Dreamers of the Day

"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that all was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, and make it possible." -T.E. Lawrence, "The Seven Pillars of Wisdom"

Monday, October 06, 2008


Economics is the study of how people use resources.

All resources originate from natural materials quarried or harvested from the earth.

The curse after the fall was a curse of the ground or earth. Everything made from the ground--including man--was cursed.

All things originate from that which is in the ground. Therefore, all things are cursed.

If Jesus redeemed those who were cursed, how does this apply to the way we use cursed items? Can that which was made from cursed items (the ground) be used to redeem other cursed items?

Too many times I hear the word “more” in discussions of finances, economics and spiritual growth. Our maturity in this world is determined by what we have. Whether it is a car, house or knowledge of the Bible, the people with “more” are those to be praised and respected. A person without a car, home, job or much knowledge of the Bible is despised, “ministered” too by the one with “much,” or judged as worthless. It is a social virus inflecting our minds to think Christians need more. This is seen in the world of economics. It is time to dismiss this boy’s philosophy and adhere to the truth not by brainwashing it, but asking to see it. The gospel does not affect economics by telling us how to spend our money, how much to give and where we are blowing our budgets. The gospel affects economics by revealing the source and sink. Here is how a Christian should view economics:

-The earth was created by God
-Economics is the study of how people use resources all stemming from that made of earth or minerals in the earth
-Things made of earth are used to make more things of earth
-All things will be reduced once again to minerals of the earth

Therefore, if it begins and ends in the earth, and man did not create earth, why do we think petitions and actions of man can affect the earth?


Faith: Jesus states if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can move mountains (Luke 17)
Purity: A Christian is forgiven of all of their sins. Yet, a Christian finds this difficult to believe because they keep surprising themselves with sin they can accomplish. Salvation and forgiveness is made known to those who have met Christ and is revealed through life by Grace through Faith. If sin occurred against an infinite God, the judgment is infinite. If propitiation was accomplished by Him who lives infinitely, then why does it matter when he who was ransomed sinned? Since sin and the forgiveness of sins occurred in eternity, the restraints of time only affect whether this truth is accepted by mortal beings.


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