A few days ago while driving near Seattle, I read a bumper-sticker that made my skin crawl.
It said, “Jesus was a socialist” and under that it said, “Feel the Bern”. It was obviously a Bernie Sanders supporter who affixed that horribly inaccurate bumper sticker on the old, beat-up car.
I thought about how Bernie Sanders is for socialism in the new democratic socialism that he and fellow socialist-democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) promote in their leftist political agendas.
Wikipedia defines the leftist democratic socialist as:
“…having a socialist economy in which the means of production are socially and collectively owned or controlled, alongside a democratic political system of government”.
The bumper sticker refers to Christianity as being led by a socialist but nothing can be farther from the truth.
First I take offense at the thought of Jesus supporting a democratic socialist that runs on collectivist, populist ideals that threaten individualist thinking, where liberty and prosperity are allowed to happen.
The democratic socialists paint the picture that leads to everyone shares what is available. This is the exact opposite of what happens in the fallen economy that ensues under socialism. The standard of living falls for everyone across the board; look at Venezuela, where there have been great shortages in food, and some have been led to eat stray animals in order to survive.
Socialism is a regime that expresses its power by the few over the people by regulating what people have and can do on their own. Owning businesses or working becomes scarce and not worth the cost. Everything is taken, taxed away and profits are robbed by the socialist government. This is not democracy in the least but not too many people seem to know that who vote for Bernie Sanders and AOC and the like.
This socialist agenda is dangerous to everyone; to our country especially. It will be the downfall of the U.S. if they succeed at tricking the people into voting for their regime in its varying forms, the lies about health-care being free, making college free, erasing student loan debt, and everything being free and provided for the mainstream.
People do not see the simple math of this deranged nonsense. There is no common sense in these views.
A story in the bible says (emphasis mine);
They Had Everything in Common
Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul… – Acts 4:32
These were the early believers in the church after Christ’s resurrection. This was necessary to keep them safe.
And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness… – Acts 4:29a
In the days of spreading the words of Jesus, they were under threat – people were being killed and dying for their faith while performing the Great Commission: to teach the Word of God and to every corner of the earth.
Is Bernie Sander’s teaching the Word of God anywhere? No, but he uses the bible to spread an ugly faith in Satan he possesses. If he does not repent, he will surely wind up in hell.
Look at the next few chapters about Ananias and Sapphira. Perhaps Bernie Sanders would like to look at this:
But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back for yourself part of the proceeds of the land? While it remained unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it not at your disposal? Why is it that you have contrived this deed in your heart? You have not lied to man but to God.” When Ananias heard these words, he fell down and breathed his last. And great fear came upon all who heard of it. – Acts 5: 3-5
If Bernie Sanders cared to read further he would find that the same fate came upon his wife. She lied about the money they received on the sale, to fool those who were present, pretending to give all the proceeds they had promised to their community in support of them. But they lied and kept some of the money for themselves.
It’s not uncommon to see someone publicly or even privately proclaim they will donate all their proceeds to the group cause, and this is why Bernie Sanders lies. He appears to want to pool the riches and share with the poor, and then he flies in jets and supports himself on the proceeds of those who elect him into a job he doesn’t deserve.