This article presents five typical underlying causes of debt.
Should a Christian ever take on debt? The author of this article shows that debt has a great impact on one's personal and relational life. It also impacts one's spiritual life and their ability to serve. The author gives advice on how to view debt, reminding the reader that we are stewards of what God has given us.
Applying Habakkuk 2:6-7, Job 22:6, and Job 24:3 to the issue of debt, this article shows that in the Old Testament secured debt was permitted when necessary, and that the rights of the poor and needy were protected. This has implication for the church today, as she is called to meet the needs of those among her members.
The debt-based financial system has a self-destructive tendency. This is a lesson we are taught again and again by a financial crises. This paper looks at the biblical teaching on debt, interest, and finance. It also looks at relational ethics with regards to finances, and makes applications for church and society today.