Thursday, 22 May 2014

The Evils of Wealth

Wealth is different from money. Money, as a physical object, usually in the form of notes or coin is not evil in itself. Wealth, on the other hand, concerns the value placed on money. Wealth can enslave people into serving Mammon.  It is completely irrelevant that there are some rich people who are saved in regards to the issue of serving God or mammon. Jesus clearly said that "None can serve two masters. You will serve either God or mammon. You will hate one and love the other" (Matthew 6:24). Jesus told the rich young ruler who asked Him how he could gain eternal life, that he would need to give up all his possessions. This meant to stop serving mammon, the spirit behind wealth. This is not to imply that possessing material things is evil in itself. If one clings to one's wealth for oneself, rather than give it to those who are more needy, one is under the spirit of Mammon. Heed the warnings of Jesus about serving mammon. Your soul is endangered with Hell if you serve Mammon.