Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Theft and Work

Here are two quotes from Charles Hodge's commentary on Ephesians 4:28

"It is very certain that many things tolerated by the customs of men, many modes of getting the property of others into our own possession, practised even by those professing to be Christians, are, in the light of the divine law, only different forms of theft, and will be revealed as such in the judgment of the last day."

"No one is entitled to be supported by others who is able to support himself.  This is one great principle of scriptural economics."

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Let the saints be joyful in glory, let them sing aloud on their beds, let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two edged sword in their hand, to execute vengeance on the nations, and punishments on the peoples; to bind the kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron. Psalm 149:5-8