Has it ever dawned on you that historic “Communism” has always been and always will be “Atheistic” while historic “Capitalism” has always been and always will be “Theistic?” Yes, that’s right! Let that sink in for a moment.
Okay then, given that fact, why is that a fact? Very simple! The principles of “Communism” are based upon the godless philosophy of the atheist Karl Marx, while the principles of “Capitalism” are based upon the Holy Spirit-inspired Word of God. It is not a stretch to say, but it is absolutely the truth to say:
To clarify this further, in “Communism” personal property and individual rights do not exist. There are no such things! People and property in “Communism” are the possessions of the state and exist for the state. When people in Communism hear a loud knock on the front door, they can be sure that it isn’t Publisher’s Clearing House.
In “Capitalism” people’s lives and possessions are gifts from God and belong to the individual and must be protected by the state, not possessed. Of course, that is what I always believed as a child, that the government exists to protect and not to possess. But then again as a child I also believed that squirrels in the forest gave my mother her fur coat to keep her warm in the winter.
WITH CERTAIN UNALIENABLE RIGHTS, THAT AMONG THESE
ARE LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS.”
In short, in possessive “Communism” it is:
AND FOR THE GOVERNMENT.”
In protective “Capitalism” it is:
FOR THE PEOPLE.”
CAPITALISTIC OR COMMUNISTIC AMERICA
Is God a Capitalist? Or course not! God is not a politician or a political system! Nor is the Word of God a textbook on political science. Frankly, the way things are today, nothing could debase God more than to be called a politician. The ultimate blasphemy! God is God and cannot and may not be defined or confined within any political or governmental structure! God is not a “Republican” or a “Democrat” or a “Capitalist” or a “Socialist” or a “Communist.”
“GOD CANNOT BE POLITICALLY LABELED WITHOUT BEING
However, while God is not a “Capitalist,” there are clear principles in the Word of God that lay down very strong mandates for a “Capitalist Society” as the will of God for mankind. The core Capitalistic principles of “Private Property” and “Free Enterprise” abound in Scripture so much so that we can indeed say that “Capitalism is Biblical.” And any political system that encroaches upon personal liberty, personal property and personal free enterprise is unbiblical and opposed to the will of God for mankind. Much more on that coming up.
*****Most recently, Barack Obama made the shocking and totally anti-American and unconstitutional statement about small businesses and businessmen, namely, that if you have a successful business, you did not build that business. All of a sudden, he passed Marxist gas in public that has been building up in him all his life and education. It reverberated around the nation and the world, for what he was saying is that government and the state built your business, you did not, and that that is the way it should be. A totally Marxist, anti-capitalistic, anti-free democracy philosophy that should have gotten him impeached on the spot.
Of course you built that business with the blessing of the Lord and your blood, sweat, and tears. Those who work with you and for you built that business, as did those who patronize your business build it too. In fact, they prospered you while the government would have bankrupted you along with the nation.
What is really behind Obama’s statement is lethal to a free democracy. For a businessman to say, “I built this business well,” or, “I have this place because I worked for it,” is intolerable to the Obama Marxists of the world. For after all, and here it is – what right does a man have to demand to be paid for what the state (government) did not ask him to do. He should have asked consent first of the state. Furthermore, he has no right in taking more of the common subsistence for himself that should be equalized among all.
Welcome to the Marxist mentality that Obama has been educated in and embraces with his whole heart. We must inform our people so that they make informed choices. The future of a free democracy and a capitalist America hang in the balance.
BIBLICAL BASIS FOR CAPITALISM
We read in Exodus 29:13,
By the way, in Marxism the State (Government) has the right to decide whether a citizen lives or dies on the basis of what is best for the State (Common Good). Hear it now – when the State or Government says to someone, “It is expedient for the State that you should die,” he ought to die because all life is a gift made conditionally by the state, and when conditions warrant, that gift may be taken back by the State. (We haven’t even touched on abortion and euthanasia)
Now listen very closely! Obama has now gotten into law that hospitals will ration care to cancer patients according to the patient’s age. Obama has gotten into law that the government will specify which doctors are to write an end-of-life order. The road to a Marxist, godless state in which the State is God is already being laid from Washington throughout the grass roots of America.
