Neither did we eat any man’s bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you:

The of depends upon and presupposes material achievements which Socialism itself can never create. Socialism is operative only in wealth situations brought about by modes of production other than its own. Socialism takes and redistributes wealth, but is utterly incapable of creating wealth.

Under Socialism are coercively relieved of their individual choices in order to sanction a choice; the choice being mandated by whoever heads the socialistic regime. Authoritarianism is forcibly substituted for individual liberty. What we witness here is a diversionary process accomplished by action; hence, the iron fist type of government.

Does any capable adult person “in need” really benefit by on the confiscated income of others? Do handouts ever improve his character or his mental and physical faculties or his growth? Does anyone ever benefit by the removal of self-responsibility?

The something-for-nothing idea appears to flourish wherever there is a failure to grasp the behind the struggle for existence. The fullest possible employment of one’s faculties is what makes for of body, of character, of spirit, of intellect. Non-use of faculties leads to atrophy.

Life’s problems are not without purpose. They aid us in the processes of self-development. They demand of the individual that he gather strength to hurdle each new obstacle. The art of becoming is composed of acts of overcoming.

For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.

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  1. Ron

    I serve no government nor mans religion’s Baptist, Lutheran, Catholic ect. Socialism is a religion created by man that people serve no different then the hundreds of the divine religions created by man. I serve one God in the Garden of Eden that exists in the Law of Nature.

  2. Ezra Willson

    I mean all of this respectfully. In the U.S. especially, but in the world in general, there is a LOT of stigmatisation around the word “socialism”. To call it a religion however does not make sense (whether literal or not). If you mean it literally I will remind you that a religion is faith and beliefs of supreme or divine importance that have values and practices. Socialism isn’t a faith issue and literal or not most socialists don’t belief socialism to be a divine like thing.

    To the comments using the bible as an argument for why socialism is bad, please stop. Using religious text doesn’t mean you are right and citing it doesn’t make you look any more correct or professional, in fact it does quite the opposite. Instead think about what countries are socialists and whether or not they work. I will give you a hint, Venezuela isn’t a socialist country (it is far from it). In fact, no country is really a socialist country. Some like Bangladesh and North Korea claim to be socialists it is pretty hard for a dictatorship to be socialist country. These countries that call themselves socialists, I’m sorry to say, are wrong.

  3. Ron

    Sort of like the Roman Catholic Church who became the social justice crusader of the 21st century. Or in recent mind the Baptist org that molested young boys for a lot of year and they wanted to spread the great commision to the world. I walked from the church of socialism years ago because I got tired of cardinals and bishops and pastors and priests telling me how to live. Religion is a sacrifice to man pass the plate so I do not have to work. I serve one God who directs my life from the Old Testament who even tells you no man can teach you. Get me past that one and your readers explain to them what that means. God chose me , you chose man that is the different between me and a cardinal a bishop a pastor our a priest. I do not require a title to serve God who serves me.

  4. Dave A Brother Post author

    Definition: A religion is a set of beliefs that is held by a group of people so passionately that it necessitates some sort of sacrifice; hence, Socialism fits the definition of religion. Socialist ideology is held by a small group who wield power over the masses and force them to sacrifice the fruits of their labor.

    The passages in Acts 2:44-47 and Acts 4:32 have nothing to do with Communist or Socialist ideology. Those persons in the Book of Acts were doing those things because they chose to do them. Communism and Socialism function only when the heavy hand of authoritarian rule is forced upon the people.

  5. Ron

    But your own church’s tell you to help the whole world social justice, no different then the pope of rome telling you that their God is some social justice warrior we are to accept everyone into the house. Then like Rome the current issue of the Baptist org., got their hands burned by molesting children and then you guys go around and tell people how to live, How is that different then socialism. Then when you get offended because you have to think, your like the liberals, god bless and have a good day. Perhaps you need to read the story of Balaams donkey and figure out it you are the rider or the donkey? Me I hope God straightens you up, I already have His blessings when I left the crowd 14 yrs ago and went into the lands of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers and found my peace and quiet in the Garden. Don,t bless me ask for your own blessings. Jesus even told you not to pray for him yet you do not read .

  6. Anonymous

    You are correct on the rich and the poor. But socialism is not a religion. Look at Venezuela France socialism has failed. The Church is different because they were not socialist. They depended on God not the government. Socialist depend on the government and not God. Please don’t confuse the two. Also 2000 years society has changed. God has not. What worked then socially does not work now socially. Does not mean we can’t look at them as the example cause we should. Love your post love you God Bless

  7. Ron

    If you check you history it was the Christian Jew the Pharisees that crucified Jesus the man, a Hebrew that told you the idea of a belief in one God. They killed him because of the belief in one God nothing else. It would take away the power over peoples lives from the church and give to the individual who walked around every day trying to obey the abulutions to the Christian religions. It was the Christian churches, humanity that, killed Jesus by making him a God. Socialism comes from the church I have watched that for the last 50 yrs. Blame yourself you did not take the time to walk away from the altars of man and gain knowledge through common sense that God gave everybody. ” It’s as much about the responsibility to contribute to society (rather than to selfishly pursue the god of Mammon)”. Then ask your pastor or priest or whatever you call him how come he keeps asking for money everytime he sees you.
    How come he does not work like the rest of humanity?

    How can he serve God and pursue your money at the sametime?

    His only work is to write a 30 minute speech every week telling you how to live and how much more money god needs to do his work.

    He gets away with it because he thinks your too stupid to figure out the truth.

    The New Testament has been re translated so many times for political purposes to keep the populace stupid. I walked away from the church because I kept asking questions to the idiot trying to tell me how to live my life, no different then Socialism, tells you how to live your life. Me and my wife became celibate to the idea of one God. It is people like you that extrapolate to others how to live from the current sunday sermon form a man who has to market himself to increase his salary. Socialism teaches the man to sit on his butt and watch the world go by.

    I live in the Old Testament with one God in his Garden and His presence. He tells me how to live my life not some goofball fool who never gets up to ask questions from his Father instead relies on some fool behind the altar figuring out how to keep you coming back to the pool of Beshada. One God one day came by and told me to get off my butt and walk. I have been walking every since far into the ancient lands of Mesopotamia.

    I followed Jesus the man, a Hebrew Rabbi, followed his genealogy of one God into and across the Tigris rivers to find my Eden of peace and quiet. No man tells me how to live only my belief in one God reveals my life to me and it becomes my responsibility to act on it with a heavy dose of common sense.

    Your like vipers that came from the throne of Pharaoh, you don’t like socialism but you follow the dictates of Pharaoh and tell others how to live with the whip.

  8. Robert Chamberlain

    A summary of socialism is “from each according to their ability, to each according to their need”. It’s as much about the responsibility to contribute to society (rather than to selfishly pursue the god of Mammon) as it is the right to be helped when you fall ill or elderly and are unable to work.

  9. ray032

    The Bible reports Socialism-Communism is a religion, and the TV Evangelists living the lifestyle of the rich and famous never, ever discuss these ideas in their Bibles.

    And all that believed were together, and had all things common;
    And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.
    And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,
    Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
    Acts 2:44-47

    And like confirming a password, those ideas are affirmed again in Acts 4:32,
    And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.

    Naturally, the rich land and slave owners, the ‘elites’ of those Times, saw preaching those ideas was a threat to their privilege and power, and they had the power to have all those espousing those ideas killed who lived in the Time close to the source of the newest Jewish Sect called Christianity.