At the same time this truth is impossible for the world to accept because the world rejects Jesus - and yet He remains the only source of true economic prosperity, personal liberty and freedom.
As we celebrate the birthday of Jesus Christ in the next few days, I thought it would be a good time to introduce the idea that Jesus is the real cornerstone of economic stability.
America became the most prosperous nation in the history of the world because it was built on the teachings of Jesus Christ. And just as fast as our moral foundation has deteriorated, so has our economic prosperity.
Without a guiding personal conviction within each individual to deny ourselves from plundering our neighbor, it is impossible to build a sound economy.
Most of the wealth that the economy is running on today was produced many years ago when we had a sound economy. But time is running out as we can only keep the economy running on previously created wealth for so long.
The crooks in office today are running the economy into the ground with more ways of coveting and stealing through taxes and inflation. A sound economy cannot be run by a group of crooks, yet that is who is running the nation today.
They are also destorying all wealth creation for the future by destoying savings and production.
Our founding fathers knew that the teachings of Jesus Christ were essential to the survival of our nation, when they wrote;
James Madison, the father of our constitution,
“We have staked the whole future of America civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future of all of our political institutions upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God.”
Samuel Adams, another founding father of our nation said,
“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
Our constitution was designed for a moral and religious people, which is why it is no longer regarded by most of our political leaders as a guiding document to obey.
James Madison and Samuel Adams knew that our future was based on all of us to govern ourselves according to the Ten Commandments and that government could never replace that no matter how large or powerful it becomes.
True economic stability is built on a moral foundation of love for each other.
It’s not enough to agree with me, the moral code in the Ten Commandments need to be taught to each generation or they are soon forgotten. The teachings of Christianity were removed from the public schools in 1963, which was the primary place they were taught to the next generation.
If you are looking for something to do to help turn the economy around, perhaps one of the best actions to take is to start teaching your kids the Ten Commandments or teach Sunday school at your local church.
No other religion is built on a foundation of love like Jesus Christ. John 3:16 says “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
Jesus left Heaven to come to earth and die in our place.
Romans 5:8 says, "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
Jesus Christ died so that we would understand how great His love is for us. It is from this understanding that we are able to love each other and build a prosperous economy.
There is no other greater understanding in the entire world and no other greater way to motivate people to love each other. This is the cornerstone of a strong economy
As Christ dwells within us, so does His love for each other. Motivated by the greatest love in the world compels us to build honest businesses that benefit each other with everything from employment to profits to products and service.
The natural result is the most efficient economy that is humanly possible, build on savings and production for the betterment of everyone.
As the world continues to rejects Jesus Christ it is unlikely that we will see economic stability again until the return of Jesus Christ. Upon which He will lead the global economy into the greatest prosperity the world has even seen.
Our freedom, liberty, security, protection and hope for the future are in Jesus. Only Jesus can bring this world back from the brink of destruction and rebuild what we have foolishly wasted away and destroyed.
Then What Should We Do?
Although it is true that all hope in the future rests on the return of Jesus, it is our great privilege to become a living testimony of His greatness just as our founding fathers have been.
We are His testimony and He is ours. We are a living testimony to the current generation of just how great His love is that we are able to live righteously in the mists of a world of selfishness and hate and economic crsis - and yet proclaim His unmatchable love.
There is a lot that we can do and a lot that we have already done and we have everything we need to change the world as the Holy Spirit empowers us, so there is no use in complaining.
For starters, Jesus told us not to be afraid.
“Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27
If you have this understanding that our hope is in Jesus and He will not fail, then the way to be a testimony to a fear stricken world on the brink of a global depression is to not be afraid - but to tell the world of the hope that is in you.