When the Soviet Union fell in 1991, the West celebrated, congratulating itself that Marxism was dying and that democracy would triumph.
It was this same mindset behind the coddling of China—moving companies and technology to China—that the country would move on to democracy. It didn’t work, of course. It only made a more powerful Marxist nation and one that is set to reverse their century of humiliation (ca. 1839-1949).
Surprisingly perhaps, Marxism may be about to make a great comeback, covering most of the world in the years prior to Christ’s return. Why do I say this?
The Three Parts of the Great City
As I wrote about earlier in Chronicles of the End Times and in this post and this post, the world has been divided, is being divided, and will be divided, into three distinct zones. These three zones became differentiated by the cultural idolatry they each embraced over the last many centuries, and each will suffer different consequences as God deals with the idolatry of each in order to draw as many people as possible to Him. He will deal with idolatry by taking it away from the people in each zone. (This is all due to Babylon the great being the whole unsaved world and the repercussions that come from that.)
It is becoming apparent that the way idolatry will be dealt with, and taken away in each of the three zones, is by God allowing and using Marxism. Marxism has already caused the Church in China to literally explode in size.
The Evil that is Marxism
Don’t misunderstand me. Marxism is sheer evil. The only other ideology that could match it for its depths of depravity might be Islam. God has used evil the past to bring about great good (just look at the circumstances around Christ’s crucifixion).
Marxism was started by Karl Marx. His book, The Communist Manifesto, is all based on false assumptions, i.e. lies. The very first sentence, “The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles,” is a lie. Marxism poses as a way for most people to have a better life and to be treated more fairly, but then the leaders of the people become oligarchs seizing power.
That cannot be prevented—it’s the way Marxism works. Marxism views the world in non-godly, materialist terms and attempts to fix society in terms of materialism using government control. It is an ideology of envy in part, and laziness, and hubris, theft, and murder, carried about by not only the ruling oligarchs, but also the people they rule.
In addition to all this, because the ideology is based on a lie, Marxism seeks to remake culture and society to fit its false narrative. It always seeks to wipe away the old culture and replace it with one that sees the need for one ruling Marxist party.
This is the part that God would use.
Marxism Proven to Erase Cultural Idolatry
No matter whether it was the Soviet Union, or China, or the United States today, every time Marxism attempts to wipe clean the former culture, it must lie to the most gullible segment of the population—young people. Marxist forces than whip them up into a frenzy to do the Marxist leaders’ bidding. We saw this many times in the last century and see this going on now in the US.
It already occurred in the Soviet Union, Cuba, China, and Cambodia. In the Soviet Union and Cuba, the governments there tried to wipe out Christianity along with many other traditional institutions, but when the Soviet Union fell, the Church made a big comeback. The Church in Cuba continues to grow underground.
In Cambodia, Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge tried to wipe out East Earth’s idols, namely Buddhism, as it was practiced in Cambodia. They succeeded, but this left a spiritual void and so the Church has been growing like never before in Cambodia in the last few decades since the Khmer Rouge fell.
God already allowed the evil of Marxism in China to bring over 100 million (and only God knows how many more) souls to be saved. In China, there were about 750,000 Christians in China in 1949 when the Bamboo curtain descended, cutting off China from the rest of the world. With the reforms Mao instituted, which included the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) carried out by—you guessed it kids and young people—the idolatrous heart of China was wiped away, tossing out Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism. These three institutions were the state religions and systems of morals in China that made growth and spreading of the Gospel nearly impossible. Of course, to assist with this wiping clean it required the deaths of 20-50 million people who would not change.
When Nixon reopened China in the 1970’s, amazingly, that spiritual void (which was made by forced worship to the CCP) had resulted in tens of millions of Christians. Today it is estimated the number is in excess of 100 million. And these are all battle-hardened, persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ.
So Marxism has been proven to drive out the idolatry of a culture, create a spiritual void, creating an environment which fosters people to come to Christ.
As Tim Keller said in his book Counterfeit Gods, people don’t realize all one needs is Christ, until Christ is all they have.
Marxism in the End Times
So how does this relate to the end times? We may very well see it active in all three parts of the great city, i.e. earth.
In East Earth, China, ruled by the CCP, will take over that region of the earth, conquering and occupying, or pressing as vassal states, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand, as well as India and Russia. Wherever China goes, Marxism will rule. Marxist forces will continue to root out Buddhism, Confucianism, Shintoism, and Hinduism (or whatever cultural idolatry prevails), in those other countries, creating spiritual voids in those populations. I believe there will be a huge end-time harvest in that part of the world, by simply looking at the numbers. Today, half the world’s people live there and less than 10 percent are Christian despite the size of the Chinese church.
In Center Earth, the Antichrist will instill a Marxist government. We get clues of that directly from the Bible. Revelation 17:16 says the Beast will hate the Harlot, burn her with fire, and make her desolate. In other words, the Harlot, being the idolatries of all the unsaved peoples who will be under the rule of Antichrist, will be wiped clean and changed.
He will do this in three ways. First, the economy in that part of the world will be put under his control via the mark. Second, he will make war on every ideology that is not of him, and he will create a cult of personality (a common theme in Marxism—just look at Mao and Stalin), i.e. the created image of Revelation 13:14-15. Third, the ultimate wiping away of the former culture, even of Islam, will be his walking into the Temple in Jerusalem and declaring himself god. In short, Antichrist will wipe clean the idols of Center Earth, that of the numerous “–isms,” whether humanism, nationalism, or Mohammadism. These three actions are all features of Marxism.
In West Earth, Marxism will be used in one form or another to wipe clean the idolatry of the West, i.e. money and wealth. We’re already being set up. Due to having a Central Bank, with its mismanagement either due to greed on the oligarchs’ part, or simply incompetence, the US dollar is losing and will lose all of its value. The Second Signpost will assist along these lines as well. Parallel to this, here in the United States, there is tremendous pressure by Marxist forces to instill a Marxist government in the USA.
The BLM and Antifa groups, the Trans and Woke movements, and Critical Race Theory (CRT) all have one thing in common: to wipe away American culture and replace traditional society, with one in which the Christian white male is demonized and made to become the bourgeoisie of Marxist thought. This whole movement going on in America has Marxism written all over it.
Most of the US population just tolerates all this and doesn’t fight it with all their effort because they think it might be a passing fad, but they don’t realize Marxism is behind all of this, and that what’s at stake is the traditional USA itself. Unless CRT is wiped clean from classrooms across the country, the US will assuredly descend into Marxism some time in the future. Pushing back the tide of Marxism will only come from a population that is awake and fighting.
Whether there is a Marxist government in the US outright, or there is war against Marxism, the West will be preoccupied with battling a force that will wipe away their god, i.e. money. And in a great irony, the traditionally Christian United States having drifted away from God, may finally dread and fight Marxism, the very force that will wake up the church in America and cause the last great awakening before Christ’s return, if God so wills.