It is my observation that most people seem to default to off when it comes to getting into debt. At what point did people let banks and banking institutions decide our financial destinies. Sorry if I seem like I am ranting I am just so tired of seeing Papa's precious babies trapped and enslaved by debt. It strangles the life out of families and destroys marriages. We seem to willingly leverage our future to get what we want now, signing our futures over to the lender thus becoming what the Word of God calls a slave to the lender.

It is one of my dreams to see families transformed spiritually, financially and to see families set free. We all know that one of the greatest stresses placed on families and one of the leading factors in divorce is money and debt. People have become slaves to debt and ungodly interest rates. God has told us in his word that we should owe no one but a debt of love.

Rom 13:8-9

Don't run up debts, except for the huge debt of love you owe each other. When you love others, you complete what the law has been after all along. (from THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language © 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson. All rights reserved.)

Prov 22:7

The poor are always ruled over by the rich, so don't borrow and put yourself under their power. (from THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language © 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson. All rights reserved.)

I dont know about you but the only power I want to be under is the power of God. I am a bondslave and younger brother of Jesus. Things need to change, and that’s not a political statement. Father God wants his children set free, that is why he sent His son Jesus. Jesus gave us His life and we now have the mind of Christ. 1 Cor 2:16 For "who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?" But we have the mind of Christ. NKJV I believe the mind of Christ brings solutions to the problems we face now. That is the nature of God.

God brings freedom not only spiritually but physically as well and I am on a crusade to see people set free. Come Lord Jesus Come.
Wayne
Eph 3:14-21

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Comment by Bob Mutch on November 6, 2008 at 2:34pm
Hi Wayne Armstrong,

Found you through your debt tag on the above article.

Here is a post of mind on the same subject:
Tips For Plain-Life Christians To Become Debt Free
http://www.simplechurch.com/profiles/blogs/tips-for-plainlife-christians-1
Comment by Wayne Armstrong on September 12, 2008 at 2:40pm
I agree. Christ exhorts us to work as if unto the Lord.
I must admit I don't think perusing riches is necessarily bad. It becomes bad when it takes priority over the relationship between you and the trinity. Like you said it is good to be content with what we have yet if God moves us into the market place to bring the wealth into the Kingdom for Kingdom purposes (notice i did not say institutional religious church) then I believe we must pursue the task the Lord lays before us.
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Comment by Michael Kalmar on September 9, 2008 at 3:26am
I am soooo in agreement with you on this. Who couldn't be?

I'm working to pay off my debt too. It is a slave mentality (and faith issue) to allow oneself to get into debt.

Jesus taught us to trust God's concern over our wellbeing and that He's a good father who'll make sure His children don't starve to death, but those who are His children are those who aren't lazy and are willing to work too. (1 Cor. 4:2; Matt. 6:24-34)

He also taught us to be content with what we have. We shouldn't fall into our gentile ways of pursuing riches and a comfortable lifestyle over pursuing Him.

LORD Jesus, help us to lay aside our stinking old habits and small faith, to walk in bigger faith in You and to make the pursuit of Your Righteousness our greatest passion! Amen

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