Episode 266

Was Jesus a Socialist? (part 9)

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.

Sources Cited:

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.

Scriptures Referenced:

Luke 14:12-14,15-24,28-30,33

Luke 15:1-2,10

Matthew 8:11-12

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