By Don Jans
The left, commonly referred to as collectivists (Marxists, communists, socialists, progressives, Democrats, – all virtually the same) stand in direct opposition to all that is taught in the Bible, and they stand in direct opposition to the principles of the United States Constitution. This is not a huge revelation since the Constitution was written by people who also held strong Judeo/Chirstian beliefs. The opposition to the Bible and the Constitution should also not be a huge revelation since the left is a collectivist organization, and collectivists such as Marx and Lenin stated that communism is an atheist-based belief.
The attack on the Bible continues in the deep state dominated IRS as we read this: “A Christian non-profit is challenging the Internal Revenue Service after the agency denied them tax-exempt status saying, “the Bible’s teachings are typically affiliated with the Republican Party and candidates.”
This is a ruling that is directly in contrast with the First Amendment. That the IRS would openly state that the Bible’s teachings are typically affiliated with the Republican Party would also be saying that the Bible’s teachings are typically in contradiction to the Democrat Party and their candidates. The Bible teaches that murder, whether the person is born or unborn, is wrong. The Bible teaches that marriage is between a man and a woman. The Bible teaches that we are male or female. The Bible stresses the importance of a mother and a father in the family unit and emphases the importance of a strong family unit. The Bible teaches that there is right and wrong and good and bad. The Bible teaches that we should not lie or mislead. The Bible teaches sexual perversions are wrong. The Bible teaches that we are not to teach and promote hate. The Bible never teaches collectivism, or group inclusion, but it teaches individualism, or that God looks at each of us as individuals regardless of skin color or nationality. The Bible teaches each of us is responsible for our transgressions and that there are consequences for transgressions.
These are some of the core teachings of the Bible. The number one teaching of the Bible is that the only way to heaven is through Jesus Christ as a result of his crucifixion and resurrection. Salvation is a result of the Grace of God and not any works that we have done.
I see no place in the Bible where we are told that God favored the Republicans or the Democrats, or that God leans right or left. The Bible does not equivocate and say that its teachings adapt to different times or to different political or social philosophies. The Bible is the word of God, and the Bible tells us that God is unchanging. If the IRS is correct that the Bible favors Republican candidates, Democrats might want to take that to heart. Nobody will be saved because they are Republican or Democrat. Both parties have changed their beliefs over time. Each of us must make sure that our belief system is based on the teachings of the Bible and that we have received that gift of salvation given only because of Grace and the shed blood of Christ. If you are a Democrat or a Republican, you would want to be sure that your beliefs are in line with the Bible. That your beliefs are in line with the Bible is far more important than if you are Republican or Democrat.
On a less serious note, the Constitution specifically limits governments control over the people. The purpose of the Constitution is to protect the citizens of the United States from an overreaching government that takes away individual liberties that our Declaration of Independence states were “endowed to us by our Creator” and are “unalienable”. If a political candidate is running on the platform that government should have more programs, take more from one group to give to another, to favor people because of some group to which they belong, restrict the rights of people, or in any way become dictatorial or tyrannical, (that means to implement collectivism over individualism) that candidate is running on a platform that is in direct opposition to the Constitution, both the letter and the intent of the Constitution.
We as a people, we as a nation, are at a crossroads where we must decide if we will adhere to the principles of our founding. Those principles came directly from the Bible and are the basis for our Constitution. The alternative is to accept all teachings in direct opposition to the Bible and the Constitution. Other people, other nations have followed this course, which is the course of collectivism or the course the Democrats are advocating. History reveals the consequences of these decisions.
Don Jans is a national acclaimed author and speaker. He is also a lifelong student of history, with a special emphasis on Russian history. His study of Russian history led to 1917 which led to the study of the teachings of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Don has written five books on the topic of Collectivism (Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Fascism, and Progressivism).
Don has been a guest on numerous nationally and regionally broadcast radio programs. He is a weekly guest on a nationally broadcast radio program where he discusses collectivism and how it is impacting the United States, relating current happenings to the collectivist agenda.
Don has spoken to numerous groups across the nation on the topic of who and what is the United States and who and what is collectivism. The collectivist movement has called for a transformation of the United States. What is critical for all to understand is what is the transformation; what are we now and into what will we be transformed.
Don’s speaking approach is the same as his writing approach, and that is to be direct and straight forward with no regard for the current mandated approach of political correctness.
Samuel Adams said, “It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” If we are to remain free, we must be about setting brushfires of freedom.