Is Money Really The Root Of Evil?
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Is Money Really The Root Of Evil?

1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

For century, many Religious Individuals had preached the Gospel about the evil of money and by so doing they enable the members of their congregation to be poor, while they continue to proclaim, “Give to the Gospel, so that you can have riches in the afterlife in the kingdom of heaven”. The members who do not want to be left out of the Kingdom gave and gave and today many continue to give and give.

However, in some communities in the world, there are fine magnificent churches and many of its members live in small and poor dwellings scattered throughout the village and towns and its surroundings. It is also possible that the Pastors, Bishop or Reverend live in the finest house in the community or village, enjoys the good food and clothes himself in the finest garments.

Members of such congregation think to themselves, “he is a man of God, therefore he has more right to live in splendor while we must settle with poverty because God is a God for the poor and he will bless us in the afterlife. This seems to be one of the greatest con that has been conducted before God from some men of the cloth.

In many Religious circles, man has been proclaimed children of the living God. Therefore, if God is our father, the creator of the whole university, the God who made everything. Why should a child of God be poor? God gave man freedom of choice and they have the right to choose poverty or riches. Therefore, it is a man’s rights or individual freedom.

The destruction of Society and mankind was not caused by money and it is not the root of all evil. Why do I have this view? Money is just paper and metal which is harmless by itself, money cannot hear or speak nor can it perform any form of action without human intervention. Therefore, money is made evil because of how certain people choose to use it.

There are a lot of wealthy people who are doing many good things for their Countries, Cities, Towns and Communities. For example, suppose we were to remove money from society will this enable people to recover from all evil? No, because people will still find something of value to replace money in order to get what they want. A man's character and attitude will encourage him to take action in whatever way where values are concerned, therefore it makes no sense to blame things that we have placed value upon.

It takes money to build churches, It takes money to pay bills and it takes money to fight poverty and help others in many ways. A man without wealth is like a blind person trying to lead the blind in the dark. When we are ill, we visit the doctor and receive medication to recover, however, if we lack money or in need, it is possible that we have the wrong mental concept about money. Therefore, we need to develop the right mental concept so that wealth can flow in our lives.

The verse Timothy 6:10 is really telling us that we need to put God before money and not Money before God. It is God will that man enjoy wealth, but he should never forget that it is through God that he has received and permitted to enjoy many good things. Therefore, he should always give thanks and use his wealth to better his life and the lives of others and God will create a positive impact in his life.


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Hi Atif, you may be right about that, however, thank you for you valuable comment as always. Cheers!

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  about 7 years ago

Yes Money is the root of all evils, we should not consider money the everything or all thing instead if we prefer love and peace we will surely have peace.

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  about 7 years ago

Thank you, Ali, I am happy I was able to provide an education for you. Cheers!

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  about 7 years ago
Ali Khan  

Great Article lots of education

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  about 7 years ago

Hello Tonne, thank you for your input. Do you mean by the lack of money that Poverty is the begin of evil, sound the same to me, therefore, poverty is a sin and the best cure is to make money, then again this is a sin. Kind of confusing, don't you think.

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  about 7 years ago

Lack of money is the beginning of all evil or love of money is the beginning of all evil? One has to think as they think about MONEY. Thank you for sharing your thoughts Andrew.!

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  about 7 years ago

Thank your Juan for your kind comment.

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  about 7 years ago

Great article Andrew, with a lot of "food for thought"

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  about 7 years ago
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