Does Socialism Help The Poor?
I normally don't talk too much about politics on my ministry. But the topic that I am bringing up today requires doing so. The topic I want to address today is how we should be responding to the people around the world in poverty. Many think that a political system, namely socialism, would help the poor and make the world a better place. However, I beg to differ. And I'm about to explain why. First, there should be no doubt in a Christian's mind that we do need to help the poor any way we can. Jesus says in Mark 14:7 "For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye will do them good: but me ye have not always". There are also several strong verses in Proverbs about how God loves the poor and is offended when we neglect them. But I will read just a couple. Proverbs 14:31-He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor Proverbs 17:5-Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is