The nature of the Kingdom is such that we can find God and salvation regardless of the economic system we happen to live under. Contrary to some folks’ thinking, economic systems do not save. In the USA, we find ourselves in an economic system based on private property. How do we view this biblically? Continue reading “The ethics of ownership”
“And all that believed were together, and had all things common; and they sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all, according as any man had need. And day by day, continuing stedfastly with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread at home, they took their food with gladness and singleness of heart, praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to them day by day those that were saved” (Acts 2:44-47 ASV).
On a Campaign for Christ in Northampton, England (1980) I was studying with a Brit, when as we were reading Acts 37–47, he became excited saying: “It’s there, they said it was, and there it is!” I had no idea what he was referring to, so I asked. “Communism,” he said, “Communism is in the Bible.” Turned out, he was a member of the Communist party of England. Continue reading “Property and Christianity”