By Gary North
An monetary statement at the Bible, a 31-volume exposition in a single e-book:
(Pre-published model, non-proofread with personalized cover.)
Genesis (2 vols.)
Exodus (6 vols.)
Leviticus (4 vols.)
Numbers (1 volume)
Deuteronomy (4 vols.)
The Bible mandates loose industry capitalism. it truly is anti-socialist. - Gary North:
The essence of democratic socialism is that this re-written model of God's commandment: "Thou shalt no longer scouse borrow, other than via majority vote."
"Economic democracy" is the procedure wherein wolves and a sheep vote on what to have for dinner.
Christian socialists and defenders of financial making plans through nation bureaucrats deeply resent this interpretation in their moral place. They resent it simply because it is accurate.
When Christianity adheres to the judicial specifics of the Bible, it produces unfastened industry capitalism.
On the opposite hand, while Christianity rejects the judicial specifics of the Bible, it produces socialism or a few politically run hybrid "middle approach" among capitalism and socialism, the place politicians and bureaucrats make the massive judgements approximately how people's wealth might be allotted. fiscal development then slows or is reversed. Always.
Free industry capitalism produces long term monetary progress. Socialism and middle-way monetary interventionism via the country produce poverty and paperwork. in the event that your target is to maintain terrible humans negative, iteration after new release, you need to advertise socialism. yet make sure you name it monetary democracy which will idiot the voters.
The Bible is an anti-socialist record. Socialist propagandists for over 4 centuries have claimed that the Bible teaches socialism, yet we now have but to determine a unmarried Bible statement written by way of a socialist. If the Bible teaches socialism, the place is the expository evidence?
When I say that the Bible mandates an ethical and felony social order that necessarily produces loose industry capitalism, i've got the facts to again up my place. My critics -- critics of capitalism -- do not.
The subsequent time you pay attention anyone say that the Bible teaches whatever yet loose marketplace capitalism, ask her or him which Bible remark demonstrates this. you'll get a clean stare by means of loads of verbal tap-dancing approximately "the final ethic of the Bible" or "the upholding of the negative within the Bible." you'll be given loads of blah, blah, blah. Blah, blah, blah isn't really a sound alternative for biblical exposition.
Fact: There hasn't ever been an expository Bible observation that indicates that the Bible teaches whatever except loose industry capitalism.
Beginning in April, 1973, i started writing a verse-by-verse statement at the economics of the Bible. the 1st essay, on Genesis 1:26-28, seemed within the may well, 1973 factor of the Chalcedon Report.
An monetary observation at the Bible had by no means been tried sooner than. I talk about purely these passages that relate to economics.
No one sooner than me had ever tried to put in writing a Bible observation on a selected educational self-discipline. i'm hoping mine turns into a version for others.
I have persevered engaged on this undertaking ever for the reason that. I constrained my writing to 1 essay per thirty days from 1973 to 1976. starting in the summertime of 1977, i started operating 10 hours every week, 50 weeks in keeping with yr in this project.
I wanted each minute.
I accomplished the posting of the full sequence, 31 volumes, in August 2012.
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Gary North, Authority and Dominion: An Economic Commentary on Exodus (Dallas, Georgia: Point Five Press, 2012), Part 1, Representation and Dominion (1985), pp. 2–5. 5. Norman Cohn, The Pursuit of the Millennium: Revolutionary messianism in medieval and Reformation Europe and its bearing on modern totalitarian movements, 2nd ed. (New York: Harper Torchbook,  1961). 4 SOVEREIGNTY AND D OMINION God’s revelation, God’s law (Gen. ; 2:15–17). This same calling, after the fall, was required of the godly line, and in Noah it was formally renewed (Gen.
33:6). God created the universe by ﬁat, meaning by the power of His command. Speaking of the Second Person of the Trinity, Paul wrote: Who is the image of the invisible God, the ﬁrstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist (Col. 1:15– 17). The Revised Standard Version (RSV) translates this latter phrase, “all things are held together in him,” and the Berkeley Version concurs: “.
Because God is the only creator, He is the original owner. We read in the Psalms that the cattle on a thousand hills belong to God. “For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills” (Psalm 50:10). This does not mean that the cattle on the hill 1,001 belong to somebody else. God owns the cattle, 2. Cornelius Van Til, A Christian Theory of Knowledge (Nutley, New Jersey: Presbyterian & Reformed, 1969), p. 28. “All facts of history are what they are ultimately because of what God intends and makes them to be.
An Economic Commentary on the Bible by Gary North