Like Barack Obama, Sojourners’ founder, James Wallis speaks of some of his his past associations with Marxists and Marxism.
And like Obama, but unlike Thomas Sowell, Joseph Farah, Mavin Olasky, and so many others, he fails to refute it all, now.
Very apparently, because like Obama, Wallis’ Marxist methodology continues.
Finding Sojourners up to their redistributive evils in Facebook today, I will simply repost here, along with my comments (and a few more links and notes, below).
John 12:1-8 (no emphasis added, just see the second paragraph)
Then, six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was who had been dead, whom He had raised from the dead. There they made Him a supper; and Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those who sat at the table with Him. Then Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.
But one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, who would betray Him, said, “Why was this fragrant oil not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?” This he said, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and had the money box; and he used to take what was put in it.
But Jesus said, “Let her alone; she has kept this for the day of My burial. For the poor you have with you always, but Me you do not have always.”
Matthew 10:8: “Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.”
One can go on and on with citations from the Bible, end-to-end, where general charity is to be acted out freely by each free person in allegiance to God; where from Babel onward, systems of extortion and enslavement are condemned (even if in the name of competing belief systems, including altruism and various causisms); and where those freed in Jesus are exonerated to invest our lives and our resources freely, charged not to be “subject again to a yoke of slavery” – not even a little – not even by a means of governance we are charged to maintain (Romans 13, Hebrews 13, the Declaration of Independence to be considered with these).
One must go on and on, it seems, but enough for this entry.