Economic Evidence for God? By Chuck Bentley
Of the many perspectives normally used to create an apologetic for the existence and reality of the God of the Bible, one that is frequently overlooked is the field of economics. But just as the heavens declare His glory, so does the marketplace. There is, in fact, vast economic evidence that points to the reality of God Almighty—the One who boldly and unilaterally claims not only to have created all things but also to sustain all things.
In this book, Chuck Bentley looks at various Biblical economic principles and promises. He discusses how they are practiced or ignored and looks at the known outcomes, asking if you can see the One who gave us those truths. Bentley:
- looks at the economic power of a simple garden
- explores the production capacity of humans
- reflects upon the world-changing advances through God-inspired innovations
- reviews the unequaled economic growth in nations that worship the God of the Bible
- ponders the wealth created in monogamous marriages
- examines the disproportionate prosperity of Israel and Jewish people
- contemplates the effects on economies that observe or violate God’s moral standards, and
- considers the impact of freedom on a macro and micro level.
God created economic actors to work, produce and multiply the world’s resources but this fact is omitted in the forecasts of doomsayers. Mankind is a producer—a multiplier of available resources that supplies the growing market with the goods and services we need. History proves that when men are free, their achievements are unleashed.
Additionally, God gave us the Ten Commandments, and when they are violated—both individually and collectively—economic suffering soon follows.
Our beliefs about God are a primary driver of culture, and that culture is a primary factor in the economy. As the old saying goes, “When in doubt, follow the money.” Get ready to experience the reality of the God who created economic laws and principles to show Himself to us.