Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Sin of Usury

While most modern Christians do not object to earning interest and lending money, some people interpret the Bible's commands about usury to be more expansive than the currently prevailing view.  The Catholic Church used to be against all lending at interest, but changed their position over time as modern banking developed.  Today, there is a minority of fundamentalist Protestants who are rediscovering the Old Testament commands against lending for gain.  I haven't done enough research and self-examination to decide my exact position on this yet, but you may find this anti-usury sermon interesting:

MP3 LINK HERE: http://www.faithfulwordbaptist.org/101611p.mp3

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