The United States has been exceptional as the country founded upon a moral idea: individual rights.
The founding fathers recognized man’s rights as inalienable. Rights are discovered, not granted.
I’ve argued that the case for freedom is—and can only be—the case that freedom is moral.
Then let’s go to our moral guide. Let’s go to Scripture.
In this final article of the series I want to address a question I brought up near the beginning: Why am I, a worship leader, so concerned about this issue?
If I’ve been right in my preceding arguments, the answer is clear. I care about my society. I care about the world I live in and the world I leave to my son. I work as a leader in a church because I want people to see God and his righteous ways. Sometimes that means taking an unpopular stand.
Aside from Acts 2 and 4, perhaps the most common Christian argument for socialism is the “welfare system” of ancient Israel.
Let’s look at the arguments from the Jubilee and the gleaning laws.