist girls had oral sex forced on them.

Many prisoners who were so treated died as martyrs, but the Communists were not satisfied with this. Using Luciferian techniques, they made martyrs die blaspheming because of the delirium provoked by torture

Torture is productive, it leads to ingenious inventions– this is all Marx had to say about the subject. No wonder Marxist governments have surpassed all others in torturing their opponents!  This alone displays the Satanic nature of Marxism …

Satanist desecrations of Catholic churches occurred in the 1970s in Upyna, Dotnuva, Zanaiciu, Kalvarija, Sede, etc., localities in Lithuania. One about which we know happened in Alsedeai on September 22, 1980.

In his book Psychiatric Hospital 14, Moscow, Georgi Fedotov tells of his conversation with the psychiatrist Dr. Valdimir Lwitski about a Christian named Argentov who was detained there. The physician says, “You are pulling your friend Eduard toward God and we toward the Devil. So I’m using my rights as a psychiatrist to deny you and your friends access to him.”

The Christian Salu Daka Ndebele was interrogated by the Secret Police of Maputo in Communist Mozambique. The officer said to him, “We want to kill your God.” He raised his gun toward the head of the prisoner and declared, “This is my God. With this I have the power of life and death. If your God comes here, I will shoot Him dead myself.”

In Chiasso, Communist Angola, Communists slaughtered animals in a church and placed their heads on the altar and pulpit. A poster proclaimed, “These are the gods whom you adore.” Pastor Aurelio Chicanha Saunge was killed, together with one hundred and fifty parishioners.

When the Catholic Lithuanian priest Eugene Vosikevic was killed, his mouth was found to have been filled with bread, an apparent Satanist ritual.

Vetchernaia Moskva, a Communist newspaper, let pass a Freudian slip of the pen:

We do not fight against believers and not even against clergymen. We fight against God to snatch believers from Him.

… We do not wonder at these words in a Soviet newspaper. Marx had said it already in his book German Ideology. Calling God “the absolute Spirit,” as his teacher Hegel had done, he wrote, “We are concerned with a highly interesting question: the decomposition of the Absolute Spirit.”

… In Albania a priest, Stephen Kurti, was sentenced to death for having baptized one child. Baptisms must be performed in secret in many Communist lands, including North Korea …

In the former Soviet Union baptisms could be officiated only after registration. Persons wishing to be baptized or to have their child baptized presented their identity cards to the representative of the church board, who in turn reported them to the state authorities. The result was persecution. Kolkhozniks (workers on collective farms) had no identity cards and could therefore baptize their children only secretly. Many protestant pastors received prison sentences for baptizing people.

The Communist fight against baptism presupposes belief in its value for a soul. Religious people in Israel or Pakistan or Nepal oppose baptism in the name of their own religious outlook, because it is a Christian seal. But for atheists– as Communists clearly declare themselves to be– baptism should mean nothing. Supposedly it neither benefits nor harms the baptized. Why then do these Communists fight against baptism? It is because Communists “fight against God to snatch believers from Him.” Their ideology is not really inspired by atheism, but by a fervent hatred for God.

“Among other purposes,” said Lenin, “we created our party specifically for the fight against any religious deceiving of the people.”

Occult Practices

More about the relationship between Marxism and the occult can be found in Psychic Discoveries Behind the Iron Curtain by Sheila Ostrander and Lynn Schroder. It is highly significant that the Communist East had been much more advanced than the West in research about the dark forces manipulated by Satan …

In Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, etc., the Communist Party spent huge sums on secret investigation into this science. They hid from the West information about what happened in the twenty parapsychological institutes located in the Soviet Union.

Komsomolskaia Pravda (Moscow) published a lengthy article about hypnotists who help people “regress to past lives.” For the induction process they use the following suggestions:

You descend into earth, deeper, even deeper. You and the earth become one…. You are deep in the earth. You are surrounded by thick darkness…. Around you is eternal night…

Now we approach a spot of light far away… nearer and nearer. We sneak through a small hole to the sky, leaving our own body deep in the earth…. We overcome the frontiers of time … and we return to your past….”

Soviet writers said clearly that this “time machine” was not science fiction. “Transpersonalism” offered this voyage in time.

In the Satanist black masses, all prayers are said from the end to the beginning, and the priestly robe is worn inside out. Inversion is the Satanist rule, and this is applied even to the doctrine of reincarnation. Whereas Indian devotees are concerned about their future reincarnations and try to better themselves by obeying what they believe to be God’s commandments, the Satanists offer a return to former incarnations. They care nothing about a better future in eternity.

Marxism as a Church

… Volume 2 ofThe Works o f Marx and Engels opens with Jesus’ words to His disciples (John
6:63), as quoted by Marx in his book The Holy Family: “It is the spirit which gives life.” Then
we read:

Criticism [his criticism of all that exists] so loved the masses that it sent its only-begotten son [i.e., Marx ], that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have a life of criticism.  Criticism became masses and lived among us, and we saw its glory as the glory of the only-begotten Son of the Father. Criticism did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made itself of no reputation, taking the form of a bookbinder, and humbled itself up to nonsense– yes, critical nonsense in foreign languages.

Those knowledgeable in Scripture will recognize this as a parody of Biblical verses (John 3:16; 1:14; Philippians 2:6-8). Here again, Marx declares his own works to be “nonsense,” as well as “swinish books.”

Marxism is a religion, and it even “uses” Scripture. Its main work, The Capitalle by Marx, is called “the Bible of the working class.” Marx considered himself “the Pope of Communism.”

Communism “has the pride of infallibility.” All who oppose the Communist “creed” (this expression is used by Engels) are excommunicated

Those who die in the service of Marxism are feasted as “martyrs.” Marxism also has its sacraments: the solemn receptions in the toddlers’ organization called “the Children of October”, the oaths given when received as “Pioneers”, after which come the higher grades of initiation in the Komsomol and the Party. Confession is replaced with public self-criticism before the assembly of Party members.

Marxism is a church. It has all the characteristics of a church. Yet, its god is not named in its popular literature. But, as seen by the proofs given in this book, Satan is obviously its god.

It is strange that though Marxism is clearly Satanic, it is not seen as a threat by many churches in the free world. Some illuminating statistics on this are available.

Seminary professors in the U.S.A. were asked, “Can an individual consistently be a good member of your denomination and adhere to Marxism?”

Below are the percentage figures of those who answered Yes:

Episcopalian – 68 %

Lutheran – 53 %

Presbyterian – 49 %

Methodist – 49%

Church of Christ – 47 %

American Baptist – 44 %

Roman Catholic – 31 %

How sad that those who follow the Truth are duped by those who serve the father of lies.

Tomorrow: Chapter Seven – Marx, Darwin and Revolution

Last week, I featured excerpts from the first four chapters of Richard Wurmbrand‘s Marx and Satan, the full text of which is available free of charge on Scribd.

In Chapter Five — A Cruel Counterfeit Pastor Wurmbrand discusses Marx’s successors in the Communist world, among them Joseph Stalin, Yuri Andropov, Mao Tse-Tung and Che Guevara.

He also relates news items about Communism turning children against their parents, effectively sentencing them to imprisonment and death, as well as horrific, unimaginable murders of clergymen.  If you are of a sensitive disposition, this post is best avoided.

If you have any teens or university age students in the house, this book is well worth sharing with them.  Originally written as a pamphlet, it won’t take them long to read.  Wurmbrand, a victim of torture over 14 years under the Communists, did painstaking research, which clearly shows in his content.  Marx and his successors were not nice people.  If more of our youth were aware of just how awful Marxist regimes were and are around the world, they would be less enamoured of this man and what he started in the 19th century.

The following excerpts come from pages 32 – 47.  Subheads are in the original.  Text emphases in bold are mine.

Chapter Five — A Cruel Counterfeit

Bukharin, Stalin, Mao, Ceausescu, Andropov

It might be instructive at this point to take a look at some modern Marxists. Bukharin, secretary general of the Communist International and one of the chief Marxist doctrinaires in this century, as early as the age of twelve, after reading the Book of Revelation in the Bible, longed to become the Antichrist. Realizing from Scripture that the Antichrist had to be the son of the apocalyptic great whore, he insisted that his mother confess to having been a harlot.

