Monday, 26 December 2016

Investments by Usury make Usurers Out of All Investors who are 'Passive Lenders'

Usury is ubiquitous in the modern world. The whole global financial system is trapped in a spider web of usury. No wonder it has been called "The Web of Debt", which is of course the title of author and lawyer Ellen Brown's book. 

Usury does not only affect the person who is actually charging usury on loans in the modern world. It affects people on a mass scale. It also affects not only borrowers and lenders who are actively borrowing and lending. It affects also what can be called 'passive lenders'. 

Passive lenders are those who are not actively charging interest or usury on loans, but benefit from usury as a result of receiving a gain on investments or bank deposits. They have a bank account, which accumulates usury on it. Since almost everyone in the west invariably has a bank account, including people borrowing money to buy a house, almost everyone is a usurer, not by choice, but as a result of the actions of others. 

That precisely is the situation in the modern west and it is truly sickening. It makes me sick in the stomach. It makes people passive usurers who can't break away from being effectively usurers. What is disturbing is that because some have no income other that bank usury from their deposit, it becomes a means of survival. Usury is therefore now a 'basic need' for some now, if not many. That is truly disturbing.

Jesus Christ Himself spoke about the Christian ethic of lending and borrowing. He said: "And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again" (Luke 6:34). Unlike what many Christians in the west think, including conservative, evangelical, orthodox Christians think, usury is a sin both in the Old and New Testaments. Jesus in Luke 6:3 was simply reenforcing the Old Testament prohibition on usury, which was absolute:

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 (Ezekiel 18:13).

Let that sink in for a minute. Think about how it is called an abomination, and that he who charges usury shall surely die. It is very clear. It is not that one might die, or will probably die, but that one will die by charging usury. Do not let the devil say to you "Did God really say you shall surely die by charging usury?". Ezekiel 18:13 makes it clear that usury is an sin, without exception, for there is no exception to any sin whatsoever. Don't 'exceptional-ise' any sin into Hell, or any part of the Bible into Hell.

Jesus in Luke 6:34 told His followers to not even expect to receive back one lends. This indicates that charging usury is unthinkable. It is beyond question as one should not even think about receiving back what one lends. For such is the way of the world, to not only lend money and expect in return, but also to charge usury.

Usury was an abomination in the Old Testament and still it today and will be forevermore. It is pervasive sin which has created a web of debt over the whole world which enslaves it to money, and therefore holds them captive to do mammon's will, and therefore satan's will (2 Timothy 2:16).

By being held in such captivity to money, how can one repent and be saved, unless one is first released from it by God's grace and mercy?

Serving money is a sin and worthy of eternal Damnation in a place called Hell. So, God sent His only Begotten Son Jesus Christ, fully God and fully man to die for your sins. 

He died a terrible death for God to vindicate His Hatred against all Sin, and His just wrath against your sins. He died in your place. You broke God's Law, and so Jesus paid your fine on your behalf. This means that if you turn from yours sins and place your faith in Him and His work, God can dismiss his case against you and grant you Eternal Life, a free gift from God. 

This free gift is not earned, not can be earned by your works. It can only be received by repenting of your sins and placing your faith in Jesus Christ alone.  

Turn from your sins and put you faith in Jesus Christ today, while there still is time.