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Jack Wellman April 19, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Mrs. Flynn, what an excellent work you have written. So full of biblical wisdom and foundation truths. Money is certainly the root of all kinds of evil, but without it, how could we send the gospel to all the world. Thank you for such a learning work that I truly gleaned from it some valuable gems of truth. Well done.

Henry April 20, 2012 at 2:33 am

Hello mrs. Flynn this is the doctrine challenging the true faith of a christian, yes with the help of money we can serve the poor, thats what even our Lord put forth but not in the way we think, one of the greatest doctrine which Jesus taught was more than mere Words, when the rich man asked Jesus the way to enter into the kingdom of heaven he repeated the commandments of God and he kept back the important thing he has to say, the rich man but argued that he was following since the time of youth, Jesus now realizing that it was the correct time to put forth the great doctrine looked at the young man and replied that he was still lacking a thing, if want to follow me go SELL what you have to the poor, take your cross THEN come follow me, the rich man left sadly for he was one with large possesions, Jesus then speaks “A CAMEL CAN ENTER INTO THE EYE OF A NEEDLE BUT IT IS DIFFICULT FOR A RICH MAN TO ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN” it is not something spoken figuratively, we read it in the next verse, THE DISCIPLES WERE AMAZED when they heard this and exclaimed WHO THEN WILL BE SAVED?(no one can surely digest this for it is one of the greatest challenge of mankind). Jesus replies “WITH MEN IT IS IMPOSSIBLE BUT FOR GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE”. Peter then exclaims “we have left and followed you”, that is the way of a true discipleship, we are quite sure of how people are finding their lives, a baby is born when it has reached a certain age, it is sent to school why? Great ambitions are built up on the child by its parents that one day it may reach great heights in the world, the child grows has its own ambition, works up on it and he reaches it which may be business or engineer or doctor or techer… He then marries gives birth to kids and the process continues, inbetween he becomes interested in God and starts to serve along with his routine work, not knowing “NO PERSON CAN SERVE BOTH GOD AND MAMMON”, when Jesus spoke it, he was speaking in a literal concept, after he spoke this he could see the amazement and shock in the faces of the people, again to confirm what he said he came out so beautifully with the following passage “LOOK AT THE BIRDS IN THE SKY… LILLY’S OF THE FIELD… DO NOT WORRY ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO EAT, DRINK OR WHAT ARE GOING TO WEAR… STRIVE FIRST FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD, AND ALL THESE THINGS SHALL BE ADDED UNTO YOU. As said earlier people who are finding their life will be doomed, “HE WHO FINDS HIS LIFE WILL LOSE IT, HE WHO LOSES HIS LIFE FOR MY SAKE, AND FOR THE GOSPEL SAKE, THE SAME SHALL FIND IT, FOR WHAT DOES IT PROFIT A MAN EVEN IF HE GAINS THE WHOLE WORLD AND IS IN THE DANGER OF LOSING HIS SOUL, FOR WHAT SHALL A MAN GIVE IN RETURN FOR HIS SOUL?”. “BLESSED ARE THE POOR”, “WOE TO YOU O RICH”, “IF ANYTHING COMES FROM THE WORLD, THEN IT IS NOT FROM THE FATHER”. Just look at the way the apostles lives the early christians lived, just not simply neglect saying those were ancient times again “with men it is impossible, but with God all things are possible”. The holy spirit is the same from the beginning, but it is we who are changing from time to time. For guidance apart from the bible i would kindly recommend to read the lives of Francis of Assisi, Ignatius loyola and Francis Xavier. They lost their life for christ, losing in the sense not dying. They lived upto the above mentioned bible passages, what we could observe from their lives is poverty and simplicity which kept their hearts burning with the fire of love of God and eventually won their passes to heaven. Let us hear and live upto sound and challenging doctrines and let us not misinterpret them to meet the demands of our itching ears. Praise be to God.

Pamela Rose Williams April 21, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Hello Nanci Flynn, What a great post you have submitted here. Thank you for your words of wisdom and a great exposition on a little piece of scripture that has a huge message. I like to include the second part of that verse too because it explains some thing as you have.

“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.” (1 Timothy 6:10 KJV).

Letting the Bible teach us the Bible. Great job Nanci and I hope we see you again here at WCWTK. Blessing!

Reuben Onoja June 15, 2013 at 5:46 pm

Infact I Love Did. I Pray For Mor Wisdon In Jesus Name. Pls Keep It Up

Tyler January 7, 2015 at 10:16 am

I’m glad you stressed that “The Love of money” and not money itself makes up the subject of the verse. An important distinction that is often misquoted. It all comes back to what you attribute worth to. If you attribute too much worth towards the amount in your bank account, and value it above friends and family, above strangers, above law and ethics, you are going to act accordingly. If you want, check out a recent post I wrote on the topic as well.
http://biblecents.com/money-is-the-root-of-all-evil/

Jack Wellman January 7, 2015 at 10:52 am

Amen Tyler. Text taken out of context makes a pretext and usually a false one so you are so right my friend. Thank you for your encouragement and loved you website too. Very nice and common sensical.

Dante March 4, 2020 at 1:16 am

Hello,

In the image of the money as a heart near the beginning of the article, the caption says that “Paul also did not say that money, or even the love of it, is the root of all evil.” yet in this article https://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/should-wealthy-christians-feel-guilty-for-having-money/ it uses the verse of 1 Timothy 6:10 which says “the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs”.

Just thought I’d point that out.

Jack Wellman March 4, 2020 at 9:33 am

Hello Dante. Thank you for pointibng that out. It is true…money is not the problem…it’s the love of money.





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