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Are some countries destined to be poor? While traveling in Africa, seminary professor Dr. Wayne Grudem, was asked a troubling question by a local: “Why is Africa so poor? Are we under a curse?” Startled by this puzzling question, Dr. Grudem set out to find an answer. Grudem shares what he’s found during his search, and encourages those in wealthier countries not to blame themselves for the lack in the poorer countries, but instead to look at the poorer countries’ economics, which most often don’t support a free market system and hinders productivity among its people. Dr. Grudem also looks at the complicated problem of poverty and the Christian’s response to it.