Paper Money Violates All Ten Commandments

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by Jason Hommel, July 2,2006


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1.  Paper money debt enslaves you to something other than God.
2.  Valuing paper money is an act of idolatry.
3.  "In God we trust" takes the Lord's name in vain.
4.  The sabbath debt forgiveness times are ignored.
5.  Lack of honest standards dishonors our parents.
6.  Paper money has funded mass murder; two world wars.
7.  Lenders, usurers, are committing spiritual adultery.
8.  Paper money and banking is institutionalized theft.
9.  Paper money requires a mountain of false testimony.
10.  Paper money is supported by greed and covetousness.

Exodus 20:1-17
ONE:
And God spoke all these words:
"I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
"You shall have no other gods before [a] me.

Why does God mention slavery in the first commandment?  God gives us freedom!  Men are enslaved through debt.  Paper money is debt (a tool to enslave others), and most people are in debt because of paper money. 

Matthew 22:37  "Jesus said... Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets."

John 14:15  "If ye love me, keep my commandments."

John 8:32  "Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."

We will either be a slave to sin, or a slave to righteousness.  (Romans 6:16-19)

If we disobey God, we enslave ourselves to sin; and it is like worship of something other than God.

God saved the Israelites from slavery in Egypt.  Jesus provides freedom and saves us from all kinds of slavery; not just enslavement to sin.  We must avoid enslaving ourselves to men.

1 Corinthians 7:23 "Ye were bought with a price; do not become the slaves of men."

How were we bought, and set free?  By Christ's shed blood; he died in our place.

Revelation 5:9 And they sang a new song: "You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation."  

The Gospel message is simple, but so hard to find, and believe:

Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
1 John 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Romans 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Mat 10:32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.

Main point:  If you go into debt, you are enslaving yourself to the lender.

Proverbs 22:7 "...the borrower is servant to the lender."

In Nehemiah, Chapter 5:7-8, Nehemiah said, "Let's not enslave our brothers with debt who we just bought free from slavery!"  And thus, he demanded that the practice of usury would stop.

To find freedom to serve God, to be free, we cannot be enslaved by money.

Matthew 6:24 "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon."

Some misinterpret Matthew 6, and think that money is evil.  Not so.  Money is an inert substance; and is incapable of doing good or evil, only humans are capable of sin.  

Silver and Gold are a gift, a creation from God.  We are to worship the creator, not the creation.  

You will either serve money, or your money will serve you.  Your money will master you, or you will master your money!  If you are in debt, you are serving another man's money.  If you are investing your money, you are a wise steward, and your money is serving you.  If you serve the creation, it is idolatry; and you are not worshipping God.  If the creation serves you, then you are taking dominion over creation, as God intended.

People who take the mark of the beast, in Revelation 13, are doing an act of worship as described in Revelation 14:11--it's an act of voluntary enslavement; and it appears to require taking a piercing, either a tattoo, or implant, in either the right hand or forehead.  According to the Old Testament, slaves who wanted to become permanent slaves were to pierce their ear and wear an earring.  (Deut. 15:16,17)  The Bible also says that those who take the mark of the beast are deceived.  Rev 19.  We are to avoid deceptions.

The dollar is a deception.  Paper money today is a broken promise.  It is the Federal Reserve's defaulted debt.  For every dollar that the banks issued, they were supposed to owe real gold and silver.  But the Federal Reserve has long been bankrupt; and refuses to honor their debt by paying in gold.  This refusal to pay gold started in 1933, and was completed in 1971.  The Fed continues to issue (loan) dollars to others.  There is $30 trillion in debt, and less than $1 trillion in paper money created.  Far more paper dollars have been loaned than dollars that exist.  So the Fed is not the only one who cannot repay their debts.

Everyone who is in debt must continue to service their interest payments and is a servant to the lender, and is serving mammon, and therefore cannot serve another master, the Lord, and has violated the First commandment, and has rejected the freedom that serving God offers.

The way out is to acknowledge your debt, your sin, your mistake, and to turn away from it.  Declare bankruptcy, and do not go into debt again.  Live free; as the Lord has set us free.

Remember, practice, and live the first Commandment:

"I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
"You shall have no other gods before [a] me.


