Questions about Biblical and church teachings on the handling of and use for money.

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Why do some Christians think it's not a sin to charge interest?

This article presents the view that Christians should not charge interest on loans. As evidence, it cites Nehemiah 5:9-10: 9 Also I said, It is not good that ye do: ought ye not to walk in the ...
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Is there a Biblical ban on gambling? [closed]

Most churches and many Christians I know are strongly against gambling, but I can't recall any passage in the Bible that declares that we shouldn't gamble. Does such a passage exist? To clarify I'm ...
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How does a Catholic church support itself without Tithe?

Usually, in Protestant churches, the church's income is mostly from tithes and then offerings, and secondarily from any outside sponsors the church may have. I am less informed how the Catholic church ...
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According to the Bible, what kind of debt, if any, is lawful? [closed]

The Bible has some strong things to say about debt. In the total witness of the Bible, is all debt considered sinful? Or can we differentiate between types of debt, and say that some are lawful while ...
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Lending with Interest in Christianity [duplicate]

I'm writing something about usury and want to mention Christianity point of view on it. There are several verses in Bible that prohibit usury. Also Thomas Aquinas and Martin Luther have despised ...