Let me explain the difference between capitalism, communism, and Christianity.
Capitalism says, Ã¢â‚¬Å“WhatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s mine is mine, and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m going to keep it.Ã¢â‚¬Â Communism says, Ã¢â‚¬Å“WhatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s yours is mine, and I have a right to take it.Ã¢â‚¬Â ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s called redistribution of wealth.
But Christianity says, Ã¢â‚¬Å“WhatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s mine is really GodÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s, and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m willing to share it.Ã¢â‚¬Â
God wants us to provide benefits, services, and protection to others. He wants us to create opportunities to help people.
When somebody taxes you to help the poor, you donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t get any credit for it. But when you are voluntarily generous and help others, that builds your character. It helps you grow. Becoming more productive and generous helps you to become more like Christ.