TWO:
"You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.  You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand {generations} of those who love me and keep my commandments."

Paper money requires an image, or mark printed on it.  With paper money, the image is more important than the substance.  It's not the number of pieces of paper that is important, it is the number that is printed on the piece of paper, and whether the number was imprinted with the special image, with the special ink, on the special paper.  For paper money to work, people must believe that some images (idols) have higher values than other images; it is an entire system of idolatry.  

The Fed calls its paper money a "faith based currency".

“Answering audience questions after a speech to the Dallas Friday Group, Fisher said the U.S. dollar is a ‘faith-based currency’ dependent on the credibility of a central bank.

”’In addition to a faith-based currency, we are the currency of the world and we must maintain its integrity…’”

The image, or mark, is a key feature of the "mark of the beast" of Revelation 13.  

Images create a false sense of security.  Coins were originally imprinted with images to certify the purity of the gold, so that people could feel secure.  But people began to trust the image on the gold, and the authority of the ones who put images on the gold, more than the substance of the gold.  We are commanded to not make idols of gold, silver, or any other of God's creations..  

With paper money, people trust an image more than they trust God and God's standards of honest weights and measures, thus violating both the first and second commandments.

Bullion dealers generally disregard the value of any mark on silver.  They value silver for the weight and purity of the silver, as they may need to sell to a refiner, who will also only value any object only for the amount of silver it contains.  

Why does God say in the second commandment that he punishes children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation, while mentioning idolatry?  Idolatry is a complete waste of time; fruitless.  Idolaters are less likely to leave an inheritance to their children's children.

Here is an essential truth about idols, images, false gods.  They cannot hear you, cannot see you, and cannot care about you, and cannot answer you when you call for help.  Therefore, trusting such things is foolish. 

Men who trust the images on paper money are idolaters.  The first commandment (in context of paper money) is mostly a condemnation of people who go into debt, as they serve another god.  The second commandment (in context of paper money) is mostly a condemnation of people who save dollars, or who own dollar denominated bonds, as they are trusting the image, an idol, rather than God. 

Numbers only have meaning when they are defined in terms of units.  The dollar is no longer a unit.  The dollar is a matter of faith, and as such, it is an idol.

I know of a man who bought some silver at $12/oz. recently.  Good for him, right?  But he said he did not want to buy any more silver unless the silver price went up, because he wanted to make sure that "silver would be good to him".  But silver does not know who owns it, and does not play favorites. Silver itself, even if not in the form of an image, can also be made into an idol, or idolized, or worshipped, as if it had a personality.  But silver is not an idol, is not an image, has no personality, and is not forbidden.  God made silver for our use.

We ought to trust God, and obey God and use just weights and measures of gold and silver as money, instead of idolizing numbers on paper, that are not even a measure of anything anymore.  The dollar is supposed to be a "unit of account", but since the Fed is no longer publishing M3, the dollar is a unit of account with no accounting, and the Fed is accountable to no one!  That people worship the dollar, by being deceived into thinking it has any value at all, is shocking; but it's due to convention, inertia.  Sin is not called sin when everyone is doing it, but we are commanded to not follow a multitude to do evil; even if everyone else worships the dollar.


THREE:
"You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name." (Do not take the Lord's name in vain.)


The phrase "IN GOD WE TRUST", on paper money, is a phrase in vain.

Paper money is worse than an abomination.  

Proverbs 11:1 A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, But a just weight is His delight.

Paper money is worse than an abomination to the Lord, because a $20 bill is no longer a promise to pay 1 oz. of gold, or even 20/35ths of an oz. of gold, and no longer even worth 7.2% of an ounce of silver, but the dollar is a promise to pay nothing!  Paper money used to be a promise to pay an unjust weight and measure of gold or silver!  But now, paper money is not a promise to pay any gold or silver!  Today, paper money is nothing more than a political promise!  

Consider how blasphemous it is to put that phrase, "IN GOD WE TRUST" on something that, to the Lord, is worse than an abomination to Him! 

Putting "IN GOD WE TRUST" on unbacked paper money is as bad as saying, "Let's honor the Lord through having a homosexual orgy!" 

