God’s take on the Sub-prime Mortgage Crisis - John Van Sloten

March 30, 2008

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Media @ New Hope CalgaryWhat is the biblical take on charging interest (among other things!)? Given today's financial credit crisis - consumer debt, banker debt, national debt, this is a very relevant matter. What is God saying through this credit crisis?

"If you lend money to one of my people among you who is needy, do not be like a moneylender; charge him no interest."
Exodus 22:25

“The US central bank is slashing interest rates, accepting piles of nearly worthless securities from commercial banks as collateral for emergency loans, and pumping hundreds of billions of dollars into the economy. A problem that began last summer in the lowest grade US mortgage market (sub-prime) has spread around the world, moved relentlessly up the quality ladder and sucked credit from the global financial system like oxygen from a flame... Over the weekend, experts talked about the risk of the financial system’s wholesale collapse. Some even drew parallels between today’s situation and the credit crisis that produced the Depression...”
Professor Thomas Homer Dixon, “Global
Capitalism on the Brink”, Globe and Mail, March 22, 2008

“Don't love the world's ways. Don't love the world's goods. Love of the world squeezes out love for the Father. Practically everything that goes on in the world—wanting your own way, wanting everything for yourself, wanting to appear important—has nothing to do with the Father. It just isolates you from him. The world and all its wanting, wanting, wanting is on the way out—but whoever does what God wants is set for eternity.
1 John 2:15-16, MSG


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January 20, 2012
Don't blame it to HIM.
fivequotes
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December 19, 2011
i thought it was hillarious, and here i was getting excited to see a cartoon..
bistnenutte
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May 09, 2011
Has anyone ever heard of the ten comandments? Well included in them is THOU SHALT NOT STEAL and the last but not least is THOU SHALT NOT COVET meaning lust. What is going on now in the wolrd is the product of mankinds lust for things and stealing money (loans). And as for some one saying that this is not GODs doing, he is paritially right, because it is written "beware your sins will find you out!" meaining that God does not have to do anything overtly to you, he just lets you do your self in.
chilliondog
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May 08, 2011
Yes he is right. no matter what you may thnink this is the truth. I read where some one made the comment that God does not have an oppinion. Did you read the bible? God has an opinion on EVERYTHING! I am not trying to bash anyone here. I am just letting you know that God meaning Jesus has written in his holy word how we are to conduct our lives.
chilliondog
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October 20, 2010
In a society in which money has become the one and only measure of ALL things,
corruption will became the only lived religion!

TheDalien
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October 11, 2010
Capitalism is an economic system in which prices are determined by unrestricted competition between privately owned businesses. What you have with the sub-prime mortgages are social planners who think that everyone should have a home. This is not greed from private industry, but moral hazard from Washington. Stop spinning it the wrong way. You have part of the story right, but the other part you are ignorant on. Again sub-prime mortgages are a socialist idea instituted from big government.
michaelpsalerno
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October 08, 2010
Wonder what God thinks of what he thinks about what God thinks about the Sub-prime.
planetofthescums
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May 12, 2010
God d**n it Jesus! You really f***ed up this time!!! This is worse than that time you told Hitler to kill all those Jews...
KB1869
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March 24, 2010
Its really disturbing to see how the pastor at the end relates economic crisis caused by the sub prime mortgage loans to Jesus. If we keep ignoring the actual issues and leave everything to Jesus, then i guess this country is going to be in bigger trouble than what we already have got ourselves into.
nash9979
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February 19, 2010
Wow! God has an opinion? I'm very eager to hear it ;)

b1gr1g
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November 17, 2009
The whole thing is unscrupulous. Not as unscrupulous as the Tojo that did this number. Leave it to a stupid half witted sin saturated Toyota line worker. To come up with something like this. Games up Index toe to long for soccer. Go crash your paper airplane into a ship.

remydroppclutz
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May 20, 2009
WOW im going to need a new change of pants !!!!

Kazzargo
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January 17, 2009
I don't think god had anything to do with this mess. Wasn't it those religious bigots in government that brought you in this situation in the first place. Excessive spending on e.g. unneccessary wars for their OWN PERSONAL PROFIT.
Plus the pushing of the consumers to spend ever more. According to government it was & still is your patriotic duty.
It would be a joke if it wasn't done by such a corrupt bunch.(your leaders, I mean)

evolution077
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December 27, 2008
OUR CAPATALISTIC SYSTEM has 300,000,000 people living way beyond the comfort level of most other countries, we are the #1 economy in the world. Even the poor in our country have enough money to smoke cigarettes and own cell phones.
YOU need to get a grip on Macro economics. Try any book on exonomics for the first time.
Perhaps it is the end of the world
Oh no the end of the world is upon us
lets get some plywood around our necks with the time and date of the END OF THE WORLD

anyname666
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November 14, 2008
First, where was he (the idiot speaking above) in Jan 08?
IF God knows everything...Where was He??

favex2
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October 19, 2008
I AM AN AGNOSTIC and even JEUS was a SOCIALIST ,,,, free heavan FOR EVERYBODY and all the thoughts of the meak shall inherit the earth... ... THAT one of the many reasons for ehhich i dislike religion,,....
REGWHY
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October 15, 2008
This guy thinks that every American has thousands of dollars in credit card debt! Better check your records, again. This guy may be using your account.
asouthar
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September 29, 2008
What a bunch of crap!!!! god did it? Well that explains everything . . . NOT!!
Morons . . . nothing but morons

focus599012
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July 18, 2008
No, I don't believe God is saying anything. He's too busy playing pool with Zeus and Santa Clause.
ergotwotwo
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