Why Is Money the Root of All Evil?

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Why is the love of Money the Root of All Evil?

Christen D. Webb

Bellevue University


“For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many grief’s” (1 Timothy 6:10). So the question is, “Why is the Love of Money the Root of All Evil? Can we actually say this common phrase would be considered fact or fiction? Is the love of money really evil or is it an effective and necessary tool? Some can misquote the version (“money is the root of all evil”) we begin to believe that “money” itself makes us evil. But the strong intimate feelings of love we have for “money” encourages people to do anything to get it. Great examples are; “ Christena Karlsen died of a fire intentionally set by her husband Karl Karlsen because of an $200,000 life insurance policy” (Calaveras Co.). Or “David Viens, a chef that murdered his wife in cooks her for 4 days because Viens believe she was stealing money from their restaurant” (Chef who...). My opinion money itself is not evil, it’s the people that use’s money as a reason why they do the things they do.

Why is the love of Money the Root of All Evil?

“Hey, Hey, Hey – some people really need it. For the love of money, People will steal from their mother. For the love of money, people will rob their own brother. For that mean, mean green. Almighty Dollar!” (O’ Jays – For the Love…). Money generally gets a bad sign. It’s something most people want, but it often ends up judged as evil to encourage people to do absolutely anything. “Money is a tool of exchange, which can’t exist unless there are goods produced. Money is made possible only by the men who produce it” (Is Money). Basically, this means you have to work to make money. This means if it wasn’t for men discovering money it would not exist. So does that consider that man's evil for...
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