Socialism means the denial of private property to a great or even total degree. It means the use of State power – violence inherent in the power of the sword and gun – to redistribute property according to the dictates of some officer or committee of officers. Violence is therefore inherent in socialism. Why some Christians see this as a means of fulfilling God’s will defies reason (and revelation).
It’s one of those memes that makes you roll your eyes, but then you Snopes it and get a good belly laugh. Note to Socialist: it’s bad enough that you strongly believe in a system of theft enforced by government coercion. Yeah, that’s pretty bad. But to meme lies on top of it is just […]
At a moment in which we must fight the advancement of socialism into the field of healthcare, among other places, I think many may find the following excerpts from Charles Spurgeon helpful. Additionally, since so many American Christians – especially of the fundamentalist and Baptistictraditions – seem to believe that the Gospel does not pertain to or does not address politics, economics, and social order, I hope our more pietistic brethren will find the direction of a stalwart Baptist such as Spurgeon instructive.
A fun little debate has sparked between media personality Glenn Beck and Christian socialist Jim Wallis. I am not a frequent follower of Beck, though I think he has inflicted some damage to the forces of leftism. I do think he is much closer to the truth on this issue than his more propaganda-driven commie opponent. Let’s look at the issue.