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June 15th, 2017, 07:28 PM
Abolishment of the Culture of the Individual In Marxism

The strong family raises its members up physically as individuals rather than being a collective, and helps them develop into unique persons, which the older American culture valued and still does to some extent. The heterosexual relationship as the foundation of the family also helps develop unique individuals. Jesus Christ and his Gospel raises up individuals spiritually and helps them develop spiritually as unique members of the Body of Christ.

"26 that mystery, hid since the world began, and since the beginning of generations: But now is opened to his saints, 27 to whom God would make known the glorious riches of this mystery among the gentiles, which riches is Christ in you, the hope of glory," Colossians 1: 26-27

"Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus:" Philippians 2: 5

"3 Are ye so unwise, that after ye have begun in the spirit, ye would now end in the flesh?......... 6 Even as Abraham "believed God, and it was ascribed to him for righteousness." 7 Understand, therefore, that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham. 8 For the scripture saw aforehand, that God would justify the heathen through faith, and therefore showed beforehand glad tidings unto Abraham: "In thee shall all nations be blessed." 9 So then, they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham. 10 For as many as are under the deeds of the law, are under malediction. For it is written, "Cursed is every man that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to fulfill them.".................. 14 that the blessing of Abraham might come on the gentiles through Jesus Christ, and that we might receive the promise of the spirit through faith. 15 Brethren, I will speak after the manner of men. Though it be but a man's testament, yet no man despiseth it, or addeth anything thereto when it is once allowed. 16 To Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, "in the seeds," as in many: But, "in thy seed," as in one, which is Christ. 17 This I say, that the law which began afterward, beyond four hundred and thirty years, doth not disannul the testament, that was confirmed afore of God unto Christ ward, to make the promise of none effect. 18 For if the inheritance come of the law, it cometh not of promise: but God gave it unto Abraham by promise. .................... 26 For ye are all the sons of God, by the faith which is in Christ Jesus. 27 For all ye that are baptised, have put on Christ. 28 Now is there no Jew, neither gentile, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither man nor woman: but ye are all one thing in Christ Jesus. 29 If ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs by promise. " Galatians 3

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is absolute truth, and it must be believed as being absolute truth, by the faith which is mentioned in Galatians 3. There is no more a chosen people by a physical bloodline, as is shown in Galatians 3.

But man in his spiritual condition of the natural man of I Corinthians 2: 14 does not discern the things of the Spirit, for example, the absolute truth of the Word of God. Man, as Marxist, for example, sets up a dialectical opposition to the absolute truth of God's word. and argues against that absolute truth. A Marxist, if he really is a Marxist, does not accept God's word as absolute truth in faith. He argues against that truth, which can be called the thesis, with his anti-thesis., something which Paul in I Timothy 6: 20-21 warns us not to do.

The key part in Greek says "και αντιθεσεις της ψευδωνυμου γνωσεως,or "and anti-thesis of falsely called knowledge."

αντιθεσεις, or anti-thesis, is a technical term in the early Greek philosophy of the διαλεκτική, or dialectic, before the time of Christ. In the dialectic, there is a direct opposition between the thesis and the anti-thesis.

Marxism begins from that dialectic which in Greek philosophy before the time of Christ was a procedure for making arguments and counter arguments by use of a thesis and its opposition or anti-thesis. The dialectic is in appearance a formal way of making arguments. But remember that Paul says in I Timothy 6: 20-21 that the dialectic produces "falsely called knowledge." The tactics of argument do not necessarily, in the dialectic, deal with what is true, but often what appears to be an argument or a tactic of discrediting the opponent.

"In the eyes of the dialectical philosophy, nothing is established for all time, nothing is absolute or sacred." (Karl Marx)


"Karl Marx (1818-1883) and Friedrich Engels (1820-1895) adopted and extended the triad, especially in Marx's The Poverty of Philosophy (1847). Here, in Chapter 2, Marx is obsessed by the word "thesis". It can be said to form an important part of the basis for the Marxist theory..."

Benjamin Bloom, who wrote the two volume book on the Taxonomy
of Educational Goal Objectives, by which all teachers must be
certified, said "“We recognize the point of view that
truth and knowledge are only relative and that there are no hard and
fast truths which exist for all time and places.” (Benjamin Bloom, et
al., Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, Book 1, Cognitive Domain)

Dean Gotcher found a footnote in Bloom's Affective Domain book, on
page 166, where Bloom acknowledges the influence of Theodore W. Adorno
and Eric Fromm on the psychological theory, philosophy or ideology
contained in his two volumes, Educational Goal taxonomies. Book II
Affective Domain p. 166.

“1. Cf. Erich Fromm, 1941; T. W. Adorno et al., 1950” Benjamin Bloom,
Book II Affective Domain p. 166. This is Bloom's footnote
acknowledging the influence on his thinking from Erich Fromm and
Theodore W. Adorno. Adorno was an original Frankfurter Marxist who posed as a personality and social psychologist in writing his 1950 book, The Authoritarian Personality, in which he claimed that the
authoritarian personality and fascism are caused by the family and
Christianity. Erich Fromm was a Transformational Marxist psychologist
and close associate of the Frankfurters.

"Once the earthly family is discovered to be the secret of the
heavenly family, the former must be destroyed (annihilated), in theory
and in practice." Karl Marx, Feuerbach Thesis #4

Marxism in its many forms seeks to diminish and eventually do away with both the family and Biblical Christianity, because both the family and Biblical Christianity support the unique individual. Marxism seeks to set up a totalitarian world government and a collectivist society, where the individual is not valued as unique as in Christ's Gospel and in the family within a Christian culture.

One of the founders of the Frankfurt School of Transformational Marxism, Georg Lukacs, talked about "Abolishment of Culture." Lukacs knew that Christianity had created a dominant culture in the West which made the individual important and that culture saw each individual as being unique, to be honored as such.

Marxism had to get rid of that Christian - and family based - culture which made the individual outstanding, and replace it by a collectivist group oriented culture. Marxism - Transformational Marxism - had to reduce the spiritual power of the Christian Gospel in order to bring in a collectivist group-centered culture.

“The individual accepts the new system of values and beliefs by
accepting belongingness to the group.” Kurt Lewin in Kenneth Benne
Human Relations in Curriculum Change

Note: The New Testament quotes above are from a modern English spelling version of William Tyndale's New Testament. See: http://studybible.info/version/MSTC