Did Jesus bring socialism to the world?

I used to think that Christ brought a socialistic way of living to us. After all, the early church contributed to the needs of others, other churches, other persons, the missionaries. So why isn’t that socialism.

 

I’ve become wiser in understanding and in scriptures since then.

Socialism is a form of government. It’s not a faith.

Giving to others in need is part of our faith.

Socialism is the government collecting from a few and giving to its chosen others.

Faith is showing our love for our neighbors as Christ loved us. Christ died for us. We are to die for each other if necessary. But the kind of love we have as believers is an action word, not an emotion. And it leads to taking individual responsibility for others.

 

And there’s the difference. Individual responsibility.

 

Socialism as a government system is actually sinful. It causes people to covet what others own. The last of the Ten commandments: ““You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.””
(Exodus 20:17 NIV)

 

Shoving our responsibility of loving others onto the government is wrong. It’s a cop out. And it becomes tyranny for a government to take over this responsibility of individuals.

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About tannngl

Believer (God the Father, the Son and Messiah, the Holy Spirit), daughter, wife, mother, memaw, RN, hobbit, street evangelist I love people, music, reading, praying, studying the Bible, keeping up with national news and politics. I am a strict constructionist, a true American. I love my country. I honor her warriors. I am thankful for our Constitution and will personally bear arms for it.
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4 Responses to Did Jesus bring socialism to the world?

  1. David Ellman says:

    Thanks for posting this on facebook. I finally got to your blog this way

    I’ll be reading it too….LOL

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  2. tannngl says:

    You’re very welcome, David! You are my second comment on this blog! I’m honored!

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  3. Mrs. AL says:

    Dynamite post.

    > “Socialism as a government system is actually sinful. It causes people to covet what others own.” Today, unfortunately, there are many folks who have been lured into this horrendous mindset. However, as you point out, they are responsible for their own actions.

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    • tannngl says:

      Thanks!

      Right, it really is a mental illness. A break with reality.

      I keep seeing Romans 1:20-32. Especially verses 21 and 22.
      Rom. 1:21 ¶ Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. The result was that their minds became dark and confused.

      Rom. 1:22 Claiming to be wise, they became utter fools instead.

      I’m seeing that whole passage in our culture, the whole world, even many Christian churches.

      The more people persist inbeing their own gods, the more they break with reality. The more progressive they come, as a rule.

      Appreciate the read, Mr. AL.

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