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The Ultimate Socialist Government
You may think a Socialist government is a bad system of governing. Socialism has been tainted by people like Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin, and Julius Nyerere. People today link Socialism to the outcome of Socialist movements that turned into Communism because of these bad men. Surprisingly, there is a movement today in America advocating for a Socialist government in the U.S. even though Socialism has a bad reputation. There will eventually be a True Socialist government set up that will govern the entire world though. This government will not need to use brute force to keep their workers in line.
Socialism in the Early Church
In the early years of Christianity, during the first century, Christians gathered in homes and lived together in unison. Many Christians sold their personal belongings and gave all their money to the Church. The church then used the money to support the congregation and the poor as needed. The concept of living together and supporting one another without selfish gain followed Jesus Christ’s teachings.
The Book of Acts in the Bible discusses what took place during the beginning of communal Christian living: "And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people" (Act 2:42-47 ESV)
Christian communal living thrived for only a short time though. The Christian converts in the congregation eventually became tired of giving so much and receiving so little. After a while the Socialist Communal Christians dispersed and moved into more suitable living environments based on their own personal desires.
The concept of Socialism from the early Christian Church to the modern view of Socialism has changed quite a bit. The concept of Socialism as we view it today derives from the thoughts and concepts of Karl Marks and Friedrich Engels called Marxism. Marxism is “A system of economic, social, and political philosophy based on the ideas that view social change in terms of economic factors. A central tenet is that the means of production are the economic base that influences or determines the political life.
Under Marxism, outdated class structures were supposed to be overthrown by force (revolution) instead of being replaced through patient modification. It held that as capitalism has succeeded feudalism, it too will be removed by a dictatorship of the workers (proletariat) called socialism, followed quickly and inevitably by a classless society which governs itself without a governing class or structure.” (businessdictionary.com)
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Attempts at Socialism
There have been many attempts at building and maintaining a socialist government. One of the best attempts at building such a government and keeping it that way was in Africa during 1967-1985. President Julius Nyerere of Tanzania, Africa implemented a socialist government. All the people of Tanzania worked in harmony to support the new president’s vision of a Socialist Society. The Tanzanian workers did not mind at first working hard for heir new president while receiving very little in return. But eventually the people of Tanzania grew weary of the notion and rebelled. The Tanzanians were met with a strong hand from the government in return and were forced into labor for the Tanzanian government. The president ended up changing his government to Communism to keep the nation running efficiently.
Along with better attempts at forming a socialist government, there has been worse attempts as well. The main contributor in polluting Socialism was Vladimir Lenin. Lenin was not content with the Marxist Socialist philosophy. So, Lenin put in his own ideas along with the Marxist Socialist system called Leninism. Marxist Socialism quickly turned into communism when Soviet premier Vladimir Lenin stepped on the scene in 1917. Vladimir Lenin’s Leninism is “the doctrines of Marxism as applied by Lenin, a founder of the Soviet Union, to the building of Marxist nations. With Karl Marx, Lenin called for a classless society in which all means of production would be commonly owned (communism). Unlike some Marxists, however, Lenin stressed bold, revolutionary action and insisted that a strong Communist party would be needed in a Marxist nation to direct the efforts of the workers.” (dictionary.com)
Bernie Sanders for President
Socialism in America
Even though Socialism has had a bad track record throughout history, the United States has surprisingly taken a liking to the concept of a Socialist Democracy. The former Democratic Candidate Bernie Sanders, who ran for the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election was promising to implement a in the U.S. Many Americans were eating up Bernie Sanders' words because they were tired of how the U.S. Government was treating them. Socialist Democracy
Americans are tired of how Republicans and Democrats are handling the U.S. Government's affairs and want change. But even if Bernie Sanders would have won the election and implemented a Socialist Democracy, it would of backfired on him. The Upper-Class citizens would get hit the hardest, financially. The American Middle-Class would have gotten tired of not getting paid enough for their work. A train-wreck would soon follow.
" The whole earth marveled as they followed the beast. And they worshiped the dragon, for he had given his authority to the beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who can fight against it?” And the beast was given a mouth uttering haughty and blasphemous words, and it was allowed to exercise authority for forty-two months. It opened its mouth to utter blasphemies against God, blaspheming his name and his dwelling, that is...(Rev 13:3-7)— The Apostle John
Socialist New World Order
There will eventually be a New World Order put into place after all of the previous governments on earth collapse due to a catastrophic disaster that will occur during the beginning of The Great Tribulation. The New World Order will elect a certain businessman to lead them. The businessman will be the one who brought peace to the world after the catastrophe.
The businessman (Anti-Christ) will develop the New World Order into a Socialist Democracy for the first three and a half years. But after that, the Anti-Christ will turn the New World Order in the most extreme form of Communism that will have ever existed.
The Anti-Christ (The Beast) is prophesied in the Book of Revelation of the Bible to take over the Socialist New World Order: " the whole earth marveled as they followed the beast. And they worshiped the dragon, for he had given his authority to the beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who can fight against it?” And the beast was given a mouth uttering haughty and blasphemous words, and it was allowed to exercise authority for forty-two months. It opened its mouth to utter blasphemies against God, blaspheming his name and his dwelling, that is, those who dwell in heaven. Also, it was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them." (Rev 13:3-7 ESV)
Jesus Christ will return at the end of The Great Tribulation and will put an end to the Anti-Christ and his Communist New World Order. After the destruction, Jesus will implement a new form of government during His thousand year reign called Theocracy (Rev 20:1-6). The Theocratic government will be Socialism in its truest sense. All the workers will work for Jesus Christ and will not think about themselves. There will be no need for rebelling against Jesus and his Theocratic government because all the workers will be in unison with Jesus Christ and His vision – which is God’s vision.