The New Socialism



is that really in the Bible you live in a world where everyone has an opinion about the Bible of what values are your beliefs if they are not clearly found in the pages of your Bible the question we must ask is are your opinions and beliefs really found in the Bible well hello I'm David Freeman WIPP is that really in the Bible have you heard about the new socialism or the democratic socialism the if you haven't heard about it you're going to hear a lot more about it it basically says this that in a modern whelping nation no one person should be too poor to live now if you think about the morality of that statement which i think is it's supposed to come across like that you know we are so concerned that about all the many different poor people in our society that no one person should be too poor to live and the concept goes basically like this if we just create equality among all people we would be a better nation no more rich people no more poor people everybody is equal in fact just recently on Facebook I some nitwit posted a comment said I won't fool communism communism because I value a fair society let me repeat that I won't fool this was a lady holding a poster probably at some college or school I won't fool communism because I value a fair Society it's amazing to see that kind of insanity you know the ideology that killed more than 100 million people last century is now being praised at our university and you know the problem is children today in school public school they're not taught history and these people grow up and and then they go to college and their liberal professors probably some reject from the sixties you know is teaching that communism or socialism is the best form of government you know when you're not taught about history and you're not taught that no no no all these other countries all these other nations that tried socialism and ended up killing more than one hundred thousand million people it didn't work we've tried that before been there done that and we're not going back to this nonsense now when I consider some of these statements like like the new socialism or the democratic socialism that in a modern wealthy nation no one person should be too poor to live or I read a comment like I value you know communism because I value a fair Society I won't fool communism because I value a fair society when you read that when you hear those statements on the surface it sounds sort of good but the concept overlooks a major biblical principle and I want to tell you what that principle is and that is because we are free to choose now how do we know we're free to choose well that's the pick up Genesis and begin to read God created man in His image one of the first things that you realize about the creation of man when God created man is that he created us a free moral agent with the ability to choose right from wrong we are free to choose evil we are free to choose the good and that is because we are created free not all people use their gifts and talents equally you see this is what the new socialism overlooks so that or the democratic socialism overlooks that yes all men are created equal but not all men use their gifts and talents equally it's a matter of choice you see the United States Declaration of Independence says this we hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable by God but not all men use their gifts and talents equally and because they don't use their gifts and talents equally you have rich men you have poor men you have highly successful people you have absolute abject failures you have people who will accept personal responsibility for the actions and you have people who will accept no responsibility at all for their actions yes the new socialism or the democratic socialism again in a modern wealthy nation no one person should be too poor to live you know and the the ideology that is being promoted today is just that we are so concerned that we want to create ever everybody equally equally yes now I just wonder what would happen I imagine this you ought to try it sometime if you walked up to a bomb on skid road living on the streets and just begin to pull off $100 bills and sit here go get yourself cleaned up go get a job go get a productive job get back in touch with your family find a good woman getting married you just kept pilling off $100 bills and said said accept and you told him told the bum go accept full responsibility for your actions he would probably look at you and say what in the hell do you want from me keep your stinking money I don't want it yeah yeah did you know that there are some people that you cannot help why because all men are created equal equally but not all people use their gifts and talents equally Matthew 7 and verse says this do not give that which is holy to the dogs nor cast your pearls before swine lest they trample them under their feet and turn again and tear you well you know just recently well about a year ago there was a about if there's a church from where I live probably about three miles down the road it was a lady minister that served that church and they had a guy coming there that sort of a guy lived off the street lived on the street and very poor and they were gonna the church was gonna try to help this guy and they had to collected some money the council had agreed to collect some money for this guy they hadn't given him the money as of yet but he got wind of it this this this poor bum got wind that the church had set aside some money for him for and he came to her house at night demanding that she this minister give him the money and she said no we're not giving this to you as of yet well he turned and bludgeoned her to death I said