The Shining Light Podcast: #17 Capitalism https://pastorsamjonesblog.files.wordpress.com/2018/09/16-shining-light-podcast-capitalism.mp3 Enjoy as Pastor Sam and Patrick “No Compromise with Evil” Wyett discuss what the Bible says about capitalism. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... 5 thoughts on “The Shining Light Podcast: #17 Capitalism” Add yours Excellent work Sam and Patrick! I enjoyed listening to this work, especially as I am writing a paper on Marxism and socialism along with Capitalism for school. Now, I am a complete Capitalist, but are there any flaws to Capitalism? Teachers say there are, but I’m not convinced, so I turn to the Bible and you. LikeLike Reply Any system controlled by man is imperfect, yet the idea of capitalism; a person free being free to innovate, go into business for themselves or sell their labor to another and keep what they’ve earned is vastly superior to any other economic system. Totalitarian economic systems (monarchies and the various Marxist systems as example) forcibly take what others have earned (steal) and redistribute it through government edict. “Capitalism promotes greed” is one common charge against capitalism. Greed is a condition of the individual’s heart. It is not intrinsic to capitalism and certainly not exclusive to capitalists. I’ll note that assorted dictators and high government officials in, shall we say, non-capitalist systems, live quite lavishly while the bulk of the populations they control live on a pittance the government allows them to keep after they (government) has extracted their “share”. The capitalist knows, as the Bible promotes, that the individual is responsible for their own economic condition, not government, not society, not your neighbors. This is called individual or personal responsibility; a foreign concept to the collectivist. LikeLike Reply Thank you so much Patrick! That make more sense now. God bless you guys for speaking the Truth. LikeLike Reply Pingback: The Shining Light Podcast: #25 What is Fascism? | The Shining Light Ministries Pingback: Playlist: The Christian and Government – The Shining Light Ministries Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.