Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Friday, June 12, 2009

A Description of Communism...And a Warning

Think it's gone away? From President Benson's Ensign article, "A Witness And A Warning":

"Isaiah foresaw the time when a marvelous work and a wonder would come forth among men. Isaiah also predicted there would be those who would “seek deep to hide their counsel from the Lord, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us?” He saw the time when the work shall say of him that made it, “He made me not.”

"Who blasphemously proclaimed the atheistic doctrine that God made us not? Satan works through human agents. We need only look to some of the ignoble characters in human history who were contemporary to the restoration of the gospel to discover fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecy. I refer to the infamous founders of Communism and others who follow in their tradition.

"Communism introduced into the world a substitute for true religion. It is a counterfeit of the gospel plan. The false prophets of Communism predict a utopian society. This, they proclaim, will only be brought about as capitalism and free enterprise are overthrown, private property abolished, the family as a social unit eliminated, all classes abolished."

Ask yourselves: Do you see any popular political philosophies today that teach "God made us not"? Do you see any that predict utopian society by overthrowing capitalism and free enterprise? Do you see any that disregard private property? Do you see any that seek to tear down the family as the primary social unit? Do you see any that promise to abolish all classes?

Do you see what is happening in your country?