the crime scene was hideous blood all over the walls blood on the ceiling blood everywhere he killed her now what's my example what am i trying to say here I'm trying to say that there are some people that you cannot help and you better have the wisdom to know the difference between who you can help and who you cannot help because if you approach this new socialism with the idea that no one person should be too poor to live and you set out to try to help everybody who really doesn't want to be helped and who will not accept personal responsibility for their actions you could get yourself killed you could get yourself killed even though all people are created equal you cannot make people use their gifts and talents you cannot make people accept responsibility for their actions that is a personal choice that a person has to come to own their own and this is what the new socialism overlooks totally overlooks in acts 2 and verse 44 I want to look at this because a lot of people have used this verse to try to prove the the concept of socialism acts 2 and verse 44 says and they all believe and all that believed were together and had all things in common and sold their possessions and goods and parted them to all men as every man had need and they continued daily with one Accord in the temple breaking bread from house to house and did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart now this was something that the New Testament church did they sold their possessions and the Tripp distributed them equally but this is a matter of choice it was their free choice to do this this was not the government taking your money your tax dollars and distributing the it among all people equally no no no this was a personal decision that the New Testament church made I mean these people were high on God I mean it was you know the the early New Testament church the power of Pentecost the power of the Holy Spirit and this is what they did this was a choice that they did but you can't use this this scripture as an excuse or justifying socialism no this was not the government taking your money and distributing it money to people who do not want to work no no no don't kid yourself in that area now recently I one of my videos someone made a comment it was it was a program I did what must I do and it was about leading people you know evangelism and bringing people to a point where they asked the question what must I do in other words when you're trying to help people in any area of their life what you want to do is try to make that person come to a point to where they say ok what do I need to do about my situation I'm in a mess I'm broke I'm poor I'm unhappy I got a bad bad marriage or whatever and I got children who are rebellious you're the key point is you try to bring those people to a point where they ask the question ok what do I got to do about my situation they that's true evangelism that's true repentance what must I do well this person commented and said this what must I do listen to this become poor and homeless leave your house houses empty your bank account and then only are you eligible to be called a disciple or a Christian now when I read this I nearly fell out on my chair I thought how can anybody be so dumb as to make a comment just other words just quit and give up you know yeah I mean when I was a teenager we used to ride around to subdivision and if we saw a beautiful home but the yard kept up nice and a flower garden and the grass mowed it was an inspiration for me I mean I went to be like that I wanted to have things like that you know I didn't think well I'll just sell it all and get rid of it oh no now the revelation for me as I read this response was for the beggar on the street this was a moral issue now again it's fascinating to see that how that people can incorporate their idiotic decisions and things that they do as a moral issue but you gotta understand them something about human nature even for Hitler creating a superior race of people killing three billions million Jews or whatever it was a moral issue it wasn't creating a superior race it was a moral issue don't ever forget that people no matter how dumb that is it always goes back to they try to turn it into a moral and issue of morality you know tree huggers hugging trees well we're trying to save the planet okay it's a moral issue for them and it's fascinating to see that and it's really a perverted type of righteousness it's and then which is that's what liberalism is it's a perverted type of righteousness now let's talk about what a Christian life is supposed to be all about it's supposed to be about making life work I mean how do you hold down and find a good job how do you find a great wife you know how do you it's children how do you get along with your family we are to lead by example don't you know the Christian life is not about doing for other people what they will not do for themselves that's not true Christianity true Christianity is making people accept full responsibility for their decisions and actions you see because this is what God wants he wants for all of us to accept full responsibility for our actions and our stupidity also let me give you some rules live by from the Bible first Timothy 5 and verse 8 says this but if any provide not for his own and especially for those of his own house he has denied the faith and is worse than an infidel if you call yourself a Christian you better be taking care of business at home you better be taking care of your own family system first and attending to their needs first in education in spiritual matters right versus wrong and providing for your family if you're not providing for your family you're not taking care of your own