Viewpoint of Mark Cadwallader, Creation Moments Board Chairman
Growing numbers of people gathered on the fertile plain watered by the two great rivers. There, in the sunny warm climate, they could easily harvest multiple crops per year. And they could easily mold bricks and set them with tar and asphalt from the abundant pits. “So they said, ‘Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name (for ourselves), lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth’” (Genesis 11:4).
You know the history. The people were in direct disobedience to the Lord’s repeated command – a resistance to his divine will to venture forth and populate the whole earth. And they were caught up in their own humanistic pride. Jewish historian Josephus wrote regarding Babel in his Antiquities of the Jews. He described how Nimrod was the principal one to excite the post-flood world population in their rebellion against God and attempt of a humanist utopia. He noted in a 2,000-year-old statement, keenly insightful in its understanding of the antichrist spirit: “Nimrod … gradually changed the government into a tyranny, seeing no other way of turning man from the fear of God but by bringing them into a constant dependence upon its power” (Josephus: The Complete Works, Volume 40).
As we continue through prolonged pandemic lockdowns, we should realize that there is “a method to this madness” – one of conditioning people to government authority, control and provision in the place of God. This displacement of freedom under God by big government is also the goal of communism and the thinking of Karl Marx. He and his fellows realized that a government tyranny can be established with violence and revolution from stirred-up grievances – the “oppressed” against the “oppressor”. And a great deception is employed that power and abundance will accrue from a new humanist utopia to the oppressed people.
Yet, because of man’s fundamental depravity, this never happens. Any kind of humanism is flawed because mankind is fundamentally flawed. And an elite group brings in their new mandated “utopia” with more godless oppression and their own addiction to government power. As with Nimrod and with the various forms of Marxism, godlessness must be invoked to properly support an all-powerful and all-wise State in the minds of the people. The biblical God and Christianity stand in the way.
Marx was intent on subverting Christianity and was a man fascinated and inspired by the devil and his domain (Marx and Satan, R. Wurmbrand, 1986; The Devil and Karl Marx, P. Kengor, 2020). He rejoiced with the publishing of Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species in 1859, seeing it as scientific corroboration of godlessness – of his anti-God ideology. Today, we can see his ideas emerging in all the “wokeness”, “cancel culture”, “social justice” and the “cultural Marxism” of our time.
In fact, the founders of the organization Black Lives Matter (BLM) have publicly called themselves “trained Marxists”. And Antifa groups first arose during the Russian Revolution, migrated to Germany, where they fought to bring about another Marxist revolution, and have then come to the USA. Many of them are Satanists as well as Marxists.
The founders of BLM are also practitioners of witchcraft, with co-founder Patrisse Cullors and others advocating the system of Ifa, a West African religion of divination through calling up the dead, the “ancestor spirits” (wikipedia.org/wiki/Ifá). They credit it and Marxism for empowering themselves and their movement. (The empowerment is like that of the Tower of Babel – used as a temple to commune with spirits. The name Babel in Babylonian is “Babili”, which means “the gate of god”.)
And indeed there is a power that has taken hold worldwide – with reactions of support all across the world, taking knees of submission, chanting the names of the favored dead, and flooding the coffers of BLM with over $1.6 billion. Professional sports enterprises, major corporations, universities, young people with desires to advance “social justice” and a major political party have all championed the cause. Yet, so much of the rush to judgment has been without all the facts. And so much of the reaction has been in a spirit of hatred, thuggery, violence, intimidation, condemnation, guilt and fear. This is not of God, but of a dark power.
BLM – along with much of academia, government, and business today, corrupted by humanist values and lack of moral clarity – advocates “Critical Race Theory” (CRT), which is not true civil rights. CRT, which arose in the 1990s, is an extension of “Critical Theory”, which came from the cultural Marxists – those who realized that revolution could only happen when the institutions of Western Civilization were sufficiently worn down. Undermine the institutions – education, family values, religion, social cohesion, etc. – and you can set things up for Marxism. CRT applies cultural Marxism to race, defining the “white” race as “the oppressor” and “blacks” as “the oppressed”.
Therefore, it is not good enough to say, “I am a person who happens to be black.” We must not say that we are, first and foremost, people, created by God and are of “one blood” (Acts 17:26) … and were divided at Babel into different languages and family groups. Rather, in CRT, people of color must say: “I am Black” because my “race” is the definition of my being, including being a person who is oppressed. This hearkens back to “scientific racism”, where human beings were supposedly not one subspecies, homo-sapiens, but had multiple origins. Race supposedly determined most all things about us. “Scientific racism” comes out of early evolutionary theory and is actually a “pseudo-science”.
The more evolution is accepted without question, the easier it becomes for Marxism and its various aberrations (like Critical Race Theory) to take root in the university setting. This is, in fact, what has happened. Evolution has held the intellectual ground in our educational institutions for a long time, so it is easy to see why Marxist theories and Socialism are accepted in our society today. It is the legitimizing of godlessness that Marx rejoiced in! This is another reason why Creation Moments needs to continue proclaiming the truth of creation and our great Creator! Moreover, it is why Christians do well by boycotting the public schools, choosing instead to homeschool their children or to send them to Christian schools!
Although the devil wields a sinister power, the Bible reminds us that “greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world” (1 John 4:4). We need to remind ourselves of that, and to pray against unrighteousness. We need to draw deeply on the Spirit of God within each of us as Christians for power to combat the conditioning and intimidations of the antichrist spirit, which is increasing at this juncture in history. Each of us can be empowered by the Spirit to labor according to the gifts He has abundantly bestowed on us!
As the election approaches in America, thank you for exercising biblical discernment and for supporting candidates who stand for biblical truth! Thank you also for your prayers and support as Creation Moments proclaims biblical truth to a world caught up in deception. God bless you! It is a joy and a blessing to labor with you at this time in history!
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