Why Jesus is a Capitalist
The American left has fully embraced the socialist label. In fact, they no longer try to hide it. But what’s worse is how they reconcile their love of socialism: Jesus!
Yes, according to some Leftists, Jesus is a socialist.
Recently inside a bar in West Virginia, a group of socialists gathered to share with the taxpayer-funded leftwing National Public Radio (NPR) what the new face of the Democratic Party looks like.
“Possibly my mother would want to debate me on this, but if anyone was ever a socialist it was Jesus….it all just fits so perfectly together for me, things that I’ve always thought anyway along with my values morally and religiously.”
It may sound absurd that socialists have come to this conclusion, but apparently, it is a theory that has been tossed around for some time now to make their agenda sound more appealing.
Even our religious leaders are jumping on the Jesus train.
Prominent religious leaders such as Pope Francis has criticized capitalist societies saying such societies have an “idolatry of money.”
“Today we also have to say ‘thou shalt not’ to an economy of exclusion and inequality. Such an economy kills,” Pope Francis wrote. “How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news when the stock market loses two points?”
So, since this concept of using Jesus to criticize capitalism and promote socialism is wildly promoted it begs the question: What exactly do these socialist religious leaders base their premise on?
What scriptures do they suggest to make their theory plausible? The most common are Matthew 6:24 and Luke 12:15, where Jesus warns about having the love for money and possessions.
“No one can serve two masters,” Jesus says in Matthew 6:24. “Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.”
In Luke 12:15, Jesus says, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.’”
At first glance, it seems the Bible is confirming that money is a bad thing that corrupts. And in the typical leftist fashion, they twist the words of Jesus Himself to make sure their deception is complete.
Where is the LOVE?
What leftists completely forget to tell you when analyzing these verses is that the emphasis on the word LOVE is crucial to understand the meaning of the scripture.
These scriptures are not saying you cannot be extremely wealthy. It is simply saying you cannot love money more than you love Jesus.
To confirm this truth examine 1 Timothy 6:10 KJV where it says:
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
So, if you think you can’t be wealthy while being a Christian let us consider the story of King Soloman.
Soloman was the wealthiest man on earth and a true servant to Our Lord. The Bible also declares he was the wisest man on earth at the time.
According to Wealth Result:
King Solomon held a fortune greater than any person who lived before him. Of course, his wealth grew year over year, thanks in part to the 25 tons of gold he received each year.
ONE ton of Gold is worth $64.3 Million dollars at $2000/oz Therefore, 25 tone times 40 years of his reign amounts to $64,300,800,000
This doesn’t include any business income or trade earnings or the yearly fees other kings and governors had to pay King Solomon. Clearly, his wealth is untouchable.
From these examples comes one undeniable fact. Wealth is not the issue. The issue is valuing material possessions above Christ.
The supposed “greedy” capitalist system is simply the voluntary exchange of goods and services between the producers of those goods and consumers. Furthermore, it is the private ownership of production and profit instead of government control.
Yet, if socialists are so worried about “greed,” wouldn’t it be even more greedy to take from those who worked hard and give to those who hardly worked?
It seems that leftists conveniently missed the “thou shalt not covet” and “thou shall not steal” scriptures.
Where does the Bible stand?
Undoubtedly the Bible doesn’t match the socialist doctrine in the least.
For example, take the parable of the talents found in Matthew 25:14-30.
The story follows a man who leaves for a long journey and entrusts his property to his servants.
15 To one he gave five talents,[b] to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. 16 He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more. 17 So also he who had the two talents made two talents more. 18 But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master’s money.
When the master came back he asked his servants what they had done with his money.
The one who had five talents invested it and created five more. The one who was given two talents made two more. The master was pleased and told his servants:
‘Well done, good and faithful servant.[c] You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’
But when it came to the one who was given only one talent, he told his master that he hid it because he was afraid of investing it and being unsuccessful.
The master then took his money, gave it to the one who made ten talents, and fired the servant for doing nothing.
Notice Jesus didn’t tell the story of a man dividing all the money equally, but taught how to be wise and productive with what you have.
And that folks is why Jesus is a capitalist.