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DEN14

Joined: 2015-07-30
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What does it tell us that Bible says: Love of money is root of all Evil?

Why do PEOPLE Worship MONEY Instead of GOD?
1 Timothy 6:10King James Version (KJV)

10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

Why do people worship money instead of God? If we depend on God for our needs He will provide them.

Example: I just saw on TV where they are charging farmers a membership fee of $100.00 and stall few of $50.00 before they sell their p.roduce to the public. This is not right the farmer works hard to raise his produce and then he would have to sell a lot before he makes any money.

Question: What are some the ways that we are unjustly taking money from our brothers and sisters? There are a lot of ways that are just not right.

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GoldCoast


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Just look at Donald Trump the Billionaire.
Or the fact that in USA 100-Million Plus People have no Healthcare or Healthcare they can afford, because the Billionaire class behind Big Health insurance and Big Pharma wants to make un-Godly amount of Money. While in Countries with Socialized Healthcare, which is all European Nations, Canada, and in fact all OECD Countries, they give Healthcare to all their People while they spend 50% less on Healthcare, because they have taken the "Love of Money" out of providing Healthcare.

Here: Multi Million Dollar compensations of Big Health Care CEOS:
http://sickforprofit.com/ceos/
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Boots61


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4 months 2 weeks ago

I believe that what the bible is telling us is that money can be exploited as a good thing providing that we understand that it should be used to help others and not just ourselves, this way we should not be so consumed to think that we are so much better that others and loose humanity.
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DEN14 4 months 2 weeks ago

Boots61 You have a good answer. Money spent wisely to help our fellow man in need is the
right way to go. But so many millionaires today do not do that, they give little if any of
their wealth to the poor and thus they love their money and that is the root of all evil!


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ThinkDeep


Points: 302 | DemiGOD

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4 months 4 weeks ago

It is really silly to say that:
"Love money is root of all Evil.." since Money is also the root of all that is good too! After all:
1- It took Tons of Money to develop this Internet
2- It took Tons of Money to develop Air Travel
3- It took Tons of Money to develop the Bridges, Dams, Roads, etc. etc.

So what is True, is that Love of Money over fellow Man, in particular Love of Money as the expense of the Misery of your fellow Country Man, that is Evil. And indeed unfortunately so much of the life in USA has been based on this Super SCAM of Wall Street Billionaire Class on us since Regan "Love of Money" above all else is good, which is not.
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barista 4 months 4 weeks ago

I think you make the best point in this regard.
BRAVO. So I think what we can agree on is that "Money is not just good but necessary
part of Human condition and growth, but too much Money is bad until it becomes Evil as in
the case of People with Billions." Agreed?

DEN14 4 months 4 days ago

If we have tons and spend it on helping people we are not loving the money. And a certain
amount of money is necessary for us to live on these days. But if we hoard money and just
spend it on ourselves for pleasure and keep it and not help out the poor with it then we
are loving it. Some people go to bad ways to get money too like even killing people to
collect their insurance, stealing, lying and cheating to get it and making money their
God, ThinkDeep


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Faxonly


Points: 256 | DemiGOD

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4 months 4 weeks ago

There is no better proof that: "Love of money is root of all Evil" than Trump the Billionaire & Clinton (the agent of Wall Street Billionaires) or the State of Healthcare in USA where 100-Million+ have no Healthcare, so that the Wall Street Billionaire Class can make an extra Trillion Dollars per Year from Healthcare damn be how many American People that would Kill or Bankrupt per Year.

For great related article Google or Anoox:

State of Healthcare in USA, leading to Joke that is ObamaCare, aka RomneyCare light, aka un-affordable Wall Street rip off, is ultimate proof of what lying Machine TEApublicans, Democrats & Wall Street Media are
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ThinkDeep 4 months 4 weeks ago

Well if Trump made his Money by building things and not off the misery of the People, then
his Money (his Billions) is not necessarily an indication that he is Evil. OTOH, I agree
with you that State of Healthcare in USA where you have the Health insurance execs
making 100s of Millions of Dollars off the misery of the American people not having
(Affordable) Healthcare, that Truly is an example of Love of money being Evil.

DEN14 4 months 4 weeks ago

I agree ThinkDeep.

DEN14 4 months 4 days ago

Faxonly Now the big corporations are raking in big money and loving it like insurance
companies, hospitals, drugs, big pharms, GMO's even food processors and many many more.
They are loveing money.

DEN14 4 months 4 days ago

con't

And oh yes I almost forgot to mention for profit prisons, colleges, they too love money.


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barista


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5 months 1 day ago

Well the Bible does not mean that wanting Money is Evil but loving it above all else is Evil. So for example the situation we have in US where the Wall Street Billionare class are getting Billions per Year while they label Union guy asking for $70k per Year and Healthcare for his family to be "union thugs" and funding lying machines such as Foxto sell this is Evil
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DEN14 5 months 1 day ago

And some people will beg, borrow and steal money and that is what many are doing right
now. They are not satisfied with there normal wages but love money so much they will do
anything for it in so may different ways. They Love money instead of God who gives it!

barista 5 months 23 hours ago

If you Love Money over other People and your Community, that is Evil. Not that wanting to
make Money is Evil, since of course we need to make Money to pay bills.

So using your example:
If a person Steals to feed his family, because there are NO Jobs around, since the Jobs
have been shipped by Wall Street Big Corps to China, to make more Billions, that is Ok.
But if you Steal because you are lazy and want to support a Drug habit, NO, that is not.

DEN14 5 months 16 hours ago

Yes there are many different ways and reasons for people stealing money,barista.

Faxonly 4 months 4 weeks ago

Yes, totally agree. Wanting to Make Money is not not Evil but a very great and must
pursuit. But to want to Make Money off the Misery of the other People, as is the case in
USA too often from:
For profit Healthcare
to For profit Prisons leading to US having MORE People in Jail than Europe, Canada, etc.
combined, that is EVIL.

Here:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/23/world/americas/23iht-23prison.12253738.html?_r=0
"U.S. prison population dwarfs that of other nations"

DEN14 4 months 4 weeks ago

Yes I agree and for profit prisons are evil and the government and medical profession are
all to line their pockets with money at the expense of ppeople and they could care less
about it killing them. God knows all this and there will come a day of punishment.

DEN14 4 months 4 weeks ago

1 Timothy 6:9 - But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and [into]
many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.

ThinkDeep 4 months 4 weeks ago

Yes, another example of Love of money being Evil is the For profit Prisons in USA. which
then resulted in these bastards using the Democrats and Republicans they control in
passing draconian laws in US to fill the jails in US with poor and middle class over
mundane issues, such as smoking Pot or doing Coke, so that the For profit Prisons can make
Billions in Money. And of course all this Evil application of Money is happening because
this Wall Street gang also controls the Media in US.


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Jerome


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5 months 3 days ago

"Greed" is an ugly sin, and unless those who follow this, their end will be destruction.
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DEN14 5 months 1 day ago

That is exactly right Jerome, Greed is sin and they seem to love money more than God.


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Golfer


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When Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit they had the knowledge of good and evil. Putting the LOVE of money over the love of God when one has made money their idol. Money is not evil, the love of money over the love thy neighbor and Love God is the sin/evil.
Why is an age old question like why do people commit adultery, kill, steal etc. So want to be like the most high, some just don't believe in God while others use the money they make do wonderful things with their money. Remember those with money hire people who have no/need money.
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DEN14 4 months 4 days ago

Yes you are right Golfer!


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