The way to a triumphant future of
The history of human development, one way or another, always focuses on the
question, "the meaning of life." Value orientation often change under
the pressure of historical circumstances and the government, but the results of
the development of civilization suggests that the divine truth, with the centuries
of experience and a wisdom of the people, always forms the basis of ideology
and way of life of the people.
Recent global economic and political events once again raised the question of
what to do next. It turned out that today the answer to this question is more
complicated than twenty or ten years ago. Known recipes finally become obsolete
and useless. The world needs new ideas and the people who can devote his life
to achieving the good of mankind.
A civilization will continue to seek the ways to "build a bridge"
between economic objectives and social justice. Here, analysts expect to see
the beginnings of new methods for solving economic problems. But neither in Russia, nor in
the world there is no single view of the methodology of the process. We can
find the key to solving the problem only after the reviewing the basis of the
economy and economic relations.
1. Christian values as the basis of a new economic model
Critics of capitalism call for a
return to the basic principles of the socialist economic model. But they do not
recognize the fact that even in the Soviet Union,
despite the imposition of atheism it was always a strong tradition of
Christianity. The then ruling communist elite’s rhetoric of a bright future was
under the huge influence of the Gospel and accurately reflected the Christian
truth. Notorious "Ten Commandments of the builder of communism," was
a mirror image of the ten commandments of Jesus Christ. In Communist countries
people accepted these civilization approach as long as it was largely
consistent with their historical experience and Christian traditions. However,
the Soviet economy was far from ideal because it provided no personal economic
The subsequent imposition of capitalist wing "new economy" in
post-Communist Russia only led to a rapid division of society to rich and
successful people, on the one hand, and the losers, the poor and unnecessary,
on the other side. People were persuaded by a false idea that the economy is
not only unfair, but it must be it. But in Russia, with its Christian values
and traditions, so inhumane economic relations caused a general outcry and
rejection. As a result, this "anti-Christian economics" was able neither
to grow, neither to exist at all. It was confirmed by the collapse of many
Russian companies and banks established in the 90's. But this cannibal, inhuman
and ugly economy, still managed to inflict the deepest damage in all areas of life
and cause the cycle of various crises.
The capitalism historically outdated itself and has led the Western world to a
global inefficient economy that fails to grow and is just falling apart. This
already puts the Christian world as outsider.
And now we see that today the Western economy is crumbling despite all attempts
of politicians. The world is facing a rapidly growing demand for justice
according to Christianity. So far, the West refuse to keep justice in economic
relations with other countries, including Russia. How we can find a way to
negotiate within all the parts of
Christian world? We see this path lies through the Gospel. We all want a
decent life for ourselves and loved ones, most of us believe in the value of
divine truths. So what keeps us to take a fresh look at the problems of
economic development of the world?
Creating new economy is not easy due to many reasons. Today the research of a
new economic model, or the acceptance of any economic decision has no valid
ideological basis. After all, social theories are also in decline, as communist
and capitalist theories and capitalist society (free markets, private
enterprise). And all the social theories of recent decades such as
"universal values", "human rights", "multiculturalism",
"tolerance" are too abstract and not related to Christianity and the
economy. Implementing them in our life without an analysis of their possible economic
and social impact was totally unwise. Therefore there is no wonder that they
have basically devastating consequences for the economy and society. And no
wonder that these ideas are firmly and rightly criticized.
Spiritual values can not exist outside the real world or ignore it. Therefore
the spiritual quest of the Christian world is inseparable from the search for
the idea of the "right economy", which is able to combine the
economic reality and Christian values harmoniously, provide them with a solid
financial foundation and link the spiritual and material spheres and the
triumph of justice, stop the negative trends in the economy and society.
This is the Christian economy.
As long as any economic and social theories and practices of economic models do
not respect Christian truths (love of neighbor, a commitment to personal
excellence, building the kingdom
of God, etc.), they
degrade fast. As well as they ignore economic realities of the modern world and
aim to realize the desire for prosperity of individual groups by the oppression
and exploitation of other people, and the exhaustion of natural resources.
The world has realized that the unlimited exploitation and violation of the
rights and interests of people in the economy leads not only to the political
turmoil, but ruining the economy, throwing a country back.
