Socialism in the Bible?? Say it ain’t so!

Acts 4:32-35:

“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.

“And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.

“Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,

“And laid them down at the apostles’ feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.”

Luke 12:23:

“Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.”


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2 comments on “Socialism in the Bible?? Say it ain’t so!

  1. Mark says:

    Good Point. The bible represents tribal collectivism at its finest. The whole altruist package in one book, complete with self sacrificing god. Hence the need to find a philosophy built on reality rather than reworked tribal nonsense, even in its modern version courtesy of Kant and Marx it is a recipe for failure.

  2. BearDrummer says:

    I notice that the points of socialism were from the works of the original apostles, not Paul. Jesus and his actual followers practiced socialism, stood up against misuse of the common areas by businesses, and helped those around them with needs, regardless of that person’s standing in society. Paul (and sometimes Peter) practiced a separatist superiority that not only defies everything Jesus taught, but has become the more prevalent message in Christianity as time went on. It is a sad example of how good concepts quickly get twisted by those looking to take advantage of a situation.

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