12 – Usury – what’s wrong with it ?

Vatican Rome, Rothschild, Rockefeller, Roosevelt…usury…usury…usury…

aJesus driving the moneychangers from the Temple by El Greco. Jesus began his 3 1/2 year ministry in Jerusalem by driving the corrupt moneychangers from the Temple. He also ended His ministry by attacking the same thieves. It was the only time that the Lord 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).

“Oppresses the poor and needy, commits robbery, does not restore the pledge, lifts up his eyes to the idols, commits abomination, lends at interest, and takes increase; shall he then live? He shall not live. He has done all these abominable things; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon himself “(Ezekiel 18:12-13). Revised Standard Version.

MONEY is the lifeblood of civilization and USURY is the poison that kills it just like vaccination poisons human blood!!

Definition of terms for this exposé.

Usury in English:

From the Latin usuria means demanding in return for a loan a greater amount than was borrowed.


From the Latin interess it is a legal term for usury when it is sanctioned by law or made lawful by government decree.

Usury in Hebrew:

Nashak means to strike with a sting as a serpent, to oppress with interest on a loan.

Usury in Greek:

Tokos means to give birth or bring forth. Aristotle said that money was barren and gave birth to nothing.

Money in Hebrew:

Keceph means silver.

Money in Greek:

Arguros means shining or silver.

(1) Stranger in Hebrew

(Ger) sojourner

(a) a temporary inhabitant, a newcomer lacking inherited rights,
(b) of foreigners in Israel, though conceded rights.

(2) Stranger in Hebrew

(Nokriy) foreign, alien

(a) foreign,
(b) foreigner,
(c) foreign woman, harlot
(d) unknown, unfamiliar

“When money is lent on a contract to receive not only the principal sum again, but also an increase by way of compensation for the use, the increase is called interest by those who think it lawful, and usury by those who do not” (Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England, p. 1336).

Interest is legalized USURY as long as it is done in MODERATION….Govermental decrees fix the maximum interest rates and anything above that is considered USURY. That is like a governmental decree that makes stealing legal as long as it is done in MODERATION and then calling it borrowing or acquiring or some less offensive term.

Nachash is the Hebrew word for SERPENT from which nashak the word for usury is derived. There was no specific Hebrew word for money as silver was considered money.

The Law of Moses strictly prohibited usury

“If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury “(Exodus 22:25). “Thou shalt not give him thy money upon usury, nor lend him thy victuals for increase” (Lev. 25:37). “Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy brother; usury of money, usury of victuals, usury of any thing that is lent upon usury “(Deut. 23:19). “He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved” (PS. 15:5).

Usury is condemned in the Bible; usury was condemned among pagan nations and usury was condemned by the early church.

The moneychangers HATED the word USURY and they tried to drive it out of the dictionary. Here is their modern definition of USURY:

1.The practice of lending money and charging the borrower interest, especially at an exorbitant or illegally high rate.
2.An excessive or illegally high rate of interest charged on borrowed money.
3. Archaic or obsolete. Interest charged or paid on a loan.

Interest on loans is condemned in modern bibles!!

The fact of the moneychangers driving usury out of the dictionary presented a monumental problem for the modern “bible” translators:

New International Version

“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).

Revised Standard Version

“You must not lend him money at interest or sell him food at a profit “(Lev. 25:37).

Revised Standard Version

“You shall not lend upon interest to your brother, interest on money, interest on victuals, interest on anything that is lent for interest”(Deut. 23:19).

Revised Standard Version

“Who does not put out his money at interest, and does not take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things shall never be moved “(PS. 15:5).

The Revised Standard Version is the approved Roman Catholic translation.

Usury was condemned by the early Congregation, and even the Council of Nicaea which was presided over by Pope Constantine, issued a sanction against it:

“Finally there followed the prescription of twenty canons or rules of discipline:
(17) prohibition of usury among the clergy; ” (First Council of Nicaea).

The Vatican invented “Jews” as a smokescreen for usury

Since usury was prohibited by the early church this left the money loving Vatican in a terrible dilemma. Officially they condemned usury in the most stringent terms, but behind the scenes they found a way to circumvent it. Their answer was to invent Jews and use them as a smokescreen for their money lendingand give the wealth to the jew family Rothschilds as custodians. This way the Popes could continue to act pious and let the Jews take the rap for the loan sharking.

Finding fake Jews was no problem for Rome. Centuries before Christ, the Samaritans were pretending to be Jews. One of the most infamous Samaritans was Simon the Sorcerer, who tried to buy the Holy Spirit from St. Peter. This Simon later went to Rome, and was one of the the actual founders of what later evolved into Roman Catholicism.

In the Old Testament, Moses mentions one case in which usury was permitted:  God permitted usury to destroy the Canaanites!!

“Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy brother; usury of money, usury of victuals, usury of any thing that is lent upon usury:
Unto a stranger (Nokriy) thou mayest lend upon usury; but unto thy brother thou shalt not lend upon usury: that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all that thou settest thine hand to in the land whither thou goest to possess it “(Deuteronomy 23:19-20).

Since usury was forbidden to strangers, we must look closely at the Scriptures to see what Moses is talking about:

“One law shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger (Ger) that sojourneth among you “(Exodus 12:49). “Ye shall have one manner of law, as well for the stranger (Ger), as for one of your own country: for I am the Lord “(Lev. 24:22). “Thou shalt neither vex a stranger (Ger), now oppress him: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt “(Exodus 22: 21).

Scripture does not contradict Scripture and the answer is very simple. Satan raised up seven utterly corrupt nations of GIANTS called Canaanites that barred the way to the Promised Land. Joshua was told to make war and utterly destroy them. This war went on for centuries, until they were finally destroyed at the time of King David (1000 B.C.). These nations were the strangers that Moses permitted the Israelites to exact usury. Usury was economic warfare to pauperize and destroy their economy, so that they could not afford to wage war against the Israelites:

“Who were these “foreigners”, and why was Israel permitted to exact usury from them if usury was unlawful? It was understood from ancient times that this permission related specifically to the conquest of the promised land. Usury was part of the violence that Israel inflicted upon the wicked people whom God was driving out before them. God had told Israel that the conquest would encompass a length of time. Exodus 23:29-30, “I will not drive them out before you in a single year, that the land may not become desolate, and the beasts of the field become too numerous for you. I will drive them out before you little by little, until you become fruitful and take possession of the land.” The oppression of usury was an effective means of keeping the Canaanites under check until they had been totally conquered. In this case, usury was an instrument of God’s judgment upon a wicked people “(Mooney, Usury: Destroyer of Nations).

Martin Luther and the Reformers condemned usury

“Besides such necessary ecclesiastical affairs, there would be also in the political estate innumerable matters of great importance to improve. There is the disagreement between the princes and the states; usury and avarice have burst in like a flood, and have become lawful [are defended with a show of right]; wantonness, lewdness, extravagance in dress, gluttony, gambling, idle display, with all kinds of bad habits and wickedness, insubordination of subjects, of domestics and laborers of every trade, also the exactions . . . ” )(The Smalcald Articles of Christian Doctrine, by Dr. Martin Luther).

The Heidelberg Catechism on the 8th Commandment

Question:  What does God forbid by the 8th Commandment — “thou shalt not steal”?

Answer:  God forbids not only those [a] thefts, and [b] robberies, which are punishable by the magistrate; but he comprehends under the name of theft all wicked tricks and devices, whereby we design to [c] appropriate to ourselves the goods which belong to our neighbor: whether it be by force, or under the appearance of right, as by unjust [d] weights, ells, [e] measures, fraudulent merchandise, false coins, [f] usury, or by any other way forbidden by God; as also all [g] covetousness, all abuse and waste of his gifts “(The Heidelberg Catechism).

The Swiss Guard the Vatican’s gold and silver

The Reformation was playing havoc with the Vatican’s wealth and her illegal gain through usury. Luther attacked the pope and the bellies of the monks. Something had to be done to stop this hemorrhage. It was about that time that a champion appeared to save usury and the pope’s revenues. His name was John Calvin.

John Calvin was a French Roman Catholic convert to Protestantism. In the year 1534, at the young age of 25, Calvin started writing his famous Institutes of the Christian Religion. Like Ignatius LIEola he was arrested by the Inquisition in France, but managed to escape and finally ended up in Geneva, Switzerland, in the year 1536.

Calvin also wrote commentaries on all the books of the Bible—EXCEPT the Book of Revelation….Here is a small sample of the pro usury writings of this double-minded man:

calvinJohn Calvin (1509 -1564).

His headquarters was Geneva, Switzerland where he defended usury in his writings.

“But if we would form an equitable judgment, reason does not suffer us to admit that all usury is to be condemned without exception “(Calvin’s Commentaries on Exodus 22:25).

“Whence it follows, that the gain which he who lends his money upon interest acquires, without doing injury to any one, is not to be included under the head of unlawful usury” (Calvin’s Commentaries on Psalm 15:5).

“David mentions, among other things — who has not lent his money on usury, (Psalm 15:5.) It seems, then, from these two places, that usury is in itself unlawful. But because God’s law embraces complete and perfect justice, hence we must hold that interest, unless it is opposed to God’s law, is not altogether to be condemned, otherwise ignominy would clearly attach to the law of God if it did not prescribe to us a true and complete rule of living justly “(Calvin’s Commentaries on Ezekiel 18:8).