the family system don't call yourself a Christian second one Ephesians 5 and verse 22 5 husband love your wives even as Christ also loved the church and gave himself for it if you call yourself a Christian and you're not loving your wife in faithfulness in taking care of her and providing for her and protecting her protecting her spirit protecting her emotions whatever don't call yourself a Christian okay if you're not doing this if you're not loving your wife as Christ loved the church third point second Thessalonians 3 and verse 10 for even where when we were with you this we commanded you that if any would not work neither should he eat if you call yourself a Christian and you're sitting on your you know on Skid Row somewhere looking for a handout from others don't call yourself a Christian if a man won't work neither city eat if a man is not willing to work don't call yourself a Christian okay there is something you can do I saw something on I forget it was a YouTube video about it was a boy over in another country you wouldn't see and see this in our country but I think it was missing one arm he was a brick mason I could relate to that because I do masonary work one arm and I mean this guy was amazing he was taking a shovel and and working with one hour shovel laying bricks and he he could work me under the table and I got two arms you know this was a little boy who did not let his handicap stop him it was amazing to see that absolutely amazing okay let's ask the question who does God bless who will God bless let's look at Psalms 112 in verse 1 praise ye the Lord blessed is the man that fears the Lord that delights greatly in his commandments his seed shall be mighty upon the earth the generation of the upright shall be blessed verse 3 wealth and riches shall be in his house and his righteousness endures forever notice this wealth and riches shall be in his house he's got a house how about that and not only does he have a house he's got wealth and riches in his house let's read it again wealth and riches shall be in his house and his righteousness endure forever you know in Genesis one of the things that's absolutely amazing at the beginning of the Bible God tells Adam and Eve it says I've given you this garden and I want you to dress and keep it keep it nice did you know in an inner city that if you were just to let an inner city if you did nothing for 100 years in an inner city that it would and you came back after a hundred years you wouldn't recognize the city it would be all overgrown with weeds and bushes and trees and you it would look like a gun or not a ghost town but it would look like a horror movie because it would be all overgrown you have to take care of stuff that God gives now what are you going to dress and keep if you don't have anything to dress and keep god says I want you to dress I want you to take care of what you have you say your time here on earth is limited it really is and you have abilities every day you get up you've got abilities that God has given you you have responsibilities that God has given you and I know a lot of people run from responsibility they hate responsibility but God wants you to pick up pull your pants up and accept responsibility the ones God is going to grant responsibility in the kingdom of God are the ones who have been responsible right now here on earth yeah absolutely it's like a look at Matthew 25 and verse 15 and to one he gave five talents to another two to another one to each according to his abilities and he went abroad at once you went away now you know the story the one who had five talents multiplied his abilities and talents the one who was given two multiplied his talents and abilities but then you have you know you had the guy who was just given one talent the one ability and he was scared to use it we're going to come to that just in a minute but God gives us opportunities according to our abilities God does not place on us more than our abilities can handle so you know I mean think about you're telling me these people who have their little son you know will work for food they have abilities oh you better believe it a lot of them are con artists and they take advantage of gullible gullible Christians believe me they really do Matthew 25 and verse 24 let's get to the story of the one who was given one talent and he who had received the one talent came and said lord I knew you were a hard man reaping where you did not sow and gathering where you did not scatter and I was afraid and I went in here your talent in the earth and lo you have what is yours and his Lord answers in him your evil and slothful servant where its slothful means lazy you knew that I reap where I did not sow and gather what I did not scatter now three things about this person we're talking about you using your abilities okay number one I was afraid I'm just afraid did you know a lot of people failure is very common to us you know most of us we're familiar of failure that we're not afraid of failure you know we tried and then we try again did you know a lot of people a lot of us are afraid to succeed yeah the fear of success can be great it really can't what if this works well if it works that means I'm gonna have more responsibility oh yeah the fear of succeeding can be great so I was afraid all right secondly I went and hid your talent in the earth what does this tell us about people well I will not accept accept personal responsibility for the things that you have given me oh what a shame God has given you so much he has given you all these abilities all these talents and you hide it in the ground and you walk away from it third you evil and slothful servant the third one is you know you're lazy you're