In this episode of Truthspresso I chat about Jesus and socialism.
A coworker a while ago made the claim to me that Jesus was a socialist. I have certainly heard this claim before, but I figured I would address it.
In part 9 we look at the claim that Jesus taught against property rights and owning wealth because He said in Luke 14:33 that one must give up all he has to be His disciple. We also examine Jesus' instructions for inviting guests to feasts in the context of Gentiles coming for salvation.
A look at some Christian socialist articles and blog posts reveal that "sinners" in their minds can only be the "privileged" who directly or indirectly exert power over others.
Mike Rivage-Seul, "Bernie Reminds Us that Christianity Is Communism & Jesus Was a Communist!" Mike Rivage-Seul's Blog, April 21, 2017.
Karl Kautsky, Foundations of Christianity, (London: Forgotten Books, 1908), 367.
Herb Montgomery, "Political Jesus," Renewed Heart Ministries, May 18, 2018.
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