Here’s a Really Good Review

By the editor in chief of the Christian Observer. He reviews the theatrical release of The Widow’s Might.

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Bigger Pies

“Thus, from Jesus’ point of view, if a man has less wealth than another, he may get more–not by robbing the man who has more, but by creating more for himself. Why is it in this country we do not recognize that each of us fit [sic] into this division of labor society, and the overall picture as to our share does not change by gang pressure. Have you ever thought, instead of trying to get a bigger piece of the pie, why not help tomake the whole pie bigger and, in turn, make your piece bigger?
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“The principle under which some of the pressure groups within our country operate today, is simply to take a bigger piece of the existing pie. They do not propose to do anything constructive which will increase the size of the pie. Increased investments in plants, machinery and equipment, because of profits, come back to create more jobs. This is the way we will increase the size of the pie. The only limitation on wealth in existence, is our ingenuity to create it.
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“In the parable I mentioned before, concerning the nobleman and the servants [he referred to the parable of the pounds], the more the servants made on their investments, the more they were applauded. There is no suggestion that there was anything immoral in their creation of wealth. Only fear, hoarding, and laziness were condemned.” — Robert D. Love*
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Sadly we live in a day in which preachers in America condemn the creation of wealth as “covetous” while commending the creation of debt as “living the American dream.” It is time that we began hearing again about diligence, thrift, frugality, and saving as the Christian virtues that established this nation both politically and economically. The idea of living on borrowed money would never have occurred to our Reformed fathers because they had a better grasp of God’s blessings and curses.
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As one person has put it, even Christians in many places would rather have more debt than more children. God characterized debt as a curse and children as a blessing, but Americans put chemicals in their bodies to avoid God’s blessing and go to the pagan banker to apply for a curse.
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REB

* Robert D. Love was a Christian businessman, founder of a Christian school, and a leader in many activities, applying his faith to the world’s problems.