(Zerohedge) I’ve never been trapped in a fire before and trust me, I have had plenty of opportunity. Yes, I was THAT kid, the one who played with fire. The trick was, and still is to steer clear of the flames, to anticipate what and where. Fire is however notorious for doing what it wants and once its out of control even the best firefighters don’t stand a chance.
Each day that passes we come closer to the arrival of a monetary fire that threatens to dwarf anything in our collective living memories. Watching the Australian bush fires in New South Whales recently made me think of our monetary system. Funny that.
The Australian bush has been burning long before the Brits began exporting their best and brightest to the “lucky country.” Right now the fires are raging. It was inevitable. Like the business cycle nature too abhors excess and steps in to correct it, clear the dead wood and prepare for rebirth.
Financial markets are NO different. The dry brush of excessive credit, monetary stimulus, rampant fraud, and government interference, which has caused the largest sovereign bond bubble the world has ever seen, has not been cleared or burned to allow for regeneration. In contrast we’ve actually been ADDING to it, doing the exact opposite of the “controlled burn.”
The likely outcome is that we’re heading deep into asset confiscation mode. Government meddling will fail, it always has and it always will. The playbook from throughout history tells us that governments will steal anything and everything from the most productive before they default.
This happens either overtly (taxation, fines, penalties, asset seizure) or covertly via destruction of currencies (quantitative easing). Everything not nailed down is up for grabs. Don’t say you weren’t warned! If you need an example look at what’s happening in France. Hollande is insane, but he’s not unique.
And lest we ever forget, these are the four sins which cry out to heaven for vengeance: Murder, Sodomy, Oppression of the poor, and Defrauding Workers of their just wages. The American Progressive machine has been running in overdrive on all four counts; therefore, we who abide in the will of Christ must prepare for the coming Judgement against our nation(s), and pray that we are not counted among the obstinate, who deliberately persist in their sins in the face of the known Truth. Towards this end, we have good advice; And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. — 1 Peter 4:8~9
Note that Peter is speaking specifically to the community of believers in Christ, and that he is quite specific to admonish them to exercise charity among themselves. and to offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.
Nowhere in the Bible are we taught against being charitable to those without faith, but we are repeatedly admonished to be charitable and give hospitality among ourselves as the first order of business. As I’ve been spending a lot of time meditating upon the Proverbs lately, I have come to the conclusion that as believers in Christ, we are obliged to set ourselves apart from the wickedness of the world, and this means (among other things) that we must not contribute to it’s multitude of evils, even by our charity. In the verses below, I have highlighted the references to charity which have contributed to this conclusion –
Through the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked it is destroyed. Prov.11:11
Whoever puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer, but whoever refuses to shake hands in pledge is safe. Prov.11:15
A wicked person earns deceptive wages, but the one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward. Prov.11:18
People curse the one who hoards grain, but they pray God’s blessing on the one who is willing to sell. Prov.11:26
The righteous care for the needs of their animals, but [even] the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel. Prov.12:10
It’s not good to be partial towards an evil person, thereby depriving the righteous of justice. Prov.18:5
This last verse is rather a challenging, because ‘to be partial towards’ is a very soft translation – in the original Hebrew, the primary translation is: to accept the wicked person is not good, to overthrow [infinitive] the righteous in judgement. But alternate translations of śə·’êṯ [שְׂאֵ֥ת] – accept, are “bear”, “carry”, and “be burdened by”.
We find a similar spread of translations for lə·haṭ·ṭōṯ [לְ֝הַטּ֗וֹת] – to overthrow, for which the other common translations are “to pervert”, “to deprive”, “to thrust aside”, and “to wrest from”.
With these alternate translations available, we get a better view of the broader meaning of the verse, which is
[accepting |carrying | allowing ourselves to be burdened by] a wicked person is not good, because it [overthrows| deprives | thrusts aside] those who are righteous in their judgement.
I consider this a powerful warning that, whatever we give the wicked, is what we have deprived the righteous of – and in the coming days this may well constitute oppressing the poor, in His judgement. Therefore we must be careful, even as we give charity and hospitality, that we do not give aid and comfort to the enemy.
WE HAVE BEEN WARNED
~Those who abuse Liberty, sentence themselves to death!