THE KINGDOM OF GOD ACCORDING TO KARL MARX
By Betty Freauf
April 5, 2011
Many of us are perplexed at current events. We oldies shake our heads and ask how did we lose our Christian heritage and why is our free market system on life support? Maybe I can help explain it and you are going to be shocked about who is responsible.
The 1932 Creed of Federal Council of Churches (FCC) reads like the platform of the Socialist Party. The leaders claim “profit” and “competition” are dirty words and readers will recall when Barack Obama was on the presidential campaign trail, he openly admitted to “Joe the Plumber” he wanted to redistribute the wealth. “Joe” gained overnight national recognition when Obama unashamedly revealed his agenda but few people know the true meaning behind the clever rhetoric of Fabian Socialist gurus that are often carefully disguised. Readers should familiarize themselves with many words from the FCC Creed in quotation marks because in order to put American’s entrepreneurs on a guilt trip, they are still using these terms very openly today.
In John T. Flynn’s 1949 book The Road Ahead, America’s Creeping Revolution, under the chapter “The Kingdom of God,” he states the FCC’s Creed was for “subordination of the profit-motive to the creative and cooperative spirit.” It was for “Social planning and control of the credit and monetary systems and the economic processes for the common good.”
The FCC Creed was for socialized medicine calling it “Social insurance against sickness.” It was for a “cooperative world order.” And if a congregation was interested in turning the church into a socio-political unit in the community, one need but write to the Council and it would receive a little pamphlet that would instruct the church in how to ‘organize’ for this purpose, including suggestions as to when the church ought to go out on the ‘picket line and how to picket,’” i.e. Barack Obama’s only claim to fame, his “community organizing” that helped get him elected President. The FCC also believed the right of “private property” was not absolute, but a right qualified by the “public interest” and the FCC must ask the people (in the pews) to recognize that in order to supply these needs for all, many “changes” would be necessary in our economic practices. These changes would probably lie in the direction of a larger measure of “social planning” and “control” than characterized our pre-war system.