From Dr. James Kennedy’s Website: https://www.djameskennedy.org/article-detail/april-impact-2016
by Frank Wright, Ph.D.
“Socialism is coming to America.” HAS COME!!! IT is here with Bernie Sanders, AND Clinton.
“At least that appears to be the case if you look over the political landscape and listen to people from the millennial generation.
For many years, socialism was so self-evidently bad that it did not even need to be refuted. Simply noting that a particular plan or proposal reeked of “socialism” was enough to kill it for the generations old enough to see the failures of socialism—and its harder-edged sibling communism.
But decades of government handouts and income redistribution schemes, combined with historical ignorance and a pervasive—and ever-growing—entitlement mentality, have led to growing popular support for explicit socialism right here in the United States.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, a self-described “democratic socialist” has mounted a serious challenge for the presidential nomination of one of our two major parties. What’s more, he won 60 percent of the vote in the New Hampshire primary! It would have once been unthinkable that an avowed socialist could be a serious national candidate. And now, one is within striking distance of a major-party presidential nomination.
The problem here is not one political party, or even Bernie Sanders himself. The problem is that an entire generation of Americans now thinks that socialism is acceptable—evendesirable. Even if a socialist is not nominated or elected this year, it is only a matter of a few years before one eventually is. What was once unthinkable is now plausible—and will eventually become likely, unless we act now.
A recent survey showed that Americans under 30 preferred socialism to capitalism. Forty-three percent of them said they had a favorable view of socialism. And only 26 percent said they had an unfavorable view of socialism—with 31 percent “not sure.”
America: we are in trouble.
We can no longer assume that people reflexively understand the dangers of socialism. Biblical truth undercuts—and ultimately destroys—socialism. But we can no longer assume that people know that truth. We must sound the alarm and counter the falsehoods with God’s Word.
In this month’s Impact Newsletter and Devotional, we take a clear-eyed, rational, biblical look at the dangers of socialism—its causes and cure. In addition, we include, as always, a month’s worth of inspiring, soul-nurturing daily devotionals from Dr. D. James Kennedy and Dr. Jerry Newcombe.
In addition, we also offer a powerful antidote to the dangerous confusion surrounding socialism today. We are preparing to air a special television program, The Problem of Socialism, which will expose this bankrupt political and economic approach. We will send you a DVD copy of this vital program, The Problem of Socialism, plus the compelling book,Ten Truths about Socialism, as our thanks for your generous donation to the ongoing work of this ministry.
We, our children, and our grandchildren need to know the truth about socialism. While socialism depends on a heavy-handed government taking from some to give to others (often in the name of “compassion”), the Bible tells us that envy and theft are wrong, that charity should be voluntary, and that “if any will not work, neither shall he eat” (2 Thessalonians 3:10). [You can find a powerful rebuttal of socialism by Dr. Kennedy on page 1556 of the new D. James Kennedy Topical Study Bible.]
The DVD, The Problem of Socialism, shows the dangers of socialism at a time when it is on the march in America. Find out how the ideas of socialism’s founders and followers violate God’s Word and how it has brought slavery and death to tens and even hundreds of millions wherever it has been tried.
The book, Ten Truths about Socialism, examines key aspects of this dangerous doctrine, including how:
- Socialism and tyranny go hand in hand
- Socialism violates God’s law
- Socialism is at war with the Church
- Socialism’s founding fathers rejected God
- and more.
We will send you the book, Ten Truths about Socialism, as well as the DVD, The Problem of Socialism, as our thanks for your generous donation. Your donation will help us widely broadcast this special, at a time when our nation urgently needs to see it. Thank you for you generous support, through prayer and through donations.
God bless you, and God bless America,
Frank Wright, Ph.D.
President and CEO
D. James Kennedy Ministries”