Now mankind has also understood that natural resources are limited, and so
today the world faces a dilemma: either to learn how to effectively use the
resources for the benefit of all people (this is a Christianity), or control
certain groups (so-called "golden billion ") sources of basic
resources and the right to dispose of them only in their own interests (this is
not a Christianity, but it is beneficial for them.)
Christian economy explains the relationship in the Divine world, the causes and
consequences of any action, the sources and nature of the obstacles to
achieving the common good and the rise of people based on the truths of the Gospel
and with the knowledge of mankind has achieved on the economic items.
Unlike any economic models, Christian economy is regarding the relationship of
God and man as a priority. In this case, God encouraged people to living and
carrying out their activities in a limited natural resources (now in science,
the definition of natural resources as Divine resources). The society and the
state should only play a supporting (serving) role comparing to human.
Christian economy is a way of organizing economic activities in accordance with
Christian values, in which the high performance of the economy is based on
dedication and uncompromising desire of everyone to the practical
implementation of the commandments of Jesus Christ, to his personal
responsibility to God, to the achievement of universal justice in all spheres
life that will create real conditions for the fulfillment of Christian values
and personal development of each person according to Christian teaching,
which will lead to full-scale liberating people from financial problems and any
forms of dependence, the prevalence of creative work, to achieve such a high
level of intellectual, economic and technological development when the
production of wealth is no longer the primary problem of human society, and all
kinds of destructive political and economic activities will be prevented in
advance. Public policy and social traditions will be used to serve the
interests of every Christian, and not, on the contrary, to subject them to the
Under the Christian economy today also is a system of views on the economy,
which is intended to put the embodiment of economic mechanisms and methods of
Christian principles of the Gospel and deliver people from the maximum of
dependence and problems, from humiliating forms of physical labour, considering
the well-being and spiritual prosperity of all human beings without exception
as the highest priority of all economic processes.
Current level of human development will never achieve intellectual, industrial
and scientific and technological level of the Christian economy because it is
the ideal model of the economy, which must conform to the precepts of Jesus
Christ in their economic sense when the main priority of economic activity is
the interests of all people, not individual groups, in the form of classes,
That is the Christian economy is a model of an economy that serves the
interests of all the diverse people and therefore can lead the world out of
ideas and stalemate of chronic deficit of its economic potential. The priority
of an economy should be not only the prosperity of the elite, not the financial
results of corporations, but the liberation of people from poverty and
financial dependence in spite of their spiritual perfection, the way Christ
Christian nations and countries share a faith in Jesus Christ and common Christian
values. So the idea of the Christian economy - this is an area where you can
really start to establish a confidence between Russia and the West. Contradictions
and discrepancies in the Christian world can be solved, but only when faith
becomes the dominant.
2. Christian economy, the Christian world and the progress of the world
Over the past 500 years Christian
countries were the leaders of the world progress in all spheres and areas of
life and human activity. It is the country of the Christian world are the
leaders of the world economy and human progress from the great geographical
discoveries to the creation of hi-technologies. Scientific, intellectual,
cultural and industrial heyday of the last century were in the Christian
This did not happen by accident. The success and leadership of Christian
nations and peoples for such a long period of history had faith in God and the
future coming with the Kingdom of Lord, the fulfillment of all Lord's
commandments. This formed the psychology and philosophy of many millions of
Christians (especially in Europe, Russia
and the U.S.)
and is reflected in their long dedicated activity and striving to make a
difference. The merit of Christians to humanity lies in the fact that the
cultural, economic, technical, sporting events, discoveries and achievements of
Christian countries for centuries enthusiastically perceived other peoples of
the world, were borrowed by them and develop them further.
Common to the West and Russia
is that they are historically inseparable and inalienable part of the whole
Christian world. Moreover, Soviet Union which population is mainly Christian, and
the United States
were recent leaders of the world economy.
Despite the imposition of atheism
the Soviet Union has always been a strong
tradition of Christianity, after all.
Today the world is changing, and it is rapidly growing demand for justice in
the economy, which is also completely Christian value. It is true that the West
does not seek to implement the principle of justice in economic relations with
other countries. This is evident, in particular, the nature of relations
between the West and Russia.
