Evangelical leader Dr. James Dobson sent his followers a word of warning about America’s rapidly changing political climate, as socialists vie to take over the country with the impending 2020 presidential election.
“I write you today to express my profound concern for our nation and for everything cherished by people of faith,” Dobson expressed in his August Newsletter. "’Love of country’ – as we have known it – is in serious jeopardy, [as] those who are determined to ‘fundamentally change’ America have forged a virulent and growing political movement that recognizes no allegiance to the U.S. Constitution.”
Tearing America apart at its seams
Dobson warned of Democrats and their cohorts within the system undermining the fundamental biblical principles that have guided America for centuries – replacing them with the godless precepts of socialism.
“They think they have a better idea,” the founder and president of Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk insisted. “People like that despise the Declaration of Independence, which proclaims that we are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights – among them are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
He warned about the atheistic socialism infiltrating and taking over the education system, entertainment industry and the Democratic Party – turning God’s order of things upside-down.
“[The concept that our freedoms were a gift from the Creator is anathema to these revolutionaries, [as] I am especially concerned about a generation of children who are being manipulated and warped day by day,” Dobson continued. “These vulnerable boys and girls have no defense against activists and some liberal teachers who are propagandizing them. They see our kids as a way to guarantee their vision of a socialist future. Their goal is to recast America as a Marxist, atheistic, all-powerful form of government.”
Beware of the godless trend
To deliver his followers a sobering warning about the “tragic day” America is destined to see in the near future if patriots don’t fight against the threatened socialist takeover, Dobson deferred to a televised warning his friend, Prestonwood Baptist Church Senior Minister Dr. Jack Graham gave during a global broadcast in late June titled “What the Bible Teaches about Socialism and Capitalism.”
“Socialism is a political and economic system in which there is government ownership of the means of production and the primary focus of providing equality, [as it] favors large government and governmental control of social services and much more,” Graham defined problematic system. “In socialism, the government is all-important and is involved in every aspect of the lives of those whom it rules.”
He then compared socialism to capitalism.
“Ours is an economic system in which there is private ownership, private property and private possession of goods, [where] there is a limited role for the presence and force of government in individual lives,” Graham explained America’s current form of government. “Economically and philosophically, capitalism and socialism are two forms of government between which we need to differentiate.”
The pastor based in Plano, Texas, then warned how the tides are turning in the U.S., as socialism continues to creep into virtually every aspect of Americans’ lives, which has drastically changed the younger generation’s way of looking at things.
“Americans have historically favored capitalism and the freedom it provides,” Graham noted. ‘Surprisingly, however, a shift appears to be occurring in public opinion – especially among the young.“
He used two shocking polls to demonstrate how America is losing its youth to a godless mindset.
“A recent USA Today report said that 4 in 10 Americans embrace some form of socialism,” Graham shared. “A recent poll of Millennials found that a majority (58 percent) would rather live in a socialist nation than a capitalist nation, [as] some young people perceive capitalism and corporate America as being greedy and without compassion or concern for others.”
He conceded that man’s innate sinful nature adversely works its way into any system of government, but went on to later explain how socialism strips away citizens’ freedom and power and dangerously places it in the hands of a select few.
“Yes, there is greed in this country, but there is greed whether it is in a socialistic system or a capitalistic system – it is in the heart of every human being,” Graham admitted.
Indoctrinating the impressionable
The 69-year-old pastor then explained why America is losing its younger generation to socialism.
“Those under 30 years of age have not seen the devastating effects of Soviet-style repressive governments under socialism – it is the big bad brother, communism,” Graham pointed out. “We're past the Cold War now, and a generation has arisen that either hasn't been taught history, doesn't read or understand it, or doesn't care. They are listening to their liberal teachers, professors and politicians; and what they have been told sounds good – it appears compassionate and loving, but is it? I can say emphatically that it is not!”
It was argued that just like the creation account vs. Darwinian evolution, socialism and biblical living simply don’t mix.
“Socialism is fundamentally at odds with the Christian worldview because it seeks to suppress all people according to the dictates of the state,” Graham contended. “No one serious about their Christian faith can accept socialism, and here's why. Socialism is totally secular and is predicated on atheism. That is a fact. Our faith in Jesus Christ is built on the Word of God, the revelation of Scripture and the belief that God exists. We believe in the coming resurrection of Christ, and with that faith comes freedom to live an abundant life that is founded on liberty.”
Embracing socialism = rejecting God
Socialism’s roots firmly planted in the atheistic beliefs of its God-hating creator was brought to light.
“Contrast that with Karl Marx – the father of socialism – [who] considered religion of all types, specifically Christianity, to be what he called ‘an opiate of the people,’” Graham informed. “In other words, belief in God is a drug to be used to pacify the public.”
