Episode 209

Was Jesus a Socialist? (part 4)

In this episode of Truthspresso Express I chat about Jesus and socialism while driving to work.

A coworker recently made the claim to me that Jesus was a socialist. I have certainly heard this claim before, but I figured I would address it.

In part 4 I look at one of the socialist's prooftexts: the account of the rich young ruler. We see that this story doesn't teach any forced redistribution of wealth. Jesus' instructions to give up all possessions are also not universal to all disciples.

Jesus was dispelling the religious thought at the time that the wealth of religious leaders was proof of God's approval.

We also read some Bible verses from the Old Testament to show that being rich or poor is not the issue but wisdom and righteousness with wealth.

Scriptures Cited:

Deuteronomy 8:17:18

Ruth 2:1

2 Chronicles 1:12

Psalm 49:6; 112:3

Proverbs 13:11,22-23; 19:14; 24:3-4

Ecclesiastes 5:19

Proverbs 3:16

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Daniel Mynyk

Daniel Mynyk is a software developer with experience in the education, real estate, and manufacturing industries. He is a devout Christian and an affluent lay apologist, having taught adult Sunday School classes in theology and church history. Daniel has authored the book "Freedom To Give: The Biblical Truth About Tithing." He has also been a guest on the syndicated radio show Bob Enyart Live and popular podcasts such as Apologetics Live, Theology Throw Down, and The Rap Report with Andrew Rappaport. He runs the apologetic website TruthHub.org and hosts the weekly podcast Truthspresso. Daniel lives with his wife Chelsea their four kids.