What The Bible Says About Gold
What some patriots say about gold is opposed to the Word of God.
By Pastor Sheldon Emry
Many who recognize the evil of usury (interest) still assume that money should be composed of valuable metal and redeemable by some such precious material as gold and silver. As we have seen,
however, it is the stability of the Government and the correct volume of currency available which gives value to money, not some arbitrary amount of metal.
The Bible has much to say about gold, and it is mostly bad. The reign of King Solomon will give us a good example. Scripture and history indicate that his empire was the most peaceful and prosperous of that time and perhaps of all recorded history. Of gold and silver in his kingdom, the Scripture records: “And the king made silver and gold at Jerusalem as plenteous as stones. . .” 2 Chronicles, 1:15. Their value would, therefore, have been the same as stones, and certainly not used for the “backing” of money.
The vision of the beast empire which Daniel saw, had a head of gold. (Daniel 2.) Heathen gods are often represented by gold. Speaking of the end of the Age, Ezekiel said: “They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed: their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the Lord. . . because it (the gold and silver) is the stumblingblock of their iniquity.” Ezekel 7:19.
The control of the gold supply of the
world, by the Bankers, has been used by
them to fluctuate and to control the currencies
of all the world’s governments, not
for the good of the People, but for the
enrichment of the Bankers. Wise King
Solomon did exactly the opposite.
A historical example of the inability of
gold and silver to enrich a nation, is
Spain. From the 16th to the 18th century
Spain attempted to enrich herself by
bringing tons of precious metals from the
New World. While she did that, America
developed her production of real wealth
through manufacturing and farming. By
1900 Spain had lost or sold her empire,
and America was the fastest growing
Nation in wealth and power in the world.
Gold and silver as wealth is an illusion.
Food and products that people need
and enjoy are true material wealth.
Yet, men are still deceived by the artificial
price placed on gold and silver by the
Bankers. If the Spanish king had considered
gold and silver “as stones” —
worthless — his people would have turned
to the production of real wealth and Spain
would have flourished.
America did have an early experience
with gold. A small quantity was found at
Jamestown, shortly after the colony
began, and Captain John Smith wrote
later that the men neglected their work to
search for gold, and the colony almost-perished
of famine the next winter. God
seems to have blessed America with a
LACK of gold, and its scarcity has had little effect
on our production of food and
Christian teachings and
God’s blessings have provided American
prosperity, not gold. Russia and India
have large per capita supplies of gold,
again providing nothing toward national