The failed system of government – as colorfully portrayed in George Orwell’s Animal Farm – was then explored.
“Marx was the originator of the horribly repressive Soviet style of government [and] was also greatly influenced by Charles Darwin's theory of evolution,” Graham noted. “It purports to explain the existence of life on Earth. Human beings, he said, are nothing more than advanced animals. If that is true, any one of us can be disposed of at the whim of the state.”
This secular view was then contrasted with what God says in Scripture.
“But the Bible says in Genesis 1: 27-28, ‘So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, 'Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the Earth, and subdue it,'" Graham recited. “The Creator later went on to tell Adam and Eve in Genesis, chapter 2, that they were to possess the land – the garden that was given to them and to till the soil. The first man, Adam, was a farmer, and he was given property to possess and property in which to produce goods, and that became foundational to the Judeo-Christian ethic. It is evident throughout the Old and New Testaments.”
Gods order of doing things on Earth is drastically upended by Marxism.
“But the philosophical views of socialists such as Marx and his disciples assert that God does not exist,” the evangelical leader impressed. “In fact, they believe the idea of God is harmful and must be forcefully removed from society when necessary. Atheism is at the very core of this political and economic system.”
He shared how youth have been deceived into believing that there is a now godly form socialism being taught today – much like evolutionists preach that the godless “theory” of evolution is compatible with biblical beliefs.
“We are told by socialists today, ‘Well, hostility to faith is a thing of the past. That was old style socialism and communism. Today's socialists are no longer trying to destroy religion. It has changed since the days of Karl Marx," Graham relayed. “That is their argument, but it is hollow.”
Socialism’s track record of failure
Examples of socialism’s failure worldwide were given to prove his point.
“Socialist countries today still oppress and threaten people of faith – all faiths, [and] their leaders are determined to root out Christianity,” the conservative preacher argued. “This is why churches in China are detonated and Christians continue to be persecuted. China looked a little better for a while, but now it's going backwards. That is also true in North Korea – it's why the luggage of Western visitors is inspected for Bibles. It is why there is persecution, discrimination, and repression in socialist and communist countries. Pastors in Cuba and other Latin American countries are still persecuted. Likewise, evangelism in Soviet Russia is very limited today. This is still occurring under socialist dictatorships.”
China’s secular state officials modeling socialism want their subjects to honor and praise the government – not God – and viciously uproot churches that worship God rather than their government leaders.
“Socialism today still teaches hate for God, with churches in China [destroyed] and Christians persecuted,” WND noted.
But just like the world is turning a blind eye to Islam’s takeover via its terrorist groups waging jihad (holy war) on the world without paying heed to how it let Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany spread it fascism before World War II, America is letting socialism spread as a cancer from within.
“Despite this opposition to Christianity, support for socialism is spreading alarmingly in America,” Graham noted. “For example, their proponents are campaigning against Christian appointees to our federal judiciary, such as what occurred in the hearings to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Why? Because socialists are radically opposed to any outspoken Christian being placed in an influential position. Leftists make their views clear. They say, ‘If you're going to profess your faith openly, we're going to oppose your candidacy.’"
He pressed his point about Christianity and socialism’s incompatibility.
“Can you name one socialist country – communist or otherwise – that is open to religious liberty?” the candid preacher asked. “There is none. Opposition to God is at the very root of this system called socialism. It is agnostic, atheistic and aggressive to believers in Jesus Christ.”
Socialism’s denigration of the dignity that God has given human life was also addressed.
“We noted in Scripture that God created us in His own image, [which] has been shattered by sin, but restored by Christ,” Graham recapped. “Believers in Him have been made holy by His death on the cross. We are not animals. We are God's creation, and He provided for us a remedy for sin and depravity.”
Socialism’s detraction of the freedom God gives humans was also mentioned.
“[God] has also given us liberty and the autonomy of life – as the Declaration of Independence states, freedom and liberty are gifts from God … not privileges granted to some by government,” Graham explained. “In socialism, the objective of government is to hold unrivaled power and control. The common people are just a part of the machine. Elites at the pinnacle of government live in palaces, while those who labor to earn a living get the dregs.”
He followed up by making a current case and point.
“Just look at the example of modern Venezuela – it was a beautiful and magnificent country just a few years ago,” Graham noted. “It had one of the largest reserves of oil in the world, but under the hobnailed boot of socialist government, the Venezuelan people have been deprived, murdered and allowed to starve. That is what happens when ordinary people are seen as nothing more than advanced animals – they have no legal protections and no guaranteed liberties. They are expendable and will live or die at the pleasure of the state.”
A gruesome price of following socialism was then visited.
