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Approaching Jericho

God has given the nation Israel all they need to “be fruitful, multiple, replenish and subdue”.  To mankind the principles of production (intellect, property and labor)  and the foundation of civil authority that secures the liberty to use the principles were given.  He has given them the Law that expanded their knowledge of God and […]

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Essay #29 Deuternonomy

There are 959 verses in Deuteronomy. By my count there are over 125 verses, plus the entire 13th chapter, that warn the nation of Israel not be like the nations in Canaan. Deuteronomy can be broken into distinct sets of ideas:  What God has done for Israel, how Israel responded (both good and bad), how […]

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Taxation is Theft

Taxation is theft. There is only one morally righteous tax and that is a tax necessary to fund the protection of property.  Property is broadly defined and would include life, liberty, intellect, labor etc.  Property is the stuff that individuals are born with and acquire over time through inheritance, gift or exchange.  Any other property […]

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Popish Foolery

Pope Francis’ Fratelli Tutti challenges biblical authority, rejects revelation dictating human action (economics) and replaces God’s principles with totalitarianism. The church of Revelation 17 and political economy of Revelation 18 joined hand in hand. The thesis of Fratelli Tutti is the need to remold human society in the bounds of love and social concern.  The […]

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Essay #12 Nimrod “Might Hunter In/Upon the Earth” Part III

What do we know about Nimrod?  First, he is a sinner.  After the fall of man, there are only two types of humans; sinners and sinners who found grace in God’s eyes. After falling from their estate, God promised to Adam and Eve, that He would  “And I will put enmity between thee and the […]

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The Inferior Nature of Taxpayer Education

How is the quality of education improved? There is only one way improving the quality, availability and cost of any economic good and that is through the voluntary interaction between of individual suppliers and individual consumers. Consequently, the only way to improve the quality of education, while simultaneously increasing the availability and decreasing the cost […]

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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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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 #8 Noah

“And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” (Genesis 6:5)  The pre-flood civilizations obeyed God’s commandment to be “fruitful, multiple, replenish and subdue” (Genesis 1:28) and flourished.  They developed agriculture, material science, engineering and the arts […]

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Essay #6: Property

The difficulty in studying economics is most of the literature is written by unregenerate individuals.  As with the study of any academic discipline, the born again individual needs to use discernment. The unregenerate man is at enmity with God (Romans 8:7) and their understanding is darkened (Ephesians 4:18).  While the individual author may elucidate foundational […]