Politics has no end when it comes to deception for the sake of power. This upcoming election is even worse because the powers at be (Satan for sure…) are so desperate they have started to try and divide Christians in a way not seen before. Unfortunately, the antichrist liberal agenda had crept it’s way into church institutions and we now have misguided individuals trying to convince people of something not true when it comes to Jesus. Christians need to keep in mind there is also no end to what false teachers will do in order to retain fame and power too. Individuals like Doug Pagitt of the emergent church movement comes to mind as he travels all over the country in a bus essentially campaigning for the democrat’s radical socialist agenda. His hope is not in the blood of Jesus and the Gospel, but rather how can he revive his fame and popularity so he can once again make money off unsuspecting Christians.
So let’s answer the question that seems to be on so many people’s minds. If Jesus were alive today, would he be a socialist? The answer is a resounding NO if you look at history, the Bible, and current liberal policies. Before I get into these points I want to make a clarifying statement. Some people want to separate liberals or progressives from the socialist policies of say Bernie Sanders. But this is a diversion. The Democrats have been slowly trying to change this country into a socialist country for decades. Their policies betray their thinking.
To understand socialism, you first have to understand the author of socialism is Karl Marx. Marx’s theory was that all problems in society were a result of income inequality. His premise stated that it was unfair that capitalists essentially “owned” the value of laborers and that in order for there to be peace and progress in the human race, the only solutions would be for the State to take over all private property including industry and then income could be distributed fairly among everyone. The famous slogan of this theory was “each according to his ability and give to each according to his need”. But who’s doing the giving? It’s the State and not the individual. As a Christian, imagine if your church said you MUST pay a tithe or give offerings to the church. Not only that, but we are going to force you to give it against your will, and if you don’t, you will be punished. This is exactly what happens in socialist countries.
Look at the history to find the truth. Karl Marx was an atheist. He hated God and wanted the State to replace the God of the Bible. Socialism’s first objective is to get rid of the Christians and churches. It happens in every socialist revolution. It’s actually offensive to the highest degrees to compare Jesus to a socialist knowing that millions of Christians and Jews were brutally murdered at the hands of socialist regimes. Let’s not forget, Nazi Germany was a socialist regime.
In the Chek Republic during the Soviet Communist Revolution led by Lenin, churches were broken into and looted, they were burned down, a group called the League of Militant Atheists was formed, and mothers and their children were taunted and abused for walking to attend church service at the last church in town. The same types of atrocities happened in other parts of the Soviet Union like Romania. Christian churches were desecrated and Christians tortured and murdered. In fact, a common declaration of socialists and communists is “There Is No God”. So how could Jesus possibly be a socialist if he were alive today? He wouldn’t and it’s a foolish statement by pseudo-Christians and politicians alike to say.
Biblically speaking, it’s a ridiculous statement and actually reveals an amazing ignorance of scripture and biblical history to claim Jesus was a socialist. In the Old Testament, Israel was formed into a nation by God as a theocracy. A theocracy is a form of government that puts religion in control. In the case of being a Christian, you are actually already under the Headship of Christ and acknowledge Him as your Lord and Ruler, not the State. Revelation 12:5 says, “She gave birth to a male child, one who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, but her child was caught up to God and to His throne.”
So those who use Jesus to justify socialism need to correct themselves. If there objective is to be more like Jesus, it’s a theocracy they want and not socialism. To say anything different makes no sense. But this is not really why they are doing it. They really want to justify their policies by invoking the name of Jesus, so let’s look at their policy agenda and see if Jesus would really support them.
The main political platform of the democratic socialists (basically the Democratic Party in its current form) is this:
– Abortion on demand without apology
– Equal rights for all sexual orientations and practices
– Redistribution of personal wealth
– Freedom “from” religion
Would Jesus support the unrestricted killing of unwanted babies? In ancient Israel, God had warned His people against worshipping the false god Molech. The practice of worshipping Molech involved giving your children as a sacrifice to be burned alive as a sacrifice. In Leviticus 20:3, God says, “I myself will set my face against that man and will cut him off from among his people, because he has given one of his children to Molech, to make my sanctuary unclean and to profane my holy name.” The New Testament of the Bible says in James 1:27, “Religion that is pure and undefined before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself untainted from the world.” Clearly, Jesus would not support the killing of babies, but their care and nurturing. In Matthew 19:14, Jesus says, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”
When asked recently about abortion, former mayor Pete Buttegieg said he had no moral authority to make that decision for a woman. Does someone claiming to be a Christian despite his sexual lifestyle and this view of abortion, a clear principle taught in the Bible, belong leading a nation of people? Christians would have to answer no.
Would Jesus support equal treatment of all sexual orientations and practices? No, because Jesus would view this as sinful behavior. Despite statements to the contrary, the Bible is crystal clear on homosexuality for all times and all people. It’s considered a sin and one which will send you to hell by your own choice. Leviticus 20:13 says, “If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.” Many politicians and liberal Christians (pseudo-Christians) will claim the Old Testament is irrelevant. In the New Testament, Jesus says nothing about homosexuality. Again, this is an amazing show of ignorance of scripture and tells me these people are promoters of a political agenda, not Christianity. In the New Testament, Romans 1:26-27 says, “For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.” This is pretty clear language if you ask me. God punishes those that engage in homosexual behavior.
With regards to sexual orientation, God could not be more clear. Genesis 5:2 says, “Male and female he created them, and he blessed them and named them Man when they were created.” God only created 2 genders. All else is nonsense and actually signs of depravity.
Would Jesus support taking money from some people by force and giving it to others? I don’t think I really need to cover this again since we already pointed out that God likes a cheerful giver, one who gives of their own wealth generously and without compulsion.
The last platform policy should be a no brainer. It’s no secret that liberals want to remove the free speech rights and practices of Christianity. Their policies and rhetoric shows this daily. Do Christians really think the party that demands the removal of the cross and the Ten Commandments from public government buildings is the party that Jesus would support? It’s crazy. And yet, there is a real liberal Christian movement happening right now bent on convincing Christians they need to vote for the Democrats in this next election. True Christians need to unbury their heads from the sand and realize we are at a turning point in this country. If we don’t stand for Truth now we will lose our freedom to do so. Then the only option will be to stand up for Truth under persecution from an oppressive government. Maybe that’s what Christianity needs right now. A little persecution.