Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Biblical justification of socialism

It has been said that you can find a Biblical text to justify anything.  If you doubt this claim, go to and see for yourself.

To illustrate my point, take the matter of the Bible's stand on socialism.

In Acts, chapter 4, starting with verse 32 we read:

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 possesed was his own; but they had all things common.
And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.
Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possesors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,
And laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need,
And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite and of the country of Cyprus,
Having land, sold it, and brought the money, and laid it at the apostles' feet.

Surely there must be a passage in the Bible which justifies laissez faire capitalism.  When you find it, send it to me or post it on your blog.

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