First, you need to know what a "True Christian" is:
[John 15:12] "This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
[John 15:13] Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
[John 15:14] You are my friends if you do what I command you.
[1John 4:20] If any one says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen.
- NO matter what a person may say, if the faith they profess in Jesus does not manifest in sacrificial-charity-love (this is Christ crucified – John 15:13 = GIVING your life for others – NOT taking the lives of others!) – they are not really Christians at all. Jesus called these "weeds" who would be harvested along with the wheat, and thrown into the fire.
[Mat 3:12] His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor and gather his wheat into the granary, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire."
This tells you that many folks throughout history have used the name of the Lord IN VAIN. Hitler may have professed belief in God, but his actions betrayed the hand of the devil.
Jesus says quite clearly:
[Mat 7:16-23] You will know them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles?...So, every sound tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears evil fruit...A sound tree cannot bear evil fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit...Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire...Thus you will know them by their fruits..."Not every one who says to me, `Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven...On that day many will say to me, `Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?'...And then will I declare to them, `I never knew you; depart from me, you evildoers.'
- Governments and Dictators typically use God as a tool for their personal gain. Most of the dictators of history have been essentially closet atheists. Because our focus here is on communism, I will not list the millions who have been killed under fascism, and the nazi.
I need to tell you, on compiling this list, my mind reels at the magnitude of people who have been sacrificed for the communist "utopia". It is extremely depressing!
Karl Marx established that communism is essentially atheistic:
Karl Marx's ECONOMIC AND PHILOSOPHICAL
A qoute from a atheist "saint":
"Communism begins with atheism (Owen)"
The MILLIONS who have died by atheistic communists:
From 1975 to 1979, more than 2 million Cambodian people were killed under the Khmer Rouge government (Pol Pot government).
Similarly, since 1975, and this still going on today, the Communist Lao government has killed more than 300,000 people of Laos.
- From 40 to 53 million soviets under Stalin:
The famous Soviet writer, Alexander I. Solzhenitsyn (b. 1918), estimated that some
40 million Soviet citizens lost their lives under Stalin's rule. At present, the minimum estimate is 53 million, including World War II
(est.28 mln.), while the maximum estimate, including the war, stands at around 111 min. However, the total number of those killed
during collectivization, in the purges of the 1930s and in later years, i.e. up to Stalin's death in March 1953, is disputed and may never
USSR under Stalin:
- 30 million great purge related deaths
- 25 million during collectivizaition of farms
- 18 million deaths by genocide against the Cossacks
- 15 million deaths in Poland during the partitioning by Hitler and Stalin
- 5 million deaths in the Baltic states
- 3 million as a result of the failed counterrevolution in Hungary
- In Communist Russia under Lenin:
approximately 2.3 million (not counting deaths in battle of combatants during the civil war in Russia, as combatants are fair game)
- USSR from Kruschev to Gorby:
- 18-22 million deaths total (executions, genocide, gulag, etc.)
- Chinese Revolution:
- 18 million peasants opposed to communism killed
- 25-50 million in gulags killed
- 60 million killed in cultural revolution
- 45 million killed in Great Leap Forward
Total as of this time:
Approximately 300 million killed by communist atheistic socialism.
Rudolph Rummel offers an estimate of 169 million in his book - "Death By Government."
What stagers the imagination, is that these numbers were achieved in less than 100 years. This would be the entire population of the world in 1000a.d.
Atheism coupled with evolution is a deadly combination. Atheists tend to believe they are superior to believers – considering believers as stupid and gullible. The mantra for evolution is "survival of the fittest". Because atheism considers LOVE as just an emotion, the genocide of millions is the next logical step in a group of people who believe themselves "superior".
God is LIFE, and those who believe in Him hold life SACRED. God is the Deliverer, the Savior of LIFE. The commandment of Jesus is "love one another as I have loved you". At the heart of atheism is a hatred of mankind. This manifests itself in their solutions to the world's problems. The atheist solution often involves the killing of people – because people are no more than numbers on a page to them. The current on-going atheist inspired genocide is abortion.
People say: "there is no such thing as sin". Sin is people hurting people. Guilt, bitterness, vengeance, anger - these things generate and perpetuate sin. Atheism is the result of deep bitterness. A hurt that has never been forgiven. If a number of these bitter people come to power, they try to make their world reflect the hell they embrace in their hearts.
Ignoring evil does not make it go away. This is why forgiveness in the name of Jesus is necessary for the salvation of the world. The price of freedom is blood, pain, and death. Our freedom is based on faith.
Atheism is evil.