Friday, August 3, 2012

Jesus Hates the Fed

Doug Wilson posts on legalized governmental theft:
Christian preachers need to just cut to the chase. Obamacare is not just theft, and not just grand larceny, it is mega larceny. Life is simple. Taking money from one group of people in order to give it to another group of people is larceny.
And further on:
I would have no problem condemning our modern banking and finance system, from the Fed on down, and I would have no problem issuing this condemnation from the pulpit in the name of Jesus. Why? Thou shalt not steal, as someone once said. 
"But thou shalt have a perfect and just weight, a perfect and just measure shalt thou have: that thy days may be lengthened in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. For all that do such things, and all that do unrighteously, are an abomination unto the Lord thy God" (Deut. 25:15-16). 
"Divers weights, and divers measures, Both of them are alike abomination to the Lord" (Prov. 20:10). 
"Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water" (Isa. 1:22).
This is why we can say that Jesus Christ hates the Fed. He hates it because it is an abomination to Him, and we can say this for the same reason that we can say He hates it when a butcher has his thumb on the scales. 
Pumping unbacked currency into the economy is the same sin in principle as having different sets of weights and measures. It is the same sin as mixing low-grade wheat into the silo, and pretending you didn't. It is the same sin as cutting the wine with water, and selling it as though you hadn't. 
It is the sin of putting copper into your quarters. That's not a little thing—the Bible calls it an abomination.
The whole post, which is quite good, may be found here.

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