So, then, both the communist and the Christian are agreed that the fall of communism is inevitable! Yet not only is its fall inevitable. Even the rise and continued expansion of communism is not inevitable. For communism is not invincible, and even contains the seeds of its own destruction. Communism was defeated in Finland and Estonia and Lithuania and Latvia and Germany and Bavaria and Hungary and in Johannesburg in South Africa before 1920; in Saxony and on the South African Witwatersrand in the nineteen-twenties and in Spain in the 'thirties; in Greece in the 'forties and in Malaya and Guatemala and Kerala in India in the 'fifties; in (British) Guyana and the Leopoldville (Kinshasa) Congo Democratic Republic (Zaire) and Indonesia and Ghana in the 'sixties; and in Uganda in the 'seventies.* Moreover, the Soviet economy in general and agriculture in particular is in a perilous state. For example, the 1961 CPSU prediction that Russian agriculture would have increased three and a half fold by 1980 is fast proving to be an idle dream and sheer fantasy.157
Worldwide communism, then, is not inevitable. But the universal triumph of Christianity,+ in God's good time, is.158
*-and in Chile in September, 19731 (Stop-the-press note-N.L.)
+Cf. the "Reference Section" below, especially the "Chronological Table" (at the very end, beyond A.D. 2000).