The conclusion we must draw from our study is that Scripture does not promote socialism in any of its forms. Rather, in God’s good design, he has entrusted us with resources to steward and endowed us with the freedom to care for and multiply these resources in a way that brings him glory, provides for our needs, and blesses others.
Economic models and policies are built on assumptions about the existence and providence of God, the purpose and goodness of creation, the nature and purpose of humankind, the reality of sin, the dignity of work and private property, the role of government, the direction of history, and how to effectively care for the poor. Each of these categories are deeply theological.
Should Christians concern themselves with the economy? Is interest in economics a sign that you are a lover of money and that you are putting…