Each day I write about something related to the dominion mandate — or God’s call to rule and cultivate the world for His glory.
Today’s no different… as I give my own view why socialism is such an irredeemably flawed economic system…
… and one that not only deprives people of life’s necessities, but keeps them from thriving and fulfilling God’s intended purpose for them.
So… what makes socialism so bad?
For one, socialism doesn’t work!
Schemes to redistribute wealth have been tried many times.
And though they come with a promise of utopia, they always fail.
Our Puritan forefathers even tried socialism for a season and almost starved to death.
And more recently, the once prosperous Venezuela now suffers extreme want thanks to socialism.
The socialist approach has already shown itself disastrous. No need trying it again.
History has proven it a fantasy that leads to nothing but corruption and poverty.
Which brings us to another inherent flaw of socialism…
Socialism appeals to our baser nature.
There’s nothing about socialism that elevates one’s character. Or inspires us to live with greater faith, hope and love.
Rather it does just the opposite.
By appealing to covetousness, socialism creates discontent, promotes malice and justifies theft. And it even seeks to institutionalize its vile spirit to the detriment of us all.
This flaw is embedded deeply in socialism’s DNA… because at the heart of socialism is a desire to create the good life without God…
This, of course, can’t be had… and it only hollows out the souls of those who seek it.
Which leads to a final point…
Socialism strips us of our humanity by reducing life to nothing but the fulfillment of physical needs and desires.
If you listen to the socialist agenda, it never aspires to anything great… or offers a vision of anything glorious or even beyond the material.
It just harps on humanity’s basic needs.
We need certain basics in life, for sure… but they aren’t the end-all.
God’s kingdom and His righteousness hold that place.
And, interestingly, He promises as we seek these things first, everything else we need will be added unto us.
Living in such a way requires faith. And sacrifice. Definitely.
But it’s also the only way to live fully as a human,… while we serve others and develop the world with His gifts
Socialism can never deliver the good God has in mind for us.
To experience that, we must trust and obey Him.