In the many years since socialism entered English around 1830, it has acquired several different meanings. It refers to a system of social organization in which private property and the distribution of income are subject to social control, but the conception of that control has varied, and the term has been interpreted in widely diverging ways, ranging from statist to libertarian, from Marxist to liberal. In the modern era, "pure" socialism has been seen only rarely and usually briefly in a few Communist regimes. Far more common are systems of social democracy , now often referred to as democratic socialism , in which extensive state regulation, with limited state ownership, has been employed by democratically elected governments (as in Sweden and Denmark) in the belief that it produces a fair distribution of income without impairing economic growth.
Contrary to the deadly philosophy of eugenics, every human person has eternal value in God’s sight and has been created ‘in the image of God’ ( Genesis 1:26–27 ). God also explicitly forbade murder ( Exodus 20:13 ), or intentional killing of innocent humans. Indeed, God so loved humanity that He sent His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to die on the Cross to save us from sin ( John 3:16–17 ), and to transform us into the image of His Son when we believe on Him ( Romans 8:29 ; 2 Corinthians 3:18 ). In Jesus , the Second Person of the Trinity took on human nature ( Hebrews 2:14 ), becoming the Last Adam ( 1 Corinthians 15:45 ), thus becoming the (kinsman-) Redeemer ( Isaiah 59:20 ) of the race of the first man, Adam.