Then we read in Exodus 20:15,
God puts an extremely high value on personal property, and an extremely high cost upon thievery in Exodus 22:2,
“If the thief is caught while breaking in, and is struck so that
Obama and the Democrats and their anti-gun laws hate Scriptures like Exodus 22:2. But God is passionate about private property (which includes one’s own home, possessions, business, profit etc.) and the protection thereof. So much so that if a thief is killed during robbery, the person who killed him to protect life and property is not guilty. If you will:
“PRIVATE PROPERTY IS A SACRED DIVINE RIGHT AND
IS MORE SACRED THAN THE LIFE OF THE CROOK
WHO WAS TRYING TO STEAL IT.”
That is one of the chief reasons God has ordained government, and that is to protect that sacred right of private ownership!
Therefore, government that promotes and protects human life and property for the common good as its prime reason for being is godly government. That is government of, by and for the people. That is by definition “Capitalism.”
But any form of government that takes and extorts human life and property for its own agenda and advancement as its prime reason for being, is ungodly. That is government of, by and for the government (state). That is by definition “Communism.”
And of course, there is the well known story of Ananias and Sapphira in the New Testament who are infamous for their lying to and cheating God, and consequently dropped dead in their tracks. But contained in that story is the clear teaching of private property and private ownership. We read Peter’s words to them about their property in Acts 5:8,
“While it remained unsold, did it not remain your own?”
And then on top of that, they brought a portion of the profit of the sale of the property and gave it “the church.” (Acts 5:2) A double coronary for Karl Marx – private property sold and some of the proceeds given to the Apostles. For you see, in atheistic Communism the “State” is the Alpha and Omega, while in theistic Capitalism God is the Alpha and Omega. (The problem with Ananias and Sapphira was that God was only Alpha.)
TAX AND SPEND GOVERNMENT
What we have growing systemically in America today is:
OUT OF CONTROL.”
If you will, as Dr. D. James Kennedy states:
If Obama is reelected in 2012, he proposes 43 different tax hikes in his next Marxist go around. He will add $1.5 trillion to the American tax burden, or $12,000 per household over the next decade. He will increase the top tax rate from 4.6% to 39.6%. He will increase the capital gains tax rate from 15% to 20% for high-income earners. He will increase miscellaneous business taxes which will add more than $207 billion over ten years.
And whose money is the government spending? Good question! For the fact is that the government has no money of its own. Not a penny! Every red cent (red because it was earned by the blood, sweat and tears of the American people) that the government voraciously takes and recklessly spends is taken from the American workers and wage earners. The Obama administration has and is bankrupting America.
People immigrated by the millions to America over the years to escape brutal governmental control and extortion. We are a nation of immigrants! The Czechs, Poles, Russians, Dutch, Italians,and Germans etc. were fleeing from terribly oppressive and controlling governments. They came to these shores seeking self-determination, self-initiative and self-responsibility. They came to think and work and plan for themselves. When a man no longer can think and work and plan for himself, he ceases to be human, but becomes nothing more than a member of a mob of yes-men who shout HEIL HITLER.
Now they find themselves again:
“IN A NATION IN WHICH GOVERNMENT TAKE-OVER AND
CONTROL IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR IS NOW
OUT OF CONTROL.”
Not only is it a TAKE AND TAX AND SPEND GOVERNMENT, but once the government takes it, most of that money is not put back into the private sector to protect and promote life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for the common man. Rather it is spent on the ruling-classes’ opulent lifestyles, as well as the agendas of special interests groups who pledge to work to get the politician elected.
The Obama Administration gives the Palestinians $600 million every year, $225 million of which is funneled directly to the Palestinian Authority in direct violation of U.S. law. In addition, Palestinian Media Watch reported that the Palestinian Authority used U.S. funds to pay salaries to some 5,500 Palestinian terrorist prisoners in Israeli jails, some of whom murdered Americans.
The United States pays some 22% of the UN’s regular budget and 25% to 27% of its peacekeeping budget. The Obama Administration overpaid our share of the peacekeeping budget for 2010-2011 by a whopping $286.7 million. These are only the tip of the iceberg of the budgetary abuses of the Obama Administration.
The greatest abuse is the National Debt at 15 Trillion climbing every second as the Obama Administration spends money like there is no tomorrow. Government spending has spun out of control, and the American people are being run over by three way traffic from the White House, the House of Representatives, and the Senate all traveling 100 miles an hour over the speed limit.
If Obama and his fellow Marxist Obamaites are reelected, they will have their parties and dance balls to celebrate. When in fact, the celebration will be hollow and hypocritical, for that is like trying to celebrate at Zsa Zsa Gabor’s 8th wedding. What a farce! In either case, it is drinking toasts to moral degeneracy and debauchery.
