Even Karl Marx Held a Deep Belief in God

By Jan Jekielek and Melanie Sun November 1, 2021

Karl Marx, the father of scientific socialism, once wrote that he knew he was born to God but was chosen for hell, author and radio host David Jeremiah said of many of the “aha! moments” he experienced in his year-long study of socialism, during which he read everything he could find on the ideology, including what motivated Marx in his ideological writings.

People don’t realize that Marx’s socialist theories are all based on a fundamental belief in the existence of God, but a hatred and opposition to everything God has taught, Jeremiah said.

“You know, socialists don’t believe that there is no God—they’re not atheists,” he told EpochTV’s “American Thought Leaders.” “They’re anti-God.”

“In fact, Karl Marx … was a cheerleader for the devil,” he explained of his research, which he said has given him a new way of viewing trends in news and social policy that he believes can help Americans understand the social turmoil in the country right now.

Jeremiah, a pastor and founder of Turning Point Radio and Television Ministries, recently released a book to share his findings about the dangers of socialism titled “Where Do We Go From Here?”

“Just about every chapter in this book, in some way or another, goes back to things that I learned about socialism,” he told host Jan Jekielek. “And now, what is so amazing to me is, because I’ve sensitized my mind and heart to all of this, every day on the news, I see vivid examples of what’s happening and how it’s affecting us as a nation.”

The culture of canceling everything you don’t agree with has bred the roots of totalitarianism in American society, Jeremiah warned.

He listed various negative trends, like parents being told that they shouldn’t have any say over the content taught in schools, Republicans and Democrats not being able to agree to disagree, and Christians being fired from their workplaces for sharing their faith, as examples of how Marx’s socialist ideas are eroding unity among people.

Censorship of ideas is not what Jeremiah grew up with in America, but has become normal social behavior in 2021.

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Counter-protesters hold up signs while waiting for conservative commentator Milo Yiannopoulos to arrive at the University of California, Berkeley campus, on Sept. 24, 2017. (Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images)

“There’s nothing that is really true that should be afraid of challenge,” Jeremiah challenged. “If it’s true, it’s true. It shouldn’t be an issue for it to be challenged, because truth will win, no matter what the challenge is. But if it’s not true, then you can. So all the stuff that’s going on right now is interesting to me in light of that discussion, because … most of it is lies.”