John Calvin, a Roman Catholic dupe, traveled to Geneva Switzerland and started to write pro usury commentaries in order to guard the pope’s usury revenues. He is a hero of millions of Protestants who follow his 5 points of Calvinism regarding predestination, election etc., etc.

Protestants quickly misquote Matt 26.26 without reading the context –   Question – Which bank was he supposed to deposit the money into ??  What banks paid interest then ?? Sharing profit is not the same as charging or receiving usury (interest)  Only animals and plants etc can produce an increase … money cannot.

The U.S. Constitution gave us sound Biblical money

The founders of the U.S. gave the people real money of silver and gold. In the Coinage Act of 1792, the basic unit of currency was the dollar and the dollar was defined as 3711/4 grains of fine silver. That much silver was to constitute a dollar. Each dollar was a unit. All other money was to be counted from this unit of a silver dollar. Hence dimes, quarters and half dollars were fractional parts of the dollar.

Gold was made money by measuring it from this basic unit of a silver dollar. The ratio was fixed at 15 to I, and in 1834 the ratio was fixed at 16 to 1. This was the law of money up to 1873. The amount of silver in the dollar never changed during all this time. Silver was considered the money of the people, while gold was considered the money of the rich.

coinageFree coinage of silver and gold. From 1792 to 1873, the U.S. had free coinage of silver and gold. That meant that anybody could walk into the U.S. Mint, and the government would coin their silver or gold into lawful money at the rate of 3711/4 grains of pure silver for each dollar, and 24.75 grains of pure gold to each gold dollar.

This system was called bimetallism, and the ratio of silver to gold always seemed to stay the same over the centuries.

In 1873 Silver was assassinated

On Feb. 12, 1873, Congress revised the coinage laws. By a simple stroke of the pen, silver was assassinated. The U.S. went on a gold standard, and silver was demonetized except for payments under $5.00. A gold dollar became the unit of value, and free coinage of silver was ended. Soon after, the entire world demonetized silve,r and most nations went on a monometallic or gold standard. England had already demonetized silver in 1816, which paved the way for the gold standard, and the fake money paper usury system that dominates the world today.


Silve—r the people’s money — was assassinated by a simple stroke of the pen in 1873. Gold— the rich man’s money — was now king.

With half the world’s money supply demonetized, gold became an even more precious commodity, and an item to be hoarded. Tons of it left the United States. The death of silver led to the fake money or paper system and usury on a colossal scale.

The Federal Reserve System is usury on a massive scale!!


One Rock dollar. This is not a U.S. dollar — the Federal Reserve is a private bank!!

The Federal Reserve System is composed of 12 private banks which create money out of nothing and then lend it to the U.S. government at usury. It is the most colossal system of usury and fraud that has ever been invented by that old serpent the devil. It was founded by Rockefeller in 1913.


Australian fake money see https://www.larryhannigan.com.au/banks/australian-currency/

In the ancient world, the usurer quickly became owner of most of the country and had all the silver and gold. Then the peasants became slaves or revolted. Under the paper system, the final collapse can be postponed by printing more fake money. Inflation is the handmaid of the paper system. It is economic warfare, and more deadly than an invading army, because it comes from the enemy within.

Editor’s Notes

The Coinage Act of 1792 made the SILVER DOLLAR the UNIT. The UNIT is ONE. All other coins are measured from this UNIT:

“DOLLARS OR UNITS–each to be of the value of a Spanish milled dollar as the same is now current, and to contain three hundred and seventy-one grains and four sixteenth parts of a grain of pure, or four hundred and sixteen grains of standard silver.”

Gold was measured from this SILVER DOLLAR or UNIT:

“EAGLES–each to be of the value of ten dollars or units, and to contain two hundred and forty-seven grains and four eighths of a grain of pure, or two hundred and seventy grains of standard gold”

As an excuse for their evil usury, the moneychangers often charge that usury (or interest as they call it) is essential for a successful economy. Nothing could be further from the TRUTH. The nation of Israel became the wealthiest in the ancient world by forbidding usury:

“So king Solomon exceeded ALL the kings of the earth for riches and for wisdom….And the king made silver (real money ) to be in Jerusalem as stones….”)I Kings 10:23-27).

Abraham, the Father of the Faithful, became a rich man by working and trading . . . not by being slothful and lazy like the moneylenders and bankers who let their money work for them:   “And Abraham was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold” (Genesis 13:2).

Vital Links

The Coinage Act of 1792

Calvin’s Commentaries

Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance to the Bible. Look up every word in Hebrew and Greek

Bible Gateway.com. Look up several different translations

Revised Standard Version – Catholic Edition.

The Heidelberg Catechism

The Smalcald Articles by Dr. Martin Luther

Papal Bull against usury After Calvin, Jews and Protestants would be used as a smokescreen for usury!!


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