PRAY WITH US about how did socialism rise: Father God, You created all things to be good. You gave us freedom to enjoy all good things. But we chose the one evil in the garden, and caused the world to fall into evil. Now socialists pretend we don’t live in a fallen world. They say we can make all things good again by making them free. They promote free child care, free healthcare, free college. But then we must pay the price of bondage to the state. And a people in bondage cannot produce free things.
So show the socialists and all of usm that we depend on You. We need You for forgiveness for sins. We need You for grace to overcome evil in this fallen world. And we need You for every good and perfect thing. Thank You that Jesus has paid the price for all these things. With Him we can bear good fruit. Without Him we can do nothing good. So break the image of the State as provider. And exalt Christ, in whom dwells all the fullness of God. From the fullness of His grace, let us receive one good thing after another. Also, preserve our freedom to choose Him and to manifest His kingdom on earth. In Jesus’ name, amen.
PRAYER ALERT: How Did Socialism Rise in the US & the West?
The first major US socialist presidential candidate in US history arose when Bernie Sanders campaigned in 2016. Multitudes of youth supported his campaign. Now the Democratic Party has three socialists among the top ten candidates for its nomination—Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Julian Castro.
Moreover, most of the top ten have espoused socialistic causes including the Green New Deal, universal child care and free healthcare for illegal immigrants. And half advocate tuition-free public college. All of these sound good. But the more we depend on the state for them, the more power the state has over us. And the less freedom we will have to build businesses and prosper so we can afford their astronomical costs. Which is why our Constitution put limits on the state, for the sake of our inalienable rights and freedoms.
The more free people are, the more free to choose Christ. And the more free to live for Him. “[T]herefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery” (Gal. 5:1). Also, the more we practice freedom and private enterprise, the less we will need to buy or sell when the Antichrist state arises. The ultimate socialism will lead to his state-controlled religion and state-controlled economy. And our ultimate choice will be to serve Christ or the beast.
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DailyInsight. Disillusionment is healthy because illusions are unhealthy. The truth will set you free (see John 8:32).
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