04 November 2005



The first rule of holes:

If you are in one, stop digging.
~Author Unknown

Simple wisdom is often the clearest, yet often unheeded, for surely there is a better more multifaceted elucidation that modern man can come up with given time.

Having the opportunity to read Mike’s post at Three Fold Cord with honest examination of circumstances and Northern Farmer's commentary on Easy Debt I thought I’d grab the bell and ring in on the subject.

Haggai 1:5-7 is worthy of reading and consideration, applicable to this topic and the chapter deals with an ordering of priorities for then and now.

One of the things I made mention of in my message to the assembly this last Sunday was, by way of introduction, a historical framework for the topic of my message the Home Rules the Nation: The Biblical Family and Return to Patriarchal Leadership.


“……If you remember nothing else from today’s message, I want to give you a few key dates in History:

October 24th 1929 the stock market crash and the beginning of what is now know in American History as “The Great Depression”. It would later prove to be the birth of the welfare state.

In 1933 Roosevelt’s adoption of the “New Deal”, Keynesian economics, the creation of alphabet soup agencies, led to the wholesale slaughter of an agrarian culture upon the humanistic altar of industrialization.

My grandmother was 17 years of age. She’s 93 now…………”

Now the topics I covered were not based on economics, but much of what I studied on the subject and its relationship to the family overlap. People, even Christian folk, fail to understand the path of historical significance. Its role and the effects that underlying economics, consumerism and modern industry has brought us to in our current debt-based economy and society today.

Adam Smith the Wealth of Nations was not a topic covered in the governmental reeducation camps my wife and I attended growing up. The concept of ‘avoiding debt’ was as foreign to us as the idea of reading the bible. Two things we have thankfully rethought, as we began to deprogram ourselves from most of societies “modern thought”.

Needless to say we still bear the scars of Visa, MasterCard and American Express and retain a death pledge (see mortgage) to pay off our home, but we’re learning and healing our finances as well as our hearts. The battle is not yet over, as Captain John Paul Jones put it once “I have not yet begun to fight.” ………..(to be continued)


At 8:59 PM, Blogger KSmilkmaid said...

I really enjoy your writings Scott. You express yourself well.

At 7:05 PM, Blogger Scott Holtzman said...

Thank you Christina for your kind words and email regarding the Bread Post, I hope to hear from Sam when he returns.

~Well Wishes.


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