What is the Biblical view
of Gold and Silver?
"The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be;
and that which is done is that which shall be done:
and there is no new thin under the sun. (Ecclesiastes
The first mention of Gold in the Bible is in
Gold in the land of Havilah gets the endorsement of being "good".
God created gold to be the foundation of an economic system that would
be solid, stable and not subject to manipulation. No inflation, no deflation,
and no monetary crisis. History has called this biblically oriented monetary
system, "The Gold Standard", meaning an economic system that is based on
a specific, established amount of gold or silver.
God is the author of the gold standard, not man. In the Scriptures,
He established the weights, the measurements and set the value of gold
and silver. He created this monetary law in order to protect the poor and
to keep the greed and manipulative power of Rulers under control.
Proverbs 16:11 - "A just weight and balance are the Lord's:
all the weights of the bag are his work." This verse declares
that God is the source of the economic system.
Proverbs 11:1 - "A false balance is abomination to the Lord:
but a just weight is his delight."
Deuteronomy 25:13-15 - "Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers
weights, a great and a small. Thou shalt not have in thine house divers
measures, a great and a small. But thou shalt have a perfect and just weight,
a perfect and just measure shalt thou have: that thy days may be lengthened
in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee."
make it clear that "money" is not a secular issue but a spiritual issue.
Leviticus 27:25 - "And all thy estimations shall be according
to the shekel of the sanctuary: twenty gerahs shall be the shekel."
Plainly, this verse is talking about The Gold Standard. In our system we
say, sixteen ounces to the pound, and in theirs it was twenty gerahs to
There is no Hebrew word for money. Silver was used for normal transactions
and gold, which was worth twenty times as much as silver, was used more
as a store of value. The money changers, (mentioned in the
New Testament), were cheating the Jews, who had come from all over the
Mediterranean region to visit their Temple, of fair currency exchanges.
These are the people that Jesus Christ drove from the Temple.
I would recommend reading; "The Making
of America" which you can get on the Amazon link below. This
book by W. Cleon Skousen, gives an excellent education on money
and the Constitution.
"'Now, I, the Lord, am not well pleased with the inhabitants
of Zion, for there are idlers among them; and their children are also growing
up in wickedness; they also seek not earnestly the riches of eternity,
but their eyes are full of greediness. 'These things ought not to
be, and must be done away from among them,' (D&C 68:31-32). We see
evidence of many parents who overindulge their children without adding
sufficient training about the value of work." L. Tom Perry
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