"Our leaders are Marxists. What's the first tenet of Marxism? It's atheism. Atheism is absolutely contradictory to the Judeo-Christian worldview and Christianity itself. And that's who our leaders are right now," Lively told host Dr. Alan Keyes during the February 26 episode of "Let's Talk America" on Brighteon.TV.
"The entire Biden-Obama regime is a Marxist totalitarian state and they are trying to drag us deeper down into that hole with the plandemic, with the lockdowns, with all the things that they've been doing, this suppression of conservative speech and Christian speech." (Related: ACLU now admits it is functioning as "opposition" to America; left-wing principles founded in communism and Marxism.)
Lively also discussed with Keyes the transformation of Russia from the former communist Soviet Union and the present.
Keyes indicated that the difference between the Russia of today and the Soviet Union of yesterday was the fact that there was a major restoration that occurred – the restoration of the Christian faith. He added that God and Christianity were not abandoned by the people of Russia and they have remained deeply rooted in their faith for centuries.
Lively said Russia is a Christian nation now and it has been re-Christianized in the years since "glasnost" was introduced by former Russian leader Mikhail Gorbachev. He took note that when the Berlin Wall came down and glasnost came in, Russia went through a period of social collapse and "gangsterism" as Russian oligarchs fought each other.
The pastor and missionary added that then-Russian President Boris Yeltsin chose Vladimir Putin to clean up and solve the problem. According to Lively, Putin got rid of gangsterism and pushed out Marxism. He added that the current Russian leader brought back into Russia the Russian Orthodox Church as the primary cultural influence of the nation.
"Russia is being restored as an authentic Christian nation with essentially the Russian Orthodox Church as the state church. It is not necessarily very friendly to other denominations, that's one negative, but in terms of shaping the culture to adhere to biblical values, it's been remarkable," he said.
Lively also emphasized that it was a Christian revival that saved Russia from the Soviet Union’s communism.
"It was the rise of Christianity that broke the back of the Soviet Union. The economic sanctions were important because they robbed the leadership of the ability to keep everybody in bondage. But it was Christianity that overthrew the Marxism, the communism of the Soviet Union," he said.
Lively also pointed out that what most people believe about Putin in the U.S. is the product of anti-Russian propaganda from either the liberal press or the neoconservative press.
"There isn't any real solid conservative news. Both the liberals and the neocons are united against Russia. So the majority of Americans, especially those who are hostile to Putin, have a Cold War mentality because they really don't know anything anymore about the country than what they grew up with when we were in the Cold War, when it was the Soviet Union," Lively stressed.
"But the Soviet Union is now in Washington, DC and the former Christian America is now in the country of Russia."
Lively also indicated that the U.S. has made Ukraine into a proxy state since the 2014 February coup, with America taking out pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych and replacing him with its own stooge. After that, Lively said, the U.S. started plundering Ukraine with then-Vice President Joe Biden leading the way.
He added that America has reshaped Ukraine into a woke-cracy since 2014 and Americanized the whole culture.
Watch the full Feb. 28 episode of "Let's Talk America" with Dr. Alan Keyes below. "Let's Talk America" airs Monday to Friday at 1-3 p.m. on Brighteon.TV.
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