INTEREST (USURY) ACCORDING TO BIBLE

Jesus began his 3 1/2 year ministry in Jerusalem by driving the corrupt money changers from the Temple. He also ended His ministry by attacking the same thieves. It was the only time that Jesus used force during his earthly life. "And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables; And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise"
(John 2:13-16). …

25 ” If you lend money to any of My people who are poor among you, you shall not be like a moneylender to him; you shall not charge him interest.
26 “If you ever take your neighbor’s garment as a pledge, you shall return it to him before the sun goes down.
27 “For that is his only covering, it is his garment for his skin. What will he sleep in? And it will be that when he cries to Me, I will hear, for I am gracious.
(Exodus 22:25-27)
36 ‘Take no usury or interest from him; but fear your God, that your brother may live with you.
37 ‘You shall not lend him your money for usury, nor lend him your food at a profit.
(Leviticus 25:36-37)
19 ” You shall not charge interest to your brother — interest on money or food or anything that is lent out at interest.
(Deuteronomy 23:20)
10 Woe is me, my mother, That you have borne me, A man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth! I have neither lent for interest, Nor have men lent to me for interest. Every one of them curses me.
(Jeremiah 15:10)
7 If he has not oppressed anyone, But has restored to the debtor his pledge; Has robbed no one by violence, But has given his bread to the hungry And covered the naked with clothing;
8 If he has not exacted
usury Nor taken any increase, But has withdrawn his hand from iniquity And executed true judgment between man and man;
9 If he has walked in My statutes And kept My judgments faithfully — He is just; He shall surely live!” Says the Lord GOD.
(Ezekiel 18:7-9)
13 If he has exacted usury Or taken increase — Shall he then live? He shall not live! If he has done any of these abominations, He shall surely die; His blood shall be upon him.
(Ezekiel 18:13)
17 Who has withdrawn his hand from the poor And not received usury or increase, But has executed My judgments And walked in My statutes — He shall not die for the iniquity of his father; He shall surely live!
(Ezekiel 18:17)
12 “In you they take bribes to shed blood; you take usury and increase; you have made profit from your neighbors by extortion, and have forgotten Me,” says the Lord GOD.
(Ezekiel 22:12)

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Arnekrilu
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I am, for a short time, using the capitalistic system to earn a little money. But I agree with both the OT (Old Testament) and the Quran, that there are older and better systems.:idea: 😀 :wizard:

qlue
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Originally posted by DANBUZU:

Then, how can u compare the socialists' and the capitalists' economic systems?

Be carefull of these two terms. They have both been poisoned and corrupted in meaning.Capitalism is meant to mean, of or using money.Socialism is meant to mean, a society of shared interest, (usually, but not exclusively without money)Thus we can see that Capitalism and Socialism cannot be mutually exclusive. Unfortunately, these terms have been hijacked by politicians and, with quite a bit of 'spin', warped to mean totally different things!

DANBUZU
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Then, how can u compare the socialists' and the capitalists' economic systems?

DANBUZU
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If at all Religious Economic System, principally Islamic, would be adopted; there is going to be proximity to equality.

DANBUZU
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If at all Religious Economic System, principally Islamic, would be adopted; there is going to be proximity to equality.

Arnekrilu
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Trying again: Adam Smith the spiritual father of both capitalism and liberalism, saw the dangers which we see in modern capitalism. As a moralist he told how to protect the common man, and the weak against misuse. I am proud to be a scandinavian. I think that the scandinavian countries are the only countries that has practiced a working type of sosialism. And it works well!The bible tells us that the first christians also were the first communists. And it tells us that it was an economic disaster! But we easily forget that it was life-saving for most christians in Jerusalem, because it made it easier to leave the city, when the romans came to destroy and kill!:troll: :yes: 💡 :devil: :angel: :love:

DANBUZU
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Your words are really making sense :up:

DANBUZU
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Your words are really making sense :up:

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