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Treasure and Dominion: An Economic Commentary on Luke

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Preface: And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? (Luke 6:46). This is Christianity?s supreme question, generation after generation. It was originally a rhetorical question. It implied that His followers did not take His commands seriously enough to obey them. Two millennia later, Christians still suffer from the same hesitation. They are not sure what Jesus wants them to do. They wear WWJD? (What Would Jesus Do?) sweatshirts, but they have no clue as to how they might begin to answer their question, should anyone ask them to, which no one does. Their lack of specific answers to specific social, political, and economic questions is due to the fact that they have cut themselves off from the source of specifically biblical answers by means of another popular slogan, ?We?re under grace, not law!? As a result, they are under humanistic civil courts and lawyers.

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Table of Contents Preface (6:46) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vi Introduction (12:32?34) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1. Reversal of Fortune: Covenantal Sanctions (1:51?53) . . . . . . 25 2. The End of the Old Covenant Order (3:9?14) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 3. Stones into Bread: Power Religion (4:4?4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 4. The Kingdoms of Man: Power Religion (4:5?8) . . . . . . . . . . . 63 5. Risk-Free Living: Power Religion (4:9?12) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 6. Liberation of the Whole World (4:16?21) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 7. Calling vs. Occupation (5:21?28) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 8. Open Fields at Harvest Time (6:1?15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 9. Reversal of Fortune: Beatitudes and Woes (6:20?25) . . . . . . 129 10. A Merciful Hand (6:27?36) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 11. Full Measure, Running Over (6:38) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167 12. By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them (6:43?45) . . . . . . . . 174 13. Obedience Brings Security (6:47?49) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184 14. Interpersonal Comparisons of Subjective Utility (7:41?43) 194 15. Choked With Riches (8:11?15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209 16. The Rich Get Richer; So Do the Poor (8:18) . . . . . . . . . . . . 229 17. The Lure of Business (8:33?37) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247 18. No Visible Reserves (9:1?3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252 19. To Gain the Whole World (9:23?25) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261 20. First Things First (9:57?62) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268 21. The Good Samaritan (10:30?36) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276 22. Answered Prayer: Something for Nothing (11:9?13) . . . . . 284 23. Tithing Is Not Enough (11:39?42) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298 24. Value, Price, and Fear (12:6?7) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305 25. Treasure and Greed (12:15?21) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312 26. Missionary Finances (12:22?34) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323 27. Rewards for Perseverance (12:35?38) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345

 
 



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