“The 20th century was the bloodiest century in the history of the world – primarily because of socialist dictators,” Graham asserted. “Three million people were slaughtered under Lenin's dictatorship in Soviet Russia. Twenty-five million died in World War I. Joseph Stalin murdered close to 60 million peasants, along with his opponents during his socialist reign. During the Nazi dictatorship of Adolf Hitler, more than 50 million people died around the world, including 6 million Jews, Gypsies, and Polish people. Forty-five million Chinese people were butchered under Mao Zedong's communist dictatorship. Many of them were of the Christian faith. This is the record of brutal socialist dictators in the past 100 years.”
Adopting socialism’s evolutionary beliefs on human life, the U.S. has also reaped the devastating toll of following the teachings of a godless system.
“America has blood on its hands too – more than 60 million babies in the U.S. have been murdered by abortionists,” the pro-life advocate recounted. “Planned Parenthood and the entire abortion movement were inspired by the racist and socialist Margaret Sanger. She taught that babies were expendable. If helpless babies can be eliminated at will, what does that mean for people of all ages? It cheapens human life. This is where a godless system of government leads—to misery, poverty, disease and death.”
Whereas abortion is promoted in socialist teachings rooted in Charles Darwin’s “survival of the fittest” belief – also espoused by Hitler – biblical teachings instruct man to honor the sanctity of human life.
“The Bible teaches that every human being is a child of God, and therefore has great value to Him,” Graham informed. “Not only does socialism devalue human life, but it has been an economic disaster where it has gained hegemony. Compare the prosperity of West Germany during the Cold War to the socialistic deprivations of East Germany—or North Korea compared with South Korea. Socialism has been an economic bust wherever it has been tried. Do we really want to repeat the disastrous mistakes of history? Apparently, some do, but America will never recover if our people make that foolish choice.”
The Robin Hood teachings of socialism also do not jive with the Bible, and Graham quoted Congressman Gerald Smith to make his case.
“You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom,” Smith said in 1958. “What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give away that which it doesn't first take from somebody else."
Millions of capable but unemployed Americans relying on the welfare system for sustenance was also blamed on socialistic views creeping into the government.
“When half of the citizens begin to realize that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half begins to understand that it does no good to work because someone else is going to get what they worked for, that, my friend, is the end of free enterprise,” Graham impressed.
He used Scripture to prove that it is God’s design for man to work hard for a living – and not rely on others when he is fully capable of supporting himself.
“The Scripture has much to tell us about work and its role in the divine plan,” Graham continued. “Second Thessalonians 3:10 states, ‘If a man won't work, neither shall he eat.’ Ecclesiastes 2:24 reads, ‘There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat, and drink, and find enjoyment in his toil. This also I saw is from the hand of God.’ Genesis 2:15 tells us what the Creator assigned Adam to do, as follows: ‘The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.’"
He stressed that God is not Republican or Democrat, but that He will honor those who follow – not reject and discard – His precepts.
“Now, let me say, the Bible does not endorse any one political system – it does endorse freedom, and private ownership and the value of work and a free market system that decentralizes economic power,” the outspoken preacher emphasized. “By contrast, socialism suppresses the poor, steals from the rich, legislates theft, and encourages envy. It confiscates what people have sweated to earn and achieve and then distributes it to those who have not earned what they have been given. Socialism focuses on the government and the state. Capitalism elevates the status of mankind. That is what it comes down to.”
He ended by exhorting Americans to embrace a system that honors God Word – not one that opposes it and invites His wrath.
“I delivered these perspectives on socialism because we must oppose the lie on which it is based,” Graham concluded. “We're experiencing a life-and-death struggle that will determine not only our future, but the welfare of generations to come.”
Don’t stand idly by
Dobson has also challenged the socialist practices adopted within the government, and came under a political and media firestorm for condemning former President Barack Obama for his aggressive push for abortion under the veil of women’s so-called “reproductive rights” paid for under his signature government-run Obamacare program … not mention his unconditional support of a federally funded Planned Parenthood – the world’s largest abortion provider.
“President Obama – before he was elected – made it very clear that he wanted to be the abortion president – he didn’t make any bones about it,” Dobson proclaimed in April 2014 during the National Day of Prayer, according to the Huffington Post. “This is something that he really was going to promote and support, and he has done that, and in a sense, he is the abortion president.”
Today, he encourages Americans to oppose the socialist tide flooding the country.
“I … urge you to support the voices who are warning against those who want to ‘fundamentally transform’ democracy,” Dobson stated. “What is so wrong with our constitutional form of government that it should be thrown on the ash heap of history?”
He said the survival of Christianity in America is pending on how Christians stand up to the socialist wave sweeping through every facet of society.
“What we are facing here is a culture war that is driven by those who hate Christianity and the Church of Jesus Christ,” Dobson concluded. “If the far left is successful in capturing the hearts and minds of Americans, the entire world will descend into a spiritual darkness unlike anything that has ever been seen.”