just too lazy you spend too much time watching TV sitting on the counts you're a couch potato you know you need to get with the plan you need to get with the plan you say when you meet God when we meet God God is not going to ask you how'd your friends turn out how'd your relatives turn out how did your family members turn out God God's not gonna ask you about that he's gonna ask you one question why did you turn out the way that you turned out well he's gonna look at we're talking about the man or the woman in the mirror this is the only person you have to answer for is you God's gonna say why did you turn out the way that you turned out now I want to look at two examples one is an individual the other is a group of we're gonna look at how they use their abilities each these two people groups they use their abilities differently first one is Hezekiah second Kings 20 in verse one says in those days was Hezekiah sickened to death and the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz came to him and said to him thus says the Lord set your house in order for you shall die and not live oh my what a what a what a message okay then he turned his face to the wall and prayed into the Lord saying oh I beseech thee O Lord remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart and have done that which is good in your sight and Hezekiah wept sore and it came to pass it before Isaiah was gone out in the middle of the court that the word of the Lord came to him saying turn again and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people thus says the Lord thy God the God of David and father the God of David my father I have heard your prayer I've seen your tears behold I will heal thee on the third day you shall go up into the house of the Lord and I will add notice this I will add 15 years I'm gonna add 15 years to your life now there's another passage in 2nd chronicles 32 in verse 25 about this story about Hezekiah and it says this but Hezekiah rendered not again to the benefit done it to him what was the benefit well the benefit was that God added 15 years to his life and it tells us that his heart was lifted up and sore so God adds 15 years to his life and he screwed it up now we're talking about using your abilities we're talking about the ability God gives to a man and how we use those abilities you see there are some people that you cannot help even if you heal them and add 15 years to their life they still mess it up we're talking about using our abilities okay and another story is Nineveh the town of Nineveh how did they use their ability you know God says look these are a wicked people I'm gonna go down there and destroy these people and you know they weren't using their ability very well and so God sends Jonah with a message forty days and then of us shall fall and Jonah three and verse five says so that people in Nineveh believed God and proclaimed a fast and put on sackcloth from the greatest unto them to the least of them for the word came in to the king of Nineveh and he arose from his throne and he laid his robe from him and covered him with sackcloth and ashes and God saw their works that they turned from their evil way and God repented of the evil that he said he would do unto them so here's the people once they were corrected Jonah comes with a message says forty days and this place is going to fall and the people used their ability to turn back to God to repent of their sins what a beautiful story two different stories one Hezekiah granted 15 God healed him and gave him 15 extra years and his abilities he didn't serve God and here's the town of Nineveh and they repented what makes the difference what makes it for a man to look at himself and say I'm gonna use my abilities to be to stubbornly serve myself and rebel against God or I'm gonna use my ability to repent and turn back to God you know how are you using your abilities you know the new socialism assumes that all people use their abilities equally nothing could be further from the truth all men are created equal but not all men use their gifts and talents equally you have when it comes to overcoming sin God has given you certain abilities when it comes to serving God God is giving you abilities when it comes to your work your job God has given you abilities when it comes to success when it comes to the trials you face in life God has given you abilities and acts one of us a you want to conclude with this and you shall receive power after the Holy Spirit had come upon you notice they have power do you know what that word in power means it means abilities you know maybe you don't know what your abilities are it could be because you've never received the Spirit of God this word means abilities you shall receive abilities I want to leave you to this our greatest failures are the results of us not using our abilities our greatest successes is when we utilize all of our abilities I'm David Freeman will is that really in the Bible many people spend their whole life repeating the same old mistakes what does it take to have good discernment and good judgment it takes having the Spirit of God but what many people overlook is the Spirit of God is not something that you are born with man was created incomplete missing that spiritual element that would make him complete the Bible clearly lays out the way to receive the Spirit of God learn the step by step process for receiving the Spirit of God order your FREE copy of why you need the Holy Spirit order by writing to Church of God Rocky Mount 27 Brook Ledge lane Rocky Mount Virginia two four one five one that's church of god Rocky Mount 27 Brook ledge lane Rocky Mount Virginia two 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