About Stalin he wrote, “He is not a man, but a devil” …

Similarly, Kaganovitch, Stalin’s brother-in-law and closest collaborator, writes about him in his diary (soon to be published):

I started to understand how Stalin managed to make himself a god. He did not have a single human characteristic… . Even when he exhibited some emotions, they all did not seem to belong to him. They were as false as the scale on top of armor. And behind this scale was Stalin himself – a piece of steel. For some reason I was convinced that he would live forever…. He was not human at all…

He told Kaganovitch:

When I have to say good-bye to someone, I picture this person on all fours and he becomes disgusting. Sometimes I feel attached to a person who should be removed for the good of the cause. What do you think I do? I imagine this person sh-tting, exhaling stench, farting, vomiting and I don’t feel sorry for this person. The sooner he stops stinking on this earth, the better. And I cross this person out of my heart.

… Stalin also thinks that separation from children should be the main punishment for all parents belonging to sects, irrespective of whether they were convicted or not …

Stalin said that the greatest joy is to cultivate a person’s friendship until he lays his head confidently on your bosom, then to implant a dagger in his back – a pleasure not to be surpassed …

It is significant that many of Stalin’s comrades-in arms spoke about him as demonic.

Milovan Djilas, prominent Communist leader of Yugoslavia who was personally well acquainted with Stalin, wrote:

Was it not so that the demonic power and energy of Stalin consisted in this, that he made the [Communist] movement and every person in it pass to a state of confusion and stupefaction, thus creating and ensuring his reign of fear.

He also says about the whole ruling class of the U.S.S.R.:

They make a semblance of believing in the ideal of socialism, in a future society without classes. In reality, they believe in nothing except organized power.

Even Stalin’s daughter, Svetlana Alliluyeva, who never learned about the depths of Satanism, wrote:

Beria (the Soviet minister of interior affairs) seems to have had a diabolic link with all our family…. Beria was a frightening, wicked demon…. A terrible demon had taken possession of my father’s soul.

Svetlana further mentions that Stalin considered goodness and forgiving love to be worse than the greatest crime.

Such is the Satanic priesthood that rules almost half of mankind and which orders terrorist acts all over the world.

Stalin was the illegitimate child of a landlord by a servant-maid. His father, fearing notoriety, bribed a cobbler to marry the pregnant girl, but the affair became known. During his childhood

Stalin was mocked as a bastard. During Stalin’s teen years, his real father was found murdered. Stalin was suspected, but no proof could be found against him.

Later, as a seminary student, he joined Communist circles. There he fell in love with a girl named Galina. Since the Communists were poor, Galina was given the assignment to become the mistress of a rich man and so provide the Party with money. When Stalin himself voted for this proposal, she cut her veins.

Stalin himself committed robberies for the Party, and in this he was very successful. He appropriated none of the stolen money for himself …

(Andropov, late premier of the Soviets, produced the same impression as Stalin. The French minister of external affairs, Claude Cheysson, who met him, described Andropov in Le Monde as “a man without warmth of soul, who works like a computer…. He shows no emotions…. He is extremely dispassionate…. He is accurate in words and gestures like a computer.”)

Stalin, like Marx, Engels, and Bauer before him, started out as a believer. At fifteen, he wrote his first poem, which begins with the words, “Great is the Almighty’s providence.” He became a seminarian because he felt it his calling …

When he began to write as a revolutionary, the first pseudonyms he used were “Demonoshvili,” meaning something like “the demoniac” in the Georgian language, and “Besoshvili,” “the devilish.”

Other evidences of Satanist persuasion among Marxist leaders are also significant. Troitskaia, daughter of the Soviet marshal Tuhatchevsky, one of the top men of the Red Army who was later shot by Stalin, wrote of her father that he had a picture of Satan in the east corner of his bedroom, where the Orthodox usually put their ikons ...

One of the leaders of a terrorist organization in Argentina took upon himself the nickname “Satanovsky.”

Anatole France, a renowned French Communist writer, introduced some of the greatest intellectuals of France to communism. At a recent exhibition of demoniac art in Paris, one of the pieces shown was the specific chair used by that Communist writer for presiding over Satanist rituals. Its horned armrests and legs were covered with goat’s fur …

One of the oldest devil-worshiping sects, the Syrian Yezidi, was written up in a Soviet atheistic magazine, Nauka I Religia (July 1979). It is the only religious sect about which the magazine wrote not one word of criticism.

Furthermore, Mao Tse-Tung wrote:

From the age of eight I hated Confucius. In our village there was a Confucianist temple. With all my heart, I wished only one thing: to destroy it to its very foundations.

… At the other extreme is St. Paul of the Cross, who from the age of eight spent three hours in prayer every night.

Cult of Violence

Che Guevara learned his Marxist lessons well …

Hate is an element of fight — pitiless hate against the foe, hate that lifts the revolutionist above the natural limitation of man and makes him become an efficient, destructive, cool, calculating, and cold killing machine.

Marx writes in The Communist Manifesto:

There is only one method to shorten the murderous pains of death of the old society, the bloody birth pangs of the new society; only one method to simplify and concentrate them, that is revolutionary terrorism.

There have been many revolutions in history. Each had an objective. The American revolution, for example, was fought for national independence, the French revolution for democracy. Marx is the only one who formulates as his aim a “permanent revolution,” terrorism and bloodshed for revolution’s sake. There is no purpose to be attained; violence to the point of paroxysm is its only objective. This is what distinguishes Satanism from ordinary human sinfulness …

A further insight into the fundamental attitudes of Communists can be gained from a few brief quotes …

Lenin: “Atheism is an integral part of Marxism. Marxism is materialism. We must combat religion. This is the ABC of all materialism and consequently of Marxism.”

Lenin, in an address in 1922: “First we shall take Eastern Europe, then the masses of Asia. After that, we shall surround and undermine the U.S.A., which will fall into our hands without a struggle – like an overripe fruit.

Khrushchev: “If anyone believes our smiles involve abandonment of the teachings of Marx, Engels and Lenin, he deceives himself. Those who wait for that must wait until a shrimp learns to whistle.”

Satanist Cruelty

Solzhenitsyn reveals in his monumental Gulag Archipelago that the hobby of Yagoda, the Soviet Union’s minister of interior affairs, was to undress and, naked, shoot at images of Jesus and the saints. A couple of comrades joined him in this …

In Russia, in Stalin’s day, some Communists killed a number of innocents in the cellars of the police. After their bloody deed, one of the henchmen had second thoughts and went from corpse to corpse, apologizing: “I did not intend to do this. I don’t know you. Speak to me, move, forgive me.” One of his comrades then killed him. A third was converted and later related the incident.

Russkaia Misl, a Russian-language magazine in France, reported (March 13, 1975) the following from the Soviet Union:

D. Profirevitch, in Russia, had a daughter and a son whom he brought up in the faith. Naturally, they had to attend Communist schools. At the age of twelve the daughter came home and told her parents, “Religion is a capitalist superstition. We are living in new times.” She dropped Christianity altogether. Afterwards she joined the Communist Party and became a member of the Secret Police. This was a terrible blow to her parents.

Later the mother was arrested. Under Communist rule no one possesses anything, whether it be children, a wife, or personal liberty. The state can take them away at any time.

After the mother’s arrest, the son exhibited great sorrow A year later he hanged himself. D. Profirevitch found this suicide letter:

Father, will you judge me? I am a member of the Communist youth organization. I had to sign that I would report everything to the Soviet authorities. One day the police called me, and Varia, my sister, asked me to sign a denunciation against Mother because as a Christian she is considered a counter-revolutionist. I signed. I am guilty of her imprisonment. Now they have ordered me to spy on you. The consequence will be the same. Forgive me, Father; I have decided to die.

The suicide of the son was followed by the jailing of the father.

Priest Zynoviy Kovalyk was arrested by the Bolsheviks in the year 1941 and was confined in the Brygidka jail in Lviv, Ukraine. When the Germans put the Bolsheviks to flight that same year, the people of the city found the priest’s blood-stained body nailed to the wall by the arms and legs, as if it were the crucified Lord. They also found about six thousand massacred prisoners, shot in the nape of the neck, whom the Bolsheviks had piled on top of each other in the cellars and covered over with plaster

Dr. O. Sas-Yavorsky (U.S.A.), after the capture of Lviv by the Germans near the end of June 1941, went searching for his imprisoned father and saw in the jail a priest nailed to a cross. Into his slashed stomach the Communists had placed the body of an unborn baby, taken from the womb of its mother, whose corpse lay on the blood-soaked floor. Other eyewitnesses recognized that this was the body of the renowned missionary Father Kovalyk.

