Usury is the taking of interest. The usury racket is not condoned in Scripture. Usury is another word for theft and it is a doctrine of the Babylonian church. Those moneychangers that Jesus drove out of the Temple were the men satan used to start his church. Usury is an evil, and the money changers are the ministers, priests, and teachers of satan's Anti-Christ religion. Inflation is also a doctrine of the Anti-Church religion. The money changers have used this tool to plunder the wealth of many nations. Inflation is a theft and the church has seemed to comfortably co-exist with this kind of evil. David: "He that puts not out his money to usury, does not take reward against the innocent. He that does these things shall never be moved."

Moses: "If you lend money to any of my people that is poor by you, you shall not be to him as an usurer, neither shall you lay upon him usury." The most striking prohibition in the Medieval period was that of usury, which was defined as profit on a loan and forbidden on the ground that to lend money to a man who needs it is a charitable act, while to demand payment for the loan is grasping and unchristian. The profits of usury, like those of simony, should have been refused by churchmen as hateful to God. It grew to a proverb that usury was the brat of heresy. The devil invented it, and the Pope by giving sanction to it has done untold evil throughout the world.

"God will deprive usury of all blessing, but will give increase for deeds of charity: For he loves not creatures ungrateful and wicked..." "O you who believe! Devour not usury, doubled and multiplied; but fear God; that you may (really) prosper. Fear the fire, which is prepared for those who reject faith, and obey God.

As every student knows, the controversy over usury began in medieval theology and ended in modern economics. It reflected the process by which feudalism was supplanted by capitalism. But the church compromised on usury as it did on a just price. The New Testament does not forbid the taking of interest, but recommends the loaning of money gratis. Jesus: "You ought to therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received my own with usury." Usury usually signified the taking of any interest at all. The Mosaic law did not allow a Hebrew to take interest from a Hebrew, but he might do from a foreigner; this is why the Jews were hated so much in that they got rich at the expense of Gentiles. Ezekiel - (The princes of Israel) In you have they taken gifts to shed, blood; you have taken usury and increase, and you have greedily gained of your neighbors by extortion, and have forgotten me, saith the Lord God.
[Exodus, 68, 35, 177, 204, Psalms, 276, Matthew, 377, Ezekiel]

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