By Gary North
An financial 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 unfastened 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 by means of 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 by means of country bureaucrats deeply resent this interpretation in their moral place. They resent it simply because it really is accurate.
When Christianity adheres to the judicial specifics of the Bible, it produces loose marketplace capitalism.
On the opposite hand, whilst Christianity rejects the judicial specifics of the Bible, it produces socialism or a few politically run hybrid "middle manner" among capitalism and socialism, the place politicians and bureaucrats make the large judgements approximately how people's wealth should be allotted. financial development then slows or is reversed. Always.
Free industry capitalism produces long term fiscal progress. Socialism and middle-way monetary interventionism through the nation produce poverty and paperwork. in the event that your target is to maintain bad humans terrible, iteration after iteration, you might want to advertise socialism. yet make sure to name it fiscal democracy for you to idiot the voters.
The Bible is an anti-socialist rfile. Socialist propagandists for over 4 centuries have claimed that the Bible teaches socialism, yet we've got but to work out a unmarried Bible observation written via 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 unavoidably produces loose marketplace capitalism, i've got the facts to again up my place. My critics -- critics of capitalism -- do not.
The subsequent time you pay attention a person say that the Bible teaches something yet unfastened industry 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 can be given loads of blah, blah, blah. Blah, blah, blah isn't really a legitimate replacement for biblical exposition.
Fact: There hasn't ever been an expository Bible observation that exhibits that the Bible teaches something except loose industry capitalism.
Beginning in April, 1973, i started writing a verse-by-verse observation at the economics of the Bible. the 1st essay, on Genesis 1:26-28, seemed within the may possibly, 1973 factor of the Chalcedon Report.
An monetary observation at the Bible had by no means been tried ahead of. I talk about merely these passages that relate to economics.
No one prior to 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 endured engaged on this undertaking ever due to the fact. I restricted my writing to 1 essay monthly from 1973 to 1976. starting in the summertime of 1977, i started operating 10 hours a week, 50 weeks consistent with yr in this project.
I wanted each minute.
I accomplished the posting of the total sequence, 31 volumes, in August 2012.
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8 Cosmic Personalism (Gen. 1:1) 9 ator, all things are sustained. The doctrine of creation is directly linked to the doctrine of providence. From beginning to end, the created world bears the mark of God’s handiwork. “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the ﬁrmament sheweth his handiwork” (Ps. 19:1). God did not create a self-sustaining universe that is now left to operate in terms of autonomous laws of nature. The universe is not a giant mechanism, like a clock, which God created and wound up at the beginning of time.
96. 30. R. K. Harrison, Leviticus: An Introduction and Commentary (Downers Grove, Illinois: Inter-Varsity, Press, 1980), p. 14. 31. Jacob Milgrom, “The Biblical Diet Laws As an Ethical System: Food and Faith,” Interpretation, XVII (1963), p. 295. 32. Gary North, Sanctions and Dominion: An Economic Commentary on Numbers, 2nd ed. (Dallas, Georgia: Point Five Press,  2012). 33. Sutton, That You May Prosper, ch. 4. North, Unconditional Surrender, ch. 4. 34. Open Bible, p. 127. General Introduction doorway to the land of Canaan.
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