Five Minute Friday | Was Jesus a Socialist?

It only takes a few minutes of being online and looking at posts that combine politics and Christianity to find people making the argument that Jesus was a socialist. And since I talk about politics online and while I certainly share my faith online, I took these conversations seriously, and wondered about the question, was Jesus a socialist? Did he practice socialism or encourage socialism for his followers?

Back in June of 1992, it was reported in London’s Daily Telegraph that former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev had said, “Jesus was the first socialist…” so this statement and the question has been around for quite some time now.

In today’s podcast, I share my thoughts on this question and share my answer. Let’s get started!

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