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Property, Labor and Ingenuity: General Principle #6

“…and there was not a man to till the ground.” – Genesis 2:5 God created the heavens and the earth, but there was no man to “till the ground”.  God created man, among other reasons, to labor in His garden and care for it.  Not only to care for it, but to “be fruitful, multiply, […]

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General Principles Essay #5

God acted in creation with a definite purpose.  Man, among the rest of creation, was specifically made by God for His pleasure.  Man acts because he is made in the image of God; since God acts, we act.  Secondly, we act because God told us to. “And the Lord God took the man, and put him […]

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General Principles Essay #4

God acted.  “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth”.  Genesis 1:1 God created man in God’s image.  “And God said, Let us make man in our image”  Genesis 1:26a God instructed man to “be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth and subdue it”.  Genesis 1:28b God specifically command man to take action.  […]

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The Starting Point: Essay #3

Man knows nothing apart from the Bible. What can the Bible teach us about economics?  In fact, it does not teach about economics because it is the primary source of knowledge.  The study of economics does not belong to man, nor does the study of anything else.  Knowledge belongs to God.  God has chosen to […]

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The Problem – Essay #2

2 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. – Proverbs 14:2 Unregenerate man has a problem.  If he rejects the God of the Bible and the Bible as God’s revelation to man, then he is stuck with himself.  David W. Norris, The Big Picture: The […]

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Woe to You Who Call Evil Good and Good Evil

  “Thou shalt not steal”  Exodus 20:15 “If a soul sin and commit a trespass against the Lord…in a thing taken by violence…(v.4) Then it shall be, because he hath sinned, and is guilty, he shall restore what he has taken away violently”  Leviticus 6:2-4 The world that rejects the Bible, rejects God and stands […]

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The First Problem: Essay #1

  What do we do about God? The study of any subject must start with something. The study of economics is the investigation of human action. Why do we act?  Because God command us to do so in Genesis 1:28: 28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish […]

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The Worker in the Field

“Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?” Matthew 20:15 The principle of Matthew 20 is clear.  The husbandman of the vineyard employed those who were willing to work for the wages they agreed to.  And that is a good thing. […]

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Zombie Apocalypse

Why is a biblical fundamentalist writing about the Zombie Apocalypse? Keep in mind,  the blog is about economics and the principles the bible teaches that are the foundation for economic thought. The book of Deuteronomy is the history of Israel before they enter into the promised land. Towards the end of the book, God is […]