A reader recently sent us an email regarding socialism and the Bible. His friend, he says, contends that socialism is biblical. I hear this all the time. Having just completed the manuscript for my refutation of some modern Christian Socialists – Ronald Sider, Tony Campolo, and Jim Wallis – I felt the unction to reply to this claim.
“Dominionism” is getting a lot of press these days—and understandably so. Anytime a conservative even rustles the pages of a Bible, a leftist will try to accuse him of planning a new Inquisition, holocaust, and terrorism, hating all Jews, blacks, and women, and for being against science as well as just plain stupid. For leftists, […]
In making his case for government wealth-redistribution (socialism), Christian socialist Ronald J. Sider feels the need to define what he means by “State.” This is a great way to start. Unfortunately, he does not attempt to derive a definition from Scripture, but rather does what most liberal scholars do when they can find no support from Scripture: he turns to another liberal scholar, J. Philip Wogaman. Wogaman, like Tony Campolo (another Christian socialist critiqued in this book), was one of Bill Clinton’s spiritual advisors immediately after the Lewisky affair.
A reader posted a link to my article “Is Socialism Biblical?” on his Facebook page. It provoked common knee-jerk reactions. Here is a very common reaction to American Vision’s work on applying the Bible to all of life, and my articles on Biblical economics in particular: This shouldn’t be causing division. It also shouldn’t be […]