I was watching a drama on TV last night and as it ended it went to a commercial that was narrated by this guy, Mr. Pettffy. He tells of how he grew up in a "socialist" country, but came to the USA with a goal to take part in the American Dream. The commercial is how he fears creeping socialism will end the American Dream as the rich loose their wealth to take care of the poor. It is a creepy add. You can watch it on YOUTUBE.
The problem? He grew up in Communist Hungary! Not quite Socialism. He has a seat on the New York Stock Exchange and has made his fortune on WALL STREET. From what I read in his bio, he is a self made man.
He closes his add by saying, "That why I vote Republican."
Actually Britain, Canada, and Sweden work with Socialism in areas of medicine, etc. China is also doing quite well, if you are wealthy enough.
I wonder what we would call the early Christians in Acts 2.
The bigger question is:
If Jesus came to you and said, " "Sell everything you have and give it to the poor and you will find treasure in Heaven. Then come follow me."
Would you answer. "Crazy Socialist Democrat!"
You may say: "Mike, that's not the same! You are not fair."