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Is It Wrong for Christians to Raise Rent on Tenants? Dave Ramsey Sparks Controversy With His Answer

Nevertheless, others came to Ramsey’s defense. 

“So now liberals are calling common sense, ‘mental gymnastics,’” said author Brigitte Gabriel. “If you can’t afford to live in a building, you should move to one you can afford.”

“I like how Dave Ramsey always trends for saying just normal, non-controversial stuff lol,” said Kyle Mann, Editor-in-Chief of the Christian satire site the Babylon Bee.

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“Being a Christian no more obligates you to rent out your property at a loss than it obligates you to rent out your labor at a loss,” said another Twitter user. 

“The self-righteous quote tweets about ‘I rent properties, I’d never do that (i.e., I’m better than him)’ are really ridiculous,” said Anthony Bradley, professor of religion, theology and ethics at the King’s College in New York City. “A rental property business is not a church & randomly quoting Bible passages at a business is a misuse of Scripture. A property business not a charity.”

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Dale Chamberlain (M.Div) is the Content Manager for ChurchLeaders.com. He is also a blogger and podcaster who is passionate about helping people tackle ancient truths in everyday settings. He lives in Southern California with his wife Tamara and their two sons.