The root of evil

The Bible is clear as to the root of evil. And yet Christians explain it away in order to justify their greed.



Wisdom 14:27. For the worship of idols that may not be named is a beginning and cause and end of every evil.

Sirach 31:5He that loves gold shall not be justified; And he that follows destruction shall himself have his fill of it.

1 Timothy 6:10. For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows. (New Living Translation)

Hebrews 13:5. Be free from the love of money, content with such things as you have, for he has said, “I will in no way leave you, neither will I in any way forsake you.”



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