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Why Should Christians Care About Economics?
Five Reasons Why Christians Should Care About Economics
1. The Bible Deals with Economic Issues [hundreds of times]
2. Economics Helps Us Understand the Public Square [see #5 below]
3. Economics Expands Our Model of Discipleship
4. Economics Enhances Our Theology of Work
5. Economics Illuminates the Theological Implications of Politics [with which the Bible also deals often]
12 theses for a Christian understanding of economics
[Dr.] Walter Williams [and Dr. Thomas Sowell ] explains why capitalism is moral in 5 minutes
[Both Drs., btw, are black American heroes .]
Shelving the ‘Greed Myth’ and other economic illusions
Freedom is key to creating wealth, prosperity
Defending the free market
Bible doesn’t command wealth redistribution, presenters say at theological meeting
“Is there such a thing as a distinctively Christian economics? Yes…
Throughout the book of Proverbs a strong emphasis is placed on the validity of honest labor and its many rewards. “A slack hand causes poverty,but the hand of the diligent makes rich.” (10:4). Even more emphatically, “He who is slack in his work is a brother to him who destroys.” (18:9)…
Why, then, should wealth be [redistributed socialistically] to the ungodly [‘slackers‘ who refuse to work]?…
[Throughout the Old Testament, m]en are [also] warned against envying the prosperity of the [wealthy], for the end of such prosperity is destruction [Ps. 73; Prov 24: 19-20; Ezek. 16:49.].
[In the New Testament,] Jesus claimed that he was engaged in the fulfilling of the law of the Old Testament (Matt. 5: 17)… He assumed that the Old Testament provisions are valid in practice… Jesus [therefore was] not a social reformer with a social message. The message he had was… within the traditional framework of the Old Testament [capitalistic] economy. Any systematic teaching by Jesus on economic matters is limited almost exclusively to the economic framework of his spiritual parables. These are generally conservative in their outline: first, private property is affirmed in them; second, men are encouraged to add to their wealth.“
Christian Economics [Audio]