Martin Luther once said,
“A true Christian lives and labors on earth not for himself but for his neighbor; Therefore the whole spirit of his life compels him to do even that which he needs not do, but which is profitable and necessary for his neighbor.”
As one who is interested in economic history, it is a little known fact that the global economy remained relatively flat until the Protestant Reformation. Not only did the Bible begin to be distributed into the hands of commoners, it set in motion what became known as the protestant work ethic and economic growth began to explode. History shows that the economic growth of the West correlates with the spread and adoption of God’s Word.