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Ethics, Provision & Wealth


  1. God's Original Intentions: Blessing, Provision, Abundance
  2. The Effects of a Fallen World
    • Many People Are Unable To Obtain Even Basic Provision
    • Many People Find Provision and Even Become Wealthy—But Cause Great Harm
      • Wealth Gained Through Unjust Means is Harmful
      • Legitimate Wealth Can Still be Harmful
  3. Redeeming the Economic Sphere
    • We Are To Develop And Model Right Attitudes To Provision And Wealth
      • From an Attitude of Ownership to Trusteeship
      • From an Attitude of Ingratitude to Gratitude
      • From an Attitude of Discontentment to Contentment
    • We Are To Change Our Personal Lifestyles
      • From a Lifestyle of Self-Sufficient Individualism to Community
      • From a Lifestyle of Isolationism to Personal Engagement
      • From a Lifestyle of Compulsive Work to a Rhythm of Work and Rest
    • We Are To Use Our Wealth For The Aid Of Those In Poverty
      • Aiding the Poor Through Giving
      • Aiding the Poor Through Investing
      • Aiding the Poor Through Spending
    • We Are to Change the Organizations and Structures of Society
    • We Are to Work With Non-believers to Increase Provision and Reduce Poverty
  4. Nehemiah - A Positive Role Model
  5. Hope and Help in God's Provision
    • We Can Seek Guidance About Provision From God...
    • We Are Meant to Depend on God for Provision...
    • We Are Meant to Work Diligently and Wisely...
    • God Does Not Promise That Christians Will Escape the Effects of the Fallen World
    • Wealth is No Indication of God's Favor or Blessing
    • The Final Hope
  6. Conclusions


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