Christians and Economics

In these last few years the shape of American politics has been overwhelmed with economic naiveté. Christians have been largely unresponsive to politicians who have economic awareness, but strongly favoring Christians who are socially conservative. This dichotomy is incomprehensible. The answer to this bizarre distinction stems from a lack of economic knowledge. This lack of knowledge pervades the evangelical world which thinks that if a social conservative president is elect, then all things will fall into place. The reality is that political discourse cannot disconnect economy and morality. The late Dr. Ronald Nash once wrote:

…if a Christian wishes to make pronouncements on complex social, economic and political issues, he also has a duty to become informed about those issues. [1]

If Christians are committed to a Biblical view of the world, then “Thou shalt not murder” and “Thou shalt not steal” will be treated with equal importance. Christians cannot fight for the right of the unborn while despising the right to economic liberty. If abortion is eliminated and economic tyranny emerges, then we will have lost this battle.

[1] Nash, Social Justice and the Christian Church, pg. 1

About Uri Brito

I am the Pastor of Providence Church (CREC) in Pensacola, Fl.
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