Christians started the Marxist Revolution. Stop blaming the atheists! Yes, it’s documented, all you historical Luddites. Christian communists assert evidence from the Bible suggests the first Christians, including the Apostles, established their own small communist society in the years following Jesus’ death and resurrection. Advocates of Christian communism argue that it was taught by Jesus and practiced by the Apostles themselves. In fact, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, and Hinduism have all had well documented ties with, and support of, Communism.
Christian communists agree(d) with the economic and existential aspects of Marxist theory. Capitalism exploits the working class for profit and wage-labor is a tool of human alienation promoting arbitrary, unjust authority. Christian communism, like Marxism, also holds that capitalism feeds the negative aspects of human nature, replacing values like mercy, kindness, justice and compassion in favor of greed, selfishness and blind ambition.
Christian communists also share some of the political goals of Marxists, for example replacing capitalism with socialism, which should in turn be followed by communism.
A Brief History: Marx was a Jew who was baptized into the Lutheran church, in Aug, 1824. As an adult he was influenced away from Christianity by his contemporaries, Hegel and Feuerbach. Around 1847, Marx joined the “League of the Just,” a christian organization whose stated goal was “the establishment of the Kingdom of God on Earth, based on the ideals of love of one’s neighbor, equality and justice” and eventually secularized it, and it was renamed the Communist League.
Where is it found in the bible? Glad you asked.
(Act 2:44 KJV) And all that believed were together, and had all things common;
(Act 2:45 KJV) And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.
(Act 4:32 KJV) And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.
(Act 4:34 KJV) Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,
(Act 4:35 KJV) And laid them down at the apostles’ feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.
(Mat 19:16 KJV) And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
(Mat 19:21 KJV) Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.
(Mat 19:22 KJV) But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.
(Mat 19:23 KJV) Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.
(Mat 19:24 KJV) And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
Then there’s Ananias and Sapphira who were killed by Peter for holding back money from a sale-
(Act 5:1 KJV) But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession,
(Act 5:2 KJV) And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles’ feet.
(Act 5:3 KJV) But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?
(Act 5:4 KJV) Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.
(Act 5:5 KJV) And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things.
(Act 5:6 KJV) And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried him out, and buried him.
(Act 5:7 KJV) And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in.
(Act 5:8 KJV) And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much? And she said, Yea, for so much.
(Act 5:9 KJV) Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out.
(Act 5:10 KJV) Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her forth, buried her by her husband.
What further proof do we need that religion is at the root of all that is harmful to the individual, destructive to civilization as a whole, an impediment to the progress of science, a source of immoral acts and customs, and a political tool for social control??.
So to my dear christian friends, how does that old chestnut go? “Let he that is without sin cast the first stone……”