Plunder by Debt and Usury
What the Bible really says about usury
People think that the answer to all our money problems is gold. That we should have gold back currently or gold coins. Well, old documents prove otherwise.
Back during the middle ages, there were gold smiths. These were people who took gold from others to hold. They also lent out this in the form of gold receipts. Though the receipts said “payable in gold” people who had them had to pay usury or interest as we call it today.
This means that in time, there would be a shortage of gold AND receipts. In these loan contracts it was stated that those who could not pay had to pay in land and buildings. Therefore, in 100 to 200 years the merchants of gold owned all the currency and a lot of the land and buildings.
Zoom up to today.
Things have not really changed when it comes to money. Today,when a person walks into a bank and gets a loan. They don’t get the gold or currency that says payment in gold. What he gets is a claim on money. Remember that, “a claim on money.”
You give the banker a claim on your earnings and a claim on your property.
Did the goldsmith give actual gold? No, he did not.
Did the banker give actual money? No, he did not. He gives you a claim on money.
He puts you IOU in his safe. This is your future earnings. In other words, you put this IOU in circulation as money.
You pay him interest on his IOU but he pays you nothing on your IOU!
All the banker does is give you “a promise to pay” but he doesn’t pay you. The bankers “promise to pay” becomes money. But your “promise to pay” becomes debt.
When you borrow money, you pay back the interest in other “promises to pay” (other peoples IOUs) or in property (when you default on the loan).
When there is interest or usury on anything, this is always more than what is borrowed. Therefore, built into this economic system is a guarantee that some people will default and when people default, or go bankrupt, they have to turn over real wealth to the bankers.
May 24 1984 US News and World Report showed a graphic chart of debts from 1974 to 1984, where it doubled and tripled. This was debt of private loans, government and corporations. Image what that amount it today – adding 30 more years to the charts.
This tripled because of the usury – people had to borrow more and more.
What is not shown in this article or in any article since than is this – it does not show where this money moved to. Where it moved to are the bankers across America.
The economic system we have today is based on the scarcity of money. The scarcity of money is deliberately created in order to create a demand for people to borrow money. This is done on a world-wide scale to make legal tender (money) scarce. This creates a perpetual market for their credit.
A banker would say, “I can’t lend you any money because your credit is no good.” He never says what HIS credit is just your credit!
Whatever is in the banker vault, whether it be gold, certificates or currency, they do not make money from this. They only make money from you borrowing money at interest. If you paid back only the money that was lent you (the principle) there would be no gain – they have to lend at interest.
The so-called “money excerpts” will tell you the money we should have is currency backed by gold or the gold itself. Well, Europe went through 2,000 years of money with gold but this was only good until someone abscond with the gold, then the whole economy collapsed. When the people of the town got wind that there was not enough gold, they went to the goldsmith to demand it. The goldsmiths of old would get of out town in the middle of the night with his gold and go to some distant land in order to hide from the irate people.
The Bible and Usury
we can read some commandments about usury in the Bible. Remember, usury is the same as what we call interest. Bankers would tell you today that usury was excessive interest but it is not. In the Bible usury is defined as an “increase”, so if the interest charged is only 1%, it is still an increase.
(Exo 22:25) If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury.
(Lev 25:35) And if thy brother be waxen poor, and fallen in decay with thee; then thou shalt relieve him: yea, though he be a stranger, or a sojourner; that he may live with thee.
If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury.
Lev_25:36 (KJV) Take thou no usury of him, or increase: but fear thy God; that thy brother may live with thee.
Lev_25:37 (KJV) Thou shalt not give him thy money upon usury, nor lend him thy victuals for increase.
Deu_23:19 (KJV) Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy brother; usury of money, usury of victuals, usury of any thing that is lent upon usury:
Deu_23:20 (KJV) Unto a stranger thou mayest lend upon usury; but unto thy brother thou shalt not lend upon usury: that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all that thou settest thine hand to in the land whither thou goest to possess it.
Neh_5:7 (KJV) Then I consulted with myself, and I rebuked the nobles, and the rulers, and said unto them, Ye exact usury, every one of his brother. And I set a great assembly against them.
Neh_5:10 (KJV) I likewise, and my brethren, and my servants, might exact of them money and corn: I pray you, let us leave off this usury.
Psa_15:5 (KJV) He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.
He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.
Isa_24:2 (KJV) And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest; as with the servant, so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower; as with the taker of usury, so with the giver of usury to him.
Jer_15:10 (KJV) Woe is me, my mother, that thou hast borne me a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth! I have neither lent on usury, nor men have lent to me on usury; yet every one of them doth curse me.
Eze_18:8 (KJV) He that hath not given forth upon usury, neither hath taken any increase, that hath withdrawn his hand from iniquity, hath executed true judgment between man and man,
Eze_18:13 (KJV) 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.
Eze_18:17 (KJV) That hath taken off his hand from the poor, that hath not received usury nor increase,
for many centuries it was forbidden for Christians to loan money at interest/usury – for we followed the Bible at that time. But it was not forbidden for Christians to borrow money. So, who lent money for others to borrow? Non-Christians.
The non-Christians who lived in Europe at this time were Jews, of course. The Jews claim they have the books of Moses – which are the first 5 books of the Bible. But the Jews were hypocrites as the violated what it said. It was the Jews where where the goldsmiths of the time.
As a side note, look at the Jewish names such as: Goldstein, Goldman, Goldsmith, Goldman as in Goldman Sachs, the great banking house in N.Y.C. Jews did not have last names many years ago, so Christian leaders or the Jews themselves assigned picked last names. They usually took on names of the trade that they were in. those that were in gold lending (or it could be in jewellery making) were given names as you read above.