Generally, to the Communists human life is cheap

During the Spanish civil war, Communists killed four thousand Catholic priests.

A renowned Russian Orthodox priest named Dudko reported that six Communists entered the house of Father Nicholas Tchardjov, pulled out his hair, gouged out his eyes, made many cuts on his body, passed a pressing iron over it, then shot him with two bullets. This happened on the Eve of St. Nicholas. It was not only a crime against the priest, but also a mockery of the saint.

The Western press reported on March 10, 1983, that in Zimbabwe three thousand of the Ndebele tribe were killed by the soldiers of the Communist dictator Mugabe. The army had been trained by North Korean instructors. Tribe members were asked to shoot their grown-up sons themselves; if they refused, they were shot along with their sons.

The Devil apes God by promising still waters and green pastures which are not his to give. Therefore he must pretend. And the less he can offer, the more he must pretend. To gain a foothold, he puts on a false front (did you ever wonder about Communist front organizations?) and makes benevolent gestures. But he delivers only misery, death, and destruction– “awful, complete, universal, and pitiless.”

The Devil is jealous and becomes enraged at spiritual beauty. It offends him. Since he cannot be beautiful– he lost his primal beauty because of his pride– he does not want anyone else to be. If it were not for the saints’ spiritual beauty, the Devil would not seem so ugly. Therefore he wishes to deface all beauty.

This is why Christians in the Romanian Communist prison of Piteshti, as well as other Communist jails, were tortured– not only to betray the secrets of the underground church, but to blaspheme.

Regimes under which such horrors occur again and again, regimes that turn even Christians into murderers and denouncers of innocent victims, can only be abhorred by the children of God. Whoever bids them Godspeed is a partaker in their evil deeds (2 John 11).

Satanic Sin

… Satanic crime is of another order. Hitler killed millions of Jews, including babies, with the excuse that Jews had done harm to the German people. For the Communists it was a matter of course to imprison and torture the family members of a person they considered guilty. When I was jailed, it was taken for granted that my wife must be jailed too, and that my son must be excluded from all schooling

To gain an insight into the life and thinking of a Satanist, one need only read a few mild excerpts from the writing of Al[e]ister Crowley (1875-1947), notorious for his involvement in occult practices:

Pity not the fallen. I never knew them. I console not. I hate the consoler and the consoled 

Blasphemous Versions of the Lord’s Prayer

The ultimate aim of communism in conquering new countries is not to establish another social or economic system. It is to mock God and praise Satan.

The German Socialist Student Union also published a parody of the Lord’s Prayer, indicating that the “true” meaning of the prayer upholds capitalism …

The identification of Christianity with the interests of capitalism is outrageous. The true church knows that capitalism, too, is stained with blood, for every economic system bears the marks of sin. Christians oppose communism not from the viewpoint of capitalism, but of the kingdom of God, which is their true social ideal. The above is nothing less than Satanic mockery of Jesus’ most holy prayer, as is the one published by the Soviets.

Mockery of the Lord’s Prayer is customary in many Communist lands. Ethiopian children were taught to pray as follows:

Our Party which rulest in the Soviet Union,

Hallowed be thy name …

Give us this day our daily bread, and don’t forgive the trespasses of the Imperialists as we will not forgive them

Over an Ethiopian Lutheran radio station confiscated by the Communist government, a Satanist version of the Bible a was broadcast. First Corinthians 13 sounded like this:

Though I speak all the languages and have no enmity toward the landlords and capitalists, I have become as sounding brass…. Class hatred suffers no exploitation and is brutal. Class hatred envies their riches and vaunts itself with the successful revolutions in many Socialist states….And now abide faith, hope, and class hatred, but the greatest of these is revolutionist hatred.

Tomorrow: Chapter Six – A Spiritual Warfare

Last Monday, I featured a short French perspective on Western freedoms lost, with all rights and privileges going to international elites, political and corporate.

Today, let’s look at an American perspective, which Linda Kimball of Patriots and Liberty (see my blogroll) introduced in her July 2, 2009 article, ‘When the Will Turns to Evil’, before reproducing a post from The Resistance Blog.

Please take a few minutes to read Linda’s article and The Resistance Blog’s list in full.  What follow are a few excerpts, highlights mine.  If you’ve been reading my excerpts from Richard Wurmbrand‘s Marx and Satan, this ties in perfectly.

From Linda:

… The Progressive movement can be visualized as two circles: a small, exclusive circle within an outer, larger one. The outer circle comprises the followers. These are the zealots: emotionally and morally immature individuals. Self-centered, prone to belief in the impossible, angry, resistant to rules—especially moral absolutes—and given to flights of fantasy, they are the perfect clay. Molded and shaped into a force of destruction by inner circle black magicians, at the bidding of their dark masters they mindlessly destroy the civilization that nourishes them …

One example of an inner circle ‘elite’ is Barbara Marx Hubbard … Hubbards’ demonic spirit guide promises her, “Never again shall you have to return to the human condition. Henceforth you shall evolve consciously, aware at all times that you and God are one forever.” Calling itself ‘Jesus,’ Hubbard’s demon guide told her to “Forgive Satan for fearing God….Love Satan, my fallen brother….Forgive Cain, he knew not what he did.” (False Dawn, Lee Penn, pp. 316-318)

Whether consciously aware of it—as Hubbard is– or not, as for instance Secular elites—–working through and energizing the inner circle are demonic spirit guides– the dark forces of this world, the Hideous Strength, as CS Lewis dubbed it.

Political correctness, speech codes, hate crime laws, sustainable growth, global warming, Gaia worship, cap-and-trade—these are but a few examples of the satanically clever, powerfully destructive schemes devised by the inner circle. All of their evil schemes however, are ultimately the doctrines of demons …

And, now from The Resistance Blog, excerpts from a post dated April 15, 2009, ‘101 Freedoms and Rights the Progressive Left Doesn’t Want You to Have’ (see Linda’s article for more):

Left-wing progressives seem to care only about the “freedom” to do whatever they want to whoever they want in the bedroom. Once you step outside the bedroom, most every aspect of your life should be subject to the iron hand of the progressive state:

1.The Freedom to keep what you earn and spend it as you please.
2.The Freedom to take risks, and live with the consequences.

10.The Freedom to question whether Global Warming is really happening.

12.The Freedom not to be pressed into involuntary service to the state.

15.The Freedom to wear fur, leather, or other material made of a formerly living creature.
16.The Freedom to hire whoever you want to work for you.

18.The Freedom to rent a property you own to the person or persons of your choice.

24.The Right to own a firearm.

28.The Right to purchase ammunition for your firearm.
29.The Freedom to discuss a military career with a recruiter at a public school or university, as well as the right to participate in ROTC.
30.The Freedom to eat food made with transfats.
31.The Freedom to smoke tobacco …
32.The Freedom of a business to decide for itself whether it wants to be smoke-free.
33.The Freedom for adults between the ages of 18 to 21 to consume alcoholic beverages.

58.The Freedom to consume as much red meat as you like.

60.The Freedom to decide for yourself what is news, without the interference of ideological “deciders” (i.e. the editors and producers of television and newspapers).

64.The Freedom to let the public decide the definition of marriage.
65.The Freedom to light your homes with incandescent lightbulbs.
66.The Freedom to use toilets that work with a single flush.
67.The Freedom to use washers, driers, dishwashers, and other appliances that get the job done.
68.The Freedom to raise your Family with your values, not theirs.

71.The Freedom to express the opinion that homosexual acts are distasteful, immoral, or unholy.

83.The Freedom/Right to hunt animals for food or sport.
84.The Freedom to advertise junk food.
85.The Freedom to advertise red meat or dairy products on television.
86.The Freedom to eat fast food or operate a fast food restaurant.

92.The Freedom of blacks, gays, and other minorities to become conservatives or Republicans.
93.The Freedom to critcize Islam.

101.The Very Basic Freedom to see the world in a different way than a liberal, progressive, Democrat, fascist does.
102.(New) Your freedom to keep the housepet of your choice.

We continue with a study of John 5, which is absent in its entirety from the three-year Lectionary — the readings for public worship in Catholic and mainline Protestant churches.

