Tuesday, 30 June 2020
Revolution and Biblical Worldview
I have been greatly saddened to see the extent to which younger Christians and Messianic Jews are saluting revolutionary social movements that are opposed to the Biblical World View. Perhaps they do not realize this incompatibility.
As I reflect on history, it seems that every social revolution that was not directly motivated by the biblical worldview or indirectly influenced by this world view, has led to destruction. The Roman Catholic Catechism amazingly warns against utopian movements that are not based on biblical norms, and as you know I am not a Roman Catholic, but this statement is amazing.
"The Antichrist's deception already begins to take shape in the world every time the claim is made to realize within history that messianic hope which can only be realized beyond history through the eschatological judgment. The Church has rejected even modified forms of this falsification of the kingdom to come ..."
Let's just recount a few of these revolutions, biblical and anti-biblical.
The Biblically formed movements include the following: the anti-slavery movement in England led by the famous Evangelical William Wilberforce who was friends with former slave trader John Newton who wrote the famous hymn 'Amazing Grace'. Then came the anti-slavery movement in the United States backed by Jonathan Blanchard, the founder of Wheaton College, the famous revivalist Charles Finney, and the Stowe family, the most famous of which is Harriet Beecher Stowe. Her father and brother were anti-slavery ministers. Then in recent years the biblical-based civil rights movement under Rev. Martin Luther King. The biblical movements all hearken back to the idea of all humans having equal worth and created in the image of God. (e.g. in U. S. Declaration of Independence). In Acts 17:26 we read, "From one He made every nation of men to live on the face of the earth, having set appointed times and the boundaries of their territory."
However, the anti-biblical movements led to death and destruction. The French revolution and its guillotine, the Russian Marxist revolution, and other terrible Marxist examples: China, Cambodia, and today in Venezuela. As Satan masquerades as an angel of light, we should note that the movements of our day may indeed come from an antichrist spirit. The Devil, we read in John 10:10 comes only to steal, kill, and destroy. Tens of millions have been slaughtered. Marxist phrases like "To each according to his need and from each according to his ability," sound so attractive but can be so deceptive as they call for a leveling equality tyranny.
This excerpt was taken from my article.