Let me start with a question.
Why is it that what is highly esteemed among men detestable in the sight of God?
This is a question that we need to focus on “severely” because we need to understand why this is so.
Why is it that just because men “love something a lot”……God “hates” it.
Maybe we can understand this question better when we have a fuller picture of “what exactly it is that men love.”
Let’s start with something we can all identify with……..money.
Men love money.
The obvious assumption according to Jesus then would be that God hates money.
This is quite ironic considering the fact that a lot of Christians believe that money is a blessing from God.
But let us take a look at the concept of money itself.
Forgive me for taking a slightly more academic approach.
Money is essentially a commodity that is used as a medium of exchange for something of value.
A very important element needs to be emphasized.
Money is useless……..it has no value.
You cannot eat money……you cannot put money in your car in order to make it drive.
There is nothing in this world that you need money in order to get……..
Yet you can’t get anything in this world without money.
The question is why?
How exactly is money created?
Quite simply…….money is created out of thin air.
Before I delve any further into how money is created……let us look at a fundamental fact that we need to consider.
“1% of the population owns 40% of the worlds wealth.”
Think about the implications of that for a second.
When a person has a problem…….they say they need money in order to solve it.
But does money solve problems?
I have never heard of a problem that money ever solved.
When a man has a problem with getting from A to B……a solution to that problem could be getting a car.
But in the world we live in……when a man has a problem with getting from A to B……the solution to that problem would be getting money……”in order to get a car”.
It is this backward logic that makes the whole concept of money ridiculous in the first place.
There is enough technology on earth to provide the entire world with cars as a mode of transportation.
But because of the hindrance of money……..the car is equated at a value…..which can only be exchanged for something which is fundamentally useless.
For us to get a fuller understanding of the evil nature of money itself……let us take a look at how money is created.
In the United States a body exists called the “Federal Exchange”.
The Central Bank requests for a certain amount of money from the Federal Exchange…..E.g, $10,000.
The Central Bank then prints a set of notes called “government bonds” equal to the value of $10,000.
This is then given to the Federal Exchange.
The Federal Exchange then prints a set of papers equal to the value $10,000 and gives this to the Central Bank.
(Please note…..all this takes place as numbers on a computer screen)
It is then assumed that the Central Bank “owes” the Federal Exchange the value of $10,000…. ..because the “government bonds” that were given in exchange…..are actually “promissory notes” a.k.a “I owe you’s”.
(Please note that the money that the Federal Exchange borrowed to the bank in the first place……”came from nothing”)
$10,000 is then printed on a different paper……what we know as currency……and this is then what is put into circulation…..when people and businesses take loans from banks
This is important to note because it implies one very significant point:
“Money is created by debt”.
What does this mean?
It means that in order for “more” money to be created……..”more debt is created”.
But then the question comes in…
Who exactly is it that pays of this debt?
The answer is simple……”you”.
Money is used to create an illusion that people have come to believe is real.
That illusion…….is ‘scarcity’.
The United States in a year produces enough food to feed the entire world……but they burn the food in order to keep “prices” at a certain level.
When a gold miner finds an unusually massive amount of gold; its not in his interest to put everything in supply……because it would make prices low….
But it is in his interest to “create an illusion” of scarcity…..by destroying the excess gold……so that the prices are higher.
See the logic?
What exactly is the result of this “monetary system”?
The result is a great and growing divide between the poor and the rich.
To be continued……..