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Social Credit is applied Christianity

on Tuesday, 01 October 2013. Posted in Editorial

The photograph below shows Most Rev. Mathieu Madega Lebouakehan, Bishop of Mouila in Gabon (and Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Port-Gentil) giving Pope Francis a copy in Spanish of our book The Social Credit proposals explained in 10 lessons (in Spanish, Cursillo, or short course on the Social Doctrine of the church and its application in economics), on October 9, 2013, at the end of the General Audience held every Wednesday in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican.

This book is the basis for our study sessions held twice a year in Rougemont on Social Credit and the social doctrine of the Church, sessions in which more than fifty African bishops have already participated. Bishop Madega attended this session in Rougemont for the first time in August, 2012, and then said a few months later, at the Synod of Bishops in Rome on the new evangelization: "Social Credit is a financial system free of debt at the service of the human being. This structure inspired by the Holy Spirit will help the Church and all mankind."

Bishop Madega attended another session in Rougemont in August, 2013, presentiing himself some lessons. (See page 9.) He has even undertaken to have this book of 10 lessons translated into Italian, to facilitate its distribution among ecclesiastical circles inside the Vatican.

Scottish engineer Clifford Hugh Douglas, the founder of the Social Credit principles, said that Social Credit could be summarized in two words: applied Christianity. One can read at the end of Lesson 1 of this book these words of Geoffrey Dobbs:

"The social credit (without capital letters) means... the faith or confidence which binds any society together — the mutual trust or belief in each other without which fear is substituted for trust as the'cement'of society... Though no society can exist without some social credit, it is at its maximum where the Christian religion is practized, and at its minimum where it is denied and derided.

So promoting Christian principles is not wandering from social credit; on the contrary, it is actually part of it, it is its core message! That's what each issue of MICHAEL explains, including this one. Happy reading!

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