Roy Walker lies stricken by prostate cancer and Alzheimer’s disease on his bed in Miami, USA. The Sunday Herald reports, that Roy Walker is a long time childhood friend of David Smith’s mother-in-law, while his son, Christopher Walker, is schoolmate of Tracy Smith. The story reveals that Roy Walker invested his life savings in OLINT, and now he is joins the many investors that have not been paid for months. Dr. Christopher Walker, has already filed a lawsuit against David Smith to recover US $2.5 Million. The money is now needed to care for his dying father but when and if any money will be recovered, no one knows.
This is human side of the tragedy called OLINT. His case is not the only one, there are many other stories. It includes stories of those hiding from bailiffs, others struggling to pay mortgages and others whose education of their children is now in jeopardy. The stories of pain just keep rolling in. Friendships are strained, marriages are hurting. Many misguided and ill-advised persons mortgaged their houses are not struggling under the weight of loan payments. There are those that placed money set apart University tuition that are now having headaches.
Those that opted to get bigger ‘ride’ are not as bad. Though their egos are bruised, it might be time to trade in for a smaller ‘ride’ and cut the losses.
The ‘Christian Investors’ you made back more than their principal amount invested, now need to step forward and help those that are suffering. If the Walkers have not recouped their principal, how can some investors sleep knowing that the ‘Roy Walkers’ of this world money might have helped finance their new ‘ride’ or fatten their bank accounts? The ill-gotten gains from PONZIs will need to be refunded. The ’Walkers’ must also realize that they are owed just the principal and nothing more.
The Christian Principals of these clubs need to confess, no more games, no more lies. Those Church Leaders that have led the flock astray also need to confess, repent, seek forgiveness and begin the healing process. There is no point defending what was done. The Bible does warn, as Dr. Walker says in the Sunday Herald, that there will be false prophets.
The Love of Money
Quoting a poster, “nothing is wrong with money”, It is a gift from God and the reality is it is needed to pay the bills, buy food, and acquire health care and so on. We all need to heed the relevant words of 1 Timothy 6:10, “For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.”
Further, the scriptures cautions us tells in the tenth commandment flee covetousness, indeed warning us not to focus on what more ‘rich’ man has that we don’t. Paul writing in Philippians 4, tells Christians to be content, trust in God, and that with God is everything is possible and that God is able and that He (GOD) will supply all needs.
Back to God
In times like these we indeed need to be our brother’s keepers. Another sad thing about this is how these SCAMs have once again given Christianity an undeserved bad name. Christianity calls us to be reminded that God, not the FX trader, is the provider, God, not 10% per month, is the saviour and in God, not Man, must we put our complete trust.
Despite the tragedy, there are still those never failing promises that those that are prepare to believe in God can cling to. One such promise is found in Philippians 4:19, “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus”. Mr. Walker and family, hang on, God cares.
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