If you’ve read the past two entries — the healing at Bethesda and the first part of Jesus’s explanation to the Jews as to His identity — you can see that leaving this chapter out of public worship is a sin of omission.  It’s startling that many Christians around the world do not hear this read at some point in church on Sunday.  This makes John 5 part of my ongoing series, Forbidden Bible Verses, which are equally essential to our understanding of the Bible.

In today’s passage, Jesus continues explaining His relationship to God the Father.  The Jews are taken aback, angry and firmer in their resolve to see Him put to death.

Today’s reading is from the King James Version with commentary from Matthew Henry and John MacArthur.

John 5:24-30

24Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

 25Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.

 26For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;

 27And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.

 28Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,

 29And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

 30I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.

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When we left off last week, we read Jesus’s instructive warning (verse 23) that those who do not honour God the Son dishonour God the Father.  By extension, those who dishonour God the Father are condemned to eternal death.

In verse 24, Jesus says that those who hear His words and believe in God the Father — ‘him that sent me’ — will have eternal life.  There is more to hearing than being within audible distance; the word as used here encompasses a heeding, an understanding and a desire to act upon these words.

Recall that in last week’s reading, Jesus explained His perfect oneness with His Father.  God loved Jesus and showed Him the things He can and must do — these are the same things that God Himself does (verses 19 and 20).  Jesus brings the dead to new life (verse 21).  Jesus judges the same way that His father does (verse 22).  Therefore — those who reject Jesus, reject God the Father (verse 23).

Now, Jesus goes further, upsetting the Jews further.  In verse 25, He says that the dead — the spiritually dead, that is — will hear the voice of the Son of God.  Those who hear that voice and believe in Him will inherit eternal life.  What a mystifying statement for them to hear, especially with the words ‘the hour is coming and now is’.

That hour is occurring as Jesus speaks to them and as he addressed the healed man from Bethesda in the temple. Only then could that man realise that it was Jesus who was speaking to him.  That hour would also come for others, not only during His lifetime. It is also ever-present in ours and has been since Christ came to Earth.

Jesus repeats what He said earlier.  Neither the Jews nor we can hear these words often enough.  We forget them.  We rationalise Jesus’s life, we forget He is the Son of God, we discount that God the Father sent Him especially to us as our only Mediator and Advocate.  I’ve been guilty of this myself in the past.  And, amazingly, few people — a number of clergy included — will actively talk us out of it.  Whoa.  In fact, laypeople are more likely to point out the error and the danger of persisting in it.

In verse 26, Jesus states that as God the Father has life, so He gave God the Son life.  And Jesus is the Son of God.  Jesus continues by saying (verse 27) that God has given Him authority to execute judgment because He, Jesus, is ‘the Son of man’.  What of ‘the Son of Man’ and the use of the word ‘given’ in these verses?  This is the type of wording that atheists and agnostics enjoy parsing with believers.  This is worth at least an afternoon of discussion.  So, let’s see what John MacArthur has to say on the subject:

Now I want to show you an interesting thought in verse 26. You’ll notice the word “given.” It says, “So hath He given to the Son.” Now some people have brought up the question: this proves that the inferiority of Jesus, see, because the Father had to give Him life. The Father had it, He gave it to Christ.

Wait a minute, I want to back up a little bit on that one because in John 1:4 it says, “In Him was life.” Nobody gave it to Him then. You say, “Well, why here?” Just this distinction, and mark this in your mind, in Christ’s humiliation when He came to earth, you realize, of course, that He set aside all of His attributes and He became a man. And He only used those attributes which God’s will desired that He use as a manNow in His glory, in His glorification in heaven, He knew that. In His humiliation, He set those aside and operated only on the basis of those things that God desired Him to use. And what He’s saying here is this, I have come in humiliation as a man and even as a man, God has granted Me the right to use My life-giving power. That’s what He’s saying. He’s not saying I have something now I didn’t have, He’s saying I have the right from God, God has given Me to use this life-giving power even now. And true, He did use it …

And again, verse 27 is kind of a little bridge here and I want to comment on that at this point before we go any further into physical resurrection. He introduces the subject of physical resurrection by these words, “And hath given unto Him,” again, Christ already had this authority, He already had the authority to execute judgment, but God granted Him the expression of it in His humiliation, given Him authority to execute judgment also “because He is the Son of Man.” Now that’s kind of an interesting statement. Why judgment because He’s the Son of Man? Why does He call Him in His judgment character the Son of Man and in His life-giving character the Son of God as in verse 25? Why the distinction in titles?

there are probably infinite number of possibilities. But one that seems perhaps likely to me, He is called the Son of God in His life-giving power in verse 25 because this is a divine act, right? A man is going along in spiritual death, it is a divine intervening miracle to reach down and make him alive. That’s a divine miracle. That demands deity. That demands divine heavenly intervention to shatter the bonds of death and make him alive. So He’s called the Son of God.

But, on the other hand, judgment does not demand divine intervention in total, at least in one aspect. And I’ll show you what I mean. He is called in verse 27 the Son of Man connected with His judgment work. Why? Because really judgment is the natural course of sin. God doesn’t have to break in, does He? God doesn’t have to become divinely involved in judgment … Judgment in this world…this world is built on a moral basis, you break God’s law, God doesn’t have to come down and kill you, you’ll take care of yourself. The soul that sinneth, it shall die. It doesn’t say it’s killed by God. It shall die. It doesn’t say if you commit sin God kills you. It says the wages of sin is death. And so, I think in a sense, the Son of God is used in terms of a divine power to resurrect and it’s shown how important that is by contrasting it with the Son of Man.

But there’s got to be another point here, too. Because it says He executes judgment because He’s the Son of Man. And I think here’s this point, I think that God in all of His justice and fairness has judged man on the basis of man. In other words, Christ knows us, doesn’t He? No man can ever say, “Well, God, it’s a pretty dirty trick for You sitting up there in Your holy heaven to be telling us how to live down here. Why don’t You come and find out what it’s like?” Want to know something? He’s been here. He knows what it’s like. And so the judgment of God is based on the judgment of God who became a man. And that’s why I see the character of Christ as the Son of Man in connection with His judgment. He judges us fairly, doesn’t He, because He knows us. As the Son of Man, He judged man with a perfect knowledge of the justice that was due man.

In verse 28, Jesus speaks of the resurrection, the ‘hour’ when the dead shall hear His voice.  As most people were buried and as Jews understood sheol — grave — to be the state of the dead, they would have understood what He meant.  Matthew Henry elaborates:

Who shall be raised: All that are in the graves, all that have died from the beginning of time, and all that shall die to the end of time. It was said (Dan. 12:2), Many shall arise; Christ here tells us that those many shall be all; all must appear before the Judge, and therefore all must be raised; every person, and the whole of every person; every soul shall return to its body, and every bone to its bone …

How they shall be raised. Two things are here told us:-(a.) The efficient of this resurrection: They shall hear his voice; that is, he shall cause them to hear it, as Lazarus was made to hear that word, Come forth; a divine power shall go along with the voice, to put life into them, and enable them to obey it.

To what they shall be raised; to a different state of happiness or misery, according to their different character; to a state of retribution, according to what they did in the state of probation [earthly life].

Indeed, Jesus makes the distinction of eternal life (reward) and eternal damnation (punishment) in verse 29.  This brings us to another present-day disagreement which atheists and agnostics have with Christians.  ‘I’m good, therefore, I shall enjoy a good afterlife, if there is one.’  Or, where there is no honour of Christ Jesus, ‘I believe in God and I’ve been good, so I’ll go to heaven.’  The Bible — both Old and New Testaments — tell us that we can accomplish no good under our own power but only through God’s grace.  Those who belong to Reformed churches often use ‘through God’s grace’ in their writings and conversation.  This is why.  Isaiah 64:6 best illustrates it and is often cited:

But we are all as an unclean [thing], and all our righteousnesses [are] as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

For those who are wondering, ‘filthy rags’ refer to used menstrual cloths.  And we know how unclean menstruating women were considered to be under Mosaic Law.

