Money From Nothing, And Your Perks For FreePosted: December 3, 2011 | |
The United States of America was once a nation of laws, consistent with Biblical standards. Where we departed from that path is very clear in history. The requirements and consequences are as certain and immutable as the Law of Gravity. It is obvious that America has been suffering the Biblical curses of War, Famine, Pestilence and Plague, for the past 150 years.
By the middle of the 19th century, America had reached a point of lawlessness in public and institutional conduct, that changes began. Those changes in the structure of society and the commercial activity that ensued, produced a very different environment from what the Founders had envisioned. In the most basic choice of law, the currency changed. The War of Federal Conquest wasn’t the first bought with fiat currency, but it is the longest lasting departure from the Biblical standard definition of money.
We were warned, and did not heed the warning. The penalties for failure to keep and follow the instructions of God, and to execute His judgments are very specific. The causality of action leading to consequence is a hard standard that many cultures have not survived. I will focus on one of those standards, that of just weights and measures.
Lev 19:35 Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in meteyard, in weight, or in measure.
Lev 19:36 Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, shall ye have: I am the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt.
Lev 19:37 Therefore shall ye observe all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: I am the LORD.
The battle over money began in colonial days. In Rhode Island, the penalty for refusing to accept the paper currency was death. The inflation rate reached 2,000%, per year. Bankruptcy was swift, In 1913, the United States decided that it didn’t want Biblical standards, anymore. Instead, Congress chose what was behind Door #2, and passed The Federal Reserve Act of 1913. This brought us into the Babylonian, Greco-Roman monetary system of government fiat. We have reaped the crop from that rebellious seed, ever since. That action brought on a series of events that should have brought us to our knees and turned us from our wicked ways. There was no question in anyone’s mind, that the Great Depression was extreme hardship. It wasn’t just monetary collapse. Crops were destroyed by drought or devoured by pests. Epidemics spread through the country, like wildfire. A whirlwind season in 1934 brought 15 dust storms that ravaged the land. Yet, this wasn’t as far as it could have gone. Even though the last Biblical curse to afflict us was WW II, there are yet unrealized possibilities.
Deu 28:56 The tender and delicate woman among you, which would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her daughter,
Deu 28:57 And toward her young one that cometh out from between her feet, and toward her children which she shall bear: for she shall eat them for want of all things secretly in the siege and straitness, wherewith thine enemy shall distress thee in thy gates.
Deu 28:58 If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, THE LORD THY GOD;
Deu 28:59 Then the LORD will make thy plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance.
Deu 28:60 Moreover he will bring upon thee all the diseases of Egypt, which thou wast afraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee.
Deu 28:61 Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, them will the LORD bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed.
Deu 28:62 And ye shall be left few in number, whereas ye were as the stars of heaven for multitude; because thou wouldest not obey the voice of the LORD thy God.
Deu 28:63 And it shall come to pass, that as the LORD rejoiced over you to do you good, and to multiply you; so the LORD will rejoice over you to destroy you, and to bring you to nought; and ye shall be plucked from off the land whither thou goest to possess it.
Deu 28:64 And the LORD shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone.
Deu 28:65 And among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest: but the LORD shall give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind:
Deu 28:66 And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life:
Does it have to come down to women eating their children because of hardship and poverty, again? That is how severe judgment can be. It is severe enough that Homeland Security has made contingency plans to deal with possible cannibalism, in the major cities. But don’t despair. There is a remedy and there is a plan to escape the worst of possibilities.
2Ch 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
2Ch 7:15 Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place.
2Ch 7:16 For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that my name may be there for ever: and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.
2Ch 7:17 And as for thee, if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, and do according to all that I have commanded thee, and shalt observe my statutes and my judgments;
2Ch 7:18 Then will I stablish the throne of thy kingdom, according as I have covenanted with David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man to be ruler in Israel.
If historical example is not enough for us, there is nothing left to be said. I would ask everyone the question that I’ve asked myself, many times.
What then, shall we do? Will we continue in the “way it is”. or shall we admit that we have inherited lies from our fathers? Will we turn from this course of certain destruction, or will we perish in the destruction to come? There is a very clear choice before us. Choose life.