References:Kevin Swanson points out in this historical survey of Marxism in America that humanists trade off one form of slavery for another, always promising some sort of cheap deliverance, but never delivering on the promise. Marxism entered America in the 1840s, but didn't bear much fruit until the 20th century. Walter Kennedy points out that Marxists infiltrated the Republican administration of Abraham Lincoln as early as the 1860s. Here is an eye-opening interview with the author of the book "Lincoln's Marxists."
J. C. Ryle provides the very best commentary and devotional exposition of the book of Matthew that can be found. We could do no better than to use his expositions of the Gospel of Matthew for our Family Bible Study Guide Series. Writing in the 19th century as an evangelical Anglican pastor, Ryle intended these “Expository Thoughts” for family worship. His writing is strikingly simple, profound, practical, and passionate at the same time.