"Unto thy brother thou shalt not lend upon usury: That the Lord thy God bless thee."
Deuteronomy 23:20
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 -- AL, DC      
The scriptures of the Jews, Muslims, Christians, Hindus and others have all condemned usury as the tool of the powers-that-should-not-be. A study of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation reveals the truth of it.
 -- E Archer, NYC     
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    I think you guys are not theologians is what I think. Leviticus and Deuteronomy are both books for laws in a covenant society, not part of a Greco Roman Civil Law society. Christ's mission was to show us how to live in the latter, being dedicated to God under a New Covenant that was compatible with Civil Laws. That's why in Mathew 24 Christ tells the disloyal servant he should have made a profit with usury from the money changers, to further the Kingdom of God on earth. Notice the covenant laws only exist for a fraction of the total history of the Bible, it's only from Exodus to Samuel. This is the covenant that Moses and his people made with God. The Laws of the Prophets is Christian, taught by Him for his disciples to follow, not the Mosaic Law that was a small part of a history of all of them. Theology 102.
     -- Don Lee, Reno     
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    Though the ancient doctrines governing money be not adhered to, removes not the curse of the cause through disobedience. Volumes can be written. Why, would our Creator declare such laws. Gandi found both Muslim and Hindus practiced usury, confusing their believers, dening peace, promoting corruption.
    There are 635 levitical laws, 13 of which pertain to "lending money" 3 also which pertain to character of one who "lendeth" to his brother or sister, which is " Set at Liberty." The experiment set forth by our founding fathers allows for the thriving of the Spirit of liberty, while today we see the chains upon our feet and about our neck through oppression. Israel as with all nations who would transgress are set at liberty to the sword. Current state of affairs though under doctrines of God's grace and mercy. Key to the house of David in keeping of such laws.
     -- Ronw13, OR     
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    Don Lee, Reno, sounds like a protestant clergy promoting socialism !
     -- Ronw13, OR     
     -- Mike, Norwalk      
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