David Barton, always on the lookout for any verse in the Bible he can pretend is a political command that tells Christians how to vote, now says that all debt is against the word of God. He does this by citing Deuteronomy 15:6-8, which says:
For the Lord your God will bless you, as he promised you, and you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow, and you shall rule over many nations, but they shall not rule over you.
And his conclusion from this:
“The Bible tells us, Proverbs 22:7, that the borrower is servant to the lender,” Barton said. “See, the Bible is real clear: stay out of debt. You lose your freedom when you get into debt. Well, that applies for individuals, it applies for families, it applies for churches, it applies for states, it applies for the nation. God doesn’t want you in debt, which is why Deuteronomy 15:6 says your nation is not to go into debt. Here we are. That’s not a political issue, that’s a biblical issue. God spoke about that a long time before America ever existed.”
Gee, I wonder if David Barton has a mortgage on his house or if he paid cash. If he has a mortgage he is, by his own “reasoning,” sinning against God himself.