What does it tell us about a president who with his administration:
“READS OVER THEIR INSURMOUNTABLE DEBT WHICH THE
TAXPAYERS WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO PAY, AND YET
THEY CONTINUE TO INCREASE THEIR SPENDING
WHICH HAS ALREADY BANKRUPTED AMERICA?”
“NOT TO CONTINUE IN EVIL IS MUCH BETTER THAN SORROW
FOR HAVING DONE IT, BUT TO DO GOOD IS FAR
BETTER AND MORE VALUABLE THAN BOTH.”
“OBAMA AND HIS DEMONCRATS CONTINUE TO DO EVIL
TO US AND TO OUR CHILDREN WITHOUT THE
SLIGHTEST SORROW FOR DOING IT.”
If Obama and his Marxist cronies are not stopped:
“HE AND THEY WILL HAVE AMERICANS SOON RAKING THROUGH
THE DUNGHILLS OF MARXISM LOOKING FOR
It is scandalous to the whole nation, a reproach upon Washington D.C., and utterly inexcusable to discover what is observed by Professor Thomas Sewell of Stanford University, “The amount of money necessary to lift every man, woman and child in America above the poverty line is one-third of what, in fact, is being spent on poverty programs. Clearly, much of the transfer ends up in the pockets of highly-paid administrators, consultants and staff.” *
D. James Kennedy goes on, “That is why two ‘bedroom counties’ of Washington, D.C. (one in Virginia and one in Maryland) have the highest per capita income in America.* And again, “According to one estimate, the federal government spends twice as much money to create a job than does the private sector.” *
Then of course there are the ever-present lobbyists in Washington. Kennedy writes: “The government is extraordinarily wasteful. Examples of that are so numerous they hardly bear mentioning, but consider that we are spending hundreds of thousands, even millions of dollars, to learn such things as:
–why people cheat and lie on tennis courts;
–the mating habits of Japanese quail;
–whether sheepdogs really protect sheep;
–and all sorts of other “important’ things our government wants to know.*
THE DE-CHRISTIANIZING OF AMERICA
“NOT ONLY THE GOVERNMENTALIZING OF THE UNITED STATES
What are we saying? Simply this, when you have God being removed from and being made illegal in society by all the branches of the government – the executive, legislative and judicial, along with out-of-control governmental takeover of the private sector, you are moving away from Capitalism and toward Communism.
The Communist Party in America is thrilled by what they are seeing. America is not only being deCapitalized, she is being deChristianized! Unless the people rise up against this now, America in the very near future, like Hansel and Gretel, will not be able to find even small crumbs of her formerly Christian and Capitalistic society to be able to find her way back home.
Allow me to quote from my book Is God With America? on page 146, “America has now begun to smell of atheistic communism. Why do I make what may seem to be such an outrageous claim? Very Simple! It was always the Soviet Union’s rigid structure designed to keep religion out of politics and God out of society. This is the very core of the communist state as well as what drove Hitler to kill the Jewish people. Americans, wake up!” **
We must remember that it was Karl Marx who said:
“RELIGION IS THE OPIUM OF THE PEOPLE.”
-April 2011 – For the first time in America history, Obama urged passage of a non-discrimination law that does not contain hiring protection for religious groups, forcing religious organizations to hire according to federal mandates without regard to the dictates of their own faith, thus eliminating conscience protection in hiring.
-August 2011 – The Obama Administration releases its new health care rules that override religious conscience protections for medical workers in the areas of abortion and contraception.
-November 2011 – Unlike previous presidents, Obama studiously avoids any religious references in his Thanksgiving Speech.
-December 2011 – The Obama Administration denigrates our country’s religious beliefs as an obstacle to radical homosexual rights.
We must see all of these anti-religion Obamaisms against the background of the Marxist philosophy that has always believed that religion weakens the state. If you will, Christianity with its laws and maxims weakens man and does not strengthen the constitution of the state. The spiritual kingdom that Jesus Christ wanted to bring to the world separates theology from politics and thereby destroys the unity of the state. Only the government can truly unite society, not religion.
You and I are looking at rank Marxism here, or is it rank Obamaism?
REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH
Oh yes, the clues were there from the very beginning. What clues? Oh they were and are all such good sounding, virtuous words, which is why they slipped by unnoticed in the midst of the mass mania and madness. The mantras of the “Marxist” were carefully and strategically uttered in public campaigns, so that the “Socialist Charmer” could, if elected, one day say, “Oh yes, I told you so, I was truthful with you all along.”
