“Cultural Marxism, the Church, and our Children” Ricci Johnson-Wilson
“Cultural Marxism, the Church, and our Children”
Published July 10, 2023
(From our July 7, 2023, teaching)
What is Cultural Marxism?
This is taken directly from the Heritage Foundation website:
The United States has successfully confronted Marxist attempts to derail it from its historic path of liberty and order. The multifaceted effort to defeat the enemy, generally referred to as the Cold War, concentrated many of the best minds in the country. In 1991, when the Soviet Union dissolved, many Americans and others around the globe justifiably believed that communism had been defeated. However, American Marxists, making use of the complacency that victory often produces, have gained more influence than ever before. Cloaking their goals under the pretense of social justice, they now seek to dismantle the foundations of the American republic by rewriting history; reintroducing racism; creating privileged classes; and determining what can be said in public discourse, the military, and houses of worship. Unless Marxist thought is defeated again, today’s cultural Marxists will achieve what the Soviet Union never could: the subjugation of the United States to a totalitarian, soul-destroying ideology.
I googled “Cultural Marxism” and the top articles had a red bar warning me that this was “Far Right conspiracy” and that it is “propagated by Trump” or “MAGA driven” etc.
In the last six years I’ve come to understand that this is code for “you are on to something truthful that will probably help you break away from the deceptive narrative we are feeding you, so, stop reading immediately.”
What does Modern Neo Marxist or Cultural Marxism look like? What does it mean?
Cultural Marxism is the idea that everything is seen through a lens of power relations and that those relations are manifested through the oppressor – oppressed paradigm.
In the 1990s they infiltrated our nation with this mentality. It was the perfect launching point for Marxism to meld with the Socialists of the nation and create a nation of Social Justice Warriors who would use or create chaos, confusion, and rebellion to bring about a destabilization of the nation from within.
It has been an all-out assault on our nation.
- Religious Sectors
(The first 4 are listed as weights in the vision the Lord gave me in 2020 of the Eagle, the Flag, the weights)
For the purposes of this message, I want to specifically address Religion and Academia (especially in respect to our children.)
We must remember, the enemy exists to destroy God’s plans and purposes. The only way to do that is to go after the Church and the children.
The Biblical Origins of our Nation
First off, I am not addressing the plethora of religions and denominations that exist today. I’m here to address the Ecclesia. The Ecclesia is the true Church, those “called out ones” the ones called out of the world and up to God. I will briefly touch on how the enemy infiltrated the Church and the resulting impact of that infiltration on our children today.
We need to remember God wants to use His Ecclesia to bring forth His Heavenly Kingdom here on the earth, to expand the Awakening, and to pour out Revival in the nations of the earth.
Friends, we are a Christian Nation. This country was dedicated to the work of the Gospel in 1607 by the Reverend Robert Hunt. He and his fellow travelers literally ripped parts of the ship apart to construct a Cross and plant it in Virginia Beach, VA. It was here that they covenanted with God in accordance with Matthew 28:19-20.
As the Lord drew His people to our nation, pastors, often referred to as “The Black Robe Regiment” dedicated to the commission and purpose of our nation, preached powerful sermons to ensure this new land remained focused on the Great Commission.
Our Founding Fathers poured over decades of sermons from Black Robe Regiment Pastors as well as circuit revivalists to develop our Founding Documents. Godly precepts and principles are woven into those documents. We are founded and grounded on Biblical principles.
Those Black Robe Regiment pastors were fearless as they addressed sin against God and His Word head on. Many of them fought and died for our liberty in the Revolutionary War. They are part of the martyr’s blood that was shed on our nation.
Karl Marx was an 18th Century philosopher who spread his toxic ideology throughout much of Europe. However, one country he could not penetrate was Britain. When asked by a journalist why he was unsuccessful in bringing Marxism to Britain, he responded with a curt, “One word, ‘Spurgeon’.”
Who was Spurgeon? Charles Spurgeon was a mighty man of God, considered by Christians the world over as a “father of our faith.” He lived during the 18th Century, preached a holy life, and lived by and for the Word of God. Like the pastors of the Black Robe Regiment, he spoke truth to the deception and infiltration of sin in the nation.
Karl Marx wrote The Communist Manifesto. He knew if a nation was to be conquered, it would be most effective if done through an infiltration and indoctrination process. Through his unsuccessful attempt to take Britain, followers of his ideology understood that infiltrating the Church was key. In other words, if they were to take down America, they would have to weaken the American Church first.
