What would Jesus think about … bad credit?

Money is the root of all evil, or so that’s the popular saying that permeates our collective conscience.  Really the accurate saying is more akin to “The love of money is the root of all evil.”  But how do we reconcile this saying with the current economic climate?
 
 
First, some facts, money is referenced in the bible in more than 800 verses.  Jesus talked more about money than love.  It only goes to show you that money is simply too important a topic to be ignored.  If it was this important for Jesus, you can bet it is this important to us, and should be for you too.
 
But does the discussion of money belong in Sunday’s message from the pulpit.  Well according to this article from Dave Ramsey, it does.
 
According to the article 7 out of 10 families are living paycheck to paycheck.  This tough problem, it is contended, is a major factor in the appallingly high divorce rate.  In fact, according to the article “Over half of marriages end in divorce, and money problems top the list of reasons time after time.”
 
The advice given, the church needs to address the issue head on by discussing money matters with the four classes of parishioners.  Those that are worried, those that are watchful, those that are wise and those that are wealthy.
 
What do you think about the discussion of money matters in church?  Let us know by commenting below.
 
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About Anthony Candella

Anthony is the founder and Directing Attorney of YourCreditAttorney.com and has been helping consumers just like you understand and improve your credit and financial situation since 2003.

  • http://www.facebook.com/demetria.fuller.3 Demetria Fuller

    cool nice article. I believe 100% that God cares about our finantial health. thats why He told us to pay tithes and to remember the poor and to not be wasteful with resources that we have been blessed with. we are also told(paraphrasing here) to give unto Ceasars what is Ceasars and give unto God what belongs to Him. We have also been told to (more paraphrasing bear with me people) let your yeas be yeas and your neighs be neighs. saying if you promise to pay a bill for x services on x day..then DO IT. you will have a muuuuch better credit rating as well as being a truthful person to God and man.

    • Rev Mack

      As a Christian pastor, I’ve come to a much different, more truthful understanding of “money.” But it is rarely understood, much less taught in any of the churches I’m familiar with. Money in Jesus day was backed by substance, if not was the substance itself. This is not true today. Besides our money being a “debt note” owned by someone else (money in Jesus’ day was not) that we use while paying a “usage tax” for using it (unknown to most people). Likewise the true meaning of “debt” (as in “forgive us our debts…”) is oftentimes missed, or misunderstood in light of the way “money” is created or “used” today. If the church understood how money (fiat) was created and who/what actually gives it its value today as per for instance the now out-of-print Modern Money Mechanics, published years ago by the Federal Reserve, one might find a way to donate a lot more to churches for the proclamation of the Gospel, as well as how debt can be “set-off” or “discharged” since there is no way to really pay a debt in a fiat-debt-based system. This isn’t to say that tithing is somehow obsolete. It’s only to say that many of the terms we use should really be defined in terms of the system of commerce and context in which they were/are used in order to more accurately teach them. Such word study and research will also reveal the differences between the money of Jesus’ day, and the money of today –just for starters.