Economic growth will not return without returning to Christ


Much of the world is in economic decline - from Japan to China to Russia to South America – economic growth cannot be found.

I find it amazing to see the greatest economist in the world unable to explain what is going on.  Even the previous great US Fed chairman Alan Greenspan wrote a book trying to explain why he was unable to detect the US housing market correction. 

The world’s greatest economist remind me of the “wise” men that King Nebuchadnezzar gathered together to interpret this dream in 2nd Daniel.

King Nebuchadnezzar had a dream about the economy, but not one of his “wise” man could make sense of it.  “What the king asks is too difficult. No one can reveal it to the king except the gods, and they do not live among humans.” – Daniel 2:11.

Today we have the same thing, the global economy is sinking – and no one can make sense of it. recently pointed out that the US productivity has been declining since 1948 (which is also the year Israel became a nation).  

“The facts about our productivity falloff are not in dispute. Here are the annual rates of productivity growth.

  • 1948–2014: 2.4%
  • 2002–2014: 2.0%
  • 2010–2014: 1.2%

And halfway through 2015 we’ve yet to see any productivity growth at all.”

What modern economist don’t realize is that the truth about God is inseparable to economy growth.  Without the truth no nation’s economy can grow.  

We are in a period of time when much of the world is rejecting the teaching of Christ at a very fast rate.

The evidence can be found in empty churches across Europe or the rapid decline in major Christian denominations in America. 

The evidence can also be found in the increase in national debt around the world, because debt proves that the nations do not believe the words of scripture that said “you will reap what you sow” and “The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender.”  If nations believed these were true they would change their borrowing.  

When a nation rejects the truth and puts their trust in something else, they exchange the truth about God for a lie and begin to serve something in place of God (like the housing market) – but the replacement fails – and the economy declines.  

Modern "economist" tell us that this behavior is too difficult to determine.  The best economist in the world give the same answer as the “wise” men told King Nebuchadnezzar.  “What the king asks is too difficult. No one can reveal it to the king” – Daniel 2:11.

This behavior has been repeated many times by many nations, it is not too difficult to determine. It is the same behavior that all men make when they reject God.  To make it easy for us, He even wrote about it and predicted it long ago so we would have no excuse. “They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator--who is forever praised. Amen.” – Romans 1:25

Passages like these make fools out of the nations. Here we are in the information age with these words at our fingertips – and we don’t read them - instead we say, "it is too difficult to determine."

Unless the nations began turning back to the truth found in the scriptures, economy growth is not going to happen.

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