Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Socialism in the Bible

Biblical Evidence That Republicans Are Not The Party Of Christ Part One

I first heard of Janet Parshall during the 2008 presidential election. She is a republican, and was very vocal on WTBN in her support of McCain/Palin, and went so far as to say that not voting for them was disobedient to the Bible. I did a little snooping, and when I learned of her great esteem for George Bush, the oil guzzling, warmongering, economy wrecking, lying, antichrist whore of the rich; and that she thinks the rabble rousing, nazi consorting liar Michele Malkkkin is blessed by God with clear insight, I pretty much lost all respect for her views, and rather than letting her rile me up, I simply move up the dial whenever she comes on. (Does anyone at WTBN find it odd that some Christians are tuning OUT specific blocks of 'Christian' programming? I do.)

However, on occasion I am otherwise occupied when she takes to the airwaves, and need a minute or two to reach my radio. So it was yesterday, and I endured a couple minutes of her continued shrill railing against health care reform.

Are you sure you're Christian, Janet? Have you actually read the gospels? You do know that compassion is one of the traits that enters your heart when you invite Christ in, and your stance is not very compassionate at all. Would you choose the emergency room for your primary care physician? You think it's perfectly acceptable for millions of less fortunate than yourself.

You scream at Washington to listen to America, that we do not want health care reform. You're either misinformed--the last poll I saw said that SIXTY FIVE percent of Americans want a government provided public option--or propagating lies, which is a very BIG NO NO according to the Bible. If you like, I can point you to specific scriptures where God elucidates His contempt for liars.

Everything is a-ok in Christian America when the CEOs of the 23 major health insurers pay themselves a whopping FIFTEEN billion dollars over five years? That is roughly FIFTY dollars from every man, woman and child in America.

Do the 123 people who die every day from lack of health care think the system is working just fine? Are they speaking out against health care reform as they slip into the grave?

Janet then went on to scream that government provided health care would turn us into a--GASP--socialist nation! Oh the horror! You mean, everyone would have food, shelter and medical attention as needed? Not in WTBN's America, and certainly not in the name of Christ!

So I got to thinking, and opened my Bible to the Acts of the Apostles, where it is written that after Christ ascended: "...many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. And all that believed were together, and had all things in common; And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need." Acts 2: 43-45.

That sounds like a socialist collective to me. So who am I to believe--Janet Parshall when she says 'socialism' is evil, or the apostles who actually walked with Christ? Sorry Janet, but I think I'll roll the dice with Simon Peter, Andrew, James son of Zebedee, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James son of Alphaeus, Thaddeus, Simon the Canaanite and Matthias on this one.

4 comments:

  1. You are correct. Both the Old and New Testaments are loaded with not only references to socialism, but actual socialism. Genesis has Joseph taking 20% of everybody's crop when he is managing Egypt. Levitcus and Deuteronomy have "laws" on the Sabbath and Jubilee Years and how to treat those who are hungry. There is also references to widows and orphans.

    Just look at Jesus in the New Testament. You can probably review any Gospel. Jesus healed the sick. He didn't pick and choose, he healed all the sick who came to him--talk about socialism!!!

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  2. Jesus was clear on wealth. It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God. In other words if you are rich it's impossible to have a saving faith in Jesus.

    Jesus said "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven"

    Wealth is non-Christian. Wanting wealth is sinful. A true Christian would support health care, social security, food stamps and all other programs both public and private that would help the poor and disenfranchised, even to the point of living in near poverty themselves.

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  3. I can also easily point you to passages where god rewards liars, right there in the first book.

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  4. The Biblical concept of giving is a choice, unlike Obama's facism and is not something that is forced.

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