I hope you will read this as old as this thread is. There was nothing remotely Marxist about the early Christian Church. Marxists don't ask for your money. They take it. They claim it is for your own good but they don't ask you if you agree. (Who does that sound like? Oh yeah, modern day Liberals.) The early Christians are said to have been "together and had all things in common;
"45and they began selling their property and possessions and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need."
Acts 2 NASB
There is no similarity between the early Christians sharing with each other voluntarily out of love and the forcible confiscation and redistribution of wealth by the state. That is actually what the tax collectors did in those days and our modern day tax collectors (The U.S. Congress) are about as corrupt as the tax collctors back then.
Do you have any idea how small a percentage of our tax dollars actually come back to our communities for social welfare? It is so small that sending our money to Washington must surely be a violation of God's command for us to be good stewards of the resources He has given us.