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Any theories on the root cause of the hunger for power?
it is the power that money gives, starting with freedom that makes it so attractive, so back to money...
Root cause - instinct. It's built in to want to survive in ones own way without input from others. And NiaLee, $ could be replaced by so many things (water food energy) we've just made it $...for now, thus, back to power. ($ will b of no value 1 day)
not so. God is the ultimate judge and He says it is the Love of Money.
celafoe, to be fair the Bible says, "For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil. and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many gift." It is the root of all SORTS of evil, but not ALL evil.
the interlinear bible, a direct translation without added words states
"for the love of money is the root of all evil". most translations have added words that are not there in the original texts. but your way still shows it as root of all evils
If, as you seem to be indicating, the love of money is the root of ALL evil, then why is it a sin to covet you neighbor's wife? It is commandment and therefore a sin to break it and by way of that definition it is an act of evil. Therefore, "a root"
. Because something is a sin does not make it a root. Root means the actual underlying reason for sin. Love of money means not happy with what God supplies and would affect all areas of life, a distrust of God. desire for more or different
Precisely. So, what is the root of adultery? It is not the love of money, therefore, the love of money is not the root of ALL sin, but the A root of many kinds of sin. It is a subtle difference in meaning, but a drastic difference in understanding.
i will just have to agree to disagree and end it here as this is not an essential doctine for salvation or Christian living.
On that I will agree...
Life is better WITH money than WITHOUT. People without money do some very egregious things that people with money would never dream of doing.
Gmwilliams...so, only the poor lie, cheat, steal, murder...people with money would never do that according to your statement, right?
Well said. And how do you feel about the popular quote of the Buddha that desire is the root of all human suffering?
I think that like all other human motives desire leads to outcomes of all sorts good and bad, to ends that cause suffering and others that cause joy.
that is not correct. God says its the Love of money.
THANK YOU! True, poor neighborhoods are THE MOST DANGEROUS because there is NO money.People w/o money tend to go into illegal activities.Parents w/o money MAKE their kids work, forfeiting education& future opportunities.TOTALLY CONCUR with YOU!
celafoe - what does God say about poor neighborhoods and developing countries rife with ignorance and war?
I guess you should ask Him. Many are like that because they reject Him and a lot of them follow false Gods which keep them that way so if you have one in mind ask Him about it. Many practice witchcraft. Have you visited them to see for yourself
Poor countries @ war are @ war with the rich and powerful who continue to murder & enslave people. The poor typically commit crimes of survival (theft robbery prostitution...)The rich commit crimes of brutality and power. Since when has $ stop cr
Most of the "poor city crime" is not due to acquiring sustenance, but for drugs or material things...hence the love of money (things, power etc)...There are plenty of poor people who DON'T resort to crime.
celafoe - how about Mexico? The Aztecs were a wealthy empire until taken over by Christians. Their devotion to the church has not restored them to their former glory.
sayyes---church has nothing to do with Christianity. Christianity is a relationship to Christ. and the aztecs were definitely not Christian.
you sure like to use smoke screens to confuse people. these ? are pertaining to Christianity not opinion
The Aztecs were doing just fine as pagans. It was AFTER Christianity entered the picture they began their sufferings. No doubt more of them now have a relationship with Christ - but they still fall far short of their former glory.
and what does that have to do with the question. you are just a trouble maker trying to bash Christianity. go find another sandbox to spew your trash.
Funny how someone using the name "Say Yes To Life" would use a culture that used slavery and human sacrifice as their example of "the good old days".
Oops - good point, Mitch Alan. Though I can't say drug dealing and guerilla warfare are positive alternatives...
celafoe - I do not bash Christianity. However, because of personal experience, I am against cult-like thinking and blind acceptance.
sayyes-- well it sure sounded like that was your goal... I also am against blind following . Thinking and studying with the Holy Spirit teaching is my and the scriptural way. any other way is unwise and foolish. be an example dont follow others
A group of individual has found the way to make more money is to make money part of everything, even the education of our children...poor public schools, dictatorial charter school or expensive private schools... for housing, etc...
that is your opion which with about $2 will get you a cup of coffee most anywhere. But for me ,I choose to believe God not man.
All excellent points. The person who thought the idea, the love of money is the root of all evil probably didn't have any.
from the answers on here it is plain to see why everything is such a mess in the world today, the majority believe what they want to and reject what God says.. They perfer to follow satan/self. if it feels good believe and do it
Could we also question whether good and evil exist outside human perception? Is human emotion the root of all evil, or are charged emotions which are not resolved or released the source of all conflict? And what are some other ways for humankind?