Dr. Jamin Hübner recently participated in a discussion at the University of Mississippi pertaining to distributive justice. Those on the left (including the Christian left) are often quick to use the state to push their visions of economic fairness. The Christian left will often cast corporations and wealthy people in an inherently bad light; worse, they typically have no problem allying with the state to play Robin Hood and take (read: steal) one person’s property to give to another.
The Christian faith has historically held that greed is sin. God commands us to be generous with our possessions; all we have is a gift (cf. 1 Corinthians 4:7), and we are commanded to use our possessions (which are really the Lord’s, anyway) to serve others. However, in no respect does this justify the coercive, state actions of economic redistribution. In this video, Dr. Hübner breaks down leftist arguments from every angle, covering points such as:
…And much more.