Question: Why aren’t there enough votes to elect God-honoring candidates? Answer: Because there aren’t enough Christians who understand the basic biblical principles of government. Since the 1976 election, there has been a Christian voting block. Jimmy Carter was the first “Born Again” President. He turned out to be a disappointment. He was pro-abortion, pro-homosexual, and […]
The “public treasury” is money taken from working people. Governments don’t have any money unless they tax people or print money. Both are forms of theft.
Many Christians approach life as if it is made of bits and pieces of unrelated reality. They struggle to see the relationship between seemingly contrasting categories. In fact, Christians often have been taught that the Bible addresses exclusively spiritual issues while some other standard should be used to govern how we should think about secular matters such as law, economics, politics, education, and business.
Judging by the reactions to her death, Margaret Thatcher has proved to be as divisive in her death as she was in her life. Social networking sites were full of some predictably vile abuse, conjured up in the dark recesses of some extremely tasteless minds. Then there was the equally predictable adulation by those who seemed to […]
John Stossel has been a consistent spokesman for free market economics. Thomas Sowell recommends Stossel’s latest book No, They Can’t! as a great Christmas gift. I agree. “It is written with a light touch, but gets across some pretty heavy stuff about economics. The title is a take-off on Obama’s old slogan, ‘Yes, we can!’” […]
More pastors are speaking out on the relationship between the Bible and politics. Unfortunately, some of them are creating a false dichotomy between the gospel and everything else, including politics. The gospel is the first step not the final step in regeneration. That’s why it’s called the “new birth.” The writer of Hebrews calls on […]
The word ‘economics’ is made up of two Greek words: oikos and nomos. House and law. Literally it means, the lawful ordering of a household, whether that household is small or large. Today’s civil officials believe that through legislation that they can break these divine laws. In today’s episode of Vantage Point, Dr. DeMar examines the economic principles behind social security, medicare and obama-care.
Wealthy people get a bum rap. In spite of the higher taxes they already pay, most people are in favor of punishing them for their wealth by taxing them even more. The truth is that wealthy people have made possible many of our modern technological advances as well as creating most people’s jobs. Watch this edition of Vantage Point for a biblical view of wealth and economy.
Pixar’s latest ‘Cars 2’ has critics in a tail spin and speeding away from theater showings. What’s so different from this film and the popular prequel of 2006? On this episode, we have Ben Hodges as a guest reviewer to go in-depth into the first ‘Cars’ film to give us some insights into what might be influencing public opinion of the sequel. Have you seen the earmarks of socialism, and even Marxism in the original ‘Cars’? Ben uncovers these and more on today’s Movieology!
Some claim that the first rule of economics is supply and demand, other insist that it is scarcity. Neither of these answers is correct. Want to find out if you know the correct answer? Watch Vantage Point now to find out!
Many conservatives look to Ayn Rand to help determine their economic policy. Her book “Atlas Shrugged” was influential in the recent Tea Party movement. Rand’s ideologies are not consistent with her atheistic worldview and as Christians we don’t need Rand to form our economic policies. Watch this episode of Vantage Point for a more detailed […]
Can economics be studied from a Christian perspective? Is there a distinctly biblical economics, or is the biblical approach to economic issues only one approach among many? Some might maintain that economics is a “neutral” enterprise where religion in general and Christianity in particular are irrelevant. This, however, is not the Christian view. Economics deals […]
The rich often get a bum rap. Liberals are incensed when it is suggested that “the rich” get any type of tax reduction even though the top 50% of wage earners pay 96% of all income taxes. Since they spend more money, the rich also pay a disproportionate amount in sales, property, entertainment, and excise taxes. Without the rich, most people would not have jobs.
The first computer American Vision purchased cost $7500. It was huge and could only perform a few simple tasks, mostly word processing. The floppy disks were the size of dinner plates and held very little data (360K). Almost overnight, computer prices dropped and performance levels increased dramatically.
The city of Atlanta recently announced that it was going to privatize its parking enforcement. As of November 1, ParkAtlanta, a privately-owned company, took over responsibility for enforcing the city’s parking meters and ticketing, as well as the booting and towing of illegally-parked cars. The seven-year contract guarantees the city a $5.5 million paycheck each year, meaning a $38.5 million boost for the city, in addition to getting rid of the hassles of maintaining its own publicly-funded force. Atlanta is only one of many cities that have recently adopted the private option.
www.GaryNorth.com The gold standard of Byzantium lasted over 1,000 years (325 to 1453). It was a product of Christian civilization. The modern gold standard was a was a product of 19th-century European civilization: part Enlightenment humanism, part Christian, and part Darwinism after 1860). Christianity’s presuppositions 1. God as the source of all law2. Ownership as […]
Folks…I just heard one of the best sermons I’ve ever heard in my life. I was so convicted that I qustioned whether or not to write this blog, or spend the rest of the evening in prayer. Fortunately for you…I’m blogging! Dr. Gary North spoke this morning, (see my previous blog). Following him was Joel […]
Alan Colmes, who co-hosted with Sean Hannity on FOX’s “Hannity and Colmes,” claims that Jesus “believed the rich should give to the poor.” Obama and most of Congress seem to agree. Let’s assume that Colmes’ analysis of Jesus is correct on this point. This is a far cry from saying that productive people should be taxed and that the government should redistribute their income to the less fortunate (Prov. 6:6-11; 13:4, 18; 19:15; 20:13; 21:25-26; 24:30-34; 28:19). A person who refuses to work is not to be assisted: “If anyone will not work, neither let him eat” (2 Thess. 3:10).
What is the first principle of economics? Some economists will claim that it’s supply and demand, while others insist that it’s scarcity or the division of labor. The first principle of economics is “thou shalt not steal.”The word economics is derived from two Greek words: oikos, meaning “house,” and nomos, meaning “law.” Combined we […]