However, this policy is no longer a secret. Therefore, more and more political
and economic activities of the West run into fierce opposition from other
Simultaneously, there is the obvious disappointment of the world community in
the ideas that do not benefit the economy (liberalism, multiculturalism). These
matters are becoming less noticeable, i.e. once prominent Russian
pseudo-liberal politicians and human rights activists. They are not
The Christian world and Christian people demand Christian economy.
Today it is time for politic-free
economy with a main goal as the prosperity of all people. Its essence consists
of the harmonious combination of the objective economic categories and the
economic interests of persons with spiritual values. Yet economy is the only
field of human activity where the believers and those who consider themselves
realists and pragmatists (as they consider themselves far-standing and
independent from any religion), could relate to. And then the Christian economy
will make great strides on the state of the crisis, it will give the efficiency
of modern global economy., East-Asian economy is flawed because is focused only
on the needs of the market and not the benefit people and their spiritual
Historically Christian economy
always was a harmonious combination of both infrastructure and spiritual
development of society and the individual.
Christian is a progressive economy because its goal is the prosperity of the
individual. It seeks, in a particular, the increasing importance of
intellectual activity to a greater extent than the physical labor. Thus, one of
the direct results of the Christian economy is to become the unprecedented
growth of the intellectual potential of the world and the emergence of new
The Gospel is the one and only for all Christians. There’s no Catholic, nor
Protestant, nor Orthodox, nor Baptist or other Gospel. A community of Christian
values, faith in Jesus Christ, serving the cause of Christ always united people
of all Christian countries. That is why the Christian economy is the only area
where you can really start to establish trust between Russia and the West. It can normalize their relations which are still
hostile, despite the recent fall of the communist regime in Russia. Economic activity can
eliminate the contradictions and differences between countries within a single
Christian space, replacing the perennial and futile diplomatic negotiations.
Contradictions between the Christian churches (Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox)
in the Christian economic area can be reduced to a minimum. It is clear that
politicians and governments of various countries can never completely agree
among themselves on mutual trust and long-term cooperation. It is only the
desire of millions of people to ensure that comply with Christian precepts, to
be committed to Christian values, to be worthy of the Lord's love, to embody
the teachings of Jesus Christ on earth today is the only incentive and
guarantee of overcoming difficulties and building a fair kind of the economy,
which does not aim to enrich corporations and the elite, does not aim to
achieve abstract financial results, but instead, aims to liberate people from
earthly burdens and spiritual elevation of all people.
In this case, dialogue between Christian churches will remove the political
intrigues and conspiracies from the economy and then finally return to action
policies in line with the public benefit. Thus dictates of politicians in the
society will be weakened in favor of the economists who now have to formulate
goals and objectives of the world.
Christian economy allows assessment of the actions in the economy in two ways: 1)
compliance with Christian values and 2) the economic reasons and feasibility.
This is what almost is never done and no one now seems to be fit to do due to present
indicators of success in the economy - financial growth, earnings,
capitalization, stock price index of business activity, the volume of services,
etc. It is not accidental that the business activity of American, European and
Russian companies results with the destruction of infrastructure, environment
and civilization, i.e. the negative economic consequences.
The economic world is in a deadlock and confusion. None of the previously known
methods of economic activity are not able to prevent the world’s most problems:
crises, inflation, the deterioration of population.
Today not only politics, but already the economic and informational activities
have become another "effective ways” to destroying the foundations of the states.
The time is right to recognize the existence of the "economic weapon of
mass destruction". Economic activities and government policies are based
on economic theories, still indicated as erroneous due to their devastating
Only universal observance of the
Christian precepts, following the teachings of Jesus Christ, the preservation
of Christian values, the main of which is the love to all people is only able
to help people find out, albeit intuitively, their right way to peace and
It should be properly understood that Christian does not mean the economy is a
simple summation of the economic potential of all Christian countries. The
totality of their potential (including the U.S.,
the European Union) forms the Christian economic space.