You for the most part may have with millions of others missed them! Come now, let’s be honest with ourselves. So I must be as honest with myself and you as well, and tell you that I didn’t miss the clues. I smelled in them a foul, rotting aroma that stunk to high heaven. Yes indeed, the warning-word clues were there alright:
SHARE, SOCIAL JUSTICE, INTEREST OF THE
COUNTRY, A CITIZENS ARMY, AND
‘YES WE CAN.’”
Now we know what YES WE CAN meant. It all sounded so compassionate and charitable, and therefore welcomed by the unsuspecting masses! Mr. Obama suddenly became the “Kool-Aid Mom” on the block who could be counted on to serve huge pitchers full of flavored sugar water much to the delight of the vulnerable and gullible children in Obama’s neighborhoods.
As sweet as they tasted, the mantra-bywords of Socialism were and are poisonous and deadly to America’s free enterprise economy. They are curse words in the form of fallacious, encouraging pretenses. This has always been the stuff out of which the gruesome and sadistic fantasies of “Socialism” and “Communism” are spun. “Redistribution of Wealth!” “Fair Share!” “Social Justice!” “Regulatory Reform (Including Health Reform)!”
People did not know that when they were listening to Obama the Campaigner:
“THEY WERE LISTENING TO THE VOICE OF THE SOCIALIST-MARXIST
REVOLUTION TO COME.”
Redistribution of Wealth – Fair Share – Social Justice are all phrases laying the foundation for the following:
“A GOVERNMENT CONTROLLED WELFARE STATE THAT WOULD BE
BASED ON THE AGENDA OF PROTECTING THE POOR
FROM THE RICH.”
The Christian faith has always been the foundation of a capitalistic society with the firm belief that God gives differing talents to men qualitatively and quantitatively. We read in Matthew 25:15,
“And to one He gave five talents, to another two, and
to another one, each according to his ability, and
He (Jesus) went on His journey.”
Men as endowed by God have differing skills with differing abilities to earn varying wages. There will be therefore differing financial classes in society depending on the abilities and skills of the vastly different wage earners.
What I have just said in the above are all dirty curse words to the Marxist. Here it is – when it comes to the masses, men are born with equal capacities, and the only reason that we see such inequality in productivity and ownership among men is because of the unfair enviornment. We have to level the playing field in Society – Socialism, and that can only be done through the State (Government).
In Socialism, God is rejected as the Giver of differing gifts and as the creative and governing power of the universe. Instead, the State is God and is to rule and provide on an equal basis for all. It does that by the REDISTRIBUTION or EQUAL DISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH AND LAND. The happiness of people depends not on religion or God, but on wise legislation and government control.
Another couplet that is used for all of this is SOCIAL JUSTICE. When a free society thinks and talks about SOCIAL JUSTICE, what it is referring to are laws that protect the innocent and punish the guilty of crimes committed against the citizens. NO-NO-NO! Socialists and Obama do not mean that at all when they talk abut SOCIAL JUSTICE. What they mean by SOCIAL JUSTICE is equitable (just) distribution of wealth and property for all.
America is seeing THE GREAT FREEDOM TRILOGY of The Declaration of Independence about to be taken from them:
“LIFE, LIBERTY, AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS”
Even now, she is seeing the beginning of the loss of those basic and fundamental rights of truly free people. Amanda J. Reinecker notes something very insightful in a Heritage Foundation paper on January 20, 2010. The Foundation had just released its 2010 Index of Economic Freedom which reveals some alarming news on America’s ranking among the world’s free economies. She writes the following, “For the first time, America ranks as only MOSTLY FREE – behind countries like Canada, Ireland, and Switzerland.”
Welcome to Obama’s present America:
“THE LAND OF THE MOSTLY FREE.”
If he is reelected, it will be:
“THE LAND OF THE UNFREE.”
THE CITIZENS ARMY
And for good measure, with the “Socialist’s Agenda” to undermine the hated “Capitalist System,” came the pledge to train a “Citizens Army,” whatever in the world that is. The first time I heard Obama say it was in the great 2008 Chicago Rally of over a million people. It too sounded totally suspicious, but it also slipped by because no one knew what to make of it.
In America we have the United States Armed Services, the National Guard, the United States Coastguard, the State and City Police, and the County Sheriff’s Departments. But we never had a “Citizens Army” in America. That is nothing more or less than:
“THE MILITARIZATION OF THE AMERICAN CITIZENRY TO
OVERTHROW EXISTING GOVERNMENTAL
Now you are getting it aren’t you? The notion of a “Citizens Army” has “Revolution” and “Overthrow” written all over it. Here it is – What it is really about is to help the community organizer pull off his “Socialist Revolution.” It would not be the United States Army, but his own “Citizens Army” recruited from the depressed and desperate urban communities in which he already had experience as a community organizer. The “Perfect Storm!” The “Jim Jones of Socialist Politics” with his purple “Socialist Kool-Aid” to kill “Capitalism!”
