Usury and the End of the World — a Tale of 3 Servants!!
King David said:
incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon
the harp" (Psalm 49:4).
Matthew, a disciple
of Jesus said:
"All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude
in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them"
now I have told you before it comes to pass, that, when
it is come to pass, ye might believe" (John 14:29).
the Bible, parables or stories are used to illustrate some spiritual
truth. Jesus used them frequently in His teachings to convey a hidden
meaning that would be understood only by those with ears to hear
and eyes to see. The parables of Jesus are PROPHETIC in that they give
the history of the true church (and the false) for the period between
the first and second coming of Christ.
told 2 parables or stories about usury and the end of the world. The
parables are about 3 servants who received money (talents or pounds)
and were told to TRADE until the Lord's return. 2 of the servants TRADED
and showed an increase . . . while the third servant hid the money in
the earth and gained nothing.
called to account, Jesus commended the 2 faithful, industrious, enterprising,
busy servants who worked and traded to gain their
increase. Jesus called the third servant who showed no increase lazy
and wicked and He sent him to hell with the unbelievers.
The third lazy wicked servant invented
the excuse that he feared His Divine Master because he was
a hard man, a thief, lazy, and austere. In other words, the wicked servant
accused his Lord or boss of having all the characteristics of a moneychanger
or usurer....He seems to have confused Jesus with the devil!!
the wicked servant made the false accusation that Jesus had
the personality of a moneychanger or usurer, Jesus asked him why he
didn't give the money to His fellow moneychangers and then He could
have collected His unjust gain without any effort at all on his behalf
— let the money do the work!!
The wicked and lazy servant said to Jesus:
he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew
thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown,
and gathering where thou hast not strawed: And I was afraid, and
went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is
thine." (Matthew 25:24-25).
another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have
kept laid up in a napkin:For I feared thee, because thou art an
austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest
that thou didst not sow"(Luke 19:20-21).
Jesus said to him:
|"His lord answered and said unto
him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap
where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed: Thou oughtest
therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my
coming I should have received mine own with usury"(Matt. 25:26-27).
he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou
wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up
that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow: Wherefore
then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I
might have required mine own with usury?" (Luke 19:22-23).
Standard Version —
the official Roman
also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, 'Master,
I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and
gathering where you did not winnow; so I was afraid, and I went
and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is yours'"
||"Then another came,
saying, 'Lord, here is your pound, which I kept laid away in a napkin;
for I was afraid of you, because you are a severe man; you take
up what you did not lay down, and reap what you did not sow'"
his master answered him, 'You wicked and slothful servant! You knew
that I reap where I have not sowed, and gather where I have not
winnowed? Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers,
and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest"
||"He said to him,
"I will condemn you out of your own mouth, you wicked servant!
You knew that I was a severe man, taking up what I did not lay down
and reaping what I did not sow? Why then did you not put my money
into the bank, and at my coming I should have collected it with
interest?'" (Luke 19:22-23).
"Church" of Rome is the wicked and lazy
servant of the parables!!
there a servant of Jesus that answers to the characteristics
of this 3rd servant? Absolutely! The Vatican system is built on usury.
They call Jesus LORD and actually call themselves a Christian "Church."
Is the "jesus" of the Vatican a hard austere man? Absolutely!
Emperor Constantine become the
first Pope, he married the bride of Christ to the hard austere Roman
empire. Daniel the prophet described the Roman Empire as a wild beast
with 7 heads and 10 horns:
"After this I saw in the night visions,
and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly,
and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and
stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all
the beast that were before it; and it had TEN horns "(Daniel
Roman usury was 12 percent payable monthly!!
centesima" (12 per cent.) was under the later Republic and the
Empire the legal rate of interest, which was due every month (i.e.
1 per cent. a month), so that Ovid very naturally calls the Calends
"swift," and Horace "sad." This accounts for the
feeling of the Church on the matter down to modern times.(Catholic
Dictionary article, usury).
Pope Leo X, who excommunicated
Martin Luther gave his imprimatur to usury in 1516.
Leo X issued a Bull in 1516 called Inter multiplices
at the Fifth Lateran Council. This Bull sanctioned the montes
pietatis (mounts of piety) which were in effect low interest
charging public pawn shops championed and sponsored by Franciscans
to protect poor Christians against the high interest
charging "Jewish" moneylenders!!
As we stated
elsewhere, these moneylenders were fake "Jews" created
by the Vatican to do the dirty work of money lending which was
condemned by ALL honest people at that time.
Roman Catholic "jesus" is the hard and austere man of the
The Scales of Anubis at the Judgment Seat of
Notice the goddess Isis standing
behind the seated Osiris. She was the compassionate one: tempering
judgment with mercy to appease the angry Osiris and get the
dead soul a better deal as he/she journeyed through the kingdom
of the dead.
"jesus" of the Vatican is like a Pharaoh
and a hard taskmaster.
"jesus" of the Vatican is hard and austere because he sends
souls to purgatory after death. Some Popes are still in purgatory after
being dead hundreds of years!!
"jesus" of the Vatican is hard and austere because he set
up the Inquisition to kill anybody who did not agree with his teachings.
"jesus" of the Vatican is hard and austere because he forbids
his priests to marry etc., etc.
Parable of the Talents
14 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man
travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered
unto them his goods.
15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another
one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway
took his journey.
16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the
same, and made them other five talents.
17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.
18 But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid
his lord's money.
19 After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth
20 And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five
talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold,
I have gained beside them five talents more.
21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant:
thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over
many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
22 He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst
unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside
23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou
hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many
things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I
knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown,
and gathering where thou hast not strawed:
25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there
thou hast that is thine.
26 His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant,
thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have
27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and
then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.
28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath
29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance:
but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.
30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall
be weeping and gnashing of teeth. (Matthew 25:14-30).
The Parable of the Pounds
"He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country
to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.
13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and
said unto them, Occupy till I come.
14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying,
We will not have this man to reign over us.
15 And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the
kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to
whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had
gained by trading.
16 Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.
17 And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast
been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.
18 And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds.
19 And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities.
20 And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which
I have kept laid up in a napkin:
21 For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up
that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow.
22 And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee,
thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking
up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow:
23 Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my
coming I might have required mine own with usury?
24 And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and
give it to him that hath ten pounds.
25 (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.)
26 For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be given;
and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from
27 But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over
them, bring hither, and slay them before me"(Luke 19:12-27).
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