A few decades ago there were heathen muttering against “Christian Reconstruction,” which was simply another way of saying “Jesus Christ is the God-Emperor of Earth and His Word is the final say on all matters forever.” Christian’s were upset. Pastor’s were upset. Much ink was spilled renouncing what cannot be renounced (that the Word of God is Supreme over all creation).
I was fortunate to attend a series of of conferences on Christian Reconstruction in the Seattle area and met Rousas Rushdoony, Gary North, Otto Scott. I read Gary Demar, the “Red Books” (Christian History of the Constitution) and, my favorite, Greg Bahnsen’s Theonomy in Christian Ethics.
I heartedly endorse their work and legacy, hope this angers the AntiChrists, and encourage my readers to indulge in the riches they offer us.
This morning I was remind to turn to them for wisdom on Biblical economics, specifically warnings against a debt-based (usurious) economic systems that essentially enslave the masses and enriches a very few mammon-worshippers. Any “Christian Nation” must address the fundamentals of money, banking and interest. I am no expert at any of these, but I don’t need to be when they have offered up much better wisdom that I can bring to the table.
Bottom line, fiat currency is massive theft from the poor via inflation. That, coupled with endless mortgages and debt, are a system of slavery by any other name. It has to be addressed, abolished, and replaced by sound money, a sabbath on debts, jubillees, and rebuilding of cohesive groups (nations) that corporately worship Jesus Christ via their culture, language, geography, descendants and history.
Fritz Berggren, PhD
22 October 2022
- Ex 22:25 “If you lend money to any of My people who are poor among you, you shall not be like a moneylender to him; you shall not charge him interest.
- Deuteronomy 23:19 “You shall not charge interest to your brother—interest on money or food or anything that is lent out at interest.
- Leviticus 25:36 Take no usury or interest from him; but fear your God, that your brother may live with you.
- Proverbs 22:7 The wealthy rule over the poor, and anyone who borrows is a slave to the lender.
- Psalm 15
Lord, who may [a]abide in Your tabernacle?
Who may dwell in Your holy hill?
He who walks uprightly,
And works righteousness,
And speaks the truth in his heart;
He who does not backbite with his tongue,
Nor does evil to his neighbor,
Nor does he [b]take up a reproach against his friend;
In whose eyes a vile person is despised,
But he honors those who fear the Lord;
He who swears to his own hurt and does not change;
He who does not put out his money at usury,
Nor does he take a bribe against the innocent.
He who does these things shall never be moved.
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