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  1. Explain why some economic systems tend toward increasing poverty while other systems tend toward decreasing it.
  2. Why is the law important for economics? For personal liberty?
  3. What are some economic roles the civil government has undertaken in the modern world? What does the Bible say (or not say) about those roles?


  1. Some people have referred to the “grace of law.” How is law a grace in terms of our economic lives?
  2. How does sin exacerbate a nation’s economic problems, especially those of countries that reject God?
  3. What are some specific ways the Ten Commandments are necessary for a healthy economic life?


  • Basic Economics, 4th Ed. – Carson & Cleveland – Chapters 3-4
  • Prosperity and Poverty – Beisner – Chapters 11 & 14
  • Biblical Economics – Sproul, Jr. – Chapter 9