Groupthink, communism and you

We are all appalled when we read stories that China is further persecuting Christians by removing Bible Apps and Christian WeChat public accounts, but are we frogs in the water when it comes to what is happening here in this country? Here’s my point: There are very clear examples of Christian and Jew persecution by socialist and communist states, yet we do not put our foot down as a church here in this country when political cousins of the communists are attempting to do the same type of thing. The horrors that Christians are facing in places like China and communist leaning nations are the result of first removing God from the public square and condemning Judeo-Christian beliefs as antiquated.

It starts with groupthink. Groupthink is defined as “a psychological phenomenon that occurs within a group of people in which the desire for harmony or conformity in the group results in an irrational or dysfunctional decision-making outcome. Cohesiveness, or the desire for cohesiveness, in a group may produce a tendency among its members to agree at all costs.” Is it not irrational when one says they are for free speech, but demand censorship of those who disagree? It is also irrational to say “hate doesn’t live here,” and at the same time vehemently oppose and openly ridicule people of the very faith whose God commands to love your neighbor as yourself.

When we are aghast at what China does to our brothers and sisters in the Lord, we are looking into the future if we do not put a stop to this leftist, communist agenda. The Communist Manifesto says, “But communism abolishes eternal truths, it abolishes all religion, and all morality, instead of constituting them on a new basis.” Daily Jot sources close to the Chinese government reveal in no uncertain terms that the Communist Chinese are not so much against religion, except when it replaces government as God. In China, these sources say, government is god. The Biden Administration and those politicians who support it are of the very same motivation that the government, not God, is the savior of the people.

In Nicaragua, the communists placed billboards all around the country with their “President” Daniel Ortega’s picture on it and the caption: “cristiano, socialista, solidario”. Communists invoke God to manipulate Christians into believing that Jesus was a socialist and therefore government is an instrument of God. This is based on Acts 4:32, “And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.” In reality, the early disciples of Christ gave voluntarily out of the love of their hearts, not from the groupthink of communism where distribution of personal property is compulsory. So the next time you hear these leftist invoke religion as part of their justifications, think of our brethren in China and look in the mirror.

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Bill Wilson