Russian author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn had spent much of his life in a gulag/forced labor camp due to his criticism of Stalin, and communism.
“Men have forgotten God”
Regarding atheism, Solzhenitsyn declared:
Over a half century ago, while I was still a child, I recall hearing a number of old people offer the following explanation for the great disasters that had befallen Russia: “Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.” Since then I have spent well-nigh 50 years working on the history of our revolution; in the process I have read hundreds of books, collected hundreds of personal testimonies, and have already contributed eight volumes of my own toward the effort of clearing away the rubble left by that upheaval. But if I were asked today to formulate as concisely as possible the main cause of the ruinous revolution that swallowed up some 60 million of our people, I could not put it more accurately than to repeat: “Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.”
I’d like for you to consider today’s neo-marxist movements like BLM, and Antifa. Here is a quote from BLM’s web page, “We are guided by the fact that all Black lives matter, regardless of actual or perceived sexual identity, gender identity, gender expression, economic status, ability, disability, religious beliefs or disbeliefs, immigration status, or location.
We make space for transgender brothers and sisters to participate and lead.
We are self-reflexive and do the work required to dismantle cisgender privilege and uplift Black trans folk, especially Black trans women who continue to be disproportionately impacted by trans-antagonistic violence.
We build a space that affirms Black women and is free from sexism, misogyny, and environments in which men are centered.”
Notice, they deny the God ordained function of men, and women, in the Church, the family, and society. They deny gender as God has created it. Not only do they deny it, they are actively working to dismantle it. They encourage violence, and rebellion as means to accomplish their goals. This is not about race, as much as it is about communism. Communism is suicide for nations, and individuals. It can only exist in a godless, secular nation. If we want to know who to blame, we must look in the mirror. We have sat idly by, comfortable in our own situations, oblivious to the spread of godlessness in our neighborhoods. We’ve ignored the great commission, and we’ve spoon fed people the basics of the faith to death, and never moved on to mature the believers. If you want to combat the chaos that is going on in the world, you must do it by the means that God has ordained, and that is the gospel. Getting your rifles ready for a civil war, should be your last option. Your first, and best, is the gospel of peace. Peace with God through Christ, and peace with men who become our brothers in Christ. As much as it is with us, let us not forget God, nor allow our countrymen to do so either.