If debt is wrong...
...then why is Bill Gothard loaning money?
Perhaps I should back up. Some time ago X-ATI Guy signed up for Bill Gothard's Daily Success email. I did this for two reasons. One, you can never have too much success. Two, I figured I'd read the dang things so you don't have to -- whenever there's something worthwhile I can pass it along. (Please note: I'm on Day 57 and it's the first time I've mentioned it.)
So I'm reading recently and Bill says this:
As I wrote this e-mail, God gave me a clear application for this command. A specific individual has been asking me to give him a certain amount of money, yet I have resisted for two reasons. First, he had previously affirmed that there was no debt. Secondly, I was aware of strong reaction that would come from another individual if I gave the money.
As I was pondering this, the phone rang. It was the individual whom I knew would react. We discussed the matter, and we agreed that it would be God’s will to give the money. I have a sense of excitement, because on the one hand it will mean significant personal sacrifice, and on the other hand, it will provide an opportunity for God to show His power.
Huh. And all these years I thought debt was a sin.