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Glenn Beck, Capitalism, and the Bible

posted by chadhovind

I had an opportunity to speak with Glenn Beck recently about the Biblical case for free market capitalism.  Here is a clip. I was reading the book of Ruth again this week and struck by God’s powerful record of Godly […]

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John Welsey: The Capitalist and Fan of Godonomics

posted by chadhovind

John Welsey: The Capitalist and Fan of Godonomics  (who would be sadly disappointed in the Methodist church today). “We must exhort all Christians to gain all they can and to save all they can; that is, in effect grow rich.” […]

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Socialism and Capitalism contrasted by Spock and C.S. Lewis

posted by chadhovind

Property Rights are the key difference between Socialism and Capitalism.   Ask many on the street to define these terms and they will stumble for a comprehensive explanation. They may –perhaps- mumble something about capitalism being about greed and socialism being […]

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Lydia: The Christian Capitalist

posted by chadhovind

Few women practiced Godonomics better than Lydia. Her story from the book of acts is an example of a leader, an entrepreneur, a successful business builder, and mother. She produces a high end product (a seller of purple material) to […]

Ayn Rand and Jesus: Do they teach opposing viewpoints about economy?

posted by chadhovind

  An article on the Blaze reported that “Prominent GOP leaders have praised Ayn Rand’s philosophy and beliefs. But Rand made it clear that you can’t follow her and Christ. The GOP budget, authored by Rand acolyte Paul Ryan, is […]

Washington’s Debt Solution Brought to You by Bozo the Clown.

posted by chadhovind

If Bozo the clown offered financial advice, you’d consider yourself foolish for taking it. This week our education leaders lined up like Larry, Moe, and Curly to offer three equally clownish solutions.  We had clowns coming out of the white […]

Bizarro is to Superman as Marxism is to Christianity

posted by chadhovind

  Karl Marx was an enemy of liberty. The foundation for his worldview began with the belief that humanity is God. With that notion in place, “we” mere mortals determine right and wrong. And the greatest expression of human wisdom […]

Why the Pope and the Bible think Socialism is Evil….

posted by chadhovind

  I must admit that I always hated group projects. Though they were intended to teach work ethic, team dynamics, and interpersonal skills, I learned to despise them.   Why? As an “A’ student, I was always placed in a […]

Why the economic recovery isn’t real and who’s to blame?

posted by chadhovind

The political parties want us to blame Obama or Bush. The want us to demonize Donkeys and Elephants.   The real problem is much much deeper. The face of our real problem belongs to a man named John Keynes.   […]

God’s Overwhelming Strength In Tragedy: How grace plus capitalism changed a little girl forever

posted by chadhovind

A couple of months ago, almost 1200 volunteers, children, families, and neighbors from our church packed over 318,000 meals for starving children around the world. This outpouring was motivated by the grace of God to minister to Christ Himself because […]

How Knight Rider and a Garage Sale Can Prepare You for economic challenges

posted by chadhovind

  You can learn alot at a garage sale. You can teach your family valuable life lessons at a garage sale.  I once sold all my Star Wars collection (now worth a fortune) at a garage sale for pennies on […]

Martin Luther King and Blind Lady Justice on a Teeter-Totter

posted by chadhovind

Deuteronomy 10:17  “For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality nor takes a bribe. 18 He administers justice for the fatherless and the widows, and […]

Unemployment Hurts…

posted by chadhovind

Why is unemployment so high? Why hasn’t it gotten better? Why haven’t the national credit card of TARP, Stimulus funds, bail-outs, and buy-outs made the situation any better?   It’s not Obama’s fault nor Bush’s fault.  Or another way to […]

Watch Chad speak on “Godonomics” at a large conference in Dallas, TX

posted by chadhovind

 

George Soros Peddles More Failed Economic Theories

posted by chadhovind

George Soros couldn’t be more wrong.  His “wisdom” is out of alignment with history, common sense, and Biblical wisdom.  He recently said in an article “Otherwise we will repeat the mistakes that plunged America into the Great Depression in 1929. […]

How Godonomics Brought Liberty, Prosperity, and Generosity to China

posted by chadhovind

Godonomics teaches the importance of concepts like property rights, incentive, and liberty.   As you search the Scriptures, you see constant references to these important pillars of freedom.  God outlines them in the ten commandments as He teaches His people […]

