Proverbs 22:7 The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
I recently watched (someone-what skeptically) a dvd titled “America Freedom to Fascism”, (here) and was expecting a somewhat flaky production of mis-information and unproven conclusions. I was wrong. I have no connection and no desire to be part of any kind of activism since I believe it is not biblical, but the facts shared in this dvd will likely change the life of any truthful, deeply sincere person. I won’t go into the details of this documentary, you’ll have to do that yourself (and trust me it is VERY worth while). But what is a very important conclusion in my mind?
Proverbs 22:7 gives us the answer. If a person or family is not in tremendous debt, then such a system has more or less minimal control over you. This concept is a very ancient one, but mostly ignored or not understood:
Deuteronomy 28:12-13 The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow. And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them:
There are many aspects to a real Christian life. One of them is freedom. Freedom from sin, and also freedom from debt. If Christians take the bible literally (in those cases where it was intended so) there would be a lot less problems in family and in the church. May God grant us the wisdom and humility of heart to follow His way.