IN gOD WE TRUST

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The phrase
as it exists upon Federal Reserve notes either represents blasphemy
or idolatry.

In my endeavor
to become a better person, I turn to the Word of God. Understanding
the definition and meaning of words used within the scriptures is
fundamental to achieving my goal. The third of the Ten Commandments
dictates that one should not take the Lord’s name in vain (Exodus
20:7). It is His property after all. While trying to comprehend
this passage of scripture, I looked up the definition of the word
"vain." The 1828 edition of Webster’s dictionary defines
the word "vain" as: empty, worthless; having no substance,
value or importance. My first thought upon reading this was: “That
perfectly describes a Federal Reserve note.”

In fact these
words could very well be the most perfect definition of a Federal
Reserve note! The word "vain" and "Federal Reserve
note" are then practically synonymous. Both denote worthlessness,
and lacking substance or intrinsic value. Then I came to my next
thought.

Printing, “In
God We Trust” on a Federal Reserve note could very well be a textbook
example of taking the Lord’s name in vain! The ramifications of
this concept are incredibly damaging to those who advocate placing
the sacred name of the Lord upon fake currency.

The merits
of placing references to deity on currency is another debate. What
should not be debatable to any of the three Abrahamic religions,
is placing the name of God on something that is worthless, has no
value, represents debt, usury, and facilitates war. The only type
of currency that the phrase “In God We Trust” could be placed upon
without taking the Holy name of the Lord in vain, is gold or silver
coinage. After all, God indeed himself created these materials
of intrinsic value, a feat the anointed Fed chairman can
only feign doing in spite of his lofty seat in the marble temple
in DC.

If you still
support leaving “In God We Trust” on a Federal Reserve note, despite
this explanation, then it is my responsibility to give warning that
you are in violation of the first commandment: “Thou shalt have
no other gods before me." Your god is the state, it is not
the God of Abraham.

Regrettably,
our society at large has placed its trust in a god. The actual phrase
on the currency is technically correct. The people of our nation
as a whole worship the financial system governed by the Federal
Reserve. The people of the United States of America have placed
their trust in the "god" of the Federal Reserve. The God
of Abraham is not represented on Federal Reserve notes; to suggest
otherwise is blasphemy to the fullest extent of the word.

The God of
Abraham gave warning to what would happen if another god was worshiped.
As you read the following verses from Leviticus, does this not describe
our current economic situation?

And your
strength shall be spent in vain [as inflation destroys your
wealth], for your land shall not yield her increase, neither
shall the trees of the land yield their fruits… I will also
send wild beasts among you [bureaucrats, revenuers & regulators],
which shall rob you of your children [as they debt finance
their wars of empire], and destroy your cattle, and make you
few in number; and your high ways shall be desolate [as the
bustling market is regulated out of existence].

~ Leviticus
26:20, 22

August
19, 2009

Gabriel
Fink [send him mail]
is an aspiring CPA, auditor and recent "convert" to Austrian
Economics. In his spare time he contributes articles to LDS
Freeman
and maintains a website dedicated to the study of the
ancient Tabernacle as found
in the Old Testament.

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