CAPITALISM: A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE
[1 Cor 3:5-8]:
"What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe - AS THE LORD HAS ASSIGNED TO EACH HIS TASK. I PLANTED THE SEED, APOLLOS WATERED IT, BUT GOD MADE IT GROW.
SO NEITHER HE WHO PLANTS NOR HE WHO WATERS IS ANYTHING, BUT ONLY GOD, WHO MAKES THINGS GROW.
The man who plants and the man who waters have one purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor."
The master, as a matter of fact, is entitled as owner to the fruits of the labors of others under his authority to the extent of their mutual agreement in their business arrangement. This is called the divine doctrine of capitalism = the private ownership and receipt of the rewards of one's own venture and labor, which Scripture teaches as the norm for man. Scripture is opposed to the human doctrine of socialism which God's word indicates as God's judgment on man or a special circumstance and not the proper order of things, [Isa 65:21-23]).