1948 Cartoon Explains the Joy of Capitalism and Dangers of “ism” (marxism, facism, or socialism)

posted by chadhovind

This used to be common sense. The benefits of free markets and smaller governments benefit everyone: Democrats, Republicans, Business, Unions, etc.  When freedom is the priority and the rule of law is kept, there can be freedom and justice for […]

Group Projects, Greece, and Coming Economic Trouble

posted by chadhovind

There is a difference between a “group project” and helping one another out.   As an honor student in high school, I was often asked by my teacher to help out a student struggling in class with a particular concept. I […]

How Christians Peacefully Toppled The Stronghold of Communism in Poland

posted by chadhovind

I read  a fascinating article about how Christ’s liberty, the Gospel, and the Four Spiritual Laws began the peaceful revolution against communion in Poland.  This underground and peaceful revolution undermined the lies of socialism, communism, and Marxism.  While the Gospel […]

Why Our Economy is Doing Poorly

posted by chadhovind

Proverbs 31 lays out how economics work for a family or a nation.  Our Proverbs 31 woman produces, profits, and has savings.  From her savings, she invests in new vineyards, hires new workers, and gives generously to the poor. These […]

Economic Tsunami: What’s Going On? Double Dip? 2008 All Over? What Should You Do?

posted by chadhovind

Everyone is selling everything today in the stock. Nothing is spared: Stocks, Precious Metals, Currencies, Etc.  The Dow is Down over 400. It looks really bad for everything.   What is Going On? For years, through both Democrat and Republican administrations, […]

Giving Your Children the Gift of a Work Ethic So They Don’t End Up Like Captain Hook

posted by chadhovind

The greatest gift you can give your kids is a strong work ethic. It’s the type of gift that lasts forever. I love the scene from the movie Hook with Dustin Hoffman and Robin Williams. A sweet little girl observes […]

Inflation?

posted by chadhovind

Imagine getting up from the Lazy Boy and finding out half your possessions have been “escorted” out the back window as you watched American Idol. Some clever thief took your prize treasures–right under your nose. How do you feel? Angry? […]

One Man’s Garbage is Another Man’s Gold

posted by chadhovind

My father used to say, “one mans garbage is another mans gold.”   He taught us as kids to be resourceful, creative, and find ways to make a lot out of a little.    There are many examples in the Bible of […]

Why Free Market Capitalism is Moral, Just and Wise.

posted by chadhovind

We can’t turn on the news today without hearing questions about the economy. We hear words like socialism, capitalism, deficit spending, and devaluation of the dollar. What does it all mean? Does God address these modern economic issues at all? […]

The Sandwich Board Guy Might Be Onto Something

posted by chadhovind

Remember those crazy preachers with a blow horn in one hand and a Bible in the other? They had some board strapped across them proclaiming the end of the world is near. They made predictions Jesus would come back in […]

Godonomics: An Overview

posted by chadhovind

Economics pervades our news today and I think many are surprised to know that the Bible has much to say on the subject. Socialism and Communism are incompatible with both Judeo Christian values and common sense. Growing up, I was […]

The Prophet Micah Would Condemn the Federal Reserve System in America’s Policies

posted by chadhovind

Illusion #1: The Illusion of Value In Bible times, the prophet Micah observed those who were exploiting and cheating the poor. They were powerful people using dishonest scales. He says in Micah 6:11, “Shall I acquit a man with dishonest […]

The Spiraling Dow Jones everyone should’ve seen coming

posted by chadhovind

Why are experts the last to see what God spells out so clearly? A household or nation that spends twice as much as it brings in leads to ruin. Improper Planning Leads to Poverty Proverbs 21:5 – The plans of […]

Bill Cunningham Interviews Chad Hovind on Godonomics

posted by chadhovind

Bill Cunningham interviewed me recently on his radio show asking about God’s perspective on economics.  Here is what I said. For more information, check out the first 30 minute video of Godonomics free at http://www.godonomics.com/watch-session-1  

How to Ruin a Country with Socialism

posted by chadhovind

Here is a fun little video where Karl Marx reveals his new GOVERNMENT MASTER card. Governments dilute the money supply through printing. Inflation is like pancake syrup Why are government purchases so wasteful?  Economics teaches us that third party purchases […]

The End of the World is Today? Join C.S. Lewis’s bus ride from heaven to hell

posted by chadhovind

For weeks we’ve endured something worse than Harold Camping’s end of days predictions. We heard Obama and Boehner warn us that -if we don’t keep spending- the world will end, senior citizens will go broke, and the poor will revolt. Now that […]

Is God a Democrat or a Republican?

posted by chadhovind

    For more information, check out www.godonomics.com.  Sign up for the RSS feed in the upper right.  You can download the Godonomics APP from the Apple APP store, or the DVD by clicking to the right.  

