We’re approaching an election, and many debates are happening, and people are understandably asking “Where is God in all of this?”
Is God going to judge America and give us a spanking? Is God going to give us the candidate of His choice? Or, is God on the sidelines, just watching to see what we do to ourselves?
I don’t know. I have my opinion, like you probably do, but I do believe that as a people who have a vote we have something unique and should use it. We should use our vote to try and create and protect and further a way of life we refer to as ‘American,’ with all of the distinctive that may have.
An essential part of this American life is “What kind of government shall we have? Capitalist or Socialist?”
I think both have folks abusing it, as a way to gain power and control and wealth, but it’s the same for religious systems. The thing is, which one is more like what we want; which is more like what the Bible teaches? Is the Bible more about just giving to others, or more about stewardship? I think giving to others is central to Biblical teaching, but I think this is based upon wise stewardship of the resources. There’s the rub, huh?
Check this out and see if it clears anything up for you, or maybe just muddy the water: https://www.prageru.com/courses/political-science/socialism-makes-people-selfish