Why Christian Capitalism is an Oxymoron

Pastor Paul J Bern
7 min readDec 11, 2019

A Prophecy Against Religious Capitalists and Their Hypocritical Fasting and Praying

(Isaiah 58, verses 1–8) by Minister Paul J. Bern

Like yourselves, I have been hearing about or watching — for as long as I can stand it — the political stupidity and childish fits of rage in Washington, DC with growing dismay. No matter what TV or radio channel you watch the most, all we see are a bunch of spoiled children who are posing as our Congressional representatives with incessant sets of demands that president Trump must be impeached, and under questionable pretext. Whether Donald Trump should be impeached or not is not the subject of this week’s commentary. There is substantial argument on both sides that the other is wrong by attempting to impeach Trump. Yet there is still some argument that he should not remain as the leader of the ‘free world’ of 1st world nations.

For example, the forcible separation of school-age children from their parents at the US-Mexican border earlier this year has incensed me to no end. I was once a foster kid in my youth, and the abuse I endured during that time in my life has left me with a case of PTSD as well as being bipolar. So when I saw the video’s of little children being forcibly removed from the loving arms of their parents, I saw a reflection of what it must have been like when I was placed in foster care as a little child. But even this is insufficient evidence for an impeachment. The Trump administration’s handling of this crisis at our southern border was grossly misguided, that is definitely true and I’m not arguing against that. But the sum total of Trump’s presidential accomplishments (such as the recent trade agreement between Canada, the US, and Mexico that effectively replaces NAFTA) have, in my view, been great accomplishments.

It has become abundantly clear ever since president Trump’s inauguration day in January 2017 that the majority of those in Congress who want Trump impeached are doing so for purely political reasons. As the following verses indicate, the most religious and most prayerful people had better watch out for the way they govern, pray and fast, lest God reject those prayers, their “tithes”. Let me give you an example of what the prophet Isaiah wrote about 850BC or so…

Pastor Paul J Bern

Rev. Paul J. Bern is a Web pastor and blogger on The Social Gospel Blog on Medium, Wordpress and others. Longtime Atlanta Ga. resident; stroke survivor, coach