KARL MARX – continued…
Genesis 2:24 “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.”
Not only do we see that education is key in the battle for worldviews, but also the family and the church.
At the beginning of the industrial revolution Marx saw the capitalist corporations disintegrating the family by men, women and children leaving the “home economy” and he came to the conclusion that the statist system would be more effective; that families exist for the state. Marx saw that the nuclear family and its commitment to education and the raising of children would be an impediment to the ‘state.’ For Marx the abolishment of the family would eventually strengthen the state to take a more dominant role. Isn’t this what we are seeing today?
I thought it was interesting when Ron Paul, an American congressman, said in his farewell speech: “Expect the rapidly expanding homeschooling movement to play a significant role in the revolutionary reforms needed to build a free society with Constitutional protections. We cannot expect a Federal government controlled school system to provide the intellectual ammunition to combat the dangerous growth of government that threatens our liberties.”
In the Communist Manifesto, Marx argues for what he called an “openly legalized community of women.” Kevin Swanson said: “After 150 years of steady progress, this Marxist vision is finally being realized the world over. The majority of households in America are now led by single women. Over 50% of the children born to women under 30 years of age are illegitimate (this percentage is an increase from scarcely 5% in 1960) and women have killed millions of their own children through abortion, the abortifacient birth control pill, and emergency contraception. They do so to maintain their independence in the “community of women.”
We see radical feminism’s assault on Western culture today since the sixties in trying to restructure society, morality and even human nature. Radical feminism attacks not only man but the institution of the family, and is hostile to traditional religion. A radical magazine using the acronym for the National Organization for Women (NOW), declared on its cover: “NOW is the time to take back control of our lives. NOW is the time to make reproductive freedom for women of all classes, cultures, ages and sexual orientation a reality. NOW is not the time to assimilate to bureaucratic puppeteers who want to control, degrade, torture, kill and rape our bodies. NOW is the time to drop a boot heel on the groin of patriarchy. NOW is the time to fight back. NO GOD, NO MASTER, NO LAW.”
What a difference from the biblical woman of Proverbs 31. My sister-in-law, Carol, has done an excellent study on the Proverb 31 woman that is in book form and you can order it by going to the website www.authorhouse.com.
God has given us three institutions to hold in check ‘the fallen nature’ of man: family, church and government (rule of law). If we look at our Western society today we see how all three are under attack. The family, instead of being restored, is being redefined. The church, that should be the conscience of the nation, is being marginalized; we are to keep what we believe as a private matter and it is not to invade the public sector. The rule of law is slowly being eroded and man is beginning to do what he thinks is right in his own mind.
Francis Schaeffer said: “Soft days for evangelical Christians are past, and only a strong view of Scripture is sufficient. Here is the great evangelical disaster – the failure of the evangelical world to stand for truth as truth. There is only one word for this – namely ACCOMMODATION. The evangelical church has accommodated to the world spirit of the age. First, there has been accommodation on Scripture, so that many who call themselves evangelicals hold a weakened view of the Bible and no longer affirm the truth of all the Bible teaches….This accommodation has been costly, first in destroying the power of the Scriptures to confront the spirit of our age; second, in allowing the further slide of our culture. Obedience to God’s Word is the watershed. And the failure of the evangelical world to take a biblical stand on the crucial issues of the day can only be seen as a failure to live life under the full authority of God’s Word.”