Monday, March 22, 2010

Did Jesus teach socialism?

A misguided friend asked me this question. He though the health care bill would help the poor. Needless to say, my friend doesn't watch the news and is ignorant of what is really in the bill. This is my answer:

[B]Did Jesus teach socialism? [/B]

No. Jesus [U]never[/U] taught socialism. Socialism is about extreme govt control of everything.
Jesus did not come to preach govt control, nor did he ever speak about how evil corporations were.

Jesus was never a community organizer.
Jesus is not a liberal or a conservative.
Jesus is not a revolutionary. Jesus was not concerned about how men govern themselves.
When asked a political question about paying taxes, Jesus responded, "Give to Caesar what is Caesar's. Give to God what is God's."

Jesus did NOT come here to deliver men from government, He came here to deliver us from sin.

There are those who point to liberal talking points about helping the poor and say, "Look Jesus is liberal, we both want to help the poor!" (notice they are silent about killing babies)
Jesus taught us to care for the poor by GIVING to them, not by an all powerful govt taking away money at sword point from some and redistributing that money to others.

What about the health care bill? Wouldn't Jesus want people to have health care?
Sure, but they are NOT getting health care. The elderly are denied care in this bill.
Physicians are required to discuss the benefits of suicide to retired people every five years.
[U]--->Tell that what Jesus would want?[/U] The physicians won't come out and say, you are denied for a life saving surgery. they will just put the elderly on a waiting list and just wait for them to die.
This IS socialism. Its not of Christ. Its not what Jesus would do. Its what satan would do.

Likewise, its expensive to treat cancer. [B]Socialism puts people on a waiting list and allows them to die. THIS IS RATIONING. Another word for it is [U]murder.[/U][/B]
This IS socialism.

Denied as well will be the mentally infirm. The population of retarded men and women in this country will be denied health care...[U]murdered by the socialist state.[/U]

Socialism lies to the people. "It's not denial of care, its a waiting list."
Jesus does NOT lie.

This bill is NOT what Jesus would want for the people.
[B]Please do NOT confuse socialism with the words of Jesus. Thank you.[/B]


  1. Dr Roger Barrier presents a much less black and white and myopic view in a much more biblical,academic oriented manner. Jesus was Jesus not a politician.