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"IF THOU LEND MONEY TO ANY OF MY PEOPLE THAT IS POOR by thee, {compared to what you have financially}, THOU SHALT NOT BE TO HIM AS AN USURER, {like a bank or a traditional loan that charges interest} NEITHER SHALT THOU LAY UPON HIM USURY." {interest}. --- [Exodus 22: 25 - Bible]

{Understand here that the Book of Exodus refers to The Law of Moses, aka The Preparatory Gospel. Moses had the Melchizedek Priesthood AND The Gospel of Jesus Christ: the higher laws. But the people of Moses were a slothful and disobedient people. Rather than cast them off or even destroy them, The Lord in his mercy and patience (for notwithstanding they were slothful and disobedient, they WERE the Covenant People!), The Lord took the Melchizedek Priesthood and the HIGHER LAWS of The Gospel of Jesus Christ from among them, and gave them LESSER LAWS to live by, called, The Law of Moses.}

{The HIGHER LAW, The Gospel, teaches you to give freely as much as you can to the poor and the needy. But people who are selfish are not willing to give something free! Furthermore, selfish people want to make a profit. In the case of a loan, they want to charge INTEREST to make money from the loan. Even with the poorest of the poor, such as homeless people, slothful, disobedient, selfish people, including some banks and loan institutions, are as the people of Moses: they are not concerned about helping the poor and the needy but more concerned with 'What's in it for me?' 'Why loan if I don't get anything from it?' Therefore The Lord in His wisdom, rather than tell the gainful people of Moses to just give money to the poor, or insist that they live The Law of Consecration with "NO POOR AMONG THEM" and "ALL THINGS COMMON", (see Acts 4: 32-35 and Acts 2: 44-45) The Lord taught them a lesser law:}


"IF THOU LEND MONEY TO ANY OF MY PEOPLE THAT IS POOR

{Thou art not allowed to charge that poor person interest:} "NEITHER SHALT THOU LAY UPON HIM USURY."


"And the Lord gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that THEY LENT UNTO THEM SUCH THINGS AS THEY REQUIRED. And they spoiled the Egyptians." --- [Exodus 12: 36 - Bible]


"I F THERE BE AMONG YOU A POOR MAN OF ONE OF THY BRETHREN within any of thy gates in thy land which The Lord thy God giveth thee, THOU SHALT NOT HARDEN THINE HEART, NOR SHUT THINE HAND FROM THY POOR BROTHER."

"8BUT THOU SHALT OPEN THINE HAND WIDE UNTO HIM, AND SHALT SURELY LEND HIM SUFFICIENT FOR HIS NEED, IN THAT WHICH HE WANTETH." --- [Deuteronomy 15: 7-8 - Bible]


"Unto a stranger thou mayest lend upon usury; BUT UNTO THY BROTHER {Of The Church (How many Latter-Day Saints break this Law of Moses commandment! If the Latter-Day Saints cannot even be non-selfish and non-greedy to live a Law of Moses or Preparatory Gospel Law, how can they live the Gospel of Jesus Christ with it's Law of Consecration where all things are common amongst us and equal - so that there is no poor.}

"BUT IT IS NOT GIVEN THAT ONE MAN SHOULD POSSESS THAT WHICH IS ABOVE ANOTHER, wherefore the world lieth in sin." --- [D&C 49:20]

"IN YOUR TEMPORAL THINGS YOU SHALL BE EQUAL." --- [D&C 70: 14] }

{Therefore, help the poor among us. If you know they struggle but you are not strong enough, financially or spiritually, to just give it to them, but require them to pay you back, at least live The Law of Moses and do not charge them interest ... }

"THOU SHALT NOT LEND UPON USURY {or Interest}: that The Lord thy God may bless thee in all that thou settest thine hand to in the land whither thou goest to possess it." --- [Deuteronomy 23: 20 - Bible]


