SOME CONSIDER THE EARLY CHRISTIAN CHURCH TO BE EQUIVALENT TO A SOCIALIST COMMUNITY—THIS PROVES THEM WRONG.
Socialists cloak themselves with a mantle of great human kindness. Often even Christian friends seem to think socialism is a good idea because Jesus taught to love our neighbors and to help the needy. He said one cannot love God and love mammon (world, money). He gave a parable that pointed out the foolishness of storing up for oneself. Then they top it off with the actions of the church in Acts 2:44-45.
So why am I not sold on Socialism?
God’s people in the OT were under a theocracy. There were rules/laws that gave instructions about how to treat your fellow neighbors as well as how to treat strangers. To protect against generational caste systems, there were laws such as the land being returned to former owners every seven years. Even slaves were bound for only six years; in the seventh year they were offered freedom. No possibility for…
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