Schafer: A church combines dollars with divinity

  • Article by: LEE SCHAFER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 22, 2012 - 10:23 PM
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baloney2Dec. 23, 1211:05 AM

Finally, there is a Church without a building fund,an extremely wealthy priest,rabbi,or pastor.What a refreshing concept? Adam Smith wrote his book founding capitalism based upon Calvinist teachings.He was a professor of ethics. Each person,group,or congregation has physical,intellectual and spiritual gifts sent from God. These gifts serve the entire community by providing the skills,resources, and capital creating wealth for the producer and the giving the consumer necessities. They do not confer profits which will be used for hereditary status,political position,or ostentation. Gradually,our culture has accepted the values seen in the Quaker Church,the Mormon faith,and modern science. The might of our military and our diplomatic treaties created a peaceful trade around the globe. The Roman Empire,the Moslem empire,and the Chinese empire created peace for their regions,and opportunities for their citizens.

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