Socialism’s worldview is the opposite of Christ Worldview

The opposite of socialism’s worldview and Jesus Christ’s worldview is proclaimed in Matthew 25:14 – 30 and the Ten Commandments. The main character in Matthew owns his property, controls his own destiny, and is going on a trip. He entrusts his farm to three of his employees based on merit. His property does not belong to the government and he does not pick his employees based on affirmative action, quotas, or any government control. “He gave to each according to their ability.” This is the opposite of socialism that gives to each according to his need. Ability is a natural aptitude of past demonstration of proficiency and trustworthiness.  Need is a perception based on your circumstance and selfish wants that are not earned.

 

When the Lord left he told his employees to work hard, invest, and return a profit on what he had entrusted to them. (Matthew 25:14-30) They had the liberty and freedom to succeed or fail. He then held them accountable through their performance. The employees who performed the best proved they were trustworthy and were rewarded accordingly. “You have been faithful over a little: I will set you over much.” But to the one who did not work hard and invest he was rewarded accordingly. “You wicked and lazy servant” The owner rewards success or failure and the owner and the workers gain internal motivation to do well. This is why Christ’s sponsored free market always succeeds. In Galatians 5:1 Paul defines Christian Liberty. “Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.”

 

Socialism is based on the systematic disobedience of two of God’s 10 Commandments. The first violates the 10th Commandment which prohibits coveting of any kind. Socialism is rooted in the greedy entitlement of other people’s success and money. Socialism also violates the 8th Commandment which prohibits theft. Under socialism the resources of the productive are taken from them, against their will, and given to others. Socialism is therefore based on the involuntary theft of someone else’s wealth and given to others based on government’s definition of need.

 

Therefore, under socialism the story in Matthew would’ve gone something like this. The owner of the property who the government controlled would have defined how much the three employees received by law. All three of the employees would have received the same no matter how hard they worked because Socialism artificially prevents failure. The two would not have had the liberty and freedom to succeed. There would’ve been no motivation for achievement or the fear of failure. The owner could not have rewarded success or failure and the owner and the workers internal motivation to do well would have been killed. This is why socialism always fails.

 

Socialism is an approach to life that requires intentional disregard of God’s moral code. Socialist, who are called liberals, and secular progressives in America believe the powerful and elite should control the government. History shows they live in luxury and everyone else is poor as evidence of both Cuba and Venezuela.

 

Under socialism, people gain power by being in and controlling government or you are poor. Under the free market, like in Matthew, Christ’s world view sponsor’s productive creative people who can become powerful and the poor are given every opportunity to become productive and powerful. Under socialism, powerful people control the government and become rich. The poor have no chance to become rich. The best picture of the perfect Socialist institution is a prison. The government has total control, and the people have everything given to them, but have not liberty and freedom.

 

Socialism is a liberty less, freedom less, discriminatory, bondage form of government.

 

Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. Benjamin Franklin This proves Christ worldview is the opposite of socialism. By David Howard