By Gary North
An financial remark 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 marketplace capitalism. it really is anti-socialist. - Gary North:
The essence of democratic socialism is that this re-written model of God's commandment: "Thou shalt no longer thieve, other than via majority vote."
"Economic democracy" is the approach wherein wolves and a sheep vote on what to have for dinner.
Christian socialists and defenders of financial making plans by way of nation 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 unfastened marketplace capitalism.
On the opposite hand, while Christianity rejects the judicial specifics of the Bible, it produces socialism or a few politically run hybrid "middle means" among capitalism and socialism, the place politicians and bureaucrats make the large judgements approximately how people's wealth should be allotted. fiscal progress then slows or is reversed. Always.
Free industry capitalism produces long term financial development. Socialism and middle-way financial interventionism by means of the nation produce poverty and paperwork. in case your target is to maintain terrible humans bad, new release after new release, you want to advertise socialism. yet make sure you name it fiscal democracy for you to 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 observation written through 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 unfastened industry capitalism, i've got the proof to again up my place. My critics -- critics of capitalism -- do not.
The subsequent time you listen anyone say that the Bible teaches something yet unfastened marketplace capitalism, ask her or him which Bible remark demonstrates this. you'll get a clean stare via loads of verbal tap-dancing approximately "the final ethic of the Bible" or "the upholding of the terrible within the Bible." you may be given loads of blah, blah, blah. Blah, blah, blah isn't a sound alternative for biblical exposition.
Fact: There hasn't ever been an expository Bible observation that exhibits that the Bible teaches something except unfastened 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 could, 1973 factor of the Chalcedon Report.
An financial remark at the Bible had by no means been tried ahead of. I talk about purely these passages that relate to economics.
No one sooner than me had ever tried to write down a Bible observation on a particular 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 restricted my writing to 1 essay per thirty days 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 full sequence, 31 volumes, in August 2012.
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Extra info for An Economic Commentary on the Bible
He is therefore sovereign over His creation. I have also decided to re-issue the three original volumes on Exodus as a five-volume set with one title: Authority and Dominion. A. Covenantal Economics in Genesis 1–2 The Book of Genesis is the ﬁrst book in the Pentateuch. It corresponds to point one of the biblical covenant model. What is the biblical covenant model, and how does it manifest itself in the Book of Genesis? We see this relationship best in the ﬁrst two chapters of Genesis. 1. Transcendence/Immanence (Presence)/Sovereignty Chapter 1 of Genesis deals with cosmic personalism.
Fourth, there is the church covenant. God is sovereign over it, and specially present in the sacraments. It has a system of hierarchical authority. Speciﬁc laws govern it. There is a baptismal oath, either explicit (adults) or representative (parents in the name of infants). There is continuity: membership and ordination of oﬃcers. Fifth, there is the civil covenant. God ordains it and governs it. There is hierarchy: a court system. There are civil laws revealed by God. There are oaths: implicit (citizenship) and explicit (magistrates).
Ray R. Sutton, That You May Prosper: Dominion By Covenant, 2nd ed. (Tyler, Texas: Institute for Christian Economics,  1992), ch. ly/rstymp); Gary North, Unconditional Surrender: God’s Program for Victory, 5th ed. (Powder Springs, Georgia: American Vision,  2010), ch. 1. 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.