Screenshot_20191006-163727~2White Christian America is deeply entrenched in the Protestant Work ethic…and materialism. This work ethic is based on the very un-Biblical theological idea called Pre-Destinationism.

Pre-Destinationism is the idea that if you work hard, store up material wealth and are frugal…that your material success is an indication given from God that you are ”pre-destined” for heaven.

This widespread practice lead to the vast capital reserves necessary for developing the immense industrialization of the West. It is at the root of Capitalism and it’s attendant destructive practices, materialism and greed.

Yet, White American Christians erronously envision Jesus as being an industrious small business owner…a private contractor/carpenter.

Jesus renounced the world, greed and the hoarding of wealth. He became a homeless man…the greatest homeless man who ever lived.

He instructed his followers to renounce wealth, to share all they had and to show compassion on the poor/socially ostracized. To unite with these…

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Author: nonviolentchristians

Jon Kauffman graduated from Goshen College, earning a BA in Religion. Jon attended a Mennonite Church while growing up and currently attends the Salvation Army Church. Jon works as a drafter at TrueNorth Steel, Fargo, ND.

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