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Comparing FARC’s Marxism and Christianity

FARC
Christianity
Who are they? FARC is the name of a guerrilla group in Colombia. Guerrillas carry out illegal acts of war and terrorism. FARC is a Marxist group. Marxists are communist. Christians follow the teachings of Jesus Christ.
Beginnings FARC started in the 20th century. Marxism came from the teachings of Karl Marx, who lived in the 1800s. Jesus was with God at the beginning of time (John 1:1). God sent Him to earth to save the lost (John 3:16,17).
God Marx believed that God is an invention of man and that He does not exist. Christians worship God and believe that His power and nature are clearly seen in His creation (Romans 1:20).
Who is supreme? To Marxists, the group (or government) is supreme. Marxists believe people should give up their personal rights and property to the larger group. They believe that society will become better as a result. FARC would like to overthrow the government of Colombia and establish their own rule. Christians should submit to earthly authorities (Romans 13:1). However, God is supreme. Acts 5:29 says, “We ought to obey God rather than men.”
Righteousness Marxists believe that men and society can become perfect on earth without God by following Marxist teachings. Righteousness comes from God through faith in Christ (Romans 3:22).