Socialism makes one more selfish, not Capitalism

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About Ken Temple

I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I am a sinner who has been saved by the grace of God alone (Ephesians 2:8-9), through faith alone (Galatians 2:16; Romans 3:28; 4:1-16), in Christ alone (John 14:6). But a true faith does not stay alone, it should result in change, fruit, good works, and deeper levels of repentance and hatred of my own sins of selfishness and pride. I am not better than you! I still make mistakes and sin, but the Lord is working on me, conforming me to His character. (Romans 8:28-29; 2 Corinthians 3:16-18) When I do sin, I hate the sin as it is an affront to God, and seek His forgiveness in repentance. (Mark 1:15; 2 Corinthians 7:7-10; Colossians 3:5-16 ) Praise God for His love for sinners (Romans 5:8), shown by the voluntary coming of Christ and His freely laying down His life for us (John 10:18), becoming flesh/human (John 1:1-5; 1:14; Philippians 2:5-8), dying for sins of people from all nations, tribes, and cultures (Revelation 5:9), on the cross, in history, rising from the dead (Romans 10:9-10; Matthew 28, Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24; John 20-21; 1 Corinthians chapter 15). His resurrection from the dead proved that Jesus is the Messiah, the eternal Son of God, the word of God from eternity past; and that He was all the gospels say He was and that He is truth and the life and the way to salvation. (John 14:6)
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2 Responses to Socialism makes one more selfish, not Capitalism

  1. violetwisp says:

    I really enjoyed that. I feel like it explained a bit more about attitudes common to citizens of the USA that completely confuse me. It’s an interesting twist on things that to want to live in a co-operative society where everyone helps everyone else, where our health is treated equally and taken seriously as an investment worth sharing, could be considered ‘selfish’.

    I am slightly worried about what you’re trying to say about early Christian communities who followed the model of the character Jesus, given you claim to be Christian. Were they being selfish by living in one of the early models of a co-operative (socialist) community? If only they’d kept all their possessions and tried to make some money like you good capitalists! 🙂

  2. Ken Temple says:

    You say you enjoyed the video; but it seems you really don’t understand it.

    The early Christians voluntarily chose to give and live in community, when under persecution by the Romans and they probably could not get too many jobs. They helped each other, yes. That is massively different that Government mandated socialism. Big, big difference. “do not steal” is the 8th commandment. Big government force of socialism is stealing.

    Personal responsibility, free market capitalism with Christian morality works best; not atheistic socialism, humanism, political correctness, left -wing liberalism.

    . . . co-operative society where everyone helps everyone else,

    Yes voluntarily.
    Freedom

    where our health is treated equally and taken seriously as an investment worth sharing, could be considered ‘selfish’.

    The ObamaCare mandate is a disaster – most all my doctors dropped me and Obama lied. (regular physician dropped me and needed operational doctors won’t take me; my wife’s and children’s doctors dropped them; new ObamaCare insurance does not pay at all for many things any more. Only my cardiologist has stayed with me.) I could not keep my doctors nor my health plan. The government forced me to give up my health insurance that I had and was happy with and forced me onto their government force. It is a total disaster.

    No one payed for my University when I went; I paid for it myself – BA in Business; and I worked and paid for seminary also. (M.Div. of 3 years took me 5 years to complete, because of needing to work in order to save to pay for it. Bernie’s promise of free education is ridiculous.

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