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“Catch and Release” Has New Meaning

Pima County Arizona has a new twist on “catch and release”. Instead of fish, criminals will now be “caught and released” at the taxpayer’s expense.  Under the guise of fiscal responsibility, Pima County taxpayers will now pay the bond for individuals arrested for specific crimes.  Instead of the individual arrested, or their agent (bail bonds […]

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Fundamentals of Economics

Essay #14 Nimrod’s Land of Shinar

The land of Shinar was vile and it’s first king would be a theological type of anti-christ:  A despot,  representing himself as the messiah/savior,  promoting a false gospel/religion, harshly discriminating those who reject him and compelling obedience by force from those who follow him. Using his false gospel as a tool of manipulation or outright […]

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Essay #28 Moses

How is a civilization to grow or a people to become a great nation when they do not know the God who created them, and they succumb to the nature of the human heart? “The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked: who can know it?”.  Jeremiah 17:9. Without rules and the authority […]

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Dr. Tony Evans: Your Bad Theology is Bad Economics

The greatest problem individuals face today is sin.  It has not changed in 6000 years.  The greatest challenge the church faces today is remaining true to God’s word.  This has not changed in 2000 years.  Perverting God’s Word to fit the times is sin. “To whom much is given, much will be expected (my paraphrase)” […]

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Essay#11 Nimrod “Mighty Hunter In/Upon the Earth”

Nimrod is characterized in Genesis 10:8 and in I Chronicles 4:10 in the same way, “he began to be a mighty one in the earth” in Genesis 10:5 and “he began to be a mighty one upon the earth” in I Chronicles 4:10. The english word mighty is translated from over twenty different Hebrew words according […]

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Essay #25 Civil Order and the Children of Heth

Heth is 3rd generation post-flood.  His descendants in Genesis 23 had developed an orderly economic system.  By establishing private property and laws to protect private property, the Hethites were able to buy and sell property without fear of theft. Removing theft from the concern allows for a fruitful civilization.  Instead of devoting energy to being […]

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Essay #24: The Import of Sarah’s Tomb

From God’s Word, we know: God created the world (property) and all that is in it and gave it to man to use for man’s best interest and God’s glory. God instructed Adam to be “fruitful, multiply, replenish, have dominion”. Man’s disobeyed God by eating from the tree of life.  Sin permeates and corrupts the […]

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Fundamentals of Economics

Essay #23 Law, Property and Sarah’s Tomb

Moving forward in the timeline we see more examples of man obeying God’s command to be “fruitful, multiple, replenish and subdue”.  The genealogies of Genesis show that the individuals that received the direct command, Adam and Noah, were still living when their descendants fulfilled the command.  It is reasonable to assume that the command was […]

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Essay #21: Sarah’s Tomb (Part II)

    God has promised the land of Canaan to Abraham and his descendants, but Abraham addresses the children of Heth, who are living is the particular area within Canaan, asking them to provide a place for Sarah’s burial. It is important to review the history of the land and God’s direction to mankind before […]

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Essay #20: Sarah’s Tomb

“I am a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me a possession of a buryingplace with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight”. Genesis 23:4 Sarah has died.  Abraham wants to be respectful of his wife and bury her, but he has a problem.  He is a stranger in the […]