- Paperback: 143 pages
- Publisher: Crossway Books (December 1986)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0891073795
- ISBN-13: 978-0891073796
- Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 5 x 7.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #258,737 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Richard Wurmbrand certainly did have a bias, though not the one the "one star" reviewers below accuse him of. No, this is not "anti-Semitic drivel;" Wurmbrand was himself a Jew, persecuted by the fascists for his race, who loved his people. No, he is not a "reactionary fanatic," nor does this book represent "the scarier mindscapes of the Bible Belt." Wurmbrand is actually from Romania, which is I believe some distance from Texas, and you read his many fascinating books, you will find he was actually quite thoughtful. But yes, he was biased against communism. He spent many years in slave labor camps, was tortured, and saw friends die. (A slave labor camp, I might point out, is rather a scarier place than a Southern Baptist church; tens of millions of people died in such places in the last century.)
Despite the provocative title of this book, such experiences did not render Wurmbrand bitter or unhinged. His argument here is not a vitriolic piece of ad hominem; rather it is a serious suggestion, backed up, it seems, by a fair amount of circumstantial evidence.
It is commonly argued that Marx had nothing to do with the crimes of communism. Even if Wurmbrand's central thesis does not convince you, the evidence he offers does at least show the spiritual or psychological continuity between Marx and the crimes committed in his name.
The book has its flaws, true. The evidence Wurmbrand offers is not overpowering.Read more ›
- Karl Marx.
_Marx & Satan_, published in 1986 by Living Sacrifice Book Company, written by Rev. Richard Wurmbrand is a fascinating look into the secret life of Karl Marx and the communist revolutionaries he helped inspire showing their Satanic influence. Richard Wurmbrand (1909 - 2001) was a Romanian Evangelical Christian minister who was brutally captured and tortured by communists. As such he had first-hand experience with the atrocities of the communist menace and devoted much of his life to researching the evils of communism. He founded Jesus to the Communist World (renamed Voice of the Martyrs) and was active in helping Christians who suffered at the hands of communists and Marxists. This book is unique in that it makes direct allegations concerning the person of Karl Marx. As is apparent to all those who have studied Marx, he is not only a hater of religion and Christ but also a hater of humanity itself and a promoter of destruction. Marxists have claimed that Marx was in fact an atheist and denied the existence of God. However, this book seems to indicate that Marx was actually a Satanist and involved in Satanic rituals and that communism itself constitutes a "Satanic cult". It should be noted however that the distinction between atheism and Satanism becomes blurry because of the hatred of atheists for Christ and because of the fact that many public atheists are actually private Satanists.
Wurmbrand begins his book by explaining how Marxist ideas have even infiltrated Christianity. Indeed, it is maintained by some that Marx sought to aid the exploited masses and that thus his teachings may be understood as fundamentally Christian.Read more ›
_Marx and Satan_ by Richard Wurmbrand is a small book that advances the theory that Karl Marx was a member of a Satanic cult. To this affect, Wurmbrand, a Lutheran pastor who had been imprisoned by Communist authorities in Romania, cites many examples of Marx's poetry and personal writings. He also delves into the backgrounds of other members of the early communist/socialist movements, notably Frederick Engels and Moses Hess. Marx was born a Jew, however he was baptized at age seven for his family's business reasons. It appears that Marx may have been devout in his early years, but he later turned against Christianity with a vengeance. Marx's poetry contains references to overthrowing God and having himself [Marx] reign in His stead. Despite his current reputation in liberal academia as a champion of the rights of the poor, Marx made many disparaging comments about the poor and unenlightened. Despite his pretenses as being a champion of the exploited classes, the poor have generally in history been the ones least likely to change their "primitive" worldview in the face of drastic social change. Most of those committed to Communist/Marxist ideology in America are those from well-educated, upwardly mobile types who think they are "enlightened" about humanity's true condition. Marx called the Slavs and Russians of Eastern Europe scum and reactionary people. Curiously, he polemicizes against his own people the Jews, characterizing them as supporters of tyrants and as capitalist exploiters.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Thanks for the contribution by the author --- hope it is translated into Chinese.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I believe what is in the book can be considered very well put and Wurmbrand expresses his ideas very clearly and arguably holds the upper ground within his book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
THIS IS THE VERY BEST BOOK THERE IS ON THIS SUBJECT!! NO OTHERS EVEN COMPARE TO THIS EXTREMELY EXCELLENT PUBLICATION! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Terry L. Cook
Whether or not you believe the authors' conclusions, the research is solid and the book brings to light fascinating material about Marx (and other contemporary influences) and his... Read morePublished 7 months ago by David VanDyke
Marx when he sat at the table with his family he'd lead them in a prayer addressed to Dear Satan. The founder of communism was a Satanist, and every Christian needs to read this. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Susan Cline
If anyone doesn't know/or knows about communism I urge you to read this eye opening book that is backed up by quotes.Published 8 months ago by mimi nuta
This book is not overly long, yet by digging into the intellectual biography of Marx, key details emerge clarifying the ideology behind Marxism. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Scott Free
This a very well written and well support book on a very ugly subject.Published 10 months ago by Winston Smith 6076
I have many of Richard Wurmbrand's books. They are all brilliant, simple in some ways, but deeply profound. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer