100 years ago this year the Bolsheviks stormed the Winter Palace in Petrograd,
Russia. That set off the revolution that
ended in the USSR, the first Marxist-based government.
Marxism, like evolution, denies
the God of creation. But, Marxism is
necessary for the evolutionist. Those
who believe in evolution must ignore
Genesis in the Bible. Without God and
His principles of government, another
form of government must be fabricated.
Evil still exists and must be addressed by some set of laws.
However, evolution presumes that evil
is in the environment, not in the heart.
Thus, when man does evil, it is because
of his outside circumstances. Without
God, big government is then needed to
change the circumstances.
In the effort to make man do “right,”
government must increase control over
man’s actions. But it is other men who
assume the control, unredeemed men
who have “like passions” to those they
strive to control. The evil in their hearts
emerges and creates a leadership addicted
America’s founding fathers were right
in declaring that no government will
work without “self-government” —every
person living out a life of virtue as
specified in the Bible. They knew that any
other set of laws was inadequate because
they did not address the depravity of the
In these 100 years, Communist and
Socialist countries have proven over and
over the failure of their dream. Education
(or re-education) is the main tool they use
to try to get man to do right. But when it
fails, execution is the only alternative.
Witness the 100 million dead under the
hands of communist regimes in the last
Yet, dozens of countries still pursue the
humanist heaven on earth without God.
Their “strong delusion” (2 Thes. 2:11) is
the old definition of insanity: doing the
same thing over and over, expecting a
different result. In the U.S. we have been
blessed with unheard of freedom to share
the gospel for over 250 years. Nowhere
on earth and at no time in history has the
common man shared such prosperity and
personal freedom for so long.
How is it that we can sit and watch
the agony in neighbors like Cuba and
Venezuela and still tolerate the humanist
takeover of our universities and the
encroachment of socialism in our
However, in the light of prophecy, that
200 plus years of prosperity may have
provided the fulfilment of Matt. 24:14
that when the gospel has been shared
with all nations, then the end would
come. That, along with other signs, will
point to the soon coming of our Messiah.
Marxist ideology is rapidly shaping
up as the most likely foundation for
the emergence of the Beast of Rev 17.
Government control is humanism’s
answer to the depravity of man. And
what better way to do that than with a
Another sign of the near end could be
the amassing of the enemies of Israel,
with Russia, Iran and Syria all camped
just outside Israel’s northern border. All
are stockpiling enough “weapons of mass
destruction” to cook not only Israel, but
the rest of the planet.
Jesus said that unless the last days
be shortened, no flesh would be saved.
There surely seem to be enough mad
men loose to qualify for the Lord to step
in with His planned interruption. But
when He does, our opportunity to share
the gospel one more time will be ended.
Jesus said to work “while it is day”
for “the night cometh...” (John 9:4). For
centuries, soul winners have recognized
the power of no-nonsense gospel tracts.
And they still work today.