"Jesus was a socialist!"
There's a remarkable, ironic incongruity evident when those who desperately cry against a statue of the Ten Commandments in a courthouse in the same breath plead for their agenda because "that's what Jesus would want."
Yet perhaps the irony fades when seen in the light of two crucial truths; first, that the Jesus of their socialistic gospel is not the Jesus revealed in the pages of Scripture, but is an idol fashioned in the image of Marx; second, that the separation of Church and State is as impossible as the separation of soul and body.
There is perhaps no idea so important, so relevant, as this one is to the political climate of today. In a culture of bubble-wrapped, emasculated, truthless "tolerance," the political realm can acknowledge no god but Caesar. Yet this is precisely the dilemma which faces the supposedly irreligious politicos:
They will always acknowledge a god.
The question is not whether religion will be allowed in the realm of politics, but which religion.
Will it be Islam, with its brutal and tyrannical but self-consistent sharia? Humanism, with its arbitrary, self-contradictory, thoroughly lost and ultimately despotic platitudes? Christianity, with its loving, perfect, liberating laws? Or simply government as god, state as savior, the empty promise of redemption through men tainted by the very thing from which redemption is sought- sin?
It is time for the great facade of secular neutrality to be torn down.
This is the real reason why all evidences of true Christianity must be stripped away from America's schools and courtrooms; not because religion cannot be allowed into the state, but because the Christian religion contradicts the religion of the state.
How can "thou shalt not steal" be displayed in a courtroom which endorses theft? How can "thou shalt not kill" be displayed in a school that provides abortifacients? How can "thou shalt not commit adultery" be displayed in a town hall which condones homosexuality?
Those remnants of Christian doctrine are heresy in the eyes of the priests and priestesses of this new religion, a religion with a new "Jesus," a new "Bible," and a new god.
The intolerance of the left only makes sense when it is understood for what it truly is; not the confused and arbitrary condemnation of religion by those who desire to preserve political purity, but rather a modern sort of inquisition, a jihad, a crusade against the one religion which the monolithic magisterium of socialism cannot withstand:
The Church of Marx cannot tolerate the Church of Christ, yet the Church of Marx needs a way to control a population which overwhelmingly claims to be part of the Church of Christ. Herein lies the sinister genius of the "new Jesus."
The left has at once hidden itself behind a facade of religious neutrality while subtly substituting the true tenets of Christianity with their new gospel; a gospel of redemption through social justice rather than the bloody Cross of Jesus Christ.
Once this substitution has been made, the rest is easy. In Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand sums the idea up nicely:
"There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them... just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted--and you create a nation of law-breakers--and then you cash in on guilt."And so the left has done, both in the literal world of laws and prisons and in the realm of ideas- and it is the ideological prison which has chained America. By poisoning the well of Truth which is Christianity, by perverting the tenets of Scripture, the left has rendered American Christendom largely confused and politically impotent; instead of standing firm on the truth of Scripture, the Church in America weakly flings conservative platitudes against liberal ones, always a little less wrong than the Marxist, but rarely any more right.
The godless left is just as religious as the Christian right, but the former has convinced the latter that their religion has no place in the political sphere.
The people of God in America have been disarmed of their Sword; worse, they have flung It down and joined their enemies in ridiculing It. It is not ultimately Marx's fault that America has let go of the legacy of Christian liberty left her by her forefathers; the blame falls squarely at the feet of an unfaithful Church.
It is time for the Church to awake again; to repent, to return, to reform, to again, as the prophets of old, proclaim the real and living Jesus, and decry the new gospel of the Church of Marx for the lie that it is.
Until this is undone, no serious progress towards liberty in this nation can be accomplished. Jesus said "Whoever is not with Me is against Me." America needs to remember this. Any entity which claims to be irreligious is by necessity anti-Christian; any entity which claims to be Christian must by definition submit to the Word of God.
So let the Christian right first remember that the Marxists are just as devout, just as puritanical, just as desperately clinging to their religion as the Christians are.
Then, she must remind the eager evangelist of the Marxian mysteries that in the same Bible which he quotes so glibly it is written: "thou shalt not steal."
Which means that Jesus definitely wasn't a socialist.