Gold Is The Money Of Kings
The dollar system is a system of debt at interest, or usury. Scripture condemns usury.
Deuteronomy 23:19: Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy brother; usury of money, usury of victuals, usury of any thing that is lent upon usury:
Luke 6:35: But love ye your enemies, and do good and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest; for He is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
God created gold, it belongs to Him.
Genesis 2:12: And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.
Haggai 2:8: The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of hosts.
God created gold and silver for a purpose.
Rev 3:18: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
Jesus counsels us to buy gold, the gold he created, His gold, and the reason is given - so that we may be rich.
Many people try to "spiritualize" Rev 3:18, so that it has no literal meaning. But the topic of money covers many spiritual principles; and gold and silver fulfill God's principles, and paper money is a rejection of all of God's spiritual principles!
How can one spiritually obey Rev 3:18 "to buy of me gold tried in the fire," without first obeying the literal command?
Christians are called to be able to relieve the poverty of others, and that takes wealth.
How can you have extra to give to others, unless you have more than enough for yourself? (2 Corinthians 8 speaks on this, the giving of one's abundance, or surplus.)
The whole point of free trade and capitalism is to be able to trade away the surplus of your production.
Matt 6:1-4 is about giving alms for the poor.
I believe that to "serve mammon, or money" means making money your master instead of choosing Jesus Christ as your master. Jesus Christ must be First in all aspects of Life.
I believe Matt 6:24 is a condemnation of being in debt. All who are in debt are serving money, to pay the interest.
Proverbs 22:7: The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
1 Corinthians 7:23: Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.
Deuteronomy 25:13-15: Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers weights, a great and a small. Thou shalt not have in thine house divers measures, a great and a small. But thou shalt have a perfect and just weight, a perfect and just measure shalt thou have: that thy days may be lengthened in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
Using honest weights and measures in commerce requires honest money that you can actually weigh and measure.
Exodus 20:15: Thou shalt not steal.
The dollar is a defaulted promise to pay gold. It is evidence of theft that has taken place. If we pay for items using dollars, we are using a false weight and measure, and we are continuing the theft; both actions are deception and deceiving others.
Galatians 6:7: Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
Every monetary transaction we make is an opportunity to help spread the truth about money, and to share about our faith in Jesus Christ.
Matthew 6:19 - 20: Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
Some think Matt 6:19 means that we can't store money for the future.
The condemnation is on storing money for selfish purposes, it says "not up for yourselves".
There is no condemnation for storing money to further the gospel kingdom or for sowing in to the work of the gospel.
Jesus counsels against storing money in a location where thieves are known to break in and steal - this would include banks, which are institutions of theft. And banks are thieves, because they only keep a fraction of deposits on hand, as is evidenced when they go bankrupt.
Buying gold or silver is rejection of false weights and measures, and is a rejection of usury.
Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. Romans 13:8
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