Archives for November 2016

Arguing about the Sin of Usury

In this post I try to explain to a detractor how usury is prohibited in scripture taking a feed from comments he has left in another thread. The essence of my argument is that God (the Lord) set the parameters for godly living which included a prohibition on charging of interest (also called usury). The detractor claims various exceptions and validations, plus gets a little confused with his logic. That the charging of interest is prohibited in scripture is a challenging fact which for many is a new idea, thus the effort taken here to clarify. I trust this helps explain it. [Read more…]