By Gary North
An fiscal 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 unfastened marketplace capitalism. it's 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 way of majority vote."
"Economic democracy" is the method 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 truly 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 approach" among capitalism and socialism, the place politicians and bureaucrats make the large judgements approximately how people's wealth may be allotted. financial development then slows or is reversed. Always.
Free marketplace capitalism produces long term fiscal development. Socialism and middle-way fiscal interventionism via the country produce poverty and paperwork. in case your objective is to maintain terrible humans terrible, iteration after new release, you might want to advertise socialism. yet ensure that you do name it financial democracy so that it 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 have now but to work out a unmarried Bible remark written by means 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 an individual say that the Bible teaches whatever yet unfastened marketplace capitalism, ask her or him which Bible remark demonstrates this. you'll get a clean stare by way of loads of verbal tap-dancing approximately "the final ethic of the Bible" or "the upholding of the negative within the Bible." you may be given loads of blah, blah, blah. Blah, blah, blah isn't really a legitimate alternative for biblical exposition.
Fact: There hasn't ever been an expository Bible statement that indicates 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 fiscal observation at the Bible had by no means been tried sooner than. I speak about in simple terms these passages that relate to economics.
No one earlier than me had ever tried to write down a Bible remark on a particular educational self-discipline. i am hoping mine turns into a version for others.
I have persisted engaged on this undertaking ever considering. I restricted my writing to 1 essay per 30 days from 1973 to 1976. starting in the summertime of 1977, i started operating 10 hours every week, 50 weeks consistent with yr in this project.
I wanted each minute.
I accomplished the posting of the complete sequence, 31 volumes, in August 2012.
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An Economic Commentary on the Bible by Gary North