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Capitalism is Not a Christian World View 4

Posted on December 19, 2010 by Alexander

Capitalism is not part of Christian discipleship

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It seems that every conservative Christian I meet thinks that capitalism is congruent with Christianity. It is not. Neither is communism for that matter. My step father once made this argument regarding Christianity and Communism.  But there is a significant difference.  In Communism the state owns everything and decides how to distribute it all.  But in Christianity, God owns everything and has given us stewardship responsibility of the things He gives us. We have the freedom in that stewardship to do with those things as we decide.

Which brings us back to Capitalism.  It is argued by some Christians that we should be capitalists so we have more to pass on to others.   It would seem from the parable of the talents (Matt. 25:14-30) that the Lord rewards those who increased their talents, particularly in verse 28 when He gave the one talent from the slothful servant to the one who had earned 10 talents.  But as stewards of the Lord’s wealth we are free to do what we want with it.   Consider what Peter said to Ananias and Sapphira when they sold their property and pretended to give it all to the apostles: Read the rest of this entry →

Iceland Revisited 2

Posted on August 28, 2010 by Alexander

Economic Volcano

I had made reference to the economic situation in Iceland in the  3 posts, beginning with “The Elephant in the Room” ,  followed by, “Integrity Amidst Corporate Evil“, then again with “Ethics or Morals“.   I never felt that I have done justice to the reason for mentioning Iceland in all those posts.

So, in this post, I want to share where I got my information so you can read on this further.  The main point, is that the 14 trillion dollar American debt is a fraud forced on the American people that does not belong to the American people and should not be paid.  Some of the debt is legitimate, but most is not.  The people of Iceland refused to pay a similar fraud foisted upon them, as well.

I first came across this story in an article by R.D Bradshaw who has been writing a series called, “The Goldsmiths” for the Gold Seek website.  Mr. Bradshaw has been explaining the actions of the banking cabal throughout this series.  The discussion on Iceland is found in his post # CXXXVII.  After reading so much about the banking/corporate control of nations through the economy that was discouraging, I found this lengthy post to be hopeful. Read the rest of this entry →

Integrity Amidst Corporate Evil 4

Posted on August 01, 2010 by Alexander

Making our job disconnected from the aftermath of the industry does not make us innocent.

Just Doing My Job

When I posted the last blog on the unethical monetary system that the government has forced upon us by federal law, I knew I was not finished on the topic. I addressed the theft of the Federal Reserve banking system of “loaning” money that they did not have and charging interest on non existent funds. My point was that we, the American people, do not owe this 14 trillion dollar debt, and that we should deny it and refuse to pay it. What I need to finish is our individual responsibility towards God to live ethically and not to participate in an unethical system, even though we are compelled by “law” to do so.

In a recent broadcast of the Katherine Albrecht show, Dr Marc Edwards shared how he had exposed the cover up of lead in the water of the Washington DC water supply by the CDC and EPA.     Dr. Albrecht asked him how they could try cover up the contamination of the water which poisons the people of DC?   His answer showed great compassion.   These bureaucracies are staffed with people whose jobs are compartmentalized and separated from one another.  Each person was just doing their job which did not reveal to them the big picture of the consequences of their job. His answer made me realize that atrocities over the world occur because of the multitude of people who are “just doing their jobs” without knowing what the ultimate consequence of their jobs are causing.

I had always wondered how a “Christian” nation such as Germany could allow the holocaust and World War II to devastate Europe.    There were notable exceptions, of course, such as the family of Anne Frank and Raoul Wallenberg, who defied the laws of the land by harboring and safeguarding Jews from the Nazi’s.   But the majority of Germans who called themselves Christians obeyed the “laws” of the land.   They may have objected to the atrocities that they knew about, but did nothing to resist it because they were not directly responsible for those atrocities.   Instead, they were good tax paying Germans who only were doing their jobs.   And from their point of view, their jobs were not harming anyone. Read the rest of this entry →

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