Did you know that SEVEN Major Financial Bible Principles are released when people sow into this corner of God’s Storehouse?

1. Sowing and Reaping
The world operates on a "pleasure now but pain later" basis while God's Kingdom operates on a "sowing and reaping" basis.  Instead of seeking short-term gain with long term pain we encourage people to put in the hard work first - to sow now and do good to others and later reap a multiple of what they sow in due season. As we give we receive, in order to give more. 

Prov 10:4-5.  Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.  He who gathers crops in summer is a wise son, but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.
Prov 11:25.  A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.
Hosea 8:7. They sow the wind, And reap the whirlwind.
Mtt 13 - Parable of the Sower - the measure of response is directly determined by the quality of the soil.
Gal 6:7. Do not be deceived; God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. 
Gal 6:9.  Let us not become weary doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
2 Cor 9:6. Whoever sows sparingly will reap sparingly. Whoever sows bountifully will reap bountifully.

2. Stewardship
Everything we have belongs to God and He has entrusted it to us to make best use of it for His purposes.  As Jesus said, we should consider the cost before committing to a building or expensive project.  Instead of wasting hundreds of thousands of dollars on rent or fluctuating interest we can do better.  By contributing to Liberty Trust you know you are making great use of what God has given you.  And when you are debt free you can do so much more for God with your time and resources for God.

Deut 10:14.  To the LORD your God belong the heavens, even the highest heavens, the earth and everything in it.
Job 41:11: Who has a claim against me that I must pay? Everything under heaven belongs to me.
Ps 24:1.  The earth is the LORD's, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it;
Lk 12:14.  Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”
Lk 12:42.  The Lord answered, “Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom the master puts in charge of his servants to give them their food allowance at the proper time? ...
Luke 14 v 28. For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it—lest after he has laid the foundation, and is not about to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish’.
Luke 16:11. If then you have not proved trustworthy with the wealth of this world, who will trust you with the wealth that is real.
1 Pet. 4:10. Whatever gift you have received, use it in service to one another, like good stewards, dispensing the grace of God.
Titus 1:7.  An elder is a manager of God's household, so he must live a blameless life. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered; he must not be a heavy drinker, violent, or dishonest with money.
Col 3:23.  Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

3. Interest-free Lending among God’s People
The Bible has very strong words regarding interest on loans.  God's people were encouraged to lend to one another but forbidden to charge interest or profit on the loans.  Lending was to be charitable, to help those in need.  Liberty Trust does not ever charge or receive interest from God's people.  Our vision is for interest free liberty for every New Zealand church and home.

Ex 22:25.  If you lend money to one of my people among you who is needy, do not be like a moneylender; charge him no interest.
Lev 25:36.  Do not take interest of any kind from him, but fear your God, so that your countryman may continue to live among you.
Deut 15:7.  If there is a poor man among your brothers in any of the town of the land that the Lord you God is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward your poor brother. Rather be openhanded and freely lend him whatever he needs.
Deut. 23:19–20. Do not charge your brother interest, whether on money or food or anything else that may earn interest so that the Lord your God may bless you in everything you put your hand to.
Ps 15:5.  Those who lend money without charging interest, and who cannot be bribed to lie about the innocent. Such people will stand firm forever.
Ps 112:5 Good will come to him who is generous and lends freely, who conducts his affairs with justice.
Pr 28:8  He who increases his wealth by exorbitant interest amasses it for another, who will be kind to the poor.
Ez 18:8.  He grants loans without interest, stays away from injustice, is honest and fair when judging others,
Ez 18:13.  He lends at usury and takes excessive interest. Will such a man live? He will not! Because he has done all these detestable things, he will surely be put to death and his blood will be on his own head.
Ez 18:17 He withholds his hand from sin and takes no usury or excessive interest. He keeps my laws and follows my decrees. He will not die for his father's sin; he will surely live.
Ez 22:12. In you they have taken bribes to shed blood; you have taken interest and profits, and you have injured your neighbors for gain by oppression, and you have forgotten Me," declares the Lord GOD.
Neh 5:7.  I said to them, “You are exacting interest, each from his brother.” And I held a great assembly against them.
Neh 5:10.  I and my brothers and my servants are lending them money and grain. Let us abandon this exacting of interest.
Mtt 5:42.  Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.

