"What happened to Part II?" you ask. Well the last post was supposed to be Part II, I just forgot to title it that way. Welcome to Part III.
So God is a liberal? Well, yes. Conservatives complain about liberals trying to social engineer society through government. Did you know that the God of the Bible did the same thing? For example, the Year Of Jubilee. The book of Leviticus, chapter 25 explains all about it. When some people would become poor, they would have to sell their land in order to make enough money to survive. But every 50 years the land was returned to them -- free!!! It was a Jubilee!!! A time of rejoicing. They got to start their lives over again. If you've ever seen the movie, "Fight Club," you'll notice the same idea: They were going to blow up the buildings of the credit card companies, so that everybody's debt was erased, and they all got to start at zero, again. God had the same idea, 0nly a lot sooner, and without the hassle of blowing up a lot of buildings (though not as much fun).
Of course, this isn't all that God did to try to engineer society. He also made charity a law. Leviticus 19:9 and 23:22 explain that farmers (which was just about everybody in an agrarian society) were not allowed to harvest all of their crops. They had to leave the corners and edges of their fields for the poor to be able to gather food for themselves.
There was more: God commanded (in Deuternomy 15) that everyone's debts were to be cancelled every seven years. Whoah!!! Wouldn't most of us like to see that these days!
So obviously, God thought society should making looking out for the poor a high priority. And it wasn't just society in Israel. In Ezekiel 16:49, we are told that Sodom was destroyed -- not because of homosexuality -- but because Sodom "did not aid the poor and needy." Whoah!!! Now that's a warning we need to hear in this country! How do all the televangelists miss that, eh?
If we look throughout the prophets and Psalms, we find that justice is measured by how much the poor and needy are taken care of.
This carries over into the New Testament. Not only do we find Jesus healing people for free, and feeding them when they are hungry, but when the first church in Jerusalem is formed, it is a commune, where everyone shares everything in common, and nobody goes without (Acts 2:44-45)
So, if social engineering so that the poor are taken care of is a liberal idea, then by all means, God is a Liberal!!!