People, Christians, we need to be serious about getting out of debt. The church cannot be the church when so many are enslaved to another master.
We cannot give joyfully and freely when we are in debt. What if instead of sending that $200 check to Mastercard, you were able to send it to Samaritan's Purse instead?
Begin to imagine a world where no Christian had any debt. What would the world look like? How many world problems eradicated? This sounds like a pipedream or an exaggeration, but it is not.
The total of U.S. consumer debt is 2.46 trillion dollars according to the Federal Reserve's report on consumer debt, March 2010. The amount of money needed to eradicate world hunger is about 30 billion dollars according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.
Our debt is holding us back. Let's get excited about eliminating our debt so we can get serious about our giving.