Income Redistribution is Stealing

Income Redistribution is stealing, nothing else. When the government takes from some to give to others, then that is the definition of stealing.

Income Redistribution is stealing, nothing else. When the government takes from some to give to others, then that is the definition of stealing. Some people enjoy the fruits of labor of others.

Our Understanding of our Circumstances

In the beginning with Adam and Eve, before sin entered the world, God made man and gave man the mandate to work in this world which God provided for man.

Genesis 2:15 And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.

There was really no real “need” for Adam and Eve to work. God had provided them a paradise where they could get whatever necessities that they needed from that very easily. Pick and eat. God still had placed the duty to work on Adam even in that situation, because idleness is a sure fire cause of sinful activity. But things changed.

Sin entered into the World

Genesis 3:17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;

It is important to understand that man’s relationship with work changed when sin entered the world. God made a pleasant work experience into an arduous work experience, one in which man would have to exert much strength, energy, and only by the sweat of his brow would he again live with the necessities of life.

Exodus 20:9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: (Deu 5:13-14)

God confined work to six days, and reserved a single day of each week to worship God.

1 Timothy 5:8 But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

Within what God obligates man to do in relationship with God, each person working to provide for that person, and his family is a way in which the person testifies to the world of their relationship to God. In other words, by making the rule of a person’s life that is to work hard in order to live, that person is being submissive to God. He is doing what is right.

Psalms 90:17 And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.

Ecclesiastes 3:22 Wherefore I perceive that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?

1 Thessalonians 4:11 And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;

2 Thessalonians 3:10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.

So every single person has to have this burden of working for their daily sustenance upon them. It is the will of God. If a person is lazy and doesn’t want to work, then he or she should learn how to live without eating. Charity from other people really is not because people can work, and they don’t want to work, i.e. laziness.

We are not Steal

Exodus 20:15 Thou shalt not steal. Leviticus 19:11 Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another. Deuteronomy 5:19 Neither shalt thou steal. Matthew 19:18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Luke 3:14 And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages. 

Prohibitions on stealing are also set beside prohibitions against deceptions, lying, because many times people use deception to “take what is not legitimately theirs“. The difference between commerce and stealing is that one person offers a product or service to another for some amount, and a willing exchange takes place. The buyer may have gotten more for his money, which is good, or the seller may have made a good profit, which is good for them. But viewing the transaction, both were benefitted, and they did what they did in “good will”, not from compulsion (one did not have a gun and threat violence), and both probably would the same transaction or somewhat different in the future.

The Remedy to Needs and No Money

Ephesians 4:28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.

Then stealing and working are opposites. We should do honest work, and be content with what that provides us.

Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

So the issue of working versus stealing is one of faith. What this world offers us is only temporal, and upon death, we will exit this world with nothing just like how we entered this world (Job 1:21; Psa 49:17; Eccl 5:15; 1 Tim 6:7). But our interaction with this world is what counts in God’s eyes. Faith is the key. Take the example of a farmer to understand this. Do farmers produce food? Do they sell this food to provide for themselves whatever they want? Yes. But how? In faith, they plant a seed in the ground, and they do things to it, and in faith and hope, they wait until the seed produces a plant, then food. Farmers understand that life does not work where (1) you get good things without working, (2) where those good things come with very little work, or quickly. And (3) each person is responsible for their own lives, whether they work then they will have, or not work, they will not have. Farmers who have seed, machinery, land, and if they do not work it, they will have nothing but poverty.

Proverbs 10:4 He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich. 5 He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame. 6 Blessings are upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

A Proper Concept of Giving

The Bible presents us with the proper concept of giving. One person, correctly, freely gives something to another person when the following conditions are met:

  1. It is from their own money, labors.
  2. There is no compulsion to give except from God moving in that person’s heart.
  3. The receiver of the gift is who the giver wants the gift to get to.
  4. Giving has the requirement that the giver takes care of their own obligations to live first, and then after at least minimally doing that, they can correctly give before God. In this, a giver must have fulfilled responsibilities to God, himself and his spouse, his children, his government, etc.

There is a foundational thought underlying both work and stealing. That is, that God honors a person’s labors (which God has commanded them to do to sustain themselves). Honoring a person’s labors means that the person has the approval of God to keep what he has worked for, to enjoy that work or what it can buy, and to give away any part of that fruit of his labors. IT IS ONLY GOD’S RIGHT TO TAKE AWAY PART OR ALL OF A PERSON’S POSSESSIONS. In other words, when we die, God will take away everything, including that person’s body, his link between his spirit and the world.

