Thought for Today

I read another person’s blog where the blogger stated that Jesus was a socialist.  I thought how could someone misinterpret compassion and charity with socialism?  I looked at the verses he quoted where Jesus preached charity which is understandable.  Then he posted where Jesus said a camel has a better chance of passing through the eye of a needle than a rich man entering heaven.  A deeper understanding of the Bible and not just picking out what might support your cause, would understand that Jesus was telling people that you cannot worship God if you are consumed with worshipping your monetary wealth.

All of this brought me to this thought for today:

Charity comes from the heart, not a government edict. – Me

When someone gives because they want to it is charity.  When the government mandates everyone’s lifestyle that is socialism. With the government mandating it, there is no charitable heart. Which would bring me to rewrite the verse to read it would be easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than a socialist.

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2 Responses to Thought for Today

  1. MJ Belko says:

    Funny how people always twist things to try to make Jesus fit their ideology, but no one does that with Mohammed, Krishna, or Buddha, etc. If Jesus was just a man, as many socialists believe, and not the Son of God, why is it so important for them to convince themselves (and us) that He would agree with them?

  2. Yet, if they look harder at the Bible, 2 Thessalonians 3:10-12 says “For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat. For we hear that some among you walk in idleness, not busy at work, but busybodies. Now such persons we command and encourage in the Lord Jesus Christ to do their work quietly and to earn their own living.” 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 says “And to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you, so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one. ” Atheists have long tried to use the Bible to discredit religion by taking verses out of context. I would suggest that you read my series of posts entitled “An Inconvenient God” which addresses many of these issues.

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