Now, taking this concept of all our good works being as filth before the eyes of God, John MacArthur explains what verse 29 means:

Christ is simply saying here those who buy excellent things give evidence that they belong to Christ shall inherit the resurrection of life. And those who have done evil and that’s ta phaulos, the worthless things, the meaningless things shall inherit the resurrection of damnation. Christ is not saying you’re saved by works, please. But in order to make a contrast between the believer and the unbeliever, He has to make it on the basis of works. You can’t contrast believers’ faith with unbeliever’s faith, can you? Unbelievers don’t have any faith. You can’t contrast believers’ life with unbelievers’ life, cause unbelievers are dead. The only place where you can make a comparison is on the basis of their acts or their deeds or their works. And so He’s saying those who by faith in Christ have been able to do the excellent things shall inherit the resurrection of life. Those who by virtue of sin and death continue to do the worthless things shall inherit a resurrection of damnation.

In verse 30 Jesus says He judges nothing of His own will but that of His Father’s.  As He ‘hears’ — meaning from God — so He (Jesus) executes judgment.  He says this judgment not only aligns with His Father’s but is fair and equitable to mankind, those whom He will judge.  Therefore, we should avoid condemning or downplaying God’s judgments as ‘cruel’ or ‘temporary’ when Jesus tells us not only here but elsewhere in the New Testament that they are anything but.

Next week: John 5:31-47

This book just gets better.  If your eyes popped out whilst reading Chapter 3, wait until you read the revelations about Lenin in Chapter 4.

Folks, this book proves that Marxism, Communism and Socialism are a sham.  And Richard Wurmbrand was no ordinary pastor — he spent a total of 14 years being tortured by Communists, those who want a better, fairer, egalitarian society.  They flayed the soles of Wurmbrand’s feet so badly, he was never really able to feel comfortable in shoes again.  They tried to get him to renounce Christianity, but he wouldn’t.  May we display this type of faith if it is ever demanded of us — and I sincerely hope it is not.

If anyone reading this runs a youth group or is a pastor or elder, please see if you can circulate the link to Marx and Satan to your high school and university student  members.  It’s vital that kids read it and that your church presents a programme on it.  If this book had been around when I was growing up, it would have helped me fall out of love rather quickly with progressivism.  Instead, I was deeply influenced by it most of my life — and I do mean most.  I never even knew this connection between Marx and Satan existed until a few months ago!

The full text of Marx and Satan is on Scribd.

Today’s excerpts are from pages 28-32 of the book.  Subheads are in the original.  Emphases are mine.

Chapter Four – Too Late

An American, Commander Sergius Riis, had been a disciple of Marx. Grieved by the news of his
death, he went to London to visit the house in which the admired teacher had lived. The family
had moved. The only one whom he could find to interview was Marx’s former housemaid Helen
Demuth. She said these amazing words about him:

He was a God-fearing man. When very sick, he prayed alone in his room before a row of lighted candles, tying a sort of tape measure around his forehead.

This suggests phylacteries, implements worn by Orthodox Jews during their morning prayers. But Marx had been baptized in the Christian religion, had never practiced Judaism, and later became a fighter against God. He wrote books against religion and brought up all his children as atheists. What was this ceremony which an ignorant maid considered an occasion of prayer? Jews, saying their prayers with phylacteries on their foreheads, don’t usually have a row of candles before them. Could this have been some kind of magic practice?

We also know that Marx, a presumed atheist, had a bust of Zeus in his study. In Greek mythology Zeus, a cruel heathen deity, transformed himself into a beast and took Europe captive–as did Marxism later.

(Coincidentally, the naked figure of Zeus, known for his ferocity, is the only religious emblem in the main lobby of the United Nations building in New York.)

Family Letters

Another possible hint is contained in a letter written to Marx by his son Edgar on March 31, 1854. It begins with the startling words, “My dear devil.” Who has ever known of a son addressing his father like this? But that is how a Satanist writes to his beloved one. Could the son have been initiated as well?

Equally significant, Marx’s wife addresses him as follows, in a letter of August 1844,

Your last pastoral letter, high priest and bishop of souls, has again given quiet rest and peace to your poor sheep.

Marx had expressed, in The Communist Manifesto, his desire to abolish all religion, which one might assume would include abolishing the Satanist cult too. Yet his wife refers to him as high priest and bishop. Of what religion? The only European religion with high priests is the Satanist one. What pastoral letters did he, a man believed to have been an atheist, write? Where are they? This is a part of Marx’s life which has remained unresearched.

Biographers’ Testimonies

… The Marxist Franz Mehring wrote in his book Karl Marx:

Although Karl Marx’s father died a few days after his son’s twentieth birthday, he seems to have observed with secret apprehension the demon is [in?] his favorite son…

Marx died in despair, as all Satanists do. On May 25, 1883, he wrote to Engels, “How pointless and empty is life, but how desirable!”

Marx was a contemporary of great Christians: the composer Mendelsohn, the philanthropist Dr. Barnardo, the preachers Charles Spurgeon and General William Booth. All lived near him in London. Yet he never mentions them. They went unobserved.

There is a secret behind Marx which few Marxists know about. Lenin wrote, “After half a century, not one of the Marxists has comprehended Marx.”

The Secret behind Lenin’s Life

… When I wrote the first edition of the present book, I knew of no personal involvement of Lenin with any rituals of the Satanist sect. Since then, I have read The Young Lenin by Trotsky, who was Lenin’s intimate friend and co-worker. He writes that Lenin, at the age of sixteen, tore the cross from his neck, spat on it, and trod it underfoot, a very common Satanist ceremony

Lenin was moved to write as follows about the Soviet state:

The state does not function as we desired. How does it function? The car does not obey. A man is at the wheel and seems to lead it, but the car does not drive in the desired direction. It moves as another force wishes.

In a letter of 1921 Lenin wrote:

I hope we will be hanged on a stinking rope. And I did not lose the hope that this would happen, because we cannot condemn dirty bureaucracy. If this happens, it will be well done.

This was Lenin’s last hope after a whole life of struggle for the Communist cause: to be justly hanged on a stinking rope. This hope was not fulfilled for him, but almost all of his co-workers were eventually executed by Stalin after confessing publicly that they had served other powers than the proletariat they pretended to help …

There exists a “too late” in our spiritual affairs. Esau repented with many tears for having sold his birthright, but the deal could not be undone. And Lenin, founder of the Soviet state, said on his deathbed,

I committed a great error. My nightmare is to have the feeling that I’m lost in an ocean of blood from the innumerable victims. It is too late to return. To save our country, Russia, we would have needed men like Francis of Assisi. With ten men like him we would have saved Russia.

Tuesday: Chapter Five – A Cruel Counterfeit

We continue today with Richard Wurmbrand‘s Marx and Satan, Chapter Three – Ruined Faith.

I really hope that as many of you as possible, particularly if you have children, are reading the excerpts from this intense book which sheds a light on Karl Marx, the likes of which have not been seen before.

Again, please, if you have anything to do with church programmes, particularly youth-oriented ones, it would certainly be worth someone’s time doing a programme on this book.  The contents are shocking, but high school and university students need to know what lies behind Marx and Marxism.  It is not benevolenceI wish I had known this material years ago.

The full text of Marx and Satan is on Scribd.

Today, we examine more of Marx’s collaborators, including Engels, and find out how they turned from Christianity to satanism.

Some of this content is clearly racist and comes from Marx’s own pen!  If readers have a problem with it, they shouldn’t be angry either with Pastor Wurmbrand or me but with Marx himself.  The man was nothing short of hateful.  I have censored a bit, but Wurmbrand’s text will have the full wording.  If you are left-of-centre or are a committed leftist, I urge you to read what Marx said about blacks and slavery, in particular (see pages 27 and 28).  You might be surprised to find that this egalitarian hero is not quite what socialists and communists portray him as.  Marx was no friend to the minority — ever.  He did not care about them one iota.  He only cared about himself.

Text is taken from pages 21-28.  Subheads are in the original text.  Emphases are mine.

Chapter Three – Ruined Faith

Engels’ Counter-Conversion

Since Friedrich Engels figures prominently in Marx’s life, Iwill give brief material about him. Engels had been brought up in a pietistic family. In fact, in his youth he had composed beautiful Christian poems …

Engels had begun to doubt the Christian faith after reading a book written by a liberal theologian, Bruno Bauer. He had had a great struggle in his heart …

Engels never found his way back to the Word of God, joining instead the one whom he himself had called “the monster possessed by ten thousand devils.” He had experienced a counter-conversion.

