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We believe that Jesus is the Son of God, and that He was born of a virgin, grew as a man, was without sin, died on the cross as a sacrifice in our place, was raised on the third day, and today sits at the right hand of the Father making intercession for our sins.
PLEASE NOTE: Always use the Scriptures themselves to verify what I and others have written before accepting as true what we may say or write. -Bro. Mark
Yes, but what would Jesus do? Would he stand with those seaking fairness and equality or the wealthy elite?
Neither. You cannot ascribe current political assumptions to the first century. When asked should Jews pay taxes to Rome, Jesus asked for a coin. He then asked whose likeness was struck upon the coin. The answer was, Caesar. Jesus astutely said, “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.” In other words, obey the rules of government. We can affirm that with another verse of Scripture, Romans 13:1, “Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God.” But there is a caveat. When Peter and John, both Disciples of Christ, were commanded to stop preaching in the name of Jesus, their answer was, “Do you think God wants us to obey you rather than Him? We cannot stop telling about everything we have seen and heard” (Acts 4:19-20). In other words follow the rules of Government unless they directly oppose the will of God.
The terms, fairness and equality, as they are used by the socialists today mean everyone is exactly the same, no matter their job, experience, competency, talents, etc., and all should have the same amount of stuff, money, food, shelter, transportation, etc. This is egalitarianism. Time and again governments have tried egalitarianism, including the government of the Pilgrims at Plymouth. It simply does not work. While they were under this egalitarian government, the Pilgrims nearly starved. When Governor Bradford gave each family their own property to farm, supplies became plentiful. There was enough left over to pay off the debt they incurred traveling to the New World. Each Pilgrim had an incentive to better himself when he owned his own property and produced his own goods.
Yes, everyone in an egalitarian society is equal, that is, equally poor. No I do not believe Jesus would support egalitarianism.