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Theonomy and Economics

If we accept the basic idea of "Theonomy," that God's Law (not man's) should govern human life, and that God's Law is found in all the Scriptures (not just the writings of the apostles), then one of the most important questions we can ask is, What does God's Law say about Economics?

"Economics" comes from two Greek words which mean "the management of a home." Everyone has a home. We spend 8 or more hours a day working to provide for that home. Economics is basic to human existence.

And most of our economic lives are dominated by MONEY, our economic medium of exchange. Rather than trying to directly exchage my apples for someone else's oranges, I engage in indirect trade through a medium of exchange.

But what happens when the medium of exchange is not honest? Every purchase involves theft.

America's medium of exchange is not honest. The words "In God We Trust" on our coins does not change their fundamentally fraudulent character.

Take a dime or quarter out of your pocket. Notice the orange around the edge? These coins used to be silver, as required by the U.S. Constitution. Now they are copper. But they are plated with nickel to make people think they are worth as much as they were when they were silver. Is this honest? Why the change from silver to copper? Who benefits from this change? Have you ever thought about these questions? I think you'll be surprised at the answers. And I think you'll be surprised to find out how much the Bible talks about these issues.

Most sermons don't address these issues, yet they clearly affect 90% of everybody's working day.

Click here for God's Law on Money.

Gary North's Honest Money

Cleansing the Home  | | The Ungodliest Man in the World!   | | God's Law Concerning Money    | | Usury and Unabombers   | | What About Borrowing?  | | "The Evils of Capitalism" -- Wrong Enemy  | | FRACTIONAL RESERVE BANKING AND VIOLENCE  | | Getting out of Paper  | | A Purified Life  | | The Freemen of Montana | | For Further Reading

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