I'm assuming it was James who posted the comment regarding Woodrow Wilson and the central banking system.
Of course I'm opposed to that system, and have been from the beginning. In fact, everything I write is to find a synthesis that allows people to challenge the authority of the Federal Reserve Board and the central government which has sprung up around it.
This shouldn't really be hard to do. What is the method by which the "Fed" regulates the economy? Interest rates. What is interest? The bible calls it usury. What does the bible say about usury? It's bad. It is called an abomination, it is not allowed by God's law(Deut.23:19, though verse 20 allows it to a "stranger").
But even more interesting, notice what power the government is to have regarding loans.
Deut.24:10: "When thou dost lend thy brother any thing thou shalt not go into his house to fetch his pledge.
"Thou shalt strand abroad, and the man to whom thou dost lend shall bring out the pledge unto thee".
First, there was to be no interest charged, second, the man owed could never enter the home of the debtor to collect the debt.
We might ask, from this, is the home itself to be the instrument on which the debt is based? if the collector can not enter the house to collect a debt, shouldn't the house itself be immune to the power of loans?
If you look at Nehemiah 5 , you see that the Israelites, after their return from captivity, were in a state of near starvation. Verse 4: "We have borrowed money for the king's tribute, and that upon our lands and vineyards.
"Yet now our flesh is as the flesh of our brethren, our children as their children: and lo, we bring into bondage our sons and daughters to be servants...."
Nehemiah was very angry when he heard that, and he named the culprit causing the problem:
Verse 7: "ye exact usury, every one of his brother(in direct violation of law, apparently, with interest placed on property).
Verse 10: "I pray you, let us leave off this usury".
How much usury? Verse 11: "the hundredth part of the money". A hundredth part? Small amount it seems, and yet look at the rates of interest paid to banks today!
It was Karl Marx who pointed out that if money became the "universal equivalent" the central value of everything, then, said Marx, the "so-called inalienable rights and the fixed property relationships corresponding to them break down before money".
How about the right of governments to control property by financial organization?
Micah 2:5: "Therefore thou shalt have none that shall cast the cord(surveyor's line) by lot(by vote) in the congregation of the Lord".
Sounds like a law against zoning to me.
It is said in Daniel 2 that the empire to come at the 'end time" will be mixed of iron and clay. Clay? How about Habakkuk 2:6: "Woe to him that increaseth that which is not his! How long? And to him that ladeth himself with thick clay?"
If you look at the Hebrew translation, you will see that "clay" refers to money pledges, loans, control of borrowing.
In fact, if you look at Daniel chapter 2, you see the "evolution of money", from gold, which limited government power in Babylon, to silver, which was not only added to gold, thus expanding the power of the state, but that silver was also made into coins, which greatly facilitated the power of the state to control commerce.
With the development of bronze, Greece emerged, and coins could be made of cheaper metal, until with Rome it was recognized that it only required an image of a ruler on virtually any metal, even iron, to make the coin of value for tax purposes.
That is basically what Jesus pointed out when he was asked if it as lawful to "render unto Caesar". he pointed to the coin and asked "whose image is on this coin?"
We know from the second commandment that the use of images to "bow down" to them, was forbidden. So, is it lawful to pay taxes to "Caesar" using images imprinted on money? Not according to the second commandment. So what do we render to Caesar? Nothing!
The power of any individual to reject currency based on interest is granted fully in the bible, as Jesus also pointed out we are not to be controlled by images.
It's all about freedom.