A few weeks ago, I told someone, that by celebrating Christmas (and many other so-called “holiday’s”) they in turn are worshiping Satan. Christmas is deeply rooted with pagan traditions that can be dated back long before Jesus was born. They responded with a rather odd question, followed by deceived statements. The question/statement was, “Well, you use money don’t you? Money has all kinds of satanic symbols on it. That means you worship the Devil, too because money is evil”. So I would like to clear up a few things.
1. Paul stated in 1 Timothy 6:10, ” 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.
a)This implies that all immorality and wickedness is caused by people loving money, not by money itself.
b)This scripture has been misquoted continuously by saying, “Money is the root of all evil”.
c)Money is not evil. Money is an absolute good. It allows us to exchange things of value without barter, and that makes life easier for all of us.
2. I want to mention a few reasons that will back up the scripture.
a)One of the saddest commentaries of our time is money-hungry Christians. The sad truth is that most of the professed Christians who have ministries today wouldn’t lift a finger for God if they weren’t getting paid to do it or selling something to make money. They have their reward. (1 Tim 6:3-5)
b)1 Corinthians 9:14 states, “Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel.”
c)The whole idea about making money in today’s world has changed completely. When we talk with our friends about making money, do we tell them how far we would go just to make that extra dollar. Most of the time we do not tell them what we would really do to make money. Money has become so important to everyone sometimes the best of friends will try to make money off each other.
d)When people have a special hunger just to have more and more money, they are not really happy. These kind of people want other people to think they are happy. I know that everyone wants every thing they can get and still be able to pay for it.
e)The love of money can cause a person to be deceitful and harm other people. They lie, cheat, steal, and literally kill for it.
f)When your hunger for money makes you hurt other people, there will always be someone trying to do the same thing to you.
That’s just to name a few. I would like to end this bit of information, with scripture to help on the subject. The bible can be easily misinterpreted, but if you are a child of God, it can just as easily be understood correctly. Grace and Peace
1 TIMOTHY 6:2-10
2 And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort.
3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;
4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,
5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.
7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
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.
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.