Democratic presidential hopefuls, socialist Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (VT), are walking the thin line of blasphemy by saying that the Bible supports socialism.
According to the Daily Caller, Sanders and Warren are campaigning to win the “Christian” vote by quoting scripture in support of their socialist agendas. The Daily Caller reports, “The two presidential candidates addressed a group of black Christian millennials Saturday at a Black Church PAC’s Youth Leadership Conference in Atlanta. Both referenced the Bible to support their progressive agendas as they campaigned to the faithful.” Sanders says the Bible “is about justice” and “standing up to the wealthy and powerful.”
Warren quoted a watered-down version of Matthew 25:35. According to the Daily Caller, she said, “for I was hungry, and you gave me meat … I was a stranger and you took me in,” and then spoke about the need to increase taxes on the “bazillionaires,” gun control, eliminating student debt, and doing away with private healthcare. She said, “These plans show my values,” as if they were those of Christ’s.
Let me be very clear: The Bible is the story of the gift of salvation. It is given freely to those who accept—whether Jew or Gentile, rich or poor, free or slave. The justice is God’s justice—not man’s brand of “get even” justice. God’s law is to be written on the hearts of those who accept Christ, meaning that disciples of Christ want to follow the laws and are not compelled or forced to follow them. As God’s people, we are not forced to administer justice or compassion; we do it freely and cheerfully.
Socialists use the Bible to claim God instituted socialism based on Acts 4:32, “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 possessed was his own; but they had all things common.” The difference here is that the early disciples of Christ in Acts voluntarily, out of the love of their hearts, gave one to another. In socialism and communism, government becomes god, and distribution of personal property by the state is compulsory.
Chapter II. Proletarians and Communists of the Communist Manifesto says, “But Communism abolishes eternal truths, it abolishes all religion, and all morality, instead of constituting them on a new basis; it therefore acts in contradiction to all past historical experience.”
Warren’s and Sanders’ use of the Bible to justify the force of socialism borders on blasphemy. They promise everything to those who have nothing; they cause class and economic warfare, plying unwitting minds with words like equality, peace, open borders, and fairness. Christians need not be so ignorant to believe such deceivers. There is no common ground with the Bible and the many brands of socialism and communism.
In Nicaragua in 2009, there were billboards with the words “Christiano, Socialista, Solidario.” They promoted the marriage of Christianity and socialism to convince people that it was their Christian duty to vote socialist, to give up their rights to the government. It resulted in tyranny.
Don’t be deceived by these blasphemers.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!