Q. 925. HOW many such sins are there?
Q. 930. What is the third?
A. Oppressing of the poor, which is a cruel, tyrannical, and unjust dealing with inferiors.
Q. 931. What other proof have you of that?
A. Out of Exod. xxii. 21. “Ye shall not hurt the widow and the fatherless: If you do hurt them, they will cry unto me, and I will hear them cry, and my fury shall take indignation, and I will strike thee with the sword.” And out of Isa. x. 1, 2. “Wo to them that make unjust laws, that they might oppress the poor in judgment, and do violence to the cause of the humble of my people.”
Q. 932. What is the fourth?
A. To defraud working men of their wages, which is to lessen, or detain it from them.
Q. 933. What proof have you of it?
A. Out of Eccl. xxxiv. 37. “He that sheddeth blood and he that defraudeth the hired man, are brethren,” and out of James v. 4. “Behold the hire of the workmen that have reaped your fields, which is defrauded by you, crieth, and their cry hath entered into the ears of the Lord God of Sabbath.”
Another "Giant" using his talents of wealth and power for ill will soon be cast down:
Jesus Christ received power over all, he employed it, and that presently, to the good of all; by which example he seemed to speak unto us, as well as to his disciples, and say: You that are giants of the earth,and have received great power, strength, health, wealth, wisdom, learning, or any other Talent, from the hands of God, use it not to the wrong, and oppression of the weaker sort, nor any other wickedness or ill example of others, as those giants aforesaid did; you know what happened unto the Princes of the Madianites as aforesaid; I am the same I was then, I say no more but this, Potent men, if they abuse their potency, shall be potently punished, when time is. ~ Fr Thomas Hill 1634Sinn is an economist:
And the Lord rained upon Sodom and Gomorrha brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven. And he destroyed these cities, and all the country about, all the inhabitants of the cities, and all things that spring from the earth. Gn