Marxism is the philosophy of Karl Marx (1818-1883), who wrote Das Kapital, a very famous and influential book whose ideas have devastated many parts of the world. Marxism teaches that everyone who gets rich does so on the backs of the poor. The lower classes are always exploited by the upper classes. Marx wrote: “From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need." Redistribution of wealth is central to the Marxist agenda. In fact, it is a patriotic thing to do.
Liberation Theology began in 1955 and gained strength as a movement in the 70s and 80s. It is a Marxist attempt to infiltrate the Christian Church, adopting the language of orthodox Christianity to promote Marxist and Socialist goals. It emphasizes the Christian mission to bring justice to the poor and oppressed, particularly through political activism. Its theologians consider the sin of capitalism to be the root source of poverty, and capitalism as class warfare by the rich against the poor. The “Black Liberation Theology,” of Barach Obama’s Trinity United Church of Christ, is simply a variation of this Marxist spin. Anthony Bradley, assistant professor of theology at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, writes:
One of the pillars of Obama's home church, Trinity United Church of Christ, is "economic parity." On the website, Trinity claims that God is not pleased with "America's economic mal-distribution." Among all of the controversial comments by Jeremiah Wright, the idea of massive wealth redistribution is the most alarming. The code language "economic parity" and references to "mal-distribution" is nothing more than channeling the twisted economic views of Karl Marx. Black Liberation theologians have explicitly stated a preference for Marxism as an ethical framework for the black church because Marxist thought is predicated on a system of oppressor class (whites) versus victim class (blacks).Obama’s economic policies seek to redistribute wealth in America (in order to address the economic injustices perpetrated by the rich upon the poor). We must also assume that since he has promised to “change the world,” we can expect that “rich America” should also redistribute her wealth abroad. Any means to accomplish this goal is justified. Revolution and class warfare have always been a part of the Marxist core beliefs.
As always, theology directs and controls our lives—personally and corporately. It is not a question of whether people are religious; it is only a matter of which theology a person embraces and serves. God’s creatures cannot escape this fundamental truth of their nature. They may worship false gods, or they may worship the true God, but they will worship someone or something. Someone’s theology controls every culture. Every religion vies for power and control of culture. Who’s God will prevail?