What kind of person was Bruno Bauer, the liberal theologian who played a decisive role in the destruction of Engels’s Christian faith and who endorsed Marx in his new anti-Christian ways? Did he have any connection with demons?

Like Engels himself, he started life as a believer and later as a conservative theologian, even writing against critics of the Bible. Afterward he himself became a radical critic of the Holy Scriptures and creator of a materialistic Christianity which insisted that Jesus was only human, not the Son of God. Bauer wrote to his friend Arnold Ruge, also a friend of Marx and Engels, on December 6, 1841:

I deliver lectures here at the university before a large audience. I don’t recognize myself when I pronounce my blasphemies from the pulpit. They are so great that these children, whom nobody should offend, have their hair standing on end. While delivering the blasphemies, I remember how I work piously at home writing an apology of the holy Scriptures and of the Revelation. In any case, it is a very bad demon that possesses me as often as I ascend the pulpit, and I am so weak that I am compelled to yield to him…. My spirit of blasphemy will be satisfied only if I am authorized to preach openly as professor of the atheistic system.

The man who convinced him to become a Communist was the same Moses Hess who had previously convinced Marx. Hess wrote, after meeting Engels in Cologne,

He parted from me as an overzealous Communist. This is how I produce ravages…

To produce ravages-was this Hess’s supreme purpose in life? It is Lucifer’s, too.

The traces of having been a Christian never disappeared from Engels ’s mind. In 1865 he expressed his admiration for the song of the Reformation, “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God,” calling it “a triumphal hymn which became the Marseillaise of the sixteenth century.” There are also other such pro-Christian statements from his pen.

The tragedy of Engels is moving, and even more gripping than that of Marx …

Engels was very well aware of the danger of Satanism. In his book Schelling, Philosopher in Christ, Engels wrote:

Since the terrible French Revolution, an entirely new, devilish spirit has entered into a great part of mankind, and godlessness lifts its daring head in such an unashamed and subtle manner that you would think the prophecies of Scripture are fulfilled now

Engels quotes Scripture after Scripture, just as the most Bible-believing theologian would do …

The man who wrote such poems and such warnings against Satanism, the man who prayed with tears to beware of this danger, the man who recognized Marx as being possessed with a thousand devils, became Marx’s closest collaborator in the devilish fight, “for Communism abolishes eternal truths, it abolishes all religion, and all morality….”

Liberal theology had accomplished this monstrous change. Thus it shares with Marx and Engels the guilt for the tens of millions of innocents killed by communism to date. What spiritual tragedy!

Marx Hates Whole Nations

Shifting now from Engels to Marx, Marx’s whole attitude and conversation were Satanic in nature.

Here I shall answer some questions about Marx’s religious background.  Wikipedia explains that he came from a Jewish background on both sides of the family. Technically, he was a Jew, as his mother was Jewish.  (Her family would later go on to found Philips, the Dutch electronics corporation.)  However, Marx’s father had converted from Judaism to Lutheranism before Karl was born.  This would explain the Christian doctrine and essays that Marx had written at school, of which we read in the first chapter of the book.  Back to the book:

Though a Jew, he wrote a pernicious anti-Jewish book called The Jewish Question. In 1856, he wrote inThe New York Tribune an article entitled “The Russian Loan,” in which we read:

We know that behind every tyrant stands a Jew, as a Jesuit stands behind every Pope. As the army of the Jesuits kills every free thought, so the desire of the oppressed would have chances of success, the usefulness of wars incited by capitalists would cease, if it were not for the Jews who steal the treasures of mankind. It is no wonder that 1856 years ago Jesus chased the usurers from the Jerusalem temple ...

(Strangely, Marx also wrote to the contrary, in The Capital, Volume I, under the heading “The Capitalist Character of Manufacture”: “In the front of the chosen people it was written that they are the property of Jehovah.”)

Many other Jewish Communists imitated Marx in their hatred of Jews. Ruth Fisher, renowned German Jewish Communist leader and a member of Parliament, said: “Squash the Jewish capitalists, hang them from the lamp posts; tread them under your feet.” Why just the Jewish capitalists and not the others remains an unanswered question.

Marx hated not only the Jews, but also the Germans: “Beating is the only means of resurrecting the Germans.” He spoke about “the stupid German people … the disgusting national narrowness of the Germans” and said that “Germans, Chinese, and Jews have to be compared with peddlers and small merchants.” He called the Russians “cabbage-eaters.” The Slavic peoples were “ethnic trash.” He expressed his hatred of many nations, but never his love.

Marx wrote in his new year’s roundup of 1848 about “the Slavic riffraff,” which included Russians, Czechs, and Croats. These “retrograde” races had nothing left for them by fate except “the immediate task of perishing in the revolutionary world storm.” “The coming world war will cause not only reactionary classes and dynasties, but entire reactionary peoples, to disappear from the face of the earth. And that will be progress.” “Their very name will vanish.”

Neither Marx nor Engels were concerned about the destruction of millions of people. The former wrote,

A silent, unavoidable revolution is taking place in society, a revolution that cares as little about the human lives it destroys as an earthquake cares about the houses it ravages. Classes and races that are too weak to dominate the new conditions of existence will be defeated.

In contrast, Hitler, who desired only the enslavement and not the destruction of these nations, was much more humane than Marx.

Engels wrote in the same vein:

… without violence and without pitilessness nothing can be obtained in history.

Marx, the man who posed as a fighter for the proletariat, called this class of people “stupid boys, rogues, asses”.

Engels well knew what to expect from them. He wrote, “The democratic, red, yes, even the Communist mob, will never love us.”

Marx identified black people with “idiots” and constantly used the offensive term “n—–” in private correspondence …

Marx even championed slavery in North America …

Without slavery, North America, the most progressive of countries, would be transformed into a patriarchal country. Wipe North America from the map of the world and you will have anarchy- the complete decay of modern commerce and civilization. Abolish slavery and you will have wiped America off the map of nations.

Marx also wrote, “The Devil take the British!”– In spite of such denunciations, there are plenty of British, as well as American, Marxists.

Another interjection — note that Marx thought that London was good enough to live in from 1849 – 1883, the year he died.  He is buried in Highgate Cemetery.  The father of Ed Miliband, the current leader of the Labour Party, requested burial nearby!  The hypocrisy!  Back to the end of the chapter now:

Satan Is in the Family

Marx’s favorite daughter, Eleanor, with her father’s approval, married Edward Eveling. He lectured on such subjects as “The Wickedness of God.” (Just as Satanists do. Unlike atheists, they do not deny the existence of God, except to deceive others; they know of His existence, but describe Him as wicked.) In his lectures he tried to prove that God is “an encourager of polygamy and an instigator totheft.” He advocated the right to blaspheme …

Tomorrow: Chapter Four – Too Late

We continue today with excerpts from Richard Wurmbrand‘s Marx and Satan, a short yet powerful book that will come as a surprise to many, as it did to me.

One person who wouldn’t be surprised by this is columnist Linda Kimball, who writes for Patriots and Liberty (see my blogroll). Linda has researched the progressive and New Age movements and has found a similar demonic element in both.  Whilst you are reading Marx and Satan, you might also want to check out a few of Linda’s articles, ‘Demonic Karl Marx’, ‘Spellbound by Evil’ and ‘Socialism and Two Kinds of People’.

If anyone reading this runs a youth group or is a pastor or elder, please see if you can circulate the link to Marx and Satan to your high school and college-aged members.  It’s vital that kids read it and that your church presents a programme on it.  If this book had been around when I was growing up, it would have helped me fall out of love rather quickly with progressivism.  Instead, I was deeply influenced by it most of my life — and I do mean most.  I never even knew this connection between Marx and Satan existed until a few months ago!

The full text of Marx and Satan is on Scribd.

In Chapter Two – Against All Gods, Wurmbrand looks at Marx’s family relationships (see the document for those excerpts) and others who befriended him and shared his interests in the satanic.  The chapter opens with an 18-year old Marx writing his father cryptically about his (Karl’s) need to replace God.  Marx’s father correctly interprets his son’s intentions and replies, telling him that only if ‘no demon’ is influencing him, will he be happy.

The following comes from pages 10-21 of the online text. Subheads are in the book.  Emphases are mine.

