Sunday, 13 July 2014

Mammon vs God is not Dualism

Last year in 2013, Evolution vs God was released by Living Waters evangelical ministries. Similarly, this post is called mammon vs God. Evolution is not a scientific theory as it is claimed to be. It is an ideology of humanism, of the spirit of liberalism. Evolution is not a spirit being that is equal to God. 

Likewise, mammon is not a spirit that is equal to God. God has no equals as He is Sovereign.
However, mammon, unlike evolution, is a spirit that comes from satan. Jesus said that one cannot serve both God and mammon. A person will either love God and hate mammon, or hate God and love mammon. How can one know that mammon is a spirit. Money is something that people either crave for, or reject as we can observe. Apostle Paul tells us that we "wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places" (Ephesians 6:12). 

Mammon is against God as one cannot serve both. They are diametrically opposed to each other. God is good, and so mammon is evil. God and mammon are referred to as a masters, implying that a person is a slave. When one is slave to righteousness, one is a slave to God. Thus, when one is slave to sin, one is a slave to mammon. Money, itself is not evil being a physical object that can be burned up, dented, squashed, or thrown on train tracks. Thus, since Jesus warned against mammon, it must be the spirit behind money, the word used in the New International Version. Money is that which enables people to enjoy all earthly things. 

Thus, the dichotomy between mammon and God is not 'dualism'. Mammon is a seducing spirit that seeks to enslave people to seek earthly things rather than the Kingdom of God. Each person ultimately has their own responsibility to resist mammon. Thus, to claim that mammon is a spirit is not at all to blame mammon for our own sins. In fact, it is to inform people about the spiritual traps they will wrestle against.

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