Christians often preach that homosexuality is an abomination.  According to the Bible, it is. (Leviticus 18:22) And it is disgusting and revolting.  But paper money is a much worse abomination, (also being filthy and carrying germs) because paper money perverts far more people.  

God can more easily sponsor a "Gay Pride" parade than the "almighty dollar".  (And pride is also a sin!)  Remember, God sent fire down upon Sodom and Gomorrah.  So how do you think God feels about the dollar, and what do you think will happen to the dollar?  We cannot trust God to support what is worse than what God has described as an abomination!  

James 4:3 “You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures.”

Many men claim to trust God, but God does not know them.

Matthew 7:21 "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?' 23 Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'

People who call evil paper money "Godly", (In God we Trust?) are calling what is evil, good.  Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is unforgivable because only the Holy Spirit can convict a person of sin.  But if a person says that what is evil is good, it is impossible to be convicted of sin, impossible to repent, and impossible to be converted.  This is why the Bible is full of warnings about deception; deception can cause you to lose eternal life!

It would not surprise me if atheists win the battle to remove the phrase, "In God we Trust" from our money.  When atheists act with more honesty and integrity than Christians, how can they lose?  If God supports the atheists in this battle, who can be against them!  I pray that the atheists win this battle to remove the phrase, "In God we Trust" from our money, and that the fraudulent dollar collapses in a quick death!

The third commandment is sometimes discussed in terms of oaths.  People would make oaths, "under God", to show their intentions to fulfill their promise.  The dollar is a political promise, a broken promise, a vain oath.  Those in debt are making another vain promise, the promise to repay.  Those who issue more dollars make another vain promise, "we won't issue too much", but they already have: the banks have, on deposit, over $35,000 dollars for every ounce of gold in the official U.S. gold reserve of 261 million ounces.  People who loan, borrow, or hold paper money are using vain promises, and the phrase, "In God we trust" is clearly a misuse of God's name.

"You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name."


FOUR:
"Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.  Six days you shall labor and do all your work,  but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates.  For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy."

The commandment to rest is sometimes said to be given so that slaves will not be over worked. 

The Sabbath is more than a rest one day a week.  There were also the holy day sabbaths (the festivals or Feasts of the Lord), and the sabbath years every 7 years and every 50 years.  On the yearly sabbaths, all debts were to be forgiven, and all slaves set free.  A debt-based currency that has lasted since 1913 is a violation of the debt forgiveness sabbaths.  (Deut 15:1-3) (Lev 25, 27:16-18)   

The Israelites lost their freedom and were captured by Babylon, in part, due to their failure to observe the debt forgiveness sabbaths, or Jubilee years. 

How can society expect that future generations must pay 80% income tax rates to keep the current system going?  I've read that even a 100% tax rate on all income would no longer be enough to balance the budget. 

Some say that God has a way of making sure that a debt forgiveness takes place about every 50 years, whether societies agree to have them or not.  In 1933, gold debts were defaulted on, as gold was revalued from $20 to $35/oz., and as it became illegal for Americans to own gold.  It happened again 38 years later in 1971, as dollars were no longer redeemable for gold by foreigners.  Again, 30 years later, in 2001, gold prices started to rise again, as those people who made promises to deliver gold began to have difficulty, and were forced to start buying gold on the open market to meet their excessive promises.  We may see another gold default, this time in futures contracts, after which, I'd expect the gold price to really move up quite dramatically, quite quickly, perhaps over $35,000/oz. in less than a year after such a default!

FIVE:
"Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you."

There is another verse that describes how to achieve long life:

Deuteronomy 25:15  "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."

Why are having honest weights and measures able to provide a similar result to honoring your father and mother?  Maybe because parents give you everything, for years, during a time when you cannot repay.  Later in life, you may have the opportunity to repay your parents for raising you up; and helping them live life happily into old age.  And how can a person save money for old age, unless the money has lasting and honest value; such as with gold and silver--and even use such savings to pay for care?  But if an old person lived his life in such a way as to rob from the younger generation, by leaving nothing but debts, who will take care of the elderly when the sons and daughters are embittered and enslaved?

