As the Lord leads, I am reposting this edited 2011 post out of date sequence with those that will follow subsequently to group it with the related subject matter of last week’s “The Invisible Hand,” under the same category, Biblical Worldview.
Originally Posted October 23, 2011
While from a biblical worldview I empathize with the sense of victimization the “occupy” protestors feel under just the one sinful work of greed men practice,1 there is a whole list of other sins the God of the Bible has recorded that sinners hurtfully practice on each other. For example, where are the signs decrying disrespect for parents, hate toward any person or group, violence, murder of all kinds including in the womb, adultery, thefts, lying and coveting what belongs to our neighbors (Exodus 20:12-17)?
If our nation will solve its many problems, it must start with sin in the heart and a turning back in repentance to God and His Son, Jesus Christ (Jeremiah 17:9-10; Matthew 15:15-19; Hebrews 9:11-14). Only God in Christ has the remedy of forgiveness and spiritual regeneration necessary to restrain the evil works of men (Romans 12:1-2; Titus 3:1-7). If you have not already, please purchase my book, The Strong Man Of God: Back To Basics to learn more about how salvation through faith in Jesus Christ is only the beginning of God’s amazing work to restore men, their families and communities.
1 The Occupy Protests of October 2011 addressed a number of causes and grievances of which corporate greed was among them and the focus here in America as
evidenced by “Occupy Wall Street” and the many protest signs with “greed” as the topic of concern.
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As Open Door Communication Ministries, Inc. enters into our 34th year and organizational unit, Strong Man Ministries its 14th, my plate is very full with much to do. While it has been so personally enriching and I pray helpful to you for me as the Lord has led to spend a great amount of time writing longer posts, I must throttle back to make room for other responsibilities and activities that are making important demands on my time. Therefore, as of this edited post and until you see otherwise, I will be re-posting shorter, but I believe still very thoroughly thought provoking posts beginning with this one I made as a brand new blogger in another forum back in 2011 when I still had hope our nation might turn back to God.1
Originally Posted September 25, 2011
Thirty-five years ago in my first college Economics class, I was introduced to American-style capitalism and the theory by Adam Smith that an “invisible hand” would mysteriously enable the selfish financial pursuits of individuals to benefit the larger society. That theory is getting a thorough test in our nation’s present economic woes. After becoming a Christian, I learned the “invisible hand” of American capitalism could only be God because only His wisdom and power could pull off the theory’s promised benefits. He is the One that gives man the ability to get wealth (Deuteronomy 8:11-20) and blesses the nation that trusts in Him (Psalm 33:10-22). It is time for our nation to turn back to God as I call for in my book so He can restore our economy among other things.2
1 The Lord revealed to me the nation had reached the “point of no return” to Him in 2012 and that I should all the more focus on preaching the Gospel and witnessing
Christ so, many of my fellow citizens might be saved as the natural consequences of a “house divided” and His righteous judgment unfold (Matthew 12:25, NKJV).
Read the first mention of a “point of no return” in the July 15, 2015 part one 2012 repost, Powerlessness Of Being The Minority, under the category, Encouragement.
A second mention follows in the October 22, 2017 part two 2013 repost, Mocking The Rainbow, under the category, Biblical Worldview.
2 My book, The Strong Man Of God: Back To Basics, is available in print or digital download formats at major internet booksellers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble,
ChristianBooks.com and Apple (digital only). You can also get the Hard or Soft Cover print versions of the book in the Strong Man Store.
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