" When thou dost lend thy brother anything, thou shalt not go into his house to fetch his pledge." --- [Deuteronomy 24: 10 - Bible]


"HE THAT HATH PITY UPON THE POOR LENDETH UNTO THE LORD; and that which he hath given will He {The Lord} pay him again." --- [Proverbs 19 : 17 - Bible]

"AND INASMUCH AS YE IMPART OF YOUR SUBSTANCE UNTO THE POOR, YE WILL DO IT UNTO ME; ..." --- [D&C 42: 31]


{This is very true. If we have the capacity to lend someone especially the poor, we ought to do it. If the poor brother does not pay back because of his poverty or lack of means, The Lord in his great mercy if we have need of repayment, has the capacity to repay us. Never fret over repayment.}


"30 GIVE TO EVERY MAN THAT ASKETH OF THEE; AND OF HIM THAT TAKETH AWAY THY GOODS ASK THEM NOT AGAIN."

"31 AND AS YE WOULD THAT MEN SHOULD DO TO YOU, DO YE ALSO TO THEM LIKEWISE."

"32 For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them."

"33 And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same."

"34 AND IF YE LEND TO THEM OF WHOM YE HOPE TO RECEIVE, WHAT THANK HAVE YE? FOR SINNERS ALSO LEND TO SINNERS, TO RECEIVE AS MUCH AGAIN."

"35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, AND LEND, HOPING FOR NOTHING AGAIN; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil."

"36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father is also merciful." --- [Luke 6 : 30-36 - Bible]


"I say unto you that if ye should serve him who has created you from the beginning, and is preserving you from day to day, BY LENDING YOU BREATH, THAT YE MAY LIVE AND MOVE AND DO ACCORDING TO YOUR OWN WILL, AND EVEN SUPPORTING YOU FROM ONE MOMENT TO ANOTHER --- I say, if you should serve him with all your whole souls, yet ye would be unprofitable servants." --- [Mosiah 2: 21 - The Book of Mormon]

{He, God, who not only has given us life, and breath, and will help in} "YOUR TRIALS, YOUR TROUBLES, AND YOUR AFFLICTIONS" --- [Alma 38: 5 - The Book of Mormon] {oftentimes LENDING you such things before you have earned them or paid Him back for them, how can He do this and you yourself not feel shame if you are not willing to help the poor and the needy as much as you can? Who really loves and obeys The Lord unless that man or woman loves to lend and to give as much as he or she can to those who need but have not?}


"But behold, they have not learned to be obedient to the things which I required at their hands, but are full of all manner of evil, AND DO NOT IMPART OF THEIR SUBSTANCE, AS BECOMETH SAINTS, TO THE POOR AND AFFLICTED AMONG THEM;" --- [D&C 105: 3]

"AND REMEMBER IN ALL THINGS THE POOR AND THE NEEDY, THE SICK AND THE AFFLICTED, FOR HE THAT DOETH NOT THESE THINGS, THE SAME IS NOT MY DISCIPLE." --- [D&C 52: 40]


"But before ye seek for riches, seek ye for the kingdom of God."

"AND AFTER YE HAVE OBTAINED A HOPE IN CHRIST YE SHALL OBTAIN RICHES, IF YE SEEK THEM: AND YE WILL SEEK THEM FOR THE INTENT TO DO GOOD --- TO CLOTHE THE NAKED, AND TO FEED THE HUNGRY, AND TO LIBERATE THE CAPTIVE, AND TO ADMINISTER RELIEF TO THE SICK AND THE AFFLICTED." --- [Jacob 2: 18-19 - The Book of Mormon]


"WITHHOLD NOT GOOD FROM THEM TO WHOM IT IS DUE, WHEN IT IS IN THE POWER OF THINE HAND TO DO IT." --- [Proverbs 3: 27 - Bible]


{And I bear testimony that we should lend and give of our substance abundantly, whenever we can, IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST. AMEN." - (Elder Erving Axel Lambert - 2/8/2017}


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