Social Security is Welfare
Social Security is Welfare. All federal welfare laws are in Title 42 of the United States Code.
Don’t confuse charity with giving away things. First Corinthians 13:3.
Don’t confuse government welfare systems with charity. One is done by forcing your neighbors to give; the other is done with love. It is your duty to love your neighbor and be your brother’s keeper.
Forcing your neighbor to give is not charity — it is socialism. No form of collectivism can recognize individual rights. If the neighbor cannot give, then their bank account will be seized, their wages garnished, they will be evicted from their home by brutal force and their home sold to collect the tax. This is force, not love.
Learn to spot the difference between love and violence.
Paul repeated King David’s warning that government charity would be a snare to trap you. Romans 11:9, repeating Psalm 69:22.
- Romans 11:9 “And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them:”
- Psalm 69:22 “Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap.”
In Genesis 3:19 the unchanging Lord of the Bible requires you to earn your bread from the sweat of your face.
This principle was still true when Abraham Lincoln gave his second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865:
“It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God’s assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men’s faces…”
That’s right. Forced welfare contributions are just as immoral as slavery. Welfare and slavery are the same thing. It is using laws to force others to provide you with the fruits of another man’s labor. If you expect others to provide what you want, then you are as corrupt as a slave owner. Bullies who want to force their will on others (by slavery or by vote) have always ganged up together and used fascism to dominate others.