Are Capitalism or Communism Christian?
Are Capitalism or Communism Christian? What about socialism? Each of these systems contains a few principles that seem to resemble some aspects of Christianity, but in reality we cannot equate ANY worldly system to Christianity. Jesus made it plain when he said, “My kingdom is not of this world” (John 18:36). For instance, the redistribution principle in ancient Israel had to do with private ownership, not state ownership (Leviticus 25:8-54). Jesus spoke of the deceitfulness of riches (Matthew 19:23), difficulty for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 19:24) and Paul encouraged the rich to be generous to the needy (1 Timothy 6:18).