“What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”(I Corinthians 6:19-20) What is the Bible telling us here? Clearly it is telling us that our bodies belong to God! And if our bodies belong to God, that means the state (government) should have absolutely no claim upon them! How can God make such a claim of ownership upon our bodies? Because He created them: “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”Genesis 2:7) But in I Corinthians 6:19 it goes far beyond God just creating us, for here we are told that he also purchased us: “For ye are bought with a price . . .” Thus the Bible tells us that our body is doubly Gods – For He both created us and He bought us. Actually, the Bible not only tells us that our bodies belong to God, but so does the earth, along with everything in it: “The earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.” (Psalm 21.5) Once again, how can God make such a claim of ownership? And once again the answer is – because He created this world and everything that is in it: “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth: visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.” (Colossians 1:16-17) The next thing we learn from the Scriptures is that God delegated ownership and dominion of that which He created to His image, man: “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, . . .” (Genesis 1:26-28) The Bible then goes on to warn us about the world’s efforts to take away from us what God has given us dominion over: “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.” (Colossians 2:8) God clearly sanctioned ownership and the protection of private property in His law – The Ten Commandments – including the prohibition of theft in Exodus 20:15: “Thou shalt not steal.” (Exodus 20:15) Jesus went on to uphold this law of ownership and the protection of private property in Matthew 19:18: “Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal . . . .” Also, with regards to our physical bodies, the Scriptures are clear, our bodies not only belong to God, but He holds each of us personally responsible for our bodies well being. Thus He warns us about allowing the world to control these bodies; “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world. . . “ (Romans 12:1-2) From the above Scriptures, and there are many others, the Bible teaches ownership of private property and that we are each responsible for taking care of the physical body God gave us and that we each posses.
SOCIALISM TEACHES THAT PRIVATE PROPERTY BELONGS TO THE STATEUnder Socialism, government puts itself in the place of God and says, “The earth is the State’s, and all that is in it, including all the people that dwell therein.” Socialism is the belief that government should own most all property, including a person’s income, and distribute it as government sees fit. Now Jesus does support the governments taxing of the people: “Render unto Caesar (government) the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.” (Matthew 22:21) However, fair taxation would allow each person to pay to government the same percentage of their income. This would allow those who work hardest and thus earn more to have more of their income to keep as a reward for their labors. But our current government’s tax code is so written that those who work the hardest, rather than being rewarded for their hard work with increased income, are penalized by government, and have their hard earned monies taken from them disproportionally and given to those who have less. This is defined by Webster as “Socialism”:
“a theory or system of social organization in which the means of production and distribution of goods are owned and controlled collectively or by government. (In Marxist theory) the stage following capitalism in the transition of a society to communism, characterized by the imperfect implementation of collectivist principles.”Friends, do you realize that the current government of these United States, under the guise of protecting our economic system, has already taken control of the banking industry, the insurance industry, and the automobile industry, and is currently making effort to take control of the Health Care Industry (through government run health care) as well as the Energy Industry through Cap & Trade? These efforts are a pure and unadulterated takeover of private industry, which is called Socialism. But this current government is attempting to go far beyond what Socialism and even Communism normally attempt to do – They want complete control over the physical bodies of each of the citizens of these United States. The government has attempted to convince the populace that Government run Health Care means that all Americans will have access to health care regardless of their ability to pay for that care. But this is simply a guise, and sadly too large a percentage of the people believe that the government is trying to help them. We are told that Government mandated Health Care will provide Health Care for millions of Americans not currently covered; including illegal aliens, while cutting the cost of Health Care. Yet they already are telling us that this coverage will add to the deficit a little under or over a Trillion dollars (according to which bill you read), over the next 10-years. This cost will be added to the current $2.7 Trillion the current Health Care system is already costing annually. The current administration obviously isn’t concerned about your health or mine, but rather the control of the entire Health Care System. As proof, notice that even though the majority of Americans do not want a Government controlled and run Health Insurance option, both the Senate and Congress contain such a provision, and President Obama has repeatedly stated that he wants a Government run Insurance option. If the truth were known, the whole purpose of the current administration’s effort to push Health Care Reform through not only the Congress, but also the Senate, before the year’s end, is that they must get this legislation passed before the majority of Americans realize what government is attempting to do and rise up against it in such large numbers they cannot proceed with passage of the bill.