Tuesday, 3 November 2015

How the Mammonised System Blinds, Oppresses, Seduces and Enslaves the Masses, all without them realising it

And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.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. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof (Matthew 6:29-34).

Many people do not understand how the mammonised system enslaves, including the ones who should know, that is, the Church. However, even many people in the modern Church does not understand. They think it is not to be an issue of concern because it is not one that concerns the murder, sexual violation or slavery of people. It concerns itself only with issues like abortion, euthanasia, homosexual "marriage", and the false issues of so-called 'sex slavery', and 'human trafficking'. Yet, it is so ignorant, and liberal about usury, thinking that it is legitimate, justified and even righteous. 

The Bible is against usury, plain and simple, not just in the Old Testament, but as much as in the New Testament. The prohibition against usury is not at all symbolic of the coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ. The hatred that God has for usury is of His very character (Exodus 22:24; Deuteronomy 23:19-20; Ezekiel 18:13; Psalm 15:5).  It is very clear that God hates usury, under the New Covenant, as much as He hates usury under the Old Covenant. 

Those who think otherwise are blaspheming God, by denying that His Character and His ways never changes as God says in Micah 3:6: "For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed". Anyone who denies that God is permissive of usury now, because we now live under the New Covenant is a vile blasphemer, abominable, despicable, a filthy rag in the sight of God. The professed salvation of such people is very questionable.

God is against usury, because it is against love. He is not against usury for selfish reasons like the world is, but against usury for selfless reasons. 

The Bible is against usury not because it reduces the net income of the masses. It is not against usury because it legitimises earthly worldly material inequality, or 'reinforces it' as many in the world, and as in the modern Church find very upsetting or "offensive". It is not against usury because it offends some people, whoever they might be, whether it be liberals, conservatives, Christians, Muslims, Jews, Marxists, socialists or whoever else might find usury "offensive". 

The Bible is not even against usury because it causes people to be in poverty. No! The Bible is against neither wealth nor poverty. It is all too easy for one to think that the Bible is not against wealth, and more comfortable for one to think that, but know this: it is not against poverty. It never ever says that cursed are those who cause others to have less material possessions, things which are temporal, earthly and worthy to only be counted as rubbish (Philippians 3:8).

If God allows a person to be poor, He can, and such a person must accept it. He must not become envious. Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted (James 1:9) If God allows a person to be rich, He can, and such a person must be humble.  But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away (James 1:10).



The Bible is against usury because it is against the nature of God, who is love. It violates the Law of God which is the Law of Love because it enslaves people by its very nature into sinning. Usury is sin because it legitimises the love of money. The love of money leads to death:

But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness (1 Timothy 6:9-11).

Usury is a sin because it is not love for love is the fulfillment of the Law (Romans 13:10). Anything that is not love is lawless, and that which is lawless is sin (1 John 3:4). Love does not rejoice in sin. Usury rejoices in sin by encouraging those against whom usury is charged to be anxious for earthly things, seeking to serve themselves, and thereby serving mammon, and therefore hating God (Matthew 6:24-25). 

The whole mammonised system blinds people from seeing the light that usury is sin because it feeds on the anxieties of the flesh in obtaining one's needs. It does not tempt only those who are greedy, envious or full of covetousness. It tempts and seduces those who are anxious for their needs, such as food, shelter and drink. It blinds all those who are not fully trusting in God to provide, including many in the modern Church. 

The mammonised system indeed, blinds, oppresses, seduces and enslaves both the unsaved and saved to serving mammon, all without even realising it, as they think that they are only just trying to seek their needs. That is exactly what the problem is. It is a failure to trust fully in God, that He will provide, leading one to be anxious for one's needs, and thus, seduced by the whole mammonised system which tells people that it can fulfill their needs. Anyone who does not trust fully in God to provide will fall into the trap, including the saved.

That is why Jesus said regarding provision of needs:

Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? (Matthew 6:25);  and also



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. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof (Matthew 6:30-34).

He commands people not to be anxious for their earthly needs precisely  because  "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon" (Matthew 6:24).