WHY I AM A CAPITALIST

guitarist

Some principles apply in either Capitalism or Socialism.

1.“render unto Caesar” Mark 12:17

2.  Romans 17:1  (obey authorities because they have been instituted by God)

3.  All work should be done “unto the Lord.”  Ephesians 6:7 ESV Rendering service … as to the Lord and not to man,

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The following principles, commands, comments seem to be applicable in a Capitalistic system but not in a Socialist system.  One must be able to buy and sell, make money beyond what he needs, make choices about his vocation, investments, charitable giving and his motivation toward his work – how hard and how long.

1.  A person should be able to have assets beyond his own need in order to help others.  Proverbs 28:8; Ephesians 4:28  Proverbs 28:8, “Whoever multiplies his wealth by interest and profit gathers it for him who is generous to the poor.”  Ephesians 4:28 ESV “Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need. 1 Timothy 5:4-8 ESV . But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

2.  One’s attitude toward riches is what get him in trouble, not the fact that he has riches.  Luke 12:15-22 (rich man who planned to build more storehouses);  Mark 10:17-22 (Jesus told him to sell his possessions) 

3.  Some have more ability to earn money than others because of their God given talents and skills.  But God rewards according to a person’s ability.  Matthew 25:15+ the Parable of the Talents.  I Corinthians 3:8  ESV  “He who plants and he who waters are one, and each will receive his wages according to his labor.

4.  I don’t like the parable in which everybody received the same wages for the day no matter about the number of hours they worked.  Matthew 20:1-34  But it does show that workers could choose to take the job or not.  😀

5.  Property rights to own and sell.  Matthew 13:44 (treasure in the field)

I gave reasons “Why I am not a Socialist” in the following link.  It could also be seen as “Why I am a Capitalist”  I’m not going to repeat, but here is the link   /https://onetahayes.com/2018/09/13/socialism-is-not-charity-part-1/

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I love the picture of the guitar player representing a capitalist!  He gets to do what he likes and what he is good at, work his own schedule, provide an enjoyable service, get paid freely for his service. 😀    All capitalists are not CEO’s.    Thanks, Brian Kndneh at Unsplash for the image.

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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8 Responses to WHY I AM A CAPITALIST

  1. Roos Ruse says:

    You have given me some new points to consider. I’m glad for them and happy to know you, Oneta.

  2. oneta hayes says:

    Thanks, Roo. We are a couple members of Bloggers Happyland. 😀

  3. All capitalists are not CEO’s. Love that line Oneta because it is so true…as is the whole post.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Not much realism taught in big colleges anymore, not via book learning nor experience. Just roll in the student loans; when government and daddy quit paying real living begins. My daddy paid for mine for two years; then my husband and I paid for about twenty years for ourselves and two sons. We didn’t live high on the hog. 😀 But we did get to choose our own path and found lots of joy on the way.

  4. Faye says:

    Thank you for the insights. The LOVE and PURSUIT of money and making of it an idol is what is the deception in this world. Love of God FIRST makes all hard work and income for the furtherance of His Kingdom the purpose of a devout follower. Working hard but worshipping God with the proceeds in ‘whatever way He dictates is a Kingdom principle). Money, SPORT and all the pursuit of money in that, and Self-focus money, money, money for glamour and fame…..These are all idols and part of humanistic capitalism. Look forward to any further insights. Cheers!

    • oneta hayes says:

      This is all true I will add one other thing. A poor man can be just as greedy and have money (riches) for an idol. Having success in wealth does not equate with love of money. Some times our criticism of the rich is simply envy and covetousness, pride, and a tendency to blame others for our lack.

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