It's the "love of money" that's the root of all evil (1 Timothy 6:10). And isn't that what "inequality" is really all about? It's "loving" what others have rather than learning to be thankful for what we already have (Hebrews 13:5). Because no matter how dire a person's situation may seem to be, there's always someone else who is even worse off.
Instead of teaching "inequality" these "leaders" should be promoting God's view which says that we should learn to be content with what we have. Instead, the preaching of this truly pagan concept causes people to covet and even lust after what others have.
God's way is for men to work, to proivide for themselves and for their own families. Scripture even goes as far as saying that "he's worse than an infidel who refuses to take care of his family."
Covetousness is the same as idolatry in God's sight (Colossians 3:5). He will pour out His wrath on those who continue to covet the things of others (Colossians 3:6).
Perhaps the most insidious aspect of this whole charade is that by promoting "inequality" government leaders coerce people into turning to them for help in "fixing" what isn't even broken. People should not be looking to men to fix their problems, they should be looking to God.
God is our Provider. God is our Savior. God is our All in all.
When David sinned against God by taking Bathsheba, God sent the prophet Nathan to chastise him and teach him a lesson. God, speaking through Nathan, said that God had given him everything. And even if it was too little, He would have given him more. All he had to do was ask (2 Samuel 12:8). Has God changed since David's day? Of course not.
We can excuse political leaders for playing the "covet thy neighbor's goods" card because very few, if any, of them are actual followers of Christ. So we can expect they'd stir up strife to gain political points. But somebody who claims to be a leader of a "church" ought to stop behaving as a pawn of the devil and follow God's Word.
Or is that expecting too much?
Jesus Himself said we'd always have the poor with us (Matthew 26:11). In other words, what pagans call "inequality" is nothing more than the difference between the poor and the not poor. A result of sin.
God's people are obligated to care for the poor (Mark 14:7; Hebrews 13:16). We should embrace caring for the poor and love caring for them as a way to express our love for Jesus along with our love for our fellow human beings (Matthew 25:40). But the world's idea of trying to fix "inequality" means stealing from those who have to give to those who don't have. That "Robin Hoodish" mentality may appeal to someone's flesh, but it's still just theft.
The writer of Hebrews tells us the following: "Let your conversation (manner of living) be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me." Hebrews 13:5-6
That's the wisdom from heaven. Not what men attempt to do in hopes of winning elections.
It's sad that the leader of the Roman Catholic Church rejects the Word of God once again to embrace the world and its ways. But what can we expect from someone who claims to be the "vicar" of Christ. Sorry, Francis, but we're not supposed to love the world or its ways because anyone who does that makes themselves the enemies of God (James 4:4).
But if Francis wants to set a real example, why doesn't he follow Jesus' teaching which He gave to the rich young ruler? A principle of the Kingdom that's intended for all of.
Luke 18:22-25 Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me. (23) And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich. (24) And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! (25) For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
How many billions of dollars does the Roman Catholic church have hidden away in real estate, investments, etc? Wouldn't it be wiser to divest themselves of the worldly goods and use them to help bring an end to "inequality"? But, of course, that will never happen because it's not about really solving anything. It's just a way for governments and organizations like the Roman Catholic to coerce people into giving more money using guilt as the catalyst.
The saddest part of all is that so few people will read God's Word for themselves. So instead they become hostages to religious leaders who seem to have no shame in leading people astray. How the enemy must cackle when he considers how many people will fall for any lies that lead people away from the Truth in Jesus Christ.
But God is not mocked, we reap what we sow. Sow to the wind and reap the whirlwind (Galatians 6:7-8; Hosea 8:7).