I must admit I have trust issues. At times it can be a real problem, especially when dealing with an investment like the Iraqi dinar. I am not the only one who has these issues. It seems that many in the community has the very same trust issues that I have.
I have a pretty good wall of defense. I weigh everything people say and place it against my world view to see if it will hold up. My world view is based on the education I received and my personal research. At this stage in my life there is a pretty strong defense mechanism in place, but it is not without its vulnerabilities.
When someone comes to me and says that they are a Christian that slightly lowers my defenses, and I trust them more than I should. If they quote scripture I lower my defenses even more. If they pray then I trust them more. If they do all three things then I have a really big tendency to completely trust them, and my defense mechanism is totally shut down. And that my friend is my issue!
There is a common bond between Christians that people who are not of faith can’t understand. Sometimes that bond serves to remove all our defenses and the so-called Christian person gains complete trust. I think this is one reason that the bible makes a comparison of Christians to sheep. As believers in Christ we tend to totally trust other Christians without verifying anything they say.
This can have tragic results. I have learned the hard way that you don’t automatically trust someone just because they have a fish on their business card. In fact those people should be held to an even higher standard, but I can’t help it. I always find myself giving Christians the benefit of the doubt. I tend to equate my trust in God with my trust in fellow Christians such as myself. It is more of a reflex than anything else. We as Christians do this on a subconscious level and we rise to defend other Christians as a result. If you are not a Christian than you cannot even begin to understand this type of behavior. It is as though you are defending a close family member like a brother or a sister.
But the bible warns us of explicit trust in other people that we don’t even know. Mathew chapter 7 says
15“Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves. 16You can identify them by their fruit, that is, by the way they act. Can you pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit. 18A good tree can’t produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can’t produce good fruit. 19So every tree that does not produce good fruit is chopped down and thrown into the fire. 20Yes, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, so you can identify people by their actions. NIV version
So you see we are supposed to judge people by what they do not what they say. There are people who pretend to be Christians in an effort to gain the trust of other Christians. They may be a wolf wearing a disguise that is designed to get you to lower your defenses. Then they can move in for the kill. We are to observe their actions. We will know who they are by what they do, not what they say. A wolf does not walk like a sheep even though he may be disguised as one.
As I have been a part of the dinar community for the past 4 years I have observed many gurus who claim to be Christians. These guys quote scripture and pray but in the end they are not being truthful about their background or who they are. They pretend in order to get you to accept their latest line of Bull! They make money off of conning Christians into buying dinar. They keep these Christians on the hook as long as they can. they quote scripture, pray, and may even bring up bible prophecy from time to time. They are full of deceit and lies. There is no truth in them.
Matt 9:36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them because they were confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. NIV
That is exactly what the dinar community is! All these wolves (GURUS) who are hungry and all these sheep who are dinner. But we wind up defending certain wolves because they look like a sheep! But watch them. They don’t act like sheep! If it does not walk like a sheep than Brother Chances are that is not a sheep!
Matt 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. KJV
To be wise means to have understanding of people and situations, To have keen and unusual discernment, and a capacity for sound judgment in dealing with people and situations. Harmless may mean to be harmless in effect or intention. Inoffensive means to be giving no provocation. Doves are not called the birds of peace for no reason. Don’t get these instructions backward! You want to get this in the right order. Use discernment of the situation first. Then operate in grace and forgiveness. Pray for those wolves in the dinar forums dressed up like sheep. A dove is not necessarily the sharpest knife in the drawer if you know what I mean.
Use discernment, warn other sheep, but do no harm!
James 3:1 Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.
I wish I had thought of this scripture before I started this stupid dinar blog! To be honest that is why I brought Iraq Currency Watch Back after it was shut down. It was out of the fear of what I had done in ignorance and the judgment that awaited me for those actions. The wrong things I believed and taught about the dinar would be my undoing. That is why I will fight to get the truth out there. That is why I brought this blog back.
If a wolf is teaching something that he knows is not true than God will judge him more harshly than a wolf operating in ignorance. If someone believes the dinar will revalue and they teach others they will be held to a higher standard. This is why you are to be harmless as a dove. These people are already in enough trouble! Yes they need to be exposed. But they need to repent even more than that!
So if you see someone who claims to be a Christian and they say things that are false. If it is pretty obvious that they made these things up, then chances are this person is a wolf in sheep’s clothing looking to make a meal of you. Remember to use discernment regarding situations and with people you meet, Use discernment when you read articles from Christians in the dinar community. but most of all remember this one important thing. Trust is never freely given. It is earned!
My new motto is verify before you take action. Do this regardless of any feelings to willfully trust anyone.