Was Jesus Christ a communist?

Obviously, the concept of communism did not exist in the times of Jesus; and actually the word "communist" was not used until the 19th century, when Goodwyn Barmby first used it to refer to the disciples of Gracchus Babeuf; a 18th century French political agitator and journalist.

However, Jesus’ teachings, as written in the New Testament, do resemble communism as described by Marx and Engels in the Communist Manifest. For example:
  • Regarding class and equality:

    “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:28).
  • Regarding capital:

    “For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God” (Luke 18:25)

    “If thou wilt be perfect, go [and] sell that thou hast, and give to the poor” (Matthew, 19:21)

    “How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!" (Mark 10:23)

    “How hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!" (Mark 10:24)

    “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God” (Mark 10:25)

    “No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” (Luke 16:13)
  • Regarding private property:

    “Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes…” (Luke 10:4)

    “For [I mean] not that other men be eased, and ye burdened. But by an equality, [that] now at this time your abundance [may be a supply] for their want, that their abundance also may be [a supply] for your want: that there may be equality. As it is written, he that [had gathered] much had nothing over; and he that [had gathered] little had no lack.” (Corinthians II, 8:13-15).
  • Regarding Freedom:

    “We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?” (John, 8:33)

    “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” (Galatians, 5:1)
Therefore, according to the Lord and to his son Jesus Christ, anyone who opposes the principles of communism is a blasphemous, a heretic and a sinner; and he will not only loose his place in heaven besides God and Jesus, he will burn in hell for eternity. :-)

4 comments:

  1. Jesus had no political aspirations or affiliations, and associating Him with a declared atheistic ideology which at the very least played a pivotal roll in mass murder of millions is perposterous.

    You will notice that in all quotes that come from Christ himself, he is calling upon YOU, the individual, to perform these acts. At no time did Christ call upon the government or a collective to do these things. If Christ's economic policies could be politically classified, He would be a libertarian.

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    1. So a Libertarian-socialist? pretty close there

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  2. I have a question for you;
    Please post how you determined (and then posted the information you stated when you proffered) that "Jesus was Jewish". Wasn’t Jesus a Judean Israelite?. It is my understanding that Edomites comprised the Sanhedrin after John Hyrcanus forces their conversion in approximately 200B.C. (Herod was an Edomite). **The Edomite, Antipater, became the Procurator of Judea in 47BC. Ten years later his son Herod actually became "king of the Jews," initiating the Edomite dynasty which ruled Palestine under Roman authority for over a hundred years. If anything Jesus was a Judean. There is a significant difference!

    "The historic existence of the Khazar kingdom of so-called "Jews", their rise and fall, the permanent disappearance of the Khazar kingdom as a nation from the map of Europe, and how King Bulan and the Khazar nation in about 740 A.D. became so-called "Jews" by conversion, were concealed from American Christians by censorship imposed by so-called "Jews", of historic Khazar ancestry, upon all U.S.A. media.

    SEE: Benjamin H. Freedman, Jewish Historian - Researcher - Scholar.
    From "Common Sense", p. 2-1-53 and 5-1-59

    "Christians have been duped by the unholiest hoax in all history, by so-called Jews. This is considered their most effective weapon."

    "This 'big lie' technique is brainwashing United States Christians into believing that Jesus Christ was "King of the Jews", in the sense that so-called 'Jews' today call themselves 'Jews'. This reference was first made in English translations of the Old and New Testaments, centuries before the so-called Jews highjacked the word 'Jew' in the 18th century A.D. to palm themselves off on the Christian world as having a kinship with Jesus Christ. This alleged kinship comes from the myth of their common ancestry with the so-called 'Jews' of the Holy Land in the Old Testament history, a fiction based on fable."

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    1. Well, this post is a bit of a joke -as you can see on the last paragraph and the smiley that follows it- though the content is not far from the truth. However, I can't find the part in it where I said "Jesus was Jewish".

      I did made that statement on a previous post about the relation between Communism and Judaism, and in that case the whole paragraph about Jesus being a communist is also sort of a joke; since communism didn't even exists for another 18 centuries. Anyway, in answer to your question: the way I determined that Jesus was Jewish was through the consensus on this issue by most scholars; who not only affirm that Jesus was Jewish, but also claim he was a Jewish Rabbi. The quickest way to find a reference to this statement is, for example, the Wikipedia.

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