My exposure to the NAR is less comprehensive, and really came to the forefront upon attending the recent Convergence conference in Ft.
This culminated in the 60s revolution the expression "make love, not war" was coined by Frankfurt School member Herbert Marcuse. Yes, both in their extremities contain dogma that many would consider to be aberrant or heretical views relative to orthodox Christianity, and yes, for very different reasons, one can plausibly aver that they both — in these aberrations — pose a serious threat to undiscerning believers.
Both Christian communism and liberation theology stress "orthopraxis" over "orthodoxy". Controversy[ edit ] Atheism and communism[ edit ] Contemporary communism, including contemporary Christian communism, owes much to Marxist thought—particularly Marxist economics.
Since the final Great Schism between Catholics and Orthodox in when the Pope excommunicated the Patriarch, the Catholic Church maintained the Western Europe, through its control and censorship of information, in ignorance and disdain towards the higher economic and cultural prosperity of the Eastern Roman Empire where the allowance of financial transactions no ban on usury and the freedom of expression in non-theological issues allowed for remains of antic intellectual heritage of Antiquity to keep thriving and developing with its wealth that also had other causes until the fall of Constantinople in by Muslim conquerors.
With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is wise to be stupid "humble", "poor in spirit" and do nothing better than others, only wasteful things being poor and give the little useless things that are all what one has for living ; Being efficient and claiming to know things better than others is pride, sin and leads to hell.
Mystical writings and a general compatibility with world religions and universalism is much more a part of the EC. It cannot genuinely exist because human reason has limits and cannot find God, and these limits are uniform between all humans.
I believe you and I an old school conservative share a common enemy. There are several aspects of Marxism, as a philosophy, that put it at odds with the Christian faith. The utopia that Marxism seeks to develop is earthly and man-made; Christians look to the Lord Jesus to establish a heavenly, perfect kingdom some day.
This law was inserted in the Theodosian Code of 9, 7, 6but substantially modified and with a wider scope. Links to other sites with more analysis on the subject. They believe in that way, society will become a better place.
Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property. A concrete example are the Paraguayan Sin Tierra landless movement,  who engage in direct land seizures and the establishment of socialized agricultural cooperative production in asentamientos.
On the issue of Christian mysticism, in the case of a charismatic-based movement, there is much that needs to be examined, beyond the scope of this posting. Which God had the goodness to design as stupid in order to give every stupid person the chance to follow it.
My point is, the starting assumptions and praxis involved in such as mission are extraordinarily incompatible in the two movements, such that anything more than minimal cooperation would appear to be unlikely. Christians worship God and believe His power and nature are clearly seen in His creation Romans 1: And so it continues to this very day.
The Bible honors work and teaches that individuals are responsible to support themselves: However there is one major overlap: Homosexuals were sometimes denied membership or expelled from communist parties across the globe during the 20th Century, as most communist parties followed the social precedents set by the USSR.
In this case, the house church movement would appear to be more part of a strategy than a group of doctrinaire-pure NAR fellowships; the NAR is very big on the establishment of networks which can be in some fashion co-opted into the overall dominionistic goal.
Homosexual behavior, called sodomy, was considered a capital crime, and thousands of homosexual men were executed across Europe during waves of persecution in these centuries.
Information was tightly controlled, dissidents were arrested and the higher degrees of freedom and prosperity enjoyed in the Western "capitalist" world were denied for decades in communist countries.
Today, however, nearly all communist parties accept homosexuals and support the LGBT rights movement.
God sent Him to earth to save the lost John 3: Prior to World War 1, Marxists believed if a war was to break out across Europe the workers would unite and overthrow the ruling class bourgeoisie.
March 17,transcribed by Mike Lepore. Therefore, the fact theologians could not understand anything beyond the strict acceptance of Christian theology, proves this is not possible. Further, the type of believers most susceptible to EC aberrations bear little resemblance to those enticed by NAR extremes.
Here are a few: As explained by Popper, Marxism fails to be a scientific theory because it is not falsifiable. In abolishing private property, Marxism directly contradicts several biblical principles. Christians should submit to earthly authorities Romans Now there is an area where there is seeming overlap: The principles of Christ are seen by Christian communists as staunchly anti-capitalist in nature.
Detailed justification for these beliefs can be found in the writings of C. The NAR on the other hand goes much further in the direction of extra-biblical practices; both movements concoct some new theologies.
Instead, a more genuine comparison, in my opinion, should be based on comparing a large list of different aspects, and see how much differs and how much is similar in practice.Christian communism is a form of religious communism based on Christianity.
It is a theological and political theory based upon the view that the teachings of Jesus Christ compel Christians to support communism as the ideal social system. Jan 14, · Spong throws out core Christian beliefs such as the atonement (an "offensive idea", A New Christianity for a New World, p.
10) and the bodily resurrection of Christ, yet still wants to say: "I am a Christian. The Bible makes a distinction between voluntarily helping someone with your resources, as an individualistic Good Samaritan, and being forced to group private property together in a sort of group property sharing which is socialism and Marxism: Having one purse is the basis of socialism and Marxism.
Convergence definition is - the act of converging and especially moving toward union or uniformity; especially: coordinated movement of the two eyes so that the image of a single point is formed on corresponding retinal areas.
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The convergence of Marxism and Christianity in ToS can provide a new vision which could advance Philippine democracy. The specific task is to clarify what can be done to promote, fulfill and realize democracy in Philippine society. Similarities between Marxism and Christianity Some people would claim that Marxism is not a religion, and that it is an opposite of Christianity, with some naive arguments: just because Marx claims that "religion is the opium of the people" and the Soviet Union fighted against religious beliefs and practices, and their opposite metaphysical.Download