Money is evil! Right?

United States
July 7, 2008 8:51pm CST
They say that the love money is the root of all evil. I just heard this preacher on tv say that the lack of y is the root of all evil. This confuses me slightly. What do you feel about it?
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7 responses
• United States
8 Jul 08
It is not the LOVE of MONEY but rather the LUST OF MONEY. When you get to the point that you will do or say anything for that all mighty dollar then it becomes the cause of evil. The statement of the "Lack" of money being the root of evil could mean that people's lust of money and the lack there of causes evil!! But if people did not care about money then the lack there of would not matter any at all. I hope that this has cleared the matter up. Have a great day!!!
@etnad0 (230)
• United States
9 Jul 08
i'm glad you put it in context... i'm familiar with the verse and people always get it wrong... for some reason, instead of reading what it actually says, they just go by what someone else tells them...
• United States
9 Jul 08
That is the BIG problem with the "religous" world as so many people are so cought up on what they are told being a Christian is all about that they do not look for themselves. If people were to take the Bible as it is written this world would be a WONDERFUL PLACE as it would set the example for ALL people and something that would be worth converting to as opposed to all of the arguing and fighting over "SYMANTICS" being Dogma and creed!! Thank you for the response and have a great day!!!
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• Malaysia
10 Jul 08
money is not the root of all evil. if evil is an act that causes anotehr eprson harm, then the desire for luxury and power is. in that case we can say all commodities that are not part of the basic needs of human kind are evil. actually we can say that everything that one person wants and is wanted by another is evil
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• United States
11 Jul 08
The statement reads, "The LOVE of money is the root of ALL evil." Not money itself. Money represents value. It represents a system of value that is not based on the betterment of MANKIND but the betterment and glorification of a man. The discussion is really about is the assessment of one's VALUE system. By what standard do you determine "value" or "worth?" Money itself is neither good nor evil. With money you can do both good and evil. To LOVE money is the issue. When you love a thing you can never get enough of it, you will go through whatever you need to to have it, you would sacrifice your all for it, you would . When you place that type of energy into your pursuit of God, then that is good. When you place all that energy into the pursuit of a temporal and unstable thing, that is bad. At the end of every man's life comes one inevitable conclusion, I can't take it with me, what was my life really worth. They call it the cotton candy philosophy.
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@Sharon38 (1916)
• Jamaica
17 Jun 16
@TheCarter To love money in this way makes it your god and God does not want us to worship idols. The love of money is the ROOT of all evil is what the Bible says. When you love money so much that you will do anything even kill to get it then that love is the root of the evil act. If i love money so much that I will lie, cheat and kill, the actions are evil and its because of my desire to have the money at any cost causes me to do the deadly acts. Nothing is wrong with money but it is when it becomes your god then the problem starts. I hope this helps
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
9 Jul 08
Hi TheCarter, Money is not evil. The Bible states that the love of money is the root of all evil, just as you say, but there is a big difference. When someone loves money more than anything else, he will do anything for it. That's where the evil comes in. A person can have money and if he earns it honestly, it is not evil. Blessings.
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• United States
9 Jul 08
The wise old owl speaks. LOL. I agree. Money is an object neither good nor evil. Some people set money in a place in their heart where only God should go that makes it an idol. Hence, "A man cannot serve two masters lest he learn to love one and hate the other. You cannot serve bo God and mammon." The three most easily worshipped idols are knowledge, money, and self. Thanks for sharing.
@akrockz (306)
• India
11 Jul 08
rightly said.. money is root cause for all the bad things happening in this world....
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@Alex42692 (167)
• United States
8 Jul 08
To actually LOVE your money I think is evil. To be wealthy does require money, but it also requires friends, family, love, and many more important things. There is nothing wrong with having a lot of money just so long as you don't let it go to your head. There is nothing wrong with wanting to get more money, but again this can go too far. It's a balance that has to be maintained. Money is neither good nor bad but what you make it.
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@spalladino (17925)
• United States
8 Jul 08
I think that both extremes are evil. If you love money above all else, you are not loving that which God has given to you...family, friends, His love for you. Being very poor can cause resentment and anger to build in a person making them mean and hateful.
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@ynigz1 (472)
• China
8 Jul 08
Money to greed people is evil, but to a people who is very kind can 't be an evil. That's depends on man himself, money doesn't make any meaning itself. It's just people give it meaning, evil or angel different to each person. I like money, and I want more money, oh, money means nothing but buy stuff to me. Not evil or angle both. When I gain more it may will turn to one of them.
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