By Gary North
An monetary statement at the Bible, a 31-volume exposition in a single e-book:
(Pre-published model, non-proofread with customized cover.)
Genesis (2 vols.)
Exodus (6 vols.)
Leviticus (4 vols.)
Numbers (1 volume)
Deuteronomy (4 vols.)
The Bible mandates loose 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 now not thieve, other than through 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 country 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 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 method" among capitalism and socialism, the place politicians and bureaucrats make the large judgements approximately how people's wealth may be allotted. monetary progress then slows or is reversed. Always.
Free industry capitalism produces long term fiscal progress. Socialism and middle-way monetary interventionism by way of the country produce poverty and paperwork. in the event that your aim is to maintain terrible humans bad, iteration after iteration, you need to advertise socialism. yet ensure that you do name it financial democracy in an effort 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 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 marketplace capitalism, i've got the proof to again up my place. My critics -- critics of capitalism -- do not.
The subsequent time you pay attention somebody 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 via loads of verbal tap-dancing approximately "the final ethic of the Bible" or "the upholding of the terrible within the Bible." you'll be given loads of blah, blah, blah. Blah, blah, blah isn't a legitimate replacement for biblical exposition.
Fact: There hasn't ever been an expository Bible remark that indicates that the Bible teaches something except unfastened marketplace 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 perhaps, 1973 factor of the Chalcedon Report.
An financial observation at the Bible had by no means been tried sooner than. I speak about in basic terms these passages that relate to economics.
No one earlier 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 endured engaged on this venture ever because. I constrained my writing to 1 essay monthly from 1973 to 1976. starting in the summertime of 1977, i started operating 10 hours every week, 50 weeks in line with 12 months in this project.
I wanted each minute.
I accomplished the posting of the total sequence, 31 volumes, in August 2012.
Written by way of Gary North
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An Economic Commentary on the Bible by Gary North