Memo To The DNC: The Bible Is NOT Socialist

Memo To The DNC: The Bible Is NOT Socialist

Memo To The DNC: The Bible Is NOT Socialist

Friday, during the Democrat National Committee’s summer meeting, the Rev. William Barber informed the gathering that the Constitution is a socialist document. He ALSO states that the Bible promotes socialism through Jesus’ teachings. The DNC applauded loudly and wholeheartedly.

There are so many things wrong with Barber’s decidedly un-Biblical assertions. First of all, the Democrats have made it a practice to tell all Americans that separation of Church and State is Constitutional and must not be infringed! Evidently it is ok for the DNC to do so, everyone else isn’t allowed.

Secondly, socialism is in the Constitution and it IS the Constitution? Where? What specific clause is purely socialistic in nature? Hint, there isn’t one.

Third, Jesus nor the Bible is socialist by any means or definition. Oh sure, the good Rev. Barber has long made it a practice of cherry picking the Bible to fit his progressive agenda, but to use the pulpit to teach Biblical socialism? There is so so much wrong with all of this.

To even INFER that something like Obamacare was alive and well during Jesus time on earth is jaw-droppingly repugnant and morally wrong. Barber’s assertion is a prime example as to why socialism is a disease that must not be allowed to spread.

 Pope John Paul II said this about socialism.

“The fundamental error of socialism is anthropological in nature. Socialism considers the individual person simply as an element, a molecule within the social organism, so that the good of the individual is completely subordinated to the functioning of the socio-economic mechanism. Socialism likewise maintains that the good of the individual can be realized without reference to his free choice, to the unique and exclusive responsibility which he exercises in the face of good or evil. Man is thus reduced to a series of social relationships, and the concept of the person as the autonomous subject of moral decision disappears, the very subject whose decisions build the social order. From this mistaken conception of the person there arise both a distortion of law, which defines the sphere of the exercise of freedom, and an opposition to private property. A person who is deprived of something he can call “his own,” and of the possibility of earning a living through his own initiative, comes to depend on the social machine and on those who control it. This makes it much more difficult for him to recognize his dignity as a person, and hinders progress towards the building up of an authentic human community.”

Barber’s cherry-picking of biblical verses doesn’t help matter.

Let’s review the actual passage shall we?

“Matthew 22:16-22 King James Version (KJV)

16 And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men.

17 Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?

18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?

19 Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny.

20 And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?

21 They say unto him, Caesar’s. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.

22 When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.”

Jesus schooled the Pharisees royally on their hypocrisy. Does Barber point that out? Does he point out that the Pharisees themselves were both a religious and political group among the Jews? Does he point out that the Pharisees had established themselves as the authority on all things religious and governmental? No. Why? Because that would mean shining a bright light on today’s modern Pharisees, including Barber’s own progressive movement. Which movement is that? Barber leads the “Poor People’s Campaign,” a blatant socialistic endeavor.

Dan Crenshaw’s rebuttal is spot on.

This is a political and cultural problem that we face. Clearly, to the Left, the Bible means nothing. Today’s Pharisees, Barber and the DNC, are completely on board with using any tool, however morally repugnant, to advance their hideously progressive agenda.

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  • Kristian says:

    Mark 1:14 (KJV)
    Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,

    Mark 1:15 (KJV)
    And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

    Kingdom. Of. God. No socialism allowed.

    • GWB says:

      Not sure how you’re making the connection that there is no socialism in the kingdom of God. Those verses don’t support it.

      (In actuality, the kingdom of God – as expressed after the New Heaven and New Earth are delivered – is exactly the kind of socialism these folks think they can make on Earth, now. Because in that kingdom, everything is owned by God [explicitly] and will be distributed by Him in a perfectly righteous [‘fair’] manner.
      (Yes, the socialists actually want God’s job. The same mistake Adam and Eve made.)

  • Scott says:

    Good post Nina. If only the current Pope had the intelligence, wisdom, and morals of J2P2….

  • wolfwalker says:

    One will rarely find a better example of “The Devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.” (Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice)

  • GWB says:

    Third, Jesus nor the Bible is socialist by any means or definition.
    That’s not true. If you’re speaking of a community sharing all they have, Jesus and the Bible most certainly are socialists. As a governmental method (outside of a true theocracy) and economic theory, not so much.

    What Jesus was after, however, was virtue, and there’s no virtue in the gov’t taking your money to give to others.

    socialism is in the Constitution and it IS the Constitution
    Was that in the video? You didn’t quote it otherwise. (Quotes of the video are important, as some people can’t listen or watch when they’re reading your post.)

    Obamacare was alive and well during Jesus time on earth
    That bit about “Jesus never asked for a co-pay” is a logical fallacy AND is wrong on at least one occasion. The logical fallacy is making two unlike things alike – Jesus was giving healing out of His own power, and (like any doctor can) gave it away as He deemed fit. He never sent others to another healer and demanded that other healer not take payment.
    It’s also wrong, as several instances of healing are accompanied by “your faith has healed you.” This isn’t a Name It and Claim It theology, but He asks for their faith in healing them. “You’ve been healed, now believe in Me and follow Me.” It’s true He doesn’t send bill collectors when they don’t. But He certainly asks for payment – as a matter of fact, that payment is their very life.

    dismiss 2000 Scriptures about justice
    He really likes to provide bad context, doesn’t he?
    First, the vast majority of those ‘2000’ were about the theocracy (and, later, the theocratic monarchy) of Israel.
    Secondly, the rest of them concern the idea that all gov’ts must promote justice, since that’s why God put them here. If you really want to dive back into the idea of the divine right of kings gov’ts, you’re gonna step in some gopher holes with your ideology.
    Thirdly, the justice God demands is NOT ‘social’ justice. It’s the sort of justice under the law we had before all the SJZs came along. (BTW, if you support God’s justice so completely, then you support the stoning of homosexuals, right? You at least support shunning them from the public places, gov’t, and churches, right? Since you’re so supportive of Scriptural imprecations of justice, right? Oh, and you support the death penalty, too, right?)

    equate our government & its leaders w/ Rome. Really? I thought we were striving for democracy
    Besides the fact that, NO, we are NOT striving for “democracy”, Rome WAS a republic (what you morons/liars call a ‘democracy’) for the longest time. Then they turned into something else. You know, like we seem to be doing now.
    Also, Christians equate “our government & its leaders” with Rome because it was the gov’t over the people to whom they were speaking in the first centuries. How difficult is that, really, to grasp?
    (Now, Protestants from the time of the Reformation also equate Rome with whatever current gov’t because they were persecuted and hounded by various gov’ts for their beliefs and practices. America was partly founded on escaping that. Some of that still hangs around in church thought, today.)

    Jesus’ little lesson with the Roman coin is not all about Pharisaical hypocrisy. It’s also a lesson about the kingdom of the left hand versus the kingdom of the right hand. You are to obey the gov’t in things which are within their realm of judgment – taxes, laws, etc. You are to obey God in the things over which He has retained sovereignty – worship, the commandments, etc. In some places (the law and the Commandments) they overlap, and that’s where gov’ts can become problematic – when they either deny God’s commands or they usurp His authority for their own.

    BTW, my calling Barber a “fool” earlier was intentional. He shuns wisdom, because
    “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” Psalm 111:10

    There are entire sermon series in the errors* Barber makes. A single comment on a single post is not enough to correct them.
    (* Giving the benefit of the doubt, that he not merely lying for his own ends. Which I bet he is.)

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