A close reading of the Gospels, taking history and archeology into account, demolishes the myth of a socialist Jesus.
Theologians virtually ignore the economic commentary in the Bible. In the few cases where it gets any attention, economic commentary in the Gospels and other New Testament writings tend to lapse into simplistic class warfare nostrums. Liberation theologians import Marxism wholesale (but they try to sell it retail) into theology.
Academic historians of first century Palestine/Judea have been pushing an account of a poor peasant Jesus leading a poor peasant's revolt based on the idea of mass displaced workers in Lower Galilee. The problem is the actual archeological findings paint a picture of an industrious and entrepreneurial economy during Jesus's time there.
Reading the Gospels in light of archeology and history, which are now available to us, gives us a very different picture than the one you’ve been told regarding what Jesus taught about work and money.
"This is how biblical theology should be done. Jerry Bowyer mines the New Testament for all kinds of usually overlooked details that help explain the time, traditions, and most importantly, the economics of first century Jerusalem and the surrounding culture to understand the heart of what Jesus was actually teaching." --Gary DeMar
Paperback, 160 pages
as low as $35.00
THE PREMISE OF THIS BOOK IS SIMPLE ENOUGH: the Gospel is sufficient; the Gospel will prevail among men and nations; the Gospel is good news of glad tidings and great...
as low as $10.00 $20.00
This product is available in the following formats: Paperback eBook for Kindle, iBook, Nook and PDF God's Law is Christianity's tool of dominion. This is where any discussion of God's...
as low as $10.00 $30.00
In the so-called marketplace of ideas, Christians face countless attacks on and challenges to their faith, many of which engage in subversive rhetoric and logic in order to undermine the...
as low as $10.00 $25.00
There is a seismic shift taking place in the study of Bible prophecy. For decades, popular prophecy writers have emphatically insisted that our generation is the terminal generation, the last...