The New Social Justice Bible

socialismThe liberal Christian-in-name only folks at Sojourners have put together a Poverty and Justice Bible  that’s being published by World Vision and Bible Society.    Using bright orange highlighting, this new socialist bible highlights  2,000 verses in the scriptures to prove that God has something to say about injustice and oppression.  It also includes a 32-page study guide to “help” you “discover, dream, and do things to make poverty history,” and  a 64-page section that profiles the challenges faced by immigrants, refugees, widows, and other ‘oppressed’ people to whom the Bible calls its adherents to reach out to.”

The American Bible Society actually handed out 525 of these bibles to Congress during the government shutdown.

More than a mere religious leader, Jim Wallis, a registered Democrat, is also an adroit political operative, publicly portraying himself as a politically neutral religious figure whose overriding allegiance is to God.  Always with the disclaimer that neither political party can claim to authoritatively represent the values of religious faith, Wallis contends that Republican policies tend to be immoral and godless.

Wallis’s affinity for Marxism, Socialism and Communism is evident in many things he has done and said.  In the 70’s he championed Communism.  In the 80s he championed the El Salvadoran terrorist group (FMLN) and invited them to join with him in acts of civil disobedience.  In 2005 Wallis said that private charity to help the poor was insufficient and that true social justice could only be achieved by an omnipotent central government empowered to redistribute wealth.  In a 2006 radio interview with Interfaith Voices, Wallis reemphasized his   redistribution agenda, without any hesitation.  “That’s what the gospel is all about.”

Neither a fan of libertarians or the tea party, Wallis said that the Libertarian enshrinement of individual choice is not “pre-eminent Christian virtue.  Emphasizing individual rights at the expense of others violates the common good, a central Christian teaching and tradition.  Anti-government ideology isn’t biblical.”   He said  of the tea party that “there is something wrong with a political movement like the Tea Party which is almost all white. . .There would not be a Tea Party if the president of the U.S. weren’t the first black man to occupy that office.”

Wallis is  pushing his brand of Christianity by highlighting bible verse out of context to prove his socialist leanings.   Yes, of course  God cares about injustice and oppression but there isn’t one verse in the Bible that says government should tax the prosperous so that money can be given to the poor.  There is nothing in the bible to support the transfer of wealth through confiscatory taxing and redistribution policies touted by the left.  As a matter of fact, God’s word does not support the idea of a welfare state.    2 Thessalonians 3:10-13 specifically says that if man (one able to work) does not work, he should not eat.  Biblical justice, unlike social justice,  means equality before the law. 

But the left finds it easier to subvert God’s word by claiming that Jesus demanded social justice which can only be achieved by the recognition that capitalism and  economic inequality must be replaced by a classless society where inequality of wealth and property has been totally eliminated, hence the Social Justice Bible.

And to achieve that goal, Social Justice advocates endorse Socialism as a means of redressing the alleged evils of capitalism at the price of individual liberty which would require the manufacture of what totalitarian governments have called “the New Man.”

Socialism breaks God’s Commandments:  Specifically,  coveting that which is not yours and stealing that which you have not earned.


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