Socialism 101: A lesson in charity


so·cial·ism (so’sh?-liz’?m)
n.
  1. Any of various theories or systems of social organization in which the means of producing and distributing goods is owned collectively or by a centralized government that often plans and controls the economy.
  2. The stage in Marxist-Leninist theory intermediate between capitalism and communism, in which collective ownership of the economy under the dictatorship of the proletariat has not yet been successfully achieved.

From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs. Karl Marx

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I have to wonder lately if I have been transported to another country. In the past several weeks I have watched as more and more of our economy is being centralized in Washington and more government controls are being placed on private business. And then to top it all off we hear from one of the Presidential candidates talking about spreading the wealth around. Taking from some and giving to others as the government sees fit. I do not know about you but this sounds to me like socialism.The bible teaches us to do unto others as we would have them do unto us. It stops short of compulsive means to collect charitable contributions.

Each of you should give whatever you have decided. You shouldn’t be sorry that you gave or feel forced to give, since God loves a cheerful giver. 8 Besides, God will give you his constantly overflowing kindness. Then, when you always have everything you need, you can do more and more good things. 9 Scripture says, “The righteous person gives freely to the poor. His righteousness continues forever.” 10 God gives seed to the farmer and food to those who need to eat. God will also give you seed and multiply it. In your lives he will increase the things you do that have his approval. 11 God will make you rich enough so that you can always be generous. 2 Corinthians 9:7-11a (GW)

A person under the influence of God will give far above his means to others in need, willingly. However if you take away the influence of God in a persons life, or a society then you are also taking away that willingness to give generously. For many decades this nation has prospered and given FAR MORE than any other nation in the world because of the many God influenced people who live here.

Marxism teaches to take from each person and give it to others. The Lord says that we should freely give to one another and not be forced to do so. It should be an act of charity not a rote of law. But in a society which is quickly abandoning God at every turn it is no surprise that government mandates are taking the place of Spiritual conscience. When you take God out of the nation that same nation can not reap the benefits of a society with the blessings of God upon it. Because it has removed the very foundation upon which those blessings flow- from the heart of a child of God that nation has also removed the very means by which it would receive a blessing.

A Christian nation is a blessed nation, a godless nation is not. Choose you this day whom you will serve. I personally much prefer doing things Gods way. What say you?

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