What Would God Say to F.D.R.?

posted by chadhovind

What would God say to F.D.R?  The same thing He would say to you and I.   It’s the same thing He’d say to politicians today, and the same thing He’d say to George Bush and Barack Obama… What’s the […]

Is God a Socialist or Capitalist?

posted by chadhovind

  For more information, check out www.godonomics.com       Click to the right if you are interested in the Godonomic APP for ipad, ipod or itouch.  Also click to the upper right to order the six session DVD.     […]

God is a Lion, Not an Elephant

posted by chadhovind

My father worked as a public school teacher. My mother worked with senior citizens. They were always frustrated by the tendency of churches to present Jesus as an elephant.   As I pastor over the years, I’ve met Christians who […]

Entrepreneur or Entre-Manure: What’s God’s view of business?

posted by chadhovind

Entrepreneur or Entre-manure? Is business and the adventure of Entreprenureship something God is pleased with or disappointed in? Is it Entreprenure or Entre-manure? My father was a public school teacher for about 35 years. My grandfather was a marine, electrical […]

Why Donkeys and Elephants Don’t Have Solutions

posted by chadhovind

I used to love watching The Muppet Show. My favorite characters were those two guys up in the balcony who argued and critiqued the show.   Anyone remember their names?    They were not part of the stage show, but […]

Gulliver’s Travels, God, Government

posted by chadhovind

Before Jack Black played the part, Ted Danson was Gulliver. The original tale was a parody showing the ludicrousness of current government and economic theory.   In this clip from the TV special, Gulliver tries to defend the current economic theory to a Queen […]

Christ Crushed Marxism in a Russian Prison by Proclaiming LIBERTY!

posted by chadhovind

Inscribed on the Liberty Bell are the words of Leviticus 25:10: “Proclaim liberty to all the inhabitants of the land.” This phrase was a reminder that what brought prosperity to our history and nation is God’s commandment to teach and […]

Bible and Money: Why God Supports Free Market Capitalism

posted by chadhovind

The Bible supports free market capitalism for a variety of reasons. 1) Free market capitalism requires the voluntary exchange of goods and services. Therefore, Freedom is the fuel for the system.  Someone must freely choose to buy your product forcing […]

The Dalai Lama has either lost his mind or needs an education… Either way, he announced today he’s a Marxist.

posted by chadhovind

This week the Dalai Lama said, ” As far as socio-political beliefs are concerned, I consider myself a Marxist … But not a Leninist,” he clarified.” I’d like to encourage the Dalai Lama to stop meditating and pull out a history book.   […]

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In the Old Testament, Ruth chapter 2, we see a great example of Godonomics. His name is Boaz, a rather wealthy land owner. 1 "There was a relative of Naomi’s husband, a man of great wealth, of the family of Elimelech" He is such a successful producer that he is able to both hire lots of empl

posted 6:41:00am Feb. 16, 2014 | read full post »

God and Money: Why Work Can Be Filled With Purpose
   Here is a recent sermon describing how we can all worship through our work, without worshipping our work 09/02/12 "Uncovering the Entrepreneur" (Chad Hovind) The Gift of Work At the heart of Godonomics is the value and God-given joy of work. Work and labor are gifts from God. He has

posted 5:33:28am Feb. 10, 2014 | read full post »

Godonomics says, "We should NOT be our brothers' keeper"
About once or twice a month, a politician or religious leader pulls out the ole, "The Bible tells us to be our brother's keeper."  The problem is ... Being your brother's keeper is not only NOT prescribed in the Scriptures; it's almost a textbook definition of codependency.  I'd encourage anyone

posted 7:54:26am Feb. 02, 2014 | read full post »

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