The Kuyperian Commentary

Politics, Economics, Culture, and Theology with a Biblical Viewpoint

What is Socialism?

God Versus SocialismI will be interviewing Joel McDurmon on Trinity Talk this coming Monday. His book God and Socialism is an excellent defense of free-markets viewed through a biblical perspective. In the introduction, Joel defines socialism in the context of a God-ordained world:

Socialism is the belief, therefore, that stealing is acceptable as long as another man or group of men says so. Socialism believes in theft by majority vote, or theft by a majority of representatives’ votes in Congress. Socialism is the belief that armed robbery is OK as long as you do it through proxy of the government’s gun. Socialism places man, and ultimately the State, in the place of God. Man becomes owned by other men instead of by his Maker. Socialism is an entirely humanistic, God-denying, God-usurping belief (Introduction, pg.9).

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