Business is a peril to the soul.


You may have noticed that you have lost all your rights. Perhaps it is because you were deceived into waiving your rights by legalities you did not understand.

You may not yet have noticed that government created laws to regulate commerce. They do this with licenses and regulations. But a right cannot be licensed. Licenses are only for licentiousness. See my report on the lawyer’s changing definition of license.

Your government credentials (the one’s with your all capitalized name that is not a proper noun person, place or thing) authorize you to present yourself (Greek word exon, for those of you who suspect a connection to the Mark of the Beast prophecy) in commerce.

Lucifer was thrown out from heaven for the crime of commerce. — Trafficking merchandise (NIV “trade”, NKJV “trading”) Ezekiel 28:16-18. He will be destroyed in the midst of fiery stones. .

To understand why we cannot make a profit from trade routes, I suggest that you read the Mennonite Encyclopedia entry for the word “Business”. It is available online. Read why “Business activity on the part of Christians has created some of the greatest concern for the church.”

The Mennonite Encyclopedia says:

“It is well known that business as a buying and selling activity for profit was long frowned upon by Christians as an unethical way of making a living and not worthy of a Christian calling. Charging of interest for the use of money, and buying and selling for a profit was considered contrary to the high standards of Christian ethics. Before the Reformation, no respectable Christians engaged in “business.” John Calvin is generally credited with having been among the earliest Christians to justify business as a calling through which pious individuals could glorify God as well as through any other enterprise. …
However, long after the Reformation various religious groups still hesitated to approve business as an acceptable Christian enterprise. Mennonites, longer than any other religious group, forbade their members to engage in profit-making businesses. In the early history of the Mennonite Church, the vocations represented were chiefly those of farming, skilled crafts, such as weaving, and unskilled or common labor. One did not find Mennonites engaged in business enterprises for profit. Among the Old Order Amish in the United States, and the Old Colony Mennonites in Canada, Mexico, and Paraguay this ancient antipathy to business as a way of making a living was still maintained in the 1950s. Members of these groups were forbidden to engage in business enterprises. Only agriculture, or activity very closely related to it, was tolerated. There was corresponding opposition to living in cities , and towns.”

The term “business” in the legal definition of “employee” is the usury of labor. *

Peril to the soul

According to Walter Lipmann in his 1929 book A Preface to Morals:

“The early Christian writer looked upon business as a peril to the soul” .

(Walter Lipmann was a journalist who’s book Public Opinion exposed how the elite manipulated the media to create World War I)

And every law dictionary will tell you Vir militans deo non implicetur secularibus negotiis. A man fighting for God must not be involved in secular business.

Starr Chamber trials

Starr Chamber trials were created to enforce commercial contracts.

This was the Black Law Dictionary definition of Starr from the First Edition, 1891.

The U.S. Supreme Court in Miranda v. Arizona wrote about the excess brutality of the Starr Chamber proceedings, and they put an end to in-custody interrogations without informed consent. informed by the now famous reading of Miranda rights.

But beware: forced consent is still consent as far as lawyers are concerned. See my information on the lawyers maxim Coactus volui, Tamen volui in my write-up on Attorneys lies.

If early Christians “looked upon business as a peril to the soul” and if Mennonites knew that business was of the greatest concern for the church, and if Lucifer was condemned for commerce (Ezekiel 28:16) and for traffic on trade-routes (Ezekiel 28:18 and Revelation 18), and if Starr Chambers were created to enforce commercial contracts, what are the chances that their term “employment” really refers to “a workman worthy of his hire”? One is a God-given right, the other is a government licensed privilege. (Do I dare call it a Satan-given right?). The term Business in First Thessalonians 4:11 refers to working quietly with your own hands (not someone else’s).

The term “use” in the legal definition of “employee” means usury, the employer is using rights to your labor. Direct-to-you monetary compensation for work (that you thought you had a right to sell) is not the same as buying slave labor from a third party who owns the labor rights (your owner decides how much he wants to deduct from the paycheck, and the remainder is your living allowance). Don’t claim to live in a free country if you have never seen freedom. Don’t complain about capitalism if you have never seen capitalism.


You have never seen capitalism because you are a socialist. Everyone with a Socialist Security Number is a socialist.

Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, 1781, Query 19:

” The political economists of Europe have established it as a principle that every state should endeavour to manufacture for itself: and this principle, like many others, we transfer to America, without calculating the difference of circumstance which should often produce a difference of result. In Europe the lands are either cultivated, or locked up against the cultivator. Manufacture must therefore be resorted to of necessity not of choice, to support the surplus of their people. But we have an immensity of land courting the industry of the husbandman. Is it best then that all our citizens should be employed in its improvement, or that one half should be called off from that to exercise manufactures and handicraft arts for the other? Those who labour in the earth are the chosen people of God, if ever he had a chosen people, whose breasts he has made his peculiar deposit for substantial and genuine virtue. It is the focus in which he keeps alive that sacred fire, which otherwise might escape from the face of the earth. Corruption of morals in the mass of cultivators is a phenomenon of which no age nor nation has furnished an example. It is the mark set on those, who not looking up to heaven, to their own soil and industry, as does the husbandman, for their subsistence, depend for it on the casualties and caprice of customers. Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates -page 291- the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition. This, the natural progress and consequence of the arts, has sometimes perhaps been retarded by accidental circumstances: but, generally speaking, the proportion which the aggregate of the other classes of citizens bears in any state to that of its husbandmen, is the proportion of its unsound to its healthy parts, and is a good-enough barometer whereby to measure its degree of corruption. While we have land to labour then, let us never wish to see our citizens occupied at a work-bench, or twirling a distaff. Carpenters, masons, smiths, are wanting in husbandry: but, for the general operations of manufacture, let our work-shops remain in Europe. It is better to carry provisions and materials to workmen there, than bring them to the provisions and materials, and with them their manners and principles. The loss by the transportation of commodities across the Atlantic will be made up in happiness and permanence of government. The mobs of great cities add just so much to the support of pure government, as sores do to the strength of the human body. It is the manners and spirit of a people which preserve a republic in vigour. A degeneracy in these is a canker which soon eats to the heart of its laws and constitution.”

[Venality is the condition of being susceptible to bribery or corruption. The use of a position of trust for dishonest gain. The American Heritage Dictionary]
Why would he mention subservience?

Supreme Court Miranda v. Arizona:

We sometimes forget how long it has taken to establish the privilege against self-incrimination, the sources from which it came and the fervor with which it was defended. Its roots go back into ancient times.27 Perhaps the critical historical event shedding light on its origins and evolution was the trial of one John Lilburn, a vocal anti-Stuart Leveller, who was made to take the Star Chamber Oath in 1637. The oath would have bound him to answer to all questions posed to him on any subject. The Trial of John Lilburn and John Wharton, 3 How.St.Tr. 1315 (1637). He resisted the oath and declaimed the proceedings, stating:

‘Another fundamental right I then contended for, was, that no man’s conscience ought to be racked by oaths imposed, to answer to questions concerning himself in matters criminal, or pretended to be so.’ Haller & Davies, The Leveller Tracts 1647—1653, p. 454 (1944).

On account of the Lilburn Trial, Parliament abolished the inquisitorial Court of Star Chamber and went further in giving him generous reparation. The lofty principles to which Lilburn had appealed during his trial gained popular acceptance in England.28 These sentiments worked their way over to the Colonies and were implanted after great struggle into the Bill of Rights.29 Those who framed our Constitution and the Bill of Rights were ever aware of subtle encroachments on individual liberty. They knew that ‘illegitimate and unconstitutional practices get their first footing * * * by silent approaches and slight deviations from legal modes of procedure.’ Boyd v. United States, 116 U.S. 616635, 6 S.Ct. 524, 535, 29 L.Ed. 746 (1886). The privilege was elevated to constitutional status and has always been ‘as broad ad the mischief against which it seeks to guard.’ Counselman v. Hitchcock, 142 U.S. 547562, 12 S.Ct. 195, 198, 35 L.Ed. 1110 (1892). We cannot depart from this noble heritage.

U.S. Supreme Court, Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966)


* The legal definition of ‘employee’ seems somewhat convoluted but it uses the original meanings of the word “use” and the word “assured” and the word “business”. If you want to study this start with Clark’s Summary of American Law index entry for “Employees”. Then find a reprint of a dictionary from the 1800’s and look up the words “hire” and “occupation”.

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