4. Freedom from Debt
One of the major themes of the Bible is freedom from bondage.  Proverbs tells us that the borrower is the servant, or slave, of the lender.  Many New Zealanders spend their entire working lives in bondage to their landlord or bank lender.  We want to see God's people free from debt so they have liberty to serve God as He would desire.  Instead of a 20-30 year mortgage our normal mortgage term is normally just 7-10 years!

Prov 22:7b. The borrower is servant [slave] to the lender.
Lk 4:18. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and .. to release the oppressed.
Mtt 18:32.  Then the master called the servant in. 'You wicked servant,' he said, 'I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to.
Rom 13:8.  Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law.
Gal. 5:1. It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.

5. Borrowing from believers instead of “The World”
Becoming indebted to un-believers was one of the curses that God promised His people if they were disobedient and broke His commands.  You should consider carefully who you become indebted to.  Many banks and lending institutions prey on and take advantage of the vulnerable. We have mercy on those in distress and we understand churches and the righteous.  If interest rates increase, or times become tough can you trust your bank to put people before profits?  Liberty Trust is completely independent of the world.  We do not borrow to lend and do not need to fear about credit crises and financial collapse of investments or other lenders.  We have no debts or liabilities which may be called upon and we are not bound to the world. 

Dt 15:8.  For the LORD your God will bless you as he has promised, and you will lend to many nations but will borrow from none.
Dt 28:2, 12–13 All these blessings will come upon you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God: ... You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none.  The Lord will make you the head, not the tail.
Dt 28:15, 44.  However, if you do not obey the Lord your God and do not carefully follow all his commands and decrees I am giving you today, all these curses will come upon you and overtake you: ... The foreigners who live among you will rise above you higher and higher, but you will sink lower and lower.  They will lend to you, but you will not lend to them. They will be the head, but you will be the tail.
Jer 17:8.  He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit."
Ps 37:26. The godly always give generous loans to others, and their children are a blessing.
2 Cor. 6:14. Do not be yoked together with unbelievers, for what does righteousness and wickedness have in common?

6. The Storehouse
Liberty Trust is part of God's storehouse.  Instead of spending or consuming our resources our funds are used and re-used again and again to help others.  We started with nothing in 1989 but have built up a multi million dollar storehouse with which we lend, and re-lend to assist God's people.  The funds that you contribute build a storehouse which goes on working and helping others over and over again for many generations.

Deut 14:28-29. At the end of every three years, bring all the tithes of that year’s produce and store it in your towns, so that the Levites (who have no allotment or inheritance of their own) and the aliens, the fatherless and the widows who live in your towns may come and eat and be satisfied, and so that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands.
Prov 21:20.  In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has.
Mal 3:10.  Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do," says the LORD of Heaven's Armies, "I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won't have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test!
Acts 4:32. All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they had.

7. God’s Community – His Family
God has made us into a family and asks us to work together and support and care for one another.  By pooling our resources we can work together to help each other far better than we could if we each acted on our own.  By helping one another we are all blessed financially and spiritually.  Instead of just looking out for our own interests we should work together so we can assist those in financial difficulty, relieve financial burdens and advance the Kingdom of God.

Pr 22:6.  Train up a child in the way he should go and when they are old they shall not depart from it.
Pr 13:22.  A good man leaves an inheritance for his children's children, but a sinner's wealth is stored up for the righteous.
Tim 5:4.  If a widow has children or grandchildren, these should learn first of all to put their religion into practice by caring for their own family and so repaying their parents and grandparents, for this is pleasing to God.
James 1:27.  Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
Rom 12:10.  Be devoted to one another in brotherly love.
Gal 6:10.  Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
Phil 2:4.  Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.
1 Jn 3:1.  How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!