If there was any doubt about the biblical prohibition on the charging of interest (aka usury) Michael Hoffman’s thorough treatise on the subject dispels it with vigour. Usury was considered a mortal sin for 1500 years by mainstream Christianity until it was endorsed by the spendthrift Pope Leo in 1515. God bans it because it is utterly immoral and He only permits it in one limited circumstance – and as an enslavement technique.
If the identity of Christ is the primary question in life, understanding the nature of money is the second most important subject. There are two ways to approach this subject:
First, from the top down, where Conspiracy is proven against our natural understanding, (we grow to understand the supreme importance of trust being the essential backing of a currency). I note here that our personal currency is our own reputation represented by our capacity for obtaining credit from others.
The second way to approach this subject is by building our understanding from bottom up (where at the outset we accept the Christian worldview of a conspiracy against God) and see how this outworks in a monetary/financial sense.
I normally take the former approach, because most neither accept nor understand the Christian worldview and it mirrors the process of a lot of my own research and learning. It’s also fun to explore and reveal truth piece by piece. In this case though, I will build up from the bottom, applying the Christian world view to financial matters, laying out the case that the world is [deliberately] enslaved by usurious practices.
There is a God – evidence of design requires a Designer of course. He created ‘good’; set the parameters and mankind screwed up. Snakes, apples, nakedness, shame, the Fall – you should know the story!
His Son Jesus was there at the beginning of time; was born into this world four years before His recorded birthday (c.4BC); lived a different but ‘pretty decent’ life; then was sacrificed by the bad dudes. His breaking through the death thing though, was the biggie as it depowered evil. The Holy Spirit entered planet earth 50 days later (at the Pentecost) and we’re all going to have a party at the end of time. In the meantime we’re in the middle of a huge scrap over who gets the glory.
This crude, irreverent summary is the Christian worldview in a nutshell. When we forget or ignore religion, religious organisations, all things are pretty jolly simple. Christ is the King. Worship of Him is good as it brings blessing. We’re all gonna have to do it in the end anyway but do things wrong and we’re all in the sh*t.
OK Let’s try to get serious again, now . . .
So, the goal of deception is to receive something that isn’t due. This is a form of theft. Liars are always thieves (and visa versa). The serpent deceived in order to get worship (i.e. loyalty) from mankind and rather than listening, trusting, believing and doing what the Creator asked of his creation. Ever since, we’ve followed the pattern our forefathers set in the Garden of Eden and it’s perfectly natural for us now to think we’re the bee’s knees, smart, independent, don’t need Him and can “go our own way”.
Pride. Plain and simple. Technically this is worship of the devil.
Now God prohibits the charging of interest on money throughout scripture. It is perfectly, abundantly, unequivocally, utterly clear. Jesus was emphatic about it. His words, “Do not lend at interest!” makes it a binary matter. The only parable that seems to endorse greed is often wrongly interpreted inversely from His intent. In many locations the Old Testament too makes it perfectly clear that usury is BAD, with the only exception being that the Israelites were permitted to charge interest to their enemies, but NOT within themselves.
The reason is that [compounding] interest is immoral; unnatural (never to be found in nature) and is essentially an enslavement technique, which was the reason that the Lord permitted it to be used against Israel’s enemies, duh!
The early church knew and understood this perfectly. Pope Leo X’s subtle endorsement however opened the gates sufficiently so that the charging of interest is now normal – it is expected that we pay (and receive) interest on money loaned to us and by us. This though, has only become a relatively recent global norm. The Bank of England’s creation brought the British subjects under enslavement in 1694; The Federal Reserve in 1913 and most other countries have followed since then, either by desire or by force.
So the big picture is that mankind seeks to go its own way rather than to obey, follow (and worship) the Creator, all thanks to our pride.
Deception though, points to a deceiver. There is more to our pride and independence that just rebellion, for if we are all just prideful people, why is it then that we do not all ‘get it’ and do it right when we see the truth by applying logic onto fact? It’s because there is an active deceiver.
