I passed by the field of a sluggard, by the vineyard of a man lacking sense, and behold, it was all overgrown with thorns; the ground was covered with nettles, and its stone wall was broken down. Then I saw and considered it; I looked and received instruction. A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man.Proverbs 24:30-34 (ESV)
Christian Apologist AD Robles Explains why socialism is unbiblical and evil in the eyes of God. Referencing 2 Thessalonians 3, Robles says,
The Bible actually has this principle as well, this comes straight from the Scriptures…if someone doesn’t work, someone doesn’t eat. So if your charity, or your politics or government you support doesn’t take that into consideration…then you don’t have a godly ethic there.
Robles is correct. The Scriptures are clear against idleness and sloth. It’s not just the letters of Paul that make this case, Proverbs 13:4 says, “The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied,” and Proverbs 12:24, “The hand of the diligent will rule, while the slothful will be put to forced labor.”
This is exactly what we see manifesting in our society today. While there are truly some who may be disproportionately affected by circumstance, the vast majority of those on the receiving end of socialism are shaped by a culture that promotes a poor work ethic. And, just as Proverbs 12:24 says, they are being enslaved to the system in a downward spiral.
Robles explains below.
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