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Affluent Christian Investor | July 28, 2021

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September 4, 2015 |

How Lobsters Expose the Achilles’ Heel of the Conservative Movement

A group of rugged Novia Scotia fishermen met at 8:30 am to discuss their future. They were being ripped off, they said. They worked hard on their boats netting lobsters, sold them to a local wholesaler, who then sold them … Read More

September 4, 2015 |

God Over Nature

“Our help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth”

– Psalm 124:8.

The psalmists repeatedly referred back to God’s natural acts of creation to describe and frame God’s majesty and power. Thus, they regularly mention the … Read More

September 4, 2015 |

A Nation of Laws or of Men?

The American Union has a definitive hierarchy of sovereignty. The federal government is a creature of the States. The States are creatures of the People. The People are creatures of God. This makes God all sovereign over all things – … Read More

September 3, 2015 |

How to Filter the Speculative Noise Out of Gold Prices

Last week, we called for a rising gold to silver ratio. On last Wednesday, this ratio hit nearly 80 before backing down a bit by the end of the week. It did not happen with a rising price of … Read More

September 3, 2015 |

Simple Things Still Need to be Said

“Praise the Lord, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples. For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord”

– Psalm 117:1-2.

Today’s two verses are the only … Read More

September 2, 2015 |

China Not Looking for Global Domination

China’s foreign policy decisions and actions in recent years can generally be explained by the guiding ideology of the Chinese leadership: establishing China as the strongest regional power in East Asia in order to ensure China never experiences another “Century … Read More

September 2, 2015 |

The Paganization of the Marketplace

Once upon a time, man lived in fear of nature and based his world-view on myths populated with demons and other spirits who were everywhere to be found, ubiquitous in nature. Always fearful and cautious so as to not upset … Read More

September 2, 2015 |

Don’t Grow Weary

“The Lord remembers us and will bless us: He will bless his people Israel, he will bless the house of Aaron, he will bless those who fear the Lord— small and great alike”

– Psalm 115:12-13.

The Lord … Read More

September 2, 2015 |

The Only Proper And Righteous Civil Government is Never Separated from God

In matters of church and state, it is clear that We the People’s religious beliefs can and should impact their understanding and action of civil government. But the government cannot violate people’s conscience of religion. Theologian Leonard Goenaga writes “that … Read More

September 1, 2015 |

Who the Heck Consumes His Capital?!

I have been writing about consumption of capital, using the example of a farmer who sells off his farm to buy groceries. It’s a striking story, because people don’t normally act like this. Of course, there are self-destructive people in … Read More

September 1, 2015 |

The Law of the Land: God’s Law

The clergy of Colonial New England poured from the pulpit their view of polity directly from Scripture. “The Old Testament furnished many illustrations of covenant relations, of the limitations placed upon rulers and people, of natural rights, of the … Read More

September 1, 2015 |

Grumbling is Unproductive… and Contagious

“Then they despised the pleasant land; they did not believe his promise. They grumbled in their tents and did not obey the Lord”

– Psalm 106:24-25.

The Israelites were a nasty, unruly lot as they left Egypt and … Read More

August 31, 2015 |

US Stock Market Predicting Recession?

After the stock market stumbling through the past two weeks, you will hear top mainstream economists repeat the old joke that the market has predicted ten of the last eight recessions. The point of the joke is to belittle the … Read More

August 31, 2015 |

Another “GLITCH?” ETF Failure Hit the Markets and Hints at Financial Terrorism

Last month, the New York Stock Exchange froze. The same day, United Airlines was grounded. And The Wall Street Journal website went offline. Two days later, TD Ameritrade had a serious outage. We were told it was “just a glitch” in … Read More

August 31, 2015 |

Procrastination: Read About it Now, Not Later

“A thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night”

– Psalm 90:4.

This verse should cause you to think of its equivalent in the New … Read More

August 28, 2015 |

America: Not a Nation, But a Confederation Under God

This confederation of nation-States would be bound together under a compactual agreement or covenant which would not form a new nation, although specific elements of a nation-state would be brought to bear;[1] but a confederacy of free and independent nation-States. … Read More

August 28, 2015 |

The Exquisite Market Setup

There is an exquisite setup building once again. Tight fundamentals in the gold market apply upwards pressure on the price. For quite a while, we have been saying gold’s fundamental price was around a hundred bucks above the market … Read More

August 28, 2015 |

Acting on What You Hear

“I removed the burden from their shoulders; their hands were set free from the basket. In your distress you called and I rescued you, I answered you out of a thundercloud; I tested you at the waters of Meribah”

August 28, 2015 |

Russia, China, Iran, and the Dollar as Reserve Currency – Part Four

We have long discussed the threats against the dollar as well as dire predictions that the dollar would lose its reserve currency status. But historically, it has been the position of the U.S. Treasury and U.S. State Department that the dollar … Read More

August 27, 2015 |

What Followers Owe to Leaders and What They Don’t.

“You led your people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron”

– Psalm 77:20.

God was the One leading in the wilderness, but He did so through His appointed leaders, Moses and Aaron. God is … Read More

August 27, 2015 |

Managers Who Know the Numbers, But Not the Product, Don’t Know Anything

So things aren’t working out so well for vaunted 3G Capital – the darling of the investment world who bought Budweiser, Heinz, Burger King and more and went through them with loads of largely insignificant cost reduction edicts. Demanding that … Read More

August 26, 2015 |

Data Says Rumors of Hillary’s Death Somewhat Exaggerated

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has been experiencing what many political analysts are describing as an “implosion” over the past several weeks. The combination of her inability to defend herself over the email scandal, and Bernie Sanders’ becoming a serious candidate, … Read More

August 26, 2015 |

How to Cope When You Don’t Have Customers

“We are given no signs from God; no prophets are left, and none of us knows how long this will be”

– Psalm 74:9.

One time I was in a tough place financially, and the phone rang for … Read More

August 26, 2015 |

From the Sinai Desert to the New World

Well above all civilizations, the ancient Hebrews were the structure and law followed by American Founding generation. A significant study of other civilizations, like the Greeks, Romans, and others, were evaluated by Enlightenment writer Charles Montesquieu, but the most perfect … Read More

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