Religion: the infiltration and Weaking of the Church
Over the course of the last century, there was an infiltration of our nation. There are political leaders, businessmen, war mongers, and people with wealth and influence infiltrating our country. It was a gradual process, in fact, the frog-in-the-pot analogy really fits here, but by January 1963, the 45 Communist Goals from the Communist Manifesto, was read into our library of Congress. I’ll cover a few of those in this article.
- Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a “religious crutch.”
This has been largely accomplished through the Communist infiltration of the National Council of Churches, Liberal Theology, Conservative and Reform Judaism, and the Catholic seminaries.
So, how did they infiltrate and weaken the Church? What is “social” religion?
One of the most dangerous to the strength and integrity of the Church, was the infiltration of liberal theology. It penetrated our libraries (Christian and secular) and seeped out of our pulpits. Again, this was by design, with the intent of incorporating Christian teaching with modern knowledge, science, and ethics. It emphasized the importance of reason and experience over doctrinal authority. Remember, Marxism looks at everything through the lens of power… there’s two groups: the oppressor—and the oppressed. If you are emphasizing your own experiences through that lens, especially over doctrinal authority, you are weakening the integrity of the Church as a whole.
Liberal theology grew out of the Enlightenment’s rationalism and Romanticism of the 18th and 19th centuries. Man’s thoughts and ideals became more valuable than God’s laws and principles. By the late 19th and early 20th centuries, there was an acceptance of Darwinian evolution, a utilization of modern biblical criticism and participation in the Social Gospel movement. (aka “seeker sensitive”) This was also the period when liberal theology was most dominant within the Protestant churches.
This is not political liberalism, it’s “Christian liberalism” and they believe that you can be a genuine Christian while embracing modern and progressive ideals and the bible should be interpreted from that standpoint. Aka –Social Religion or as more commonly known “Social Gospel.” Those who subscribe to these ideals believe abortion is not murder, homosexuality is no longer considered offensive to God, and do not believe in the inherent, infallibility of the Word of God.
I have a far more simplified definition. Simply put, Christian liberalism is Compromise. Those who subscribe to this way of life are simply compromising Christian values so the Church and the world can get along.
I’m not here to pick on denominations, but since the Methodist split is so recent, I’ll use them as an example. The following was taken from their own website:
- In 1972, the United Methodist Church adopted into its “Book of Discipline,” or established laws and doctrine, a clause which recognizedhomosexuals as “persons of sacred worth…entitled to have their human and civil rights ensured.”
- By 1988, the United Methodists adopted a policy of welcoming “all persons regardless of sexual orientation.” Note: newly ordained ministers were required to sign an agreement to align with UMC Guidelines prior to being assigned to a post.
- May 2020, the United Methodist Church ordained Gay and Lesbian pastors, which brought about a massive split.
- October 2, 2022 — Allendale UMC Senior Pastor Andy Oliver invited a drag queen to come and speak at their Sunday morning service. Any said he invited Isaac Simmons, who performs in drag as “Ms. Penny Cost,” to deliver the sermon on October 2 because he wants “all people to see people like themselves as called by God to preach the Gospel.” In a Facebook post, Oliver wrote that “Simmons” — who was seen in a video clip of the service wearing a wig and a sequin dress — was “an angel in heels appearing to shepherds in the fields on the night shift, telling them that Good News had arrived on their doorstep.” Oliver compared the decision to have a drag queen teach during Sunday service to other churches “putting a flag on your altar,” and called Simmons “an incredible preacher, grounded as Allendale is, in Wesleyan and liberation theology.”
As you can see, the process of infiltration and weakening of the church has been quite successful as the UMC is not the only organization to take these steps.
This is a perfect picture of Cultural or New-Marxism. It is an infiltration of Marxist ideals into the culture of society to weaken the integrity of that society. Spurgeon represented the strength and integrity of the Church to stand against corrupt or compromising ideology that would jeopardize the people.
The truth is the 45 Communist goals continue to infiltrate and weaken the message from our pulpits today. Instead of standing against the sin and staying true to the Word of God, may have become Social Activists for sin.
Marxism received a fresh new face for its rebranding and today it’s developed into the Marxist Social Justice Movements, we see running rampant in Churches and Academic Institutions, this is charged up by Politicians, which is then legislated by Government and propagated through Media Outlets everywhere.
