by Al Benson Jr.
Recently I heard a sermon delivered that was quite appropriate, given the times we now live in here in America. The pastor who delivered the sermon started out by saying: “There is a war going on and it began in the Garden of Eden. God declared the war in Genesis 3:15 between His people (“the seed of the woman”) and the followers of Satan (“the seed of the serpent”). History is the record of this holy war. This is the cause of all the conflict we see in the world and in our country. The seed of the serpent hate the Lord and despise His word and thus, hate all those that love the Lord and honor His word. And there is NO POSSIBILITY OF PEACE between the seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent apart from apostasy or repentance.”
There is much spiritual meat in this observation at many different levels. But one thing stood out to me as I heard this–the utter impossibility of any peace between these groups unless one of them capitulates to the other. It’s as simple as that. They cannot “co-exist” peacefully at any level. Interestingly enough, the cultural Marxist that hates the Lord and His people, seems to understand that far better than most Christians do.
It seems that, in the last 180 years or so, due to horrible theology, most Christians have been bemused into just trying to “be nice” to the whole world and trying not to “offend” anyone. In this we are dead wrong! If we are not offending someone then it’s really questionable if we are even doing anything except trying to keep out of trouble with the people we should be offending. Even a cursory reading of the New Testament shows that Jesus offended lots of people, many of them religious leaders. They finally managed to have Him crucified for His “offenses” against them–His chief offense being that He told them the truth!
Marxists of all stripes seem to understand all this better than most Christians do.Back during the Cold War the doctrinaire economic Marxists used to talk about “peaceful co-existence.” It sounded reasonable and altruistic and the Christians bought into it and they voted for politicians that seemed to buy into it. No one bothered to ask what the Communist definition of “peace” was. They all thought that it was the same as ours. But if you take the trouble to study, even a little, about how the Marxists use language, you will find that their definition of “peace” is “absence of resistance to Marxism.” Is that your definition? It isn’t mine. So, in the Marxist mindset, you can never really have peace with a communist until you submit to his will, because he will never submit to yours!
With today’s cultural Marxists it is no different. Cultural Marxists are still Marxists and they are in the habit of taking a yard if you give them an inch. They are not about to change, but unfortunately, many Christians have started to change. We have gotten flabby and soft, often with the aid of wolves in sheep’s clothing, and the cultural Marxist will encourage this moral flabbiness, all in the name of “love, diversity, and multi-culturalism ” because he realizes that all this makes us weaker and allows him to be more controlling and demanding. If he can make the Christian feel guilty for standing up for Christian standards and righteousness then he has stolen a march on us. Because, like it or not, we must realize the cultural Marxist is at war with us and all we believe–because his ancestry takes him all the way back to the seed of the serpent. What we have got to start realizing is that, as long as we live, we are at war with him!
The pastor who preached this sermon recommended that Christians should learn to cultivate a “charitable contempt” for the society around us that preaches secular values and entertains cultural Marxists as though they were really somebody special when all they are is modern day anti-Christs. This does not mean that we go out of our way to become objectionable or nasty, or anything along those lines. Rather it means that we make an effort to stand up for the truth of God’s Word as it applies to the society we live in–and for us to do that, even charitably, we must be at war with the cultural Marxist at all times, because the minute we let our guard down he will slip the spiritual (and sometimes literal) knife between the second and third rib and then laugh while we bleed to death. Christians today need to learn this.
Too often we fight one battle with the devil’s disciples and then go home and sit down and think we’ve done our duty and it’s all over. We have to begin to grasp the truth that, in this life, it is never all over, because it isn’t for the cultural Marxist.
If we properly understand this, then that will explain the intense cultural Marxist attack on Confederate flags and monuments in recent years. Make no mistake, the intense hatred the cultural Marxist has for the South and its history is, ultimately, because that history has a Christian foundation. And the cultural Marxist will not rest until he has utterly destroyed that foundation. And so we cannot afford to rest until we have utterly and completely resisted his efforts to do so, all the while seeking the Lord’s guidance as to how to do that.