Was Jesus Christ a communist?
- Anonymous4 weeks agoBest Answer
Jesus Christ always saluted Mother Russia.
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
No. The sin of Ananias and Sapphira was their lying. The Bible acknowledges that their property was theirs to do with as they pleased. The Bible explains the kind of charity we are to have. For example, if you have two coats and you see someone freezing who has none, you are to provide the extra coat to that person. If you have extra food and water and see a person in need, you are to help that person. For those who had fields of wheat, a certain section was to be left for the poor and widows to harvest. God cares about the poor, while also not being permissive of those who choose to be lazy who are otherwise able bodied people. The Bible also says that if you don't work then you don't eat. The book of Proverbs speaks against sluggards. God also acknowledges that the poor we will always have with us, at least until He returns. I know of people that you provide them with shelter, food, and they will still find ways to sabotage their own lives.... some people even when you help them, won't even help themselves.
The Bible is against theft. A person should benefit from the fruit of their labor, and not have their work and reward stolen from them. As the Bible says Thou Shalt Not Steal
The blessing of the Lord, under His leadership in the future:
21. And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them. 22. They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands. - Isaiah 65:21-22, KJV
Voluntary giving and charity is encouraged, as it is part of a Godly culture to do so.
- DavidLv 64 weeks ago
No communism is a construct of that church in Rome as away to destroy its competition in the Balkans mountains there in north western Europe. JBY
- 4 weeks ago
Not even close. If you read his parables related to money, if anything, he was an avid anti-communist. For example, in the parable of The Bags of Gold, here's what he said.
Matthew 25:27 Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest.
Does that sound like communism?
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- JustinLv 74 weeks ago
Just as Christ predicted, there are many 'false' versions of Him running around, some of which are worshiped as popular culture icons that are so impressive, even His 'elect' are nearly deceived into believing in them, (Mark 13:22).
'Hippy guru communist' Jesus is one of the more successful among them.
However, the REAL Christ Is the unquestioned Founder and Maintainer of the economic, political and social 'Right' and this can easily be proven by simply examining His Personal Example and basic instructions to His followers, who, by the way, He refers to as the 'righteous' not the 'leftious.' They are the 'sheep' who are at His right hand, while the 'goats' are on His left, (Matthew 25:33).
1) Jesus financed His own ministry through wealthy women representing the successful in both righteous business and government, not by state sponsorship or official approval, (Luke 8:3);
2) He taught us to 'make friends' through our clever use of 'unrighteous wealth,' (i.e. 'mammon,' Luke 16:9), demonstrating this by helping people to ESCAPE from oppressive government taxation and criminal threats. He even once waited for Caesar's goons to come out to confront Him about unpaid taxes, at that time explaining to His disciples that they were 'naturally exempt' from taxation and that 'strangers,' (His word for 'foreigners'), should pay them instead. However, to 'end the offense,' (His words), He sent His followers out to recover a lost or neglected coin, using this instead to settle the debt, (Matthew 17:24-27). In effect, Jesus cleverly gave back Caesar his own misappropriated money, rather than use the proceeds of righteous commerce or money collected for the poor.
Jesus used similar opportunities to liberate others from state or criminal oppression to 'make friends' and establish a permanent social safety net against poverty for Himself and those around Him. That is why income tax was actually illegal for the first 100 + years of U.S. history and legal immigration has always required some connection to business or economic sponsorship.
3) The concept of 'sharing in common' and 'distributing to each according to his need' has been adopted by communists on the most superficial levels, like wearing a 'mask' to disguise their true pursuit of power and exploitation of the populace. They do this because it works and is a model established by Christ. However, His version of it requires being motivated by conscience and inspiration, not forced to do it against our will at gunpoint or under threat of deviant prison rape. I feel silly even needing to point this out, or point out that this 'common wealth' has always been best experienced and sustained through 'capitalism,' (the non-fascist kind that has no government interference or criminal underling 'enforcers' involved).
4) Christ called for the end of the age of aristocrats and their centralized power structures, declaring that the 'first would be last, and the last first,' (Mark 10:29-31). The inspired 'nobodies' of the world have subjected the former 'first families' along with their bizarre and aberrant visions, favoritism for 'protected classes' and government families. The greatest period of human prosperity EVER has been the result, though Jesus also promised ongoing 'persecutions' because of the remnants of those families and their strange visions, carried along by people futilely seeking to reestablish the obsolete social order and trying desperately to repackage it as something 'new and enlightened.' The worst offenders of this are communists and their leftist supporters.
Christ's entire life and those of His inspired followers are ideal examples of the ideologies of the 'right.' Space fails me to continue to offer such examples, but a person would have to be willingly aloof to the narratives presented in scripture to even consider characterizing Jesus or His genuine Church as 'communists' or 'leftists.'
- Bill MacLv 74 weeks ago
No... but He did advocate loving and caring for one another.
- Gus DihnLv 64 weeks ago
Pretty much, yes.
- PyriformLv 74 weeks ago
His followers were communist (with a small c), according to Acts. It describes how they held all their possessions in common.
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
Nope, he was obviously not of the Juden but the legendary masterrace.
- 4 weeks ago
Nope His teaching (when He wnet there) were capitalistic
Earn your own way, reap what you sow
- MackLv 74 weeks ago
Most Evangelicals today would call Jesus a libtard.