Chapter Two – Against All Gods

When he wrote the works quoted in the last chapter, Marx, a premature genius, was only eighteen. His life’s program had thus already been established. He had no vision of serving mankind, the proletariat, or socialism. He merely wished to bring the world to ruin, to build for himself a throne whose bulwark would be human fear

Marx had started out with artistic ambitions. His poems and drama are important in revealing the state of his heart; but having no literary value, they received no recognition. Lack of success in drama gave us a Goebbels, the propaganda minister of the Nazis;  in philosophy a Rosenberg, the purveyor of German racism; in painting and architecture a Hitler.

Hitler was a poet too. It can be assumed that he never read Marx’s poetry, but the resemblance is striking. In his poems Hitler mentions the same Satanist practices … “Wotan” is the chief god of German heathen mythology. “Runes” were symbols used for writing in olden times.

Hitler soon abandoned a poetic career, and so did Marx, who exchanged it for a revolutionary career in the name of Satan against a society which had not appreciated his poems. This is conceivably one of the motives for his total rebellion. Being despised as a Jew was perhaps another.

Two years after his father’s expressed concern, in 1839, the young Marx wrote The Difference Between Democritus’ aid Epicures’ Philosophy of Nature, in the preface to which he aligns himself with the declaration of Aeschylus, “I harbor hatred against all gods.” This he qualifies by stating that he is against all gods on earth and in heaven that do not recognize human self-consciousness as the supreme godhead.

Marx was an avowed enemy of all gods, a man who had bought his sword from the prince of darkness at the price of his soul. He had declared it his aim to draw all mankind into the abyss and to follow them laughing …

His daughter Eleanor says that Marx told her and her sisters many stories when they were children. The one she liked most was about a certain Hans Röckle.

The telling of the story lasted months and months, because it was a long, long story and never finished. Hans Röckle was a witch … who had a shop with toys and many debts…. Though he was a witch, he was always in financial need. Therefore he had to sell against his will all his beautiful things, piece after piece, to the Devil

Just to interject, if you read yesterday’s entry, you will have discovered that even as a young man, Marx was beset by debt because of his reckless spending habits.  Now, back to the book:

There can be very little doubt that those interminable stories were autobiographical. He had the Devil’s view of the world, and the Devil’s malignity. Sometimes he seemed to know that he was accomplishing works of evil

When Marx had finished Oulanem and other early poems in which he wrote about having a pact with the Devil, he had no thought of socialism. He even fought against it. He was editor of a German magazine, the Rheinische Zeitung, which “does not concede even theoretical validity to Communist ideas in their present form, let alone desire their practical realization, which it anyway finds impossible…. Attempts by masses to carry out Communist ideas can be answered by a cannon as soon as they have become dangerous….”

Marx Will Chase God from Heaven

After reaching this stage in his thinking, Marx met Moses Hess, the man who played the most important role in his life, the man who led him to embrace the Socialist ideal.

Hess calls him “Dr. Marx –my idol, who will give the last kick to medieval religion and politics.” To give a kick to religion was Marx’s first aim, not socialism.

Georg Jung, another friend of Marx at that time, writes even more clearly in 1841 that Marx will surely chase God from His heaven and will even sue Him. Marx calls Christianity one of the most immoral religions. No wonder, for Marx now believed that Christians of ancient times had slaughtered men and eaten their flesh.

These then were the expectations of those who initiated Marx into the depths of Satanism. There is no support for the view that Marx entertained lofty social ideals about helping mankind, saw religion as a hindrance in fulfilling this ideal, and for this reason embraced an antireligious attitude. On the contrary, Marx hated any notion of God or gods. He determined to be the man who would kick out God-all this before he had embraced socialism, which was only the bait to entice proletarians and intellectuals to embrace this devilish ideal.

Eventually Marx claims not to even admit the existence of a Creator. Incredibly, he maintained that mankind shaped itself.  He wrote,

Seeing that for the Socialist man all of so-called world history is nothing other than the creation of man through human work, than the development of nature for man, he has the incontestable proof of his being born from himself…. The criticism of religion ends with the teaching that man is the supreme being for man.

When no Creator is acknowledged, there is no one to give us commandments, or to whom we are accountable. Marx confirms this by stating, “Communists preach absolutely no morals.” When the Soviets in their early years adopted the slogan, “Let us drive out the capitalists from earth and God from heaven,” they were merely fulfilling the legacy of Karl Marx.

One of the peculiarities of [bl]ack magic, as mentioned earlier, is the inversion of names. Inversions in general so permeated Marx’s whole manner of thinking that he used them throughout. He  answered Proudhon’s bookThe Philosophy of Miserywith another book entitled The Misery of Philosophy. He also wrote, “We have to use instead of the weapon of criticism, the criticism of weapons” …

Shifting gears somewhat, men usually wore beards in Marx’s time, but not beards like his, and they did not have long hair. Marx’s manner and appearance was characteristic of the disciples of Joanna Southcott, a cultist priestess of an occult sect who claimed to be in contact with the ghost Shiloh.

It is strange that some sixty years after her death in 1814, the Chatham group of Southcottians were joined by a soldier, James White, who, after his period of service in India, returned and took the lead locally, developing further the doctrines of Joanna … with a communistic tinge.

Marx did not often speak publicly about metaphysics, but we can gather his views from the men with whom he associated. One of his partners in the First International was Mikhail Bakunin [mentioned in this post], a Russian anarchist, who wrote:

The Evil One is the satanic revolt against divine authority, revolt in which we see the fecund germ of all human emancipations, the revolution. Socialists recognise each other by the words “In the name of the one to whom a great wrong has been done.”

Satan [is] the eternal rebel, the first freethinker and the emancipator of worlds. He makes man ashamed of his bestial ignorance and obedience; he emancipates him, stamps upon his brow the seal of liberty and humanity, in urging him to disobey and eat of the fruit of knowledge.

Bakunin does more than praise Lucifer. He has a concrete program of revolution, but not one that would free the poor from exploitation. He writes:

In this revolution we will have to awaken the Devil in the people, to stir up the basest passions. Our mission is to destroy, not to edify. The passion of destruction is a creative passion.

Marx and Engels said in The Communist Manifesto that the proletarian sees law, morality, and religion as “so many bourgeois prejudices, behind which lurk in ambush just as many bourgeois interests.”

A note before we go further into the text, which discusses Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865), a French politician who is considered to be the first person to refer to himself as an anarchist. He developed influential theories behind anarchism and helped to organise it, writing ‘Anarchy is Order’, which later inspired the anarchists’ symbol which we see today, the circled ‘A’.  He also believed that personal property is theft. Now, back to the book:

Bakunin reveals that Proudhon, another major Socialist thinker and at that time a friend of Karl Marx, also “worshiped Satan.” Hess had introduced Marx to Proudhon, who wore the same hairstyle typical of the nineteenth-century Satanist sect of Joanna Southcott.

Proudhon, in The Philosophy of Misery, declared that God was the prototype for injustice.

He exclaims,

Come, Satan, slandered by the small and by kings. God is stupidity and cowardice; God is hypocrisy and falsehood; God is tyranny and poverty; God is evil. Where humanity bows before an altar, humanity, the slave of kings and priests, will be condemned…. I swear, God, with my hand stretched out towards the heavens, that you are nothing more than the executioner of my reason, the sceptre of my conscience…. God is essentially anticivilized, antiliberal, antihuman.

Heinrich Heine, the renowned German poet, was a third intimate friend of Marx. He too was a Satan fancier …

I am not revengeful. I would like to love my enemies. But I cannot love them before taking revenge upon them. Only then my heart opens for them. As long as one has not avenged himself, bitterness remains in the heart.

… Marx and his entourage thought alike. Lunatcharski, a leading philosopher who was once minister of education of the U.S.S.R., wrote in Socialism and Religion that Marx set aside all contact with God and instead put Satan in front of marching proletarian columns.

It is essential at this point to state emphatically that Marx and his comrades, while anti-God, were not atheists, as present-day Marxists claim to be. That is, while they openly denounced and reviled God, they hated a God in whom they believed. They challenged not His existence, but His supremacy …

Marx’s Devilish Poetry

… In his poem “Human Pride,” Marx admits that his aim is not to improve the world or to reform or revolutionize it, but simply to ruin it and to enjoy its being ruined.