Christian economy has had no
parallel in world history, but, nevertheless, it is still possible to list
examples of countries whose economies are in a period of fairly closely matched
a Christian model. This, for example, England, after the revolution in 1640,
the Netherlands after the revolution of 1648, the United States after winning independence
in 1776, the Calvinist Switzerland. People of these countries rejected the
royal dictatorship in the name of personal freedom and economic independence. Their
national economic and social life were guided mainly by Christian, not
political beliefs. For this reason, the political life then did not have the
dominant influence on the economy and on the rights of its citizens, and did not
limit their personal freedom, as it happens today. Honest labour and non-luxury
way of life were considered in these countries as one of the highest virtues
and sacred duty for every Christian. Ethics and morals of the time were closely
linked to the need to work for each member of the society. For a long time in
these countries a faith in Jesus Christ is considered the foundation of their
religious and personal freedom, family values and way of life, a source of
social and personal wealth. In each of these countries, industrial production
has reached a high level of development. As a result, they have a long-time
economic prosperity, and their national traditions and way of life are
replicated in many parts of the world. America,
Great Britain, Switzerland are
still the envy and role model for many other countries. Not occasionally that
contemporary retreat (almost decline) of Christian faith in the countries in
the name of so-called "tolerance" has coincided with a huge and
constant economic crisis. And with the increasingly insistent demands of the
citizens in the defense of Christianity as the basis of their national and
personal identity these countries can assume their global economic leadership
Christian economy can not be described in details in a one newspaper article.
However, we are ready to do it in another format.
3. The Western economic and political dominance and leadership in modern Russia
Western democracy wrongly reckons
is still the successor of the Communist Soviet Union's geopolitical role and
remains a threat to the West.
After the Communist collapse the
West mistakenly did not support the establishment of the democracy in Russia, as in
1917, when the West did not have any support to the Provisional Government and
the young Russian democracy. One of the reasons for the collapse of democracy
and economy in Russia is
that the implementation of economic reforms has been given to those political
leaders who hated the Soviet Union and sought to destroy even new Russia. The
West encouraged the failure of economic reforms in Russia. Due to these
pseudo-liberals reforms and growing corruption all liberal and democratic
values have been completely discredited in Russia.
The Soviet people's desire for change was in the power and freedom, the desire
to join the global democratic values and the Western way of life were
completely undermined. It is obvious that the desire to restore Christianity in
is not supported by the West yet.
The West does not cause the slightest concern that Russia is rooted in the
disempowerment of ordinary citizens, and even in the rank and file employees of
the state and law enforcement. In that humiliated holders are high and because
of the priceless intelligence, carriers and developers of the most advanced
ideas (including scientific and technical). Not to find at least one title in the
Western media, where it would be seen as a problem for the world.
Historical consequences of the defeat of the Soviet Union in the Third World
("cold") war fell on the shoulders of the peoples of the new Russia.
In fact, in Russia
were made economic sabotage - most subtle ways, hitherto unknown and never
understood until now. We must recognize the high professional level of Western
experts who have created and successfully implemented a scheme to destroy the
economy of the USSR and Russia, but
remained in the background. It is a pity that in our country remain unclaimed
economists who can face the new challenges of the West.
economy is based primarily on the supply of natural resources abroad.
Political and business elite of Russia
has made a choice in favor of the West: they bought their property and assets,
their children and their families have already moved there. Elite is ready at
any time to leave the hopeless for her to Russia. Therefore Russia has no
chance of recovery of industry and science.
The West continues to keep Russia
in isolation from the achievements of world democracy, economy and scientific
and technological progress deliberately.
The fault of the modern West Russia is no free
and democratic. And Russia
is not, it would be correct to call it "the rubble of Russia."
The problem is that, most of all, the final collapse of Russia will not
occur. But increases the unpredictability of the consequences. West once made a
mistake, for which he himself had paid dearly. Excessively harsh conditions of
the Versailles Treaty and the West's unwillingness to alleviate the economic
difficulties experienced Germans, led to a prolonged economic decline in Germany,
supported by the German Nazis and their rise to power.
Political and business elite of Russia
has made a choice in favor of the West: they bought their property and assets,
their children and their families have already moved there. Elite is ready at
any time to leave the hopeless for her to Russia. Therefore Russia has no real chance of
recovery of industry and science.
We should properly assess what is
happening and decide what to do next for the good of the Christian world and
economic development as an integral part of the economy of the Christian world
Global economic crisis of the Western
economy is obvious. It is no accident that the growing awareness of depravity
ignoring Christian values for the sake of fashion, but non-specific ideas
("universal values," "human rights,"
"multiculturalism," "tolerance"). The crisis has shown that
society can not afford failure of Christianity without consequences.
