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You have heard of the “TEN SHALT NOTS” given to Moses on the mount. The Following are “THE TEN CANNOTS” by Willim J. H. Boetcher, (1916) They seem to be, as the TEN COMMANDMENTS have been and always will be, for all seasons and all ages and all eras.
*You cannot strenghten the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.
You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.


You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatreds.
You cannot establish security on borrowed money.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man’s initiative and independence.
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.

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  1. “You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatreds.”
    Not only can you not further the brotherhood of man, but the Bible says you can’t even love God if you hate your brother. And inciting class hatreds is hating your brother the way I see it. I John 4:20 says “If anyone says, “I love God,” yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother.”

  2. “You cannot establish security on borrowed money.” My question is what can an individual or nation(s) do without borrowed money?

  3. I do not know the answer per se to this questiong except to say that nations can do many things with borrowed money except ,maybe, ESTABLISH SECURITY!

  4. On Oct 1 Sara wrote a blog on KIVA Loans which talks about borrowing and lending. The KIVA organization helps alleviate poverty in the world by making loans to people who want to work in order to provide security for themselves and their families. That is helping ‘men’ do for themselves. If these people could not borrow, their livelihoods may never change or improve. And by succeeding in their business endeavors and enabled to pay back the loans, they become secure in who they are and in their gifts and talents. Their communities may also become secure through the acquisitions and use of the borrower’s goods and services.

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