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.
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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.
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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