Everyone should pay their taxes

Romans 13:6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God’s ministers, attending continually upon this very thing. 7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.

Governments are ordained by God, controlled by God, and God will sit in judgment upon what governments do to or for their people (Psa 82 gods in this chapter means politicians in government).

Governments should not give money to Poor, Lazy people

Income Redistribution is stealing, nothing else. When the government takes from some to give to others, then that is the definition of stealing.
Income Redistribution is stealing, nothing more.

This entire post gives you the background and understanding to conclude that a person’s economic status in life is because of how they understand and obey God’s commandments. If a person works hard, we will most probably have what he needs in this life. If he is lazy and doesn’t want to work, or work diligently, then God will curse that person with problems and needs.

Proverbs 10:4 He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.

Proverbs 6:6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: 7 Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, 8 Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest. 9 How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep? 10 Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: 11 So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.

The Bible is full of exhortations to help the poor, needy, and the destitute. But having said that, nowhere in the Bible does it say to give donations to the lazy, or worse to give donations to the rich or covetous. We need to understand that in a majority of the cases, poverty is a moral judgment by God against the poor because they will not obey God’s will. His will is for all of us to work.

There are some that cannot work, but in general, the lazy wants to be considered “that they cannot work” when they have no valid reason that they cannot work. People without an arm still can sell gum in the street. That is work. Maybe that is not a good paying job, but nonetheless it is income. They are complying with God’s wishes.

The real problem is the lazy person says that they cannot work because they have a drug, alcohol, sex addiction, and their pleasure (in indulging themselves in this addiction) is what is preventing them from working. They have their god in this world, and it is not providing for them. This needs to be repeatedly forced upon their minds every time they get hungry.

Income Redistribution by the Government

Let’s face facts. If we really understand what God declares to us about work, wealth, and moral character, we cannot unilaterally conclude that every rich person is sinning by having money. In other words, some people work hard and do make a lot of money. It is not “a given” that every rich person gets his wealth illicitly in God’s eyes.

1 Timothy 6:17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;

Moreover, Paul’s exhortation “to the rich in this world” is apparently to rich Christians that would be receptive to Paul’s exhortations.

And God has income redistribution plans in the Bible. Consider some verses…

Psalms 37:21 The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth. Proverbs 28:27 He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.

Both giving to the poor, and paying back loans are indications of a person’s morality, which God uses to evaluate them (to bless or curse them).

Proverbs 22:16 He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.

To donate or give charity to rich people for whatever reason is a losing situation. Only poverty will come of it.

Zechariah 7:9 Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and shew mercy and compassions every man to his brother: 10 And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor; and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart. 11 But they refused to hearken, and pulled away the shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they should not hear. 12 Yea, they made their hearts as an adamant stone, lest they should hear the law, and the words which the LORD of hosts hath sent in his spirit by the former prophets: therefore came a great wrath from the LORD of hosts. 13 Therefore it is come to pass, that as he cried, and they would not hear; so they cried, and I would not hear, saith the LORD of hosts: 14 But I scattered them with a whirlwind among all the nations whom they knew not. Thus the land was desolate after them, that no man passed through nor returned: for they laid the pleasant land desolate.

See Taxing the Rich to Give to the Poor from theconversation.com

There is a very serious question that has to be addressed in this thinking. If we truly understand the sinfulness of every man, then can government be trusted to distribute our possessions for us? That is where all of this heads. That the government is our nanny or our father to control how, when, where, how much, etc. we are to spend our money. But is this what God wants? No. Unilaterally, we have to say no.

Every thief in the world would want control over other people’s wallets so that they can freely and at the thief’s will take whatever he wants. Communism uses the medium of civil government to do just that.

So to understand this, China has 12% of the world’s billionaires living and working in China, and they are Chinese citizens. But the question comes, if Communism takes from the rich and gives to the poor, how is this even possible? The answer is because these super rich people are Communist party members, they are part of the leaders of Communism. This means that they can make all the money they want, and somehow, their riches are not under the scope of the taking just the receiving of other people’s money. When the reality of this fact comes to be fully understood, we can only see Communism as a complicated and great scheme to steal. God condemns this.

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