The generation that introduced paper money did not honor their parents, who used honest money in the U.S. for over 100 years.  Society's failure to obey the fifth commandment around the time of the creation of the Fed in 1913, eventually led to the creation of a government funded social security system in the 1930's, during the great depression.  Since people would not honor their parents, government would.  But government and socialism is no substitute for God's provision of the family.  The social security system does not honor old people: social security is socialism, communism, & theft!  The trust fund was raided years ago, and now, these "unfunded mandates" or "social debts" will destroy the dollar just as unpayable war debts caused Germany's hyperinflation in the 1920's.  And when the dollar is fully destroyed, not only will the social security safety net completely collapse, so, too will all savings in bonds or dollars be completely destroyed.  With no savings, and no government checks, people will not be able to enjoy old age.  All because generations of people refused to honor their parents, and refused honest weights and measures. 

The solution, of course, is to return to honest weights and measures of gold and silver.  If you own these, as they increase in value, poverty will not shorten your life.

SIX:
"You shall not murder."

Abe Lincoln and JFK were murdered because they were going to fight the banks.  

The Fed was founded in 1913, and immediately thereafter, World War I broke out.  The banks financed each side of the war, to ensure that whoever won would be enslaved with debt.  Mass murder was used to increase the power and importance of the government granted monopoly of the ability to issue debts of dollars.

By the end of WWII, the U.S. owed about $250 billion, which, at $35/oz. (the fixed gold price then), is 7.1 billion ounces of gold.  But  the amount of gold that has been mined in all of human history is only about 4.8 billion ounces.  War was used to create a completely unpayable debt that enslaved America.  After WWII, the income tax was widely increased upon all Americans, temporarily, to pay the completely unpayable war debt, which has never been repaid, but only increased.  And the temporary taxes have become rather permanent, and are heavier than ever.

Paper money requires legal tender laws and taxation, which require force, threats, and murders to keep the fraud going.  Anyone who supports the dollar, or who holds substantial amounts of dollars, or bonds, supports murder, as a matter of national policy and history.

Many believe that the Iraq war's purpose was to secure oil, to prop up the economy and the dollar, since Iraq was going to sell oil for Euros.

Nobody needs to kill anyone to ensure that gold or silver has value.  

SEVEN:
"You shall not commit adultery."

How does adultery relate to paper money?  

Israel is described as a whore, because she turns away from the King of Kings (God), and turns to the Kings of the earth for security. (Ezekiel 16:31-34)  She lends to the nations; and rules them. (Deuteronomy 15:6)

Moneylenders who lend to the nations, and thereby rule them, are described as the "Mother of Harlots" in Revelation 17-18.

A key feature of the "Mother of Harlots" is that she kills the prophets; so she is also a murderer.  (Violation of the previous commandment.)

I suppose that Jesus said to the religious leaders of his day that the harlots would enter the kingdom before them, because their monetary harlotry was far worse of a sin than that practiced by a typical harlot, who is typically very poor and who does it out of economic survival. 

Matthew 21:31 ...Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.

All who loan money at any interest rate are harlots, (Ezekiel 16:31-34; Revelation 17-18), extortioners (Ezekiel 22:12), and slave traders (Nehemiah 5).

According to God, if you own a savings account, you are a daughter whore to the banks, the mother of whores.

If you own a corporate bond, you are an extortioner--you will resort to Police force to expropriate the assets of a company if they cannot pay the interest, and the stockholders will be robbed.

If you own a U.S. T-Bill, you are trying to enslave the people and nation of the U.S.-- especially through taxes, as you are demanding over 50% of wage earners' income to pay the interest on your bonds.

EIGHT:
"You shall not steal."

Paper money is theft; inflation is theft, and the income tax is theft. 

Paper money prevents people from saving property (money) since it is constantly losing value due to the theft of inflation.

Banks are institutions of theft, as they practice "fractional reserve lending".  They are bankrupt institutions, formed for several deceptive purposes.  First, to deceive people into thinking that they are not responsible enough to protect their own wealth.  A people who cannot protect their wealth, also cannot protect their own personal, bodily freedom.  Second, banks are designed to take money from depositors, to teach them that usury, or an interest rate, is ok.  Third, banks exist to justify socialistic protection against bank failures; which justifies the very existence of the Federal Reserve, who is supposedly the lender of last resort, who lends to protect against bank failures.  But bank failures have continued, even since the Fed was founded.  The Fed is simply a monopoly, designed to help put competing banks out of business.

