By Gary North
An monetary observation 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 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 thieve, 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 means of kingdom 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 unfastened 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 method" among capitalism and socialism, the place politicians and bureaucrats make the large judgements approximately how people's wealth could be allotted. financial development then slows or is reversed. Always.
Free industry capitalism produces long term financial development. Socialism and middle-way monetary interventionism by means of the country produce poverty and paperwork. in case your objective is to maintain negative humans bad, new release after iteration, you need to advertise socialism. yet make sure to name it monetary democracy which will 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 now have but to work out a unmarried Bible observation 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 criminal social order that unavoidably produces loose industry 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 observation 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 bad within the Bible." you can 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 remark that indicates that the Bible teaches something except loose marketplace 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 fiscal remark at the Bible had by no means been tried ahead of. I speak about purely 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 due to the fact that. I constrained my writing to at least one 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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This series is a commentary. It should be useful for those biblical scholars who are simply trying to exegete a passage for its inherent meaning, and not just for those who are seeking strictly economic information. I discovered early in my research on this topic that conventional commentaries are almost devoid of economic insight, and for some verses, the economic ignorance of the writers has proved a stumbling block. They have missed the point entirely in a few cases—not simply the economic aspects of a particular verse, but the major point of the verse (when the point happens to be primarily economic).
There is purpose in the universe. God is in charge of this purpose, and He directed this purpose toward mankind, who is made in His image (v. 26). This may sound like needless theoretical speculation, but it applies to our daily aﬀairs. The Bible tells us that man, as the image of God, is placed in authority over the earth. 8 For now, the important thing to un7. Gary North, Priorities and Dominion: An Economic Commentary on Matthew, 2nd ed. (Dallas, Georgia: Point Five Press,  2012), chaps.
It is God, and God alone, who possesses this exhaustive system of interpretation. The quest for exhaustive knowledge is demonic. It tempts man to surpass the limits of his creaturely status. ” This is why we need God’s revelation of Himself in the Bible to achieve accurate, though not exhaustive, knowledge of His creation. The Bible provides the necessary corrective information, an interpretative context for studying and understanding the creation. The Bible’s revelation keeps us from “going oﬀ the deep end” in endless speculation about the inconceivable—inconceivable for man, that is.