It’s amazing to me that many young people today believe and defend socialism. This view is destructive and damaging to any culture. Socialism has never worked in any country. Any time it has tried to be brought into a community or society it has never worked, not once. Socialism doesn’t bring prosperity it produces poverty. Some people who are promoting this ideology do it from a sense of wanting to help people and from a heart of compassion but it is misguided. This policy is about government control, it’s not truly about helping people and it’s not giving people the tools to rise up in society. Socialism is putting stop to people’s dreams, aspirations and the calling that God has upon their lives. Citizens need to be free to live out their God-given potential and governments shouldn’t be an obstacle to that.
One reason why I think that it’s extraordinary that people today believe in this system is because socialism is very closely linked to Communism. People have been persecuted in these brutal regimes in the past and they haven’t been free to live out their beliefs. Thousands of lives have been lost to defeat this kind of evil so we could live in nations that are free. So why would we want to live under socialism. Finally the Bible doesn’t promote socialism but the free market system. Ultimately socialism is Satan’s plan of control, to put people under bondage.
Galatians 5:1 says ‘Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.’ God is for freedom and he gave those freedoms to individuals and family from the beginning.