Why I'm Not Offended by So-Called Socialism

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Why I'm Not Offended by So-Called Socialism

Did God place the responsibility on Rome or the Church?

Every single example of God interceding was to and for the helpless.
Widows and children that were abused and left behind with no alternatives.
The intercession at the death of a child. A situation no man has the power to reverse.
The man beaten and left for dead.
The woman about to be stoned to death
The blind, the lame, the mistreated, the helpless and those effected by natural disaster are the examples given.

In the culture of today things are different and other scripture has to be considered.

3.Proverbs 10:4
Lazy people are soon poor; hard workers get rich.
4.Proverbs 10:26
Lazy people irritate their employers, like vinegar to the teeth or smoke in the eyes.
5.Proverbs 12:24
Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and become a slave.

Proverbs 13:4 The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.

Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

2 Thessalonians 3:10 For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.

The Church puts the burden of the poor and those in need on the family first.
The bible makes clear it is the responsibility of each family member to provide first.

1 Corinthians 4:2
Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy.
1 Timothy 5:8 But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

Where taxes paid ?
Yes, even Jesus paid tax.
Matthew 17:24-27, “And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? He saith, Yes.

Is taxation biblical ?
Yes, but the question is when does that burden become too heavy and abusive.

In today’s world, or what you refer to as socialism, is a people made dependant on the government. That is not biblical.
In today’s world where the mentality is "you owe me", where drugs, immorality, drunkenness, and any number of other "sins" lead man into poverty.. Are those that do right responsible for those that will not?

Many things to consider.
When does charity do more harm than good?

d more than 4 years ago

Government

It is about you not the government serving. The government just steals the money and give it to the poor. So you just want someone else to steal from someone else and that way you think you are doing your part for the poor.

vince more than 2 years ago

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