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Gold is the Dirt of the Streets in Christ's Heaven, Not Found in Banks

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Oct 2, 2007 at 15:57

A rose by any other name would smell just as sweet; the clear atmosphere of sky is blue; the yellow metal (Au79) is still gold. It does not matter what things, like money or economics, that have been in existence during the times of humankind are called, they remain the same. One would need to go to the source of all things to get the original information, but as badly as humans have handled intelligence, it is not likely that the original names are immediately available. But here is a concept of economics that predates all things: it is written "The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of hosts." (Haggai 2:8).

That being propounded, modern society, whether oriental or occidental, is not able to lay claim to any original function of human endeavor, let alone adopting a naming convention to suit contemporary circumstances or situations such as banking or economics. Hence to call banking of any sort by a specific name, whether western, eastern, Christian or Islamic, Chase or whatever is merely semantics.

But, there is a danger to call something as real as Islam as fantasy. Let there be no mistake, Islam is not a fantasy, but an ideology that has its roots in something that exceeds its name, and a pathology that exceeds its place in the turbulent history it has left behind. Further, the following of believers that Islam possesses has insured its existence for some time to come, and that is a reality that must be faced with the truth. Islam requires submission to its tenets, or subjugation for failing to submit.

The alternative is to get back to the source of truth. It has been written here before that Islam exists to reject Christianity, and to reject the salvation offered by believing in Jesus Christ as its main goal.

The economics of the salvation offered by believing in Jesus Christ is simple: it is free, a gift paid for by the substitutional death of Jesus Christ on the cross, underwritten by His being raised from the grave, and administered from His position in heaven at the right hand of the Father, Almighty God, the LORD of Hosts. Access to this account is by declaration in prayer like this: I believe and accept that Jesus Christ has paid my sin debt in full, and I accept Him into my heart for the forgiveness offered, in His Name I pray. Pray it like you mean it and your sin debt will be settled.

No one else but Jesus Christ can make that offer, and it is more precious than any gold in any bank, no matter what economic name or theory one tries to espouse.
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