It’s amazing to hear advocates of capitalism and socialism use the tenants of Judeo-Christianity to justify their political stance. However the Bible says God’s ways are higher than man’s. By defending our political or economic system, we are merely just creating our own god to suit our vision of how life should be.
Because I believe in divine Providence I don’t believe in the mainstream narrative regarding poverty. God is the source of prosperity (which is more than money) and it doesn’t matter which puppet is in office.
Western society is more profit oriented while eastern societies are more spiritual. The latter tends to be more self-sufficient.
Third world countries may have a better economy spiritually
I have read articles and posts about people who came to the United States and ended up going back to their third world countries because all the materialistic distractions hindered their relationship with God and others.
Then there were the comments by some people in third world countries that said they wouldn’t trade their community focused society for anything. I even heard a religious podcast that said true religion (internal v. organized) could only flourish in a poorer country without all the distractions.
Third world economies are more traditional
There are banks and economies in third world countries. But much of the countries practice sustainability. They are pretty much where the United States was back in the 19th century. Back in the days when Americans used to pride themselves on not having a class system.
So what kind of economy would exist in heaven? Heaven would likely have no scarcity. Since scarcity creates value there would be no economy. This kind of perfect Utopia could never exist on Earth due to mankind’s depraved nature.
Rather than worry about economic collapse, just trust in divine Providence (however it manifests itself. Also don’t assume having an abundant Life means having more stuff. Lastly research traditional economy, sustainability and self-sufficiency. None of these are as bad as they sound.
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