Editor’s Note: “And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil.” John 3:19 ESV
How did one of the greatest Christian societies in the world decline to the point in which Bible-believing Christians may soon be criminalized in our own country? What happened to America’s Judeo-Christian foundation? Consider the concept of “cultural hegemony,” and let’s look at some history.
Karl Marx believed faith in God was like a bad drug. He once said, “The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion.” Disciples of Marxism believe in and work toward a state-controlled, godless paradise. Capitalism and western civilization have been in their way. In fact, Marx claimed that mankind’s foundation was the history of the “class struggle.”
Following in his footsteps in the early 1900s, atheist, philosopher, and founder of the Communist Party of Italy Antonio Gramsci believed the new battleground must become the culture. America would never be defeated militarily. In order to overthrow the greatest nation on earth, Marxists had to destroy the traditional family, weaken our morality, and infiltrate churches, schools, media, entertainment, literature, and academia. And they did.
Gramsci believed the goals of Karl Marx would never be reached as long as Christianity was strong in America. He was right! Antonio Gramsci was known for promoting the concept of cultural hegemony; grinding down the morality of a culture to destroy its foundation. He was patient; and he thought of this agenda as a long, evolutionary march through the major institutions in America in order to break down the wall of Christianity over a few generations.
Have disciples of Marx and Gramsci been successful?
Gramsci was a key influence of Chicago radical and father of community organizing Saul Alinsky, who as many of us now know heavily influenced Barack Obama. Along with Margaret Sanger, John Dewey, and Alfred Kinsey, they have been some of the people most detrimental to the moral and spiritual foundation of the United States.
Over the last fifty to seventy-five years, the decline has been swift in America, and the decay of our culture has accelerated while the church became more comfortable and apathetic. Too many professing Christians were conforming to the world as anti-Christian agendas were being implemented, a lethal combination.
A global movement toward ecumenism (unity among all churches and religions) and a one world government are in the works as the Middle East is on the brink of self destruction if not nuclear war. America keeps printing money as big government refuses to cut spending and reduce the national debt. The economy could soon implode; and with wide open borders, out of control immigration is at epic proportions.
The stage is set for disaster; and yet, debates over same sex “marriage,” gender confusion, and bathroom rights seem to occupy the media as well as our culture. By the way, most of us know the issue is not about marriage or equal rights for the LGBT community, but the destruction of marriage itself, along with the family unit and biblical Christianity in America.
Barring a miracle of God and our repentance leading…