Friday, April 22, 2011

The Eighth Commandment: Covenant Property

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While America has spent a bazillion dollars over the last century fighting Marxism and Communism across the globe we have, as the speaker points out, at the very same time, swallowed their philosophy and instituted many of their social changes "..our confusion covereth us: for we have sinned against the LORD...." (Jer.3:25). In this message Chris Strevel gives us a little food for thought on many of the issues surrounding the Eighth Commandment such as: Gods ownership and sovereign distribution of everything, the covenantal context of theft, providence, contentment, debt, tithing, paper money, taxes, eminent domain, restitution and much more.

While it's probably entirely too late to get back onto the economic cliff that we've driven off of, this is the kind of stuff we'll need to think through should God graciously give us the chance to start over again at some point in the future. Some very good and very timely teaching on the covenantal context of theft:

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