Business Law with Biblical worldview

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Write a paper from a biblical worldview perspective that discusses the legal concepts of property ownership and how God’s mandate of mankind’s dominion over the earth informs it.

Compose the research paper in accordance with APA standards and cite a minimum of five (5) scholarly peer reviewed sources as references, as well as multiple biblical references (word count range 1200-1400 words).

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Running head: BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW OF BUSINESS LAW

A Biblical Perspective of Property Law
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Following the Biblical perspective, it is apparent that God Himself, the creator of the
Universe and all that is in it, commissioned the world and everything it contained to human
beings (Gen. 1.28-29). According to the Bible, God gave the world to man because He had
created them in His likeness; hence, were meant to subdue other creations far from God's
likeliness and dominate them. He subsequently granted the first human dominion over the earth,
according to his law of creation. He, however, denied humanity the sovereignty, as He alone was
sovereign over all. The dominion that was granted during the creation was further emphasized as
one of the Ten Commandments given to Mosses at Mt. Sinai. The eight commandment instructed
men not to steal anything that belonged to another person (Ex. 20:15), and by doing so, it made
provisions for the property rights. The commandment made the people aware of the concept of
individual ownership by terming any illegal attempt at taking someone else's property as a crime.
Nevertheless, it is worth noting that the Book of Leviticus 25:23 reminded Israel that God
was the owner of every wealth by categorically stating “the land is mine and you are but aliens
and my tenants." God the Yahweh was not only the King of Israel but also the owner of the soil
occupied by Israel and everything it produced. This land was the Holy land where God reigned
(Josh. 22:19; Jer. 16:18; Hos. 9:3). This was the Holy ...


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