Marx adopted Satanism after intense inner struggle. He ceased writing poems during a period of severe illness, a result of the tempest within his heart. He wrote at that time about his vexation at having to make an idol of a view he detested. He felt sick

In The Revolted Man, Albert Camus stated that thirty volumes of Marx and Engels have never been published and expressed the presumption that they are not much like what is generally known as Marxism. On reading this, I had one of my secretaries write to the Marx Institute in Moscow, asking if this assertion of the French writer is true …

The vice director, one Professor M. Mtchedlov, after saying Camus lied, nevertheless confirmed his allegations. Mtchedlov wrote that of a total of one hundred volumes, only thirteen have appeared. He offered a ridiculous excuse for this: World War II forestalled the printing of the other volumes. The letter was written in 1980, thirty-five years after the end of the war. And the State Publishing House of the Soviet Union surely has sufficient funds.

From this letter it is clear that though the Soviet Communists had all the manuscripts for one hundred volumes, they chose to publish only thirteen. There is no other explanation than that most of Marx’s ideas were deliberately kept secret.

… Always in need of funds, Marx lost much money at the stock exchange, where he, the great economist, knew only how to lose.

Marx was an intellectual of high caliber, as was Engels. But their correspondence is full of obscenities, unusual for their class of society. Foul language abounds, and there is not one letter in which one hears an idealist speaking about his humanist or Socialist dream.

Since the Satanist sect is highly secret, we have only reports about the possibilities of Marx’s connections with it. But his disorderly life is undoubtedly another link in the chain of evidence already considered.

Tomorrow: Chapter Three – Ruined Faith

Yesterday’s post featured Richard Wurmbrand‘s introduction to his book Marx and Satan.

Today, I offer you excerpts from the first chapter, Changed Loyalties, in which Wurmbrand traces the transformation of Karl Marx’s Christian beliefs to satanic ones.  As I’m just providing a taster below, don’t think for a moment that Wurmbrand did not explore these in more detail.  Therefore, I highly recommend that you read Marx and Satan in its entirety online, as posted on Scribd.

It’s a short, excellent book which is good for high school and university students to read during summer holidays. If it had been around when I was growing up and someone had brought it to my attention, it would have transformed my view of socialism and communism from the startThis is the sort of book which teens and young adults should be studying at Sunday School. 

Subheads below are from the book.  Emphases are mine.  Excerpts come from pages 2 – 10.

Marx’s Christian Writings

Today much of the world is still Marxist. Marxism in one form or another is embraced by many in capitalist countries, too. There are even Christians, aid amazingly, clergymen, some in high standing, who are sure that while Jesus might have had the right answers about how to get to heaven, Marx had the right answers about how to help the hungry, destitute, and oppressed here on earth …

In order for the masses to achieve happiness, more is needed than the overthrow of capitalism. Marx writes:

The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of man is a requisite for their real happiness. The call to abandon their illusions about their conditions is a call to abandon a condition which requires illusions. The criticism of religion is, therefore, the criticism of this vale of tears of which religion is the halo …

This is how Marxists explain their position, and sadly there are clergymen who explain it in the same way. Rev Oestreicher of Britain said in a sermon:

Sociologically, the Church was and largely still is on the side of the world’s exploiters … It was no cheap jibe a hundred years ago to say that religion was the opium of the masses… As members of the body of Christ we must come in simple penitence knowing that we owe a deep debt to every Communist

Who was Marx? In his early youth, Karl Marx professed to be and lived as a Christian. His first written work is called The Union of the Faithful with Christ …

At approximately the same time Marx writes in his thesis Considerations of a Young Man on Choosing His Career:

Religion itself teaches us that the Ideal toward which all strive sacrificed Himself for humanity, and who shall dare contradict such claims? If we have chosen the position in which we can accomplish the most for Him, then we can never be crushed by burdens, because they are only sacrifices made for the sake of all …

However, in a thesis written at the same time he repeated six times the word “destroy,” which not even one of his colleagues used in the exam. “Destroy” then became his nickname. It was natural for him to want to destroy because he spoke about mankind as “human trash”

Marx’s First Anti-God Writings

… A new Marx began to emerge.

He writes in a poem, “I wish to avenge myself against the One who rules above.” So he was convinced that there is One above who rules, but was quarrelling with Him. Yet, the One above had done him no wrong. Marx belonged to a relatively well-to-do family. He had not faced hunger in his childhood. He was much better off than many fellow students. What produced such a terrible hatred for God? No personal motive is known. Was Karl Marx in this declaration only someone else’s mouthpiece? We don’t know.

At an age when most young men have beautiful dreams of doing good to others and preparing a career for themselves, the young Marx wrote the following lines in his poem “Invocation of One in Despair”:

… I shall build my throne high overhead,

Cold, tremendous shall its summit be.

For its bulwark– superstitious dread.

For its marshal– blackest agony …

Marx dreamt about ruining the world created by God. He said in another poem:

… Every word of mine is fire and action.

My breast is equal to that of the Creator.

The words “I shall build my throne high overhead” and the confession that from the one sitting
on this throne will emanate only dread and agony remind us of Lucifer’s proud boast, “I will
ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God” (Isaiah 14:13).

Perhaps it was no coincidence that Bakunin, who was for a time one of Marx’s most intimate friends, wrote,

One has to worship Marx in order to be loved by him. One has at least to fear him in order to be tolerated by him. Marx is extremely proud, up to dirt and madness.

The Satanist Church and Oulanem

Why did Marx wish such a throne?

The answer is found in a little-known drama which he also composed during his student years. It is called Oulanem

Characteristically, “Oulanem” is an inversion of a holy name. It is an anagram of Emmanuel, a Biblical name of Jesus which means in Hebrew “God with us.”  Such inversions of names are considered effective in black magic.

We will be able to understand the drama Oulanem only in the light of a strange confession that Marx made in a poem called “The Player,” later downplayed by both himself and his followers …

See this sword?

The prince of darkness

Sold it to me.

For me he beats the time and gives the signs.

Ever more boldly I play the dance of death.

These lines take on special significance when we learn that in the rites of higher initiation in the Satanist cult an “enchanted” sword which ensures success is sold to the candidate. He pays for it by signing a covenant, with blood taken from his wrists, agreeing that his soul will belong to Satan after death …

Who speaks through Marx in this drama [Oulanem — excerpted earlier in the text on page 7]? Is it reasonable to expect a young student to entertain as his life’s dream the vision of mankind entering into the abyss of darkness (”outer darkness” is a Biblical expression for hell) and of himself laughing as he follows those he has led to unbelief? Nowhere in the world is this ideal cultivated except in the initiation rites of the Satanist church at its highest degrees …

Marx had loved the words of Mephistopheles in Faust: “Everything in existence is worth being destroyed.” Everything, including the proletariat and the comrades. Marx quotes these words in The 18th Brumaire. Stalin acted on them and destroyed even his own family.

Satan is called in Faust the spirit that denies everything. This is precisely Marx’s attitude … Marx said about himself that he is “the most outstanding hater of the so-called positive.”

The Satanist sect is not materialistic. It believes in eternal life. Oulanem, the person through whom Marx speaks, does not question this. He asserts eternal life, but as a life of hate magnified to its extreme

We begin now to understand what has happened to young Marx. He had had Christian convictions, but had not led a consistent life. His correspondence with his father testifies to his squandering great sums of money on pleasures and his constant quarrelling with parental authority about this and other matters. Then he seems to have fallen in with the tenets of the highly secret Satanist church and received the rites of initiation

Honest men, as well as men inspired by God, often seek to serve their fellowmen by writing books to increase their store of knowledge, improve their morality, stimulate religious sentiments, or at least provide relaxation and amusement. The Devil is the only being who consciously purveys only evil to humankind, and he does this through his elect servants.

As far as I know, Marx is the only renowned author who has ever called his own writings “sh-t,” “swinish books.” He consciously, deliberately gives his readers filth. No wonder, then, that some of his disciples, Communists in Romania and Mozambique, forced prisoners to eat their own excrement and drink their own urine.

In Oulanem Marx does what the Devil does: he consigns the entire human race to damnation. Oulanem is probably the only drama in the world in which all the characters are aware of their own corruption, and flaunt it and celebrate it with conviction. In this drama there is no black and white. There exist no Claudius and Ophelia, Iago and Desdemona. Here all are servants of darkness, all reveal aspects of Mephistopheles. All are Satanic, corrupt, doomed.

Tomorrow: Chapter Two – Against All Gods

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