Something for those who are into “wealth redistribution” to consider.  The following quote is from the late Dr. Adrian Rogers (1931-2005) who was the pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church and founder of Love Worth Finding Ministries.

You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that, my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.

HT: Scott’s Morning Brew

  1. And from another person who was “into wealth redistribution”:

    When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”

  2. Leave it up to you to totally take a bible passage out of context and twist it's meaning.

    Again, as I've said numerous times regarding this topic. Charitable giving and taxes are not the same thing.

  3. Shane,

    I couldn't agree more…I tithe 10% of all my earnings to the church. When the goberment starts taking more money out of my wallet, it will be difficult to continue to be charitable. And what better mechanism than Christian organizations (not the goberment) with distributing my contributions.

  4. Such a simple concept. How you can have seemingly intelligent people like Obama fail to comprehend this basic principle is beyond me. Do they think it is an accident that the United States is so far ahead of all the other economies in the world? Yes, socialist countries can survive, but they will never prosper as the US has.

  5. Morals took Common Sense and Respect on vacation. They are currently lost. Please help find them.

  6. Amen! It is just human nature to envy that which you cannot understand how to get for yourself hence the need for the wisdom of such doctrines as The Ten Commandments. The poor will always be with us but the lazy should not be honored.

  7. The Idea of charity is to give from free will. It isn't “charity” when someone forces you to give someone who just chooses not to work for themselves.

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