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Review of John Wesley’s “On the Danger of Increasing Riches” (1790)

Wesley’s expression “increasing riches” could be also termed as financial growth, economic growth, or economic development; it could also be used in the sense that P. T. Bauer means in Dissent on Development, when he applied his theory of working, … Continue reading

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Review of John Wesley’s “On Riches” (1788)

If you think Wesley was scathingly critical in “The Danger of Riches” (1780), then you will also find him so in this one. When he refers to the “rich” and their “riches,” know that he is referring to millionaires and … Continue reading

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Review of John Wesley’s “The Danger of Riches” (1780)

“Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction” (1 Timothy 6:9). There should be no unjust gain, theft, extortion, fraud, or deceptive … Continue reading

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Review of John Wesley’s “The Use of Money” (1760)

This is probably the best-known sermon by Wesley on economic ethics. It was this one that Kathleen MacArthur heavily relied on for The Economic Ethics of John Wesley. There are three main principles that Wesley uses in his formula of … Continue reading

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Review of Daniel Defoe’s “The Complete English Tradesman”

This is an excellent sourcebook on the views held by businessmen in the 18th century. Defoe, you may know, was the author of what some consider the first novel, Robinson Crusoe (1719), which is about an English sailor who gets stranded on … Continue reading

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Bread and Water Fasts with the Catholic Saints

“He ate once daily, after sunset, but there were times when he received food every second and frequently even every fourth day. His food was bread and salt, and for drinking he took only water. There is no reason even … Continue reading

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The Human Origin of the Greek Gods – Athanasius

Taken from here – Against the Heathen by Athanasius 335 A.D. 10. Similar human origin of the Greek gods, by decree of Theseus. The process by which mortals became deified. 1. But this custom is not a new one, nor … Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Want to Be a Pastor Before Retirement

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Sodom and Gomorrah on the Day of Judgment

Truly I tell you, it will be more bearable for Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town. –Jesus in Matthew 10:15 Gay rights advocates insist that anti-gay theologians are mistranslating, misinterpreting, and cherry picking from … Continue reading

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Government Aid and the Bible

The seven years of abundance in Egypt came to an end, and the seven years of famine began, just as Joseph had said. There was famine in all the other lands, but in the whole land of Egypt there was … Continue reading

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