Scriptonomics: Part Two

THE ROLE OF MORALITY IN ECOMONICS

As promised, we now finish our synopsis of Biblical economics by considering the important role played by morality in this issue.  In the previous article I outlined those very few and simple things that a government should do in order to set the stage for economic blessing; in this article we’ll take a look at the best way of ensuring that it actually occurs. Continue reading

Scriptonomics: Part One

THE GOVERNMENT’S ROLE IN ECONOMICS

As Europe shudders with the death throes of its client economies, it is hard to imagine a better time for us than now in which to take a look at those ingredients that are most likely to bring a sound and bountiful economy to a people, for if we in America do not soon alter course, we will in short order follow our friends into the ruin brought on by that modern economic thought so deeply laced and sanctioned with governmental involvement. Continue reading

The Redistribution of Poverty

So severely has today’s idea of appropriate government run afoul of the Scriptural guidelines imposed upon it that I find I must from time to time stray from the slow and plodding case being made through the Biblist Papers to deal directly with the issues at hand.  The Papers will in principle eventually encompass all such issues, but since that will take us quite some time to accomplish, it is at times necessary (and frankly, enjoyable) to break from them and let fly the arrows a bit more directly and succinctly.  This is one of those times. Continue reading

Bottom Heavy

THE BIBLIST PAPERS: 5

The Divine tutorial regarding human government as taught us through the episode of the confusion of tongues at Babel (Genesis 11:1-9) now continues as we look into a most important principle embodied in the painful lesson of that day.  However it may rub us the wrong way, the overriding principle here is simply that Heaven prefers decentralized government over centralized government.  In essence, this means that what is good for the globe is good for the nation, and thereby good for the province or state, and by extension to the most local concept of human government. Continue reading

Climate Chains: Part Two

I first want to apologize for the delay in posting this article, but I’ve just finished a visit to my church’s wonderful orphanage in rural Cambodia, where I was too busy with the tasks at hand to spend much time writing or on the computer.

It is now time to shake things up a bit, for as promised in Climate Chains: Part One, we have come to the article that will tackle the issue of human government and environmentalism.  As Biblists, our allegiance is to Scripture, and not to the whimsical, ever-changing thinking and philosophies of fallen humanity, for these always lead in the wrong direction. Continue reading

Climate Chains: Part One

Having just spent a wonderful week enjoying the spectacular beauty of the Caribbean island of St. Maarten, I am of a mind to peruse the issue of modern environmentalism, for it in many ways threatens to destroy our way of life.  And since I’ve just returned from a wonderfully warm place where I spent seven days inhaling and exhaling (much of it through a snorkel), it seems that the appropriate items of study for us today will be a look at the environmental war on carbon dioxide and the hysteria over (perceived) man-caused global warming (or cooling, depending on the day of the week), especially now that Al Gore is finished gracing us with his inane 24-hour clime-athon, in which he blames every ill upon planet earth on such an illusory and false concept. Continue reading

The Arab Winter

As we solemnly mark the tenth anniversary of the horrendous events of 9-11, I think it more than proper to take a look at that part of the world which spawned the notorious hijackers of that day, to see how it is faring ten years after the fact.  Here we see that the Palestinians, encouraged by the reckless rhetoric  of our President, are about to make a power play for statehood in the United Nations, and we also see regime after regime toppling or in danger of toppling under the pressure of revolutionaries. Continue reading