Memo To The DNC: The Bible Is NOT Socialist
Memo To The DNC: The Bible Is NOT Socialist
August 25, 2019
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.
"If someone calls it socialism, then we must compel them to acknowledge that the Bible must then promote socialism, because Jesus offered free health care to everyone, and he never charged a leper a co-pay."- DNC speaker Rev. William Barber
Perez stands up and claps after quote. pic.twitter.com/c15UunTGFs
— Cameron Cawthorne (@Cam_Cawthorne) August 24, 2019
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.
“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.
Those who claim Jesus didn’t have anything to say to Caesar not only dismiss 2000 Scriptures about justice, but also equate our government & its leaders w/ Rome. Really? I thought we were striving for democracy.
— Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II (@RevDrBarber) August 25, 2019
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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