While it is helpful to remind ourselves that the technical definition of “Socialism” is quite narrow, and that by that definition “Socialism” is indeed a dead political philosophy, let’s not be so black-and-white minded that we ignore the obvious. Whether the government technically owns the means of production, or whether the government simply has its finger in […]
We’re being told by some that the people of the United States want socialism. The thing of it is, we already have a mild form of socialism. In it’s now famous “We Are All Socialists Now” cover, Newsweek wrote: The U.S. government has already—under a conservative Republican administration—effectively nationalized the banking and mortgage industries. That seems a […]
Last week I wrote on the Planks of Communism as they have manifested in America. I have to admit that their manifestation is, in some cases, not total, but that they have begun to manifest should be almost as worrying. I ended the piece with the promise that this week I would reveal the surprising reason why Marx succeeded in America, and the Christian culture that let him in.
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).
God’s sovereignty includes ownership of all His creation. Melchizedek, in blessing Abram, said, “Blessed be Abram of God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth (Gen. 14:19; cf. v. 22). The Bible continues the relationship between sovereignty and ownership by declaring to Israel that all the earth is His (Ex. 19:5). God demands obedience from […]