|September 2020 Newsletter|
|Defining specific Biblical absolutes |
on these human behavioral science subjects:
|Comparing specific Biblical absolutes|
with these human behavioral science data:
|SPECIFIC BIBLICAL ABSOLUTES OF MONETARY & FOREIGN POLICY||U.S. MONETARY AND FOREIGN POLICY SINCE 1944|
|Coverage of specific Biblical absolutes of monetary and foreign policy is AWOL in standard Bible courses.* Lay Christian experts in these topics must therefore||become niche Bible savants on them, to define specific Biblical absolutes needed by Trinitarian Christocentric textbooks in those behavioral sciences.||American liberals deplore military spending for sapping welfare state expenditures. American conservatives do the opposite. Both ignore the cause-and-effect relationship||between U.S. welfare statism and warfare statism, each of which defy specific Biblical absolutes of monetary and foreign policy … and Trinitarian Christocentrism.|
|Government must not inflate the money supply (Deut. 17:17), which would steal private purchasing power and aggrandize the state. Free-market supply and demand should set the amount of gold and silver money in circulation. No government monetary inflation rules out socialism, which demands monetary expansion … and requires anti-Christian optimism on human nature.**||NO|
|The dollar's monopoly since 1944 as world reserve currency to settle international trade balances, internationalized the impact of U.S. monetary inflation to finance its growing welfare state. In 1971, the U.S. – long vexed by an unsustainable gold outflow as nations redeemed their dollar holdings in gold – stopped backing dollars with gold. But its welfare state turned it into a warfare state.|
|Debt is servitude (Prov. 22:7). An obedient nation will be the international creditor (Deut. 28:12-13, 43-45), with very restricted domestic debt levels, other nations its debt-slaves, and must not join in foreign regimes' ambitions and/or supranational schemes (Deut. 17:17; 28:1-5,8,11-12; Lev. 26:3-5,9-10; Ex. 21:2; Josh. 9:3-27, esp. verses 14-15; I Kings 11:1-11 [dynastic alliances via marriage]).||NO|
|An end to world demand for dollars as the sole reserve currency would lead to a highly-depreciated dollar. To uphold that demand after ending the dollar's gold backing in 1971, the U.S. in 1973 agreed with Arab states that they would accept only dollars in payment for oil ("petrodollars"), while the U.S. would guarantee them military aid and protection from their foes, such as Israel.|
|Freedom means no standing army (1 Samuel 8:11-18). This does not forbid a standing navy and/or air force which, unlike an army, rulers cannot use to oppress citizens; nor does it prohibit a trained and ready national guard, or the right to bear arms. The Anglo-American historic constitutional semi-equivalent of this is “no standing army in peacetime without consent.”||NO|
|Since 1973 the American military has upheld the fiat dollar against threats to its hegemony as world reserve currency – loss of which would be very disruptive in the U.S. – by nations whom its dollar inflation victimizes. But U.S. international interventions against increasing mutinies opposing the unbacked dollar's privileged status, has led to military involvement in many regions worldwide.|
|A free economy in international trade will be mildly deflationary due to a relatively stable hard-money supply and extremely high productivity, which protects against other nations' gaining favorable trade balances via inflation. International-creditor status insures security with never a standing army needed. “Follow the money.” “He who has the gold makes the rules.”||NO|
|The U.S. attacked Libya and Iraq for bucking petrodollar supremacy, not North Korea or Pakistan for atomic weaponry. Iran's bypassing the petrodollar, not its nuclear program, most concerns the U.S. Russia's anti-petrodollar initiatives explain American adventures seeking precautionary retaliatory chokeholds on Russian natural gas delivery to Europe through Syrian and western Ukrainian pipelines.|
|**Specific Biblical absolutes of monetary policy reflect pessimism on human nature, to which they deny economic sovereignty. Depraved rulers are unfit to manage the money supply, whose purchasing power they will inevitably debase, enriching themselves and impoverishing the people. Pessimism on human nature supports Trinitarianism and Christ's deity, in that because corrupt man cannot self-redeem, . . .||… Christ must be divine to atone for man's sin. Christ's deity also implies human depravity, in that only a divine Savior can regenerate man, who cannot self-reform. Anti-Christian socialism is optimistic on human nature. It fantasizes (1) rulers will not ultimately expand a fiat money supply to infinity; (2) altruistic workers will produce without profit incentives; and (3) unselfish welfare recipients will not game the system.|
Stressing just theism in textbooks is nothing. Satan himself is a monotheist (James 2:19), and cares not who is. But Trinitarian Christocentrism polarizes, demands unconditional surrender – “sends not peace, but a sword” (Matthew 10:34) – because it deifies Christ and damns human nature.
This critique is TRINITARIAN and CHRISTOCENTRIC. Most conservatives' flawed treatments of U.S. History and the Constitution are MAN-CENTERED / HUMANISTIC and (like Satan – James 2:19) MONOTHEISTIC / UNITARIAN.
Q: Why do they shun Trinitarian Christocentrism?
A: Few sales. "The Word of the Lord [that sinful men need a divine Savior] is unto them a reproach, they have no delight in it" (Jeremiah 6:10).