The Synoptic Gospels Were Based On The Life, And Death

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The synoptic gospels were based on the life, and death of Jesus Christ; however, there are numerous examples that the gospels had economic concepts, and financial thoughts that were surrounded around the idea of investments. The Parables of the Kingdom were all centered on the idea of investments, and the topic of what to do with wealth. The specific parable, within the kingdom I analyzed was the Parable of Talents, as it has the most economic concepts throughout it. A sum of Matthew, since Matthew was a tax collector for the Roman government, had some financial ties to it. Luke takes into account economics through the use of judgment, and sympathy. Continually, there is strong evidence that Jesus was an economist, and had economical…show more content…
The servants who received 5, and 2 talents went out and used those talents as investments, and later returned with double what they had been first given. The servant who received 1 talent was so scared to lose what he had been given, that he hid it by burying it in the dirt. When he returns with only the sole talent, his master gets angry with him for his lack of willingness to take a risk. “The parable is an exhortation to take risks in using one’s gifts for the kingdom of God” (Lin 794). The master was overly pleased with the first two servants due to the fact they were willing to take a risk. “The parable engages with several economic concepts at various stages of its narrative. The approach to taking risk in managing assets in a conceivably market economy is central to the moral of the story with the intention of growing the portfolio” (Miranda). This idea supports the notion that the master wanted his slaves to take advantage of a market economy that was available to them, to grow what he had already given them. He felt offended when the third slave was unwilling to grow what he had been given, out of fear. Continually, “the Parables of Talents provides us a key example illuminating the principles of investments” (Lin 793). The first key is the idea of profit-making. “The standout message is that profit arising from productivity is to be rewarded, while opportunity costs arising from lack of enterprise will inevitably be punished”
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