Want to Be a Slave to Debt? Vote for Big Government

My wife Michelle and I are financial disciples of the late Larry Burkett.  As I have noted in columns before (and as our newly published book details), due in great measure to Mr. Burkett's ministry, on a teacher's salary, we have lived the last 14 years of our lives completely debt-free including building a home without borrowing a dime. As I was first learning the biblical principles of finance, I encountered many Bible verses that deal with money and wealth (there are hundreds).  One of the verses that most impacted me was Proverbs 22:7.  It reads, "The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender (NIV84)."  If you have ever had trouble with debt and creditors, you understand well what this verse is communicating.  To be a slave to debt is a sad reality for far too many Americans today. The debt of our federal government is well-known.  Many state and local governments have not fared much better --...(Read Full Article)