Ultimate Socialism vs. Christian America

The thought of Socialism in America is very, very frightening. Many Christian Americans find it an anti-Christian demonic deception that goes against everything true believers hold dear.

Left unchecked, it could lead to what some Christian Americans would see as the ultimate blasphemy before God.

Acts 2:44-47 of the Holy Bible (New International Version) describes what happened to Christians in the dangerous days of early Church history. These early Christians living in a non-Christian nation got caught in ultimate socialism, what many see as the ultimate attack on true Christian American values:

“All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.”

While I am responsible for this post, it was partially inspired by one by John DeProspo.

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14 Responses to Ultimate Socialism vs. Christian America

  1. Dharma says:

    I just don’t understand how people can believe helping other people and healing the sick is anti-Christian.

  2. Dr. Sinister Craven says:

    You’re going to get those Prosperity Gospel people after you now! Christians today are the most hypocritical they’ve ever been.

    Thie Bible says Jesus was going through all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness. But only if they had company health insurance or could pay his high prices for health care.

  3. Miley Spears says:

    Check out this verse.

    KJV translation
    Isaiah 45:7. I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.

  4. Thanks for the comments above! While my post was primarily about Christian socialism, the medical issue is a significant part of that, so thanks for bringing that out.

    I found this which lists 41 Bible verses about Jesus healing people. I don’t see one of them where Jesus refused to heal someone because they couldn’t afford medical care:

    https://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Jesus-Healing

  5. Michael Viviano says:

    While I feel that those with the ability should be made to help the less fortunate, I can totally respect the feeling that “I earned it, I should get to keep it” (although I hope to outvote them). However, I don’t like being lied to and preached to about their “Christianity”.

    • Without thinking of any connection to this, I just listened to The Beatles’ song “Taxman” written by George Harrison. In it, they talk about “one for you, 19 for me” because at the time they were in the top tax bracket in the UK, paying 95% of their income in tax, keeping 5%.

      Today in the US, according to Bradford Tax Institute, “the highest income tax rate was lowered to 37 percent for tax years beginning in 2018. The additional 3.8 percent is still applicable, making the maximum federal income tax rate 40.8 percent.” So someone who makes a billion would pay 40.8%, keeping 59.2%.

      Putting that into real numbers, let’s imagine a Beatle in 1966 UK and a person in 2020 America both make $1 million.

      The Beatle gets to keep $50,000; the American gets to keep $592,000.

      I understand George’s feelings about the extreme tax, and can see it being lowered from 95%–but not as much as in America, where even multi-billionaires pay relatively little.

      Guess which nation provides all of its citizens with health care, greatly supports the arts, and has many other services available for free to those who need them.

  6. Ted Hewitt says:

    Socialism is a system of forced distribution of wealth. The early Christians were communal, meaning that they willingly shared. The first is a forced action. The second is voluntary and personal social responsibility.

    • I do see your point, and do agree with you on the early Christians. But I also believe that the distinction between what is voluntary and forced is not necessarily clear cut.

      In some, admittedly not all cases, the distinction could come down to the following. The “voluntary” standard of “If you want to be a part of our group you’ll follow our rules” vs. the “forced” “You and all citizens have the right to vote and decide whether or not you want our society to follow these proposed rules.”

    • Like many words, “socialism” has more than one definition.

      From Merriam-Webster for “socialism”:
      Definition 2a: “a system of society or group living in which there is no private property.”

      https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/socialism

  7. Fore Nailed says:

    That is NOT from the Bible you’re making that up!

  8. Tom T. Trucker says:

    That was a completely different world. They were owned by the Romans and didn’t want the Romans getting all their tax money. America is not Rome.

  9. TawTew the Naturally Perfumed says:

    If we could only trust each other enough to take care of each other, this would not be a problem. The Beatles were right when they said “All you need is love.” Because if we have love for each other, we will do the rest.

  10. Rev. Bootie says:

    Don’t expect Christians to understand Christianity. If want to find True Christian Values, find an Atheist.

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