Christians Must Embrace Sound Money & Learn The Truth About Inflation

Inflation is wiping out the wealth of Christians around the world. 

What does 8.5% inflation mean for believers? 

  • Your offering on Sunday has 8.5% less impact... 
  • Retired seniors, who can no longer work, have less purchasing power to live off of during their later years...
  • Young Christian couples are forced to put off family planning in order to keep up with the rising costs of housing, food, gas, etc.
  • Funding K-12 or college education is more expensive or simply impossible to afford. 
  • Christians will be forced to acquire more debt to afford reasonable lifestyles.

Inflation is an ugly tax on the poor, middle class, elderly, and often the most vulnerable members of society. 

So what are we supposed to do? 

It’s time for Christians to adopt Sound Money

Here is what we are going to do: 

  • FIRST: We're going to explain what is "Sound Money".

  • SECOND: We're going to explain what is "Fiat Money" and inflation. 

  • LASTLY: We will show you what Scripture has to say about Sound Money, Inflation, and ethics regarding money. So make sure you read through the to the end of the article!

Sound Money: 

Sound Money is simply a medium exchange that serves as a store of value, a unit of account, that cannot be manipulated. There are SIX primary characteristics that make up sound money: 

Scarcity: The ability to print trillions of new dollars into the economy at the whims of politicians and central bankers decreases the value of our money. In a Sound Money system, creating more money supply must be difficult or even better, impossible. Scarcity means value. 

There will only ever be 21 million Bitcoin ever created. It is impossible to create more. Bitcoin is one of the most scarce assets in the world. 

Durability: The item being used as money must be able to be used over and over again without losing value or being destroyed. 

Bitcoin is perfectly durable because it’s a digital asset and cannot be damaged over time like a physical object. 

Portability: Transporting money must be easy for individuals, institutions, and governments across space and time. 

Bitcoin can be transported across space and time instantly. Bitcoin is completely portable. 

Fungibility: Each unit of money is accepted as the same as any other unit. 

Bitcoin is perfectly fungible. One Bitcoin always equals one Bitcoin. None of them are different.

Divisibility: People must be able to divide money easily in order to conduct commerce with each other. 

Bitcoin is the most divisible asset on Earth. The smallest unit of a Bitcoin is called a, “Satoshi” and is equal to 0.00000001 (one hundred millionths) of a Bitcoin. 

Acceptability: Sound Money must be widely accepted by everyone. 

The fiat money system in the United States is perfectly acceptable to everyone. However, this may not always be the case. In countries such as Argentina, Turkey, or Zimbabwe, businesses and individuals will refuse to accept the local currency because they know with certainty that it is hemorrhaging value. 

For those of you who prefer to learn by listening, you can listen to The Investor's Podcast discuss, "What Is Sound Money?" below:


We believe Bitcoin is the greatest form of Sound Money ever created. For thousands of years, gold was the closest thing we had to Sound Money. But the ability to transport gold, divide it, and add to the supply makes it the second-best to Bitcoin. 

However, a gold standard monetary system would be MUCH preferable to the fiat monetary system...

Fiat Money:

Fiat Money is much easier to explain, albeit more frustrating. 

The word, "fiat" simply means "by decree". Governments create fiat currency by decree and simply announce that it has some level of value. Fiat money is not backed by gold, a computer network, or any real value. 

Instead, fiat currencies are backed by the "full faith and credit" of a government and its military.  

The U.S. Dollar is an example of a fiat monetary system. The money supply can be increased whenever the Federal Reserve deems it necessary. In fact, the Fed itself has admitted that 40% of all U.S. Dollars in existence were created out of thin air since 2020 (source). 

What The Bible Says About Sound Money, Inflation, And Bitcoin:

Warning: We were unable to find a piece of Scripture that reads, "Jesus told his disciples to embrace Sound Money, Audit the Federal Reserve, and buy Bitcoin."

As Christians, we never want to cherrypick Scripture to confirm our biases or simply make things up to justify our viewpoints. 

We are doing our best to pull lessons from Scripture we can apply to Christian finances and new technology that apply well today. 

So what does God tell us about all of this in the Holy Word? There are a few pieces of Scripture we believe apply a great deal to Sound Money and Inflation: 

Proverbs 20:10 False weights and measures— the LORD detests them both.

James 5:1-6 Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you. Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days. Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty.  You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter. You have condemned and murdered the innocent one, who was not opposing you.

There are a handful of verses in the Bible that the Lord tells us to use proper "weights & measurements" or proper "scales" when doing business with each other. 

The problem with fiat money and endless money-printing is we cannot have proper weights and measurements. 

There is no transparency, honesty, or integrity in a fiat money system. 

Bitcoin on the other hand, is open-source software and has total transparency. We know exactly how much Bitcoin exists, we can view the entire transaction history on the public ledger, and no one can ever inflate the supply. 

Sound Money better abides by the Biblical principles laid out in the Bible whereas fiat money is completely at odds with it. 

Christians ought to fight for Sound Money, integrity in our money, and reject the money schemes of money-printers.