Should Christians be capitalists?

Should Christians be capitalists?

Should Christians be capitalists?

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Jay Richards discusses how even if Christianity doesn’t necessarily entail a specific economic policy, we still ought to take a look at the last hundred years to see what systems of economics work best.

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  1. John Adams

    Actually the book of James is very anti Capatilist. Have you bothered to read it. The Right Wing Capital Loving Colonizing Jesus is a figment of the imagination. James and Jesus were both Hostile towards that Rich, they were anti Interest on loans, Jesus himself was about to personally Cancel Debt, anti Hoarding of money, anti Poverty, anti manipulation of the market for higher profits, and paying workers living wages. Lol they don't like Capatilism.

    July 24, 2021 at 3:11 pm Reply
  2. Rave Dubin

    There could be no in between?

    July 24, 2021 at 3:11 pm Reply
  3. James Wabwire

    MATTHEW 25

    31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne.32All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.33He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

    34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.35For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,36I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

    37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?38When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?39When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

    40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

    41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.42For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink,43I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’

    44 “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’

    45 “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’

    July 24, 2021 at 3:11 pm Reply
  4. Jake Lowry

    Plainly and simply, the crony capitalism operating in the US currently is anything but biblical. Interest on loans alone was forbidden in the Old Testament. Tell that to most evangelicals who support capitalism like it’s supported straight from the pages of Scripture. The economy of heaven will be far more communal than many Christians think. Greed and wealth hoarding will not exist.

    July 24, 2021 at 3:11 pm Reply
  5. Debra C

    The ONLY way anyone could accept Jay Richards drivel is to never open a Bible and never open a history book. If his goal was to misinform and deceive, then, mission accomplished!

    July 24, 2021 at 3:11 pm Reply
  6. Disciple Evan

    Pray for GhostPolitics, from True Capitalist Radio on BlogTalkRadio, that he belong to Jesus Christ, and be written in the lambs book of life. Amen.

    Message 1:
    https://youtu.be/lgZbRNifYdU
    Message 2:
    https://youtu.be/kKMLiao-y9U

    GhostPolitics has been subjected to trolls for years, and his mind has gotten polluted by the influence of the filth.

    July 24, 2021 at 3:11 pm Reply
  7. CandyCinema

    The Banana Republics, height of true Capitalism, is truly a great example of honoring people and allowing them to flourish.

    July 24, 2021 at 3:11 pm Reply
  8. MazBringsby

    This is NOT EVEN CLOSE to a FACTUAL, HISTORICAL, or LOGICAL representation of the COLOSSAL failures of Capitalism (and all its prototypes) we are seeing play out in REAL-TIME , yet again in just 20 years so far in this century.
    Socialism and Communism have been unfairly and perpetually demonised over the past 300 or so years , despite their contributions to the common good of all mankind when fighting for the dignity of the oppressed.

    July 24, 2021 at 3:11 pm Reply
  9. Rodrick Dickerson

    That's a very interesting take on it. I would argue a different point of view based on history. Historically the U. S. has had the most freedom and the most dysfunction. Countries that truly operate on socialistic principles, and aren't trying to mask them as something else, don't degrade or marginalize people– history would show that these societies go on record as some of the "happiest" self rated countries. Social bent doesn't mean the government controls everything– it actually means the people have more influence over the government, collectively and not one group that holds the most wealth.

    I would also submit that capitalism can work. Because at the end of the day if people weren't so broken and weren't so bent towards sins like greed and vanity, any system of affairs would work just fine and everything would be fine and dandy. Privatizing things tends to leave room for folks to suffer from performance dynamic, which creates rifts in economic classes of people– which usually leads to marginalizations of ppl groups.

    You started the video with a great posture and statement, but ultimate contradicted it with your "historic" opinion.

    July 24, 2021 at 3:11 pm Reply
  10. Moon Fleur

    What an idiot

    July 24, 2021 at 3:11 pm Reply
  11. oneminutepreacher

    Thanks for putting this out. It’s a 'controversial' subject I suppose but something the Church needs to talk about more.

    July 24, 2021 at 3:11 pm Reply
  12. Taylor Kleinhenz

    I'd love to see a bit longer, more detailed version of this topic as it relates very well to current discussions being had in the United States as well as other countries.

    July 24, 2021 at 3:11 pm Reply

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