West he worked himself up to the crisis. After the defeat of the Soviet Union
in the Third World ("cold"), the U.S. war began to dominate in all
areas of the world. The euphoria of political success and no serious opponents
in the world, the pursuit of profit and cheap labor force led the U.S. and its
allies to a significant reduction of the volume of production. West began to
develop the economy of consumption and entertainment. The priority for the
development of steel service and financial operations. In pursuit of profit,
many Western corporations recklessly moved the production of industrial and
high-tech products to the Asian region. This has led to an increase in the
economic potential of China
and South-East Asia.
Twenty years ago the new global confrontation has begun. This time - between
the West, led by the U.S.,
and countries that are not under the direct political and military influence of
It is - part of the Arab world, Iran,
China and some countries in
South America, in the future, perhaps - India
After the victory over the Soviet Empire USA implement new directions of its
foreign policy. An integral part of this strategy is the organization of
military conflicts around the world. In fact, today we are seeing is the
initial stage of a new, fourth world war, the purpose of which - the final
division of the world in favor of the U.S. and its allies.
Now the West has realized that the loss of its economic superiority over the
Asian countries (India and China) can have
serious consequences. Today, when the strategic position and prospects of the
West is much more complex, it is not profitable weak Russia. Because the West inevitably
reconsider its attitude to Russia,
it needs to be an ally. And Russia
should promptly bring to the West the idea that full cooperation Russia needs
the economy, industry and science of highest standards. And this should be the
main topic in the dialogue between Russia
and the United States
and the European Union.
As a weak Russia
with its enormous natural resources and being a major supplier of energy would
always be a targets in global confrontation. During the Fourth World War, any of
the opposing side can strike a blow to Russia
at least in order to prevent the enemy to the natural resources of Russia. It is
quite possible scenario, which, alas, has already been implemented in Iraq and Libya.
If the U.S.
will lose in the new global confrontation, the consequences can be severe and
unpredictable for the entire Christian world.
And then Russia
must make a well thought-out initiatives that appeal to the senses and the mind
of the West, as well as his concern for his future. Need to find arguments that
are understandable to the West, that is, themes of economy and religion.
Actually, this is already being discussed in the United States. Gaining influence of
the political movement "Tea party", which is also in favor of a
return to Christian values ("grassroots”), which was historically the basis for
the United States.
Russia should get the
support of such influential forces in the West, who will appreciate the
benefits of cooperation with the new, Christian Russia.
should promptly develop their proposals for a more active participation in
world politics and the global economy. Have to begin a dialogue on the
prospects for economic cooperation between the Christians of the West and Russia. This
dialogue will be filled with concrete economic content, as many differences
even between different religions have obvious economic.
Historical, cultural, religious community, with the United
States and Europe has led to the return of post-war Germany in the
European economic, cultural, industrial and technological space and the
transformation of the greatest enemy into an ally and partner. The same must be
done today, and Russia.
Today, the most promising is the theme of a single economic space in the
Christian part of the Christian economy. Russia should be part of the
Christian world, including Christian economic space.
According to the "Marshall Plan" West Germany had mainly financial
assistance. Now the economy is more important than financial, are technology
and production assets, specialists markets. Therefore it is necessary to
determine in advance the form of cooperation with the West.
Urgent tasks for today are:
1. Make Russia a full member
of the Christian economic space;
2. Determine the prospects and Russia's
place in the world economy and world politics.
First, the West should stop unconstructive policy of destabilization and
eventual collapse of the Russian economy and to stop supporting subversive
Second, it should propose and justify the idea of Christian economic space.
The West must be carried out in relation to Russia only comfortable economic
Third, within the Christian there is a single economic space technological
space. To create a modern economy must get modern equipment and technology.
Now, when the monopoly of the West to the new technology is lost, it makes no
sense to limit the supply of technology to Russia.
Fourth, in favor to provide
forward-thinking and effective Russian Christian economists information
channels to form a new view of the West to Russia and its people. And for it Russia needs,
in particular, the Christian English-speaking economists. The most important
part of their activities is to work in the global information space. It must
provide a forward-thinking and effective Russian Christian economists
information channels to form a new view of the West to Russia and its
Russian cooperation with the West will be possible only when Russia itself
clearly highlighted its relationship to Christian values, its sincere desire to
establish a historically strong relationship with the Christian world and a
mutual dialogue with the West.