Liberals want to remove the hierarchy between God and man, man and woman, parent and child. When authority is stripped from society, chaos and lawlessness ensue.
This leads me to my second point: the children.
How does this impact our children?
Two more of the Communist Goals from Marx’ Manifesto:
- Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio and TV.
Note: This is the Gramscian agenda of the “long march through the institutions” spelled out explicitly: gradual takeover of the “means of communication” and then using those vehicles to debauch the culture and weaken the will of the individual to resist.
- Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural and healthy.”
Note: Today those few who still have the courage to advocate public morality are denounced and viciously attacked. Most Americans are entirely unwitting regarding the motives behind this agenda.
This June, we endured “Pride” month.
Pride claims to represent the marginalized and oppressed and what they are doing is attempting to bring about a cultural revolution straight out of the Communist Manifesto.
It was an entire month of rainbows, gender fluidity, and gay parades where men in leather boots, shorts and dog collars (nothing more), and women in shorts and high heels (shirts were optional) pranced and danced down city streets engaging in lude acts on the street while chanting “we queer, we’re here, and we’re coming for your children.” Weekend after weekend throughout the month of June until it seemed to culminate on the White House Lawn. Biden stood over them, applauding. In his speech he said, “these are the bravest people I’ve ever met.” Clearly, he is continuing Obama’s legacy in the fight for the LGTB movement.
For years we’ve averted our eyes, shaken our heads, counted down the days until it’s over…
Under Obama, apart from keep us in endless wars, his main objective was to push the LGTB agenda.
The following is from the Whitehouse.gov website:
“Since taking office, the President (Obama) has demonstrated that his vision for a brighter future includes greater equality for LGBT Americans. The President and his Administration are dedicated to eliminating barriers to equality, fighting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and engaging LGBT communities across the country.”
President Obama signed 11 pieces of pro LGTB legislation between 2011-2014 that required government, military, health care, financial and academic institution to embrace, protect and promote the LGTB community both here and abroad.
School boards and teacher’s associations were infiltrated with the “we’re queer, we’re here, and we’re coming for your children” crowd. A curriculum was pushed into the school system and what began with a “tolerance, anti-bullying campaign” transitioned into a full-fledged “child-grooming campaign.” They begin sexualizing our children at 4 years old teaching them about their body parts and how to explore them. Books that would have been burned in the streets in the 1800s are made available to read by our children in the classroom today.
Today, parents are being arrested for attending school boards and reading aloud, the material their preteens children were instructed to read. Why? Because of the pornographic nature of the material.
Friends, this is what predators do to groom children in preparation for molestation and rape.
So, we have children, 10 years old, about to enter puberty, and having their hormones amped up with material they should not have access to. It is impure material and they do not have the emotional ability to cope with what is being thrust in their faces. All the while, parents are left feeling helpless on the sidelines.
Today, parents are arrested for speaking out because of “anti-bullying” or “hate speech” laws. Friends, those “hate speech” laws are only protecting the predators.
Where is the Church?!? The church accepted their lifestyle, and now that lifestyle is being thrust into the hearts and minds of our children.
In July 2020, I had an experience wherein the Lord showed me what the two presidential platforms would look like if implemented in our nation.
This portion is taken from that vision:
“Then, the Lord posted a picture of what a BIDEN VICTORY in the election would look like: if Biden won, it would be in name only. Obama would be the strings, the driving force behind him. The LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning) Agenda would be expanded. What is going on now (this was given in 2020) would be nothing compared to what would take place. They would push to legalize MAPS—Minor Attracted Persons—to be clear, this is an adult, attracted to a minor, and entering into a physical relationship with a child as young as 4 years of age. The adult would no longer be considered a PEDOPHILE providing the child was consenting! The MAPS society has petitioned the LGBTQ community for inclusion (they were rejected as of 2019). MAPS already have their own flag, pastel in color. (To be clear, this is legalizing physical relationships between adults and minors.)
It’s hard to imagine something so devastating, but 15 years ago, I never imagined pornographic novels being read by 10-year-olds under the direction of their teachers.
Psychologists today are defending pedophiles and working to rebrand them if you will, to Minor Attracted Persons.
This is what happens when the Church allows compromise. It’s time we take back our nation, and that begins with our families and our Church.
