How many times have you heard the claim that Jesus cared about the poor and condemned the rich, so He must have been a socialist? It’s one of those claims that have a superficial appearance of reasonableness. Until the facts about Jesus and socialism are known, that is.
A related myth here is that the early Christians “owned everything in common” and that made them socialists as well. But, as Joseph Backholm of the Colson Center makes clear in the following video, Jesus never advocated forced charity and the early Christians shared their worldly goods because they chose to do so, not because they were commanded to do it:
WELL, WHY NOT NOW?