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In the just completed presidential campaign, the candidates saw different shades of reality. But they made common cause when the subject came to making life more difficult for foreign persons or corporations buying or selling goods and services in America.
The case for or against trade is generally made on economic grounds. But as any Christian - follower of Jesus - should know, the debate as to whether and how to trade comes down to a moral question. Are we showing ourselves as good or evil by the choice of those with whom we buy and sell to reach and sustain the American dream?
And so the question is posed: What would Jesus say about being pro- or anti-trade?
The short answer: Jesus is a free-trader. And not on primarily economic but rather on moral grounds.
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