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Resolution 25 - The Church and the Modern World - Communism

Resolution 25

The Church and the Modern World - Communism

The Conference, while recognising that in many lands there are Communists who are practicing Christians, nevertheless declares that Marxian Communism is contrary to the Christian faith and practice, for it denies the existence of God, revelation, and a future life; it treats the individual man as a means and not an end; it encourages class warfare; it regards the moral law not as absolute but as relative to the needs of the state. The Conference holds that while a state must take the precautions it regards as necessary to protect good order and peace from all subversive movements, it is the special duty of the Church to oppose the challenge of the Marxian theory of Communism by sound teaching and the example of a better way, and that the Church, at all times and in all places, should be a fearless witness against political, social, and economic injustice.

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