Does the Bible Teach Socialism?
On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (11/30/20), Hank discusses socialism, which has been gaining popularity among American millennials and government leaders as of late. Hank refers to Congresswoman-elect Victoria Spartz, who grew up in the Socialist Republic of Ukraine. “I grew up in socialism” says Spartz, “I saw what happens when it runs out of money. And it’s not pretty.” “Every country that has socialism has failed because this system is not sustainable. Socialism creates a lot of destruction and misery. Every socialist system is about suppression. If the government forces us to be equal, they have to suppress.” Alarming but true, a majority of our youth are unfamiliar with the historical realities of socialism. How many millennials today have even the foggiest notion of what the Communist Manifesto entails? That socialism can be obtained only “by the forcible overthrow of existing social conditions.” The Manifesto continues, “Let the ruling classes tremble at the revolution. The Proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains… working men of all countries unite. For when we prevail and our utopia is ushered in, there will be no religion; no possessions; only the brotherhood of man.” Hank also addresses a question that comes up for many Christians in the context of conversations about communism and socialism: “Doesn’t the Bible teach socialism?”
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