Monday, 23 November 2015

Mortgages are a trap from the Banks, whose master is Mammon

 The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender (Proverbs 22:7).

Many in the modern western Church have adopted the belief of the world that borrowing money is liberty. The idea that borrowing money is liberty is the standard view in economics and law. Anyone who believes that borrowing money is slavery is regarded as a foolish, backwards and an uneducated lunatic. The mainstream west even thinks that it is good that the purchase price of housing and land increases. Yet, it does not think that increase in price of other basics such as food and clothing is good.

Many Christians living in the west have taken out mortgages, borrowing money just like the world. As such, they have gone into bondage to the lender bank. The Bible makes it very clear that the borrower is servant to the lender, not lender is servant to the borrower, or that the borrower is entering a mere deal with the lender. No, it says the borrower is servant to the lender (Proverbs 22:7). It means what it says. Yet, so many in the modern Church in the west think otherwise. 

You may say that you agree that the Bible is inerrant, and that you have no disagreements with Proverbs 22:7, or any other verse for that matter. However, that is just easy to say. As long as one is living in a way, or mindset is so as to make qualifications for any part of the Bible, including qualifications to any dot or tittle, one is denying the word. Just as James 2:10 says: "
For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all", likewise anyone who shall believe the whole Word of God, and yet not totally agree in one point, one is guilty of not believing the Word of God. 

Disagreements people have with the Word of God is not a mere "disagreement". It is absolute despicable, blasphemy.  It cannot be called a "disagreement" but vile, abominable, despicable, disgusting blasphemy. To even call it a 'disagreement' is vile because it is to imply that one has a "right" to disagree with God. 

Such blasphemies can be very subtle, not merely manifested in one's words, but one's very mind. It can also be manifested in downplaying any part of the Bible, such as the issue of money/mammon which Jesus did indeed speak about very often. To even believe in any qualification to, or to treat as minor, any part of the Word of God is itself vile, disgusting, abominable, vile, despicable, evil blasphemy.

If you qualify Proverbs 22:7, or any other part of the Bible for that matter, you are blaspheming God. To get into debt for anything, including a house, which many in the modern western Church make an excuse for getting into debt for, believing that it is one's liberty to do so, is itself to deny the Word of God. That one is buying a house is not a qualification to Proverbs 22:7. 

Many in the modern western Church merely treat getting into debt as one that is not a good situation to be in, but think it is legitimate to do so in some cases. Such is the double-mindedness of the modern western Church. It is to think that getting into debt on one's own accord is not a sin in itself as it truly is, but that what makes it a sin is whether it benefits oneself, according to the flesh. It is analogous to saying that harlotry is not wrong in and of itself, that is, a sin, but only bad when the conditions of practicing harlotry do not benefit oneself according to the flesh. What difference is this argument about debt from that of the world regarding all moral issues? It is no different. It is double-mindedness which is abominable, despicable, evil, vile and absolutely disgusting.

The root of the double-mindedness regarding debt is a lack of faith in God to provide, while yet at the same time expecting Him to provide. James 1:6-8 says that: "But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways". It is like the Church of Laodicea in Revelation 3 who is seeking the 'good' from the world, yet at the same time expecting good from God. James 1:7 says of such people, "For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord" because of his lack of faith in God, who even dares to expect any blessings from God. 

Anyone who has a lack of faith that God will provide, and yet expects Him to provide is double-minded. He is unstable and all that he speaks regarding God's provision is not to be trusted. Beware of such people in the professing Church. There are many professing Christians who fall into this category. 

Mortgages are mammon's trap from the bank to seduce unsuspecting people, including Christians into serving him through debt. To be fair, majority of people in the west are indeed seduced by mortgages, with the allure of easy credit, including the Christians who should know better. Mortgages feed on the flesh's desire for obtaining one's own desire according to one's own will, as opposed to God's will.

 So what if you do not have your own house? So what if you live in a cheap house? So what if you don't even have a house? There is nothing to feel ashamed of in not having a so-called proper house. 

The vast majority of people in the world do not even have what people in the west would call a proper house. They live under a tree, or in a small hut, but yet are so much more content with what they have than the typical westerner. Even the unsaved in Third World countries are more content with what they have than the typical modern western Christian.  

A house is not worth getting into bondage to mammon through debt for. A house is a mere temporal thing. If you are a true Christian, will will provide you with what you need. You need not get into bondage to mammon to have what you need. Jesus said: 

 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?  Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you (Matthew 6:30-33).

This is not an allegory, but literal. Jesus meant what He said literally. God will absolutely provide all your needs for you if you are a true Christian, so seek first the Kingdom of God. Trust fully in God in all things. Do not place any trust in the bank, money, mammon or riches. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also (Matthew 6:21).