Christian Lenders | Should Lending Be Abolished?

This week I’m continuing to think through the implications of the statement: the borrower is slave to the lender.  How does this impact Christian loans and Christian lenders? Perhaps, I’m wrong, but taken at face value, this passage (Prov. 22:7) seems to indicate that any Christian who lends would then be a master.  Since the Bible says we have only one master, then it seems as if it would be … [Read more...]

Borrower is Slave to the Lender | The Point

If I had one follow-up question on my original article that asked the question is the borrower slave to the lender, my question would have been – what’s the point?  Craig, what are you trying to say?  What is the application?  Honestly, until I read all the comments, I don’t know if I could have answered that question.  I was just thinking on paper.  However, I’m slowly starting to develop a … [Read more...]

Why I Don’t Eat Canned Meat | Borrowing & Slavery Follow-up

I was recently reading a new blog I just started following, and in one of the posts, he said bloggers need to emphasize things they don’t do. I think that’s great advice.  By letting you know what this blog is not, you can get a better understanding of what it is. What’s Wrong With Craig? Sometimes I think the best way to describe me is that I am a blogger who obviously woke up on the wrong … [Read more...]

Is the Borrower Really Slave to the Lender?

It’s been a while since I had a good ol’ fashioned accusation of being a heretic, so I thought I’d stir up a little trouble today. “The Bible says it, that settles it”. This is a great statement to live by as long as you’ve done at least a little bit of work to confirm that the Bible says it. I’ve been growing more and more uncomfortable with the common usage of Prov. 22:7.  The passage was … [Read more...]