Thursday, 29 October 2015

Why So many Can't See Why Usury is Evil

Many people just cannot understand why usury is sin, including many true Christians. They cannot understand it just like how the world does not.

So, why do so many think that usury is not evil, but rather, very legitimate and even righteous?

They think that is is legitimate for a person to be in debts. The only reason a person could think that that is legitimate is because he or she is under the spirit of mammon, who blinds him into thinking that it is perfectly legitimate to be in debt to others. They think that not because they are righteous in thinking one must repay one's debts, but because they want to justify their being in debt, and in doing so, justify credit and the creditors.  As such, since creditors are right in lending them money, it would follow they have a right to charge usury, an abomination to God (Ezekiel 18:13), as it was, is and will forever be an abomination to God (Malachi 3:6).

Of course, there are those who think that they are entitled to be in debt, and hate usury because it is against their debt slavery, hating usury out of selfish reasons. However, the issue is not whether a human hates usury that makes it wrong. It is whether God hates usury. He does as Ezekiel 18:13 shows us:

Hath given forth upon usury, and hath taken increase: shall he then live? he shall not live: he hath done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon him.

The Old Testament Law against usury is not a ceremonial law, or a civil law of Israel. It was a MORAL LAW which applies to all people then, now and forevermore. 

There is reason why God hates usury. It is because it causes people to be in bondage to mammon, such that they cannot serve Him, but can only serve mammon. Anyone who serve mammon not only does not serve God, but cannot serve God (Matthew 6:24). Usury is that of mammon, an enemy of God. That is why usury is sin.

Wake up Church, usury is sin under the New Covenant as much as it was under the Old Covenant. Wake up!