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Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Debt relief for Europe and America: Deuteronomy 15


I. Editorial: Stop Wasting Time

II. News: A Breakthrough
Also: Affirmation; Promotion; Radio program update


Stop Wasting Time!

Make Deuteronomy 15 our Banner and Manifesto

By Michael Hoffman 

The only relief for a debt-racked and ruined world: the implementation of Biblical Law 

In our daily Scripture reading, let us give our meditation time to God's Law on the Sabbatical Year of Release from Debt; giving thought to contemplating what our debt-racked and ruined western society would be like if we obeyed God's Law in Deuteronomy 15: 1-10.

Right wing capitalists spiritualize this divine law in antinomian fashion, while rabbis nullify it. Meanwhile, agnostics, atheists and many other modern people sneer at  most anything written in the Old Testament, as a "troglodyte relic" from a "barbaric past." Behind these operations of error will be found the Spirit of Lies -- a spirit determined to misdirect seekers after justice from the only remedy that can possibly overthrow the Money Power and the rotten governments and churches that cooperate with it.

Of Christian believers we ask, if the sabbath rest every seven days on the Lord's Day signifies anything to you, how then can you ignore God's sabbath release from debt every seven years? How can the two sabbaths be separated, one to be observed and the other tossed aside?

God did not intend that "His True Israel" (the authentic followers of Jesus the Messiah of Israel), should be reduced to extreme penury, as many are today (Deuteronomy 15:4). God did not intend that we should be in bondage to bankers and "respectable" shylocks who approach the Table of the Lord to partake of His body and blood with mortal sin on their souls and the consent of priests and ministers who are as much implicated in the usury traffic as the sacrilegious defilers who, without shame, present themselves for holy communion.

Mark this: we will get nowhere, and the demons of avarice, delusion, criminal politics, violence against the innocent and homosexual "matrimony" will triumph over us, until such time as we confront the love of money that is the root of the Money Power, by demanding the Sabbatical Year of Release, and the reinstatement of God's law on the condemnation of all interest on loans of money. Anything less than to work for the preceding is doomed to failure --  a complete waste of time, effort and resources.

Be forewarned: on Judgment Day we will be called to give an account of the time and resources God blessed us with in this life. Did we Redeem the Time according to His Will, or were we seduced by pied pipers according to the will of men, pursuing their endless, dead-end palliatives masked as religion, or political struggle?  How can there be true religion without obedience to the Word of God? How can we ever elect worthy men and women to high office by compromising what God has commanded of us?

On the day we unite to proceed on sure and certain Scriptural lines of advancement, God Almighty will put strength in our arms. Cry unto the Lord against the hard-hearted (Deut. 15:9).

God's Eternal Law on Debt

At the end of every seven years you must cancel debts. 

This is how it is to be done: every creditor shall cancel any loan they have made to a fellow Israelite. They shall not require payment from anyone among their own people, because the Lord’s time for canceling debts has been proclaimed. 

You may require payment from an alien, but you must cancel any debt your fellow Israelite owes you. 

There need be no poor people among you, for in the land the Lord your God is giving you to possess as your inheritance, he will richly bless you, if only you fully obey the Lord your God and are careful to follow all these commands I am giving you today.  

For the Lord your God will bless you as he has promised, and you will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. You will rule over many nations but none will rule over you. 

If anyone is poor among your fellow Israelites in any of the towns of the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not be hard-hearted or tight-fisted toward them. Rather, be open-handed and freely lend them whatever they need. 

Be careful not to harbor this wicked thought: “The seventh year, the year for canceling debts, is near;” do not show ill will toward the needy among your fellow Israelites and give them nothing. They will cry to the Lord against you, and you will be found guilty of sin. 

Give generously to them and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to. 

Deuteronomy XV: I - X


BREAKTHROUGH: Many thanks are due to the American Free Press (AFP) newspaper for purchasing a quantity of our book, Usury in Christendom, for sale to their readers through the paper's AFP Bookstore. This national, weekly newspaper is based in Washington D.C. It describes itself as "Populist and Independent - Not Republican or Democrat." AFP has been a consistent voice for peace and an "America First" foreign policy. The paper's ideological mentor is populist elder statesman Willis Carto, founder of the Institute for Historical Review. To subscribe to American Free Press or request a sample copy, call toll free 888-699-6397, or visit www.americanfreepress.net 

AFFIRMATION: John Noonan is the author of the pioneering 1957 book, The Scholastic Analysis of Usury, which was the first history of usury to forthrightly document the fact that the Renaissance Church of Rome, which bears the name Catholic, radically altered the Sacred Deposit of Faith when it overthrew the Catholic dogma on what constitutes usury. We have substantial disagreements with Judge Noonan on several contentions in his book; but nonetheless, his work blazed the trail for our own research. The 87-year-old Noonan still affirms what had always been known and taught until the Renaissance revolutionaries seized control of the Roman Catholic Church in the 16th century -- usury is any interest on loans of money; period. The Judge Noonan interview is online here.

PROMO: A blurb from Christian blogger Glen Canaday, promotes the video of our impromptu lecture on usury given in a private home in Idaho, which we offer free of charge as a public service, on YouTube. To read what Mr. Canaday has to say, click here.

RADIO UPDATE: Our radio program "On the Contrary" is temporarily suspended while we attempt to raise funds for the goals we outlined in our Lenten Appeal for Alms, six of which remain unfulfilled (two of which are immediately pressing: the need to relocate our office to secure rented quarters, or quarters we could own; and the need to pay a decent wage to the lady who has loyally managed our office and ships our materials safely, securely and competently). When the need for funds arises and there are no other sources of income, we return to our vocation of scholar-bookseller -- offering investment-grade rare books to bibliophiles, collectors, and investors who want to do something with their funds other than have them collect usury-interest. The hunt for rare books is a time-consuming task which has much engaged us of late. We will resume our radio program as time and funds permit. Thanks to the listeners who have expressed encouragement and appreciation for the initial broadcast.

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