The Kind of Economic Institutions People Have Is Ultimately Determined By their Theology

Shawn Ritenour, in speaking about the economic consequences of privately-owned property writes:  “Once we move from examining the economic consequences of a certain policy to recommending that we should or should not follow that policy we have moved out of the strictly economic realm and into the ethical.  Questions of what we should or should  not do are moral questions, not only economic ones.  This  distinction is important, because economic policy is never enacted in a vacuum.  Economic activity always  takes place within a certain institutional framework.  We have already seen that the institution of private property has a great effect on the level of economic prosperity a society enjoys. However, legal institutions such as private property rights do not merely float in ether detached from the rest of reality.  The particular social institutions in place at any given moment rest upon people’s worldview: their view of man and ultimately their creator. Thoughtful readers will be able to see that the kind of economic institutions people have is ultimately determined by their theology.”

Foundation of Economics—A Christian View, p. 76.

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WE HAVE THE KEYNESIAN, ANTI-GOD, FINANCIAL SYSTEM, FOLLOWED BY MOST PEOPLE WITH ITS FAKE AND FALSE NUMBERS AND STATISTICS.

I have known in heart, soul (will, intellect and emotions—the mind) that the last two sentences of the above writings by Shawn Ritenour is accurate.  The financial system, consisting of fiat currency and fiat fractional reserve credit, controlled by the evil Federal Reserve, has behind it the god of finance—Mammon.  How the Fed was instituted in 1913 (went into effect in 1914), alone shows the evil behind this non-governmental entity–AN ENSLAVING CARTEL.

Matthew 6:24:

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

But Keynesian economics controls the classrooms, the financial institutions, the government, the news media, the publications, and etc.  As a result, almost no pastors understand that Keynesian economics comes from Darwin and his followers: there is no design, order or purpose in the universe; so man must provide the design, order and purpose.  NO, Mr. Keynes (deceased), and your Keynesian followers. God did provide design, order and purpose. There is teleology*–from God–you Keynesians (most Keynesians have clue of what I am saying; nor do pastors).   (From surveys, most Keynesians have never read Keynes; they just parrot what they were taught, read and hear as well as the beliefs in the institutions where they work.)

As a result of brainwashing, money is seldom discussed from the pulpits.  THIS IS THEOLOGY–OR THE LACK THEREOF!  Jesus and Paul talked about money more than they did faith and love.  This is a problem—of brainwashing.  If a person cannot see Mammon behind this, God help him. 

Teleology–final cause or final purpose.  What is God’s purpose?  Bring man (and woman) to Him.

Richard Duke

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See:

Foundations of Economics: A Christian View–by Shawn Ritenour

 

AUTHORS FORUM: FOUNDATIONS OF ECONOMICS | SHAWN RITENOUR

 

Foundations of Economics blog–Shawn Ritenour

 

Tom Woods and Shawn Ritenour discuss the new book: The Mises Reader