The point here is that equally as there is a God (who cares, who lives, speaks and teaches us through His Spirit) there is also an enemy of God out to deceive us. Call him the devil, or a force or concept called evil or name him Satan, it doesn’t bother me in the slightest. He is the ultimate usurper of the Creator, seeking our worship which he will attempt to get by hook or by crook. Personally he just pisses me off because he gets way too much credit – compared to the Master he’s just a loser, crook and a fool, but many do indeed do end up giving him the time of day, so he gets a lot of what he wants.
It works exactly the same through religion, philosophy, medical fields, politics and so on too but this is how he gets the loyalty [worship] that is actually due the Creator in a financial sense …
We all want to be in control. This is the primary deception that Eve fell for – it’s pride. First we think that some of us are more equal than others [This is not true – we are all equal before our Creator]. Then we want to be a winner, not a loser [which is actually the temptation to be like God] and then we gravitate to thinking that we ARE one of those that leads, for whatever reason. This self-appointed authority then gives us the right to break His rules and go our own way. Interestingly that we have the freedom to do this proves the true nature of the Creator – that we were granted freewill at the point of Creation.
Now this is the setup in which the primary deception influences our ungodly conduct.
In a financial sense, with this independence from His absolutes, we can now justify breaking God’s clear rules to NOT charge interest. Buying on credit and making money off money now becomes expected and eventually normal, and society as a whole is then worshipping the Beast of mammon. This is indeed what has happened over the last few hundred years.
The mechanics of usury is that interest must be paid to somebody, somewhere, sometime, (the lender) and because compounding interest is unnatural it enslaves. In time, one becomes two which becomes four, then eight, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256 . . . and eventually 000,000,000,000 total loss, death and destruction.
The spiritual nature of those who ultimately receive this interest are known to most truthseekers and conspiracy researchers – guess who they are? I think I know but it matters more their nature and the direction of their worship, than their identity. It’s not the God of truth, peace, love, generosity, and giving, worshipping the true Creator that they give their allegiance to, I can tell you!
Stepping back one step from the spiritual aspects behind the financial matters, the practicalities of the enslavement by way of usury works like this . . . the primary deception is that money is a commodity; that it can therefore be issued and therefore that it must be controlled by a central entity. This is a prime facie falsehood. Money is only ever a measurement, actually a measurement of debt, literally a measurement of a half-completed transaction.
The hidden (or falsely justified) debt of course, becomes due to the people who deceive!
The entire discipline of economics is built upon this deception that money is a commodity that can be issued and controlled. That’s the reason why economic theory is essentially an inexact science; why it is totally divided and getting agreement amongst economists is an utter impossibility!
The deeper deception inherent in all of this is that one MUST participate in the system, which is ‘naturally’ based upon usurious practices (as this is only ‘normal’ nowadays) when this is technically nonsense. Nobody MUST do anything immoral or ungodly at all, ever. We may CHOOSE to use something wrong, bad or evil (like LEgal Tender currency) but no we do not HAVE to, although yes, there is always a cost to going against the flow.
Central Banks across the globe are either privately owned or controlled. They all settle with the BIS, a privately owned entity based in Basel, Switzerland. As I have said elsewhere repeatedly, it matters not to me who the owners are – Rothschilds, Jews, Illuminati, Jesuits, the Pope, the Mafia, Soros, Gates, Royalty, or some Arab or Asian gangsters – the point is that our voting empowers the politicians of the day to work in cahoots with these crooks to enslave the very people who voted them in!
We’ve already covered that one nicely.
In my next post I dive into the concept of a Creator and investigate the alternative, Evolution, a biggie in the current age, so big in fact that most ignore it, probably fearful that looking into it will prove it to be the BS it is and that logically as I said above, “Evidence of design requires a Designer”. The problem with accepting that there is a Designer of course is the possibility of our accountability to that Designer. Hmmm Mmmm. You can see where this is going, again eh?
Thanks for swinging by today, I dare you to keep going . . .