Christ on Economics

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Why Should Christians Care About Economics?

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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

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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 [‘slackerswho 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. 73Prov 24: 19-20Ezek. 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]



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