U. S. MILITARY, THE PRIVATE SECTOR, AND FREE ENTERPRISE.”
In those liberties and protections you have Capitalism in a nutshell! That is America! And as we have seen it is all thoroughly Bible-based. Free Enterprise! Government promoting and protecting free enterprise with its hands off this bread of life of Capitalism. Not CITIZENS ARMY! Rather, CITIZEN ENTREPRENEURS!
What Barack Obama needs is a two-year stint in the U. S. Army on the front lines of Afghanistan wearing U.S. Army battle gear and waging war against radical Moslems who want to kill everyone who is not Islam. Citizens Army my foot. Where does this guy come from?
THE PRIVATE SECTOR
CHRISTIAN. THE RISE OF CAPITALISM AND FREE
ENTERPRISE DERIVES HISTORICALLY, AS MANY
POSITIVE ASPECTS OF OUR CULTURE, FROM
THE INFLUENCE OF THE GOSPEL.” *
The “Great American Free-Enterprise System” is based on the Biblical principles of “Men of Business” and “Private Investors.” Capitalists! A free banking system is absolutely critical for both. Small and large businessmen are the lifeblood of America and the world, whatever that business be from farmer to financier. Without them, human beings starve, nations die, and the world is thrown into constant famine and starvation. (Even though today the word “Businessman,” like the words “Used Car Salesman,” have become a slur because of greed-driven, crooked, criminal-corporate executives who are thieves and who break the public trust and rob them blind.)
“THE DOLLAR TAKEN BY GOVERNMENT CANNOT BE SPENT OR
Moreover God expects us to invest those abilities and talents to produce increase for His Kingdom. Which is why the one with the buried, stagnant and non-invested talent was severely punished by his master. His talent was taken away from him and given to the man with five talents – the shrewd investor. (Matthew 25:28)
Likewise, when money is in the hands of the private businessman and investor, it is DYNAMIC. When money and the money system is in the hands of the government, it is STAGNANT. Why? Because:
TAKEN BY GOVERNMENT CANNOT BE SPENT OR INVESTED
BY THE PRODUCTIVE PRIVATE SECTOR .”
“WE ARE ONLY A FEW DAYS AWAY FROM FUNDAMENTALLY
It was Adolph Hitler who would shout:
“NEIN, NEIN, NEIN – NO. NO, NO.”
We as Americans must now stand up and shout:
“NO, NO, NO MR. OBAMA, YOU ARE ONLY A FEW DAYS
AWAY FROM DESTROYING AMERICA.”
Very quickly, I think that Winston Churchill summarized it all very astutely when he stated:
SOCIALISM IS THE EQUAL DISTRIBUTION
Really, the “Redistribution of Poverty!” This is now unimaginably and unthinkably where America is headed, i.e. the equal distribution of poverty. It sounds far out, but know that “Socialism” is a degenerative disease and process that will take time as it has done in the impoverished 3rd world countries and nations of the world.
HAS DISTRIBUTED THIS WORLD’S GOODS AS HE HAS SEEN
FIT, AND EVEN THE RICHES OF ALL PEOPLE…SHALL
NOT BE ROBBED OF THEIR POSSESSIONS BY
THOSE IN DIRECT NEED.” *
What about the perilous and seeming eminent destruction of our “Capitalist System.” God forbid if that happens, but even then there is still something that can and must be done about it, and that is stated in The Declaration of Independence:
“THAT WHENEVER ANY FORM OF GOVERNMENT BECOMES DESTRUCTIVE
TO THESE ENDS, IT IS THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO ALTER OR TO
ABOLISH IT, AND TO INSTITUTE NEW GOVERNMENT, LAYING ITS
FOUNDATION ON SUCH PRINCIPLES AND ORGANIZING ITS
POWERS IN SUCH FORM, AS TO THEM SHALL SEEM
MOST LIKELY TO EFFECT THEIR SAFETY
God forbid that it would ever come to that. We must get out to the people that we are facing a choice in 2012 like we have never faced before in free America:
“THE CHOICE BETWEEN GOD AND PERSONAL LIBERTIES, AND
THE STATE AND SOCIAL EQUALITY.”
* How Would Jesus Vote? D. James Kennedy and Jerry Newcombe
** Is God With America? Bob Klingenberg