Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Five Reasons Christians Should Embrace Private Property

Ann Bradley
This evening the Center for Vision and Values at Grove City College will host Ann Bradley for this month's Freedom Readers Lecture. Her lecture is entitled "The Real Social Justice? A Christian Response to Poverty and Economic Inequality." She will be explaining, among other things, why Christians should embrace private property.

In a recent white paper, Bradley explains that Christians should support private property for the following reasons:

  • We are called to work.
  • We are called to serve the poor.
  • We are called to flourish.
  • Private Property Rights are Biblical
  • Minimum Government is Biblical
As Bradley begins:
What is economic freedom, and why do we need to embrace it? As Christians, we are called to be good stewards of the resources that God gives us. Stewardship is not just about tithing or caring for the earth; it is about every choice we make. It is then inextricably tied to flourishing. If we are not good stewards, we cannot possibly practice true sustainability by creating more than we are given and caring for one another. Markets facilitate stewardship by helping us to fulfill the great commandment, which calls us to love our neighbor.

Read the rest here.

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