From the Foleys
Richard Wurmbrand's Marx and Satan: The most relevant book you can read this year
(Here’s an English version of the Foreword I wrote for our new Korean language edition of Rev. Wurmbrand’s book Marx and Satan, to be released in a few weeks. You can find an English language edition of the book
–minus my Foreword, of course.)
What do Marx and Satan have in common?
Some might answer that the commonality is that no one believes in either one anymore, that they are both personages whom the world has outgrown and left behind.
Yet more than one billion people live in countries which continue to officially espouse Marxism, with the largest of those countries, China, emphatically committed to it. The two hundredth anniversary of Marx’s birth in 2018 was marked by supportive popular and scholarly appraisals of his work. A
portraying Marx’s early years received enthusiastic response worldwide. Even a giant new 4.5-meter tall bronze
statue of Marx
was erected in the town of his birth—a two-hundredth birthday gift from China.
But Marx’s deepest and most lasting impact may not be on the countries that continue to adhere to his ideology but rather on the countries that opposed it. For in the countries that opposed Marxism—the countries of the so-called “free world”—the cost of overcoming Marxism was that they came to have such faith in their own contrasting system of economics and politics rights that they ended up adopting Marx’s central tenet: That human beings no longer need God.
Herein lay the commonality between Marx and Satan and the nature of their shared work–not in the economic system of communism, not in the political system of totalitarianism, not on behalf of one side of the Cold War, but instead in the advocacy of the promise that ultimately captivated the nations on both sides of the Iron Curtain and that holds sway around the world today
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