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    Warnock and Socialism

    Even an atheist can recognize Warnock is off his rocker.

    Sen. Raphael Warnock on Easter: Socialism is ‘more transcendent’ than Jesus’ resurrection

    The most insightful critics of Marxism said that socialism’s greatest failure comes not from economics but anthropology and theology. Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., put that reality on display on Easter Sunday, when he tweeted that collective social action “is more transcendent than the resurrection of Jesus Christ.”

    On the holiest holiday on the liturgical calendar, Warnock wrote:

    The meaning of Easter is more transcendent than the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Whether you are Christian or not, through a commitment to helping others we are able to save ourselves.

    For those conversant with the Bible, heresy seems an apt description of Warnock’s couplet.

    Christians of every background – Roman Catholic, Protestant, and Eastern Orthodox – agree that literally no event in cosmic history transcends the importance of Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead. Jesus’ destruction of death and harrowing of Hell hold preeminence even among the other precious truths revealed by the four evangelists, such as His teachings and miracles. Orthodox Christianity relies on the Apostle Paul’s extended argument in I Corinthians 15: “[I]f Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain,” he writes, and “ye are yet in your sins” (vs. 14, 17). Christianity’s formation of Western culture echoes through the ages, as Easter remains one of our most important holidays.

    Nor does Warnock redeem himself by claiming we can “save ourselves.” Soteriologically, human beings lack all capacity to effect their own salvation (Ephesians 2:8)....
    The Early Church Was Not Socialist

    “The early church was a socialist church.”

    So said Rev. Raphael Warnock in 2016, four years before the citizens of Georgia elected him a U.S. senator.

    It’s a strange statement, least of all because the description “socialist church” is an oxymoron. Not only would the Church fathers be puzzled by it, but so would socialism’s fathers. “Religious socialism, Christian socialism, are contradictory terms,” stated Pope Pius XI in Quadragesimo Anno, “no one can be at the same time a good Catholic and a true socialist.”

    “Religion and communism are incompatible, both theoretically and practically,” noted Nikolai Bukharin, founding editor of Pravda. “Communism is incompatible with religious faith.” On behalf of the Bolsheviks, he insisted: “A fight to the death must be declared upon religion. We must take on religion at the tip of the bayonet.”
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    Certainly not the first to try and sell Socialism under a false banner of Christianity. Just look at the latest Pope!

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    Just saw the thread. The OP article takes it out of context. He's using socialism as a metaphor to make a point. Here is what Warnock actually said.

    The early church was a socialist church. I know you think that’s an oxymoron, but the early church was much closer to socialism than to capitalism. Go back and read the Bible. I love to listen to evangelicals who stand on the Bible. Well, they had all things in common. They took everything – I’m just preaching the Bible – they took all of their things and they had all things in common. But even the folk who say they just follow every word of the Bible, they’re not about to do that. But if we would just share what we have, everybody can eat, everybody ought to have water, everybody ought to have healthcare. It’s a basic principle.

    And I don’t mind telling you that those who have more ought to give more. The strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak. And in the nation and in the church, to whom much is given, much is required. We need to level the playing field. And to be concerned about the poor does not make you a socialist; it actually makes you a Christian, and it means that you believe that everybody is a child of God.


    And I saw nothing anwhere wherein he identifies as a Democratic Socialist.

    Last edited by jet57; 05-03-2021 at 10:27 PM.
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    Edmund Burke: "In vain you tell me that Artificial Government is good, but that I fall out only with the Abuse. The Thing! the Thing itself is the Abuse!"

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