In our churches and in our schools today, those very same queer individuals who chant that they are coming for our children, have the protection of Social Justice Warriors (Neo Marxist) and hate speech legislation. If you speak against it, they cry “hate speech” and Biden’s DOJ will come after you as a domestic terrorist. They’ve had such an influence funding legislators and driving this agenda, laws are being passed to separate children as young as 7 from parents who refuse to identify them with their proper pronoun.
If a child is removed, they enter social services and 25%-30% of those disappear and from what I’ve learned, are trafficked by their foster parents.
We are in a war for our children!
So, back to my focus: the Ecclesia and our children.
It’s not too late, we can rectify this!
What can be done?
I will tell you, not all are in this watered-down state! Many are rising up, and it’s time we all stand up for righteousness! I recently listened to a group of pastors ready to take up arms to defend our country. Adherence to the Word of God and integrous lives are among our greatest weapons against the enemy. Next in line is our voice and our vote. It’s time we stand and speak truth to the deception that is infiltrating our schools, our church, and our nation.
It begins with us:
Romans 10:11-14 “And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.”
- We need to come out of our slumber- stop tolerating what the enemy is doing to our nation, our church, and our children.
- Cast off the works of darkness, and this can be done through prayer and in the ballot boxes! Do not tolerate these abominations. If you are fearful because the enemy has infiltrated your own family with this agenda, ask God to give you wisdom, guidance, discernment and understanding on the proper steps to take. Confront the lie of the enemy with the love and the truth of God’s Word until it penetrates the heart of those lost in the deception. And know, you are not alone, we are standing with you for victory!
- Put on the Lord Jesus Christ. What does that mean? You talk like He talked, you walk like He walked, you live like He lived, and you love like He loves – in truth and without compromising!
- Make no provision for the flesh, if we are going to fight this, we must get the sin out of the church and that starts with us. We repent, then we repent for the Church, then we repent for the nation. And then… God intervenes!
- It’s time we study the Word for ourselves (avoiding liberal theologians). If you struggle with this, ask God to open up the eyes of your understanding. (Ephesians 1:18)
Stand on the promises of God:
I had a vision last year, it was of the Lord, He was standing at a distance with a bow and an arrow. He drew the bow back, and shot that arrow straight at the minds of the youth. When the arrow pierced their minds, it served as an anti-venom and through this He healed and restored their minds. The enemy is really trying to mess up our kids, but if we will be faithful to the call of prayer, and lead by our own example, He will come through and serve as the anti-venom to this toxic society the enemy has tried to develop. The awakening is here, so stand on the promises of God for your/our children.
Hebrews 10:10-38-39 “Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.”
- Live Justly. The just are those who live in right standing, and under the Covenant, with God.
- Live by faith – faith is a gift of God, but we must nourish that faith by being in prayer and the Word. It’s critical. Pray the Word over your family and trust what God has promised.
- Do not, under any circumstances, draw back. This will be your undoing. The Greek word here for “Draw Back” – is hupostello which means “pulling back to retreat(go backwards); withdraw (shrink from); shun; “back off,” especially due to compromise.”
- Be Quick to Repent. If you slip, repent quickly, and return to Him.
Compromise is devastating the Ecclesia, and the impact on our children is clear. However, I firmly believe if the Ecclesia will arise and come up out of the ashes of sin and shame, it will turn this nation upside down and provoke such an expansion in the Awakening, none of us, including our children, will ever be the same!
The Lord said, “The just shall live by faith,” faith in the hope, the promises of God, the Truth, the righteousness of the law, grace, under the blood of the Covenant, understanding that the vengeance of God will come forth and it will rain down on the unrighteous. One of the greatest injustices done in modern society is to diminish the power and authority of the LIVING GOD! He is coming, His Presence is about to rain down on our land, and when He does, He will bring with Him His justice! Yes, the Hammer of Justice will come down, those living a life of righteousness will stand as the unrighteous fall!
Friends, Charles Spurgeon was the hedge for Britain that we read of in Ezekiel 22:30. God is looking for those who will be the hedge for the nation today. Will you be the Spurgeon of today? Will you embrace truth and target deception through the Word and intercession?
This is how we win this war; God has every intention of winning this war for the soul of our nation, and for some unknown reason, He chooses to partner with His people to accomplish His plans in the earth. Let us jump in with both feet to partner with our Lord, it will not be easy, but it can be done, or He would not have called us to stand in the gap for the nation! Together, let’s be the hedge and overthrow the plans of the enemy!
Blessings & love,