Video Bible Studies
The theory of communism is that the collective owns everything. In other words, under communism all the wealth is publically owned. This means that the government has control of all the goods and services in a country. The main reason for this is that the government can redistribute income, and get rid of the gap between the rich and the poor.
Communism often doesn't work out well for the people. In a communist system, the government is all powerful and can do whatever it wants. It controls all the goods and services the people receive, including information. It puts alot of power in the hands of a few people. Millions of people have been exploited and murdered under communism, often without any public awareness.
Many say that the bible supports communism because it helps the poor. However, the bible doesn't support collective ownership of property. Rather the bible supports private property. People have a right to their own farm, or business, or property in general. Stealing is against Mosaic law. A government that steals, even from the rich, is a lawless government.
However, the bible also tells us that the rich must take care of the poor. Anyone who owns land and property should take care of the people who work for them. Every worker should receive a good and honest wage, without being exploited. Those who exploit the poor will be punished by God.
Often times communism is the result of people's greed and denial of God. When the rich exploit the poor by not paying them good wages, this leads to revolution. The greed of the rich leads to communism and tyrannical government.
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