How many times have we heard stories about the poor needing more money and calls for additional wealth distribution? I saw one article that tried to apply the biblical Jubilee laws to modern-day economics to accomplish this.
This would mean all landed property would return to its original owners in the 50th year (Lev. 25). The law also required that one year in seven the land was to be left unplanted. In addition, the only people who could participate were Jews defined by their tribes.
The Jubilee Year was fulfilled by Jesus’ redemptive work, as He declared in Luke 4:18–21. The land of Israel had done its job, so much so that Jewish believers sold it for a new covenant purpose (Acts 2:45; 4:34). They had been warned by Jesus that their temple would be destroyed, their land confiscated, and those who stayed behind would be taken off into captivity (Matt. 24; Mark 13; Luke 21).
So what does a person do who has owned a piece of property for more than 50 years and is still poor? Liberals take the Jubilee a step further and argue for “periodic economic redistribution.” Wealth was not redistributed under the Jubilee law. Only land was returned and debts cancelled. These debts weren’t business loans but poor loans given to people truly in need.
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