"The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Ecclesiastes 10:2
This is a topic I touched on a few weeks ago but this is a little different slant, so please continue if you’re interested.
The 8th Commandment is “Thou shall not steal” Exodus 20:15. We, as Christians, realize this command is speaking to people, believers and non- believer alike. Stealing is a tenant of all ‘religions’ and societies, which should be of no surprise.
But this command goes beyond speaking simply to individuals. It correctly applies equally to government. Governments have stolen more personal wealth from people, than any one human or gang of human beings could ever do in 3 lifetimes.
I’ve heard from professing Christians as well as non- Christians, that the Bible promotes Socialism. This is not simply foolish ignorance. It’s also dangerous and destructive to hold such a ridiculous idea.
Socialism by definition is taking from the producers, those who work and have earned, and then it “redistributes” that money to non producers/ non-workers, via the government, who doles out that money to those it chooses. In current times, we refer to that as ‘corny capitalism’ — rewarding those who vote for you, donate money to you and your causes. This is an overt evil.
But government, just as individuals, is forbidden by God to “steal” from it’s citizens. As my favorite pastor and teacher used to say, “How many times must God (the Bible) tell us something, to make it true?” Of course, the answer is — once. In the case of stealing, God has made His stance clear, more than once.
This is why redistribution/ socialism/ communist, is an evil economic form of government, forbidden by God.
Our country is now ruled by a Socialist government. The Democrat Party transformed itself into a socialist Party some 60 or 70 years ago, even before their god of redistribution, F.D. Roosevelt. But F.D.R. DID show them the path, which they’ve obediently followed. The Democrats have been working for generations to get to this point in time, where the majority of power and control of money has been transferred into the hands of a few in government. And the reason we, as a once free capitalist nation who stood for Godly principles, can no longer expect God to be able to bless this nation as He once did.
God has said that if a person wants to eat, he must work. “For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “If a man will not work, he shall not eat.” 2 Thessalonians 3:10 That isn’t a promotion of socialism — that is a conservative principle directly from the hand of God Almighty. Government which steals private property (money) from one person to give to another, is a government standing against God.
God doesn’t want his children to be ignorant of His will nor His commands. This is the reason for the Bible and the reason God established His order of going to church — to be taught the Word. Not be cheerleaders, glad handing and patting themselves on the back when an offering plate is passed around. We are to understand all of God’s principles and that requires a learned teacher and possible, personal research and study. We live in a nation full of resources and knowledge. We must take responsibly to seek out Truth in all areas or we can and most likely will fall into ‘humanism’, another overt evil in the world. We cannot close our minds to the Holy Spirit, His leading to seek out God’s knowledge and will. The ignorant and uninformed will become victims of God’s enemy and the enemy of mankind.
“The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.” Ecclesiastes 10:2