Banking is the primary mechanism whereby wealth is stolen from poor people and given to the wealthiest people of all: the ones who have the power to create money that does not exist, and loan it to the U.S. government, to enslave everyone else. 

People without property are easiest to enslave.  Property rights are a protection against becoming enslaved.  Gold is the greatest form of property that there is, because it is the easiest to conceal, defend, and protect against theft.  (Unless you deposit it with a bank in a safety deposit box.)

I'm not an advocate of gold-backed paper money.  I'm an advocate of buying physical gold and silver, and using physical gold and silver coin and bars (just weights and measures) in trade.

NINE:
"You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor."

Paper money is a false promise, a lie of value; today, it is a broken promise of value.  The dollar itself is proof that false testimony has taken place, as old dollars contain the phrase, "will pay to the bearer on demand one dollar of silver".

Usury itself is a lie.  Bonds claim to pay about 5% per year after 10 years, but if the inflation rate is 10% per year, then bonds are a guaranteed loss.  Interest rates are also a lie given that the largest piles of wealth can never grow more than 2% per year, as that is the rate of increase of gold mined on the earth every year.  And it is impossible for the largest wealth to grow more than 1/4 of 1% per year.  (Because at that rate, you could compound a single ounce of gold into 6 billion ounces of gold, over the entire history of mankind, which is more gold than exists in the entire world.)

The world's largest scam, paper money, has required a mountain of lies.

The government lies about inflation rates; understating them, in more than five ways, hedonic adjusting, substitution, excluding food, housing, and energy, and many other lies.

The government says that the job of the Federal Reserve is to fight inflation, but the Federal Reserve is the cause of inflation.

The government allows banks to operate as bankrupt institutions, through "fractional reserve lending", which means that the banks only need 1% or less of paper money on hand to back up all depositors' money.

The IMF encourages fraudulent accounting by central banks of the world.  The banks claim to hold about 30,000 tonnes, but in reality, about half that gold has been loaned out, and the banks only have about 15,000 tonnes left.  These central bank gold sales since the mid 1990's helped to cause the price of gold to bottom out in 1999-2001.

Banks have even passed laws to make it illegal to make true testimony against them.  Anyone who causes a bank run is guilty of a felony.  Paper money has thus institutionalized lies:  "our banks are sound", "our currency is strong", etc.

TEN:
"You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor."

The paper dollar system is said to be a means to obtain prosperity.  We are told that the banks need to increase liquidity to boost the economy.  They lie when they say that the economic system would collapse without paper money.  The dollar printers make an appeal to coveteousness to ensnare men through paper money.

Colossians 3:5 says: "coveteousness is idolatry".

The opposite of coveteousness is contentment.  Christians are called to be content.  (Phi. 4:11; I Tim. 6:6-8; Heb. 13:5)

You can only covet what belongs to someone else.

You can only be content with what you have.

Most people continue to covet the broken promises, the defaulted debt, issued by the Fed. 

Most people refuse to be content with taking dominion and possession of God's creation of gold and silver.

Some Christians mistakenly think that the "love of money is the root of all evil".  This is not so.  This is a mistranslation.  The one word translated as the phrase, "love of money" is never translated as "love", but is translated as "avarice", or "coveteousness".  

1 Timothy 6:10  For the love of money [avarice] is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

av·a·rice: excessive or insatiable desire for wealth or gain : GREEDINESS, CUPIDITY

There are two kinds of economic systems: God's or Satan's.  Satan's system relies on force, fraud, and slavery.  God's system is one of production, honest value, and voluntary trade.  

You will love one, and hate the other.  God will allow Satan to force you to decide when the mark of the beast comes. 

We ought to love, master, appreciate, take dominion over, and be content with God's provision of silver and gold as money.

We ought to hate the dollar, especially in light of the fact that its issuance, and use, violates each and every one of the Ten Commandments.