“The elites and elite institutions are abandoning classic liberalism for progressive Marxism that regards justice in terms of groups. It encourages people to identify with groups – ethnic, sexual, and otherwise – and to think of Good and Evil as a matter of power dynamics among the groups.
A utopian vision drives these progressives, one that compels them to seek to rewrite history and reinvent language to reflect their ideals of social justice.
Further, these utopian progressives are constantly changing language, standards of thought, speech, and behavior.
Under this Progressive/Marxist religious ideology, you can never be sure when those in power will come after you as the villain for having said or done something that was perfectly fine the day before.
“You will not be able to predict what will be held against you tomorrow. You have no idea what completely normal thing you do today, or say today, will be used against you to destroy you. This is what people in the Soviet Union saw. We know how it works.” – A Soviet-born émigré who teaches in a university deep in the US heartland. [Source: Live Not by Lies by Rod Dreher]
Because progressivism uses language that is soft and endearing, it catches those without a Biblical Worldview, unawares, and makes it hard for Americans schooled in Progressive/Marxism in the schools, churches, and media to recognize what is happening.
Most Americans born after the early 1960s have no idea that communism [aka Marxism, socialism, and now progressivism] is a militant atheistic ideology/religion and declares Christianity its mortal enemy.
In my estimation, 50-80% of Catholics and so-called evangelicals are at best “professing christians” and thus will be the ones most shocked when these progressives come after them – even though the vast majority voted for them.
There is an old Eastern European saying [from the communist days] that “You can vote yourself into Communism, but you have to shoot your way out.”
Progressives once in power will gut the Constitution starting either with the First Amendment or the Second. If history is any indicator, my guess would be the Second Amendment. And besides, they have been using soft-totalitarianism to gut the First Amendment for the last 20 years.
If America does not get their spiritual lives in order, there is slim hope of resisting this soft-totalitarianism before it turns into hard-core totalitarianism.
In 2003, the Barna Research Group conducted a nationwide survey and determined that only 4 percent of Americans had a “biblical” worldview. When George Barna, who has researched cultural trends and the Christian Church since 1984, looked at the “born-again” believers in America, the results were a dismal 9 percent.
This calculates out to approximately 7.5M Americans are True, Real Christians who are Born Again AND have a Biblical Worldview.
On the eve of his forced exile from then Soviet Russia, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn published a final message to his fellow Russians titled “Live Not by Lies”.
In this essay, he challenged the pessimistic claim that the totalitarian system was so powerful that the ordinary man or woman cannot change it.
Nonsense, he said. The foundation of Progressive/Marxist/Communist is an ideology made up of lies. The system depends on people’s fears of challenging these lies for its very existence. This is how so few elites, can control billions of people worldwide.
There are only three institutions of influence in America.
- Education – specifically public education.
- Media – news, entertainment industry, literature, and art
- And finally – Churches.
Progressive Marxism controls the first two nearly completely and probably the majority of the churches.
Our duty as Born-Again Christians is to NEVER knowingly support lies.
We must be willing to live outside the mob, courageously defend truth, and be willing to endure the consequences.
We may have to live in this world of lies but we do not need to choose to allow the world to live in us.
You may not have the courage or strength to stand up in the public square and say what you truly believe, but you can at least refuse to affirm the lies through any form of acquiescence.
Sometimes being a dissident means speaking up and sometimes it may mean keeping silent when you aren’t expected to.
We need to Stand in Solidarity:
A time of persecution and painful testing is coming. Lukewarm, shallow, professing “christians” – those who practice progressive theology, WILL NOT come through this with their faith intact. They will be the ones Jesus is speaking of in Matthew 7:21-23.
It is time to start preparing for “living not by lies”.
- When you can, stop giving your business to progressives.
- Distance yourself from Big Brother/Big Tech surveillance
- Find new ways to communicate with fellow Christians.
- Join or form a small “underground” group to be your new “safe” community of like-minded people. While at the same time, keep your enemies close.
Can keeping silent be a lie?
When you hear or read something that is a lie, instead of setting the record straight you either say nothing (which is a way of agreeing) or you agree just to keep the peace, be faltering, or to be “kind”.
Never Knowingly Support a Lie.
It is better to be divided by Truth than united by lies.