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Posted on May 25, 2011

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By MarthaA, May 26, 2011 at 1:37 pm Link to this comment

Usury in every form has been used and is being
used in the United States, and has brought the
United States down, because usury doesn’t work
for the whole.  Usury in all forms MUST be
discontinued immediately if our nation or any nation
is to survive for the long term.  How do I know—
the Bible tells me so in the Old Testament of which
not one jot or tittle has changed.

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