Reflection Of Christianity And Economics

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Throughout all of our class, a major theme has been the connection between Christianity and Economics. Every economic decision we make also makes a statement about what we believe. If we consistently give away our resources, we show that money does not have control over us. If we are consumed by greed and constantly seek only to gain more power and resources, we show that we do not care about the lesser people around us who are in need. The question then is, how should being a Christian change the way in which you view and manage your resources? This includes understanding what the Bible says about living ethically and how this looks in a world obsessed with money and possessions. When talking about Christianity and money, especially in North America, it is tempting to try and over-spiritualize everything. This is so many of our natural reactions to these topics because the call to action in the Bible is very clear but hard to swallow. You can read about the common parable of the rich young ruler, who rejected Jesus when told he needed to give away his possessions, and say, “It wasn’t actually about his money, but that he wasn’t focused on the right things.” This is an example of oversimplifying and over spiritualizing what the Bible has to say about that situation. …show more content…
This point was illustrated when Jesus talked about the seeds being thrown on all different types of soil. Through this metaphor, he showed that it is possible for a disciple to joyfully respond to the good new of Christ, but later be plagued with concerns of the world, worrying about wealth and possessions. It is also clear that Jesus cares deeply for the needs of the poor. Many of his miracles and actions were directed to the poor, and he often spoke of how there will one day be justice for the

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